Diamond Query: Whiteflash or James Allen Round Hearts and Arrows Diamond on Karen Karch or Simple Solitaire Ring


| Anonymous Reader


Hi Sebastian,

My fiancé and I got engaged in August and are still looking for a round hearts and arrows diamond with great sparkle and light, so we would appreciate your help and guidance!

We are planning on setting the stone in a 14 karat or 18 karat rose gold solitaire band, so it seems we can go as low as a J or K diamond.

Our biggest priority is having a super ideal cut that shines and looks great. We would prefer a 1.2 – 1.5 carat stone. Our budget for a diamond is under $9000, preferably lower. Can you please advise us which of the following choices you prefer?

 

1.37 CARAT J-VS2 TRUE HEARTSTM IDEAL DIAMOND SKU-5245472

1.37 CARAT J-VS2 TRUE HEARTS IDEAL DIAMOND SKU-5245472

1.50 CARAT K-VS2 IDEAL CUT ROUND DIAMOND SKU-5031850

1.50 CARAT K-VS2 IDEAL CUT ROUND DIAMOND SKU-5031850

1.19 CARAT J-VS1 TRUE HEARTS IDEAL DIAMOND SKU-5234241

1.19 CARAT J-VS1 TRUE HEARTS IDEAL DIAMOND SKU-5234241

1.272 ct J VS1 A CUT ABOVE® Hearts and Arrows Diamond AGS-104099156028

1.272 ct J VS1 A CUT ABOVE Hearts and Arrows Diamond AGS-104099156028

1.323 ct K SI1 A CUT ABOVE® Hearts and Arrows Diamond AGS-104099157005

1.323 ct K SI1 A CUT ABOVE Hearts and Arrows Diamond AGS-104099157005

1.374 ct J VS2 A CUT ABOVE® Hearts and Arrows Diamond AGS-104099156032

1.374 ct J VS2 A CUT ABOVE Hearts and Arrows Diamond AGS-104099156032

1.278 ct K SI1 A CUT ABOVE® Hearts and Arrows Diamond AGS-104099156027

1.278 ct K SI1 A CUT ABOVE Hearts and Arrows Diamond AGS-104099156027

1.30 Carat Round Diamond

1.30 Carat I-VS2 Round Diamond – SKU 180749376

 

Or do you have any recommendations? Thank you!

 

Your Diamond Teacher |

 

Thank you for your inquiry. I am happy to help. And congratulations on your engagement!

All the diamonds you selected are great. I have, however, narrowed them down to the following:

 

1.50 CARAT K-VS2 IDEAL CUT ROUND DIAMOND SKU-5031850

1.50 CARAT K-VS2 IDEAL CUT ROUND DIAMOND SKU-5031850

1.278 ct K SI1 A CUT ABOVE® Hearts and Arrows Diamond AGS-104099156027

1.278 ct K SI1 A CUT ABOVE Hearts and Arrows Diamond AGS-104099156027

 

I ruled out ones that had strong fluorescence. Since this can make a diamond appear hazy. I also ruled out diamonds that were much higher in price with no value received.

Both of these diamonds will have the sparkle you want a diamond to have. It just comes down to price and carat weight.

 

 

| Anonymous Reader


Hi Sebastian,

Thank you so much!!! Your advice is so incredibly helpful! The process of finding an ideal diamond has been very daunting. Do you have a preference for:

 

1.50 CARAT K-VS2 IDEAL CUT ROUND DIAMOND SKU-5031850

1.50 CARAT K-VS2 IDEAL CUT ROUND DIAMOND SKU-5031850

1.278 ct K SI1 A CUT ABOVE® Hearts and Arrows Diamond AGS-104099156027

1.278 ct K SI1 A CUT ABOVE Hearts and Arrows Diamond AGS-104099156027

 

We’re leaning towards the James Allen K 1.50 carat, but the table is 59.7%, so I was worried about if that would impact cut quality and shine?

The other question is setting style. We are going to add the rings below from Karen Karch in 14 or 18 carat rose gold. Please see the attached photos. We would like to find a setting for the diamond that best compliments the other two rings.

 

INVINCIBLE CROWN 3-RING SET Karen Karch

Karen Karch INVINCIBLE CROWN 3-RING SET

TURNED OUT BELGIAN TIARA (CURVED, 4 PT) Karen Karch

Karen Karch TURNED OUT BELGIAN TIARA (CURVED, 4 PT)

Karen Karch TURNED OUT INVINCIBLE TIARA (8 PT)

Karen Karch TURNED OUT INVINCIBLE TIARA (8 PT)

 

What engagement ring setting would you recommend? The setting for the diamond does not need to have 2 side stones as shown in the photos or have the same diamond-studded claw prongs. We just want something that is complimentary.

