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 H Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond -

This is a H color diamond, located in the almost colorless range of diamonds and possesses excellent value, being a practically colorless diamond.

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The Ideal cut means the diamond will shine significantly more in comparison to lower cut quality diamonds, maximizing attractiveness. The girdle of this diamond ("Medium to thick, faceted") has an effect on the diamond; don't ignore it completely. Spending $5420 towards a stone nets you a diamond well above the cut, like this one. A tip: sanity check that you're happy spending this amount of money on a diamond.

If you are buying blind on the Internet, then VS2 clarity is basically the minimumclarity rating you should consider without running a significant risk of picking up a diamond with visible inclusions.

By lowering the carat size of this stone (1.00 carats), you may be able to save a substantial amount of money that will go towards other costs. Most consumers won't notice the color in this H color diamond, except if the stone is compared side by side with a higher color grade diamond (something to think about if you're going for a 3 stone ring).

A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a witty person, but a pebble in the hands of a fool. Unknown Author .

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.0

Cut: Ideal

Color: H

Clarity: VS2

Price: $5420

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.7%

Table: 58.0%

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Very Good

Girdle: Medium to thick, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 6.39*6.46*3.97

Item number: 1332679

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