pricing and jeweler

Q

Hi Fred,

I am looking for an engagement/bridal set. I like the halo style and am looking at 1/2 carat for the center stone. The rings I have seen are approximately $1100 for the setting with small round diamonds around the band and halo. The center diamonds I have been looking at are approx. 1/2 carat G-VS2 for approx $2,000. Do these prices sound reasonable? Also, do you have any information about Houston Diamond Outlet and Shaftel Diamonds? Are they bonded or can you tell me how I can find out? Thank you!

A

Mary,

Congratulations! What are the vitals (proportions) of these diamonds you’re looking at? Once you have that information, I’ll be able to help you further. Where do you live? Call the National Diamond Helpline at 800-275-4047 in finding jewelers in your area.