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).

1.59 Carat G Color VS1 Clarity Premium Cut Round Cut Diamond Available Online

Some jewelers say that a G color diamond like this VS1 clarity diamond really belongs in the pure white range of diamonds.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.59

Cut: Premium

Color: G

Clarity: VS1

Price: $16540

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.4%

Table: 58.0%

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 7.41*7.44*4.63

Item number: 1244293

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In analyzing the $16540 price for this diamond, put in some thought into whether you need all the properties to be as good as they are. Put this 1.59 carat weight in perspective as you consider your buying options - there are for sure other stones in the same size range that might provide more with regards to their price and characteristics.

If you're a careful online purchaser, then this VS1 clarity diamond is a good safe option, because the chances are low of it having any inclusions that are visible to the naked eye.

Girdle thickness (for this diamond the girdle is "Medium to slightly thick, faceted") can play an important role in the size presented by the diamond, as is explained in my article about girdle thickness. A G color diamond like this one is a good option balancing white pureness and budgetary considerations. If you've got some money but do not want to waste it, this is a great color range to do your searching within. The visual appearance of this diamond will be good due to its Premium cut, although not quite as good as the more expensive higher cut grades.