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).

0.31 Carat F Color VS1 Clarity Premium Cut Round Cut Diamond

The F color rating for this diamond is nicely paired with the good clarity grading of VS1, which gives you either less inclusions or alternatively somewhat smaller inclusions than a VS2 diamond.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.31

Cut: Premium

Color: F

Clarity: VS1

Price: $640

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.9%

Table: 59.0%

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Excellent


Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 4.34*4.38*2.70

Item number: 1351022

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The size of this diamond is 0.31 carats - but make sure you look for the other diamonds for sale with a similar 0.31 weight which might have a better combinations of properties and price. Take note of this diamond's girdle characteristic - "" - if you're unsure about girdles, go have a read of my girdle thickness article. The Premium cut rating of this diamond is a compromise between cut quality and diamond price. F color diamonds are known as colorless diamonds, being some of the purest white diamonds available for sale.

Spending only $640 on the diamond, you will be able to save more money to put towards other costs, for example a wedding reception. VS means Very Slightly Included - this VS1 clarity diamond has some minor inclusions which may or may not be visible at 10x magnification, but rarely visible using just the naked eye - however it can happen on the odd occasion.

Don't open your diamonds in a vegetable market. Tie them in bundle and keep them in your heart, and go your own way. Kabir .