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).

Pick for This Afternoon 1.23 Carat F Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This F color VS1 clarity diamond is somewhat more expensive than the equivalent VS2, F color stone because it has an increased clarity quality.

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In analyzing the $11340 price for this diamond, put in some thought into whether any of the property qualities are excessive for your needs. Although this VS1 clarity diamond is pretty much guaranteed to be "eye-clean", if you are looking to reduce expenditure, you should check out SI clarity diamonds. You can manually pick a diamond that appears eye-clean in a photo or when viewed in person. If you eyeball this 1.23 carat stone and think to yourself, "that diamond is too small", consider whether it's possible to compromise by reducing another property such as clarity in order to go for a larger diamond.

F color diamonds are usually described as colorless diamonds, amongst the purest white diamonds available for sale. The Girdle Thickness for this stone is "" - you can consult my piece on diamond girdles if you want to find out more about how girdle thickness can play an important role. The Ideal cut means the diamond will sparkle significantly more in comparison to lower quality cut diamonds, maximizing attractiveness.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.23

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS1

Price: $11340

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.1%

Table: 57.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent


Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 6.85*6.90*4.27

Item number: 1339839

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