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).

0.39 Carat G Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond -

When stepping up to get such good properties - VS1 + G - don't let yourself down by choosing poorly with regards to the diamond's cut grading.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.39

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS1

Price: $760

Certificate: AGS

Depth: 62.2%

Table: 55.0%

Polish: Ideal

Symmetry: Ideal

Girdle: Thin to medium

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Negligible

Measurements: 4.67*4.70*2.91

Item number: 955656

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This diamond's pricetag of $760 means it is firmly a member of the cheapest group of diamonds that might be used in an engagement ring setting. Several diamond sellers will provide an Ideal cut rating of diamond, and these diamonds are almost always (as is the case here) perfect in terms of proportions and the overall shape.

If you are a careful online purchaser, this VS1 clarity diamond is a good safe option, since the chances are low of it having any inclusions that are visible to the naked eye. For more information on the "Thin to medium" girdle for this diamond, check out the article about girdles. Remember to cast a glance over nearby carat sizes around the 0.39 carat size of this diamond, because in doing so your choices regarding other diamond properties might open up. Most consumers won't notice the color in this G color diamond, except if the stone is held up against a higher color grade diamond (something to think about if you're going for a 3 stone ring).

Love isn’t perfect. Even diamonds start as coal. Brandon Boyd .