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Q&A: Looking for Round Brilliant Diamond for Platinum Solitaire Setting

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Deciding between these two:

https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/G-VS2-Excellent-Cut-Round-Diamond-1502933.asp

and

https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-VVS1-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1464793.asp

Thoughts? How much of a difference is the ideal cut going to make? I’ll be putting this in a platinum solitaire setting and I hope to order tomorrow.

Thanks!

As much as we love JA, we don’t think its worth spending extra on the True Hearts selection. I love this diamond for you:

https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-VS1-Excellent-Cut-Round-Diamond-1423274.asp

Thanks for the response – I was actually about to buy this one, but it is a bit more money. I’m assuming you would not think it is worth it for me?

https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-VVS2-Excellent-Cut-Round-Diamond-1505599.asp

…….

Or is there anything bigger that you like that is ~$4500?

That diamond is a waste of money. There is no point in spending extra for VVS. I would go with this one instead:

https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-VS2-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1514155.asp

Thanks, I actually bought the one you sent me yesterday and I do believe it will be a great value. You saved me over $500!! Of you see any that are bigger in size (.9 ct or larger) for under $5k please let me know as I am willing to spend more, but needed to submit the order ASAP.

Sounds great. Please let me know how it looks when it arrives.

I will – thanks again!

…….

The ring came and it is beautiful! It sparkles brilliantly! She is very, very happy with it. I will be sure to spread the word about your site and the very friendly help that I received.

I was also very impressed with the customer service and quality of James Allen. Good business.

Thanks again!!

Thanks for writing and letting us know. I’m delighted that you were pleased with our help. Do you think you can do us a quick favor and write us a small review on www.ivouch.com? If you could, we would be extremely grateful. Here is the link:

xxxxxxx

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

I will certainly do that for you. I was wondering – could you do a quick search on James Allen to see if you could find something for me a little bigger than what I have now? This is what I got, per your recommendation: https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-VS2-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1514155.asp

If there was something comparable that was a little bigger for ~$4500 I’d be willing to do an upgrade.

You can go with this one:

https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1519697.asp

You will be paying about 15% more for a 5% increase in size. That is up to you. Diamond prices increase exponentially with size.

That one does look very nice, but I don’t think it is worth the extra cost for not much more weight. Thanks again, I’ll write up a very positive review for you as soon as I can!

No problem. Best of luck.

[LINK TO IVOUCH REVIEW]

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