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).

0.52 Carat F Color VS2 Clarity Hearts & Arrows Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

While diamonds graded G in color are 50-50 classified as near colorless diamonds, F color diamonds are safely assumed to belong to the pure white diamond group.

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This diamond's girdle ("Thin to slightly thick") has an influence on the diamond, and should not be neglected entirely. The chance in color between any neighbouring colors from the D-E-F color range is only detectable in a lab, with the significance that this F color diamond is not distinguishable when compared with diamonds rated one color either side of it. Consider if you are entirely set on the 0.52 carat weight of this diamond - or whether you are able to stretch to buy a slightly larger diamond. According to James Allen, the Hearts & Arrows cut is the "ultimate expression of love". Whether that's true or not, picking a diamond with this cut grading does indicate is that you are serious about obtaining the best possible visual performance out of the diamond.

Usually VS2 clarity diamonds are the most affordable "safe" clarity rating in terms of buying online without seeing the diamond - you can go to a lower clarity grading but then you need to see a high quality photo showing the diamond to assess the defects for yourself.

By using only $1620 on the diamond, one can save more money to use for other expenses such as the wedding.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.52

Cut: Hearts & Arrows Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS2

Price: $1620

Certificate: AGS

Depth: 62.3%

Table: 55.6%

Polish: Ideal

Symmetry: Ideal

Girdle: Thin to slightly thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Negligible

Measurements: 5.15*5.18*3.21

Item number: 1287707

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