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 2.01 Carat G Color SI1 Clarity Premium Cut Round Cut Diamond?

Looking carefully under a scope at an SI1 clarity diamond in person or using the photo (as in this case) will help you avoid big inclusions that are picked up by the eye.

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Put this 2.00 carat weight in perspective as you weigh up your buying choices - there are going to be other diamonds of about the same size which can provide more in terms of their price and characteristics. Weighing up the $19910 cost for this diamond, put in some thought into whether any of the property qualities are excessive for your needs. The Girdle Thickness of this stone is "Extremely thin to thick" - you can consult my piece on girdle thickness if you want to find out more about how girdle thickness can play an important role.

The SI clarity group of diamonds (which this SI1 clarity diamond is part of) is the place where bargains are found. Try and find a diamond that is "clean" to the naked eye, either by going over the diamond in the flesh, or by checking out an online high resolution photo showing the stone. The visual attractiveness of this diamond will be quite good because of its Premium cut, although not quite as good as the more expensive higher cut grades. The G color of this diamond provides value for your dollar, as it isn't a member of the expensive premium color grades D-F.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 2.0

Cut: Premium

Color: G

Clarity: SI1

Price: $19910

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 60.7%

Table: 63.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Very Good

Girdle: Extremely thin to thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 8.23*8.13*4.97

Item number: 1350875

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