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).

Heidi Klum Engagement Ring

Heidi Klum is a German model and actress who shot to fame in the early 1990s as a model. She has been on a number of famous fashion magazine covers including Vogue and Marie Claire, and is also known as having hosted several Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows.

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Heidi met her husband, the singer Seal, in 2004 and married him in 2005. Seal proposed with a relatively unusual very large fancy yellow cushion diamond in a thin yellow band. The size of the central diamond is about 10 carats, and the ring as a whole is worth well over a hundred thousand dollars. The central diamond is surrounded by a thin ring of yellow pave set diamonds.