Hi, I have been looking at loose diamonds now for over two months and have just ran across this forum. Until I found this forum I considered myself pretty well educated, but now I feel like I am back at the beginning and finding myself lost! I am hoping some of the experts here could point me in the right direction. Im currently trying to stay within a 20,000-25,000 budget for diamond and setting. I have been leaning more towards a 2.0 to 2.2 I or J SI1 or SI2. I originally was only looking at "excellent" cut certified GIA diamonds. After reading the forum and lots of different posts I am starting to realize a lot more goes to into the look of the diamond than just the "cut". I originally wanted to stay away from purchasing online, but have ran into the issue of lots of local jewelers not being able to get in a lot of stock at the size I wanted. Originally this wasn't an issue, but now after reading posts and seeing how "nitpicky" you'll are and I should be, Im not sure this is the correct path anymore. I am starting to think the right way to go about this is to purchase online. I have read a lot of people have suggested, and thats where I now have started my online search. I have been looking at the collection, is this a good place to start? Sorry for all the questions, but I really do look forward to expert advice and opinions.