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).

0.80 Carats on Offer Tonight - 0.80 Carat F Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

The F color rating for this diamond is nicely paired with the good clarity grading of VS1; this means it has either less inclusions or alternatively somewhat smaller inclusions compared to a VS2 stone.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.8

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS1

Price: $4240

Certificate: AGS

Depth: 62.1%

Table: 53.9%

Polish: Ideal

Symmetry: Ideal

Girdle: Thin to medium

Culet: Pointed

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 5.94*5.98*3.70

Item number: 1345554

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Do not ignore properties beside the four Cs, such as girdle thickness - which can be important for reasons outlined in my girdle thickness article. F color diamonds are known as colorless diamonds, being some of the purest white diamonds you can get.

If you're buying blind online, then VS1 clarity is basically the lowestclarity rating you should consider without carrying a significant risk of getting a diamond with eye-visible defects. This diamond's Ideal cut rating indicates it has excellent proportions and very good or better polish and symmetry ratings. By reducing the carat size of this stone (0.80 carats), you may be able to save a substantial amount of money which will help out with other expenses. $4240 will allow you to find a good quality diamond, such as this diamond.

Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with. Thomas Carlyle .