- Feb 16, 2007
Hi. I am looking to purchase a diamond for an engagment ring. After months of research we have decided that Cut, Color, and Carat size are the most important aspects of a diamond and that if something has to take a backseat, Clarity would be it. That being said we want to purchase a diamond that is eye-clean. What clarity grade would be the lowest you can go and still have an eye clean diamond. Would it be VS2 or SI1? The diamond that we are looking to purchase would be a colorless (D perferably) Ideal cut, 1.50 carat round diamond. I see a large price difference when it comes to choosing between a clarity of VS2 and SI1. Are SI1 diamonds, still eye clean? Also, can you tell the color difference between D, E, F, diamonds? Thanks!