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 Carat And Above Princess Shape Diamond Sizes On The Hand

Whoa - 2 carats and above is a seriously big princess shaped diamond! Are you sure you really want a diamond that large? Of course you do, if you can afford it.

But more seriously, use the pages below to help give yourself more of an idea of whether a stone this *huge* is really what you want. Just think about things like whether the wearer lives an active lifestyle, will they be able to wear it out often, and so on.

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Get started by clicking on one of the links below to see the diamond sized on an actual woman's hand, then click the back button to try a different size.