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).

0.59 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This particular 0.59 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond was one of the choices during a recent trawling of the internet for good value diamonds.

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He who finds diamonds must grapple in mud and mire because diamonds are not found in polished stones. They are made. Henry B. Wilson .

Girdle thickness (for this diamond the girdle is "") can play an significant role in the apparent size of the diamond, which is detailed in my article about girdle thickness. An untrained eye won't see the color in this G color diamond, unless the stone is compared side by side with a higher color grade diamond (for multistone rings this is important).

For a diamond, a cost of $1630 really places it amongst the lowest price group of diamonds, even more so in the context of engagement rings.

If you are a cautious online buyer, this VS2 clarity diamond is a good safe option, because it is unlikely to have any inclusions that can be seen by the naked eye. Although not quite as perfect a cut as Hearts & Arrows, the Ideal cut of this particular diamond results in it being significantly cheaper, because you're not paying a premium for a "perfectly" cut diamond. The size of this diamond is 0.59 carats - but make sure you look for the other diamonds for sale with that same 0.59 weight that might have a better combinations of properties and price.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.59

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS2

Price: $1630

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.6%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent


Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 5.36*5.31*3.34

Item number: 1320743

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