I''ve been reading these forums for some time while shopping for a diamond for an enagement ring for my fiance (already proposed, but couldn''t yet afford ring and she had no idea at the time what shepe of diamond she''d like). I''m pretty sure I''m on a much tighter budget than possibly anyone else on this forum (22 years old, about to graduate college with too much debt, fiance and I are likely going to live on a tight ''ministry budget'' doing water purification and other work oversees), so the stone I''m looking at certainly isn''t as exciting as the others shown on here. But I"ve been researching for months now and still want to get her the best on I can with the money that I can spend.
She definitely wants a Marquise, and greatly values ''pretty'' over ''size'' (very dainty, only liked the skinniest rings, almost all sidestones were too much for her taste, etc.) I''ve read that with a Marquise, unlike a RB, color and clarity can show up easily (in a bad way). I"ve also read that higher depth % = less bow tie but less overall light, looked at (I think the AGS?) suggestions for ideal Marquise cuts, etc.
Here''s what I found:
Table: 58-60 (diamond not liisted anymore since on hold, can''t find where I wrote that down)
Dimensons: 8.07 X 4.67mm X something (sorry; again, cannot find it)
Since I can''t afford a big stone and that''s not her preference anyway (well, as little as it can be at least), I don''t want to mess up on the fire / brilliance / scintillation.
Attached is the James Alen took for me. I''ve researched what to look for in a RB , but cannot find any information on what is ''good'' for a Marquise. Based on my budget (would be tough to go over $1500), the technical aspects made this seem like the best stone I could get. I''m considering having it shipped this week (her birthday is this weekend). Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.