Concierge Service: Best Round Diamond Under $16000 (1 Ct+ VVS)

Type: Natural Diamond
Cut: Round Brilliant
Carat: from 1 ct+
Color Range: Colorless (D-E-F)
Clarity: VVS1-VVS2
Budget: $16000 USD
Notes: Blue Nile preferred

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1.14-Carat Round Cut Diamond
Ideal Cut | E Color | VVS1 Clarity

1.21-Carat Round Cut Diamond
Ideal Cut | D Color | VVS2 Clarity

1.20-Carat Round Cut Diamond
Ideal Cut | F Color | VS1 Clarity

This is a free service and does not affect the price you pay. Please be so kind as to use the links above at the time of purchase.

About These Diamonds

All of 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.

The Selection Process

I assess diamonds for a number of factors. The diamond must have:

  • an AGS grading report stating the cut is of the highest standard or have the required angles according to the AGS cut guidelines to potentially qualify for AGS’ ideal cut grade;
  • good contrast
  • optical precision
  • the value I believe it represents;
  • must be deemed eye-clean;
  • how well it fits the brief.

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

Thanks for using my free diamond concierge service.

Thomas J Stevens GIA DG CSG