by mousiegirl » Aug 15, 2013 Hello Everyone! Since you all are the experts, I thought I'd ask your advice before doing anything rash/stupid/crazy My boyfriend has a fairly limited budget of $3,000 for my engagement ring and setting. For a long time I was completely content with ordering through James Allen and (hopefully) finding a 3/4 carat(ish) and pairing it with this setting: http://www.jamesallen.com/engagemen...cut-pave-set-diamond-engagement-ring-item-735 The more I think about it though, I feel concerned with not seeing the stone and not trying the setting on. I worry that my stone might be too yellow and that the setting would be too high/thin and the prongs too chunky. So we REALLY want to visit Good Old Gold but I worry that with our small budget, I'll leave with tiny lil pebble of a diamond (albeit a gorgeous lil pebble) and I'm not even sure how much a simple setting would be there. What would you do in my shoes? Any help is much appreciated!