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).

1.24 Carats on Offer Tonight - 1.24 Carat F Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This VS1 clarity diamond offers a bit of an improvement in clarity over a VS2 clarity diamond - the higher rating is given when there are fewer or smaller inclusions, or because the location of the inclusion is less degrading to the appearance of the diamond (hidden).

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The Ideal cut ensures the diamond will shine significantly more than lower cut quality diamonds, optimizing attractiveness. Typically VS1 clarity diamonds are the best value "safe" clarity grading for buying online without a photo - although a lower clarity grading is possible you need to see a good quality photo showing the diamond to analyze the defects for yourself. If you look at this 1.24 carat stone and immediately say, "that diamond is too small", consider whether you can compromise by lowering other properties such as clarity in order to go for a bigger diamond.

The girdle of this diamond ("Medium to slightly thick, faceted") has an influence on the overall diamond; don't ignore it completely. F color diamonds are known as the colorless diamonds, amongst the purest white diamonds you can get.

Spending $10880 towards a diamond nets one a well above average diamond, like this one. Just be sure that you and your partner are happy spending the money.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.24

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS1

Price: $10880

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.8%

Table: 58.0%

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Medium blue

Measurements: 6.91*6.87*4.26

Item number: 1316424

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