Concierge Service: Best Lab Created Round Diamond [2.7 Ct+, VS+ Clarity]

Type: Lab Created
Cut: Round Brilliant
Carat: from 2.7 ct to 3 ct
Color Range: Colorless (D-E-F)
Clarity: VVS1-VVS2
Message: The specs that I'm looking for: 3EX, deal cut, preferred HPHT (CVD is ok but make sure no strain lines), no blue nuances, no fluorescence, table 54 - 58.5, depth 60 - 62.5, ratio 1 - 1.05. VVS2 preferred but VS1 is probably OK

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Lab-Created 2.71 Carat
round diamond
E Color VS1 Clarity


Lab-Created 2.79 Carat
round diamond
E Color VVS2 Clarity

Lab-Created 2.71 Carat
round diamond
F Color VVS2 Clarity

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The above diamond has proportions and angles which are required for AGS’ ideal cut grade. The American Gem Society (AGS) has developed a diamond grading system which is based on light performance. This is by far the most effective way of determining the cut quality of a diamond as the system takes into account the very advanced research conducted by both AGS and its sister organization GIA. See The Fascinating Science of Diamond Fire.

The Selection Process

I assess diamonds for a number of factors. To be included in my recommendations a diamond must have:

  • The required angles according to potentially qualify for AGS’ ideal cut grade;
  • good contrast
  • optical precision
  • high quality diamond material;
  • good value;
  • no visible inclusions (eye-clean);

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

The selection process involves (though is not limited to) keeping the search parameters within the ones I have published here:

Also worth reading to help understand my process and to know if and when the above parameters can be expanded, and what the consequences are:

Thanks for using my free diamond concierge service.

Thomas J Stevens GIA DG CSG