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Q&A: Upgrading from .36 Carat to .75 Carat Round Diamond

Hello! I am currently looking to upgrade from a .36 carat round to at least a .75 carat but prefer it be the biggest size for my budget. My budget is 3 K to 3.5 K but less is always better. This is what I have found so far: https://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/pave/18k-Yellow-Gold-French-Cut-Pave-Ring.html https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/J-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1363618.asp Now my questions for …


Q&A: “I want a round diamond, and I want it to sparkle :)”

Thanks for a wonderful site! I have really enjoyed reading through all your information, but still feel a bit unsure as to what diamond to choose. I’m guessing that in contrast to most of the people that ask you for advice I’m a woman and will therefor be buying the diamond for myself (being a …


Q&A: Buying Princess Cut Diamond; James Allen vs. Blue Nile

Cut-good or above Color-J-H Clarity-SI2-VS1 Carat- >1 Princess I am looking to spend around 4-4.5K on the complete ring so about 3-3.5K on the diamond. I am looking for a diamond that is good quality and also at least 1 carat. 1.2 would be best but i could be asking for to much. What do …


Q&A: Need Help Picking Round Diamond for $4K Budget

I’ve been looking over your site for the past few days, and wanted to thank you; it’s an excellent resource. I’m looking for a diamond, round cut, that will be set in a platinum solitaire setting. My budget for the stone is up to about $3.5k – $4k, and I’m pretty much looking to get …


Q&A: Need Advice on Best Round Diamond, at Least 0.8 Carats

I’m in the process of purchasing an engagment ring but I wouldlike some assistance. I know she wants atleast .80 carrat wieght in a round diamond that will be going in a white gold cathedral mount 4 or 6 prong. Im a working with a $2500 budget for the whole thing so I need to …


Q&A: Round Diamond for Custom Two-Toned Engagement Ring

Would you be able to help me source a stone 0.90 -1.00ct, colour H-K, ideal cut. I’m helping my sister’s fiance find a stone within a reasonable budget. Maybe 2.5-3.5k. The ring will be custom made with two tones of gold, white and yellow. I was having a browse in jamesallen and these are the …



Q&A: Setting Compatibility and Solitaire Diamond

Let me begin by saying thank you for the informative website you have put together. As a first time buyer of a diamond, I had a lot of questions. The answers to most of my questions were found on your website. It’s hard to find a website this detailed, so again, thank you. To give …


Q&A: Seeking Diamond for Solitaire Setting on $3-4K Budget

Ira, I love your site and am so glad that I found it. I have read a lot of the information and checked out the James Allen site. I am comfortable buying a diamond online. I am interested in purchasing an engagement ring and have a budget of $3500 for the diamond. I am interested …


Q&A: Looking for Best Princess Cut for $2000

I’ve been reading your site for over a year, finally decided to get engaged. I am looking for a princess cut and my budget is $3500, would like at least a 1 carat. Here is what I found so far based on what I read from your site: (biggest one, but worried about color, flor, …


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