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).

This 0.52 Carat H Color VS2 Clarity Good Cut Round Cut Diamond for Purchase

This H Color diamond is cheaper when compared with superior color grades due to a number of reasons, first and foremost because it is not as rare and is therefore less costly.

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A H color diamond like this one is a good option balancing white pureness and budgetary considerations. If you have got some dollars to spend but do not wish to waste it, this is a sensible color range to do your searching within. Make sure to cast a glance over neighbouring carat sizes around the 0.52 carat size of this diamond, to see if any options regarding other diamond properties may become available.

For a diamond, a cost of $1010 really places it in the lowest price group of diamonds, especially for engagement rings.

Girdle thickness (for this diamond the girdle is "") can have an significant role in the apparent size of the diamond, which is detailed in my girdle thickness article.

Although this VS2 clarity diamond will almost certaintly be "eye-clean", if you are aiming to save some money, try checking out SI clarity diamonds. You can manually pick a diamond that appears eye-clean in a photo or when viewed in person.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.52

Cut: Good

Color: H

Clarity: VS2

Price: $1010

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 65.7%

Table: 59.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Very Good



Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 4.95*4.98*3.26

Item number: 1344380

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