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 Searching is Done: 0.89 Carat F Color VS1 Clarity Premium 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 fewer or smaller inclusions, or when the location of the inclusion is more favourable to the appearance of the diamond (for example if it is hidden from sight).

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Don't ignore properties beside the four Cs, such as girdle thickness - which can be important for reasons outlined in my girdle thickness article. Through reducing the size of this stone (0.89 carats), you may be able to save a few dollars which will help out with other expenses. If you're buying blind online, then VS1 clarity is really the minimumclarity rating you can go for without carrying a significant risk of getting a diamond with visible inclusions.

At a pricetag of $4390, this diamond sits smack-bang within the normal range of stones bought for diamond engagement rings.

The visual attractiveness of this diamond will be quite good due to its Premium cut, although inferior to the more costly higher-rated cut grades. F color diamonds are usually described as the colorless diamonds, amongst the purest white diamonds available for sale.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.89

Cut: Premium

Color: F

Clarity: VS1

Price: $4390

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 63.5%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Very Good

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick

Culet: Very Small

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 6.09*6.07*3.86

Item number: 1348288

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