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 1.57 Carat H Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond?

This H color VS2 diamond is 1.57 carats.

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In analyzing the $12050 cost for this diamond, put in some thought into whether you need all the properties to be as good as they are. Place this 1.57 carat weight in perspective when you consider your purchasing choices - there are for sure other stones of about the same size which could provide more with regards to their price and properties.

This diamond's girdle is "Medium", which can have a impact on the shine and apparently width of a diamond, as explained in my diamond girdle page.

The H color of this diamond provides great value, since it is not one of the expensive premium color grades D-F.

The story of Harold Ross, the New Yorker and me is a mere footnote to the story of our time, and we might as well face the truth that to researchers of the future, poking about among the ruins of time, we shall all be tiny glitters. But then, so are diamonds. James Thurber .

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.57

Cut: Ideal

Color: H

Clarity: VS2

Price: $12050

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.6%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Very Good

Girdle: Medium

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 7.48*7.51*4.62

Item number: 1281286

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