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Q&A: Looking for a 5 Ct. Emerald Cut Diamond Within a $110k Budget

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This is all overwhelming. Looking for what everyone is…..biggest stone (5 carat or larger) best color D-G if it’s colorless) at the best price……budget of $110,000.

What shape diamond are you looking for?

I’m looking for an emerald cut or an elongated radiant. Preference is probably the emerald cut.

Thanks for the additional info.

Look at these two options:

www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/5.01-carat-h-color-vs1-clarity-sku-1047662?a_aid=dmnd1357
www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/5.01-carat-h-color-vs1-clarity-sku-4273438?a_aid=dmnd1357
I chose an H color in purpose since a G and H look virtually identical and you can save a bit by getting an H.

What do you think?

Color conscious really. The reason I said G is that I’m told some GIA color G’s are virtually colorless as well. The safe bet is to stay D-F with an exceptional G but going to an H gives me concern.

As I said, there is no visible difference between a G and H. However, if you feel like you’d be happier with something higher, it’s OK. The only thing is a 5ct emerald in D-F color would cost much more than your budget is.

One more thought I had is that I could introduce you to our contact, a wholesaler in NY that might be able to find higher colors for you and keep the cost lower than in stores. Let me know what you feel about this option and I could put you two in touch. He’s a great source of large quality diamonds.

That would be great, thank you!

Excellent! I’m going to send the introduction in a minute.

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