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 1.74 Carat F Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond?

This F color diamond is colorless - you should still be cautious of comparing it with other diamonds that have been rated an F that have been assessed by some of the less reputable grading organizations - they may actually be Gs or Hs.

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In the age of acorns, before the times of Ceres, a single barley-corn had been of more value to mankind than all the diamonds of the mines of India. Henry Brooke .

The difference between any adjacent colors from the D-E-F color range is only detectable in a lab, meaning this F color diamond is not distinguishable from diamonds rated only one color grade differently. This diamond's girdle ("Thin to medium") has an effect on the overall diamond; don't ignore it completely.

The Ideal cut ensures the diamond will sparkle significantly more in comparison to lower quality cut diamonds, optimizing attractiveness. Through reducing the size of this stone (1.74 carats), it's possible you might save a substantial amount of money which will help out with other expenses.

Typically VS2 clarity diamonds are the most affordable "safe" clarity rating in terms of buying online without seeing the diamond - although a lower clarity grading is possible you need to see a good quality photo showing the diamond to analyze the defects for yourself. Weighing up the $19370 price for this diamond, make sure you consider whether any of the property qualities are excessive for your needs.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.74

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS2

Price: $19370

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.7%

Table: 55.0%

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Thin to medium

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 7.67*7.76*4.84

Item number: 1306198

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