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: Seeking a Second Opinion on a 1.55 Ct. E VVS2 Round Diamond for $26.4k

I am looking to purchase a diamond and really could use someone’s opinion. Shape: Round Brilliant Measurements: 7.46 – 7.48 x 4.62mm Carat Weight: 1.55 carat Color Grade: E Clarity Grade: VVS2 (3 pin holes – no other comments, report is pretty clean) Cut Grade: Excellent Polish: Excellent Symmetry: Excellent Fluorescence: None Culet: None Table: …




Q&A: Choosing a 1.2 Ct. Diamond for a White Gold Pave Setting

My BF and I are looking for the best value we can get for a round cut diamond around 1.2ct. It will be in a 14k white gold pave ring like this: http://gabrielny.com/amavida/style/ER7432W44JJ I found these 2 that seem like they would be eye clean. What do you think? Also, will a J color stone …



Q&A: Deciding Between the Round and the Cushion Cut for a Platinum Engagement Ring Within a $10k Budget

I love this setting, but have been leaning towards a cushion cut. Do you think it would look better with a round or cushion? http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/solitaire/platinum-diamond-accented-sculpted-designer-engagement-ring-item-8020?a_aid=dmnd1357 Budget is approx. $10,000.    I love this diamond for you: www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/1.51-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-sku-250057?a_aid=dmnd1357 Its bright, eye-clean and a great value. What do you think?     It is very nice, but I …



Q&A: Choosing a Round Brilliant for a Platinum Pave Setting With $11500 Total Budget

 Good Afternoon, I need some help on picking a diamond for the following setting: http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/pave/platinum-scroll-basket-pave-set-diamond-engagement-ring-item-369?a_aid=dmnd1357 My total budget is around $11500 US. I am not sure what size of diamond to even pick. I know I want it to be a round cut and to look amazing in the setting and to be a nice diamond. …


Q&A: Buying a Round Cut Diamond for a Solitaire Setting with $6k Budget

 My budget is $6000 for the Solitaire Engagement ring. Can you please suggest something. I am looking for something like this, also need your opinion on this. http://www.amazon.com/Excellent-Diamond-Platinum-Solitaire-Engagement/dp/B00C9EMTXG/ref=sr_1_4?s=jewelry&ie=UTF8&qid=1380246084&sr=1-4    Amazon is a terrible place to buy diamonds and this one is no exception. https://www.diamonds.pro/egl/ Never buy a diamond with an EGL certificate; stick with GIA/AGS …



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