Concierge Service: Best Lab Created 1 Ct+ Under $2000 (Cushion, Oval, Round)

Type: Lab Created
Cut: Cushion, Oval, Round
Carat: from 0.85 ct to 1.5 ct
Color Range: D,E,F,G
Clarity: VS1-VS2
Notes: 1. Cushion 2. Oval 3. Round
-I prefer the eye clean look..something that really "Blings!" 
-Budget ~$2k 
-Ring size: 7.5
DiamondPriceVendorSettingMy overall score

1.10 Carat Square Cushion Lab Diamond
E Color | VS2 Clarity

18K Rose Gold Jocelyn Delicate Marquise & Round Diamond Ring


1.31 Carat Oval Lab Diamond
F Color | VS1 Clarity

Rose Gold Milgrain Marquise & Round Diamond Engagement Ring


1.18 Carat Round Lab-Created Diamond
E Color | VS1 Clarity

14K Rose Gold Round and Marquise Shape Diamond Engagement Ring


The most brilliance is always going to be found in an ideal cut round brilliant, so if you want the most sparkle the best choice is the James Allen diamond. I have however found high performance stones in both the cushion and oval shapes at The Art of Jewels and Ritani respectively. All of the stones are excellent choices, as I work hard to make sure only the finest cuts are recommended through my concierge service.

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