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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 1.3 Ct. Diamond for a Thin Pave Setting With $5k Total Budget

Q&A: Help Finding a 1.3 Ct. Diamond for a Thin Pave Setting With $5k Total Budget

Hi, I’m am looking into an engagement ring. Any cut is fine as long as it’s nice. I would like it on a setting with diamonds on the side. My budget for both is 5000. Have been looking around and this is what I found. Can you let me know what you think? www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/1.01-carat-e-color-vvs2-clarity-sku-2695447?a_aid=dmnd1357 www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/pave/14k-white-gold-thin-french-cut-pave-set-diamond-engagement-ring-item-7092?a_aid=dmnd1357 …


Q&A: Help Choosing a Round Diamond for a Halo With Up to $15,000 Budget

Q&A: Help Choosing a Round Diamond for a Halo With Up to $15,000 Budget

Hi, I’m upgrading my diamond ring and looking for a diamond close to 2 carat. My budget is $10-12K. I like the round and cushion cut. I’ve selected a halo setting and would appreciate your help in selecting the diamond. Thank you! I looked around and these are the largest stones I can recommend: www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.62-carat-h-color-si1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-2665104?a_aid=dmnd1357 …



Q&A: Help Finding a Princess Cut Diamond for a Rose Gold Pavé With Around $4,000 Budget

Hello, I’m looking for a princess cut diamond. I would like it to be over 1 ct. My budget is $4,000. I truly would appreciate your help 🙂 I’d be happy to make some recommendations for you, but I need a little more info. What style setting (solitaire, pave/side stones/halo) and metal (yellow/white gold, platinum) …


Q&A: Choosing a Cushion Cut Diamond for a Halo Setting With Up to $5,500 Budget

Hello. Thank you for everything you have provided on this site. It has been by far the most informative that I have come across and I have spent hours on it already. I am looking for a cushion cut 1 carat diamond in the $4,000 range (to go on a $1,000-$1,500 band). I have primarily …


Q&A: Help Choosing a Round Diamond for Around $3,600 Budget

Hello! I am choosing a round diamond between the below three and I really appreciate it if you can give me some advice. Thank you very much! 1. GIA ref.: 6187361471; weight: 0.82ct 2. GIA ref.: 3245133663; weight: 0.83ct 3. GIA ref.: 6232483103; weight: 0.84ct All three of them are amazing options. Beautifully cut. Are …




Q&A: Help Choosing a 1 Ct. Round Diamond With a $4,500 Budget

Hi, I’m looking for a round 1 carat diamond. I’m looking for the best value for the best price. I mean who isn’t? If you could help me, the sites that keep popping up on my radar are James Allen and Yadav. If this helps also to be more specific — VS2-VVS2 clarity, medium to …


Q&A: Looking at a Vintage Ring from a Jeweler. Am I Being Offered a Fair Deal?

Q&A: Looking at a Vintage Ring from a Jeweler. Am I Being Offered a Fair Deal?

Love your site! Curious what you think of this ring: www.petersuchyjewelers.com/products.php?product=Vintage-Ideal-2.07ct-Old-European-Diamond-Platinum-Art-Deco-Single-Cut-Ring At $13,850 – ripoff or no? Anything to be wary of? Thanks. Thanks for the link. The ring has a unique design. Since the center stone is an old European cut, we can’t really comment on it. We found them to be not well …


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