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: 1.25 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This 1.25 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond was one of the choices during a recent search for interesting diamonds.

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The Girdle Thickness of this diamond is "Thin to medium" - I suggest consulting my piece on girdle thickness if you are interested in finding out more about how girdle thickness can be important. The Ideal cut means the diamond will shine significantly more than lower quality cut diamonds, maximizing attractiveness.

An untrained eye won't notice the color in this G color diamond, except if the stone is compared side by side with a higher color grade diamond (for multistone rings this is important). Usually VS2 clarity diamonds are the best value "safe" clarity grading in terms of purchasing 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.

Through decreasing the carat weight of this stone (1.25 carats), you may be able to save a substantial amount of money which will go towards other expenses.

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. Mahatma Gandhi.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.25

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS2

Price: $9080

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.7%

Table: 57.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Thin to medium

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 6.90*6.93*4.27

Item number: 1345146

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