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).

1.79 Carat G Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

Why bother spending the extra money for a colorless diamond, when you can so easily change to a G color, VS1 clarity diamond and put the extra money saved towards the honeymoon.

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My crown is in my heart, not in my head, Nor decked with diamonds and Indian stones, Nor to be seen; my crown is called contentment; A crown it is, that seldom kings enjoy. William Shakespeare .

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.79

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS1

Price: $18460

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.4%

Table: 59.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Very Good

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Medium blue

Measurements: 7.78*7.67*4.82

Item number: 1310584

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Do not ignore diamond characteristics beside the four Cs, for example girdle thickness - which can be important for reasons outlined in the article on girdles on this website. The size of this stone is 1.79 carats - be sure to look for the other diamonds for sale with that same 1.79 weight which might have a more desirable combination of properties and price. Weighing up the $18460 cost of this diamond, put in some thought into whether any of the property qualities are excessive for your needs. Many different diamond sellers will offer an Ideal cut diamond cut grading, and these diamonds are almost always (as is the case here) perfect in terms of proportions and the general shape. Usually VS1 clarity diamonds are the most affordable "safe" clarity rating in terms of purchasing online without seeing the diamond - you can go to a lower clarity grading but then you need to see a good quality photo of the diamond to analyze the defects for yourself.

This G color diamond is less colored than the bottom normal color gradings of J and below; it's a a balance-point between money considerations and quality, allowing one to have more in the other Cs of diamonds such as carat size.