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 Beautiful Round Diamond for Around $10,500 Budget

Hello I was wondering if you could help me with your thoughts and comments on these two diamonds: www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.21-carat-f-color-vs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-5762063?a_aid=dmnd1357 www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.24-carat-d-color-vs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-6182270?a_aid=dmnd1357 I am looking at purchasing a ring in the $8-10.5k range. After reviewing and studying the different information you provide on your website I have seen that I want to purchase based on: cut, color, …




Q&A: Experience Shopping for Diamond Wedding Band

Hi, I’m trying to buy a wedding band to fit my 1.25 CTW engagement ring. (.75 center stone and two .50 side stones). I wanted to know if the deal on James Allen is worth it versus Jared’s deal on their .50 CTW 5 stone wedding bands. I read all your articles on if Jared’s …




Q&A: Experience Shopping for 2 tcw. Diamond Studs

Hello, I am going to buy a pair of diamond earrings for my girlfriend. I read your site, so I am contacting you. I was thinking of a pair of 1 carat each bought from Blue Nile. I know nothing of diamonds. I am not overly sensitive to cost and she appreciates things high quality. …


Q&A: Help Finding a 1.00 Ct. Oval Diamond

Hello, I was looking for help finding an oval ~1 carat diamond. Based on your site I was looking for a H-F Color and SI2 or greater clarity. A bad bowtie effect is fairly obvious to see but I wasn’t sure how detrimental a partial bowtie is? Your picture shows a bad bowtie and almost …


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