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Q&A: Looking for Round Cut for “Classic” Solitaire Setting

I have a budget of $7,000 to $9,000 for a diamond (range is due to the fact I’m still undecided about setting type/metal). I am very impressed by how helpful you are, and was wondering whether you could suggest a few good candidates. Following you advice, would not want to compromise on a great cut …


Q&A: Looking for Round Diamond for WG Ring on $8K Budget

I’m looking for a round diamond for a white gold engagement ring. My Budget is $7000-8000 for the diamond itself. I would like to get the biggest eye-clean diamond that I can, but I would be happy to buy a larger diamond with an inclusion that can be hidden under a prong. I would really …


Q&A: Looking for 1.25-1.5 Ct. Round Brilliant Diamond

I’m new to shopping for diamonds and I REALLY appreciate the fact that you’ve taken the time to help make sense of all this. What I’m looking for is the best round diamond I can find to go with a 14k white gold setting. My budget is no more than $7k for the diamond, not …



Q&A: Seeking 1.25-1.5 Ct. Princess Cut

I would like your opinion on this diamond and if you think I can find a better option for the money? I can put up to 1.5 ct in the setting I like. It is $8120 Shape: Princess Carat Weight: 1.25 Cut: Excellent Color: G Clarity: VS2 Certificate: GIA Depth: 73.3% Table: 69.0% Polish: Excellent …


Q&A: Best Diamond Under $8K

I am currently looking for a diamond for a platinum setting. Like the recommendations you gave, I want the color to be somewhere between H and J. I would like for either an excellent cut or ideal cut. And ideally the stone would be no more than 8,000. I am looking for something eye clean …



Q&A: Looking for Advice: Buy Online or at Bricks & Mortar Store?

I’m looking for some quick and dirty advice. My budget is between $5-9k depending on the rock – I want to get either a round or cushion diamond in a cushion halo w/ platinum. The C’s are where it gets iffy – I don’t know whether to buy online vs. in store, and for that …


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 Best Princess Cut for $7500 Budget

Hi, The Diamond Pro Team, Thanks so much for the work you put into the site. I’ve learned so much since coming here, and it’s really caused me to slow down and look deeper at my purchase. I especially appreciate the pages on specific cuts. After reading through all of that, however, I still feel …


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