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

This 1.12 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond was one of the candidates during a recent search for good value diamonds.

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A diamond is a chunk of coal that is made good under pressure. Henry Kissinger .

Pay attention to this diamond's girdle characteristic - "Medium to slightly thick" - if you're unsure about girdles, try reading my short explanation of girdle thicknesses. Throwing $7670 on a stone gets one a well above average diamond, such as this diamond. Just be sure that you and your partner are happy spending the money. Typically VS2 clarity diamonds are the best value "safe" clarity rating in terms of buying online without seeing the diamond - you can go to a lower clarity grading but then you need to see a high quality photo of the diamond to assess the inclusions for yourself. This G color diamond is a whiter stone than the bottom normal color ratings of J and below, which means it's a great compromise between quality and budget, enabling you to get more in the other Cs of diamonds for example cut rating. The Ideal cut ensures the diamond will sparkle significantly more in comparison to lower quality cut diamonds, maximizing attractiveness.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.12

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS2

Price: $7670

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.4%

Table: 59.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 6.66*6.69*4.10

Item number: 1291822

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