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 - 2.50 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

I've located you a nice 2.50 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 2.5

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS2

Price: $34850

Certificate: AGS

Depth: 60.3%

Table: 58.0%

Polish: Ideal

Symmetry: Ideal

Girdle: Thin to medium

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 8.79*8.86*5.32

Item number: 1305821

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If you are buying blind online, then VS2 clarity is basically the lowestclarity rating you should consider without carrying a significant risk of picking up a diamond with eye-visible defects. For $34850, you should be getting a nice stone; ensure that you are plenty critical as you look at this diamond. This diamond's girdle ("Thin to medium") will have an influence on the diamond, and should not be neglected entirely. Through lowering the carat weight of this stone (2.50 carats), it's possible you might save a few dollars which can go towards other costs. Many different diamond sellers will offer an Ideal cut rating of diamond, and these diamonds are almost always (as is the situation here) perfect with respect to proportions and the overall shape.

This G color diamond is less colored than the bottom normal color gradings of J and below, which means it's a great compromise between quality and budget, allowing you to get more in the other Cs of diamonds such as carat size.