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 an Eye-Clean Round Diamond for a White Gold Engagement Ring with a $8,300 Budget

After browsing the James Allen website, I have narrowed my diamond selection to 7. My budget is $8,300. They are: http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.33-carat-j-color-vs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-46454?a_aid=dmnd1357 http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.38-carat-j-color-vs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-198721?a_aid=dmnd1357 http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.37-carat-j-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-115257?a_aid=dmnd1357 http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.34-carat-j-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-186425?a_aid=dmnd1357 http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.32-carat-j-color-vs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-148027?a_aid=dmnd1357 http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.32-carat-j-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-207280?a_aid=dmnd1357 http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.31-carat-j-color-vs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-124617?a_aid=dmnd1357 Would you suggest one of these, or could you find a larger stone with less clarity that is eye-clean? My setting will be either http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/channel-set/18k-white-gold-0.42ct-channel-set-diamond-engagement-ring-item-2513?a_aid=dmnd1357 or http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/channel-set/18k-white-gold-0.25ct-channel-set-princess-shaped-diamond-engagement-ring-item-7082?a_aid=dmnd1357 in …



Q&A: Choosing a 1 Ct. Round Diamond for a White Gold Solitaire Setting with for Around $5k Budget

Great website, hope I read it carefully enough! Just found this stone and wonder if you think it´s a good deal: http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.00-carat-j-color-vvs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-246400?a_aid=dmnd1357 My budget is around 5000 $, it will be a classic 6-prong solitaire setting in white gold. Other options: http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.06-carat-j-color-vvs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-135175?a_aid=dmnd1357 http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.01-carat-j-color-vs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-148118?a_aid=dmnd1357 My alternative is to stick to 0.7-0.8 carat and get a true …





Q&A: Seeking a Second Opinion on a 1.55 Ct. E VVS2 Round Diamond for $26.4k

I am looking to purchase a diamond and really could use someone’s opinion. Shape: Round Brilliant Measurements: 7.46 – 7.48 x 4.62mm Carat Weight: 1.55 carat Color Grade: E Clarity Grade: VVS2 (3 pin holes – no other comments, report is pretty clean) Cut Grade: Excellent Polish: Excellent Symmetry: Excellent Fluorescence: None Culet: None Table: …



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