Hi everyone, recently I went to a jewelry store and started the process of getting a diamond engagement ring. So far I have bought the setting (verragio) and they helped me choose a diamond for it. The diamond they helped me choose is a 1.52ct si3 D. My price picture for the diamond is about 8.5-9k. After some research, I found out that you are not si3.
1. My question is, can I find a better diamond in this price range?
2. Do they take advantage of me?
3. I also want to know if it is frowned upon to buy a setting in a jewelry store and buy a diamond somewhere else and get the store set.