Help with finding a loose diamond… 0.75'ish ct Round Cut (newbie)

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Are you (or I suppose more importantly, your fiancée) open to lab diamonds? Not a simulant, just real diamonds grown in a lab instead of mined. It’s not a huge discount, but they do tend to be cheaper. My stone is .73 with good stats for $2000, so you might be able to go a little bigger while still being in your budget. 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper

 If you go down to VS1 or VS2 you can get a larger diamond in your price range: https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/?CaratFrom=0.8&CaratTo=1.00&Color=H,G&Clarity=VS2,VS1&Cut=Ideal,Excellent,TrueHearts&PriceFrom=&PriceTo=&ViewsOptions=Images&advancedParameter=CaratSliderBottom&Shape=round

Plenty of S1 clarity diamonds are eye clean–look at the videos and and post your finds on Pricescope. I would prioritize cut over clarity and limited my search to ideal and true hearts.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

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cornucopia :  We got mine at Brilliant Earth. I know some people have issues with whether or not their natural diamonds are as guaranteed conflict-free as they claim, but that shouldn’t be an issue for lab diamonds. There are probably plenty of other places to go, that’s just what I’m familiar with! They just also happened to have a setting I love. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

 

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cornucopia :  have you talked to her about what is most important to her in a diamond?  Some women are very color sensitive, while others are not.  And some think size is the most important while others would rather have the best clarity.

I think you can def go below a VVS2.  There are a ton of eye clean diamonds below that grade which will either save you money or get you a bigger diamond.  Just for reference mine is an SI1 and you can’t tell there are any inclusions (1. because the biggest inclusion is a cloud inlcusion which isn’t as noticeable, and 2. because it is a hearts and arrow cut round brilliant)  Just remember cut is king, so as long as the diamond is well cut it will help hide lower clarity or color grades.

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