by cmilot6329 » Aug 10, 2019 Hello everyone, I'm shopping for an engagement ring and would appreciate some help/advice with picking one out. I have a pretty small budget of about 2000 - 2500 so I know I will be pretty limited. Basically looking for about .5 - .6 Carat round diamond with a setting that has some twists and/or some additional stones along the band. Maybe something like this: https://www.jamesallen.com/engageme...m-vintage-infinity-engagement-ring-item-17862 or https://www.jamesallen.com/engageme...m-embossed-diamond-engagement-ring-item-41133 So from doing some reading I think I should be looking for the best cut like ideal and color G-H and Clarity VS2 - SI1. As far as depth and table etc I found another thread that listed some numbers for those that I should be looking for. So any advice would be appreciated and here are a few questions I had. What is currently the recommended site to purchase from? I've read Blue Nile and James Allen but some recent threads may suggest somewhere else. With a small diamond like this what type of setting is recommended? Or should I sacrifice color and clarity to try and get a bigger diamond? I'm sure I have other questions I'm not thinking about right now but it's a start. Just don't want to get ripped off buying from a local store when I've heard the same ring can be purchased online for a lot cheaper. Thanks!