Biggest and best marquise lab diamonds. Budget with platinum setting: $6,500

Type: Lab Created
Cut: Marquise
Carat: from 1.7 ct to 2.1 ct
Color Range: Colorless (D-E-F)
Clarity: VS1-VS2
Notes: Excellent light return/brilliance. Under 6,500 with Platinum setting.
DiamondImageVendorPriceMy Overall ScorePlatinum
Lab-Created 1.71 Carat marquise diamond
F Color | VS1 Clarity
Lab-Created 2.00 Carat marquise diamond
E Color | VS2 Clarity
*The Art of Jewels option with a $980 platinum setting comes in under budget with their December discounts.

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;
  • 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.