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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: We Purchased a Diamond “On Sale”. Did We Get a Good Deal?

Q&A: We Purchased a Diamond “On Sale”. Did We Get a Good Deal?

Hello, We purchased a 3.3 Carat round diamond. VS1, J, Excellent cut for $38,000. Is this a good deal? The jeweler said that this diamond was “on sale.” I just don’t want to be ripped off. Thanks. Was that diamond GIA/AGS certified? If so, can you send me its report number so I can take …


Q&A: Help Choosing a Pair of Diamond Studs With a $1000 to $1500 Budget

Thanks for such a great site! I’ve been reading through your articles and reviews and appreciate all the helpful tips. I’m a first time diamond buyer looking for some diamond earrings as a gift. My budget is between $1000-$1500. What would you recommend from James Allen? Thanks! I looked around and I like this pair …



Q&A: Help Choosing a Round Diamond for a Halo With a $5k to $6k Budget

Q&A: Help Choosing a Round Diamond for a Halo With a $5k to $6k Budget

I am looking for a brilliant cut loose diamond for a halo setting. The budget is about $5k-$6K for the loose diamond. I really want something that sparkles but won’t look “warm” in color next to the halo diamonds. Anything around a carat and a quarter? Any help would really be appreciated! Welcome back. Is …


Q&A: Help Choosing a Cushion Cut Diamond for a Halo Setting for Under $8,000 In Total

Hi! I’m looking for a cushion cut diamond for this setting from James Allen: www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/halo/14k-white-gold-round-split-band-diamond-halo-engagement-ring-item-49498?a_aid=dmnd1357 I’d like something over 1.0 carat as it’s a pretty substantial setting and spend less than $8,000. Everytime I think I’ve found the one, the expert gemologist dings it based on the crown/pavilion angles or the depth. Can you help? …


Q&A: Help Finding a Round Diamond for an 18k White Gold Solitaire Around $5,500 Budget

Hi, Thank you guys for the awesome website! I would need some help with choosing a round diamond for an engagement ring. The setting will be a 18k white gold solitaire. This is the one I have chosen: www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/solitaire/18k-white-gold-double-claw-prong-engagement-ring-item-5816?a_aid=dmnd1357 My budget for the diamond is around $5k and I am looking for the best sparkle …


Q&A: Help Choosing a 1 Ctw. Pair of Diamond Studs For a White Gold Setting

Blue Nile coupon code, looking for 1 ct combined weight white gold round earrings, certified conflict free. Thanks. Have a look at this matched pair: Blue Nile LD08135506 Blue Nile LD08299665 They are both very well cut, eye-clean, going to look colorless and matched in all important specifications. https://www.diamonds.pro/diamond-color/ And yes, I’m happy to send …





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