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 2.11 Carat F Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This F color diamond is colorless - but be careful of comparing it with other diamonds that have been rated an F which have been assessed by some of the less reputable grading companies - they may actually be Gs or Hs.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 2.11

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS2

Price: $30360

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 59.8%

Table: 59.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Thin to medium

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 8.32*8.36*4.99

Item number: 1314002

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For $30360, you should be getting a nice stone; ensure that you are harsh in your judgement when you're looking at this stone. Girdle thickness (for this diamond the girdle is "Thin to medium") can have an significant role in the apparent size of the diamond, which is detailed in my girdle thickness article.

The Ideal cut ensures the diamond will shine significantly more than lower cut quality diamonds, optimizing attractiveness.

Remember to cast a glance over neighbouring carat sizes around the 2.11 carat size of this diamond, to see if any options regarding other diamond properties can open up. If you're buying blind online, then VS2 clarity is basically the lowestclarity rating you can go for without carrying a significant risk of picking up a diamond with visible inclusions. F color diamonds are virtually colorless, meaning they are part of the pure white diamond range.

Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs. Malcolm S. Forbes .