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).

2.10 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

I've found you a nice 2.10 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 2.1

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS2

Price: $25910

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.8%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Faint

Measurements: 8.20*8.23*5.08

Item number: 1192347

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The G color of this diamond offers value for your dollar, since it isn't a member of the expensive premium color grades D-F. To get some additional pointers on the "Medium to slightly thick, faceted" girdle of this diamond, check out the article I wrote on girdle thickness. Usually VS2 clarity diamonds are the most affordable "safe" clarity grading 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 showing the diamond to assess the defects for yourself. If you're looking at this diamond and thinking to yourself that you want to improve other characteristics of the diamond which don't affect size, think about downgrading the 2.10 carat size for this diamond to achieve that end. Throwing $25910 towards a diamond nets you a diamond well above the cut, such as this diamond. Just be sure that you and your partner are happy spending the money.

The Ideal cut means the diamond will shine significantly more in comparison to lower cut quality diamonds, maximizing attractiveness.