Hey Joe, i need guidance on a 1.5-1.6 carat diamond in the ~$13-$16k range. This will be for an engagement ring in yellow-gold so OK with some color in the diamond.
After viewing seemingly endless diamonds, my top value pick is below. What’s your thoughts? Is there a better pick in the market?
Cut: True Hearts
Crown Angle: 35
There’s a wide range in hue and saturation for I color. This 1.6 I VS1 has a darker saturation, so even though you’re getting a yellow gold ring, I would suggest a better I.
You might consider the options below. They have better color and are better values avoiding the True Hearts premium. If you compare them side by side (e.g. https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.60-carat-i-color-vs1-clarity-true-hearts-cut-pair-15243321,15814993) you can see the difference in color (you can reformat the url to substitute the trailing SKU for any of the SKU’s below).
Shape,Carat,Color,Clarity,Cut,Price (USD),Affiliate Link