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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 Choosing a Colorless Round Diamond With a $12.5k Budget

Hi. I am looking for a round diamond, 1.4-1.6 ct (closer to 1.4 is fine, will sacrifice size for cut), color grade H-G or higher, up to $12.5k for the diamond, platinum solitaire setting. The most important thing for me is the cut. I would go with Brian Gavin, but I want a James Allen …


Q&A: Help Finding a Round Diamond for Around £4,500 Budget

Hi, I am looking for a round diamond on Blue Nile for an engagement ring. The budget is £4,500 maximum for the diamond alone. From research, I would like: 0,7 – 0.85ct Colour F, but G minimum. VVS2, but VS1 minimum if eye clean. 59 – 62.3% depth 54-57% table culet: none cut ideal polish …



Q&A: Choosing a Cushion Cut Diamond for a Rose Gold Ring With $2,800 Budget

Hello. My budget for the stone is $2,800. I will use a petite micropavé ring in rose gold. I feel that this stone is good value: Blue Nile LD10665428 I also found this: Blue Nile LD13170410 As for the two diamonds you found, here are my comments: Blue Nile LD10665428 – Nice diamond. But the …



Q&A: Looking for an Oval-Shaped Diamond for a Platinum Setting Within a $3k Budget

Hello Diamond Pros! I’ve really loved your website and have scoured it end-to-end to learn as much as I can. Despite my best efforts, though, I still have a hard time gauging brilliance and clarity from photos. I thought I would pitch this to you to get your help before I make the big purchase! …


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