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 1 Ct. Princess Cut Diamond for $4500 Budget

Q&A: Looking for 1 Ct. Princess Cut Diamond for $4500 Budget

Hi, i was wondering if you would be kind enough to help me find a good 1ct princess cut diamond for under $4500. The setting we are looking for is a 3stone setting, so i dont know if that will make a difference in the clarity and color of the center stone Thanks


Q&A: Looking for a Pear Shaped Diamond for $4000-5000

I am looking at this engagement ring ( http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-CT-PEAR-SHAPE-SPLIT-SHANK-HALO-DIAMOND-ENGAGEMENT-RING-/180975447985#vi-content ) and was wondering what your opinions were for the price. My absolute max price would be around $6,000 for a ring but would like to spend more around $4000-5000. Do you think this is a good one for what I would be getting? She really …


Q&A: Deciding between Asscher Cut and Cushion Cut Diamonds

Can you view these two diamonds on James Allen and choose which one is the better buy? the 1.50 stands out because polish and symmetry are Excellent, but the diamond in the slide show has little specs all over the surface, which is throwing me off. Help! 1.50 H VS1 Asscher Cut Excellent Excellent SKU181903 …


Q&A: Hunting for 1.05 – 1.15 Carat with Excellent Cut

Q&A: Hunting for 1.05 – 1.15 Carat with Excellent Cut

 I am looking for a nice diamond G VS2 between 1.05 – 1.15 karat with excellent cut, polish and proportions with a better price. I looked at JA because they post actual pictures of the diamonds. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Q&A: Looking for a Round or Cushion Cut .50 Carat Diamond

Hi, my bf of 7 years finally asked me to look at engagement rings. I’ve been spending hours a day looking for the perfect ring for about a week now. His budget is $2,000 (diamond and setting included). I want a solitaire with side stones on a thin pave setting like the petite pave setting …


Q&A: Looking for 0.8-1 Ct. Round Cut

Q&A: Looking for 0.8-1 Ct. Round Cut

Hi, this website has helped me a lot learning about diamonds and what to look for. But I still think I need a little help. I am looking for a princess cut diamond. I want to stay around the $5000.00 mark for the whole engagement ring. I am pretty sure that I want to purchase …


Q&A: Looking for 1.5 Ct. Oval Cut

Q&A: Looking for 1.5 Ct. Oval Cut

First off I want to say thank you for the site. I stumbled upon it in my search and so far it has been educational.. That being said I am finding the terms/process very overwhelming (I previously thought my fiance wanted a round/princess cut but she fell in love with the look of an oval …


Q&A: Second Opinion on 1.4 Ct. Round Cut

Could you comment on this diamond for $9880. http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.40-carat-i-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-71737?a_aid=dmnd1357 Will likely place it on a setting like this. http://www.tacori.com/2565rd9.html Thanks!


Q&A: 0.6 Ct. Round Cut for Sapphire Sidestone Setting

This website has turned me into a bit of a diamond nut over the past couple of weeks. Really interesting reading. I was wondering whether you thought that the feathery white inclusions the diamond linked here: http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.61-carat-j-color-si2-clarity-sku-207238?a_aid=dmnd1357 are likely to be visible to the eye? Just for background I’m planning on setting the diamond next …


Q&A: Princess Cut for $20K Budget

I was looking to get a nice princess cut solitaire engagement ring in the next month or so. I have about $20,000 to spend on the diamond and I found one at a local diamond wholesale jeweler in Dallas. They are asking $15,500 for the diamond, which seems like a good price. My only concerns …


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