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).

Check out: 0.31 Carat F Color VS2 Clarity Hearts & Arrows Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This F color diamond is a member of the colorless group of diamonds, and comes with a hefty price and reputation to match.

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The size of this stone is 0.31 carats - be sure to check out the other diamonds for sale with a similar 0.31 weight that may have a more desirable combination of properties and price. This diamond's girdle ("Thin to medium") has an influence on the diamond; don't ignore it completely. By using only $650 on the diamond, one can save more money to put towards other expenses, for example a wedding reception. The chance in color between any adjacent colors in the D-E-F range can only be detected in a specialist laboratory environment, meaning this F color diamond is indistinguishable from diamonds rated only one color grade differently. Despite the fact this VS2 clarity diamond will almost certaintly be "eye-clean", if you are looking to reduce expenditure, you should check out SI clarity diamonds. Try to find a diamond that appears eye-clean in a photo or when viewed in person.

The James Allen company states that the Hearts & Arrows cut is the "ultimate expression of love". Whether that's relevant to you, picking a diamond with this cut does suggest is that you are focused about getting the highest possible visual qualities out of the diamond.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.31

Cut: Hearts & Arrows Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS2

Price: $650

Certificate: AGS

Depth: 61.3%

Table: 55.8%

Polish: Ideal

Symmetry: Ideal

Girdle: Thin to medium

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Negligible

Measurements: 4.36*4.39*2.68

Item number: 1195031

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