Concierge Service: Best Round Diamond Under $5500 (0.75+ Ct)

Type: Natural Diamond
Cut: Round Brilliant
Carat: from 0.75 ct to 0.85 ct
Color Range: Colorless (D-E-F)
Clarity: VS1-VS2

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0.812 ct F VS2 A CUT ABOVE®
Hearts and Arrows Diamond

0.751 Carat Canera Ideal Hearts H&A
E Color VS1 Clarity

0.84-Carat Round Cut Diamond
Ideal Cut | E Color | VS2 Clarity

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

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.

A CUT ABOVE® is the the internationally recognized Super Ideal diamond found exclusively at Whiteflash.  Crafted with ultimate precision, these extraordinary gems are arguably the pinnacle of diamond cut quality, taking light performance to its ultimate expression. From every angle in any lighting situation, an A CUT ABOVE® diamond will outshine all others, expressing the full beauty of the gem within. It will sparkle and flash no matter what environment you are in. Carry with you your own magical light show when you have your own A CUT ABOVE® diamond. Gathering available light these diamonds will always return more than they receive, representing not only the pinnacle of diamond craftsmanship but generosity and magnanimity. Read more about A CUT ABOVE® diamonds here.

A strong contender for the most precisely cut ideal diamonds are Canera Ideal Hearts, Hearts & Arrow Diamonds. The creation of these incredibly beautiful gems begins with the selection of the world’s best rough diamonds. The diamond in the rough is then passed on to master diamond cutters who represent centuries of amassed knowledge of diamond cutting. The experience and skill of the polisher is further enhanced with the use of the world’s most modern diamond polishing technologies. After the rough diamond is polished, the stone is further inspected and only stones exhibiting ideal optical symmetry through hearts and arrows patterns continue to the next stage. The verification of Canera Ideal Hearts, Hearts and Arrows Diamonds is done through AGS Laboratories, which is recognized the world over as being one of the most rigorous laboratories in the world. Affirming its precision, Canera Ideal Hearts diamonds always achieve the distinction of receiving AGS Laboratory’s highest scores of 0 or Ideal, for Cut, Polish, Symmetry and Light Performance otherwise known as AGS 000. Read more about Canera Ideal Hearts here.

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