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Q&A: Choosing a J Color Round Diamond for a Yellow Gold Pave Ring With J color Melee Diamonds on a 2,600€ Budget

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Hi Diamonds Pro Team,

I am looking for a diamond for an engagement ring.

I found this diamond on Blue Nile:

Blue Nile LD14010324
I live in Europe where it is about 2,600€ incl VAT.

I am looking for a stone with characteristics like this:

Carat: 0.8
Setting: yellow gold
Color: J or better (or would you recommend going lower?)
Clarity: VS2 or better
Cut: Excellent/Ideal

The diamond looks amazing! What style setting (solitaire, pave/side stones/halo) are you considering?

I am considering a setting similar to this one:
14K Yellow Gold Petite Pavé Engagement Ring (Flush Fit)

I will work together with a goldsmith who is a friend of mine on the ring, but want the setting to look something like the one above.

Do you think that will fit together well?

Do you have any reservations about the stone? Otherwise I guess I will
just go ahead. 🙂

That’s perfect. Just make sure your friend puts J color melee diamonds in the setting to match the center stone. Other than that, go for it. The diamond is beautiful.

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