Buying Diamonds Online From The UK

Q:

Hi Liz,

I’m looking to buy a diamond online from the UK. I want to spend approximately £3000 on an engagement ring. A 6 prong platinum band. Preference on cut, colour (say Excellent and DEF). Willing to compromise on clarity down to SI1 but having trouble finding an eye-clean SI1 diamond. Around 0.9carat.

Was hoping you could point out a few eye clean SI1 diamonds to the above spec. Thanks.

Tom

A:

Hi Tom,

Thanks for contacting me. If you are setting the diamond in a platinum setting, I would suggest lowering your color grade to include J and above. This will give you a larger selection of diamonds that fit your carat weight criteria as well as fit within your given budget.

I’ve done a preliminary search for you and have found the following .90ct F SI1 for £3,090: https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/Round/GIA-Certified-0,9-Carat-F-Color-SI1-Clarity-Diamond-CQ8QCN

This diamond is slightly over budget but delivers on everything that you are looking for. It has ideal cut proportions for maximum brilliance and light reflection, F color grade, and an eye-clean SI1 clarity grade. The grade making inclusion is a feather followed by a small crystal. The feather is not located under the main table facet, so this is a great example of an eye-clean diamond.

An accompanying 6 prong solitaire ring in platinum will cost £680: https://enchanteddiamonds.com/rings/view/six-prong-knife-edge-round-solitaire-SL5-PT-R

Enchanted Diamonds are based out of NY and are completely ethical and reputable. They ship to the UK and make all their rings custom fit to your specific diamond. I did a Q&A with the co-founder Jon Las, and you can read about their history here: http://www.onlinediamondbuyingadvice.com/diamond-website-reviews/enchanted-diamonds/

Let me know what you think. 😉

Kind Regards,

Liz

Q:

Hi Liz,

I went to purchase the diamond on Monday evening but I was having difficulty, so I opened a chat window and the sales rep told me it had been sold. So I’m on the hunt for a new diamond now. Hopefully the next one I find will be available. If you have any more recommendations I’d love to see them.

Thanks for all your help!

Tom

A:

Hey Tom,

No problem, that does happen a lot – good diamonds go fast. I’ve done another search for you and found the following:
.86ct E VS1 for £2,940.00: https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/Round/GIA-Certified-0,86-Carat-E-Color-VS1-Clarity-Diamond-APMHYX

.86ct E VS1 from Enchanted Diamonds

.86ct E VS1 from Enchanted Diamonds

and this .90ct G VS1 for £3,094.16: https://www.ritani.com/diamonds/round-diamond-0-90-Carat-G-color-GIA-certified/D-319R9Y

Let me know if you have any questions.

Kind Regards,

Liz

Q:

Hi Liz,

Yes I have ordered the 0.86ct – it just seemed perfect. I liked that it was a higher colour grade too. I have been in contact with Meredith from Enchanted Diamonds and I have arranged to collect it from the NYC store as I we are visiting in November anyway and that’s when I wanted to propose. Very convenient!

Thanks so much for your help Liz!

Tom

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