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).

The Search is Done: 1.85 Carat G Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

Why bother spending the extra money for a "pure" white diamond in the colorless range, when you can so easily change to a G color such as this VS1 clarity stone and save some serious dollars.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.85

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS1

Price: $21320

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.7%

Table: 58.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 7.86*7.87*4.85

Item number: 1305928

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Pay attention to this diamond's girdle description - "Medium to slightly thick" - and if you don't know about girdle thickness, try reading my girdle thickness article. This G color diamond is less colored than the bottom normal color ratings of J and below; it's a a balance-point between quality and budget, allowing one to have more in the other Cs of diamonds such as carat size. VS stands for Very Slightly Included - this VS1 clarity diamond contains some minor inclusions which may or may not be easy to see under 10x magnification, but are rarely visible using just the naked eye - however it can happen on the odd occasion. In analyzing the $21320 cost for this diamond, make sure you consider whether any of the property qualities are excessive for your needs.

The carat weight of this diamond is 1.85 carats - be sure to look for the other diamonds for sale with a similar 1.85 weight that may have a better combinations of properties and price. This diamond's Ideal cut rating means it has very good proportions and very good or better polish and symmetry characteristics.