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

After some trawling the internet, I've been able to source this 0.72 Carat G Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond.

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For a cost of $2630, this diamond sits firmly within the middle range of diamonds bought for diamond engagement ring settings. 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 forking out money for a "perfectly" cut diamond.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.72

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS2

Price: $2630

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.8%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Medium to slightly thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 5.73*5.76*3.61

Item number: 1314537

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