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 Round Brilliant With €7000 Budget While Shopping from the UK

Hi, I am considering on buying a diamond ring at Blue Nile. It was mentioned on your website that you offer coupon codes to your readers. Do you still have codes available, Thank you. Hi, I’m happy to help. [contact us for your own unique coupon code] I’m also happy to help you select a …


Q&A: Looking for a Loose Princess Cut Diamond at Different Online Retailers

Buying a solitaire princess 1 ct. diamond ring for my wife as anniversary (20 years). My budget is $2500-3000. Found one that seem to be good at Blue Nile online diamond store, stock# LDO07971725 Color J, Clarity VS2, Cut Very Good for $2710 plus cca. $300 for 14K White Gold Ring Band. Discount code would …


Q&A: Looking for a Floating Diamond Necklace

Q&A: Looking for a Floating Diamond Necklace

Looking for floating diamond necklace with a budget of $1000 to $1200. Is it best to find a diamond and then have it put in a setting of that necklace? Should I call Blue Nile? You are leaning towards the right direction. It’s a good idea to cherry-pick the best diamond and then have it …


Q&A: Looking for the Best Cut Round Brilliant With Up to $7,000 Budget

Hello. I have identified this diamond on Whiteflash and I would like to buy it. http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3701016.htm It is of course and engagement ring for my girlfriend. Before I process however I would like your opinion: – do you think I can find a better deal with that budget? I like Whiteflash but I am not …


Q&A: Help Finding a 1 Ct. Round Brilliant for a Solitaire

Hello, I am looking for a trusted online diamond dealer. Could you kindly suggest some to me? I am looking to buy a 1 ct. engagement ring on a fair deal. Thanks a lot. I’d be happy to make some recommendations for you, but I need a little more info. What shape diamond are you …


Q&A: Choosing a Cushion Cut Diamond from Brian Gavin

I have been looking online at diamonds. I was originally looking for a 1 ct cushion but after finding this Brian Gavin cushion signature 0.711 it appears to have the same face size as 1ct with having the extra sparkle. Would I be correct and do you think this is a good buy? AGS #104083556038 …


Q&A: Buying a Fancy Color Diamond from a Friend. A Good Idea?

Q&A: Buying a Fancy Color Diamond from a Friend. A Good Idea?

Dear Sirs, I have been approached by a friend who has recently started working in the diamond industry at a company in Israel called Tradition Diamond. I would like to know if you can help me in assessing the value of potential products offered to me and if so, what would be your charges. If …




Q&A: Looking for an Oval-Shaped Ruby for a Pendant

Love your articles. A real education. If you want a customized setting, do you advise getting a loose stone from JA or BN and taking it to a high quality jeweler? Do you like JA as much for colored gemstones, especially relatively late rubies? Would you buy a really expensive diamond from JA, 100K+? Thanks. …


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