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).

Jessica Simpson Engagement Ring

Jessica Simpson is the bubbly, singer and actress that became famous in the late 1990s with a string of musical hits. She is the older sister of Ashlee Simpson.

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Jessica met her ex-husband Nick Lachey in 1999 and married him in 2002. They had a reality TV show together where a camera followed them in their everyday lives called Newlyweds:Nick and Jessica. The marriage lasted until the end of 2005, when they divorced.

Nick gave Jessica a three stone diamond ring with a large central pear-shaped diamond, flanked by two side stone pear-shaped diamonds. The central stone was about 4 carats in size.