Ok, so me and gf were talking about getting engaged for a while now, and I've been saving and finally I've decided to purchase a ring in a month or so. Here's my dilemma. I need a solid opinion! I'll break it down for you. 1.) The Diamond itself - It's going to be a 1 ct. round diamond. I'd love to get a D, but I can't decide where to purchase the stone. Whiteflash.com has that Hearts and Arrows (A cut above) selection, and other sites have other names. Are those names just bs? Should I just go to a local jeweler and purchase the stone there or do the H&A cuts etc. really have a noticeable difference? 2.) The band! This is basically what my gf wants. http://whiteflash.com/Engagement-Rings/Styles/Diamond-Settings/-Diamonds-for-an-Eternity-_998.htm It's the eternity band setting. Now, I don't know if I should order it from whiteflash? Or if I should ask a local jeweler to duplicate the design as I don't think it's an extremely unique design that would be difficult to do. 3.) I keep getting different opinions from whomever I speak with. I just need to know where the best place to purchase it is, should I get the stone and the setting from the same place? etc. I can't get a solid opinion. I hope this thread isn't repetitive. TIA!