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Q&A: Looking for an Oval-Shaped Diamond for a Rose Gold Setting Within a $4,000 Budget

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Hi,

I am looking for some help picking out an oval diamond to put into a rose gold setting. I have read a lot of information on your website and others about the bow tie effect. It is a major concern of mine when picking out an oval diamond.

I found some oval diamonds listed below on James Allen that seem to minimize the bow tie effect, but I am not really sure.
www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/1.01-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-sku-3032603?a_aid=dmnd1357
www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/1.01-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-sku-3265193?a_aid=dmnd1357
www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/1.03-carat-h-color-si1-clarity-sku-3622352?a_aid=dmnd1357
www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/1.00-carat-g-color-vs1-clarity-sku-4387498?a_aid=dmnd1357
www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/0.96-carat-g-color-vs1-clarity-sku-4403902?a_aid=dmnd1357

My budget is around $4250.

The stones you picked are great in terms of bow-tie. Just the SI diamond is not eye-clean.

This diamond is my favorite:

www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/1.00-carat-g-color-vs1-clarity-sku-4387498?a_aid=dmnd1357

I like the overall specifications, there’s no bow-tie, it is eye-clean.

I also found this diamond:

www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/1.01-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-sku-4351485?a_aid=dmnd1357

It’s less elongated and slightly less expensive.

Let me know what you decide.

Thanks for all of the information! I also thought the G colored diamond was the best. Is there any concern with having the girdle that thick?

As for the girdle, it’s is an issue that has little to no impact on the visual appearance of the diamond. I checked both and the stones are very nice, I don’t see a reason to worry about that.

An H color stone is also going to look colorless. I wouldn’t go lower with the grade, but H is still perfect. You can read more here:
https://www.diamonds.pro/education/color/

Someone did end up buying the diamond I was looking at. I was wondering if you could evaluate this diamond for me!

https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/1.00-carat-h-color-vs1-clarity-sku-4505721?a_aid=dmnd1357

Yes, the stone you picked is beautiful with great overall specs.

I also found this slightly smaller and less expensive:

www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/1.01-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-sku-4351485?a_aid=dmnd1357

or this more elongated shape:

www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/1.01-carat-h-color-vvs2-clarity-sku-4313093?a_aid=dmnd1357

Let me know which of them is your favorite.

I am sorry to be a needy shopper but you can you evaluate one more diamond for me.
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/1.00-carat-g-color-vs1-clarity-sku-4387498?a_aid=dmnd1357

This diamond is also absolutely beautiful. At the same time, I found another stone on JA at the moment.

www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/1.00-carat-h-color-vs1-clarity-sku-4426796?a_aid=dmnd1357

It’s slightly bigger in measurements and less expensive.

I purchased the last diamond I sent you (SKU 4387498). I want to thank you for all of your help.

It was my pleasure helping you.

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