Thanks for all the insight you’ve provided through this website — especially your cost-efficiency frontier and cut estimator tools. They’ve been highly useful in my search for an engagement ring.
I’m writing for your quick thoughts on the following three options. All three hew close to the frontier line, and the cut for each seems by and large unassailable, at least according to the cut estimator. In particular, I’m wondering whether the Whiteflash diamond merits the extra $800 in price over the two from James Allen. I’m guessing not, but perhaps I’m missing something that your more discriminating eye might catch. Thanks in advance.
For Blue Nile, those two choices are very nice. Just like for JA, the only suggestion I might make again is to trade clarity to either save money or go up in color. Similar database search results for Blue Nile are listed below – only this time you can jump all the way to D/E. But again, your G VS1’s are good choices if you prefer higher clarity.
Diamond List – Generated by https://www.diamondscreener.com/diamond-prices/
Shape, Carat, Color, Clarity, Cut, Price (USD), Link
Round, 0.83, G, SI1, Excellent, 3064, https://www.diamondscreener.com/bn/LD09952069
Round, 0.8, E, SI1, Excellent, 3185, https://www.diamondscreener.com/bn/LD06187231
Round, 0.83, D, SI1, Excellent, 3281, https://www.diamondscreener.com/bn/LD09307832