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).

A 2.05 Carat G Color VS1 Clarity Ideal Cut Round Cut Diamond for Sale

The clarity rating of VS1 in this stone almost certainly means it will be eye-clean, saving you the trouble of checking the photo too carefully.

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This diamond's Ideal cut rating indicates it has excellent proportions and very good or better symmetry and polish characteristics. Girdle thickness (for this diamond the girdle is "Thin to slightly thick") can have an important role in the size presented by the diamond, which is detailed in my article about girdle thickness. Weighing up the $30570 cost of this diamond, make sure you consider whether you need all the properties to be as good as they are. The G color of this diamond provides value for your dollar, since it is not a member of the expensive premium color grades D-F.

Typically VS1 clarity diamonds are the best value "safe" clarity rating for 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 defects for yourself. By reducing the carat weight of this diamond (2.04 carats), it's possible you might save a substantial amount of money that can go towards other expenses.

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 2.04

Cut: Ideal

Color: G

Clarity: VS1

Price: $30570

Certificate: GIA

Depth: 61.4%

Table: 56.0%

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Excellent

Girdle: Thin to slightly thick

Culet: None

Fluorescence: None

Measurements: 8.15*8.19*5.02

Item number: 1315682

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