How did you decide what to buy for your fiancee/wife? I know all about how diamonds are a sham that's all marketing, but that's just how the world works so I'm looking to buy a decent looking one to propose.
Based on reading, I think I'm going for I VS2 with very good cut. Not sure about round or princess shape. Carat I guess is somewhere around 1. Budget is roughly $5000 CAD.
I've got a huge list here, but how do I know what's better or worse?
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamon ... hape=round
If you're a female, what would you prefer? Number of carats, clarity, colour, cut? What matters the most?