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 Finished: 0.36 Carat F Color VS2 Clarity Premium Cut Round Cut Diamond

The F color rating for this stone means it is colorless, without you needing to go the extra two grades (and fork out a lot more money) for a D color diamond.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.36

Cut: Premium

Color: F

Clarity: VS2

Price: $670

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 63.1%

Table: 57.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Very Good

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 4.53*4.59*2.87

Item number: 1321934

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If you're a cautious online buyer, this VS2 clarity diamond is a good safe option, because it is unlikely to have any inclusions that are visible to the naked eye. By using only $670 on the diamond, one can save more cash to use for other expenses, for example a wedding reception. Because this diamond is a Premium cut diamond, it offers fantastic value for your dollar, since it doesn't attract the price premium of the higher cut gradings, despite still providing decent optical properties. This diamond has a girdle described as "Medium to slightly thick", which can have a role in the shine and apparently width of the diamond, as explained in my diamond girdle article. The carat weight of this diamond is 0.36 carats - but make sure you check out the other diamonds for sale with that same 0.36 weight which might have a better combinations of properties and price.

F color diamonds are pretty much colorless - they are included in the pure white group of diamonds.

A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a witty person, but a pebble in the hands of a fool. Unknown Author .