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).

Seeking a 0.30 Carat F Color VS1 Clarity Premium Cut Round Cut Diamond?

F color VS1 clarity - could you ask for any more? Not much I think, except perhaps a better cost, as there will be an increased cost resulting from getting these good qualities found in this stone.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.3

Cut: Premium

Color: F

Clarity: VS1

Price: $610

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.6%

Table: 60.0%

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Very Good


Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 4.23*4.27*2.66

Item number: 1350900

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The carat weight of this diamond is 0.30 carats - but make sure you check out the other diamonds for sale with that same 0.30 weight that might have a more desirable combination of properties and price. This diamond's pricetag of $610 means it is firmly a member of the least expensive group of stones which might be used in an engagement ring setting. Because this stone is a Premium cut diamond, it provides fantastic value for your dollar, not attracting the price tag added to the higher cut gradings, despite still providing decent optical performance. If you're a cautious online purchaser, then this VS1 clarity diamond is a good safe option, since it is unlikely to have any inclusions that can be seen by the naked eye.

The chance in color between any adjacent colors from the D-E-F range can only be detected in a specialist laboratory environment, with the significance that this F color diamond is indistinguishable when compared with diamonds rated only one color grade differently. This diamond's girdle is "", which can have a role in the size and sparkle of the diamond, as explained in my diamond girdle article.