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).

1.02 Carats on the Menu Tonight - 1.02 Carat G Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

You should factor in you're going to pay more for this nearly colorless diamond than for a budget color diamond, and also to fork out for the VS1 clarity grading which is significantly dearer than SI1 clarity.

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Weighing up the $7270 price for this diamond, make sure you consider whether you need all the properties to be as good as they are. This G color diamond is less colored than the bottom normal color gradings of J and below; it's a a balance-point between quality and budget, enabling you to have more in the other Cs of diamonds for example cut rating. The size of this diamond is 1.02 carats - but make sure you look for the other diamonds for sale with a similar 1.02 weight which might have a better combinations of properties and price. Several diamond sellers will offer an Ideal cut rating of diamond, and these diamonds are almost always (as is the situation here) perfect with respect to proportions and the general shape. This diamond doesn't appear to have a girdle property - it might be worth asking a sale representative to clarity.

If you're a cautious online buyer, then this VS1 clarity diamond is a good safe option, since the chances are low of it having any inclusions that can be seen by the naked eye.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.02

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS1

Price: $7270

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.0%

Table: 54.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Very Good


Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 6.44*6.49*4.01

Item number: 1352590

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