After much back and forth on resetting my current diamond, I finally decided with my husband’s blessing to upgrade my center stone. I don’t know exactly what I want, but I am interested in emerald or cushion cut from 1.75-2 carats in a halo setting, and my budget is around $15,000 (maybe a little more). I know I can buy online, but I don’t have a ton of exposure to those diamonds in person, so I would really like to see some in person before deciding what I want. I am traveling to NYC in January and wondering if it would be worth my time to visit some places there. Obviously, I want the best diamond for the best price, but I don’t live in a very urban area with many choices, so I’m wondering if shopping in NYC would be beneficial for me? If you wanted to get the best bang for your buck (and without a ton of time to look around), where would be the best place(s) to go? Or can I just get the best deal online?