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Q&A: “PLEASE HELP!” Find Round Diamond with “Fire” and “Sparkle”

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I am 21, me and my gf have been dating four years. I have been saving about a year now and I have a budget of up to $6000 for the diamond, and $1500 for the setting. I am looking for a round diamond with the best bang for my buck. I’d like it to be around 1.20-1.30 carat. I want it to have ”fire” and sparkle as well. I want it to be eye clean as well. I don’t know a whole lot about diamonds please help! I know I ask alot again PLEASE HELP!

Congrats! I also got married at a very young age! (check out the “about” page)

I’ll be very happy to help. Tell me first – what kind of setting were you hoping to get? A solitaire, or something with side stones? If it’s something with side stones, did you have a specific idea of what you wanted? If so, could you send me a link?

Something similar to this I am looking for something with slightly bigger side stones. I still want the band to be thin ~2.5mm or less. Also I found this diamond online https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/I-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1255559.asp
would this be a good choice?
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SORRY THE BAND THAT IS SIMILAR IS https://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/settings-with-sidestones/Common-Prong-Engagement-Ring.html again i would like it to have slightly bigger sidestone but less that ~2.5 mm.

I thought the hearts and arrows would make it shine brighter and have more fire also I have roughly 1000 left in the budget for the diamond approx 6200.

The cut on that stone is great – but you definitely don’t want a stone with eye visible black inclusions. Here’s another really nice options for 6200:
https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/I-SI2-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1346369.asp

thank you! I appreciate it, the most important thing to me is that it has a strong fire and brilliance to it. You think this will have that effect?

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