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).

Today's Diamond - 0.61 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

For you I have located this 0.61 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond.

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If you eyeball this 0.61 carat stone and think to yourself, "that stone is too small", consider whether it's possible to compromise by lowering other properties, for example color or cut in order to go for a bigger diamond. If you are buying blind on the Internet, then VS2 clarity is basically the lowestclarity rating you can go for without carrying a significant risk of picking up a diamond with visible inclusions. The Girdle Thickness for this stone is "Medium to slightly thick" - you can consult my article on girdle thickness if you want to find out more concerning how girdle thickness can play an important role. A G color diamond such as this one is a great compromise between white pureness and budgetary considerations. If you have got some money but don't wish to splurge unnecessarily, this is a great color range to do your searching within.

This diamond's Ideal cut rating means it has very good proportions and very good or better polish and symmetry characteristics. Spending only $1820 on the diamond, one can save more cash to put towards other costs such as the wedding.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.61

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS2

Price: $1820

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.2%

Table: 58.0%

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 5.40*5.43*3.37

Item number: 1344580

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