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: 1.53 Carat F Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

The coupling of VS2 clarity and F color in this diamond guarantees that you're getting a diamond that appears clean to the naked eye, even without needing to look at it, as well as a white diamond with no traces of color.

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This diamond's girdle is "Slightly thick, faceted", which plays a role in the size and sparkle of a diamond, as explained in my diamond girdle article. VS means Very Slightly Included - this VS2 clarity diamond has some smaller inclusions that might or might not be visible at 10x magnification, but almost never visible using just the naked eye - but it can occur on the odd occasion. This diamond's Ideal cut rating indicates it has excellent proportions and very good or better polish and symmetry characteristics. For $17200, you should be getting a nice stone, so make sure you're plenty critical as you look at this stone.

Place this 1.53 carat weight in the right reference frame when you consider your purchasing choices - there are for sure other stones of about the same size which might offer more in terms of their price and properties. F color diamonds are known as the colorless diamonds, being some of the purest white diamonds you can get.

Diamonds are a girl's best friend and a man's worst enemy. Unknown Author .

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.53

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS2

Price: $17200

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.7%

Table: 59.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Slightly thick, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Faint

Measurements: 7.38*7.34*4.54

Item number: 1244562

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