First time buying and I wonder if my expectations are realistic. I’ve researched Blue Nile, James Allen and Rare Carat, and I’ve found a good number of diamonds that fit my parameters and budget (~ $ 10k), but I can’t see if they are actually nice diamonds from photos / videos . I plan to buy from a local independent jeweler that my family has worked with for generations, so I hope we get a good deal! I have already chosen the setting, which is a petite runway of white gold.
Clip: Very good-ideal (does not want to leak)
Color: GJ (preferably yellow, but from what I’ve seen in videos, I don’t think I would mind brown or gray as they seem to have their own charm; curious to know what you all are seem)
Clarity: VS1 or VS2 (preferably no inclusions on the table, but as long as it’s clear, I’m not super picky)
L / W ratio: 1.35-1.5 (I prefer thin / longer)
Girdle: Very thin
Thanks everyone for your help!