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).

2.83 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

If you've been searching for something like a 2.83 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond, today is your lucky day, assuming it hasn't already sold already.

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If you look at this 2.83 carat stone and immediately say, "that carat size is too small", think about whether it's possible to compromise by reducing other properties such as clarity in order to get for a bigger diamond. If you're a careful online purchaser, then this VS2 clarity diamond is relatively safe bet, since the chances are low of it having any inclusions that can be seen by the naked eye.

For $45670, if you've done your shopping properly you should have a nice stone, so make sure you're harsh in your judgement as you look at this diamond. Although not quite as perfect a cut as Hearts & Arrows, the Ideal cut of this particular diamond means it is significantly cheaper, because you're not forking out money for a "perfectly" cut diamond.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 2.83

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS2

Price: $45670

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.5%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 9.01*9.05*5.64

Item number: 1345773

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