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).

Selected for You: 0.61 Carat F Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This stone has a VS1 clarity rating to go along with its color grading of F, which will provide you with a diamond containing inclusions that detract to a lesser degree from the overall appearance of the diamond.

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The carat weight of this diamond is 0.61 carats - be sure to look for the other diamonds for sale with a similar 0.61 weight which may have a more desirable combination of properties and price. This diamond has a girdle described as "Thin to medium", which plays a role in the shine and apparently width of a diamond, as written about in my diamond girdle article.

This diamond's Ideal cut rating indicates it has very good proportions and very good or better symmetry and polish ratings. F color diamonds are pretty much colorless - they are included in the pure white group of diamonds.

Usually VS1 clarity diamonds are the best value "safe" clarity rating for purchasing online without a photo - although a lower clarity grading is possible you need to see a high quality photo of the diamond to assess the defects for yourself. For a cost of $2360, this diamond sits firmly within the middle range of stones being purchased for diamond engagement rings.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.61

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS1

Price: $2360

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 60.8%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Thin to medium

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 5.51*5.49*3.34

Item number: 1351225

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