Find your perfect diamond. 

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

This is a fantastic budget-range to optimise, and your extra effort will pay off surprisingly well.

It’s fair to set your sights on a 1,00ct diamond in a platinum setting. Engagement rings simply look nicer when setting with larger diamonds, and a 1,00ct diamond never disappoints.

At this price point accurate diamond grading is non-negotiable. If a 1,25ct round diamond H-colour, VS1-clarity has been over-graded by a single colour and clarity (real grade: I-colour VS2-clarity) the price will be inflated by at least 25%. That’s an extra +/- R15 000 you’re out of pocket for overstated specifications. I wouldn’t buy a diamond over 1,00ct in size without a GIA or HRD grading report. Neither should you. 

Certain diamond characteristics (basic 4C’s) like shape or colour come down to personal preference. But there are tons of key details including colour shade, lustre, type/grade fluorescence, milkiness that need to be thoroughly checked and taken into account by expert eyes. For that you’ll need years of experience, and these “beyond the 4C”- issues make a great argument for finding a trusted jeweler who can assist you in finding/choosing the perfect diamond, and not just sell whatever they have on hand. 

Although you’re seconds away from a great price-list, I encourage you to scan over our sourcing process here. We’ve developed a deep, multi-layered method to ensure our diamonds offer tremendous value, and you don’t have the risk of choosing a dud diamond. Our very popular special order system is also explained in the post

You can find some awesome deals below. Take a look, and if you have questions - we’re here to help. Feel free to email me directly on [email protected]

Currently these are my top picks in the up to R70 000 range;

Shape Weight Colour Clarity Grading Lab Price
Round Brilliant 1.23ct M VS1 GIA R 51 000.00
Round Brilliant 1.07ct L VSI GIA R 52 650.00
Round Brilliant 1.21ct K VS1 HRD R 53 048.00
Round Brilliant 1.07ct L VS1 GIA R 54 900.00
Round Brilliant 1.21ct K VVS2 HRD R 56 240.00
Round Brilliant 1.01ct J VS1 HRD R 57 000.00
Round Brilliant 1.70ct L I1 DIA R 57 000.00
Round Brilliant 1.00ct H SI2 GIA R 58 275.00
Round Brilliant 1.01ct J VS1 HRD R 58 275.00
Round Brilliant 1.05ct J VS1 HRD R 59 280.00
Round Brilliant 1.00ct J VS2 GIA R 60 556.80
Round Brilliant 1.09ct K VS1 IDL R 61 350.00
Round Brilliant 1.68ct Q SI1 DIA R 61 980.00
Round Brilliant 1.08ct J VS1 GIA R 64 050.00
Round Brilliant 1.08ct J VS1 HRD R 64 448.00
Round Brilliant 1.01ct G SI2 DIA R 64 680.00
Round Brilliant 1.23ct J VS2 HRD R 64 725.00
Round Brilliant 1.11ct J VS2 HRD R 64 950.00
Round Brilliant 1.11ct J VS2 HRD R 64 950.00
Round Brilliant 1.09ct J VS2 GIA R 65 100.00
Round Brilliant 1.32ct K VS2 HRD R 65 550.00
Round Brilliant 1.09ct J VS2 DIA R 68 670.00
Round Brilliant 1.07ct J VS1 GIA R 70 185.00
Round Brilliant 1.01ct I VS1 GIA R 70 800.00
Round Brilliant 1.11ct H SI1 GIA R 75 450.00
Round Brilliant 1.07ct H VS2 GIA R 79 290.00
Round Brilliant 1.05ct I VS1 GIA R 79 650.00
Round Brilliant 1.02ct G SI1 GIA R 84 600.00
Round Brilliant 1.00ct G VS2 DIA R 85 830.00
Princess 1.01ct I SI1 GIA R 56 775.00
Princess 1.02ct H VS1 GIA R 71 310.00
Princess 1.02ct G VS2 GIA R 80 400.00
Pear Brilliant 0.97ct E VS1 DIA R 66 000.00
Pear Brilliant 1.04ct G VS1 GIA R 72 075.00
Oval Brilliant 1.01ct J VS1 GIA R 52 800.00
Oval Brilliant 1.00ct F SI2 GIA R 57 000.00
Oval Brilliant 1.01ct H VS2 GIA R 60 900.00
Oval Brilliant 1.01ct H SI1 GIA R 66 975.00
Emerald 1.14ct G VS2 DIA R 66 000.00
Cut Corner Princess 1.07ct G SI2 DIA R 59 910.00
Cut Corner Princess 1.01ct H VVS1 DIA R 61 800.00
Cushion Brilliant 1.01ct I VS1 GIA R 51 960.00
Cushion Brilliant 1.02ct I VS1 GIA R 52 500.00
Cushion Brilliant 1.01ct H VS2 GIA R 55 500.00
Cushion Brilliant 1.01ct H VS1 GIA R 61 800.00
Cushion Brilliant 1.05ct E SI1 DIA R 69 450.00

*All prices include VAT - as they should. No surprises on your invoice. 

*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. 

If you're looking for something very specific please reach out. We have an excellent special order system you can learn more about here

Feel free to browse the other budget brackets; 

*If you're looking for something very specific please reach out. You'll be amazed at the quality of the options we can source for you internationally.

Kind Regards

Johan Poggenpoel

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