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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: Looking for a Round Diamond for a Yellow Gold Setting With White Gold Prongs With a $4,500 Budget

Please review diamond for me: www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.10-carat-k-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-366790?a_aid=dmnd1357 It’s going in a yellow gold solitaire setting. I wouldn’t recommend it because of the knot – it might disrupt the integrity of the diamond. We always try to avoid knots, etch channels and cavities as much as possible. But the cut is perfect. Before I recommend any alternatives, …


Q&A: Help Finding a 1.00 Ct. Round Diamond for a White Gold Classic Comfort Fit Setting

Blue Nile LD12839821 I’m looking at this diamond and I’m wondering if it is “eye clean” and if the feather would affect the light performace? As for the diamond you found, I wouldn’t recommend it (Blue Nile LD12839821). The strong fluorescence might cause a hazy/milky look in daylight. Moreover, I think the feather would be …


Q&A: Help Choosing a Princess Cut Diamond With a $1,200 Budget

Hello, I am about to get a 0.60 carat I color VS1 princess cut diamond. I would like advice on which will be the ideal depth and table to get my piece sparkle the most. Is the stone you found GIA/AGS certified? If yes, could you please send me the cert number so that I …


Q&A: Looking for a Radiant Cut Diamond for a Platinum Cathedral Setting Within a $12k Budget

Looking for something minimum 1.5 carat, budget around $12k (flexible), and taking your advice on the other factors. Radiant cut. Thinking cathedral setting, platinum ring. For radiants, the depth shouldn’t ideally exceed 72%. We search for H+ radiants for white gold/platinum settings. You can read more info on this topic here: https://www.diamonds.pro/education/radiant-cut/. Here are my …


Q&A: Help Choosing a 1.20 Ct. Round Diamond for a White Gold Pave Setting

Setting: 14K WHITE GOLD PAVE ROPE ENGAGEMENT RING Option 1: www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.20-carat-i-color-vvs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-7650205?a_aid=dmnd1357 Option 2: www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.20-carat-i-color-vvs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-7344082?a_aid=dmnd1357 I’d choose the first stone as it’s a bit better cut www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.20-carat-i-color-vvs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-7650205?a_aid=dmnd1357. It has also slightly bigger measurements. I have now purchased the ring with the diamond you recommended. Thank you so much for your help! Top Recommended Vendors James Allen …



Q&A: Choosing a 1.00 Ct. Round Diamond for a Solitaire Setting With a $4k Budget

Hi! I’m helping my brother buy his engagement ring. He is looking at a 1 carat round diamond. His budget for the diamond alone is $4,000. It will just be solitaire ring. We were looking at diamonds on James Allen but we were overwhelmed with the selection. Here are two of what we think are …


Q&A: Choosing a Center Diamond for a Rose Gold Setting Within a $3,000 Budget

Hi, I’m looking to get an engagement ring from James Allen but I’m really unsure of what diamond to get for the ring. The setting I’m looking at is as below: 14K ROSE GOLD 2MM COMFORT FIT SOLITAIRE ENGAGEMENT RING (SIX PRONG) I think the round cut is the best way to go, but as …


Q&A: Choosing a 1.00 Ct. Colorless Round Diamond With a $7k Budget

Hello, I’m looking to buy an engagement ring for, hopefully, my fiancee to be. I nearly went to Tiffany to buy a ring before I thought I’d do some more research and came across your site. I’ve been on it for the whole day and have checked out Ringo, then AI assistant. I understand that …


Q&A: Experience Shopping for Sapphire and Diamond Earrings on a $1.5k Budget

Looking for last minute gift. I’d like to get diamond earrings necklace or bracelet. Any suggestions??? What do you think of this product? Sapphire and Diamond Twist Earrings Just looking for your overall assessment before I pull trigger. Value? What do all clarity ratings mean? Would this be a good purchase in your opinion? Sapphire …


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