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Opinion on Oval? Any similar recommendations please?

mohelmo

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Hello,

A friend of mine is shopping for a diamond and a setting. His girlfriend loves oval diamonds, his budget is 5K in total for the whole ring. She like a halo setting that would be set with an oval.

Can you please help recommending different options for both the diamond and the setting?

He sent me this diamond link, I told him I'll ask the experts on this forum for help and advice :))

http://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD07397575

Is this a good diamond?

Thank you very much!
 

tyty333

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Look at a vendor like James Allen that has images of all the stones and videos of the stones rotating.

Is $5k the budget for the stone then extra for the setting? Or is it $5k for both the stone and setting?
 

mohelmo

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tyty333|1480622177|4104106 said:
Look at a vendor like James Allen that has images of all the stones and videos of the stones rotating.

Is $5k the budget for the stone then extra for the setting? Or is it $5k for both the stone and setting?
His budget is for the entire ring. Both the diamond and the setting.

Can you recommend something please?
 

tyty333

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mohelmo|1480655482|4104222 said:

Center is nice but the rest is pretty mushy...I would pass...

Here are a few to consider...I usually try to stay up at H or higher but if you are trying to gain size you'll have to be at an "I".
I didnt see any that stood out as the "clear winner" so it really depends on what you are looking for in a stone (high color/clarity/...)

Biggest one...you would have to make sure the twinning wisp dont impact the beauty...also make sure it is eye-clean
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/1.01-carat-i-color-si1-clarity-sku-2248411

Next biggest...clarity plot shows a lot going on so make sure it is eye-clean and check the twinning wisp for any impact
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/1.01-carat-i-color-si1-clarity-sku-2246320

Higher colors but smaller
A little mushy outside center area, have to ask if eye-clean
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/0.91-carat-e-color-si1-clarity-sku-2244614

Has nice light return but has a feather right on the table...not sure if eye-clean
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/1.01-carat-f-color-si2-clarity-sku-2232643

Looks like the table goes a little dark straight on but looks like it has nice sparkle...have to ask if eye-clean
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/0.90-carat-f-color-si2-clarity-sku-2239343

Smaller I with good clarity
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/0.90-carat-i-color-vs1-clarity-sku-1885549
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/0.90-carat-i-color-vs1-clarity-sku-894589
 

mohelmo

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WOW! Thank you very much. That's really appreciated, you're the best :)

I'll forward your suggestions to my friend hopefully they'll be eye clean and he'll get one of the H's
 
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