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).

1.52 Carat G Color VS1 Clarity Good Cut Round Cut Diamond

The clarity rating of VS1 in this stone almost certainly means it will be eye-clean, saving you the trouble of checking the photo too carefully.

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Through decreasing the carat weight of this diamond (1.52 carats), it's possible you might save a substantial amount of money which can help out with other costs. Throwing $13380 on a stone nets one a well above average diamond, such as this diamond. Just be sure that you and your partner are happy spending this amount of money on a diamond. Girdle thickness (for this diamond the girdle is "Medium, faceted") can play an significant role in the size presented by the diamond, which is detailed in my girdle thickness article.

VS means Very Slightly Included - this VS1 clarity diamond contains some smaller inclusions that may or may not be visible under 10x magnification, but almost never visible using just the naked eye - but it can happen sometimes. This Good cut diamond will suit someone with a restricted budget who places more importance on diamond size instead of diamond brilliance. This G color diamond is less colored than the lowest normal color gradings of J and below; it's a a balance-point between quality and budget, allowing one to have more in the other Cs of diamonds for example cut rating.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.52

Cut: Good

Color: G

Clarity: VS1

Price: $13380

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 59.6%

Table: 63.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Strong

Measurements: 7.50*7.46*4.46

Item number: 1332475

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