i've been looking at diamonds for about 2 months now. when i started, i just wanted to know how much it's gonna cost me to get married. now, i don't think that i will ever decide on what to buy. there are too many aspects to consider. probably as a result of annonymously reading this forum and following many of the links that get posted, i've become very cut conscious. if my girlfriend was buying a diamond for me on my budget, i would want a hearts on fire dream or flanders cut diamond. the best i've seen that i can afford is a .67 I SI2. but i'm buying it for her. she once mentioned to me that she thought that i should spend about $X on her ring. i just took out a loan for almost twice that, so i don't think that i'll disappoint her. but is she gonna care about all of this 4c stuff and brilliance and firescopes and hearts and arrows and all of that? or, do girls just want big rocks on their fingers?