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Q&A: Choosing a 0.50 Ct. Oval-Shaped Diamond

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Hello,

I really appreciate all of the helpful information you provide on your site.

Can I please have your thoughts on this oval diamond:
www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/0.45-carat-e-color-si1-clarity-sku-4667099?a_aid=dmnd1357

Are there any other ovals that are D-F color, eye clean & around .5 carats on James Allen’s website that you would recommend over this one?
I plan to set the stone in this simple setting with plain matching band:
14K WHITE GOLD 1.5MM COMFORT FIT ENGAGEMENT RING

Thanks in advance for your help!

I absolutely love the diamond you selected. It’s beautifully cut, eye-clean and will be very brilliant. Well done!

I found one more option you could consider:
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/0.46-carat-g-color-vvs2-clarity-sku-4691626?a_aid=dmnd1357
This one has great specs and is still going to look colorless in a solitaire setting.

What do you think?

Although the other oval you recommended is lovely, I prefer an oval where the lengthwise edges of the table facet are not straight or parallel to each other if that makes sense.

I’m glad you like the original diamond I asked you about. Based on the cut info & facet pattern, are you confident this diamond will be super bright & sparkly in real life? Very important to me! 🙂

Of course, if you like your original choice better, there’s no reason to go with anything else.

That diamond is a beautiful example of any eye-clean SI and will look fantastic.

So I took the plunge and went to the deep end of my budget for this diamond instead of the original two we talked about:

www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/0.51-carat-f-color-vs1-clarity-sku-4751583?a_aid=dmnd1357

I think it will have nice, but not crazy big, presence on my size 4 finger. I hope I made a good choice! What do you think?

You got yourself a beautiful diamond, well done!

Yay – I’m thrilled you like it too! 🙂

It’s an excellent choice, of course I like it.

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