Concierge Service: Best Round Diamond [1 Ct+ Natural ]

Type: Natural Diamond
Cut: Round Brilliant
Carat: from 1 ct to 1.35 ct
Color Range: Colorless (D-E-F)
Clarity: VS1-VS2
Message: Hi,

Hope you are well! I am after a ring with a Budget of £7k (based in the UK) for the diamond. I know I have set the clarity to Eye Clean but understand that even some s1 (wouldn't want to go below) can also be eye-clean so happy to go down. In terms of colour, I could go down to G/H depending on the diamond
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1.01 Carat round diamond
E Color | SI1 Clarity
excl VAT

1.01-Carat Round Cut Diamond
F Colour | SI1 Clarity
inc VAT

This service is provided for free. Please be so kind as to use the links on this page at the time of purchase.

The above diamonds have 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:

Also worth reading:

Thanks for using my free diamond concierge service.

Thomas J Stevens GIA DG CSG