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 Asscher Cut Diamond for a Pavé Setting Within a $3500 Budget

Dear Diamond Pro, While researching diamonds, the 4Cs, and everything around an engagement ring I found your informative and helpful website. Each different article gives me a better understanding what to watch out for when buying a diamond. I’m looking for an Asscher cut diamond that will be set into a pavé setting. My maximum …

Q&A: Choosing a Center Diamond for a White Gold Setting Within a $5k Total Budget

Q&A: Choosing a Center Diamond for a White Gold Setting Within a $5k Total Budget

Hi! I’m looking for a diamond ring under $5,000. I’d like a white gold setting (preferably Halo), with the best cut, clarity and color possible ‭(in that order of importance, I understand that that’s how I should prioritize the search – please correct me if I’m wrong). Can you please help me out? You are …

Q&A: Help finding a 1.20-1.35 Ct. Emerald Cut Diamond for $3,200 Budget

Hello, How about when it comes to color? I want an extra size for less clarity, I’m okay with that. But how about when it comes to color? I’m having a hard time choosing the perfect ring for my future fiancé. So at this point, any advice will be really appreciated. Here’s a few specs- …

Q&A: Looking for a Round-Shaped Diamond for Either a Solitaire or a Pave Rose-Gold Setting With an $8k Total Budget

Hi, I’m having trouble on picking a diamond and color and ring material. My total budget for the engagement ring is $8000. I’m equally torn between these two ring settings: www.briangavindiamonds.com/engagement-rings/solitaire/daphne-sholdt-palladium-6674pa&a_aid=y and www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/pave/14k-rose-gold-pave-twist-white-diamond-engagement-ring-item-52717?a_aid=dmnd1357. I’m not really certain which material I should go for, or what type of diamond I should get to go with. I’ve read …

Q&A: Searching for a Princess Cut Diamond with a $2,200 Budget

Q&A: Searching for a Princess Cut Diamond with a $2,200 Budget

 I have a budget of 2200.00. I am looking for a princess cut diamond around the .75-.80 size range that is eye clean. Could you assist me with my search. 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 …

Q&A: Looking for a Round Brilliant for a Halo Setting With a $9000 Total Budget

Hey, I feel overwhelmed with trying to buy an engagement ring. My budget is $9,000 (not including any potential taxes). I’m trying to find a round diamond. My SO cares a lot about how the side of the ring will look and I like how the halo settings look. After getting a taste of what …

Q&A: Choosing a Round Diamond for Tiffany Style Setting With $2k Total Budget

Q&A: Choosing a Round Diamond for Tiffany Style Setting With $2k Total Budget

Hi, glad to find your great website. I’m looking for a dupe of the Tiffany Setting with platinum band and around 0.30 ct, I have a budget of $2,000. Could you help me please? Thank you in advance! I looked around and I love this combination for you: www.bluenile.com/atransfer.jsp?sourceid=102405&goto=%2Fbuild-your-own-ring%2Flow-dome-comfort-fit-solitaire-ring-14k-white-gold-2mm_60539 www.bluenile.com/atransfer.jsp?sourceid=102405&goto=%2Fdiamond-details%2FLD07243706 J color is our usual …

Q&A: Help Finding a Round Diamond for a Platinum Halo With a $10k to $12k Budget

Currently looking at a 1.42ct round, ideal, G, VS1 paired with their “Studio Heiress Halo” platinum setting. Am now considering dropping down to H after coming across your colour guide for Platinum rings. Any recommendations? My budget is between $10-$12k for the diamond. Looking for largest size, eye clean, ideal, colour – not sure whether I can get …

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