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).

0.83 Carat Princess Shape Diamond Actual Size

The image shown on this webpage shows the ballpark size of a 0.83 carat size princess shape diamond on the hand of a woman. Photos can sometimes be notoriously deceptive - I've tried to make this one as clear as possible, but remember seeing the diamond in the flesh may give you a totally different judgement of size to examining it on the web. Long slender fingers will affect how a diamond looks as much as the diamond's carat weight - so consider other factors as well as the 0.83 carat weight of this princess diamond.

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Months after you've purchased the diamond, you might be pleasantly surprised by how much larger the diamond appears on the female hand, than when viewed by itself .