Hi guys (and girls). I''ve been reading this forum from time to time for a while (as well as other places on the net), trying to educate myself as much as possible on purchasing a diamond/engamentment ring. I was hoping to get some advice from you guys on what i should be looking for in a loose diamond. Here is what I had in mind. I''m looking for a princess cut diamond. Around 1 Carat. I was looking between F and H color, and between VS1 and SI2 clarity. I have read that cut is the most important as far as how the diamond looks, so i''m looking for as good of a cut as I can get. I''m not looking to spend more than $5k, but can if I need to. Any suggestions on what to look for? Im pretty good at looking for the basic parameters, but when it comes to Table %, and Depth, etc....i''m kind of lost. I''ve looked at the vendors on this site some (, , , etc...) as well as Union Diamond, and . All seem to be similar in price, though one might be higher on one diamond, and one on another, but it''s the details i''m not sure about. So again I ask. If anyone has any tips or suggestions, i''m all ears (or eyes as it were). Thanks in advance.