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: 6.00 Carat H Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This is a H color diamond, situated within the almost colorless group of diamonds with excellent value for money, being a practically colorless diamond.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 6.0

Cut: Ideal

Color: H

Clarity: VS2

Price: $217420

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 59.5%

Table: 61.0%

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Very Good

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick, faceted

Culet: Very Small

Fluorescence: Faint

Measurements: 11.86*11.72*7.02

Item number: 1247947

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Girdle thickness (for this diamond the girdle is "Medium to slightly thick, faceted") can have an important role in the apparent size of the diamond, which is detailed in my article about girdle thickness. Although this VS2 clarity diamond will almost certaintly be "eye-clean", if you are aiming to save some money, try checking out SI clarity diamonds. You can manually pick a diamond that is eye-clean in a photo or when seen in the flesh. Put this 6.00 carat weight in perspective as you consider your diamond choices - there are for sure other diamonds of about the same size that may provide more with regards to their price and properties. In analyzing the $217420 cost of this diamond, put in some thought into whether you need all the properties to be as good as they are.