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).

2.01 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

I have found you a nice 2.01 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond.

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The G color of this diamond offers great value, as it is not a member of the expensive premium color grades D-F. The girdle of this diamond ("Medium, faceted") will have an effect on the overall diamond; don't ignore it completely.

Although this VS2 clarity diamond is pretty much guaranteed to be "eye-clean", if you are aiming to save some money, you should check out SI clarity diamonds. Try to find a diamond that appears eye-clean in a photo or when viewed in person. If you look at this 2.00 carat stone and think to yourself, "that carat size is too small", think about whether you can compromise by lowering other properties such as clarity in order to get for a larger diamond. The Ideal cut means the diamond will sparkle significantly more in comparison to lower cut quality diamonds, maximizing attractiveness.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 2.0

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS2

Price: $29320

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.8%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Faint

Measurements: 8.17*8.12*5.03

Item number: 1338609

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