*edited for formatting and added a few options Really appreciate your site, helped me review and narrow down a ton. Trying for lab diamond with carat 1.4-1.6, vs1, e-h color, 2.5k-3k budget for the stone. Would love a second opinion. I’m setting in this https://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/pave/14k-yellow-gold-petite-pave-engagement-ring-flush-fit-item-56260 so maybe h works with that setting like these: https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.53-carat-h-color-vs1-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-14895299?a_aid=55f8cd4e21a11 https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.54-carat-h-color-vs1-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-13860262?a_aid=55f8cd4e21a11 Are there too many weird inclusions in this one?: https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.43-carat-e-color-vs1-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-13380273?a_aid=55f8cd4e21a11 Or should I just pay up for something in the 3k range, any recommendations there? Also had these as options https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.51-carat-e-color-vs1-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-13804856?a_aid=55f8cd4e21a11 https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.50-carat-g-color-vs1-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-14895452?a_aid=55f8cd4e21a11 https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.56-carat-e-color-vs1-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-13416530?a_aid=55f8cd4e21a11 Thanks and sorry for the double post!
I would go with 13416530.
14895299, 13860262, and 14895452 all have brown hues. 13380273 has a blue hue. And then 13804856 has that small inclusion out towards the edge and is a bit smaller than 13416530, so I think that’s worth the $70 price difference.
You might also consider the option below, which would trade a clarity grade for a color grade. It’s just a bit larger than the diameter of the 1.56 E VS1 and saves a few hundred.
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