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: 1.51 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

If you've been seeking something like a 1.51 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond, then you're in luck, that is if it hasn't already been snapped up already.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.51

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS2

Price: $14000

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.0%

Table: 58.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 7.30*7.34*4.54

Item number: 1333424

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This G color diamond is a whiter stone than the bottom normal color gradings of J and below, which means it's a great compromise between quality and budget, allowing one to have more in the other Cs of diamonds such as carat size. The Ideal cut means the diamond will sparkle significantly more in comparison to lower quality cut diamonds, maximizing attractiveness. If you look at this 1.51 carat stone and immediately say, "that stone is too small", think about whether you can compromise by reducing other properties such as color or cut so you can get for a bigger diamond.

If you're a careful online purchaser, then this VS2 clarity diamond is relatively safe bet, since the chances are low of it having any inclusions that can be seen by the naked eye.