A good quality 0.5 carat diamond (H, VS2) is around $3,000 per carat. This means the diamond itself would be priced at $1,500 (0.5 * $3,000). How much is a quarter of a carat diamond worth? A similar quality 0.25 carat diamond is around $2,000 per carat.
Is a VS2 diamond good?
VS2 diamonds are the sweet spot for getting a good quality diamond while saving money. They have very small inclusions that are difficult to see to the naked eye. While the inclusions are visible under 10x magnification, they are usually considered minor.
Which is better VS1 or VS2?
What do the numbers 1 and 2 mean? A VS1 diamond has slightly fewer and smaller inclusions than a VS2 diamond. In other words, a VS1 diamond is slightly better than a VS2 diamond.
Which is more expensive VS1 or VS2?
VS2 can range anywhere from only a few cents more per carat to 25% more expensive, depending on the carat weight and the other 4Cs. If the price difference is not exponential, VS1 is usually recommended over VS2. Because of their scarcity, you’ll get more value for your money, as the VS1 will appreciate over time.
Are VS2 diamonds eye clean?
According to GIA and AGS, diamonds that are considered Flawless (FL), Internally Flawless (IF), Very, Very Slightly Included (VVS1 and VVS2) and Very Slightly Included (VS1 and VS2) are considered eye clean.
Can you see VS2 with eye?
VS2 (Very Slightly Included 2) in a Nutshell
VS2 diamonds bear noticeable inclusions under 10x magnification that are easily spotted by a professional. Although without magnification tools or bionic eyes, you wouldn’t see any flaw. Meaning, they’re still invisible to the naked eye!
Is VS2 better than VVS1?
Here’s the good news: When it comes to VS1 vs VV2 diamonds, the differences between the two are very small. Diamonds that are graded as VVS2 (part of that Very, Very Slight Included range) have very minor flaws (called inclusions) that are extremely small, but are slightly more visible under magnification than VVS1.
What is VS2 clarity G color diamond?
A VS2 clarity grade is defined as having minor inclusions that can range from difficult to somewhat easy to see by a trained professional using 10X magnification. Without using any magnification aids, you shouldn’t be able to see any flaws or inclusions with your naked eye in the majority of VS2 diamonds.
What is the quality of Costco diamonds?
Overall, Costco diamonds are of decent quality and offer great value, as long as they’re GIA certified. You can find a ring for 50% less than at other big-name jewelry stores. But compared to online retailers, Costco cannot match their selections, customization, or service.
What clarity diamond should I get?
For diamonds over 2 carats, a clarity grade of VS2 or higher is the safest bet for avoiding any signs of visible inclusions. In diamonds between 1 and 2 carats, clarity grades of SI1 or better will not have inclusions easily visible to the naked eye.
What’s the best clarity for a diamond?
What is the best diamond clarity? The best diamond clarity is Flawless (FL). To explain, a Flawless diamond features no internal or external blemishes. Similarly, the Internally Flawless (IF) grade means the diamond has no internal flaws, but might have external blemishes.
Is G or H better diamond?
G and H color diamonds are one color grade apart with G being the higher grade and, therefore, whiter. However, both diamonds are in the same category of ‘near colorless’ which means there will only be a slight difference in price.
Can a VS2 diamond be cloudy?
Yes, it is a bit unusual. The clouds are not the grade setting feature in this stone (listed third under keys). The clouds plotted are pretty confined to small areas. The clouds mentioned under comments are most likely contributing to some cloudiness.
Is there a big difference between SI1 and VS2?
Theoretically, the difference between SI1 and VS2 diamonds is that SI1 diamonds are more included than VS2 diamonds. But sometimes an SI1 can be a better choice than a VS2 diamond, because the inclusions are less noticeable or they’re in a place that’s hidden by your setting or the prongs holding it.