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).

1.72 Carats on Offer Tonight - 1.72 Carat G Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

Combining G color with VS1 clarity means a diamond like this one is a very nice option for a careful buyer.

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If you're looking at this diamond and considering whether to improve another property of the diamond not related to size, think about downgrading the 1.72 carat size of this diamond. The Ideal cut ensures the diamond will shine significantly more than lower quality cut diamonds, optimizing attractiveness. To get some additional pointers on the "Medium to slightly thick, faceted" girdle for this diamond, have a read of the article about girdles. The G color of this diamond offers great value, since it isn't one of the expensive premium color grades D-F.

In analyzing the $19290 cost for this diamond, put in some thought into whether you need all the properties to be as good as they are. If you are a careful online buyer, this VS1 clarity diamond is a good safe option, since it is unlikely to have any inclusions that can be seen by the naked eye.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.72

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS1

Price: $19290

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.2%

Table: 58.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 7.64*7.71*4.70

Item number: 1289314

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