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: 0.76 Carat H Color VS2 Clarity Hearts & Arrows Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This 0.76 carat, VS2 clarity diamond like this one is usually described as a white diamond , or alternatively as a "near colorless" diamond depending on which online company you're looking at.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.76

Cut: Hearts & Arrows Ideal

Color: H

Clarity: VS2

Price: $2850

Certificate: AGS

Depth: 61.5%

Table: 54.5%

Polish: Ideal

Symmetry: Ideal

Girdle: Thin to medium

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Negligible

Measurements: 5.86*5.90*3.62

Item number: 1349853

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A H color diamond such as this one is a good option balancing extreme white pureness and budgetary considerations. If you have got some dollars to spend but don't want to waste it, this is a sensible color range to do your searching within. Although this VS2 clarity diamond will almost certaintly be "eye-clean", if you are aiming to reduce expenditure, you should check out SI clarity diamonds. Try to find a diamond that appears eye-clean in a photo or when viewed in person. With regards to cut alone, a Hearts and Arrows cut diamond gets you as close to perfection as you can get. This very rare of diamond cuts is shown to the buyer who is following a special interest in getting the best cut diamond, and consequently the appearance of the diamond resulting from its excellent light retention qualities. For a cost of $2850, this diamond sits smack-bang in the normal range of stones used for diamond engagement rings.

If you are looking at this diamond and considering whether to improve another property of the diamond which don't affect size, you may wish to reduce the 0.76 carat weight for this diamond to achieve that end.