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Q&A: Help Finding a Princess Cut Diamond for a French Pave Setting for Around $1,400 Budget

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Send me the Blue Nile coupon, please!

Hello there,

I’m happy to send you this unique coupon code that gives you $50 off:[contact us for your own unique coupon code]

Let me know if you need any help with the search.

I have a couple of questions. I am a first-time diamond buyer so please bear with me.

1. Firstly, which online vendor do you recommend?
2. Why do diamonds with same specs have different prices?

I am looking for a diamond for this ring
18K WHITE GOLD 0.32CT FRENCH CUT PAVE DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING

We’ve had great experiences with the quality of products as well as services of Blue Nile as well as James Allen. So if you decide to go with a setting from JA, I’d purchase a stone from their site, too.

There are many factors that influence the price of a stone. I’d have to see the stones you saw in order to give you a well-informed feedback.

If you also tell me what shape of diamond you’re looking for and what your approximate budget is, I’ll be happy to send you my suggestion.

What do you think about this one?

www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/0.50-carat-e-color-vvs2-clarity-sku-4280856?a_aid=dmnd1357

I ordered it yesterday and I have time to cancel it as per their policy.

Please confirm if this is ok in your opinion.

Well, the issue with this stone is medium fluorescence on a high color grade. It can cause a hazy look. I’d personally go down with the color. A G or H color diamond is going to look colorless and this way we can maximize your budget.

Also, the table is bigger than we usually recommend. We filter our search for depth up to 74% and table up to 75%. In our experiences, these stones return light with the most brilliance. Can you also tell me what you approximate budget is? Then I’ll be happy to send you my suggestion.

If you can recommend something from their website it would be great…

Budget is around $1400 CAD for the diamond.

Here’s one with the quality I’d recommend:

www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/0.52-carat-h-color-vvs2-clarity-sku-3448468?a_aid=dmnd1357

What do you think of this one?

Based on what you explained I will get this one.

Thanks a lot for your support I really appreciate the insight you gave me.

Sure, it was my pleasure helping you.

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What we love about them:
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What we love about them:
  • No questions asked returns within 30 days of shipment. James Allen will send you a paid shipping label to return the ring.
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