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).

1.53 Carat F Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond Available Now

The F color of this diamond is suitably paired with the high clarity grading of VS1, which gives you either fewer inclusions or rather, somewhat smaller inclusions than a VS2 stone.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.53

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS1

Price: $19970

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.5%

Table: 55.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Thin to slightly thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 7.40*7.46*4.57

Item number: 1336918

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Despite the fact this VS1 clarity diamond will almost certaintly be "eye-clean", if you are looking to save some money, try checking out SI clarity diamonds. Try to find a diamond that appears eye-clean in a photo or when viewed in person. The difference between any neighbouring colors from the D-E-F range can only be detected in a specialist laboratory environment, meaning this F color diamond is indistinguishable when compared with diamonds rated only one color grade differently. In analyzing the $19970 cost for this diamond, put in some thought into whether you need all the properties to be as good as they are. The size of this diamond is 1.53 carats - be sure to check out the other diamonds for sale with a similar 1.53 weight that may have a more desirable combination of properties and price. Although not quite as perfect a cut as Hearts & Arrows, the Ideal cut of this diamond results in it being significantly cheaper, because you're not forking out money for a "perfectly" cut diamond.

For more information on the "Thin to slightly thick" girdle for this diamond, have a read of the article about girdles.