The settings we're considering are below, but we would appreciate suggestions:

 

14K ROSE GOLD TAPERED SIX PRONG DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING SKU-17142R14

14K ROSE GOLD TAPERED SIX PRONG DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING

14K ROSE GOLD 2MM COMFORT FIT SOLITAIRE ENGAGEMENT RING (SIX PRONG) SKU-17928R14

14K ROSE GOLD TAPERED SIX PRONG DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING

14K ROSE GOLD PETITE PAVE ENGAGEMENT RING (FLUSH FIT) SKU-17645R14

14K ROSE GOLD PETITE PAVE ENGAGEMENT RING (FLUSH FIT)

14K ROSE GOLD PETITE FLOWER SOLITAIRE ENGAGEMENT RING SKU-17148R14

14K ROSE GOLD PETITE FLOWER SOLITAIRE ENGAGEMENT RING

14K ROSE GOLD PETITE PAVE ENGAGEMENT RING SKU-17648R14

14K ROSE GOLD PETITE PAVE ENGAGEMENT RING

 

Or

 

18k Rose Gold Elegant Solitaire Engagement Ring with White Gold Head

18k Rose Gold Elegant Solitaire Engagement Ring with White Gold Head

14k Rose Gold Benchmark SP4 Shared-Prong Diamond Engagement Ring

14k Rose Gold Benchmark SP4 Shared-Prong Diamond Engagement Ring

18k Rose Gold Diamonds for an Eternity Half Diamond Engagement Ring with Platinum Head

18k Rose Gold Diamonds for an Eternity Half Diamond Engagement Ring with Platinum Head

18k Rose Gold Exquisite Half Round Solitaire Engagement Ring with White Gold Head

18k Rose Gold Exquisite Half Round Solitaire Engagement Ring with White Gold Head

 

Your Diamond Teacher |

 

You do not need to worry in the least about the 59% table on the JA diamond. It will not reduce the diamonds sparkle. The diamond has perfect crown and pavilion angles, which are the most crucial to optimal light reflection.

 

1.50 CARAT K-VS2 IDEAL CUT ROUND DIAMOND SKU-5031850

1.50 CARAT K-VS2 IDEAL CUT ROUND DIAMOND SKU-5031850

 

As far as selecting the ring to compliment the Karen Karch rings, that is a matter of personal taste/preference. My feeling is, the engagement ring setting should not have diamonds on the ring shank.

The diamonds in the Karen Karch ring are bezel set, so I am of the opinion that the center ring should either have bezel set diamonds or no diamonds at all. I hope this helps!

 

 

| Anonymous Reader


Hi Sebastian,

Thank you so much for your advice! We're so grateful for your help since finding a diamond and a setting has been extremely challenging!

I agree with you that anything other than bezel set diamonds on the ring shank will look odd, so we'll go with a simple solitaire setting without diamonds.

We're going to put in an order with either Whiteflash or James Allen tonight, so lastly, do you have a preference for either of the two diamonds you picked out?

 

1.50 CARAT K-VS2 IDEAL CUT ROUND DIAMOND SKU-5031850

1.50 CARAT K-VS2 IDEAL CUT ROUND DIAMOND SKU-5031850

1.278 ct K SI1 A CUT ABOVE® Hearts and Arrows Diamond AGS-104099156027

1.278 ct K SI1 A CUT ABOVE Hearts and Arrows Diamond AGS-104099156027

 

Your Diamond Teacher |

 

You are very welcome. It is really a matter of personal preference. If, however, you twisted my arm to make a decision between the two diamonds, I would choose the James Allen diamond.

 

1.50 CARAT K-VS2 IDEAL CUT ROUND DIAMOND SKU-5031850

1.50 CARAT K-VS2 IDEAL CUT ROUND DIAMOND SKU-5031850

 

 

| Anonymous Reader


Thank you so much Sebastian! We will place the order tomorrow!

 

Your Diamond Teacher |

 

Awesome! You are very welcome! 🙂

 

 

 

Diamond Query: Whiteflash or James Allen Round Hearts and Arrows Diamond on Karen Karch or Simple Solitaire Ring
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