The Diamond Pro

Q&A: Choosing a Cushion Cut Diamond for a Rose Gold Ring With $2,800 Budget

The following is a real email conversation between The Diamond Pro and a reader just like you who contacted us. Personal information is always removed. Learn from these posts, or contact us yourself to get free personalized help.

Hello.

My budget for the stone is $2,800. I will use a petite micropavé ring in rose gold.

I feel that this stone is good value: Blue Nile LD10665428

I also found this: Blue Nile LD13170410

As for the two diamonds you found, here are my comments:
Blue Nile LD10665428 – Nice diamond. But the extremely thick girdle might take a bit of the weight. However, it’s not a big issue.
Blue Nile LD13170410 – This one is a little bit deeply cut. Out of these two, I would stick with the one above as it should refract light better. But it shouldn’t be bad either.

I found these alternatives:
Blue Nile LD13093941 – This one is slightly bigger but it’s rectangular.

Blue Nile LD13338357

Blue Nile LD13336461 – I don’t think the crystal on the table would be visible. You can ask BN to confirm the eye-cleanliness.

I did call BN about the diamond with the inclusion and they confirmed it’s eye clean. Let me know how that impacts any of the diamonds.

It’s up to you which stone you like the most. You won’t make a mistake with any of those diamonds, they all are very bright and brilliant. I would personally choose this diamond Blue Nile LD13338357 as it has perfect specs, better cut than the other two and the size is more or less the same (see the actual measurements). Also, it’s reasonably priced.

I got it! Thanks for your all of your help!! She is going to love it!

I’m very happy to hear you found our conversation useful.

Top Recommended Vendors
Blue Nile Blue Nile is the largest and most well known internet jewelry seller. They have a very large exclusive online inventory. Their high quality images are catching up to James Allens' and their prices are amazing.

Use Promo Code DMNPROSETTINGS15 at checkout and save 15% off your setting
What we love about them:
  • No questions asked returns within 30 days of shipment. Blue Nile will send you a paid shipping label to return the ring.
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Free Shipping
  • Free prong tightening, repolishing, rhodium plating and cleaning every 6 months
  • Provide insurance appraisal
  • One free resizing within the first year of purchase
  • High quality images of about half of their diamonds
  • 24/7 Customer Service
  • 100% credit towards future upgrades (must be at least double in value)
  • Best in class fulfillment

James Allen James Allen is the leader in online diamond sales. Their imaging technology is the same as inspecting a diamond with a jeweler's loupe. They have the largest exclusive loose diamond inventory online and fantastic prices. They also have the nicest collection of lab created diamonds online.
What we love about them:
  • No questions asked returns within 30 days of shipment. James Allen will send you a paid shipping label to return the ring.
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Free International Shipping
  • Free prong tightening, repolishing, rhodium plating and cleaning every 6 months
  • Provide insurance appraisals
  • One free resizing within 60 days of purchase
  • Free ring inscriptions
  • Best-in-class high quality imagery of all diamonds in stock
  • 24/7 Customer Service
  • Best-in-class packaging

Still afraid of getting ripped off?

Before you buy a diamond, get personal buying advice from industry veterans. We'll help you get the best diamond for the money.

Ask your diamond purchase question here

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

DISCLAIMER: We don't use your email for marketing. Period.

Why we are doing this for free?

Click for Diamond Purchase Advice 100% Free

Ask your diamond purchase question here

We are a team of diamond experts who will teach you to identify scams and avoid spending money on features you can't see. Tell us as much information as possible to help us help you (ie, budget, preferences, etc)

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Cancel

DISCLAIMER: We don't use your email for marketing. Period.

Please enter your email address to receive your personal code:

Here is your coupon code: GFDSF3GF