I'm looking for an affordable engagement ring.
My girlfriend doesn't see the value in expensive rings and would rather us spend the money on a nice holiday or house deposit. As such, a lab grown diamond (or other diamond substitute would be fine).
Requirements are fairly simple:
- Solitaire Design (6 Claws)
- 18k White Gold or Platinum
- Lab Grown or Other Diamond Substitute
- Cut: Excellent <-> Very-Good
- Color: D <-> G
- Clarity: FL <-> SI1
- Carat: 0.48 <-> 0.72
I've had a look at Brilliant Earth and most options come out at around 4k and my local independent jeweler (Not a chain store) offers similar rings for a similar price.
I've heard mixed reviews about Brilliant Earth, so I'm not sure if I should stick with a local jeweler for peace of mind/easy resizing.
Does anyone have any alternate suggestions for stores with rings around the 2k-3k mark?