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).

3.01 Carat F Color VS2 Clarity Premium Cut Round Cut Diamond

Sentence 1 - General introduction including title

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Do not judge from mere appearances; for the lift laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy. The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches; and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool. Edwin Chapin .

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 3.01

Cut: Premium

Color: F

Clarity: VS2

Price: $71230

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.2%

Table: 59.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Very thin to slightly thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 9.19*9.24*5.73

Item number: 1336939

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Weighing up the $71230 cost of this diamond, make sure you consider whether you need all the properties to be as good as they are. Girdle thickness (for this diamond the girdle is "Very thin to slightly thick") can have an significant role in the apparent size of the diamond, as is explained in my girdle thickness article. The visual appearance of this diamond will be quite good due to its Premium cut, although inferior to the more costly higher cut grades.

The difference between any neighbouring colors from the D-E-F range can only be detected in a specialist laboratory environment, with the significance that this F color diamond is indistinguishable from diamonds rated only one color grade differently. If you're a cautious online buyer, then this VS2 clarity diamond is relatively safe bet, since it is unlikely to have any inclusions that are visible to the naked eye.

The carat weight of this stone is 3.01 carats - be sure to look for the other diamonds for sale with that same 3.01 weight that may have a better combinations of properties and price.