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).

0.70 Carat F Color VS1 Clarity Premium Cut Round Cut Diamond -

The F color rating for this diamond is suitably complemented by the high clarity rating of VS1, which gives you either less inclusions or rather, somewhat smaller in size inclusions than a VS2 stone.

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Girdle thickness (for this diamond the girdle is "Medium to slightly thick, faceted") can have an significant role in the size presented by the diamond, which is detailed in my girdle thickness article. For a pricetag of $3160, this diamond is smack-bang within the middle range of diamonds used for diamond engagement ring settings. If you're looking at this diamond and considering whether to improve other characteristics of the diamond which don't affect size, think about downgrading the 0.70 carat size for this diamond to achieve that end. F color diamonds are known as the colorless diamonds, being some of the purest white diamonds available for sale.

The Premium cut rating for this diamond is a good balance between cut quality and diamond cost. VS stands for Very Slightly Included - this VS1 clarity diamond has some smaller inclusions that may or may not be visible at 10x magnification, but rarely visible using just the naked eye - but it can occur on the odd occasion.

The Palace of the Lord God is so beautiful. Within it, there are gems, rubies, pearls and flawless diamonds. A fortress of gold surrounds this Source of Nectar. How can I climb up to the Fortress without a ladder? By meditating on the Lord, through the Guru, I am blessed and exalted. Sri Guru Granth Sahib .

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.7

Cut: Premium

Color: F

Clarity: VS1

Price: $3160

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.8%

Table: 58.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Very Good

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 5.67*5.64*3.55

Item number: 1319767

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