Q&A: Looking for a Cushion Cut Diamond for a Solitaire Setting With a $2500 – $4000 Budget

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Hello,

I feel like I have a good grasp on choosing a setting (solitaire) for the diamond I liked to purchase, but I was hoping to get some help finding a diamond where slight inclusions are okay, but I’m hoping to find the best diamond that where you’ll not find it’s imperfections with the naked eye. Here is what I have in mind so far:

Price (not including setting) – $2500 – $4000
Cut: Ideal
Color: D-I
Clarity: SI2 and better
Carat: ~1.00 carat
Shape: Cushion

I hope this information is helpful and please feel free to reach out if you need any additional information from me.

Thanks.

I really liked this one:

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/1.01-carat-h-color-vs1-clarity-sku-4447729?a_aid=dmnd1357

If I were to go up to 1.10 – 1.15, do you have any favorites that you think would still fit within my guidelines? I believe after that, I should hopefully be able to choose a ring.

This one is great too! So, we have one diamond (the one I liked was sold) that is towards the lower end of my budget (~$3000) and one diamond that is on the high end (~$4200). Do you happen to have 1 or 2 in mind that is right in between my budget? This should be my last request for diamond recommendations.

Thank you once again for your help! I ended up purchasing the 1.05-carat diamond. Please let me know if you need anything else from me. Have a great weekend!

That’s great news!

If you can also write me back once you receive the ring, that would be great. I’d love to know how you like it in person.

I received the ring past Thursday, gave the ring to my fiancee yesterday 😊 and we both love the ring!

Congratulations on your engagement! I’m glad you’re happy with your new ring 🙂

If it’s not too much to ask, do you think you can do us a quick favor and write a small review on www.ivouch.com? If you could, I would be extremely grateful. Here is the link:
[LINK TO REVIEW ON IVOUCH]

Also, can you send me a pic of your new diamond? We’d love to inspire other readers with photos in our gallery.

I wish you and your partner a life of happiness and fulfillment.

I hope this helps!
 

The photo is amazing, thanks for sharing it with me.

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