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Q&A: Help Finding a 3 Ct. Round Diamond Online from a Trusted Vendor

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I am interested in buying a diamond that I will have for the rest of my life so I wanted to know if Best Brilliance a trusted website and Jeweler to work with in getting my diamond ring. They have IGA certificates and the origin of the diamond and qualities are important.

Furthermore, are their listed prices as expected as a final price for their listed diamonds? Are they good, can be discounted or over-priced?

I would really appreciate your advice and looking forward to hearing from you soon.

I can see that they don’t use legit certs (all I can see is an IGA lab which isn’t the best choice). Because of that, I can’t recommend them.

Thank you for emailing me back on my inquiry. Yes, I did find out that this website uses laser technology to enhance their lower quality diamonds.

I would like a diamond with the following characteristics:

3 carat
D-G color
VVS1-VS1
Round cut

So with these, where would be my best choice of jeweler with an GIA certification. I would like the price for the lowest of what I specified and the highest grades to compare prices.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

I found the best prices for two options: G VS1 and D VVS1:

Blue Nile LD02705781
(it has an AGS cert, which is pretty much on the same level as GIA)

www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/3.52-carat-d-color-vvs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-2425628?a_aid=dmnd1357

Both are obviously eye-clean and will look amazing. Let me know what you think.

Thank you for these recommendations. Are the listed prices final for purchase or are they negotiable?

I do like them. They have the characteristics I want.

I’m glad you like them.

You can try to negotiate, it’s always worth the try, but they are pretty much final.

Let me know how it goes.

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