The specs.

0.82 carat round brilliant solitaire in a classic 4-prong setting and simple band. Set in platinum.

The story.

When my clients were looking for an engagement ring, they shopped in a number of local stores — narrowed down what she liked — then came to me for a quote.

Because the design they wanted was so simple, with all of the focus on the stone , I recommended that they purchase the best quality diamond they could afford. So they chose a slightly smaller stone with better color & clarity.

They paid almost 30% less than the appraised value of the ring.