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Q&A: Choosing a 1.20 Ct. Round Diamond for a White Gold Pave Setting With a $7.5-8k Budget

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What does it mean that the cut falls outside your recommendation?

www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.20-carat-h-color-vvs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-7569042?a_aid=dmnd1357

I am looking around the 1.2-1.25 range for diamond size without breaking the budget ($7,500-$8,000).

For this setting:
14K WHITE GOLD PAVE ROPE ENGAGEMENT RING

For the first one, it looks nice but I am concerned with the I color. Do you think that would look too tinted rather than more colorless. For the others, I am concerned about the inclusions that are shown.

Based on experience of our readers, I color looks colorless when set in a pave setting. As for the inclusions, bear in mind those videos are extremely magnified, I don’t think you would be able to see the inclusions in person. We always recommend zooming out to x1 and checking the diamond.

Thank you for the help before, unfortunately that diamond did get sold. Do you have any other recommendations?

I am really interested in the last diamond you sent me with the sku number 7650205. With your initial email in regards to the cut of a diamond, I have been continuing to look at other options. Would you be able to tell me whether this diamond is good: www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.18-carat-i-color-vvs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-7236076?a_aid=dmnd1357

That stone is nice. The cut isn’t superb but it’s a good option.

Okay, thank you. I am between the two that you recommended in the previous email. Below are the links. Between these two, is there one that is more ideal?

www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.20-carat-i-color-vvs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-7344082?a_aid=dmnd1357
www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.20-carat-i-color-vvs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-7650205?a_aid=dmnd1357

Thank you so much!

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