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Q&A: Help Finding a Pair of Princess Cut Earrings For a White Gold Setting With a $2k Total Budget

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Looking for:

Diamond stud earrings:
Yellow gold
2/3 cw total
Screw fasteners
Willing to consider price up to $2000.

What would you recommend?

Here are studs I thought you might like:
18K YELLOW GOLD THREE PRONG MARTINI STYLE EARRINGS (MOUNTING)

www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.35-carat-j-color-si2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-3656814?a_aid=dmnd1357
www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.38-carat-j-color-si2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-3757908?a_aid=dmnd1357

The diamonds match perfectly and they will be eye-clean and brilliant in that setting. The setting itself is available is screw backs for additional $75, which is way below your top end budget.

Let me know what you think.

The cut on these diamonds is described as Excellent. How does this compare with the Ideal cut diamonds, i.e., Hearts&Arrows diamonds also offered by James Allen?

Excellent cut from GIA is the same as Ideal cut from AGS. They are equal.

Wow. Whiteflash wants $1700 each for similar diamonds. Is that possible?

It might be. Diamond prices vary a lot.

Re: SKU 3656814 on James Allen:

What would it cost for the same quality diamond in 1/2 carat? Doesn’t have to be from Allen, just the best value.

The price would be around $900:

Blue Nile LD09604619

Wife now says she wants two 0.5 carat princess cut diamonds for earrings. Total carats 1.0.

Any recommendations?

Is the term “princess” used to refer to the quality of cut in addition to meaning just a square diamond?

No. The princess cut refers to the shape only.

Thanks!

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