I found your site on a quick google search and have enjoyed reading it! It has been very helpful.
I have been looking around for rings for the past number of weeks, andwould like your advice on the following.
It seems to fit in well with what you recommend, at first I was considering a smaller stone but at a higher color and clarity, but from reading this site it made sense that this would be a waste of time. The reviews on this seller on Amazon are almost always perfect.In fact I have not seen a bad one. I do not know if this ring comes with a certificate. Do you think this is a bad thing? What would you recommend on this?
I do not have a great amount of money to spend on a ring, as I am only still young and work part-time.
Any help you can offer will be appreciated.
Thank for for the informative site, and thanks for your help!
Thanks for writing in and I am glad you found the site helpful.
I looked at the diamond on Amazon. I have 2 concerns:
1) As you pointed out I didn’t see any reference to a certificate so I can’t know if this diamond really is what it claims to be, a G-SI1.
2) Even if it is a G-SI1 graded diamond from a trustworthy lab (AGS or GIA) without seeing a photo of the diamond you don’t know if its eye-clean and if not how bad the blemishes are. You don’t want to get a diamond with a black spot dead center on the table and that’s all people will focus on when looking at your new diamonds.
Using the price of the Amazon diamond as a base price I found this selection on James Allen. This diamond is GIA graded and is eye clean! https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.70-carat-i-color-si1-clarity-very-good-cut-sku-2031175.
If you pair that with this setting https://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/solitaire/18k-white-gold-2mm-knife-edge-solitaire-engagement-ring-item-7027 it looks like you come in at pretty much the same price point.