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).

0.79 Carat H Color VS2 Clarity Premium Cut Round Cut Diamond Available Now

Many diamond buyers eventually settle for a H color, VS2 clarity diamond such as this one because after research, they think it is the optimal balance of price and quality.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.79

Cut: Premium

Color: H

Clarity: VS2

Price: $2780

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.9%

Table: 59.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 5.88*5.93*3.65

Item number: 1339566

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A H color diamond like this one is a great compromise between extreme white pureness and money considerations. If you've got some dollars to spend but do not want to splurge unnecessarily, this is a sensible color range to do your searching within. At a cost of $2780, this diamond sits firmly within the normal range of stones used for diamond engagement ring settings. If you're a careful online buyer, then this VS2 clarity diamond is a good safe option, since it is unlikely to have any inclusions that are visible to the naked eye.