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 Tonight 0.30 Carat F Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

If you've been working your way up the color scale, feel free to stop at this F color diamond - you've arrived at the pure white range of diamonds.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.3

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS2

Price: $600

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.8%

Table: 58.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent


Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 4.30*4.34*2.67

Item number: 1351414

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F color diamonds are virtually colorless - they are part of the pure white group of diamonds. The girdle of this diamond ("") will have an effect on the diamond; don't ignore it completely. The carat weight of this diamond is 0.30 carats - be sure to look for the other diamonds for sale with that same 0.30 weight which may have a more desirable combination of properties and price.

Many different companies 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 overall shape. If you're buying blind online, then VS2 clarity is basically the minimumclarity rating you should consider without carrying a significant risk of getting a diamond with eye-visible defects.

This diamond's pricetag of $600 puts it firmly in the least expensive group of diamonds which might be used in an engagement ring setting.