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.

If you’ve just stumbled onto this page

allow me to explain.

If you’re looking for a diamond engagement ring, you will soon see that there appear to be plenty of options available to you. Whether you’re shopping in-person or online, there are a number of resources available to help you find the perfect diamond for your needs. But this can all take time to read and absorb.

The option I offer is to get direct help when shopping for a diamond. Once you understand the 4 Cs of diamond quality (cut, color, clarity, and carat weight) I can then help you with your search by proposing an option or more.

Once you begin your online search for the best deals on diamonds it will often be the case that there are variables which you haven’t considered, or aren’t certain how to prioritize the various quality characteristics. This is where I come in.

There are many reputable online diamond retailers that offer competitive prices and a wide range of diamond options. When shopping online, you’ll certainly be aware of the importance of doing your research. Sometimes though it’s a lot easier to have a third party’s endorsement to whom you can direct your questions. I can help you choose a retailer that is known for quality diamonds and excellent customer service.

If you’re not sure where to start with your diamond shopping, you may want to consider using my free diamond concierge service. I will help you find the perfect diamond for your needs. With this service, you’ll work with a diamond expert who will guide you through the buying process, answer your questions, and help you find the best diamond for your budget and needs. Whether you’re looking for a diamond engagement ring or another piece of diamond jewelry, a concierge service can help simplify the buying process and ensure that you get the best possible diamond for your needs.

How is this free?

As an affiliate of the diamond jewelers I will connect you to I can offer this service for free.

Many of these diamond jewelers are well known internet brands and are often stores you may have been considering buying from already. If you haven’t yet become familiar with different diamond jeweler brands I may be introducing you to someone you haven’t heard of or only know of vaguely.

The affiliate model has a few advantages to hiring a diamond concierge for a fee. First of all you have more money to spend on the diamond. Second as an affiliate I am motivated to help you find something you will love. If you return it, I will not receive any reward for my work. I am not on retainer, so the only income is when I have successfully connected a customer to a merchant and the customer keeps the merchandise beyond the return period.

So as you can see, an affiliate marketer can provide an invaluable service.

Unlike traditional salespeople, affiliate marketers don’t receive a salary or a base pay, and they only get paid if someone makes a purchase through their affiliate link and does not return the product for a refund. In most cases the affiliate will not qualify for a commission if the goods need to be returned for an exchange.

This payment model incentivizes affiliate marketers to provide a high-quality service that results in satisfied customers. If a customer is unhappy with a purchase and returns it, the affiliate marketer won’t receive a commission for that sale. This means that affiliate marketers have a vested interest in promoting products that are high-quality and likely to meet their customers’ needs.

In addition, affiliate marketers often have personal experience with the products they promote. This means that they can provide valuable insights and information to potential customers, helping them make informed purchasing decisions. Affiliate marketers can also help customers find products that match their specific needs and preferences, providing a personalized service that is often lacking in traditional retail environments.

Overall, the payment model used by affiliate marketers ensures that they provide a valuable service to both customers and merchants. By only getting paid for successful sales, affiliate marketers are incentivized to promote products that meet customers’ needs and provide a high level of customer service. This benefits both the customer, who receives helpful information and recommendations, and the merchant, who sees increased sales and revenue.