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 Finished: 0.33 Carat F Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

Although G color diamonds are sometimes classified as almost colorless diamonds, diamonds with an F color grading are safely assumed to belong to the pure white diamond group.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.33

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS2

Price: $590

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.6%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Very Good

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Medium blue

Measurements: 4.42*4.38*2.76

Item number: 1311250

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This diamond's Ideal cut rating indicates it has excellent proportions and very good or better symmetry and polish characteristics. For a diamond, a price of $590 really places it in the lowest price group of diamonds, even more so in the context of engagement rings. The Girdle Thickness of this stone is "Medium to slightly thick" - you can consult my article on diamond girdles if you want to find out more concerning how girdle thickness can play an important role. If you are looking at this diamond and considering whether to improve other characteristics of the diamond which don't affect size, you may wish to reduce the 0.33 carat size for this diamond to achieve that end.

VS is an abbreviation for Very Slightly Included - this VS2 clarity diamond contains some smaller inclusions which may or may not be easy to see under 10x magnification, but are almost never visible with the naked eye - but it can occur occasionally. F color diamonds are usually described as the colorless diamonds, being some of the purest white diamonds you can get.