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 $6-7K Budget

First off, I want to say thank you for creating this website. It is truly awesome!! I am interested in a cushion cut diamond in a halo setting. I want the finished product to look like a photo uploaded to your site’s ring gallery (link below). https://www.diamonds.pro/ring-gallery/cushion-cut-diamond-with-halo-setting/ My budget is approximately $8K total. Assuming $2500 …


Q&A: Diamond for 3 Stone WG Setting

I absolutely love your site and I really want to thank you for taking the time to help some of us clueless guys out! Can I get some advice on purchasing a center diamond for this ring? http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/three-stone/18k-white-gold-three-stone-princess-and-pave-set-diamond-engagement-ring-item-1668?a_aid=dmnd1357 My budget is roughly $4500 (including the ring itself) so I know I don’t have a whole …


Q&A: Princess or Round for Halo Pave Setting

Q&A: Princess or Round for Halo Pave Setting

Hello! I’m at the very beginning stages of purchasing a diamond engagement ring for my girlfriend and came across this website while trying to educate myself. I’m hopeful you can help! She has semi-wide fingers around 7-7.5 size ring finger so don’t want it to be too tiny. She really liked the halo princess cut …


Q&A: Brilliant Earth Vs. James Allen

Hi, I’d like to start off by telling you I sure am glad I found your site!!! My fiance proposed about a month ago, and did so with a sapphire ring that matched an earring/bracelet set he gave me in the past….but he said he wanted me to pick out my engagement ring, and that …


Q&A: Round Cut for $8K Budget

I have been spending the last month or so looking for an engagement ring both online and in store. Your site is far and away the best information I’ve found. I’ve decided to go with James Allen because of it. I think I have a pretty good idea of what I’m looking for based upon …



Q&A: Looking for Princess Cut for Channel Setting

I’ve been very impressed with your site’s educational materials and the Q&A section. I’ve been looking for a princess cut diamond to go with this setting with a budget of $2500. http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/channel-set/platinum-channel-set-princess-shaped-diamond-engagement-ring-item-1521?a_aid=dmnd1357 Its been my goal to maximize the surface area of the diamond, since from what I understand that’s what makes the diamond appear …


Q&A: Looking for 0.7 Ct. Cushion Cut

Hello! I have been studying almost everything on your website for the past two weeks and I can’t thank you enough! I am thoroughly impressed with your knowledge and practical application! Thank you so much! I am looking for a Cushion Cut diamond for my girlfriend at about .70 carat or so. I have a …


Q&A: In the Market for Diamond Stud Earrings…

Thank you for your site and the information that it contains. I have found this to be helpful and educational! Though I won’t bore you with the details, after 41 years, I have decided to get my best girl some diamond stud earrings. I have looked at local retailers, as well as on line, and …


Q&A: Need Help with 1/2 Ct. Princess Cut

I have chosen 3 stones and would like your opinion. I have included the links. All the stones are from JamesAllen. The .45 was an option because of the low price. Thanks for your help. http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/0.45-carat-h-color-vvs2-clarity-sku-215133?a_aid=dmnd1357 http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/0.49-carat-g-color-vvs1-clarity-sku-187602?a_aid=dmnd1357 http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/0.51-carat-h-color-vs1-clarity-sku-214100?a_aid=dmnd1357


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