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 1.64 Carat G Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond for Sale

You should factor in you're going to pay more for this nearly colorless diamond than for a budget color diamond, and also to pay to get the VS1 clarity grading which is quite a bit more expensive than SI1 clarity.

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Don't neglect diamond characteristics beside the four Cs, such as girdle thickness - which can be important due to reasons discussed in my girdle thickness article. In analyzing the $17180 cost for this diamond, make sure you consider whether you need all the properties to be as good as they are.

This G color diamond is a whiter stone than the lowest normal color gradings of J and below, which means it's a great compromise between quality and budget, allowing you to have more in the other Cs of diamonds for example cut rating. Usually VS1 clarity diamonds are the most affordable "safe" clarity rating in terms of purchasing online without seeing the diamond - you can go to a lower clarity grading but then you need to see a high quality photo showing the diamond to analyze the defects for yourself. This diamond's Ideal cut rating means it has excellent proportions and very good or better polish and symmetry ratings.

The carat weight of this stone is 1.64 carats - be sure to look for the other diamonds for sale with that same 1.64 weight that may have a more desirable combination of properties and price.

Diamonds are a girl's best friend and a man's worst enemy. Unknown Author .

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.64

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS1

Price: $17180

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.3%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 7.61*7.63*4.67

Item number: 1300386

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