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 1.90 Carat F Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This F color diamond belongs without any doubt in the colorless range of diamonds; with that you get a hefty price but also a beautiful diamond.

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For $25160, if you've done your shopping properly you should have a nice stone; ensure that you are harsh in your judgement as you look at this diamond. Although not quite as perfect a cut as Hearts & Arrows, the Ideal cut of this diamond means it is significantly cheaper, because you're not forking out money for a "perfectly" cut diamond. Do not ignore diamond characteristics outside the four Cs, for example girdle thickness - it can be important for reasons discussed in my girdle thickness article. Despite the fact this VS2 clarity diamond will almost certaintly be "eye-clean", if you are aiming to save some money, try checking out SI clarity diamonds. You can manually pick a diamond that is eye-clean in a photo or when seen in the flesh. F color diamonds are virtually colorless, meaning they are included in the pure white group of diamonds.

Place this 1.90 carat size in the right reference frame as you weigh up your diamond choices - there are for sure other stones of about the same size that may provide more in terms of their price and characteristics.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.9

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS2

Price: $25160

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.3%

Table: 57.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 7.90*7.96*4.94

Item number: 1336333

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