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Here's how to get the most engagement ring from your R70 000 budget;

Engagement rings simply look nicer when setting with larger diamonds, and a 1,00ct diamond never disappoints. There’s no way around that.

Armed with your budget of R70 000(ish) it’s fair to set your sights on a 1,00ct diamond in a platinum engagement ring setting.

Don’t get fixated on the 1,00ct mark though. If you prefer over the top high-end colours, dropping to the 0,90ct size is absolutely worth looking into. The difference in diameter between a 1,00ct diamond and a 0,90ct is around 0,3mm. That’s 4 pieces of printer paper stacked.

I've condensed decades of knowledge into a guide “How to Optimise Your R70 000 Engagement Ring Purchase”

It’s a great 10 minute read, and deals with every aspect you need to factor into your decision making including certification and many beyond the 4C issues. Two of the many areas we dig into in the guide;

  • Cut is the most important C, and never worth compromising on. Stick to “Excellent” and “Very Good” grades The fire, scintillation, sparkle and life are all determined by the cut grade.
  • Cushion cuts are very well priced, and offer the most sparkle of any shape. You can get a stunning 1,00ct cushion cut in this price bracket. They have my highest recommendation.

I have some awesome cherry-picked deals for you below. Take a look, and if you have questions - we’re here to help. Feel free to email me directly on info@poggenpoel.com 

My top picks in the up to +/-R70 000 range:

Shape Weight Colour Clarity Cut Lab Cert. Number Price (incl.)
Round Brilliant 1.01ct F VS1 Excellent GIA 100727041813 R102,060
Round Brilliant 1.02ct G SI1 Very Good GIA 2161090579 R78,120
Round Brilliant 1.02ct G SI1 Very Good GIA 100717572437 R78,960
Round Brilliant 1.08ct G VS2 Excellent GIA 2264209409 R82,970
Round Brilliant 1.11ct H SI1 Excellent GIA 5181014432 R69,670
Round Brilliant 1.11ct H SI1 Excellent GIA 5181014432 R69,670
Round Brilliant 1.01ct I VS1 Excellent HRD 170003095973 R66,210
Round Brilliant 1.07ct J VS1 Excellent GIA 2226442751 R64,810
Round Brilliant 1.09ct J VS2 Excellent GIA 6201015675 R60,110
Round Brilliant 1.09ct J VS2 Excellent GIA 6201015675 R60,110
Round Brilliant 1.09ct J VS1 Excellent GIA 7272470541 R63,090
Round Brilliant 1.09ct J VS2 Excellent GIA 100717186908 R60,760
Round Brilliant 1.00ct J VS2 Excellent GIA 2268262349 R55,776
Round Brilliant 1.08ct J VS1 Excellent GIA 1239417492 R59,780
Round Brilliant 1.08ct J VS1 Excellent HRD 170003034577 R59,360
Round Brilliant 1.11ct J VS2 Excellent HRD 16017030033 R60,620
Round Brilliant 1.12ct K VS1 Excellent HRD 170002988477 R48,860
Round Brilliant 1.51ct K VVS2 Excellent HRD 170003068526 R78,060
Round Brilliant 1.01ct L VS2 Excellent HRD 170003034561 R40,726
Round Brilliant 1.07ct L VS1 Excellent GIA 100721784688 R51,240
Round Brilliant 1.23ct M VS1 Excellent GIA 2227998057 R47,600
Round Brilliant 1.10ct P VS1 Very Good DIA 11050245 R36,680
Round Brilliant 2.16ct Q SI2 Very Good DIA 11070141 R89,750
Princess 1.02ct G VS2 n/a (Fancy Cut) GIA 5166828346 R74,240
Princess 1.02ct G VS2 n/a (Fancy Cut) GIA 100711429714 R75,040
Princess 1.02ct H VS1 n/a (Fancy Cut) GIA 10969465 R65,850
Princess 1.51ct H SI1 n/a (Fancy Cut) DIA 14010220 R96,950
Princess 1.01ct I SI1 n/a (Fancy Cut) GIA 110105619562 R52,990
Princess 1.13ct M VS2 n/a (Fancy Cut) DIA 12100389 R28,560
Pear Shape 1.04ct G VS1 n/a (Fancy Cut) GIA 10720659 R67,270
Pear 0.97ct E VS1 n/a (Fancy Cut) DIA 14010223 R60,940
Oval 1.00ct F SI2 n/a (Fancy Cut) GIA 1106903847 R53,200
Oval 1.01ct H SI1 n/a (Fancy Cut) GIA 6235539136 R61,850
Oval 1.01ct H SI1 n/a (Fancy Cut) GIA 100722286029 R62,510
Oval 1.01ct J VS1 n/a (Fancy Cut) GIA 100722130164 R49,280
Oval 1.01ct J VS2 n/a (Fancy Cut) GIA 6261497664 R38,598
Emerald Cut 1.14ct G VS2 n/a (Fancy Cut) DIA 10061542 R60,940
Emerald Cut 1.01ct I VVS1 n/a (Fancy Cut) GIA 100724783932 R45,248
Cushion Brilliant 1.05ct E SI1 n/a (Fancy Cut) DIA 12031413 R64,130
Cushion Brilliant 1.01ct H VS2 n/a (Fancy Cut) GIA 110106164066 R51,800
Cushion Brilliant 1.01ct H VS1 n/a (Fancy Cut) GIA 7256409269 R57,680
Cushion Brilliant 1.63ct I VS2 n/a (Fancy Cut) GIA 6183451393 R88,050
Cushion Brilliant 1.63ct I VS2 n/a (Fancy Cut) GIA 100721010329 R88,998
Cushion Brilliant 1.01ct I VS1 n/a (Fancy Cut) GIA 6252011007 R48,496
Cushion Brilliant 1.02ct I VS1 n/a (Fancy Cut) GIA 2257988247 R49,000
Cushion Brilliant 1.04ct I VS1 n/a (Fancy Cut) GIA 7251044512 R46,410
Cushion Brilliant 1.63ct I VS2 n/a (Fancy Cut) GIA 6183451393 R88,050

*Diamonds are only removed from list once invoiced. If a diamond is placed on hold for 48h it will still appear in this list. Should you be interested in a diamond that is currently on hold or on its way to be invoiced we will do our best to find a substitute diamond at the same price. *All prices include VAT - as they should. No surprises on your invoice.

If you're looking for something very specific please reach out. The list above is not a complete stock list. You'll be amazed at the quality of the options we can source for you internationally. Here's more information on our Special Order process.

All the HRD and GIA certified diamonds below are 100% eye-clean, and masterfully cut.

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Johan Poggenpoel, Co-Founder. 

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