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).

G Color VS2 Diamonds

A G colored diamond lies on the interesting boundary between the completely colorless D, E, and F color diamonds, and the near colorless I and J color diamonds. The price point of most of these diamonds is reflected in this fact – they price well, not quite as low cost as the near colorless, but significantly cheaper than the top color ones.

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The most popular combination in terms of diamond clarity with G color diamonds is the VS2 clarity rating, which is of course the lowest clarity rating which pretty much guarantees you that you’ll get an eye clean diamond. Luckily, if there are photos of the diamond available online, then this isn’t a worry – you can eyeball the diamond yourself and see if it is truly “eye-clean”.

Here is a significant number of G color, VS2 diamonds that I’ve found on the Internet over a range of carat sizes. I’ve chosen to find only Ideal cut diamonds in order to get ones that have maximal sparkle and shine, without being ridiculously expensive from having a hearts and arrows cut rating.

To vary up the search process and make it a little more interesting, I split my searching up over 7 different days to avoid burning out. The headings below show the split:

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