This week I have chosen the best value round brilliant diamonds in the 1 carat range. Depending on your budget, these are all great choices for anyone looking for a loose stone to mount in an engagement ring.
BUDGET 1 CARAT ROUND DIAMOND
If you have read my post about how to choose the best diamond for the money, you already know you can save a bit of dough by choosing a diamond slightly under one carat. This 0.92 carat round brilliant diamond has, most importantly, amazing brilliance with an excellent cut grade. It appears quite white for an I color stone, and just the faintest feathering gives it a VS2 clarity grade. A great value for anyone on a budget.
($4,440 from James Allen)
MID-RANGE 1 CARAT ROUND DIAMOND
Also 0.92 carats, this diamond is slightly whiter with an H grade, and with a better VS1 clarity grade. It is also excellent cut with a brilliance to match.
($5,500 from James Allen)
HIGHER-END 1 CARAT ROUND DIAMOND
This diamond has great specs without breaking the bank. Exactly 1 carat in size, it is graded H color, VS1 clarity, and very good cut. Right in the best range for a terrific balance of quality and value. Truly a gorgeous fiery stone.
($6,260 from James Allen)
Looking for a diamond or other gemstone in a different size or shape? Contact me with your budget and I’ll find the perfect stone for you.