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By Michael Fried
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For the first time in our memory, James Allen is offering sales on both loose diamonds (10% off select Lab Grown Diamonds) and settings (25% on your setting) at the same time. What makes this sale HUGE is that James Allen is allowing you to double dip and save on both the diamond and setting in the same purchase. If you were considering Lab Grown Diamonds, this combination can save you thousands of dollars.
Blue Nile, one of our favorite vendors, is running an "Anniversary Sale" and offering savings of 15% on select engagement ring settings. Use code 2021NILE at checkout.

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Asscher Cut Diamonds
Cushion Cut Engagement Rings
Canary Yellow Diamonds
Pink Diamonds
Fancy Red Diamonds
Pear Shape Engagement Rings
Emerald Rings
Sapphire Rings
Princess Cut Diamonds
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1 Carat Diamond Ring Guide
2 Carat Diamond Ring Guide
3 Carat Diamond Ring Guide
Emerald Cut Diamonds
Oval Cut Diamonds
Hearts & Arrows Super Ideal-Cut Diamonds
Diamond Shape Primer
Pear Shape Diamonds
Radiant Cut Diamonds
Marquise Diamonds
VVS Diamond Buying Guide
Diamond Accents
Round Cut Diamonds


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Kay Jewelers Review
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Blue Nile Review
Tiffany And Co Review
Zales Jewelers Outlet Review
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Harry Winston Review
Robbins Bros Review
Ben Bridge Review
Appleby Review
Bucherer Review
Christ Jewellery Review
Ernest Jones Review
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Gubelin Switzerland Review
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Wempe Review
The Complete Diamond Ring Review (pre-set engagement rings)
The Complete Diamond Stud Earrings Review
UK Diamond Buying Guide
Antwerp Diamond Buying Guide
NYC Diamond Buying Guide


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Diamond Cuts
Diamond Fluorescence
Diamond Prices
Lab Created Diamonds
Guide Ring Settings
Selling Diamond Means Losing Money
Best Place to Buy an Engagement Ring
How to Tell if a Diamond is Real or Fake
Diamond vs. Moissanite
Diamond Certification
Platinum vs White Gold vs Yellow Gold vs Rose Gold
Holloway Cut Adviser Review
What is Diamond Polish?
What is Diamond Symmetry?
Should I Buy a Diamond Online?
Where is the Best Place to Buy an Engagement Ring?
Proposal Ideas
The Engagement Ring Tradition
Clarity Enhancement – Treated Diamonds
Evolution of the Diamond Market
Celebrity Engagement Rings
July Birthstone
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September Birthstone
October Birthstone
November Birthstone
December Birthstone
January Birthstone
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May Birthstone
June Birthstone
How Diamonds are Formed
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The Best Engagement Rings for Every Style
White Sapphire Engagement Rings Guide
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About the author
Michael Fried
Mike learned the diamond business from the ground-up at Leo Schachter Diamonds - one of the world's top diamond manufacturers. He has been recognized as a diamond industry expert by Time, PeopleMoney, The Daily Mirror, NerdWallet, The Times Herald, Yahoo Finance Australia, The Art of Charm, The Washington Diplomat, The Next Web, and more.
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James Allen James AllenJames Allen is the leader in online diamond sales. Their imaging technology is the same as inspecting a diamond with a jeweler's loupe. They have the largest exclusive loose diamond inventory online and fantastic prices. They also have the nicest collection of lab created diamonds online. Save 25% off Engagement Rings during James Allen Summer Vibes Sale.
Save 10% off select Lab Grown Diamonds
What we love about them:
  • No questions asked returns within 30 days of shipment. James Allen will send you a paid shipping label to return the ring.
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Free International Shipping
  • Free prong tightening, repolishing, rhodium plating and cleaning every 6 months
  • Provide insurance appraisals
  • One free resizing within 60 days of purchase
  • Free ring inscriptions
  • Best-in-class high quality imagery of all diamonds in stock
  • 24/7 Customer Service
  • Best-in-class packaging
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Blue Nile Blue NileBlue Nile is the largest and most well known internet jewelry seller. They have a very large exclusive online inventory. Their high quality images are catching up to James Allens' and their prices are amazing. Blue Nile have generously offered our readers an exclusive one-time use coupon. (Click Here to save $100 off orders of $1000 or more)
What we love about them:
  • No questions asked returns within 30 days of shipment. Blue Nile will send you a paid shipping label to return the ring.
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Free Shipping
  • Free prong tightening, repolishing, rhodium plating and cleaning every 6 months
  • Provide insurance appraisal
  • One free resizing within the first year of purchase
  • High quality images of about half of their diamonds
  • 24/7 Customer Service
  • 100% credit towards future upgrades (must be at least double in value)
  • Best in class fulfillment
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