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).

Take a look at: 0.33 Carat F Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This VS1 clarity diamond offers a bit of an improvement in clarity over a VS2 clarity diamond - the higher rating is given when there are smaller or less inclusions, or when the location of the inclusion is more favourable to the presentation of the diamond (hidden).

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Through lowering the carat weight of this stone (0.33 carats), you may be able to save a few dollars which will help out with other costs. To the unassisted human eye, this F color diamond by itself appears completely white and pure - there isn't a way to detect any color in the diamond utilizing just the human eye and no other nearby diamonds, or to differentiate it from others within the colorless range. Several companies will offer an Ideal cut rating of diamond, and these diamonds are almost always (as is the case here) perfect in terms of proportions and the overall shape.

VS stands for Very Slightly Included - this VS1 clarity diamond contains some minor inclusions that may or may not be visible at 10x magnification, but are almost never visible with the naked eye - but it can occur occasionally. By using only $780 on the diamond, one can save more cash to use for other costs, for example a wedding reception. This diamond's girdle ("Thin to medium") has an effect on the diamond, and should not be neglected entirely.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.33

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS1

Price: $780

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.3%

Table: 55.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Thin to medium

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Medium blue

Measurements: 4.46*4.44*2.73

Item number: 1351518

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