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 Morning's Diamond - 0.53 Carat F Color VS1 Clarity Premium Cut Round Cut Diamond

F color VS1 clarity - what else could you want? Not much I think, except perhaps a better cost, as there is a price premium associated with getting such nice qualities in this diamond.

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By using only $1690 on the diamond, you will be able to save more money to put towards other expenses, for example a wedding reception. This diamond has a girdle described as "Medium to slightly thick", which plays a role in the shine and apparently width of the diamond, as explained in my diamond girdle article. By decreasing the size of this stone (0.53 carats), you may be able to save a substantial amount of money which can help out with other expenses. The visual appearance of this diamond will be quite good due to its Premium cut, although inferior to the more expensive higher cut grades. If you are buying blind on the Internet, then VS1 clarity is basically the minimumclarity rating you should consider without carrying a significant risk of getting a diamond with eye-visible defects.

To the naked eye, this F color diamond by itself appears completely white and pure - there is no method to detect traces of color in the diamond utilizing only the human eye without nearby diamonds, or to differentiate it from others within the colorless range.

A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a witty person, but a pebble in the hands of a fool. Unknown Author .

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.53

Cut: Premium

Color: F

Clarity: VS1

Price: $1690

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 59.9%

Table: 57.0%

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Very Good

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick

Culet: Very Small

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 5.27*5.24*3.15

Item number: 1311804

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