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Q&A: Looking for Best Princess Cut for $2000

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I’ve been reading your site for over a year, finally decided to get engaged. I am looking for a princess cut and my budget is $3500, would like at least a 1 carat.

Here is what I found so far based on what I read from your site:

(biggest one, but worried about color, flor, and IGI vs GIA)

https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/I-VS2-Premium-Cut-Princess-Diamond-1239819.asp?a_ aid=dmnd1357

(good clarity, but higher depth)

https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/I-VVS2-Good-Cut-Princess-Diamond-1324363.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357

Thank You so much, love your site, been recommending it to everyone.

Thanks for being such a loyal reader!

I’m not crazy about either of your three selections. THe IGI stone will be too yellow and the cut on the GIA stone from JA is awful.

I found this, though, which is a perfect find for you, I believe:

https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-SI2-Ideal-Cut-Princess-Diamond-1323352.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357

It’s got an unusually nice cut and a great color. The SI2 looks eye clean as well.

Let me know what you think!


Thanks Ira, after discussing with GF I had to bring down the budget considering all the crazy wedding costs that will come up.

We wanted something in the 2k range now, and were looking at this one:

https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/I-VS1-Ideal-Cut-Princess-Diamond-1328077.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357


That’s a really beautiful stone with a fantastic cut. If it fits your budget, it’s definitely a fantastic choice!


I ordered it, thanks for all your help, used TAD0611 for 10% on ring, thanks!


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