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 0.90 Carat F Color VS2 Clarity Premium Cut Round Cut Diamond

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

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The Girdle Thickness for this stone is "Medium to slightly thick" - you can consult my piece on diamond girdles if you are interested in finding out more about how girdle thickness can play an important role. This diamond's $4390 cost is a substantial investment for most people, but the tradeoff is a superior stone compared to if you spent a few hundred dollars. Remember to cast a glance over nearby carat sizes around the 0.90 carat weight of this diamond, because in doing so your choices regarding other diamond properties might become available. Usually VS2 clarity diamonds are the best value "safe" clarity rating in terms of purchasing online without seeing the diamond - although a lower clarity grading is possible you need to see a high quality photo of the diamond to assess the defects for yourself. The visual attractiveness of this diamond will be good due to its Premium cut, although not quite as good as the more expensive higher-rated cut grades.

F color diamonds are virtually colorless - they are part of the pure white diamond range.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.9

Cut: Premium

Color: F

Clarity: VS2

Price: $4390

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 60.0%

Table: 61.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 6.22*6.25*3.74

Item number: 1336275

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