Concierge Service: Natural Oval Diamond 1.45-1.60 Ct under $11,000 USD

Type: Natural Diamond
Cut: Oval
Carat: from 1.45 ct to 1.6 ct
Color Range: Colorless (D-E-F)
Clarity: VS1-VS2, SI1


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Natural Oval Diamond
1.51 Carat E Color SI1 Clarity
GIA 2185165497$10,907.00

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Selection Process

My selection process primarily follows GIA’s guidelines as far as overall shape for oval cut diamonds:

  • symmetry
  • graceful outline
  • harmonious proportions
  • no flat nor bulging shoulders

Beyond that I look for additional factors which include, though are not limited to:

  • diamonds with a girdle that is neither too thin nor too thick (from 3% to 4.5% when expressed as a percentage of the diamond’s width)
  • decent distribution of light areas.
  • ends do not show up dark

When it comes to fluorescence I generally recommend medium or lower, with an occasional exception where I deem that the diamond has a low likelihood of looking milky under UV light according to GIA’s research:

Thomas J Stevens GIA DG CSG