by mvoila » Sep 10, 2019 Hello everyone, I'm from France, so don't be surprised with some typos/misspelling, i apologize for this. I'm looking for an engagement ring. The setting will be 4 prongs with a paved ring. Alloy will be yellow gold (as my girlfriend prefers yellow gold, although personally I will have chosen platinum). Here, in France we have some websites which try to hit the same markets as whiteflash/bluenile or other websites in USA. I benchmarked one of them (others websites answers are pending). Here is their proposal : - The setting (don't pay attention to price and diamond characteristics here) : https://www.celinni.com/fr/solitair...-diamant-mon-amour-or-jaune-18k-750-1000.html - The diamond : http://diamondtransactions.net/Sear...5313943693&carat=0.7&SID=6fh3m34jvjhqc0uksls7 HCA score is 1.6 I give them the set of parameters from beyond4cs for diamond filtering and only table size is out of scope (59%, I understood that I will affect fire) : Total price is 5790€ (6390.83$), initial target price was 5000€ (5500$). I ask them to have a lower color/purity quality to enhance cut quality but it seems they don't have (or they don't want to deal with) a diamond that fit beyond4cs parameters. I don't have the detail of setting cost and diamond cost. My point of hesitation/frustration/concern : I don't have any photo... I will have to take delivery of my ring in a shop, so I will be able to see it but after the diamond has been settled and I think I will have to pay (10% or more) at the beginning to confirm my request. I have already read all of the advices about buying a diamond without seeing it. I just want to ask if this diamond seems to be good and if there is a major risk to have an average diamond (not shiny or whatsoever). Don't hesitate to elaborate about my search, websites to look or diamond choice. Anyway, thanks a lot for your help, reading this forum has already been precious to help me to chose the right diamond.