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Q&A: Looking for a Princess Cut Diamond for a Rose Gold Setting With a $3,200 Budget

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Please give me your thoughts on this IGI rated diamond at James Allen:
www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/0.90-carat-h-color-vvs2-clarity-sku-7290229?&a_aid=dmnd1357
I realize you recommend the other two rating labs only, but would like to get your thoughts on this particular diamond.

Can you please send me the cert so that I can check it for you? Then I’ll be able to give you well-informed feedback.

Please find attached the princes cut diamond certificate. Looks to me like the depth may be to deep??? What do I know, your the expert!

I just wanted to confirm that I’ve received your email and REALLY appreciate the link to a few different choices.

Obviously, all the diamonds are beautiful in this list. Is there one in particular that you feel would look better in a rose gold setting?

They’re all beautiful diamonds, but since I have to order them … I’d say:
0.90 – favorite
0.80 – second, only because it’s a little smaller in carat size
0.82 – least, only because there seems to be more dark (black) in the middle … if that makes any sense at all

To me, the .9 and .8 have very similar looks … carat size is the only difference. On the 0.82 … is the dark middle better for sparkle and shine???

The black parts are caused by the cut. In that particular case, it shouldn’t affect the brilliance. But if you don’t feel comfortable about it, then let’s focus on the two other choices. I checked the certs of all of them (but thank you very sending the cert) and they all are eye-clean and the types of the inclusions are okay (especially when both are VS2). The F colored stone has a bit higher crown while the E stone has better color and it’s cheaper. It’s up to you what you like.

Looks like the .8 diamond is no longer available. Be honest, which one (.82 or .9) would you choose if the choice was yours? I need a woman’s opinion.

I’d personally choose the 0.82ct stone since it’s bigger in measurements. Do you remember how much was the 0.90ct diamond?

The 0.90 diamond costs $3150, color F, VS2. I’ve consulted a few friends and everyone seems to agree the 0.90 looks better. As I’ve stated, there both beautiful rocks … I can’t go wrong.

No problem, if you like the 0.90ct stone more, then go for it. It’s very important to feel good about the purchase.

Just to let you know, I placed the order with James Allen today.

Thanks for your help … you’ve been a great consultant thru this buying process.

That’s wonderful news! It was my pleasure helping you.

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