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: 1.70 Carat F Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This F color diamond is a colorless diamond - but be careful of comparing it with other "F" color diamonds that have been graded in one of the less reputable grading organizations - what GIA calls an H may be called an F by them.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.7

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS2

Price: $19400

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.0%

Table: 55.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 7.62*7.65*4.73

Item number: 1302888

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This diamond's Ideal cut rating indicates it has excellent proportions and very good or better symmetry and polish ratings. Spending $19400 on a diamond nets one a well above average diamond, like this one. Just be sure that you and your partner are happy spending the money.

F color diamonds are pretty much colorless, meaning they are included in the pure white group of diamonds. The Girdle Thickness of this stone is "Medium to slightly thick, faceted" - I suggest consulting my piece on diamond girdles if you want to find out more concerning how girdle thickness can be important. The carat weight of this diamond is 1.70 carats - be sure to look for the other diamonds for sale with a similar 1.70 weight which might have a more desirable combination of properties and price.

Although this VS2 clarity diamond will almost certaintly be "eye-clean", if you are looking to save some money, try checking out SI clarity diamonds. Try to find a diamond that appears eye-clean in a photo or when seen in the flesh.