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

After some trawling the internet, I've been able to source this 1.70 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond.

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For $17970, if you've done your shopping properly you should have a nice stone, so make sure you're harsh in your judgement as you look at this stone. If you're checking out this diamond and considering whether to improve another property of the diamond which don't affect size, you may wish to reduce the 1.70 carat size of this diamond.

Despite the fact this VS2 clarity diamond will almost certaintly be "eye-clean", if you're looking to reduce expenditure, you should check out SI clarity diamonds. Try to find a diamond that appears eye-clean in a photo or when seen in the flesh. This G color diamond is less colored than the bottom normal color gradings of J and below; it's a great compromise between money considerations and quality, enabling you to have more in the other Cs of diamonds for example cut rating.

This diamond's Ideal cut rating means it has very good proportions and very good or better polish and symmetry ratings. Girdle thickness (for this diamond the girdle is "Medium to slightly thick, faceted") can play an significant role in the apparent size of the diamond, which is detailed in my article about girdle thickness.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.7

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS2

Price: $17970

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.8%

Table: 60.0%

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Very Good

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: Faint

Measurements: 7.60*7.64*4.71

Item number: 1251794

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