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: 1.80 Carat G Color VS1 Clarity Premium Cut Round Cut Diamond

Some jewelers say that a G color diamond like this VS1 clarity diamond is pretty much in the pure white range.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.8

Cut: Premium

Color: G

Clarity: VS1

Price: $21200

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.8%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 7.73*7.75*4.86

Item number: 1310943

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For $21200, if you've done your shopping properly you should have a nice stone; ensure that you are harsh in your judgement as you look at this diamond. A G color diamond such as this one is a great compromise between extreme white pureness and money considerations. If you have got some dollars to spend but don't wish to waste it, this is a great color range to look in. VS means Very Slightly Included - this VS1 clarity diamond has some smaller inclusions that might or might not be easy to see under 10x magnification, but are almost never visible with the naked eye - however it can occur sometimes. By lowering the carat size of this stone (1.80 carats), you may be able to save a few dollars that can go towards other costs.

This diamond's girdle is "Medium to slightly thick, faceted", which plays a impact on the shine and apparently width of the diamond, as written about in my diamond girdle page.

The cut property of this diamond (Premium) has it smack bang inbetween cut quality and diamond pricing considerations.

Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life. Ralph Emerson .