Concierge Service: Best 1.2 ct to 1.5 ct Natural Round Diamond Under $12,000

Type: Natural Diamond
Cut: Round Brilliant
Carat: from 1.2 ct to 1.5 ct
Color Range: Near Colorless (G-H-I-J)
Clarity: eye-clean
Message: My budget is $10-12K. Ideally, I'm looking for the best value for a 1.25-1.4ct round diamond that would go well with a six prong platinum knife edge band. I'm ok if the diamond itself is not perfect - most important for me is eye clean and as sparkly as possible.
Notes: Would like to see options from James Allen and/or Blue Nile
DiamondImagePriceVendorMy Overall Score
1.50 Carat Round Diamond
I Color | SI1 Clarity
1.25 Carat Round Diamond
H Color | VS2 Clarity

My Overall Score is 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.

Thomas J Stevens GIA DG CSG

Diamond Grading Report for James Allen’s 1.50 Carat round diamond I Color | SI1 Clarity