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: 2.09 Carat G Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

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: 2.09

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS1

Price: $33310

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.2%

Table: 57.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 8.24*8.20*5.11

Item number: 1314460

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I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within. Titus Plautus .

The size of this diamond is 2.09 carats - but make sure you check out the other diamonds for sale with that same 2.09 weight that may have a more desirable combination of properties and price. A G color diamond such as this one is a good option balancing extreme white pureness and budgetary considerations. If you've got some dollars to spend but don't want to waste it, this is a sensible color range to look in. The Ideal cut means the diamond will sparkle significantly more than lower quality cut diamonds, optimizing attractiveness. Although this VS1 clarity diamond will almost certaintly be "eye-clean", if you are looking to reduce expenditure, try checking out SI clarity diamonds. You can manually pick a diamond that is eye-clean in a photo or when viewed in person.

Weighing up the $33310 price for this diamond, make sure you consider whether you need all the properties to be as good as they are. Pay attention to this diamond's girdle description - "Medium, faceted" - and if you don't know about girdle thickness, go have a read of my girdle thickness article.