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 the Menu Tonight - 1.01 Carat F Color VS1 Clarity Good Cut Round Cut Diamond

This F incolor VS1 clarity diamond is somewhat more expensive than the equivalent VS2, F color diamond because it has an increased clarity quality.

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F color diamonds are pretty much colorless, meaning they are included in the pure white diamond range. This diamond's girdle is "Slightly thick to thick, faceted", which plays a impact on the size and sparkle of a diamond, as written about in my diamond girdle page.

Through decreasing the carat size of this diamond (1.01 carats), you may be able to save a substantial amount of money that can help out with other costs. If you are buying blind online, then VS1 clarity is really the lowestclarity rating you can go for without carrying a significant risk of getting a diamond with visible inclusions. In analyzing the $8110 price for this diamond, make sure you consider whether you need all the properties to be as good as they are. The Good cut of this diamond is the lowest cut grading offered by James Allen. If your focus is on other qualities, for example diamond color , then this is probably a compromise you're going to have to make.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.01

Cut: Good

Color: F

Clarity: VS1

Price: $8110

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 63.7%

Table: 60.0%

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Slightly thick to thick, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 6.35*6.31*4.03

Item number: 1335585

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