by diamondquestion1 » Jun 15, 2012 I'm trying to decide whether or not to buy a diamond online and take it to a jeweler to get it put in a ring or just buy the diamond and ring together at a store. It would be for an engagement ring, neither of us really know anything about diamonds. Looking for something like this: Budget 2500 (ring and diamond) (plain white gold solitaire setting) Clarity: VS2 or SI1 (but eye clean) size: 0.7-0.75 carats color: h or i cut: excellent? HCA <2? (not really sure but I heard cut is probably the most important) So how much can I expect to save by buying online vs buying in store? Buying in the store seems nice b/c I will be able to see the diamond and see if it is eye clean to me before buying.