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).

2.37 Carat H Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This is a H color diamond, located within the almost colorless range of diamonds and possesses excellent value for money as a practically colorless diamond.

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Most consumers won't notice the color in this H color diamond, except if the stone is compared side by side with a diamond with say a D color rating (for multistone rings this is important). Girdle thickness (for this diamond the girdle is "Medium") can play an significant role in the size presented by the diamond, which is detailed in my girdle thickness article. Typically VS2 clarity diamonds are the most affordable "safe" clarity rating for buying online without seeing the diamond - although a lower clarity grading is possible you need to see a good quality photo of the diamond to assess the defects for yourself. Weighing up the $26200 cost of this diamond, put in some thought into whether any of the property qualities are excessive for your needs.

Put this 2.37 carat size in perspective as you consider your diamond choices - there are for sure other diamonds in the same size range which may provide more in terms of their price and properties.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 2.37

Cut: Ideal

Color: H

Clarity: VS2

Price: $26200

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.0%

Table: 57.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Faint

Measurements: 8.52*8.57*5.30

Item number: 1321910

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