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).

0.87 Carat G Color VS1 Clarity Premium Cut Round Cut Diamond

When stepping up to get such good properties - VS1 + G - don't let yourself down by choosing poorly with regards to the diamond's cut grading.

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The G color of this diamond provides value for your dollar, since it isn't one of the expensive premium color grades D-F. The cut property of this diamond (Premium) means it sits smack bang in the middle of the road between cut quality and cheapness of diamond. If you're buying blind on the Internet, then VS1 clarity is basically the minimumclarity rating you can go for without carrying a significant risk of getting a diamond with visible inclusions. The girdle of this diamond ("Thin to medium") has an effect on the overall diamond, and should not be neglected entirely. At a cost of $3850, this diamond is smack-bang in the normal range of diamonds being purchased for diamond engagement ring settings.

If you look at this 0.87 carat stone and immediately say, "that carat size is too small", think about whether you can compromise by lowering another property such as color or cut so you can go for a bigger diamond.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.87

Cut: Premium

Color: G

Clarity: VS1

Price: $3850

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 63.4%

Table: 54.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Thin to medium

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 6.10*6.08*3.86

Item number: 1344064

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