Quick and Easy Buying Guide

Carat weight: 1 carat = 200 milligrams = 6.5 mm diameter. Doubling weight doesn't double diameter.

Diamond clarity: FL/IF/VVS/VS = super expensive, near perfect. SI = best value if you can check a photo for obvious inclusions (defects).


Color: D-G = colorless, expensive, only if you have money to burn. H-J = best value. Can go lower in gold metal settings than white metal.

Cut: Better cut ratings let more light into a diamond, making it sparkle more. Very important property, don't skimp here.

Set a budget and minimum cut (Premium). Go J color for gold and I/H for white metals. Go searching for SI1/SI2 clarity diamonds at James Allen. Pick a diamond with small/no inclusions. Choose a ring setting and buy it risk-free (60-day returns).

$20140 Gets You A 1.60 Carat F Color VS1 Clarity Premium Cut Round Cut Diamond

You will be paying a slight price premium to get the VS1 clarity grading for this stone instead of getting a VS2 diamond, on top of the cost that comes from getting a colorless F diamond.

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Although this VS1 clarity diamond is pretty much guaranteed to be "eye-clean", if you are aiming to save some money, try checking out SI clarity diamonds. Try to find a diamond that appears eye-clean in a photo or when seen in the flesh. Since this stone is a Premium cut diamond, it provides fantastic value for money, since it doesn't attract the price premium of the higher cut gradings, despite still providing reasonable optical performance. F color diamonds are pretty much colorless, meaning they are included in the pure white diamond range.

Pay attention to this diamond's girdle characteristic - "" - if you're unsure about girdles, go have a read of my girdle thickness article. The size of this stone is 1.60 carats - be sure to check out the other diamonds for sale with a similar 1.60 weight that may have a better combinations of properties and price. For $20140, you should be getting a nice stone; ensure that you are harsh in your judgement when you're looking at this stone.

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. Mahatma Gandhi.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.6

Cut: Premium

Color: F

Clarity: VS1

Price: $20140

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.9%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent


Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 7.43*7.46*4.68

Item number: 1336910

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