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).

Picked for You: 1.21 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This 1.21 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond is currently listed by James Allen.

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This diamond's Ideal cut rating means it has very good proportions and very good or better polish and symmetry characteristics. This diamond's girdle ("Thin to medium") will have an effect on the diamond, and should not be neglected entirely.

For $8290, if you've done your shopping properly you should have a nice stone; ensure that you are harsh in your judgement as you look at this stone. Put this 1.21 carat size in the right reference frame when you consider your purchasing choices - there are going to be other diamonds of about the same size which could offer more in terms of their cost and characteristics. Despite the fact this VS2 clarity diamond will almost certaintly be "eye-clean", if you're aiming to save some money, you should check out SI clarity diamonds. You can manually pick a diamond that is eye-clean in a photo or when viewed in person.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.21

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS2

Price: $8290

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 59.1%

Table: 60.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Very Good

Girdle: Thin to medium

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 6.99*7.01*4.14

Item number: 1346408

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