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 Morning 1.78 Carat F Color VS2 Clarity Premium Cut Round Cut Diamond

The F color of this stone means it is colorless, saving you the trouble of going up the extra two color grades (and fork out a lot more money) for a D color diamond.

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Pay attention to 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. The difference between any adjacent colors from the D-E-F color range can only be detected in a specialist laboratory environment, with the significance that this F color diamond is not distinguishable when compared with diamonds rated one color either side of it. Through lowering the carat size of this diamond (1.78 carats), it's possible you might save a substantial amount of money which will go towards other expenses. In analyzing the $22060 price for this diamond, put in some thought into whether any of the property qualities are excessive for your needs. VS is an abbreviation for Very Slightly Included - this VS2 clarity diamond has some smaller inclusions that might or might not be visible at 10x magnification, but are rarely visible with the naked eye - although it can happen occasionally.

The cut property for this diamond (Premium) means it sits right inbetween cut quality and diamond pricing considerations.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.78

Cut: Premium

Color: F

Clarity: VS2

Price: $22060

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.0%

Table: 55.0%

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Thin to medium, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 7.87*7.91*4.81

Item number: 1244196

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