Diamond Q&A

In this section of the site, I publish some interesting private exchanges I have had with readers of the site who have contacted me via the “Ask a Question” form. I believe you will find that the questions and answers are both interesting and educational. Of course, names have been removed to preserve privacy.

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Q&A: Looking for Round Cut for $6-7K

I really like your website after reading through it. I’m looking to propose next month and was wondering if you could help me find a diamond. My budget is 6 to 7k and I was hoping to find a 1Ct round brilliant diamond for my fiance to be. Based on your website, I was looking …


Q&A: In Need of Sparkly 0.75 Ct. Round Cut

Hoping for some assistance! My girlfriend has only 1 ring design that she wants, and its from a mall store (ugh). We’ve looked at dozens of “similar” settings, but it always comes back to the mall one. The center stones there are terrible, and not remotely eye clean or sparkly (her words). But, the setting …


Q&A: Looking for 1.2 Ct. Round Cut

I am a first time buyer and was educating myself via Google and the various websites on the internet and Thank God I found your website. I was pretty close to buying a loose diamond at Blue Nile since they have decent prices until I stumbled upon your website and your opinion on them which …


Q&A: Round Cut for $2500 Budget

Many thanks for all the information, it’s been really helpful. I am looking for an engagement ring. My budget for the diamond is $2500. I’ve zeroed in on the two below because they are within my price range, vs1 (most likely to be eye clean), “decent” size and clarity. http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.60-carat-g-color-vs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-205798#a_aid=dmnd1357 http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.61-carat-g-color-vs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-155249#a_aid=dmnd1357 What do you think? …


Q&A: Looking for Princess Cut for Solitaire Setting

I feel blessed to have come across your website, and have tried to educate myself a bit based on the great information you have listed. Nonetheless, I am a complete novice in this area and would appreciate a bit of guidance–and perhaps you could suggest 3-4 possibilities for me. I hope this gives you enough …


Q&A: Looking for 1.2 Ct. Round Cut for $7500

Hello, I first would like to say your website is very, very informative and I’ve spent many hours on it educating myself for the past few months. I have a budget of max $7,500 (taxes in – I live in Canada) and I’m looking for a 1..20 +/- carat round cut diamond. I am only …


Q&A: Round Cut for WG Pave Setting

I’m looking to purchase a loose diamond (round). My girlfriend thinks she has big hands (size 6.5) so I’m thinking I should go for something between 0.8 and 1.1 carats. I’m trying to get bang for my buck and I’d be pleased if I could get something for under $5000. Any suggestions you could offer …


Q&A: Searching for 2 Ct. Cushion Cut

I have been checking up on The Diamond Pro for a few months now in anticipation of purchasing a diamond and engagement ring. Thank you for the in depth information and material that you provide on the site. It has definitely helped me go from someone who doesn’t know anything about diamonds to being somewhat …


Q&A: Looking for Round Cut for $6-9K

Hi, I came across your website and decide to ask you some suggestions regard to purchasing a diamond ring for my girlfriend, I know her preferences are round cut, color to be as near colorless as possible (D/E/F/G/H(?)) and she doesn’t mind that her carat weight to be 0.9 if the color to be colorless, …


Q&A: Looking for Cushion Cut for $3200 Budget

Hi,im looking to find a princess cut diamond in the 0.90–1.00 size range.My budget for the diamond is around $3000,but wouldnt mind if you can get me closer to $2500 if possible.Im pretty flexible on the 4 c”s,as long as it looks sparkley and clean to the naked eye.Also if you can point me to …


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