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).

Found: this 1.59 Carat F Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This F incolor VS1 clarity diamond is a little more expensive than an equivalent VS2, F color diamond because it has an increased clarity quality.

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While not quite as perfect a cut as Hearts & Arrows, the Ideal cut of this diamond means it is significantly cheaper, because you're not forking out money for a "perfectly" cut diamond. Remember to have a look at nearby carat sizes around the 1.59 carat weight of this diamond, to see if any options regarding other diamond properties might become available. The chance in color between any adjacent colors from the D-E-F color range is only detectable in a lab, with the significance that this F color diamond is indistinguishable from diamonds rated only one color grade differently. Throwing $18830 towards a stone nets one a well above average diamond, like this one. A tip: sanity check that you're happy spending the money. Do not neglect diamond characteristics outside the four Cs, such as girdle thickness - which can be important for reasons discussed in my girdle thickness article.

If you're buying blind on the Internet, then VS1 clarity is basically the lowestclarity rating you should consider without running a significant risk of picking up a diamond with eye-visible defects.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.59

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS1

Price: $18830

Certificate: AGS

Depth: 61.0%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Ideal

Symmetry: Ideal

Girdle: Thin to medium

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Negligible

Measurements: 7.52*7.58*4.61

Item number: 1266198

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