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 Carats on the Menu Tonight - 2.16 Carat H Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

H color diamonds like this $22010 one are known for being one of the highest selling diamond colors, and are often sold in a VS2 clarity as is the case with here.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 2.16

Cut: Ideal

Color: H

Clarity: VS2

Price: $22010

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.5%

Table: 58.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Medium blue

Measurements: 8.21*8.25*5.14

Item number: 1185046

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For $22010, you should be getting a nice stone; ensure that you are harsh in your judgement as you look at this diamond. Remember 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. An untrained eye won't see the color in this H color diamond, except if the stone is held up against a diamond with say a D color rating (something to think about if you're going for a 3 stone ring).

This diamond's Ideal cut rating indicates it has very good proportions and very good or better polish and symmetry characteristics.

Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust. John Webster .