by sftodenver » Apr 19, 2016 Hi guys, first time poster here - actually found you via a reddit post and so glad I did; the advice here is something really special. I'm doing my best to educate myself as I head into this purchase but I was hoping you might point me in the right direction on a few things. My main source of intel on my girlfriend is that she said she would prefer a diamond over a different stone, in a funky cool setting that could still be considered classy. Her preferences are for silver/white jewelry. She then pointed our mutual friend to this site and said she basically loves it all (I know, not exactly helpful. http://shop.kenanddanadesign.com/collections/engagement-rings My ideal budget is $3500 including setting... That said, I have a few questions: 1. We're in San Francisco. I'd like to buy online, but happy to go to a local shop if that's a better option? Seems the preferred online vendors here offer really great options. 2. She has long, thin fingers (we call her toes alien fingers, ha). I've heard an oval cut might work well with that? Trying to decide btwn oval, round, and cushion. 3. What should I optimize for/maximize, considering my budget? I came across this tool, but I'm having a hard time figuring out where to start: http://www.sproutworkshop.com/diamond-deals/ (is that tool worth using?) If I can provide any more insight, please let me know, and thank you in advance!