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Q&A: Choosing a 2 Ct. Round Diamond for a Yellow Gold Solitaire Ring for Around $11,500 Budget

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Hello Diamond Pro!

My budget for my (hopefully) soon-to-be fiance is $10,000-$11,500. I’d love to swing a 2ct diamond if possible. She’s interested in a yellow gold solitaire setting with a thin band.

I’m currently looking at K color (I know you recommend higher, but would K be okay on a yellow gold setting?).

Thank you so much for your help.

K color is still fine in a yellow gold solitaire. As long as there are no additional diamonds in the ring, the color is going to remain undetectable.

I looked around and I love these options for you:
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.90-carat-k-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-3681038?a_aid=dmnd1357
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/2.00-carat-k-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-3592521?a_aid=dmnd1357
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/2.01-carat-k-color-vs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-3119734?a_aid=dmnd1357
They are fantastically cut, eye-clean and all of them will be very brilliant.

What do you think?

You’re the best. Thanks for looking into this.

Of the three options you sent me, I like this one the most: https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/2.00-carat-k-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-3592521?a_aid=dmnd1357 (I’ll call it Option A).

I’ve also been eyeing this sucker:
www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/2.00-carat-k-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-3693307?a_aid=dmnd1357 (Option B).

Between Option A and B – which one would you recommend? What would you pin the $600 price difference on?

Option A is much better cut than Option B. The table on “B” is a bit too big and the pavilion angle is off. It’ll be much less brilliant than “A”.

I pulled the trigger on A. The ring is on its way. I’m so glad I got in touch with you cause I would’ve been suckered into B. Y’alls business model is a real win-win-win. I really appreciate your help.

That’s great news! I’m glad I could help you.

If you can also write me back once you receive the ring, that would be great. I’d love to know how you like it in person.

The ring is utterly amazing. And most importantly she said yes!! She and I are both overwhelmed. I’m so thankful for your guidance. This was a big decision in life and I’m fortunate to have not made it alone.

Thank you for everything!

Congratulations! I’m glad that you and your fiancee are happy with the ring. It’s been a pleasure helping you.

If it’s not too much to ask, do you think you can do me a quick favor and write a small review on www.ivouch.com? If you could, I would be extremely grateful. Here is the link:
[LINK TO REVIEW ON IVOUCH]

Also, can you send me a pic of your new diamond? We’d love to inspire other readers with photos in our gallery.

I wish you and your partner a life of happiness and fulfillment.

Absolutely, I’ll vouch for you. Please find a photo attached. Again, I really appreciate your help in the big decision!

The ring looks amazing! Thank you very much for sharing it with me.

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