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).

Looking for a 0.59 Carat G Color VS1 Clarity Good Cut Round Cut Diamond?

Some jewelers say that a diamond with a G color rating really belongs in the pure white range.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.59

Cut: Good

Color: G

Clarity: VS1

Price: $1870

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 63.2%

Table: 55.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent


Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 5.33*5.37*3.38

Item number: 1347729

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Make sure to cast a glance over nearby carat sizes around the 0.59 carat weight of this diamond, to see if any options regarding other diamond properties may open up. Most consumers won't notice the color in this G color diamond, unless the stone is compared side by side with a diamond with say a D color rating (something to think about if you're going for a 3 stone ring). If want to get the biggest rock for your money, then you may have to reduce any requirements on other properties of the diamond, for example cut. This Good cut diamond is cheaper than higher grade cuts, although at the cost of somewhat inferior optical appearance. VS is an abbreviation for Very Slightly Included - this VS1 clarity diamond contains some smaller inclusions that may or may not be easy to see at 10x magnification, but almost never visible with the naked eye - however it can happen on the odd occasion.

No diamond girdle detailed for this particular stone, this might be because it has a "knife-edge" girdle meaning that the girdle has zero thickness.

For any diamond, a cost of $1870 really places it amongst the lowest price group of diamonds, especially for engagement rings.