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).

0.55 Carat F Color VS1 Clarity Premium Cut Round Cut Diamond

This stone is a VS1 clarity stone, which goes along with its color grading of F, which will give you a diamond with inclusions that detract to a lesser degree from the overall appearance of the diamond.

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The Girdle Thickness for this stone is "Medium to slightly thick" - you can consult my piece on diamond girdles if you want to find out more concerning how girdle thickness can be important. F color diamonds are pretty much colorless, meaning they are part of the pure white diamond range. If you are a careful online buyer, then this VS1 clarity diamond is relatively safe bet, since the chances are low of it having any inclusions that are visible to the naked eye. The visual appearance of this diamond will be good due to its Premium cut, although inferior to the more expensive higher-rated cut grades. For any diamond, a price of $1670 really places it amongst the cheapest set of diamonds, even more so for engagement rings.

Consider if you are entirely set on the 0.55 carat weight of this diamond - or whether you are able to stretch to buy a larger rock.

Diamonds are a girl's best friend and a man's worst enemy. Unknown Author .

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.55

Cut: Premium

Color: F

Clarity: VS1

Price: $1670

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 60.7%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Very Good

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Medium blue

Measurements: 5.27*5.36*3.23

Item number: 1334033

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