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).

2.02 Carat G Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

If you decide to pay the extra money for qualities in a diamond like this one - VS1 + G - make sure you don't shortchange yourself by getting a poor cut of diamond.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 2.02

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS1

Price: $28500

Certificate: AGS

Depth: 61.7%

Table: 55.0%

Polish: Ideal

Symmetry: Ideal

Girdle: Thin to medium

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 8.12*8.16*5.03

Item number: 1304213

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Many different diamond sellers will provide an Ideal cut rating of diamond, and these diamonds are almost always (as is the situation here) perfect with respect to proportions and the general shape. The G color of this diamond offers value for your dollar, since it is not one of the expensive premium color grades D-F. The carat weight of this stone is 2.02 carats - but make sure you check out the other diamonds for sale with that same 2.02 weight which might have a more desirable combination of properties and price. VS stands for Very Slightly Included - this VS1 clarity diamond contains some smaller inclusions that may or may not be visible at 10x magnification, but are almost never visible with the naked eye - however it can happen on the odd occasion.

This diamond's girdle ("Thin to medium") will have an influence on the overall diamond, and should not be neglected entirely. For $28500, you should be getting a nice stone, so make sure you're harsh in your judgement when you're looking at this diamond.

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