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: 1.02 Carat F Color VS2 Clarity Premium Cut Round Cut Diamond

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.02

Cut: Premium

Color: F

Clarity: VS2

Price: $7720

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 58.6%

Table: 60.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Thin to medium

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 6.59*6.56*3.85

Item number: 1351552

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Throwing $7720 towards a diamond gets you a well above average diamond, such as this diamond. Just be sure that you and your partner are happy spending this amount of money on a diamond. To get some additional pointers on the "Thin to medium" girdle of this diamond, check out the article I wrote on girdle thickness. The carat weight of this diamond is 1.02 carats - but make sure you look for the other diamonds for sale with that same 1.02 weight that might have a more desirable combination of properties and price.

Since this stone is a Premium cut diamond, it offers excellent value for your dollar, since it doesn't attract the price premium of the higher cut gradings, despite still providing decent optical properties.

Typically VS2 clarity diamonds are the most affordable "safe" clarity rating in terms of purchasing online without a photo - although a lower clarity grading is possible you need to see a good quality photo of the diamond to assess the defects for yourself. The difference between any neighbouring colors from the D-E-F range is only detectable in a lab, with the significance that this F color diamond is indistinguishable when compared with diamonds rated one color either side of it.