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).

0.82 Carat H Color VS2 Clarity Premium Cut Round Cut Diamond

This H Color diamond is less pricey when compared with superior color grades for a number of reasons, including the fact that it is not as rare and is therefore less costly.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.82

Cut: Premium

Color: H

Clarity: VS2

Price: $2630

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 64.2%

Table: 58.0%

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Very Good



Fluorescence: Faint

Measurements: 5.87*5.90*3.78

Item number: 1346045

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The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear. Daniel Defoe .

If you are a cautious online buyer, this VS2 clarity diamond is a good safe option, because it is unlikely to have any inclusions that can be seen by the naked eye. This H color diamond is less colored than the bottom normal color gradings of J and below, which means it's a a balance-point between quality and budget, enabling you to get more in the other Cs of diamonds such as carat size.

For a pricetag of $2630, this diamond sits firmly in the normal range of diamonds being purchased for diamond engagement ring settings.

The Girdle Thickness of this stone is "" - I suggest consulting my piece on girdle thickness if you are interested in finding out more about how girdle thickness can play an important role.