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: Choosing a 1 Ct. Princess Cut Diamond for $4500 Budget

 Hi, I am looking to purchase an engagement ring for my girlfriend. We have spent a lot of time looking at rings together and I have a good idea what she is after. The setting I have chosen is this one: http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/pave/14k-white-gold-thin-french-cut-pave-set-diamond-engagement-ring-item-7092?a_aid=dmnd1357 Either in the 14k or the 18k I have not decided yet. As for …

Q&A: Looking for an Eye-Clean 1 Ct. Round Diamond for $5500-6000 Budget

 I would like to start out by saying thank you for providing so much information on diamonds! I am looking for the following: Around 1 carat round ideal cut, H color, eye clean diamond for $5500-6000. It will go on a platinum pave setting. Any help/suggestions you can offer would be greatly appreciated!   What do …

Q&A: Choosing a Princess Cut Diamond in the $4000 – $4500 Range

Hello, I was referred to your site by my brother, who used your assistance for his engagement diamond purchase about three years ago. I’m planning to purchase a stone in the next month. I’m looking to purchase a princess cut diamond in the $4000 – $4500 range. My fiance was thrilled with a 0.93 CT stone …

Q&A: Choosing a 1.5 to 2.0 Ct. Diamond for $ 10 to 12k Budget

Hi I need help finding the best diamond for the money. The minimum carat weight is 1.5 and up to 2.0 my budget is 10,000 to 12,000. I have been looking at the james Allen website but it seems overwhelming. I prefer only the GIA certificates. The setting will be platinum with side stones or …

Q&A: Buying a 1 Ct. Diamond in Australia

Hi, I’m after a 1 carat diamond to be set in a ring at a later date. At this stage I am round cut and I’d like to spend no more than $5,000 Australian dollars. Obviously I’d like to achieve the best colour, clarity, cut etc as possible within that budget. Are you able to …

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