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).

0.71 Carat H Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This H color, 0.71 carat diamond is an excellent option for someone looking for a combination of value and whiteness.

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Many different companies will provide an Ideal cut diamond cut grading, and these diamonds are usually (as is the situation here) perfect in terms of proportions and the overall shape. $2340 will often allow you to find a good quality diamond, including this particular one. If you look at this 0.71 carat stone and immediately say, "that carat size is too small", ponder whether you can compromise by reducing other properties such as color or cut so you can go for a bigger diamond. If you are buying blind on the Internet, then VS2 clarity is basically the minimumclarity rating you should consider without running a significant risk of picking up a diamond with eye-visible defects. The H color of this diamond offers value for your dollar, as it is not a member of the expensive premium color grades D-F.

Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world. Jean de la Bruyere .

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.71

Cut: Ideal

Color: H

Clarity: VS2

Price: $2340

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.9%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Thin to medium

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Faint

Measurements: 5.71*5.75*3.55

Item number: 1288162

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