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).

For Your Viewing Pleasure: 0.44 Carat F Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This VS1 clarity diamond offers a bit of an improvement in clarity over a VS2 clarity diamond, the step up in clarity grading comes from there being smaller or less inclusions, or when the location of the inclusion is less degrading to the appearance of the diamond (for example if it is hidden from sight).

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.44

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS1

Price: $1250

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 60.9%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 4.96*4.91*3.00

Item number: 1244371

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Several companies will offer an Ideal cut diamond cut grading, and these diamonds are almost always (as is the situation here) perfect in terms of proportions and the general shape. This diamond's pricetag of $1250 puts it firmly a member of the cheapest group of diamonds that might be used in an engagement ring setting. The difference between any neighbouring colors from the D-E-F color range is only detectable in a lab, with the significance that this F color diamond is not distinguishable from diamonds rated one color either side of it. If you're buying blind on the Internet, then VS1 clarity is basically the minimumclarity rating you can go for without carrying a significant risk of getting a diamond with eye-visible defects. The carat weight of this stone is 0.44 carats - be sure to look for the other diamonds for sale with a similar 0.44 weight that might have a better combinations of properties and price.

Don't ignore diamond characteristics beside the four Cs, such as girdle thickness - which can be important due to reasons discussed in the article on girdles on this website.