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).

3.20 Carat F Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

The F color of this diamond is suitably paired with the high clarity rating of VS1; this means it has either less inclusions or alternatively somewhat smaller inclusions compared to a VS2 stone.

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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 .

VS means Very Slightly Included - this VS1 clarity diamond has some smaller inclusions that might or might not be visible under 10x magnification, but rarely visible using just the naked eye - however it can happen occasionally. The difference between any adjacent colors in the D-E-F color range is only detectable in a lab, with the significance that this F color diamond is not distinguishable from diamonds rated only one color grade differently. By decreasing the carat weight of this diamond (3.20 carats), you may be able to save a few dollars which will help out with other expenses. This diamond's Ideal cut rating indicates it has excellent proportions and very good or better polish and symmetry characteristics. This diamond's girdle is "Thin", which plays a role in the shine and apparently width of a diamond, as written about in my diamond girdle page.

For $109900, if you've done your shopping properly you should have a nice stone; ensure that you are harsh in your judgement as you look at this diamond.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 3.2

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS1

Price: $109900

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.3%

Table: 57.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Thin

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 9.55*9.51*5.84

Item number: 1288347

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