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Q&A: Looking for 2 Ct. “Crushed Style” Cushion Cut

Great Site! Very informative. Thanks! My girlfriend is petite but she wants a 2+ Carat. I am thinking 1.5-1.75c but it will technically be close to 2c with the pave band. She wants Crushed style- (I.E really sparkly) cushion cut, cupcake single prong setting, with a Platinum French pave band with Diamonds that go all …


Q&A: Looking for 1.5Ct+ Round Cut for $15K Total Budget

I am looking for an engagement ring on James Allen thats no less than 1.50 ct, preferably in the 1.70 ct range. The maximum I’m looking to spend is $15k everything included (I live in Canada so I expect to pay around $1500 duty). Below is a link for one that I like and was …


Q&A: “Your website is insanely helpful…”

Q&A: “Your website is insanely helpful…”

I am in the market for an engagement ring and really know nothing. Your website is insanely helpful and led to try contacting you. I’m not 100% on what I want but near positive that i’m in the market for a simple solitaire on platinum or white gold. I really don’t know how much setting …



Q&A: “I know my shortcomings, and one of those is choosing jewelry.”

I just want to take a sentence to say how genuinely helpful and informative your site is – a truly excellent resource. I know my shortcomings, and one of those is choosing jewelry. That said, I am still foolhardy enough to try choosing a diamond for an engagement ring on my own (for the surprise …


Q&A: Looking for Cushion Cut for Micropave Heirloom Setting

Your website is very informative, educational and helpful. Originally I looked at Blue Nile but I worried about the workmanship of the rings. I really wanted the heirloom micropave setting with a cushion or radiant diamond. Then I looked at James Allen but I was not sure if the table/depth % was good enough = …


Q&A: Looking for Asscher Cut for Platinum Solitaire Setting

I am looking for an Asscher Cut diamond for a solitaire engagement setting, most likely a simple, elegant 2mm platinum mount. I would like to be in $10k-$14k range for the stone and be out the door for less than $15k with the setting. I have spent a lot of time doing research but was …


Q&A: Looking for 1.5 Ct. Round Diamond for Blue Sapphire Sidestone Setting

I’ve been browsing your website for a few days now and I already feel much more confident shopping for diamonds– Thank you! My budget is 10-12k and I’d like to place a round diamond in a white gold setting that has blue sapphires on each side similar to this setting: https://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/settings-with-colored-sidestones/Pear-Shape-Blue-Sapphire-Ring-11153w.html Do I need to …


Q&A: Looking for 1.5 Ct. Princess Cut Diamond for $12K Budget

I have been reading the reviews and have decided to ask your advice. I am looking for approx a 1.5 carat princess cut diamond. I have been online at James Allen and see a couple that catch my eye but im not sure what the best value diamond would be. My search criteria is the …


Q&A: Looking for 1.5-2 Ct Princess Cut Diamond for Channel Pave Setting

Q&A: Looking for 1.5-2 Ct Princess Cut Diamond for Channel Pave Setting

I’m looking for a diamond for my girlfriend, she hasn’t decided on a setting yet, but she wants a princess cut. I’ve been reading your blog for a while and I’m glad I did! Top Recommended Vendors Blue Nile Blue Nile is the largest and most well known internet jewelry seller. They have a very large …


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