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Q&A: Two Carat Diamond Stud Earrings

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Great web site. Thank you for providing all this great insight.

I’m interested in buying a 2 carat total weight round diamond studs in a white gold 4 prong wire basket setting for my wife.

I wanted to ask if you would consider helping me pick one (either through an online vendor or your buying service)?

Thank you.

I’d be happy to help! Are you looking to just make sure that the pair is bright and lively and clean to the naked eye, or are you looking for a higher quality than that?

To put it differently, how much are you expecting to spend?

I would like a pair that is bright, lively and clean to the naked eye as you described and would like to avoid as you put it “waste of money” category. I saw prices online range from $6-$10K. Am I in the ballpark? Would prefer to stay toward the lower end of this range but I am willing to pay more if need be to get a nice pair.

Thanks.

Here’s what I like for you:

https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/matching-pairs/view.asp?item1=1256309&item2=1300755&a_aid=dmnd1357

They’re both eye clean. They both have a cut grade of Excellent so they’ll be very bright and lively. And J color is a great balance of value and looks for studs.

Let me know what you think!

The ones you picked look very nice. Couple of questions: I see a lot of spots on these diamonds and I see that the polish & symmetry are “very good”. Will these distract from the look? Would it make sense to upgrade these characteristics for ~$1K more to one like on the link below? From what I read on you site, no reason to upgrade the color beyond J, right?

Blue Nile LD01867445

Thank you.

Re: Polish & Symmetry, see the relevant articles on my site here:

https://www.diamonds.pro/education/polish/

https://www.diamonds.pro/education/symmetry/

The small spots you see are inclusions, but they won’t be visible at all to the naked eye.

If you want, I can find you a nice pair on JA that’s VS2, but I really think it’s a big waste of money – especially for studs. Generally, the rule in the diamond business is that clarity requirements are usually more relaxed than normal for studs because they’re usually viewed at a greater distance than engagement rings. SO it’s really a waste to go all the way to VS2.

I’m going to order the ones you selected today. Thank you for all your help. I would like to pay you for your advice. How can I do that?

Warm Regards.

Absolutely no need to! See this article here:

https://www.diamonds.pro/truth-about/diamonds-pro/

Congrats!

Ira, I’m very appreciative of your assistance. Earrings arrived today and they look very nice. I wish you and your family well. Thanks again.

Fantastic news! Congrats! It was my pleasure.

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