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 1.56 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond for Purchase

For you I have sourced a 1.56 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond.

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A G color diamond like this one is a great compromise between extreme white pureness and money considerations. If you've got some money but do not wish to splurge unnecessarily, this is a great color range to look in. 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. You can manually pick a diamond that appears eye-clean in a photo or when viewed in person. This diamond's Ideal cut rating means it has excellent proportions and very good or better polish and symmetry ratings. If you look at this 1.56 carat stone and think to yourself, "that stone is too small", ponder whether it's possible to compromise by lowering other properties, for example clarity in order to get for a larger diamond. Do not neglect diamond characteristics outside the four Cs, for example girdle thickness - it can be important for reasons discussed in the article on girdles on this website.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.56

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS2

Price: $13020

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.1%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: MED-MED

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Medium blue

Measurements: 7.41*7.47*4.62

Item number: 1302949

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