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 Today 0.73 Carat F Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

The coupling of F color and eye-clean appearance of this diamond guarantees pretty much a diamond that appears clean to the naked eye, even without needing to look at it, and you also get a diamond which is colorless.

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Take note of this diamond's girdle description - "Thin to medium" - and if you don't know about girdle thickness, try reading my short explanation of girdle thicknesses. For a pricetag of $3180, this diamond sits firmly in the middle range of stones used for diamond engagement rings.

By decreasing the size of this stone (0.73 carats), it's possible you might save a substantial amount of money that can help out with other costs. If you are buying blind online, then VS2 clarity is really the lowestclarity rating you can go for without running a significant risk of picking up a diamond with eye-visible defects.

The chance in color between any adjacent colors from the D-E-F 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 only one color grade differently. While not quite as perfect a cut as Hearts & Arrows, the Ideal cut of this diamond means it is significantly cheaper, because you're not paying a premium for a "perfectly" cut diamond.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.73

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS2

Price: $3180

Certificate: AGS

Depth: 62.1%

Table: 54.9%

Polish: Ideal

Symmetry: Ideal

Girdle: Thin to medium

Culet: Pointed

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 5.77*5.80*3.59

Item number: 1338357

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