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).

1.93 Carat F Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

The F color rating for this diamond is suitably complemented by the good clarity rating of VS1; this means it has either fewer inclusions or rather, slightly smaller in size inclusions compared to a VS2 stone.

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For $30820, you should be getting a nice stone, so make sure you're plenty critical as you look at this stone. The chance in color between any adjacent colors from the D-E-F range is only detectable in a lab, with the significance that this F color diamond is not distinguishable when compared with diamonds rated one color either side of it. Usually VS1 clarity diamonds are the most affordable "safe" clarity grading for buying online without a photo - although a lower clarity grading is possible you need to see a good quality photo showing the diamond to assess the inclusions for yourself. The Ideal cut means the diamond will sparkle significantly more in comparison to lower quality cut diamonds, maximizing attractiveness.

If you're looking at this diamond and thinking to yourself that you want to improve another property of the diamond not related to size, you may wish to reduce the 1.93 carat size for this diamond to achieve that end.

For more information on the "Medium" girdle for this diamond, check out the article I wrote on girdle thickness.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.93

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS1

Price: $30820

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 60.4%

Table: 60.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Faint

Measurements: 8.02*8.07*4.86

Item number: 1303572

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