The Diamond Pro

Budget: $8,000

Q&A: Should I Buy a Beautiful Loose Diamond in Bahrain, Ira?

Thanks so much for taking the time to help me out. I’m currently in Bahrain with the Navy and am planning on proposing to my girlfriend a few months after I get home (need to have the ring made). She likes a modern-looking ring and is particularly enamored with a platinum half-bezel solitaire setting (I …


Q&A: GIA Certified Asscher Cut Diamond: Is it worth it?

Thank you for your very informative site. I learned an incredible amount. Here is where I am at: First, I have a 30 day ”no questions asked” return policy on the engagement ring I just purchased about four days ago. My future fiancee really wants an Asscher Cut diamond. I have the IGL report and …


Q&A: Best Cushion or Radiant Diamond for $8K Budget

Thank you very much for your education on the diamond industry. I had done a good bit of research before a friend recommended your site, and i was well prepared for the second-tier learning you offer. I also appreciate the James Allen recommendation, that site is great. I am looking at a fixed budget purchase …


Q&A: Best “True Hearts” Diamond for $8200 Budget

If you had to choose between these two diamonds – which would you choose? https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/G-VS2-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1317097.asp https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/G-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1344952.asp My budget is $8,200 max and I would like a diamond that shines and sparkles the most (hence why I am only looking at TH diamonds). I am open to Ideal cut diamonds but I have seen the TH …


Q&A: Eye Clean Diamond for $8-9K Budget

First, thank you so much for writing so many informative articles on your website. They’ve really helped me narrow down what I want for an engagement ring. I was wondering if you have any suggestions for a princess cut diamond not including the price of the ring in the $8,000 to $9,000 range (preferably on …


Q&A: Looking for Round Diamond Engagement Ring in Australia

Wow Ira, there is so much to take in when researching this stuff!! Thanks for such a great site (it has certainly helped a LOT), hoping you could give some more of your time to answer a few more questions? I’ve got a budget of about $8K for the entire ring. I’m aiming for a …


Q&A: Round Cut Diamond to Fit $7-8,000 Budget

First off and I know you get it a lot but your website is one of the most informative sites on this or any topic that I have seen! As an engineer I love the scientific aspect of diamond shopping. Your site was great in educating me and allowing me to search for the best …


Q&A: Two Carat Diamond Stud Earrings

Great web site. Thank you for providing all this great insight. I’m interested in buying a 2 carat total weight round diamond studs in a white gold 4 prong wire basket setting for my wife. I wanted to ask if you would consider helping me pick one (either through an online vendor or your buying …


Q&A: Expat in Japan Looking for Help with an $8000 Budget

This is probably a silly question, but do I need to buy the diamond and the ring from the same place? I mean, if I buy a diamond from your site and want it mounted on a ring from Tiffany’s will they do that? Or will some stores do it, but others won’t? Top Recommended …


Q&A: Online vs. Local in Miami.  $8000 Budget. Radiant vs. Princess.

Q&A: Online vs. Local in Miami. $8000 Budget. Radiant vs. Princess.

I’m looking for a princess cut diamond around 1.25 ct (+- .25 ct) set into a channeled band with diamonds only going halfway down on either side. Have made my mind up on clarity, color, etc. My budget is 8000. I want a combination of quality and size. I live near Miami’s diamond district and …


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