I have a soft $ 4.8k USD budget for the diamond for an engagement ring. After reading about emerald cuts, clarity is a must (though I don’t expect perfection). Color is not that important as the setting is 18k gold. Other details:
* VS1 or better
* I color or better
* About 1 carat or better
* Ideally, a L / W of 1.4 to 1.45, although a little outside of this is OK
Here are some of my limited choices so far:
[1.02 CARAT H-VVS1 EMERALD CUT DIAMOND](Https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/1.02-carat-h-color-vvs1-clarity-sku-3600518)
[0.99 CARAT H-VVS2 EMERALD CUT DIAMOND](Https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/0.99-carat-h-color-vvs2-clarity-sku-3662897)
[1.26 CARAT I-VVS2 EMERALD CUT DIAMOND ](Https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/1.26-carat-i-color-vvs2-clarity-sku-3699088)
[1.01 CARAT H-VVS1 EMERALD CUT DIAMOND](Https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/1.01-carat-h-color-vvs1-clarity-sku-3686996)
[1.00 CARAT H-VVS2 EMERALD CUT DIAMOND ](Https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/1.00-carat-h-color-vvs2-clarity-sku-2709228)
I have looked in person but I will buy online for better prices. I think these are all decent options, but any advice from a better trained eye would be super helpful!
Thanks in advance!