I’m looking to purchase a round, 1.50 carat diamond for an engagement ring. I’ve been looking at H colors, with a clarity of SI1 to VS1. I am looking at halo ring settings; with diamonds 1/2 to 3/4 around the band preferably in 18K White gold. Brian Gavin has some nice stones and settings. However, the price is quite a bit higher than similar stones on other sites (due to the cut).
Thanks for your help,
For your specs, I found a 1.50 H SI1 for $14,184.00: http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/1.503-h-si1-round-diamond-ags-104083536004
However, if that is too much, then a great alternative is this 1.50ct I VS2 for $12,880.00: http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/1.502-i-vs2-round-diamond-495.00-104079526017
I was also looking at this stone: http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/1.518-j-vs2-round-diamond-167.00-104083681018
Do you see much of a difference between the J color and the I you recommended?
Diamonds cut at this caliber will always face up white and bright. Color is most easily detected from the side or pavilion view. A ‘J’ colored diamond does not look yellow but has more ‘warmth’ to it when compared directly against another ‘colorless diamond’, for example, an F. However, as a standalone diamond in a ring setting, a ‘J’ colored diamond is perfectly fine and is a very popular choice.
The J that you have chosen is also exceptionally clean for a VS2 so that is an added bonus with it being also $2K cheaper. 😉
Let me know if you have any additional questions.
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