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).

1.06 Carat G Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

When stepping up to get such good properties - VS1 + G - make sure you don't shortchange yourself by getting a poor cut of diamond.

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The Ideal cut means the diamond will shine significantly more in comparison to lower cut quality diamonds, maximizing attractiveness. Through decreasing the carat size of this diamond (1.06 carats), it's possible you might save a substantial amount of money that can go towards other costs. This diamond's girdle is "Thin to slightly thick", which plays a impact on the size and sparkle of a diamond, as written about in my diamond girdle page. If you are buying blind online, then VS1 clarity is really the minimumclarity rating you should consider without running a significant risk of getting a diamond with visible inclusions. Spending $8140 on a stone nets you a well above average diamond, like this one. A tip: sanity check that you're happy spending the money.

This G color diamond is a whiter stone than the lowest normal color gradings of J and below; it's a great compromise between quality and budget, allowing one to have more in the other Cs of diamonds such as carat size.

He who finds diamonds must grapple in mud and mire because diamonds are not found in polished stones. They are made. Henry B. Wilson .

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.06

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS1

Price: $8140

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.3%

Table: 55.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Thin to slightly thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 6.52*6.55*4.07

Item number: 1335159

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