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 1.31 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

If you have been trying to find something like a 1.31 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond, today is your lucky day, assuming it has not already been snapped up by this time.

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Take note of this diamond's girdle description - "Medium to slightly thick" - and if you don't know about girdle thickness, go have a read of my short explanation of girdle thicknesses. The G color of this diamond provides great value, as it isn't a member of the expensive premium color grades D-F. Throwing $9730 on a stone nets you a diamond well above the cut, like this one. A tip: sanity check that you're happy spending the money. The Ideal cut means the diamond will sparkle significantly more in comparison to lower cut quality diamonds, maximizing attractiveness. Typically VS2 clarity diamonds are the most affordable "safe" clarity grading for buying online without a photo - although a lower clarity grading is possible you need to see a high quality photo of the diamond to analyze the inclusions for yourself.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.31

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS2

Price: $9730

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.3%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 6.97*7.00*4.35

Item number: 1310019

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