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 1.80 Carat F Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

While diamonds graded G in color are sometimes classified as near colorless diamonds, diamonds with an F color grading are safely assumed to belong to the pure white diamond group.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.8

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS2

Price: $21130

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.1%

Table: 58.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Very Good

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Faint

Measurements: 7.72*7.77*4.81

Item number: 1134263

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The Girdle Thickness of this stone is "Medium to slightly thick, faceted" - you can consult my piece on diamond girdles if you want to find out more concerning how girdle thickness can be important. If you're buying blind online, then VS2 clarity is really the minimumclarity rating you should consider without running a significant risk of getting a diamond with visible inclusions. Several diamond sellers will offer an Ideal cut rating of diamond, and these diamonds are almost always (as is the case here) perfect in terms of proportions and the overall shape. If you are looking at this diamond and thinking to yourself that you want to improve other characteristics of the diamond which don't affect size, you may wish to reduce the 1.80 carat size of this diamond.

The difference between any neighbouring colors from the D-E-F range is only detectable in a lab, with the significance that this F color diamond is indistinguishable when compared with diamonds rated only one color grade differently. For $21130, if you've done your shopping properly you should have a nice stone, so make sure you're plenty critical when you're looking at this stone.