Q&A: Help Finding a 1.50 Ct. Marquise Cut Diamond

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https://parcelandstone.com/diamond/Marquise/1.60-carat-D-color-SI1-clarity-stockNo-180155-19

Hey, I would like to know if this diamond is a good deal? I’ve gotten more confused the more I look into diamonds and the more I talk to ‘experts’. Diamond is a 1.6 ct, SI1, color D, cut excellent. It is $8224.

Thanks!!

I’m afraid that the crystal will be eye-visible. That’s why I wouldn’t go for this stone.

Would you also like to see my suggestion of a stone with the quality I’d recommend?

Yes, please!!! I am so confused between everyone I talk to about diamonds. I met with a diamond dealer last weekend who tried to sell me an EGL certified diamond saying there was no difference between that and GIA certification. Luckily I found your website before I bought it.

I am looking for a marquise between 1.5-1.8ct. Let me know all of your recommendations and if you have a place to buy these. I noticed on your website it mentions James Allen as one of the best websites to buy diamonds from.

Sure, I’ll be happy to assist you with the search.

www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/marquise-cut/1.50-carat-h-color-si1-clarity-sku-4198036?a_aid=dmnd1357

It’s very well cut, eye-clean and going to look colorless.
https://www.diamonds.pro/diamond-color/

What do you think?

Great! You’re the best. I was quoted $9,500 for that same diamond at a local jeweler. Funny where I found the best diamond recommendation.

Thanks!

I’m very pleased to hear that you like my suggestion so much. It’s been my pleasure.

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