by njseeker » Jan 13, 2009 I need a lot of help. I really don''t know what to get. I have the suggested numbers for a well cut diamond and I would like to stay within those parameters. Here is some very general information... I would love to hear what everyone''s personal opinion is on what color and clarity diamond I should get. I have about 18k to spend on about a 1.7 carat round diamond. Assuming the diamond is well cut what color and clarity do people recommend?