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 1.52 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond for Sale

Here is a 1.52 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond, containing 1.52 carats of diamond.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.52

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS2

Price: $13530

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 59.9%

Table: 60.0%

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Faint

Measurements: 7.46*7.47*4.47

Item number: 1339311

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An untrained eye won't notice the color in this G color diamond, unless the stone is held up against a higher color grade diamond (something to think about if you're going for a 3 stone ring). While not quite as perfect a cut as Hearts & Arrows, the Ideal cut of this diamond means it is significantly cheaper, because you're not paying a premium for a "perfectly" cut diamond.

Despite the fact this VS2 clarity diamond is pretty much guaranteed to be "eye-clean", if you are looking to reduce expenditure, try checking out SI clarity diamonds. Try to find a diamond that appears eye-clean in a photo or when viewed in person.