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).

0.90 Carats on the Menu Tonight - 0.90 Carat F Color VS1 Clarity Premium Cut Round Cut Diamond

This stone is a VS1 clarity stone, which goes along with its F color grading, which will on average give you a stone with inclusions that detract to a lesser degree from the overall appearance of the diamond.

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The story of Harold Ross, the New Yorker and me is a mere footnote to the story of our time, and we might as well face the truth that to researchers of the future, poking about among the ruins of time, we shall all be tiny glitters. But then, so are diamonds. James Thurber .

For $5020, if you've done your shopping properly you should have a nice stone; ensure that you are harsh in your judgement when you're looking at this stone. The girdle of this diamond ("Slightly thick to thick, faceted") will have an influence on the diamond, and should not be neglected entirely. F color diamonds are pretty much colorless - they are included in the pure white diamond range.

If you eyeball this 0.90 carat stone and think to yourself, "that stone is too small", consider whether it's possible to compromise by reducing another property such as clarity in order to get for a bigger diamond. The cut property for this diamond (Premium) has it right inbetween quality of cut and diamond pricing considerations. Despite the fact this VS1 clarity diamond is pretty much guaranteed to be "eye-clean", if you are aiming to save some money, you should check out SI clarity diamonds. Try to find a diamond that is eye-clean in a photo or when seen in the flesh.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.9

Cut: Premium

Color: F

Clarity: VS1

Price: $5020

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 63.0%

Table: 57.0%

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Slightly thick to thick, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 6.17*6.10*3.86

Item number: 1318236

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