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VBE

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Looking to spend between 4-6k on an engagement ring and really get a lot of bang for my buck. Ideally it needs to be clean to the eye, roughly 1 - 1.5 carats with an ideal to excellent cut with a H-I color grade. Help me find something amazing! Also unsure what setting might look good with this but leaning towards a 14k tiffany solitaire look. Thanks

Also looking at SI1 - VS2
 

FancyIntense

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HI, here is an example for you from Good Old Gold for $6039( total diamond and setting) plus a wire transfer discount on the diamond so you'll be under $6,000. If you don't live in New York, no tax.

Mark Morrell settings are top quality platinum and are hand forged not cast. I think that the quality would be similar to the Tiffany setting you mentioned and would not disappoint.

http://www.goodoldgold.com/ecommerce/1ct-i-si2-platinum-select-round-ideal-cut-diamond.html

http://www.goodoldgold.com/ecommerce/1.80ct-j-i2-platinum-select-round-ideal-cut-diamond.html (check this out for fun)

http://www.goodoldgold.com/ecommerce/tourchiere.html

http://www.goodoldgold.com/ecommerce/petite-sunburst.html
 

tyty333

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VBE

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At what level does the yellow go away? Do the solitaire rings says James Allen like in the picture? Any other recommendations for my hunt?
 

tyty333

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VBE|1443711127|3933781 said:
At what level does the yellow go away? Do the solitaire rings says James Allen like in the picture? Any other recommendations for my hunt?

It all depends on your sensitivity. In general (from what I see here on PS), a lot of people start seeing some color at I. They still
look fairly white but you might see some tint.

Watch the color video at the bottom of this page.
http://www.goodoldgold.com/diamondcolor.html

For bang for your buck when you want to try to go larger in side I would suggest an "I"...it you are not color sensitive then you*
may be able to go to a J. That's why it would help to go see some well cut I/J stones in person.

Do the solitaire rings says James Allen like in the picture?
I do not understand this question.
 

VBE

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Is the better deal usually to buy the diamond and setting separate and have them put it together?
 

Diamond_Hawk

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VBE|1443798713|3934089 said:
Is the better deal usually to buy the diamond and setting separate and have them put it together?


This is a very personal decision, honestly. Many people are very diamond-focused - meaning they will look for the best possible diamond within their budget and often use a "simple" solitaire setting. Others have a specific setting style they are looking for and determine their setting even before picking the center diamond. Sometimes this means the diamond has to fit their 'remaining' budget.

In my experience those who are "setting focused" will usually stay with the same vendor for both while those who are 'diamond-focused' will shop the hundreds of thousands of available diamonds, narrowing it down to their specific criteria, and may be just as likely or not to use the same vendor for the setting.

In short - if you have a 'most important' factor - get that absolutely right. The other portion will often fall in place during the process.
 

VBE

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Thanks!

Can you give me any input on diamond hunting. I am getting overwhelmed all I'll I really want is a 1 - 1.5 carat diamond that is eye clear with an excellent - ideal cut and not a yellow color.
 

kb1gra

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The markings inside my James Allen ring are "14k JA" so no, they do not say "JAMES ALLEN" like in the CAD images.
 

FancyIntense

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VBE|1443808426|3934163 said:
Thanks!

Can you give me any input on diamond hunting. I am getting overwhelmed all I'll I really want is a 1 - 1.5 carat diamond that is eye clear with an excellent - ideal cut and not a yellow color.

Here is the problem, your current requirements exceed your budget. With the same requirements you will have to come down in color to get a minimum of 1 to 1.2. at the most. This is why you are being shown J color and SI2's. Round brilliants cost more too.

If you want a lot of bang for your buck meaning it looks like a million bucks, but didn't cost it, here are some rings to look at. Diamonds by Lauren rings always look as good as the pictures or better in person. If you walked into Tiffany's with the DBL ring in a Tiffany's style, Tiffany's would think it was one of theirs!

These rings are a complete package, pretty stone, beautiful setting and superior workmanship that is obvious. Wire transfer will take 5% off the price too. If you don't live in NY, no tax. I have bought from them many times.

Rings that are not solitaires have more finger coverage and tend to look more expensive in my opinion. Unless you just have to have a round.

http://www.diamondsbylauren.com/index.php/jewelry/loose-diamond-56ct-e-vs2-branded-original-radiant-cut-diamond-gia-r5065

http://www.diamondsbylauren.com/index.php/categories/diamond-rings#colors=&intensity=&shapes=&carat-min=&carat-max=&price-min=4001&price-max=6001&cat_id=199&ring_types=&page=1
 
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