Concierge Service: Best 1 Carat Round Diamond under $5000 (Natural)

Type: Natural Diamond
Cut: Round Brilliant
Carat: from 1 ct to 1.5 ct
Color Range: Near Colorless (G-H-I-J)
Clarity: VS1-VS2
Budget: $5000 USD

Natural Diamonds

DiamondPriceVendorMy Overall Score
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1.06-Carat Round Cut Diamond
Ideal Cut | K Color | VVS2 Clarity

1.01 Carat Round Diamond
Ideal | J | SI1

1.00 Carat round diamond
I Color SI1 Clarity

1.01 Carat Round Diamond
J Color • VS2 Clarity


Narrowly missing inclusion in the list is this one which is just over $5k, but it’s well worth considering:

I assess diamonds for a number of factors including:

  • the AGS cut guidelines potential cut grade; What is AGS? See this article; The AGS cut grade takes into consideration fire, brilliance, contrast and light performance.
  • good contrast
  • optical precision
  • the value I believe it represents;
  • must be deemed eye-clean by me;
  • how well it fits the brief.

I only include a diamond I am confident the recipient will absolutely love.

Thomas J Stevens GIA DG CSG