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).

1.56 Carat F Color VS2 Clarity Premium Cut Round Cut Diamond

This F-rated diamond is a colorless diamond - but be careful of comparing it with other "F" color diamonds that have been assessed in one of the less reputable grading laboratories - what GIA calls an H may be called an F by them.

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The difference between any adjacent colors in the D-E-F range can only be detected in a specialist laboratory environment, meaning this F color diamond is not distinguishable from diamonds rated one color either side of it. If you are buying blind online, then VS2 clarity is really the minimumclarity rating you can go for without carrying a significant risk of picking up a diamond with visible inclusions. Since this diamond is a Premium cut diamond, it provides excellent value for money, since it doesn't attract the price premium of the higher cut gradings, despite still providing reasonable optical performance. Remember to cast a glance over neighbouring carat sizes around the 1.56 carat weight of this diamond, because in doing so your choices regarding other diamond properties might become available.

Don't ignore properties beside the four Cs, such as girdle thickness - it can be important for reasons outlined in the article on girdles on this website. Spending $13980 towards a diamond gets you a diamond well above the cut, like this one. Just be sure that you and your partner are happy spending the money.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.56

Cut: Premium

Color: F

Clarity: VS2

Price: $13980

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.4%

Table: 59.0%

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Medium blue

Measurements: 7.40*7.44*4.63

Item number: 1332770

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