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).

1.17 Carat H Color VS2 Clarity Hearts & Arrows Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This H color VS2 diamond is 1.17 carats.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.17

Cut: Hearts & Arrows Ideal

Color: H

Clarity: VS2

Price: $7550

Certificate: AGS

Depth: 61.7%

Table: 55.8%

Polish: Ideal

Symmetry: Ideal

Girdle: Thin to medium

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Negligible

Measurements: 6.77*6.81*4.19

Item number: 1315157

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Most consumers won't notice the color in this H color diamond, unless the stone is held up against a higher color grade diamond (for multistone rings this is important). If you are a cautious online purchaser, this VS2 clarity diamond is a good safe option, because it is unlikely to have any inclusions that can be seen by the naked eye. The carat weight of this stone is 1.17 carats - be sure to look for the other diamonds for sale with a similar 1.17 weight which might have a more desirable combination of properties and price. The Hearts & Arrows cut of this diamond places it in the upper 1% of diamonds on the marketplace today in terms of cut rating. This cut is the highest cut offered by James Allen and guarantees the highest diamond sparkle.

Don't neglect properties outside the four Cs, such as girdle thickness - it can be important due to reasons discussed in the article on girdles on this website. For $7550, if you've done your shopping properly you should have a nice stone, so make sure you're plenty critical when you're looking at this diamond.