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).

2.57 Carat H Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

H color diamonds such as this $32150 one are known for being one of the most popular diamond colors, often coupled with a VS2 clarity as is the case with here.

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This diamond's Ideal cut rating indicates it has excellent proportions and very good or better symmetry and polish characteristics. Throwing $32150 on a diamond nets one a well above average diamond, like this one. Just be sure that you and your partner are happy spending the money. This H color diamond is a whiter stone than the lowest normal color ratings of J and below, which means it's a a balance-point between money considerations and quality, allowing one to have more in the other Cs of diamonds for example cut rating. Usually VS2 clarity diamonds are the best value "safe" clarity rating in terms of buying online without seeing the diamond - although a lower clarity grading is possible you need to see a high quality photo showing the diamond to assess the inclusions for yourself. If you're checking out this diamond and considering whether to improve another property of the diamond which don't affect size, you may wish to reduce the 2.57 carat size of this diamond.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 2.57

Cut: Ideal

Color: H

Clarity: VS2

Price: $32150

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.0%

Table: 58.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 8.75*8.80*5.44

Item number: 1285568

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