What do you think is the best way to configure a diamond ring to get the most value at minimal cost?
For me, the only thing you should never skimp on is the cut. Slices should be excellent no matter what.
For color, if you want colorless, the most optimal in my opinion is G. Any lower and you can tell its yellow.
For clarity, I would say VS1. I cannot say the difference between VS1 or IF with the naked eye and I doubt anyone else could be due to casual wear and observation.
Carat – This category doesn’t really apply since you can’t really mess around with size. But I think 1.4 or so is where it still looks more 1.5-ish than 1.0ish.