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).

0.62 Carat G Color VS1 Clarity Hearts & Arrows Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond -

The price for this G color-graded diamond will sit somewhere between the pure colorless rangediamonds and the low-cost I and J color diamonds.

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This diamond's $2260 cost is a major chunk of money for a lot of people, but it does lead to a superior stone compared to if you spent a few hundred dollars. If you're a careful online buyer, then this VS1 clarity diamond is relatively safe bet, since it is unlikely to have any inclusions that are visible to the naked eye.

Pay attention to this diamond's girdle description - "Thin to slightly thick" - and if you don't know about girdle thickness, go have a read of my short explanation of girdle thicknesses.

Place this 0.62 carat size in perspective as you weigh up your diamond choices - there are going to be other diamonds of about the same size which may provide more in terms of their cost and characteristics. Most consumers won't notice the color in this G color diamond, unless the stone is held up against a diamond with say a D color rating (something to think about if you're going for a 3 stone ring). In terms of diamond cut alone, a Hearts and Arrows cut diamond is as close to perfection as you can hope for. This rarest of diamond cuts is shown to the diamond searcher who has a special interest in getting the best cut diamond, and as a result the appearance of the diamond resulting from its superior light retention qualities.

A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a witty person, but a pebble in the hands of a fool. Unknown Author .

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.62

Cut: Hearts & Arrows Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS1

Price: $2260

Certificate: AGS

Depth: 61.0%

Table: 57.1%

Polish: Ideal

Symmetry: Ideal

Girdle: Thin to slightly thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Negligible

Measurements: 5.50*5.54*3.37

Item number: 1241694

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