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 1.12 Carat G Color VS1 Clarity Hearts & Arrows Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond for You

When stepping up to get such good properties - VS1 + G - don't let yourself down by choosing poorly with regards to the diamond's cut grading.

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A Hearts & Arrows cut diamond shows several distinct patterns when viewed from different angles. From the top, the diamond displays an arrow-like pattern (this is the reason for the "arrow" description). Viewing from side, the diamond has a pattern of 8 heart shapes (hence the name "hearts"). Weighing up the $8710 cost for this diamond, make sure you consider whether you need all the properties to be as good as they are. Do not neglect diamond characteristics outside the four Cs, such as girdle thickness - which can be important due to reasons outlined in my girdle thickness article. Despite the fact this VS1 clarity diamond is pretty much guaranteed to be "eye-clean", if you are looking to reduce expenditure, you should check out SI clarity diamonds. You can manually pick a diamond that is eye-clean in a photo or when seen in the flesh.

This G color diamond is a whiter stone than the bottom normal color ratings of J and below; it's a great compromise between money considerations and quality, enabling you to get more in the other Cs of diamonds such as carat size.

Think about whether you are entirely set on the 1.12 carat weight that this diamond is - or whether you are able to extend a bit more to buy a slightly larger stone.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.12

Cut: Hearts & Arrows Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS1

Price: $8710

Certificate: AGS

Depth: 61.1%

Table: 54.9%

Polish: Ideal

Symmetry: Ideal

Girdle: Thin to medium

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Negligible

Measurements: 6.71*6.74*4.11

Item number: 1307877

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