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).

$3890 Gets One A 0.79 Carat F Color VS1 Clarity Premium Cut Round Cut Diamond

This VS1 clarity diamond offers a bit of an improvement in clarity over a VS2 clarity diamond - the higher rating is given when there are smaller or less inclusions, or because the location of the inclusion is more favourable to the appearance of the diamond (hidden).

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.79

Cut: Premium

Color: F

Clarity: VS1

Price: $3890

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.9%

Table: 57.0%

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Very Good

Girdle: Medium to thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 5.92*5.87*3.71

Item number: 1314568

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The size of this diamond is 0.79 carats - be sure to look for the other diamonds for sale with that same 0.79 weight that might have a better combinations of properties and price. The chance in color between any adjacent colors from the D-E-F color range is only detectable in a lab, meaning this F color diamond is indistinguishable when compared with diamonds rated one color either side of it.

For more information on the "Medium to thick" girdle of this diamond, have a read of the article about girdles. The cut property for this diamond (Premium) has it right inbetween quality of cut and cheapness of diamond.

VS stands for Very Slightly Included - this VS1 clarity diamond contains some minor inclusions that might or might not be visible under 10x magnification, but are rarely visible with the naked eye - but it can occur occasionally. At a pricetag of $3890, this diamond is firmly in the normal range of diamonds used for diamond engagement rings.