Brief Type: Natural Diamond Cut: Round Brilliant Carat: from 1 ct to 1.5 ct Color Range: Near Colorless Clarity: VS1-VS2 Budget: $9000 AU
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1.00 Carat round diamond
I Color | VS1 Clarity
1.00-Carat Round Cut Diamond
I Colour | VS1 Clarity
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The above diamonds 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:
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Thomas J Stevens GIA DG CSG