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Q&A: Looking for a 2.00 Ct. Cushion Cut Diamond for a Platinum Halo Ring

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I am looking for a cushion cut diamond for a halo ring (platinum), hopefully 2 carats, and around to $10 – $12,000.

I didn’t find a full 2ct for up to $12k, but I found this beautiful 1.70ct diamond that would look amazing in a halo:
Blue Nile LD12777995

The high clarity grade is just a coincidence, it was the first eye-clean option I found.

I would like to be closer to 2 carats if possible and can go a little higher on price if necessary.

How do you feel about this one? It seems to be new in the inventory.
Blue Nile LD10883928

That one looks great but I’m thinking a little bigger still. I found this one but I’m not sure how it compares to the one you sent?

Blue Nile LD13053017

It’s a bit deeper than what’s ideal and it also has an extremely thick girdle. It’s not such a great option as it might be less brilliant.

Thank you for looking into the ones I found. How high would my budget have to be to find a good option at 2 carats?

It would look like this:
Blue Nile LD12989282

Thank you, it was more than I wanted to spend but I think it’s exactly what she wants, so that’s the one I went with.

I’m glad we found her dream diamond!

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