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Q&A: Help Finding a Pair of Round Cut Earrings Within a $10k-$15k Budget

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Hi,

Thanks for the very helpful information on your site. I am interested in buying my wife a larger pair of diamond studs. Here previous pair were a total weight of ~0.75 and were purchased from Tiffany’s. I am certain I can get a better deal for larger diamonds elsewhere and have enjoyed looking at Blue Nile’s site at your recommendation.

I am looking for something in the range o 1.60 to 1.80 total weight with a super sparkly, well matched diamonds.

I was hoping to do all of this in the 6.5-9.5K range depending on the quality and recommendation.

Thanks for your time.

I found these two pairs that will look amazing as earrings:
Blue Nile LD12296639
Blue Nile LD12132486

Blue Nile LD11648577
Blue Nile LD11689838

They match perfectly and will be very bright and brilliant thanks to their beautiful cut.

Thanks so much for your help, I greatly appreciate your time. My wife is petite and tends to wear smaller, delicate jewelry so I have decided to go with the 0.8 carat size to start. If too small it looks like we can upgrade within 30 days pretty easily.

Is the pair below the best I can do in this size? If you think this is great, I will go with your recommendation and get these ordered ASAP.

The 0.80ct pair has fantastic specs, gorgeous cut, and no visible inclusions. If you like it, go for it.

Let me know how your wife likes the earrings when they arrive.

I got he 0.81 carat diamond earrings you recommended below. They are awesome! So awesome, in fact, that we have decided to go up to the 0.9’s. Unfortunately the pair you recommended below are no longer available. Could you recommend another super sparkly pair of matching diamonds in the 1.80-1.85 total carat range?

That’s great news! Let’s go bigger 🙂

I found this pair that I thought would be a fantastic choice for you:
Blue Nile LD12191136
Blue Nile LD11689838

Do you think you could find a matching 2 carat set? I am assuming the bill here is going to be 10k but want to get the best sparkliest set I can and hopefully she can wear them for a lifetime.

Thanks again and I REALLY appreciate your help, I am going to recommend you guys to all my guy friends!

Sure. These two pairs that are basically the same size, but as you can see, the price for the 1ct mark is significantly higher:

Blue Nile LD12367113
Blue Nile LD12216073

Blue Nile LD00018201
Blue Nile LD12236093

It’s just a coincidence these diamonds have such a high clarity grade. It was the first eye-clean pair I found.

They have a great cut.

Thank you so much for your help. I am really grateful for your efforts which makes this email all the more embarrassing. I was unable to connect with Blue Nile fast enough upon your recommendation (I left the country for 1 week) and now I need help again selecting another 2tcw earring set 🙁 I remain convinced they need to be as sparkly as possible especially considering the incredible set you picked out – sparkliest ever- has to be sent back. Could you provide two price point options (if that makes sense in terms of quality) in the 10-15k range?

I would love to make a paypal donation or provide compensation in some additional way for all of your upfront work. I PROMISE you I will order these immediately after your recommendation this time!

No need to be embarrassed 🙂

Here are two pairs that look great to me:
Blue Nile LD12417887
Blue Nile LD12092876

Blue Nile LD11658853
Blue Nile LD12345300

The diamonds have a gorgeous cut and will have a lot of added brilliance and fire. Let me know which pair you like better.

We don’t accept donations or payments but thank you that you care so much. Reading how much our readers love their new rings and earrings is my greatest reward 🙂

Boom! We are ordered! Thank you again for your work, super excited to see how they turn out!

Woohoo! Great news! It’s been a pleasure helping you.

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What we love about them:
  • No questions asked returns within 30 days of shipment. Blue Nile will send you a paid shipping label to return the ring.
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Free Shipping
  • Free prong tightening, repolishing, rhodium plating and cleaning every 6 months
  • Provide insurance appraisal
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