Hello everyone. I'm new to Jewelry Box (I'm usually in the Balenciaga forum)...so hello! I've been shopping around for an engagement ring ...me and bf have been talking about it lately so I've been looking...perhaps a little too early but I'm so excited about it. I hope I'm not counting my chickens before they hatch. so PLEASE DON'T CONGRATULATE ME YET!!! My budget is $20,000. Should I: 1. Get a Tiffany classic solitaire? Around 1.10 carats, E-F color, VVS2-VS1? That will cost about $15,000 so I'll have 5000 leftover to get the matching wedding band. 2. Tiffany Legacy. Don't know how much they cost, but i can probably afford something a little less than a carat. 3. Cartier solitaire. I like the honeymoon with pave and declaration d'amour. I don't know how much this costs either, need to go look. probably around 1 carat. 4. Buy a 1.5 carat cushion cut and have it set in the Vera Wang Micro Pave setting. VeraWang.com :: Fine Jewelry (bridal collection #7). i read that i can send any diamond to vera and they can set it for me. don't know the cost though. 5. Buy a even bigger diamond and have it set in a non-name-brand setting. I want my ring to be SPECIAL since I'll be wearing it for the rest of my life! BTW, I have TINY TINY fingers..I wear about a size 4.25 on my ring finger so anything bigger than a 1.5 would look really strange on me. THANKS!!!!!