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).

1.01 Carats on Offer Tonight - 1.01 Carat F Color VS2 Clarity Premium Cut Round Cut Diamond

This F color diamond belongs without any doubt in the colorless group of diamonds, and comes with a hefty price and reputation to match.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.01

Cut: Premium

Color: F

Clarity: VS2

Price: $6900

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.6%

Table: 58.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 6.42*6.36*4.00

Item number: 1279483

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In analyzing the $6900 cost of this diamond, put in some thought into whether you need all the properties to be as good as they are. The carat weight of this stone is 1.01 carats - but make sure you check out the other diamonds for sale with a similar 1.01 weight which may have a better combinations of properties and price. The cut property for this diamond (Premium) means it sits smack bang inbetween quality of cut and cheapness of diamond.

Take note of this diamond's girdle description - "Medium to slightly thick" - and if you don't know about girdle thickness, go have a read of my girdle thickness article. F color diamonds are very colorless - they are included in the pure white diamond range.

Typically VS2 clarity diamonds are the best value "safe" clarity grading in terms of purchasing online without seeing the diamond - you can go to a lower clarity grading but then you need to see a good quality photo showing the diamond to analyze the defects for yourself.