Good evening Joe,
There is a lot of information presented on your site and I have spent a few days reviewing it but I really think I am digging myself down a hole of uncertainty. I am looking for the best Princess cut diamond I can get for around 5K while staying at a minimum of 1 carat. If you wouldn’t mind a recommendation I would greatly appreciate it!
I like the diamonds below. The 1ct F SI1 has some small black inclusions, but I think I can live with that with the price difference as I don’t think they’ll be noticeable. If you’d prefer slightly higher clarity, then the 1ct G VS2 and 1ct F VS2 would be alternatives. All diamonds have the 3-chevron pavilion facet pattern and sufficient crown height for fire. I think they show nice scintillation patterns (even distribution of light and dark) as well.
Shape,Carat,Color,Clarity,Cut,Price (USD),Affiliate Link
I normally suggest lower clarity as I think it’s more cost-effective, but this is a nice diamond.
Thank you Joe, I appreciate your wisdom. If I was to step my budget up a little bit, do you consider this to be a worthy upgrade of the added cost?