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 a 1.5ct Chunky Cushion Diamond for a Platinum Pavé Setting

Q&A: Looking for a 1.5ct Chunky Cushion Diamond for a Platinum Pavé Setting

Dear Diamonds Pro, I am interested in getting a cushion cut diamond engagement ring from James Allen with the PLATINUM THIN FRENCH-CUT PAVE setting. The choice I have so far is between these two cushion cut diamonds (that seem to have more of the chunky/antique effect rather than the crushed ice effect), and I’d prefer …

Q&A: Choosing a Round Diamond for Tiffany Style Ring With Around $8k Budget

Q&A: Choosing a Round Diamond for Tiffany Style Ring With Around $8k Budget

Heard Mike on the Art of Charm podcast. The episode really stuck with me as a good resource for buying a ring. Looking for a simple, eye clean “Tiffany” style round diamond ring in platinum. My girlfriend has a small finger so smaller rings sizes look better on her. Here are my questions. 1 – …

Q&A: Help Finding a Pair of Earrings For a Martini Setting With a $6.5k Total Budget

I am interested in buying some loose diamonds (2) to have some diamond stud earrings made using a martini setting in white gold. The specifications that I’m looking for are 1.50 total carat, G or H color, SI1 or 2 clarity and triple excellent cut. I have viewed some diamonds with these spec at my …

Q&A: Looking for an Emerald-Shaped Diamond for a Three Stone Setting in Platinum

Love the web site. We are looking at the JA site and found the following emerald cut diamond: 1.13 CARAT D-IF EMERALD CUT DIAMOND www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/1.13-carat-d-color-if-clarity-sku-2035409?a_aid=dmnd1357 Also looking at setting: PLATINUM THREE STONE EMERALD AND PAVE SET DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/three-stone/platinum-three-stone-emerald-and-pave-set-diamond-engagement-ring-item-1220?a_aid=dmnd1357 Our concern is with a D color IF center stone are the side stones on …

Q&A: Choosing a Round Center Diamond for a Solitaire With a $4k Budget Including Taxes to the UK

Hi, I am looking for an engagement ring. I have a budget of approx $4000 dollars including the UK 22% tax and the ring itself. I like the look of this one: www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.85-carat-h-color-vvs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-2111594?a_aid=dmnd1357 But it’s a bit out of budget as it doesn’t take in to account UK tax. Any recommendations you can provide would be …

Q&A: Looking for a Round Diamond for a White Gold Halo With a $5.5k – $6.5k Budget

Q&A: Looking for a Round Diamond for a White Gold Halo With a $5.5k – $6.5k Budget

Hello, I am looking for at least a 1 ct. Round diamond to fit the setting below: www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/halo/14k-white-gold-falling-edge-pave-diamond-engagement-ring-item-49492?a_aid=dmnd1357 My budget is 5,500-6,500. I would really like the diamond to be at least 1 ct. If possible. I’m really aiming for the diamond to be really clear and very sparkly. I have read that one of …

Q&A: Help Finding a Pair of Round or Asscher Cut Earrings With a $20k Budget

I am interested in purchasing a pair of diamond earrings for my wife’s 40th birthday. Something that looks like this (in terms of style): http://www.cartier.com/en-us/collections/jewelry/categories/earrings/diamond-collection/n8515069-1895-earrings.html or perhaps Diamond stud earnings with an asscher cut as opposed to round cut like this: Asscher Diamond Stud Earrings Although I think I prefer a round as opposed to …

Q&A: Looking for a Radiant or Asscher Cut Diamond for a Solitaire Setting

Good evening. I am looking for a solitaire diamond in a platinum setting. Very simple and elegant. I would like either a radiant cut or asscher cut, but open to others. Not a huge fan of the princess or round cuts. I was checking this out: http://www.brilliantearth.com/rings/cyorings/view_diamond/3358559/?sid=1705490 Any thought?   I’d be happy to make …

Q&A: Choosing a Cushion or a Princess Diamond for a Pavé Setting with Around $6k Budget

Hi, first thank you for your help. As I was reading through the info admittedly it became somewhat overwhelming. You mentioned somewhere on the page that you could recommend some diamonds based on a few things. My budget I’m looking at $5-6000, possibly more. My girlfriend has mentioned liking cushion cut and princess diamond cut …

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