Ok so I have decided it is time to purchase a ring but I'm not the richest man in the world, by far, but I have been saving my pennies and I have about $2500 saved up. Now I know that's not a lot in the diamond business but what can I do right. I have been searching diamonds online from this site, and also Shane Company and Blue Nile. With my limited funds I have decided my budget for the diamond is about $1800 and the rest will go to the setting. I would love to get my girlfriend a 1 ct ring but that's not going to happen, so what I need your opinions on is should I go for something smaller like this or am I better off going for something like this to squeeze a little more size out of my budget?