I am looking to buy a diamond ring and the budget for the diamond itself is ~ 10K. I walked around the big stores, but have yet to visit smaller independent stores, which I will probably do this weekend. In the meantime, I found a few diamonds on Bluenile and would like some input as to why I should (or should not) have any of them narrow it down a bit.
Her primary stuff is big, but I’ve been trying to convince her that I shouldn’t get a big, but highly flawed diamond. I shoot at 1.5 carats, but with a limit of 10 km it seems that a few victims have to be sacrificed.
First [This diamond](https://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD00052299?refTab=DIAMONDS&track=viewDiamondDetails&action=newTab) is 1.5 carats and looks pretty good with a few exceptions. It has a light feather (or whatever the term is) towards the top and it is “G” in color. I’ve been looking at diamonds in the store and I don’t want to tell you that a “G” diamond looks different from a D to F. Is this something that some people are able to see, I should avoid near colorless? Would that flaw near the top be visible to the naked eye? Many of the larger diamonds in this price range have visible black spots, which I feel are easier to see than the errors of this diamond. It also has weak fluorescence, but I suppose no one fainting would be acceptable.
2nd [This diamond](https://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD00004537?refTab=DIAMONDS&track=viewDiamondDetails&action=newTab) seems almost perfect in every way except size. That’s 1.31 carats, so a little less than she might want. I do not see any major deficiencies and all its properties appear to be within the desirable range.
Third [This diamond](https://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD09610016?refTab=DIAMONDS&track=viewDiamondDetails&action=newTab) is between the two in size of 1.41 carats, which would be fine with me. It has a few flocks that are visible under magnification, but I doubt you could see anything by the eye. It also has weak fluorescence.
3.4. [This diamond](https://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD07000291?refTab=DIAMONDS&track=viewDiamondDetails&action=newTab) and [this diamond](https://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD08353178?refTab=DIAMONDS&track=viewDiamondDetails&action=newTab) looks pretty similar and doesn’t have any major drawbacks as far as I can tell.
Any input would be greatly appreciated, please !!