My boyfriend and I made an appointment with an estate jeweler recommended to me by people on this website to look at estate rings and loose diamonds. I was wondering if someone can provide a list of specifications we need to look at to make sure that we are getting a good stone. Based on what I''ve read in these forums, we need to get a very good cut, stay in the higher colors and compromise a little on the clarity (please correct me if I''m wrong). However, I have no idea how to read the fluorescence and the %s that people keep giving when they evaluate stones. We will most likely be looking at stones in the 3-4k price range, 1 ct or close to it. I have two settings that I am debating between, one is a bezel setting and one is a halo setting, my boyfriend likes the halo better so I think we will go with that.
I want to make sure that we are armed with as much information as possible so that we don''t seem like we don''t know what we are talking about.
Thanks in advance for your help