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 1.30 Ct. Round Diamond for a Rose Gold Setting for Around $7,800

Hello, I am little clueless about diamonds, but have some reasonable criteria to work with. Ring size J Shallow set solitaire diamond Rose gold band, slim Centre diamond size 1.3 carats 4-5 claws holding Budget in the region of £6,000 ($7,800) Could you point me in the right direction? Should I be looking at purchasing …



Q&A: Am I Being Offered a Fair Deal on a 1.00 G VS2 GIA Diamond?

Hi, I found the ring in the setting my girlfriend likes. The merchant will sell me the whole ring for $7,495; the ring setting itself (with about .7 in small diamonds in 14k white gold) is $2,470. They would attach-get this-a 1 carat (exactly) G VS2 ring with an excellent cut for $5,025! ($2,470+$5,025 = …


Q&A: Choosing an Emerald Cut Diamond for a Pave Setting With Up to $12k In Total

Hi there! I’ve been actively looking for a 1.5+ carat VVS2+/E+ emerald cut diamond and pave engagement band. I’ve sifted through numerous diamonds in numerous places, both in person and online. My budget is $12,000 total, so I’m estimating $11,000 on the diamond and $1,000 on the setting. Any help you can provide would be …



Q&A: Looking for a 3 Ct. Round Diamond With Around $30k Budget

Q&A: Looking for a 3 Ct. Round Diamond With Around $30k Budget

Hello! I am looking to purchase the below diamond from Ritani and currently have it on hold. Before I move forward I would love to get your input and also to ask you if there might be something comparable out there that you’ve seen. My original budget was $30k, but I wasn’t finding anything I …


Q&A: Help Choosing a 1.00 Ct. Round Brilliant With a $5,500 Budget

Hello, I need recommendation on this diamond: Blue Nile LD08152955 It looks good to me, but is it eye clean? …… Can you please provide me your recommendation on this diamond too? Blue Nile LD08764048 …… I also came across this diamond. It seems pretty clean, but I’m wondering about the price. Is this a …


Q&A: Help Choosing a Princess Cut Diamond With Around $7k Budget

Hey, I read your reviews all the time and I’m stuck between two nice stones. Any advice? Brilliance and sparkle are very important to me as well as having an eye-clean diamond. Please let me know your thoughts! www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/1.358-i-vs2-princess-diamond-ags-104086010002?a_aid=y www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/1.44-carat-i-color-vs2-clarity-sku-3033802?a_aid=dmnd1357 Thanks! I don’t like the inclusion on the JA stone. It would be visible to …



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