So I'm kind of stuck at an impasse. On one hand I'd like to get a center stone that's 1.00 or a little bigger but my local jewler is trying to show me a 0.90 that is of better quality. He says that the difference in size really isn't noticable and I'd save around $300-$400. My max budget is $5,000 on the stone and then I wanted to have someone custom make me a engagement ring and wedding band that looks like this from Kirk Kara. My total budget is $8,000-$8,500 max. The jewler said he could save me at least $400 on the rings. Should I buy it all from him or buy the stone online and have him make the rings? Thanks for your advice.