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).

Searching for a 1.72 Carat H Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond?

This 1.72 carat, VS2 clarity diamond is often described as a "white" diamond in some cases, or in other cases as a "near colorless" diamond depending on store.

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A H color diamond such as this one is a great compromise between extreme white pureness and money considerations. If you've got some money but do not wish to waste it, this is a sensible color range to do your searching within. If you're buying blind online, then VS2 clarity is basically the lowestclarity rating you can go for without running a significant risk of getting a diamond with visible inclusions. For more information on the "Medium to slightly thick, faceted" girdle of this diamond, check out the article I wrote on girdle thickness. Many different diamond sellers will offer an Ideal cut diamond cut grading, and these diamonds are almost always (as is the situation here) perfect in terms of proportions and the general shape. Through reducing the size of this stone (1.72 carats), it's possible you might save a few dollars which can go towards other costs.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.72

Cut: Ideal

Color: H

Clarity: VS2

Price: $14670

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 60.5%

Table: 58.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 7.74*7.79*4.70

Item number: 1289315

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