I would love some advice on how much I should spend. When I start thinking a 9000 diamond looks good, I then feel bad for not spending more. I don''t believe in the 2 month rule for starters (would be over $20k). I don''t really have a budget. I originally targeted $10k as this seemed reasonable and was willing to go up to get a decent size and cut like a 1.5,well cut, VS1, E. I originally planned buying online so i could pour the savings into a better diamond. But now after having been searching for 2 months on and off and popping into local retailers to see what a 1 and a 1.5 carat diamond really look like, I seem to have lost the plot!!! We live in a larger city which tends to mean people have bigger diamonds. Do I keep up with the Jones''s and shoot past the 1.5c? But then I think of the hassle of larger stones getting snagged etc. I am not a flashy guy and neither is the love of my life. I am even worried about attracting unwanted attention from thieves. Enough ramble....please help!!