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 Evening 1.54 Carat G Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

The combination of G color with VS1 clarity makes this diamond a very nice option for a careful shopper.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.54

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS1

Price: $15000

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.2%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Very Good

Girdle: Thin to medium, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 7.38*7.44*4.61

Item number: 1245934

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If you are buying blind online, then VS1 clarity is basically the lowestclarity rating you should consider without carrying a significant risk of getting a diamond with visible inclusions. Several companies will offer an Ideal cut diamond cut grading, and these diamonds are usually (as is the situation here) perfect with respect to proportions and the overall shape. Think about whether you are entirely set on the 1.54 carat weight that this diamond is - perhaps you can stretch to get a bigger rock. Take note of this diamond's girdle characteristic - "Thin to medium, faceted" - and if you don't know about girdle thickness, try reading my short explanation of girdle thicknesses. Spending $15000 on a stone gets one a diamond well above the cut, like this one. A tip: sanity check that you're happy spending the money.

This G color diamond is less colored than the lowest normal color ratings of J and below, which means it's a a balance-point between quality and budget, enabling you to have more in the other Cs of diamonds such as carat size.