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taralab5

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Hi,
I posted a few weeks ago and dropped my budget a little, trying to save as much money as I can but get the best princess cut diamond that will sparkle, is eye clean and face up white. Trying hard to get best cut possible for my budget. What are your thoughts on these three diamonds? Trying to stick with James Allen as I can see the stones and the 15% off they are running through May 1st.

Here are three options I am looking at. I would like to stay under 5000 for stone and band together as I also am looking for wedding bands to also add to solitaire. This is a 25 year upgrade anniversary present. will be either white gold or platinum

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/1.01-carat-j-color-vs1-clarity-sku-437420
http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/1.06-carat-j-color-vvs1-clarity-sku-1020923
http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/1.04-carat-i-color-vvs2-clarity-sku-1062282
 

Gypsy

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Were there any I color stones in your budget range? J is a bit warm for me in a princess as the points concentrate color.
 

taralab5

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Just the bottom one, which is actually appealing as it is perfectly square. I can look again as I was nervous about the j color
 

Gypsy

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Drop the clarity to Si1 or at least VS2. Princesses at one carat are great at hiding inclusions. VVS is just overkill.

Go up in color. You are imbalanced on your specs. I do like that I, it has great faceting and is very lively. But if you can get an H by dropping the clarity, I would HIGHLY encourage you to do so.
 

Gypsy

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taralab5

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Thank you Gypsy for your recommendations, I did ask for ASET images and they are unable to get them only the one for the I stone I originally looked at. He did assure me they are eye clean and all three should perform well. Should I buy without seeing the ASET?

I also found one other even thouh it is smaller than a 1 carat- the dimensions are very similar to the 3 that I am looking at, but this is almost 1000 cheaper. what are thoughts on this?
http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/0.91-carat-h-color-vvs1-clarity-sku-1075957
 

TheSharkGuy

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New guy here, but I didn't think those James Allen sales included loose diamonds. I thought they are just for the other jewelry they sell?

taralab5|1461882680|4024837 said:
Trying to stick with James Allen as I can see the stones and the 15% off they are running through May 1st.
 

taralab5

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That is correct just the setting and the wedding/anniversary bands looking to buy one also. But still not finding anything comparable on the other sites, even though I love the legato sleek line setting from white flash.
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