Best Round or Elongated Cushion Up to $38,000

Type: natural or lab created
Cut: Round Brilliant
Carat: from 2.5 ct to 6 ct
Color Range: Unsure
Clarity: VS1-VS2
Notes: Considering both Lab and Natural diamonds
Cushion brilliant or round brilliant
Ideally near colorless or better. Budget is $35k, 38k tops
Would like it by Dec 22

VendorPriceMy Overall ScoreSetting
2.547 ct H VS2 A CUT ABOVE® Hearts and Arrows DiamondAGS$37,77798.2%Eternity Wrap Diamond Engagement Ring 1
4.12 CARAT Elongated Cushion Lab Created Diamond
E Color | VVS2 Clarity

Whiteflash has informed me that they can make your timeframe if you place the order at the very latest on Thursday December 9. They are on the chat until midnight tonight CDT so you may want to place a hold on the diamond immediately as they go super fast.

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, subject to available research; What is AGS? See this article.
  • how confident I am that the recipient will absolutely love love love the diamond;
  • the value I believe it represents;
  • how well it fits the brief.

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