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).

0.61 Carat H Color VS2 Clarity Hearts & Arrows Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This H Color diamond is less pricey when compared with superior color rated diamonds due to a number of reasons, including the fact that it is not as rare and is therefore less costly.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.61

Cut: Hearts & Arrows Ideal

Color: H

Clarity: VS2

Price: $1760

Certificate: AGS

Depth: 62.0%

Table: 55.4%

Polish: Ideal

Symmetry: Ideal

Girdle: Thin to medium

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Negligible

Measurements: 5.44*5.47*3.38

Item number: 1351290

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In terms of diamond cut alone, a Hearts and Arrows cut diamond is as close to perfection as you can get. This rarest of diamond cuts is offered to a consumer who has a special interest in maximizing the cut of the diamond, and consequently the visual appearance of the diamond resulting from its excellent light retention qualities. If you eyeball this 0.61 carat stone and immediately say, "that diamond is too small", think about whether it's possible to compromise by reducing another property, for example color or cut so you can get for a bigger diamond.

If you are a cautious online buyer, this VS2 clarity diamond is relatively safe bet, because it is unlikely to have any inclusions that can be seen by the naked eye. Most consumers won't see the color in this H color diamond, unless the stone is compared side by side with a diamond with say a D color rating (something to think about if you're going for a 3 stone ring).