by HereForAFewQuestions » Jun 26, 2019 I am planning on buying an engagement ring soon and am just starting to do some research. I’ve read in a few places and heard in some videos that I could get the most bang for my buck if I purchase just the diamond from an online store, and then have it set by a jeweler. Is this true? If so, what are some of the most trustworthy sources? The only one I’ve looked at so far has been James Allen. I thought they had a nice website - easy to navigate and narrow down the diamonds. Seemed to have nice, high quality photos of the actual diamonds they have for sale. What are the most important things to look for in a diamond? From what I’ve read, it seems carat weight is least important if you are concerned more about quality than the actual size. I understand cut is important, but would the color and clarity have the highest impact on overall quality? Thanks in advance for any advice!