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: Help Finding a 0.50 Ct. Princess Cut Diamond

Hello, thank you for such an informative site. I’m looking at three diamonds. If you can please provide me your opinion to pick one. I will be very grateful. If you can suggest some other diamond, I will highly appreciate that too. I want to make her 0.50 carat engagement ring. I have posted the …


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

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

So this diamond has a needle inclusion across the middle when magnified but do you think that this inclusion is noticeable by the naked eye without magnification? Is this diamond a good buy? Budget is $5,500 for the diamond. Blue Nile LD09782956 That’s definitely not a good diamond. The specs are great, but the needle …



Q&A: Experience Shopping for Diamond Studs on a $35k Budget

Hello, I respectfully seek your assistance. After many hours, I have arrived at the following two stones on Blue Nile (diamond stud set): Blue Nile LD09185469-LD09961138 The price is a bit more than I wanted to pay. Further, the amount of needles in Stone 2 is worrisome to me since I’m not sure if that …


Q&A: Looking for a Grey Diamond for a $2,5k Budget

Hello, Can you suggest an online site for a gray diamond? I am looking for over a carat but under $2,500. Unfortunately, I didn’t find any gray diamonds over one carat for only $2,500. What were the prices you found? Thank you. These were the best prices I found for a 1ct+ diamond: Blue Nile …


Q&A: Looking for a Round Diamond for a Halo Setting for Under $5k Budget

I need advice on the right type of diamond to purchase for a halo ring setting (ring size 7). Looking at 1 to 2 carats total weight. My budget preference would be under $5000. Are you looking for a round cut diamond? Also, what metal (yellow/white gold, platinum) should be the setting in? First choice …


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

I hope this message finds you well. I love Diamonds Pro, and I rely on your information heavily. I was wondering if you can help me. I am looking to buy a princess cut engagement ring here in the next couple of months. I am looking to get the diamond between 1-1.3 carats with the …


Q&A: Experience Shopping for a Diamond Pendant on a 5k Budget

Hi, I’m in the process of looking for a diamond for a pendant necklace to give to my fiance on our wedding day. This is the setting I think I’ll go with (18K White Gold 4 prong basket): 18K WHITE GOLD FOUR PRONG WIRE BASKET SOLITAIRE PENDANT (MOUNTING) I’m looking at round diamonds. I’ve been …


Q&A: Help Finding a 1.50 Ct. Oval Diamond Within a $9,000 Budget

Thank you for the amazing site, I’ve spent more hours than I care to count comparing diamonds online to what you have written about. Here is the diamond I have a question about: www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/1.50-carat-g-color-vs1-clarity-sku-4240891?a_aid=dmnd1357 It’s a little above what I planned to budget but everything seems to match what I’m looking for. In the GIA …



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