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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 1.00 Ct. Round Diamond for a Rose Gold Halo Setting

Hello, I am looking to buy a diamond ring. What is the best place to buy? I was looking at Costco. People have also advised me to look at small local jewellers tan chain jewellers as they may be cheaper. 1) Do you know if there is any resale value in diamonds? I mean can …



Q&A: Help Finding an Extremely Brilliant Round Diamond for a Rose Gold Solitaire Setting Within a $9k-$12k Budget

Greetings, I am searching for a princess cut for a rose gold solitaire setting. Diamond budget of $9-12,000. I would like it under 1.50ct, ideally. Trying to follow your articles’ advice, I have looked a little at these: www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/1.37-carat-g-color-vvs1-clarity-sku-6930110?a_aid=dmnd1357 www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/1.20-carat-e-color-vvs1-clarity-sku-6806408?a_aid=dmnd1357 Blue Nile LD09983310 The diamonds from James Allen are eye-clean, but you need to request …




Q&A: Help Finding an Out Of Ordinary Sapphire Diamond Ring

Hi, I am looking for an engagement-type ring. I am looking for something that at the same time doesnt look ordinary but is still sort of “classy”. Dont like the pear shape. Overall the diamond should be of a decent size and happy for it to be in combination with other colourful stones. Budget is …



Q&A: Looking for a Round Diamond for Pendant With a $2k – $3k Budget

Hi, I’m looking to purchase a diamond pendant/solitaire necklace set in 18k yellow gold. My budget is from $2000-$3000 including the setting. Hoping to purchase something between 0.70ct – 0.90 ct (round brilliant) and am just not sure what will give me the best value for the money. I was looking through some loose diamonds …



Q&A: Looking for a Round Diamond for a Yellow Gold Solitaire Ring With a $3,000 Budget

Hi, Can you please have a look at this diamond for me Blue Nile LD12318031 tell me what you think? I know it’s SI2 but looks eye clean. Yellow gold solitaire setting. The diamond is eye-clean and nicely cut, but unfortunately, strong fluorescence is a problem on I+ diamonds. It usually causes a hazy/milky look. …


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