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 today: a 0.59 Carat H Color VS2 Clarity Premium Cut Round Cut Diamond

This H color, 0.59 carat diamond is an appropriate option for someone looking for a combination of value and whiteness.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.59

Cut: Premium

Color: H

Clarity: VS2

Price: $1250

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 64.2%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent



Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 5.25*5.28*3.38

Item number: 1344274

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VS means Very Slightly Included - this VS2 clarity diamond has some smaller inclusions which may or may not be easy to see under 10x magnification, but are rarely visible using just the naked eye - although it can happen on the odd occasion. Consider if you are really set on the 0.59 carat weight of this diamond - perhaps you are able to stretch for a larger stone. The cut rating of this diamond (Premium) means it sits right in the middle of the road between quality of cut and cheapness of diamond. An untrained eye won't see the color in this H color diamond, unless the stone is compared side by side with a higher color grade diamond (for multistone rings this is important).