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: Cushion Cut for Platinum Setting

I like cushion cut diamonds in engagement rings, and was wondering what you think of this one: http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/1.00-carat-g-color-vs1-clarity-sku-202574#a_aid=dmnd1357 I was thinking a cushion cut would look good in this setting: http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/solitaire/platinum-double-claw-prong-engagement-ring-item-5302#a_aid=dmnd1357 I have learned a lot from reading on your site and would appreciate your opinion. Thanks!


Q&A: Looking for Round Cut for $4-5K Budget

I read that you are willing to help me find a diamond, and I’m looking specifically at James Allen so that I can see the diamond. I’d like to get the best looking round diamond for about 4000-5000. The setting is a solitaire 4 prong I hope you can help! Thanks


Q&A: Looking for Pink Diamond for AUD $7-8K

I would like to buy a loose pink argyle diamond. My budget would be maximum about AUD 7-8K. It can be emerald or radiant or baguette cut or round. I will later set it to a ring for my own use. It will be used as central diamond & surrounded by white when I set …


Q&A: Fancy Yellow Diamond Help

I am looking for a fancy light (FLY) to fancy yellow (FY) diamond for a halo-style engagement ring. Budget for the diamond is up to $5500 or so. I generally prefer a shade in between FLY and FY. As everyone is, I am looking to maximize carat and clarity, but as I have been researching …



Q&A: Looking for 2nd Opinion on 1 Ct. Emerald Cut

This is the diamond I’m looking at: http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/1.02-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-sku-72029#a_aid=dmnd1357 And this is the setting: http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/three-stone/platinum-three-stone-emerald-and-pave-set-diamond-engagement-ring-item-1220#a_aid=dmnd1357 Thoughts/suggestions? Thanks!


Q&A: Round Diamond for WG Halo Setting

Hello. Im searching for an engagement ring. Im looking to get a round stone between .90 – 1 carat, and im looking in the vs2 – SI2 range, depending on the inclusions that i see in the particular diamond. Id like a excellent to very good cut. I’ve been told that when it comes to …


Q&A: Looking for Oval Cut without “Bowtie Effect”

Hello! I love your website, it’s taught me a gajillion things I never would have known. So thank you thank you! My boyfriend recently started asking me for hints about diamond shapes I liked, and I said I loved ovals set east-west. He proposed to me yesterday (!) with a 1.5 carat G SI1 oval …


Q&A: Second Opinion on Blue Nile Diamond

First, let me say thank you for all the support you give to all of us who are seeking an unbiased opinion and some well needed advice – it is rare to find someone do things just for the sake of helping others. I also was hoping you could give me some advice regarding this …


Q&A: Looking for Fancy Yellow Diamond

Wanted to know if this was a good deal? http://www.fancydiamonds.net/view_diamonds/14787.htm#.UmhGBhBv9K0#a_aid=y Looks eye clean from the photos and looks like all the other stats are good. 1. 8-12k 2.Platinum 3.Double Halo


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