Hi guys, so my fiance and I are looking to buy a marquise cut diamond for an engagement ring. We have already talked to a jeweler and decided to set yellow gold, but asked her if we could get our own diamond when we found that we could get much better value on the James Allen / blue nile. We were quoted $ 2000 for the option we wanted, so our budget for the stone is around $ 3000 (including VAT, as we live in England). I’ve used diamond screens and narrowed it down to the following two:
Looks clean to the eye, H-color is fine with yellow gold (right?)
The Blue Nile has better specifications, but doesn’t the cut out look that good? On the other hand, Blue Nile is easier to order from England as they include VAT etc in the price and we do not have to process customs after.
Maybe I’m obsessed a bit, but any help would be appreciated!