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Q&A: Help Finding a 1.00 Ct. Round Diamond for a White Gold Setting

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So this diamond has a needle inclusion across the middle when magnified but do you think that this inclusion is noticeable by the naked eye without magnification? Is this diamond a good buy? Budget is $5,500 for the diamond.
Blue Nile LD09782956

That’s definitely not a good diamond. The specs are great, but the needle is huge and would be visible to the naked eye.

What style setting (solitaire, pave/side stones/halo) and metal (yellow/white gold, platinum) are you putting the diamond in?

For the setting I think I will go with 14k white gold with side stones midway through the band (at least a 2mm band).

Thanks for the info.

For the setting as you described, you can easily go lower in color and still get a very bright diamond.
Here is a great option for you:
Blue Nile LD09797396

It has a feather on the side, but if you put one of the setting prongs over it, you won’t even notice it.

What do you think?

Looks good. My only question is the medium fluorescence…doesn’t that make the diamond look duller?

It usually does on G+ colors. But on lower grades (H, I, J, K…) it’s a slight bonus that helps the diamond look a bit whiter.

Thanks. We went with your recommendation!!! The ring should arrive in about a week and a half.

That’s amazing news! I’m happy I could help.

If you could let me know how it looks when it arrives, I’d appreciate it.

The ring arrived today! According to my SO it sparkles beautifully and the inclusion is hidden by the prong. He refuses to let me see it until he pops the question but it sounds like it turned out great. Thanks again for all your help, you made this process so much smoother!!!

I’m so glad to hear that! Looking forward to seeing a picture of it once he proposes.

Here is the picture. It’s beautiful!! Thanks again.
 

That’s gorgeous! Thank you very much for the picture.
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Left the review. Will definitely come back to Diamond Pro for future diamond purchases.

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