$17K Budget – 1.55-1.75ct G-I Color and VS2-SI2 Clarity
Hey I was just wondering what your advice would be when trying to find a diamond on Blue Nile in the 1.55-1.75 carat G-I color VS2-SI2 clarity that matches the fire and brilliance of a hearts and arrows diamond while staying around 15-17k budget if that’s possible. I am choosing to use Blue Nile as it has the best financing option I could find while avoiding paying sales tax. The setting I am looking for is a classic halo with pave band as well.
Thanks for letting me know your overall diamond ring budget. Here are a couple of different platinum halo engagement rings from Blue Nile:
So, you can expect to pay around $2K for the ring. That leaves about $13K-$15K for the diamond.
I found this gorgeous 1.562ct H VS2 AGS Ideal Cut for $13,341.00: http://www.bluenile.com/round-diamond-1-carat-ideal-cut-h-color-vs2-clarity_LD03423453
This diamond is graded triple 0 ideal by AGS (ideal light performance, polish and symmetry), and we can see in the ASET image on the diamond grading report that this diamond has nice bright red light reflection with nicely defined and symmetrical blue arrows. This diamond will shine brilliantly due to it’s ideal cut. Additionally, the clarity grade is a VS2 with small cloud and feather inclusions which will be eye-clean.
I think the Monique Lhuillier ring will look gorgeous with this diamond. It has the classic halo design but offers a surprise pink sapphire that gives the ring a distinct look with some personality.
Please let me know if you have any questions about the above diamond recommendation. I look forward to hearing your thoughts!
Thank you so much for your help, what you do for guys like me is amazing! I really liked the settings you picked out and especially liked the diamond. I’m trying to decide between the two settings, I’m thinking about going with Monique Lhuillier Draping Halo since it is more unique. Thank you again!
You’re the best!
No problem, my pleasure!
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