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).

0.84 Carat F Color VS2 Clarity Hearts & Arrows Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

If your color standards have been steadily increasing during your search, then you can stop at this F color diamond, which I think you'll find should meet your expectations.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.84

Cut: Hearts & Arrows Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS2

Price: $4270

Certificate: AGS

Depth: 61.9%

Table: 56.4%

Polish: Ideal

Symmetry: Ideal

Girdle: Thin to slightly thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Negligible

Measurements: 6.05*6.09*3.75

Item number: 1351304

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This diamond's girdle ("Thin to slightly thick") has an influence on the overall diamond; don't ignore it completely. F color diamonds are usually described as colorless diamonds, being some of the purest white diamonds you can get.

According to James Allen, the Hearts & Arrows cut is the "ultimate expression of love". Whether that's relevant to you, choosing a diamond with this cut does indicate is that you are focused about getting the highest possible visual appearance out of the diamond. $4270 will often get you a decent quality and size stone, including this particular one. VS stands for Very Slightly Included - this VS2 clarity diamond contains some smaller inclusions that might or might not be easy to see at 10x magnification, but almost never visible with the naked eye - however it can happen sometimes.

Consider whether you're really set on the 0.84 carat weight that this diamond is - or whether you can extend a bit more to get a bigger diamond.

I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back. Zsa Zsa Gabor .