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).

1.03 Carat F Color VS2 Clarity Premium Cut Round Cut Diamond -

Although diamonds graded G in color are sometimes classified as almost colorless diamonds, diamonds with an F color grading are safely assumed to belong to the pure white diamond group.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.03

Cut: Premium

Color: F

Clarity: VS2

Price: $7390

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.8%

Table: 59.0%

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Thin to thick, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 6.40*6.45*3.97

Item number: 1128337

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You are, at this moment, standing, right in the middle of your own 'acres of diamonds. Earl Nightingale .

This diamond's girdle ("Thin to thick, faceted") has an influence on the overall diamond; don't ignore it completely. The visual appearance of this diamond will be good due to its Premium cut, although inferior to the more costly higher cut grades.

F color diamonds are pretty much colorless, meaning they are included in the pure white group of diamonds. The size of this stone is 1.03 carats - but make sure you look for the other diamonds for sale with a similar 1.03 weight which might have a better combinations of properties and price. For $7390, if you've done your shopping properly you should have a nice stone, so make sure you're plenty critical as you look at this diamond.

Typically VS2 clarity diamonds are the most affordable "safe" clarity grading for purchasing online without seeing the diamond - although a lower clarity grading is possible you need to see a high quality photo of the diamond to assess the inclusions for yourself.