Hi everyone, currently diamond hunting for a solitaire engagement ring. My bf has given me full reign over the decision. This afternoon I viewed several diamonds at two different jewelry manufacturers.
The first was a 0.8 carat, EX cut, J VS2 and combined with a solitaire setting, would be priced over budget at around $6K CAD.
The second was at a family only jewelry manufacturer that makes everything in house and on site. The owner showed me 2 diamonds, both uncertified, the first was a 1.15 VG cut, J I1, the other, pictured here on the left, is a 1.31 VG cut, J I2. Again with the custom setting, it will work out to $4800 CAD, within budget.
As much as I want the bigger stone, would anyone recommend buying an uncertified diamond? He says it would be graded independently after I purchased it.
Thanks in advance!