Concierge Service: Matching Pair of 1.2+ Carat Round Lab Created Diamonds

Type: Lab Created
Cut: Round Brilliant
Carat: from 1.2 ct to 1.5 ct
Color Range: Near Colorless (G-H-I-J)
Clarity: VVS1-VVS2
Message: Two diamonds that have similar characteristics so I can set them in earrings for an anniversary gift. 

The Quickest Way to Get Your Diamonds

The fastest service will be from Whiteflash or Brian Gavin Diamonds.

Not only do they run a very efficient operation, they also produce high quality workmanship.

You will definitely save a lot of time as you will avoid having to wait for your diamond to be shipped in from wherever.

Most diamond jewelers don’t keep their diamond inventory on hand but will only buy the diamond to be shipped to them once you’ve paid. This not only adds to the time it takes to receive your diamond it means that all too often a customer orders a diamond which has already been bought by someone else through a different dealer.

Whiteflash or Brian Gavin Diamonds’ in house inventory is where I would look.

The first sets of diamonds I am recommending are in stock and once sold no one else can lay claim to them. is another good option as they are the grower and manufacturer from whom many retailers get their stones.


Most lab diamonds with lower (worse) color grades, that is which aren’t D, E or F, tend to have unnatural looking colors, like a brownish or bluish tinge. So I would recommend sticking to the D-E-F color range.

Matching two diamonds within one color grade of each other is fine as the color change is very very gradual.


Clarity is generally not an issue when choosing VS1 or better. Often VS2 is perfectly fine.

Top Recommendations

Whiteflash diamonds are pretty much my blueprint for the ideal diamond. They have recently added lab grown diamonds to their inventory and they are absolutely stunning! These are my top recommendations:

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1.270 Round D VS1 Ideal Precision Lab

1.230 Round E VVS1 Ideal Precision Lab
Whiteflash have this lovely pair of ~1.2 carat lab diamonds. Read about these diamonds here.

Check for additional available diamonds at Whiteflash to suit your requirements here.

brian gavin diamonds

Brian Gavin Diamonds is another place to check out. They may look similar to Whiteflash diamonds and that’s because many years ago Brian Gavin worked at Whiteflash and designed their flagship signature cut called A CUT ABOVE® before launching his own brand. Both are fantastic options.

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Round Brian Gavin Premium Lab 1.261 D VS1 Ideal

Round Brian Gavin Premium Lab 1.296 E VS2 ideal
Read more about these diamonds here.

Check for additional available diamonds at Brian Gavin Diamonds to suit your requirements here

If you want something that’s on the higher end of your preferred carat range unfortunately the above two jewelers don’t have any pairs of 1.50 ct in stock. Ritani’s diamond inventory does not get checked for quality since it’s an automatic data feed, so it’s up to the consumer to try and work out what’s good and what’s not. Which, you can imagine, is no easy task. Many of the cheaper stones are made of lower quality diamond material and are just duds. Definitely not ones I would recommend.

After a close examination of many diamond videos I was able to find a matching pair whose quality looks good.

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Round Lab 1.50 D VVS1

Round Lab 1.50 D VVS1

But it gets even better than that.

These two diamonds can also be purchased directly from the manufacturer which I have linked to below.

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Round Lab 1.50 D VVS1

Round Lab 1.50 D VVS1

What’s more is that you can use coupon code thomasstevens for 2% off at

Why heed my advice?

I recommend a stone by combining a number of assessment factors including:

  • The stone’s proportions and angles
  • how confident I am that the recipient will absolutely love love love the diamond;
  • excellent light return
  • optical precision
  • good quality diamond material
  • the value I believe it represents;
  • must be deemed eye-clean by me;
  • how well it fits the brief.

I’ve been helping diamond shoppers choose diamonds for over a decade. For a while I was just putting up blog posts and directing buyers to the various jewelers websites. However I found when I looked at the sales stats that about half were returning their purchases . I figured that this was most likely because people simply don’t have the time to learn all there is to know about diamonds. So they ended up with something that they didn’t like.

It turned out I was right.

In the first few years as a diamond affiliate I saw a high rate of returns and cancelled orders.

More than 50% were being canceled, and unfortunately, exchanges don’t qualify for an affiliate commission.

So I began offering a more personal service.

Since then I’ve seen a notable increase in the amount of sales that “stick”: people are finding what they want the first time around.

The results of the added effort on my part has produced more happy customers and less time lost for the merchants. Plus I get recognition for the work I have put into it.

Win, win, win.

The sales from people clicking through my sites without contacting me are still sometimes returned, but when I provide personal guidance the customer is much more likely to be happy with their purchase.

Check out my TrustPilot reviews which are all from when I started offering this personal diamond concierge service.

Anyway, I hope this helps you find your perfect set of diamonds.

Thomas J Stevens GIA DG CSG