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: this 1.80 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

For you I have located a 1.80 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond.

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I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within. Titus Plautus .

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.8

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS2

Price: $18430

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 59.6%

Table: 60.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 7.93*7.97*4.74

Item number: 1323690

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This diamond's Ideal cut rating means it has excellent proportions and very good or better polish and symmetry characteristics. Although this VS2 clarity diamond is pretty much guaranteed to be "eye-clean", if you are looking to save some money, try checking out SI clarity diamonds. You can manually pick a diamond that appears eye-clean in a photo or when viewed in person.

Girdle thickness (for this diamond the girdle is "Medium") can have an important role in the size presented by the diamond, as is explained in my article about girdle thickness. A G color diamond such as this one is a great compromise between white pureness and budgetary considerations. If you have got some dollars to spend but don't want to waste it, this is a sensible color range to do your searching within. For $18430, you should be getting a nice stone; ensure that you are harsh in your judgement when you're looking at this diamond.