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Q&A: Help Finding a Round Diamond for Around £4,500 Budget

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Hi,

I am looking for a round diamond on Blue Nile for an engagement ring. The budget is £4,500 maximum for the diamond alone.

From research, I would like:
0,7 – 0.85ct
Colour F, but G minimum.
VVS2, but VS1 minimum if eye clean.
59 – 62.3% depth
54-57% table
culet: none
cut ideal
polish and symmetry excellent
fluorescence none

I like these diamonds for you:
Blue Nile LD13311862
Blue Nile LD13316992
They have fantastic overall specs.

I was going to purchase this diamond:
Blue Nile LD13311862

until I had one last check and found these two new diamonds listed:

Blue Nile LD13387412

Blue Nile LD13316992

The last diamond seems to have the optimal dimensions etc. but is a G colour so I’m unsure…

Which do you think looks the best from the dimensions and the 360 videos of each?

I checked all the diamonds and I think all of them are excellent choices. They are all superbly cut with perfect crown and pavilion angles. Nice finds. I personally like this stone the most: Blue Nile LD13316992. This one has the best cut. G color is perfectly fine, it will look colorless. The measurements are the same as in case of the other stones.

Thank you so much for your help!

My pleasure.

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