I am in the process of picking out a diamond for an engagement ring. My girlfriend is dead set on an Oval stone and I am now trying to figure out what grade, clarity, etc. stone to buy.
I have a family friend who owns a Jewelry store who is trying to help me out. I am looking for some feedback here on if the stones below are:
1. Fairly priced?
2. Good grades based on the 4C's?
I was reading some articles that I shouldn't go below SI1 clarity, especially as you start getting a little bit bigger on the stone size. Ideally, I'd like to spend about $10K max. Should I consider going to an SI1 clarity and moving the color from G to H?
The one thing I haven't learned from the Jeweler is what the "cuts" are. I'm going in tomorrow to discuss further, but these are the stats they gave me so far. I also did a comparison on BlueNile as a gut check.
I greatly appreciate your thoughts and help!