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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: Help Finding a Round Diamond for Around $34,000 Budget

Hi there, I am looking to purchase a better diamond and I have been looking at these two diamonds from Blue Nile. I was wondering if you could tell me which diamond would be more brilliant? Thank you. I have put both diamonds on hold in hopes that one diamond is a better diamond. Blue …


Q&A: Help Finding a Round Diamond for Around €2,000 Budget

Hello, I’m looking for an engagement ring and after seeing some review, I’ve decided to purchase the ring from Blue Nile (rather than Tiffany). I saw this model of diamond (Blue Nile LD11087523) What do you think of it please? Thanks for your help! That stone is superbly cut and has great specs! Nice find! …


Q&A: Looking for a Round Diamond for a Platinum Pave Setting With a C$4,000 Budget

Hello, I found your website very helpful. I’m looking to purchase a ring (engagement style plus wedding band) for my partner. I’m looking in the 0.6-0.8 carat range (budget under $4,000 CAD for the loose diamond). The ring will be set in a pave style ring. I’d be happy to see what you’d recommend from …


Q&A: Help Finding an I Colored Round Diamond Within a $5.8k-$6.8k Budget

I am looking for an I colored diamond in the 1.2-1.5 range, GIA grade with a budget of $5,800-$6,800. Would you be able to send over stone from James Allen that you recommend that meet all the criteria for the Diamond Pro? Sure thing! Here you go: www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.15-carat-i-color-vs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-5156190?a_aid=dmnd1357 www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.20-carat-i-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-6225268?a_aid=dmnd1357 Thank you for the options! I …


Q&A: Help Finding a Round Diamond for Around $1,500 Budget

Hi, I’m looking to purchase an engagement ring and looking for something of good quality. Looking to stay around $1,500 for the diamond if possible. I’ve tried to narrow down to a few based on some common recommended measurements I’ve seen. Looking for something of color G and up as well as the clarity being …


Q&A: Experience Shopping for Diamond Studs on a $12.2k Budget

My husband would like to “surprise” me with new diamond studs at Christmas. I would love some help. We are looking for round 1ct each platinum setting. I looked at Blue Nile $12,200 – was wondering if you think this is the best way to go. Thank you. For earring studs, we recommend sticking with …



Q&A: Looking for a Pear or Heart Shape Diamond With a $3,500 Budget

Hello! I’m looking for help finding the right diamond for a custom engagement ring. I’m looking for a pear cut, $3,500 budget (I already have the setting budgeted separately). Priority is cut quality, but I would like to keep color at I or better and clarity at SI1 or better (eye-clean). Most of what I …


Q&A: Help Finding a Round Diamond for Around $10,000 Budget

Hi, I am looking for help selecting a diamond for an engagement ring. I have visited the James Allen site but would like guidance on whether a diamond will be eye clean or not. My budget is $10,000 and I am hoping to find a round diamond in the 1.50 ct range. Let me know …


Q&A: Choosing a 1.00 Ct. Cushion Cut Diamond for a Halo White Gold Setting

Hello, I’m looking for for a cushion cut diamond for an engagement ring. I’ve learned a lot from your site it has been such a great resource thank you. I was wondering if you could guide me a little more. This is what I have so far, my girlfriend wants that setting, but the diamond …


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