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).

Tonight's Diamond - 0.55 Carat F Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

The pairing of F color and eye-clean appearance in this diamond guarantees pretty much an eye-clean diamond, even without needing to look at it, as well as a white diamond with no traces of color.

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This diamond's ticket price of $1830 means it is firmly in the cheapest group of stones which might be used in an engagement ring setting. If you are 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. The Ideal cut means the diamond will sparkle significantly more in comparison to lower cut quality diamonds, optimizing attractiveness.

By reducing the size of this diamond (0.55 carats), it's possible you might save a substantial amount of money which can help out with other expenses. To the unassisted human eye, this F color diamond by itself appears completely white and pure - there is no method to detect traces of color in it utilizing only the human eye without nearby diamonds, or to differentiate it from others within the colorless range. Girdle thickness (for this diamond the girdle is "Thin to slightly thick") can have an significant role in the apparent size of the diamond, which is detailed in my article about girdle thickness.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.55

Cut: Ideal

Color: F

Clarity: VS2

Price: $1830

Certificate: AGS

Depth: 61.1%

Table: 55.9%

Polish: Ideal

Symmetry: Ideal

Girdle: Thin to slightly thick

Culet: Pointed

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 5.27*5.30*3.23

Item number: 1338341

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