by MrGoodKat » Aug 13, 2019 at 3:40 PM Buying a diamond for the first time for an engagement ring. I have tried to read all of the resources I could find on this page and others, but I still have a hard time telling if things are a good deal. I feel like I see diamonds of similar quality with vastly different prices. Goal: 2 ct Budget: $9,000 Shape: Round I like the thought of lab diamonds (not married to the idea though, pun intended), but I'm also not against second hand. I came across this one on Brilliant Earth: https://www.brilliantearth.com/lab-diamonds-search/view_detail/8069911/ $8,400 2.10 ct Shape: Round Cut: Ideal Color: H Clarity: VS1 Pavilion Angle: 41° Crown Angle: 34.5° It seems like a good deal meeting my goals. But maybe I'm overlooking something or could get more bang for my buck.