Best 1.7+ct round brilliant loose lab created diamond under $4,500

Type: Lab Created
Cut: Round Brilliant
Carat: from 1.7 ct 
Color Range: Colorless (D-E-F)
Clarity: VS1-VS2
Notes: Up to $4,500 USD

DiamondImageVendorPriceMy Overall Score
1.76 Carat Round Lab Created Diamond
E Color | SI1 Clarity
1.80 Carat Lab Created Diamond
D Color | VS1 Clarity

My decision to include a stone in my recommendations is based on a measure combining a number of factors including:

  • the AGS cut guidelines potential cut grade; What is AGS? See this article;
  • how confident I am that the recipient will absolutely love love love the diamond;
  • good contrast
  • optical precision
  • the value I believe it represents;
  • must be deemed eye-clean by me;
  • how well it fits the brief.

My overall score (in the chart above) is a measure combining all those factors.