by tessellations » Feb 11, 2019 at 6:22 PM I'm looking to buy an Emerald Cut diamond ring and need from the experts. I have looked at James Allen long and hard and am just having trouble picking out the winners. It may be getting picked over from V-day season. Here is what I have been looking for: Shape: Emerald Cut Carat: 1.3 - 1.5 Color: G-H Clarity: VS1-VVS2 (or a clean VS2) Price: Would like to stay <6,500 but would go up to 8,500 if i find the right one. I have looked at 3 diamonds but I have some concerns with them and could use help from the prosumers! @tyty333 I've seen a few of your threads and love your style. I like the diamond "dancing" around the table and to have good contrast/brightness with not getting washed out in the center. What I have seen so far: #1 - $6,510 - I thought this was going to be the one as I really liked the way it was dancing, but the darkness has me worried. https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/1.30-carat-h-color-vvs2-clarity-sku-6078778 #2 - $5,960 - Nervous about washed out center https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/1.40-carat-i-color-vs2-clarity-sku-3734416 #3 - $8,290 - Nervous about washed out center https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/1.32-carat-g-color-vvs1-clarity-sku-5629356 #4 - $8,290 https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/1.50-carat-h-color-vs1-clarity-sku-6507818 Thank you!