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 Find: A 1.33 Carat F Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This diamond is with respect to color and clarity a excellent diamond, being in the colorless range and also has inclusions which can only usually be seen using a scope with magnification.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.33

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS1

Price: $12810

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.9%

Table: 58.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick, faceted

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 7.00*7.07*4.35

Item number: 1331535

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I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within. Titus Plautus .

If you're buying blind online, then VS1 clarity is basically the minimumclarity rating you should consider without carrying a significant risk of getting a diamond with visible inclusions. The size of this diamond is 1.33 carats - be sure to look for the other diamonds for sale with a similar 1.33 weight that may have a better combinations of properties and price. Although not quite as perfect a cut as Hearts & Arrows, the Ideal cut of this diamond means it is significantly cheaper, because you're not paying a premium for a "perfectly" cut diamond.

This diamond's girdle ("Medium to slightly thick, faceted") will have an effect on the diamond, and should not be neglected entirely.

For $12810, if you've done your shopping properly you should have a nice stone, so make sure you're plenty critical when you're looking at this stone. The difference between any adjacent colors in the D-E-F color range can only be detected in a specialist laboratory environment, with the significance that this F color diamond is not distinguishable from diamonds rated one color either side of it.