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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: Looking for a Round Diamond for a Solitaire Setting Within a $3.5k-$4k Budget

Hello! Great information available on your website! I would like to make a ring purchase online and have spent quite some time looking through James Allen. Would like to get your recommendation for a diamond based on my budget of around $3500-$4000. Looking at having it to be round, G-I color grade with VS1/VS2 with …


Q&A: Help Finding a Round Diamond For a White Gold Setting With a $3,500 Budget

Hey there, I’m looking to purchase a diamond for an engagement ring. Her hands and fingers are pretty small (size 4.75) so I’m looking at something fairly delicate, simple, and pretty low-set like these: 14K WHITE GOLD 2MM COMFORT FIT SOLITAIRE ENGAGEMENT RING Low Dome Comfort Fit Solitaire Engagement Ring I know my fiancee (we’re …


Q&A: Help Finding a Colorless Cushion Cut Diamond for Around $6,500 Budget

Q&A: Help Finding a Colorless Cushion Cut Diamond for Around $6,500 Budget

Good afternoon, I am currently in the market for an engagement ring with a cushion cut diamond. I have done extensive research and I have decided on a 1 carat, F color (or better), VVS2 clarity (or better), with a budget of under $6,500. I have the GIA reports for 2 diamonds (F VVS2 vs. …


Q&A: Help Finding a Round Diamond for Around $2,600 Budget

Blue Nile LD10595735 I’m looking at purchasing this diamond and setting it in a platinum band with shoulder diamonds. Is it of good quality and will the crystal characteristic be noticeable? It’s a superbly cut diamond with great specs. You wouldn’t be able to spot any inclusion in person. Nice find! I think I’m swaying …


Q&A: Choosing a Round Diamond for a White Gold Pave Ring With £4,000 Total Budget

Hi. First of all I have found your website really helpful, thank you! My two main concerns are ordering from overseas and the weak value of the British Pound affecting the value for money of what I will be able to purchase. Maybe I could purchase in US dollars to avoid the retailers currency exchange …


Q&A: Experience Shopping for Diamond Studs on an £800 Budget

Looking to buy diamond stud earrings, looking at Blue Nile. Probably spending £750 – £850, any one time discount codes available? Checked several other sites but Blue Nile seems to be only one with GIA certification as standard one site quoted me £350 to get a GIA assessment on their products. We offer a coupon …



Q&A: Help Finding an Oval Diamond for Around $13,000 Budget

I am looking for a 2 ct eye clean oval cut diamond to place in a platinum halo setting. The inclusions on this one appear to be lighter colored, so I’m thinking it might work. Please let me know what you think. www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/2.01-carat-g-color-si2-clarity-sku-7356636?a_aid=dmnd1357 Can you please send me the cert so that I can check …


Q&A: Experience Shopping For an Oval Diamond on a $15k Budget

Hi there, I would like some advice on purchasing a diamond from JamesAllen.com. I purchased a diamond that was recommended from your website a year ago. Now I would like to trade in my diamond to JamesAllen and upgrade it. I have to spend 2x the amount of the original diamond which is $7230, so …


Q&A: Choosing a 2.00 Ct. Oval Diamond for a Rose Gold Setting With a $20k Budget

Hello! I’m looking to find the best diamond online for a 6 prong Tiffany style all rose gold ring. A really nice cut followed by clarity (eye clean) are most important to me, and the color may be somewhat forgiving with a rose gold ring. They’re all around 2 carats anyway. Which of these do …


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