You guys on this forum are great, a whole bunch of opinions, and a lot of knowledgeable people. I''m a college student who is planning on proposing to my girlfriend this summer. I''ve done what I consider a fair amount of research on the web about diamond types, prices, grades and anything else. I am looking to buy a pretty small diamond, (between .3-.6 carats probably) and the my personal rankings (or tastes rather) for the C''s is this order: Cut, Color, Clarity, Carat; in otherwords, size isn''t really important. I''m looking at spending between 1,500 and 2,500 dollars. I haven''t been into Tiffany''s yet, and I haven''t done a lot of real, in-the-store ring shopping. Those of you familiar with Tiffany''s and some of the online sites, what kind of price markup am I looking at to get the blue box? I am not going to be spending the kind of money that Tiffany is used to, and so I''m a little afraid that if I go in there, they won''t give me the information I want. If that ends up being the case, then I''ll take my business elsewhere, I''m just sort of curious what the price comparisons are between Tiffany''s and other brands. Also, for those of you who have Tiffany diamonds (or those that don''t) are there certain intangibles to having a Tiffany? Do they clean it for free, do they try to help you whenever you have a problem with your diamond or want to have something changed on it? thanks for any help.