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).

1.33 Carat G Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond -

Expect to pay for the almost completely colorless G color of this diamond, and also to fork out for the VS1 clarity rating which is significantly dearer than SI1 clarity.

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For $12060, you should be getting a nice stone, so make sure you're plenty critical as you look at this stone. Consider whether you're really set on the 1.33 carat weight that this diamond is - or whether you can stretch to get a larger rock.

While not quite as perfect a cut as Hearts & Arrows, the Ideal cut of this diamond means it is significantly cheaper, because you're not paying a premium for a "perfectly" cut diamond.

The G color of this diamond provides value for your dollar, as it isn't one of the expensive premium color grades D-F. If you are a careful 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. For more information on the "Thin to medium" girdle of this diamond, have a read of the article about girdles.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.33

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS1

Price: $12060

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.7%

Table: 54.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Thin to medium

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 7.06*7.11*4.37

Item number: 1315691

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