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 - 2.14 Carat F Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This F color diamond belongs without any doubt in the colorless group of diamonds, and comes with a hefty price but also a beautiful diamond.

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F color diamonds are virtually colorless - they are included in the pure white group of diamonds. The Ideal cut means the diamond will sparkle significantly more in comparison to lower cut quality diamonds, maximizing attractiveness. Don't ignore diamond characteristics outside the four Cs, such as girdle thickness - it can be important for reasons discussed in my girdle thickness article. Typically VS2 clarity diamonds are the most affordable "safe" clarity rating in terms of buying online without a photo - although a lower clarity grading is possible you need to see a high quality photo of the diamond to analyze the defects for yourself.

For $31640, you should be getting a nice stone; ensure that you are plenty critical when you're looking at this diamond.

Put this 2.14 carat weight in the right reference frame as you weigh up your buying options - there are for sure other stones of about the same size which may offer more in terms of their cost and characteristics.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 2.14

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS2

Price: $31640

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.7%

Table: 57.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Thin to medium, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 8.20*8.28*5.17

Item number: 1343648

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