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Q&A: Looking for 1.5 Ct. Round Diamond for Blue Sapphire Sidestone Setting

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I’ve been browsing your website for a few days now and I already feel much more confident shopping for diamonds– Thank you!

My budget is 10-12k and I’d like to place a round diamond in a white gold setting that has blue sapphires on each side similar to this setting:

https://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/settings-with-colored-sidestones/Pear-Shape-Blue-Sapphire-Ring-11153w.html

Do I need to take any extra considerations when choosing a diamond with regards to color, since it will be next to the blue gemstones? It’d be nice to go down a couple steps on the color due to the blue stones and put the savings into a larger diamond :). I would like at least a 1.5 carat diamond.

She is very attracted to the “sparkly” diamonds we see in the store windows, is there a big, noticeable difference between the ideal and very good cuts?

Any suggestions and help are greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time!

With that setting, I’d stick with I+ on the center diamond. I love this for you:

https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/I-SI1-Excellent-Cut-Round-Diamond-1511717.asp

It’s bright, eye-clean and a great value.

Thanks for the quick reply. Thanks for your help, and a great, educational website!

My pleasure.

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