Selection: Best 2.5+ Ct Oval Diamonds under $10k USD

DiamondVendorPriceMy Overall Score

Lab-Created 2.61 Carat oval diamond
E Color| VVS2 Clarity

*The Clean Origin diamond pictured has at least one drop of anti-static solution on it, and the photographer obviously didn’t wait for it to evaporate before taking the image.

My decision to include a stone in my recommendations is based on a measure combining a number of factors including:

  • the AGS cut guidelines potential cut grade; What is AGS? See this article.
  • how confident I am that the recipient will absolutely love love love the diamond;
  • the value I believe it represents;
  • how well it fits the brief.

My overall score (in the chart above) is a measure combining all those factors.