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Q&A: Help Finding a Round Center Stone For a White Gold Three-Stone Setting With a $20,000 Budget

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Hello,

I am getting ready to propose to a very special lady and I would appreciate your help. I have lurked around your site for several months and have gained some basic knowledge based on your great articles!

So I started looking at JA and found this combo and wanted your advice based on this ring and diamond. I am not 100% sure about the ring but I do know she likes white gold and round diamonds. Of course if you could save me some money on something comparable that would be awesome, I would like to stay under $20k.

www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/2.17-carat-i-color-vvs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-7728048?a_aid=dmnd1357

14K WHITE GOLD THREE STONE ROUND AND PAVE SET DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING

We don’t really recommend IGI certified stones. They are looser in grading than GIA or AGS (https://www.diamonds.pro/education/igi/). GIA and AGS are the most consistent and reliable labs.

I found these alternatives for you:
www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/2.01-carat-i-color-si1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-7693183?a_aid=dmnd1357

www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/2.02-carat-i-color-si1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-7762751?a_aid=dmnd1357

www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/2.02-carat-h-color-si1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-7793959?a_aid=dmnd1357– The inclusion can be covered with a prong.
They’re well-cut, eye-clean and brilliant.

After talking to her daughter she said she would recommend not much bigger than a 1.5ct stone. I wondered if you could recommend one like this?

www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.50-carat-h-color-vvs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-7730940?a_aid=dmnd1357

I was looking a little more and found an “E” Color that I would like your opinion on.

www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.50-carat-e-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-7870469?a_aid=dmnd1357

That diamond is perfect, the cut is great. I don’t see any red flags. Nice find!

Both are perfect stones. I suggest putting both of them on hold so that they are not sold before you decide. Keep me posted, please.

I went ahead and purchased the E color below.

Your site has been amazing between the general education and specific help with my request. I do understand I probably went higher than I needed to for color. But I think she will love it (hopefully she says yes).

That’s wonderful news! Thank you for your kind words. It was my pleasure helping you.

I will absolutely let you know when I get it and I will send you pictures too 😀

I got the ring (Pics attached), the pictures just don’t do it justice (no matter how many I try to take). It’s beautiful. Thank you so much for your help and insight into picking the perfect stone for the ring! I showed her daughters and they both thought it was stunning too.

I really enjoyed the education on what to look for from your site, and the personalized service provided by you was just over the top!! It was very comforting to know Diamond Pro’s had my back! I also appreciated the filter parameters for JA that you had in one of your articles!

Thanks again for all your wonderful help!
 

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