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).

0.74 Carat F Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This stone is a VS1 clarity stone, which goes along with its color grading of F, which will provide you with a diamond with inclusions that detract to a lesser degree from the attractiveness of the stone.

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Take note of this diamond's girdle characteristic - "" - and if you don't know about girdle thickness, go have a read of my short explanation of girdle thicknesses. F color diamonds are usually described as colorless diamonds, being some of the purest white diamonds available for sale.

The Ideal cut ensures the diamond will shine significantly more in comparison to lower cut quality diamonds, maximizing attractiveness. If you're buying blind online, then VS1 clarity is basically the minimumclarity rating you should consider without running a significant risk of getting a diamond with visible inclusions.

Think about whether you're entirely set on the 0.74 carat weight of this diamond - perhaps you can stretch to get a larger stone.

This diamond's $3340 price is a substantial investment for many people, but it does lead to a superior stone than if you were to only spend a few hundred bucks.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.74

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS1

Price: $3340

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.6%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent


Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 5.78*5.75*3.61

Item number: 1335945

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