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 Find: A 1.80 Carat H Color VS2 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond

This H color, 1.80 carat diamond is an appropriate option for a person searching for a combination of value and whiteness.

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Shape: Round

Carat weight: 1.8

Cut: Ideal

Color: H

Clarity: VS2

Price: $15660

Certificate: AGS

Depth: 62.6%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Ideal

Symmetry: Ideal

Girdle: Thin to medium

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 7.72*7.78*4.86

Item number: 1305799

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For me the diamond dawns are set. In rings of beauty. John Townsend Trowbridge .

Remember to cast a glance over nearby carat sizes around the 1.80 carat size of this diamond, because in doing so your choices regarding other diamond properties may become available. A H color diamond such as this one is a great compromise between white pureness and money considerations. If you have got some money but do not wish to splurge unnecessarily, this is a great color range to do your searching within. This diamond's Ideal cut rating means it has excellent proportions and very good or better symmetry and polish ratings. Throwing $15660 on a stone gets you a diamond well above the cut, like this one. Just be sure that you and your partner are happy spending this amount of money on a diamond.

This diamond's girdle is "Thin to medium", which plays a impact on the shine and apparently width of a diamond, as explained in my diamond girdle page.

Usually VS2 clarity diamonds are the best value "safe" clarity grading in terms of purchasing online without seeing the diamond - you can go to a lower clarity grading but then you need to see a high quality photo showing the diamond to analyze the inclusions for yourself.