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).

4.08 Carat H Color VS2 Clarity Good Cut Round Cut Diamond

This VS2 clarity H color VS2 diamond is 4.08 carats.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 4.08

Cut: Good

Color: H

Clarity: VS2

Price: $95950

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 63.2%

Table: 59.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent


Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 10.14*10.08*6.39

Item number: 1339845

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Through decreasing the carat size of this diamond (4.08 carats), it's possible you might save a substantial amount of money that can help out with other expenses. Despite the fact this VS2 clarity diamond will almost certaintly be "eye-clean", if you're looking to save some money, try checking out SI clarity diamonds. You can manually pick a diamond that appears eye-clean in a photo or when seen in the flesh. The Good cut for this diamond tells you two pieces of information - it will be significantly cheaper compared to other similar diamonds of a higher cut quality, and the diamond is not necessarily quite as brilliant as these higher cut quality diamonds. For $95950, you should be getting a nice stone; ensure that you are plenty critical as you look at this stone. A H color diamond like this one is a good option balancing white pureness and budgetary considerations. If you've got some dollars to spend but don't want to splurge unnecessarily, this is a great color range to do your searching within.