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 1.73 Carat G Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond?

The clarity rating of VS1 for this stone almost certainly means it will be eye-clean - so you shouldn't have to worry about checking for inclusions.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.73

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS1

Price: $19060

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.5%

Table: 57.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Faint

Measurements: 7.63*7.69*4.79

Item number: 1336214

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Don't open your diamonds in a vegetable market. Tie them in bundle and keep them in your heart, and go your own way. Kabir .

Girdle thickness (for this diamond the girdle is "Medium to slightly thick") can have an important role in the size presented by the diamond, as is explained in my girdle thickness article. Weighing up the $19060 cost of this diamond, put in some thought into whether you need all the properties to be as good as they are.

Through decreasing the carat size of this diamond (1.73 carats), it's possible you might save a substantial amount of money that will go towards other expenses. VS means Very Slightly Included - this VS1 clarity diamond contains some smaller inclusions which might or might not be easy to see under 10x magnification, but are rarely visible with the naked eye - but it can happen occasionally.

An untrained eye 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 (for multistone rings this is important). This diamond's Ideal cut rating indicates it has very good proportions and very good or better symmetry and polish characteristics.