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: 1 Ct. Princess Cut for Solitaire Setting

I am new to your site but from what I have seen so far your answers have been very helpful. My question is what price should I pay or stay around for a 1 ct ideal cut Princess cut diamond G/H color SI1/SI2 clarity with an GIA/AGS cert and 1 with EGL/IGI cert? Also what …


Q&A: Looking for Round Cut for $3K Budget

Q&A: Looking for Round Cut for $3K Budget

My budget is ~$3000. I’m leaning towards a princess cut. I’m going cross-eyed looking at some of these diamond photos. Some flaws are quite obvious, but some others, I’m not so sure. Any help would be appreciated.


Q&A: Wanted to get your thoughts on these two round cuts…

Hello, I just wanted to get your thoughts on the two diamonds below. Are they a good deal for the price? http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.21-carat-i-color-si2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-210327#a_aid=dmnd1357 http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.20-carat-i-color-si1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-201645#a_aid=dmnd1357


Q&A: Need Help Picking 1 Ct. Princess Cut

i am in the process of looking into purchasing an engagement ring and i have found your website to be extremely helpful. I think i have found the diamond that suits everything i am looking for, however, i wanted to get your opinion. I found this diamond on James Allen website for a cost of …


Q&A: Need 2nd Opinion on Asscher Cut Diamond

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/asscher-cut/0.83-carat-d-color-vvs2-clarity-sku-171265#a_aid=dmnd1357 Any thoughts on this link or other suggestions. I don’t want to go over $5500. Thanks. Its much appreciated.


Q&A: Looking for 0.8-1 Ct. Asscher Cut

Hello, I recently found this site through searching on the internet. I am very impressed with all of the information. I am planning on proposing soon and doing some research on what to purchase. A couple of questions, and I really appreciate your input…. I am drawn to asscher cut. I really think my gf …


Q&A: Need 2nd Opinion on Cushion Cut Stone

I am attempting to pick out a cushion cut diamond for an engagement ring. I am probably looking at a setting with side stones. Something similar to this – http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/pave/14k-white-gold-0.54ctw-french-cut-pave-diamond-eternity-ring-item-243#a_aid=dmnd1357 I would like to stay in the $5,000-$5,500 area for the entire ring. I found this diamond after reading your cushion cut article, but would like …


Q&A: Need Help Finding Eye-Clean Princess Cut

First of all I think it’s incredible that you have this site! I am looking for a princess cut diamond that has excellent color and clarity. I’d prefer something in the .85 range. Sparkle is really what is most important to me. I have a budget of about 4000 for just the diamond. I have …


Q&A: Diamond for a Student’s Budget

Thanks for the awesome website. I have already learned a lot from going through the articles. This is my first time purchasing an expensive piece of jewelry, so I am hoping I can get my money’s worth. I am looking for a round diamond that will work well in a solitaire white gold setting. My …


Q&A: Looking for Round Cut for $11K Budget

I am looking to purchase an engagement ring. My budget is around $11,000. I plan to get a solitaire, platinum ring with a round shape diamond. It’d be great if you can provide your thoughts on possible cut, carat, color, and clarity that I’ll be able to afford. Any specific suggestions will also be much …


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