Hi ladies, I really could use your help in picking out an engagement ring. I know I want a solitaire, approx 1 carat but have some questions: 1) White gold vs. platinum? Pros and cons? I like that the platinum is more durable since I work with my hands, but a lot of my friend's platinum bands have gotten dull. The white gold looks shiny and of course much less expensive. I'm sort of leaning toward white gold, and in the future if I want something else it is less of a cost issue to change which is a plus. 2) Internet vs store? I know there are some reputable websites like bluenile(though I heard slightly overpriced), diamonds.com. Do you think you can get a better deal on the net since there are not overhead costs like building rent with regular stores? Any other recommended websites or ones I should avoid? 3) 4C's: Any recs are where you should approximately be regarding color and clarity? There seems to be a wide price range sometimes when you just move from one level to another. I'm not looking, for example, necessarily in the flawless range, but I want something that overall is good quality. 4) Anything I should make sure I get/know for sure? For example, GIA certification by the jeweler and an indepedent source? I'm still a bit of novice with all this stuff so if you ladies could help me out, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!