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Q&A: Buy from James Allen in Ireland?

hi, I am looking to buy an engagement ring from James Allen having looked at all online options.I’m based in Ireland so buying in store not an option with prices here! I have decided on a setting but am unsure what diamond to go for.Budget remaining for diamond alone is $2000,the one I am looking …



Q&A: Looking for Second Opinion on Round 0.84 Carat Diamond

Great site; it’s been extraordinarily helpful in my diamond-selection process. I’m currently looking for a round engagement stone in the 6-6.5 mm size range with an upper price point of ~$5000. Being accustomed to regularly hitting these budgetary limits of mine, with your advice (and JamesAllen’s visual selection system) I think I’ve found a very …


Q&A: Advice on K Color Round 0.81 Carat Diamond

First of all, great website, spent several hours gaining valuable unbiased information. I am on a budget of about 2k for a round diamond and am curious about the below very nice cut that has K color but a faint fluorescent. I know its hard to tell through the picture and most local stores do …


Q&A: Looking for Princess Diamond for $3000 Budget

I just wanted to write a quick thank you message for putting up this website. I’m in the market for an engagement ring and while there are other sites out there that provide education, this is by far the most helpful site I’ve come across. The amount of knowledge and the way you explain everything …


Q&A: Best Round, Princess, or Radiant for $4000 Budget

I’m looking for a solitaire diamond ring for my wife. My budget would ideally be under $4000-4500 and I would like the best stone for the money. I’m looking at stones between 0.80 – 0.95 carat that are round or princess cut. My wife likes sparkly stones, so it would need to have an ideal …




Q&A: Three-Stone Ring Style Engagement Ring for $5000. Blue Nile or James Allen?

Dear Ira, My friend told me about your site and am very glad he did. I was hoping to glean some wisdom from you regarding topping this ring off with a real fireball: https://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/settings-with-sidestones/ring/item_58-2115_design.asp?module=setting It’s a beautiful ring, but has taken a good chunk out of my $5,000 budget ($2,280 for 18k white gold). So, my …



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