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 to Upgrade a Round Diamond for an Anniversary With a $5,000 Budget

I’m looking to upgrade my wife’s engagement ring for our anniversary. I’m looking at the following setting in rose gold at James Allen: 14K ROSE GOLD CHANNEL SET PRINCESS SHAPED DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING For diamonds, I’m choosing between these two. Both are similar round shaped diamonds: https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.80-carat-i-color-vs1-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-3430333?a_aid=dmnd1357 https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.81-carat-i-color-vs1-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-6029915?&a_aid=dmnd1357 My budget is around $5000. Are these …


Q&A: Choosing a Center Diamond for a Pave 18k White Gold Setting for Under $9,00 Total Budget

Hi! Can you help with a comparison between these 2 models from James Allen – what is the main thing the extra $3,000 is getting me with the more expensive one? https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/1.12-carat-f-color-if-clarity-sku-1918886?a_aid=dmnd1357 https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/1.05-carat-f-color-vvs2-clarity-sku-6275655?&a_aid=dmnd1357 The first diamond ( www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/1.12-carat-f-color-if-clarity-sku-1918886?a_aid=dmnd1357) is much better cut, it’s significantly bigger and it’s an IF clarity which is rarer. I would …




Q&A: Choosing a Round Diamond for a Platinum Channel Setting With Up to $20,000 Budget

I am looking for a diamond for 50th – platinum setting, hoping for eye clean. I picked out the following from James Allen. Thanks! www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.90-carat-i-color-vs2-clarity-true-hearts-cut-sku-6154542?a_aid=dmnd1357 … Will the diamond I listed be ok in terms of color with platinum channel setting? Also, the diamond I picked has moderate blue fluorescence, will that match diamond and …



Q&A: Help Finding a 1.00 Ct. Round Diamond for a White Gold Pave Setting

Hi Diamond Pro, I am planning to propose to my girlfriend and need help picking out a beautiful 1ct diamond. My budget is: $4500-$5500 Canadian for the diamond. Setting: Petite Micropavé Diamond Engagement Ring I found two diamonds on the Blue Nile website, can you please let me know what you think? Blue Nile LD11846758 …


Q&A: Help Finding a Pair of Round Cut Earrings With a $7,500 Budget

Hi there, Thank you so much for all of your incredible information! I am buying diamond stud earrings, looking on Blue Nile. Your content has been so helpful. These pairs: Blue Nile LD11309199-LD12094236 Blue Nile LD11337149-LD11702671 Blue Nile LD11902422-LD12076072 Any guidance or if there is a different pair you would suggest, I would be so …



Q&A: Choosing a White Gold Ring with a Round Cut Diamond for Under $13,000 In Total

After reading through your informative site I wish to seek your help in purchasing an engagement ring, white gold, 6 prong “Tiffany” style setting. for my GF. Diamond Size I am thinking of approx. 1.5 carat. wishing to get max sparkle within a realistic price. Ring size is “I” (US 4.5 I think). I’m assuming …


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