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 Find: A 0.91 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

Here we have a 0.91 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond, with 0.91 carats of stone.

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The Ideal cut ensures the diamond will sparkle significantly more in comparison to lower quality cut diamonds, maximizing attractiveness. The size of this diamond is 0.91 carats - be sure to look for the other diamonds for sale with a similar 0.91 weight that might have a more desirable combination of properties and price. If you're a careful online buyer, then this VS2 clarity diamond is relatively safe bet, since it is unlikely to have any inclusions that can be seen by the naked eye.

A G color diamond like this one is a great compromise between extreme white pureness and money considerations. If you have got some money but don't want to waste it, this is a great color range to do your searching within. $4750 will typically allow you to find a good quality diamond, including this particular one.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.91

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS2

Price: $4750

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.4%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Excellent


Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 6.16*6.20*3.85

Item number: 1348177

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