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 3.02 Carat F Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

The F color rating for this diamond is suitably paired with the high clarity grading of VS1; this means it has either fewer inclusions or alternatively somewhat smaller inclusions than a VS2 diamond.

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For $98740, if you've done your shopping properly you should have a nice stone, so make sure you're harsh in your judgement when you're looking at this stone. Although this VS1 clarity diamond is pretty much guaranteed to be "eye-clean", if you're aiming to reduce expenditure, you should check out SI clarity diamonds. Try to find a diamond that appears eye-clean in a photo or when viewed in person. By lowering the carat weight of this diamond (3.02 carats), you may be able to save a substantial amount of money that can go towards other costs. The difference between any adjacent colors from the D-E-F range can only be detected in a specialist laboratory environment, meaning this F color diamond is not distinguishable when compared with diamonds rated one color either side of it.

This diamond's girdle is "Thin to slightly thick, faceted", which plays a role in the shine and apparently width of the diamond, as written about in my diamond girdle article. Several diamond sellers will provide an Ideal cut rating of diamond, and these diamonds are usually (as is the situation here) perfect with respect to proportions and the general shape.

Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a rough exterior. Juvenal .

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 3.02

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS1

Price: $98740

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.4%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Thin to slightly thick, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 9.18*9.27*5.76

Item number: 1325832

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