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).

2.16 Carat G Color VS1 Clarity Premium Cut Round Cut Diamond

The combination of G color with VS1 clarity makes this diamond a very nice option for a discerning buyer.

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Make sure to have a look at neighbouring carat sizes around the 2.16 carat size of this diamond, to see if any options regarding other diamond properties can open up. VS means Very Slightly Included - this VS1 clarity diamond contains some smaller inclusions that may or may not be visible under 10x magnification, but are almost never visible using just the naked eye - but it can occur on the odd occasion. Since this stone is a Premium cut diamond, it offers fantastic value for money, not attracting the price tag added to the higher cut gradings, despite still providing reasonable optical performance. Weighing up the $25700 price for this diamond, make sure you consider whether any of the property qualities are excessive for your needs.

Do not ignore properties beside the four Cs, for example girdle thickness - which can be important for reasons discussed in the article on girdles on this website. The G color of this diamond offers value for your dollar, as it is not a member of the expensive premium color grades D-F.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 2.16

Cut: Premium

Color: G

Clarity: VS1

Price: $25700

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.2%

Table: 59.0%

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Strong

Measurements: 8.27*8.22*5.13

Item number: 1325422

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