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).

1.00 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond -

I've found you a nice 1.00 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond.

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This G color diamond is a whiter stone than the bottom normal color gradings of J and below; it's a a balance-point between quality and budget, allowing one to have more in the other Cs of diamonds such as carat size. The Ideal cut ensures the diamond will sparkle significantly more in comparison to lower quality cut diamonds, optimizing attractiveness. Pay attention to this diamond's girdle description - "1.6%-4.4%" - and if you don't know about girdle thickness, go have a read of my short explanation of girdle thicknesses. For $7350, you should be getting a nice stone; ensure that you are harsh in your judgement when you're looking at this stone. If you're a cautious online purchaser, then 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.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.0

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS2

Price: $7350

Certificate: AGS

Depth: 62.2%

Table: 55.6%

Polish: Ideal

Symmetry: Ideal

Girdle: 1.6%-4.4%

Culet: Pointed

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 6.38*6.40*3.98

Item number: 1338363

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