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: To Upgrade Diamond or Not to Upgrade?

Hello, I recently used the invaluable info on your site to help me choose a ring from james allen. The ring is great and I should just be happy about my purchase, however, when i look at the diamond it has a slight yellow warmness to it that the tiny diamonds in the setting do …


Q&A: Looking for Princess Cut for $9K Budget

Have been searching for a Princess cut at 1.40ct-1.55ct below 9k budget using your advice/filters from the site. Then I found this guy, and totally messed up my search: http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/1.72-carat-i-color-vs2-clarity-sku-197845#a_aid=dmnd1357 I would like to stay under the 9k budget, but I have to admit, the size of this diamond has persuaded me to think bigger. …


Q&A: Looking for Princess Cut for $2K Budget

I am currently beginning to look for an engagement ring. When I discussed with my girlfriend some of her requests/ideas she suggested that she would like a princess cut diamond. I have a setting that I fell in love with on James Allen and it has 8 round diamonds, channel set. Here is a link …


Q&A: Looking for 0.9-1.0 Ct. Emerald Cut

Hello, your website has been a huge help! I’m a bit of a research junkie, and stumbled across your website as I was searching. After consulting with (her) friends and family, I’ve chosen to go with an Emerald Cut Diamond for my (soon to be I hope!) Fiancee. To make a long story short I …


Q&A: Looking for 1.7 Ct. Round Cut

Thanks for all the info on the website, really sensible advice making the process so much more transparent and easier. I noted that there was an option to get advice from your team before making the diamond purchase and was hoping to get your input choosing from james allen. Was basically after something eye clear …


Q&A: Looking for Round Cut for $2750 Budget

I asked a question yesterday (see below) but I realized I left out some important information. The diamond I am looking for is a round brilliant cut diamond and here’s an example of a setting I like: http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/pave/18k-yellow-gold-2.2mm-pave-diamond-engagement-ring-item-2321#a_aid=dmnd1357 What me and my girlfriend like most about diamonds is the sparkle (fire and brilliance it is …


Q&A: Shipping & Duty from JA to Singapore?

I have been reading your diamond info to help educate myself so that i can point my partner towards the best possible diamond for him to purchase. We like settings from either James Allen http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/pave/18k-white-gold-thin-french-cut-pave-set-diamond-engagement-ring-item-289#a_aid=dmnd1357 or Blue Nile http://www.bluenile.com/sg/diamond-engagement-ring-18k-white-gold_9937 or http://www.bluenile.com/sg/diamond-engagement-ring-18k-white-gold_17884. Based on my research of price etc so far i think we would like …


Q&A: Looking for 1/3 Ct. Diamond for $600 Budget

Hi guys, I’ve been reading a lot on your site about diamonds that I had no idea about. I’m a total novice and I just want some advice. I want to propose and I want to make sure the diamond I get is cut right and has all the shine and brilliance to make it …


Q&A: Looking for 0.7 Ct. Round Cut

I have been searching both your website and the internet for a quality priced diamond. Thanks for all your help! I like this one from James Allen:http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.73-carat-g-color-vvs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-195638#a_aid=dmnd1357 My ideal specs are around 3500 give or take 200. Color G or H Ideal Cut, with the depth 59-62 and table 55-58. Everything else excellent- GF said …


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

Hello! I am new to buying any sort of diamond and came across your extremely useful website, which in turn directed me to the James Allen site (I had been perusing Blue Nile up until now.) I was wondering what you thought about this particular diamond: http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/1.03-carat-f-color-vs1-clarity-sku-202483#a_aid=dmnd1357 I am very thankful for your help!


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