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).

2.04 Carat F Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This stone has a VS1 clarity rating to go along with its F color grading, which will on average give you a stone with inclusions that take away to a lesser degree from the attractiveness of the stone.

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We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds. Anton Chekhov .

Weighing up the $31880 cost of this diamond, make sure you consider whether you need all the properties to be as good as they are. If you eyeball this 2.04 carat stone and immediately say, "that diamond is too small", consider whether you can compromise by lowering other properties such as clarity so you can get for a larger diamond. F color diamonds are known as colorless diamonds, amongst the purest white diamonds available for sale. Pay attention to this diamond's girdle description - "Medium to slightly thick, faceted" - if you're unsure about girdles, go have a read of my girdle thickness article.

If you are buying blind on the Internet, then VS1 clarity is really the minimumclarity rating you can go for without carrying a significant risk of picking up a diamond with eye-visible defects. This diamond's Ideal cut rating means it has excellent proportions and very good or better polish and symmetry characteristics.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 2.04

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS1

Price: $31880

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.5%

Table: 58.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Medium blue

Measurements: 8.13*8.08*5.06

Item number: 1325384

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