by swaye2010 » Jun 30, 2019 I am pretty sure the cost for 1/2 carat from SG was as cheap as $306. I was looking at some lab diamonds on stepson’s site and they go all the way down to ‘K’. Best prices are in the H/I/J color range. Most are VVS1 or VS1. I would be fine with VS2 but there doesn’t seem to be any. Very good to excellent. Yes, excellent would be great but in reality, I might not notice the difference between the two in half carat rounds. I will probably let him pick but if they are close to $1000, then it would make sense to buy mined ones instead. Other than the tilt on the baskets, I can’t really see anything else I would change. I like the prongs and don’t mind if I can see them, I like the design from the side. I would prefer the original height but I think the shoulders can be brought up slightly on the side stone baskets to meet the center rather than pushing the center down to match the sides. I think that is where the problems start happening. I also prefer a little height so a band can sit flush if I want it to.