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).

0.81 Carat F Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond -

While diamonds graded G in color are 50-50 classified as almost colorless diamonds, F color diamonds are safely assumed to be in the colorless range.

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This diamond's Ideal cut rating means it has very good proportions and very good or better polish and symmetry characteristics. If you are buying blind on the Internet, then VS2 clarity is really the minimumclarity rating you should consider without running a significant risk of getting a diamond with visible inclusions. Do not neglect diamond characteristics beside the four Cs, such as girdle thickness - which can be important due to reasons discussed in my girdle thickness article. F color diamonds are virtually colorless - they are included in the pure white group of diamonds. $3790 will generally allow you to find a good quality diamond, such as this diamond.

Through reducing the carat weight of this stone (0.81 carats), it's possible you might save a few dollars that will help out with other expenses.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.81

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS2

Price: $3790

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.1%

Table: 57.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 5.97*6.00*3.71

Item number: 1344971

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