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).

A 1.55 Carat G Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond for You

The clarity rating of VS1 in this stone means it is pretty much guaranteed to be eye-clean - so you shouldn't have to worry about checking for inclusions.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.55

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS1

Price: $17080

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.4%

Table: 57.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 7.40*7.37*4.61

Item number: 1308119

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The Palace of the Lord God is so beautiful. Within it, there are gems, rubies, pearls and flawless diamonds. A fortress of gold surrounds this Source of Nectar. How can I climb up to the Fortress without a ladder? By meditating on the Lord, through the Guru, I am blessed and exalted. Sri Guru Granth Sahib .

If you are buying blind on the Internet, then VS1 clarity is really the lowestclarity rating you can go for without running a significant risk of getting a diamond with visible inclusions. Throwing $17080 towards a stone gets you a well above average diamond, like this one. A tip: sanity check that you're happy spending the money. A G color diamond such as this one is a great compromise between white pureness and money considerations. If you have got some money but don't wish to splurge unnecessarily, this is a sensible color range to do your searching within. Take note of this diamond's girdle characteristic - "Medium, faceted" - if you're unsure about girdles, try reading my girdle thickness article. This diamond's Ideal cut rating indicates it has excellent proportions and very good or better polish and symmetry ratings.

If you're looking at this diamond and thinking to yourself that you want to improve other characteristics of the diamond which don't affect size, think about downgrading the 1.55 carat weight of this diamond.