So, just a little update on my search. I went to Tiffany''s today. They only had one of the rings i had referenced in my first post and was too expensive for me. The salesman showed me a 1.27ct I color, VS1 with the following stats : 62.2 D, 56 Tbl, 35 Crown, 41.1 Pavillion for $11,500. To be honest it just didn''t do it for me. Maybe its the color. I just ran the stats thru the HCA Adviser and it only scored a 2.9. I asked the salesman if there was anything he could do in regards to price and he said that prices are firm. "People expect that due to the economy, and all of the other stores giving price breaks that we would lower our prices, but we don''t" was his quote. When i mentioned my price limit was $10K he showed me a 1.02ct, H, VS1 for $9500 which actually looked better to me than the 1.27. (Stats were 62.4, 56, 35.1, 41.1) He did actually mention that they had a 1.33 I color, S11 for a little over $10K somewhere in inventory, but he''d have to ship in to the store. I think i''d have to echo many of your statements in that it just really isn''t worth it to buy from Tiffany''s. I thought if maybe i could get some sort of break then i would pull the trigger, but I guess I''m back to square one. Now I''m going to look online. But my main concerns still are there. If I buy online, and she needs to resize or have anything else done, it just seems so much easier to me to go to a store. Oh well, i''ll still keep everyone updated, but now i''m more frustrated than ever.