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).

1.39 Carat F Color VS1 Clarity Premium Cut Round Cut Diamond

There's going to be a little price hike to get the VS1 clarity grading for this stone rather than a VS2 diamond, on top of the cost that comes from getting a diamond in the colorless range.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.39

Cut: Premium

Color: F

Clarity: VS1

Price: $14540

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.1%

Table: 57.0%

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Good

Girdle: Thin to medium, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Faint

Measurements: 7.20*7.27*4.42

Item number: 1242059

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Because this stone is a Premium cut diamond, it provides excellent value for your dollar, since it doesn't attract the price premium of the higher cut gradings, despite still providing reasonable optical properties. Usually VS1 clarity diamonds are the best value "safe" clarity grading for purchasing online without a photo - you can go to a lower clarity grading but then you need to see a high quality photo showing the diamond to analyze the inclusions for yourself. In analyzing the $14540 cost of this diamond, make sure you consider whether you need all the properties to be as good as they are. Take note of this diamond's girdle characteristic - "Thin to medium, faceted" - and if you don't know about girdle thickness, try reading my short explanation of girdle thicknesses. To the unassisted human eye, this F color diamond standing alone appears pure white - there isn't a way to detect traces of color in the diamond utilizing just the human eye and no other nearby diamonds, or to identify the differences between it and others within the colorless range.

The size of this stone is 1.39 carats - but make sure you check out the other diamonds for sale with a similar 1.39 weight that might have a more desirable combination of properties and price.