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: 2nd Opinion on Diamond Stud Earrings, Please

First let me thank you for the wealth of information you provide. Your knowledge and experience provides people with the tools necessary to make informed choices with their hard earned money. Thank you for that. On to my question. I just purchased a pair of stones for diamond stud earrings from Jamesallen. I believe these …


Q&A: Looking for Diamond Stud Earrings for $3-4K Budget

We used your advice last year to buy an engagement ring and were quite pleased with the result, so we’re back. This time, we need your advice on earrings. My wife likes setting SKU 28018YCY from James Allen, so we’ll need round diamonds. We were looking at SKU 184164 and 188107; are these a good …


Q&A: What Can I Get for a $3000-3500 Budget?

I know I probably shouldn’t be doing this, but I have been talking to my significant other about rings lately, and I am very curious as to what he would be able to get for around $3000-3500… I would like to have something close to a carat, but is that type of budget for a …


Q&A: Looking for Half Ct. Round Cut for Bezel Setting

After much searching and bouncing back and forth, I have decided to go with a simple, but elegant white gold ring with a bezel-set diamond, not unlike this ring from etsy.com: http://www.etsy.com/listing/125790827/rose-gold-solitaire-diamond-engagement?ref=correlated_featured I have decided after reading your website that it is probably in my best interest to purchase a loose stone online and have …


Q&A: To Upgrade Diamond or Not to Upgrade?

Hello, I recently used the invaluable info on your site to help me choose a ring from james allen. The ring is great and I should just be happy about my purchase, however, when i look at the diamond it has a slight yellow warmness to it that the tiny diamonds in the setting do …


Q&A: Looking for Princess Cut for $9K Budget

Have been searching for a Princess cut at 1.40ct-1.55ct below 9k budget using your advice/filters from the site. Then I found this guy, and totally messed up my search: http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/1.72-carat-i-color-vs2-clarity-sku-197845#a_aid=dmnd1357 I would like to stay under the 9k budget, but I have to admit, the size of this diamond has persuaded me to think bigger. …


Q&A: Looking for Princess Cut for $2K Budget

I am currently beginning to look for an engagement ring. When I discussed with my girlfriend some of her requests/ideas she suggested that she would like a princess cut diamond. I have a setting that I fell in love with on James Allen and it has 8 round diamonds, channel set. Here is a link …


Q&A: Looking for 0.9-1.0 Ct. Emerald Cut

Hello, your website has been a huge help! I’m a bit of a research junkie, and stumbled across your website as I was searching. After consulting with (her) friends and family, I’ve chosen to go with an Emerald Cut Diamond for my (soon to be I hope!) Fiancee. To make a long story short I …


Q&A: Looking for 1.7 Ct. Round Cut

Thanks for all the info on the website, really sensible advice making the process so much more transparent and easier. I noted that there was an option to get advice from your team before making the diamond purchase and was hoping to get your input choosing from james allen. Was basically after something eye clear …


Q&A: Looking for Round Cut for $2750 Budget

I asked a question yesterday (see below) but I realized I left out some important information. The diamond I am looking for is a round brilliant cut diamond and here’s an example of a setting I like: http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/pave/18k-yellow-gold-2.2mm-pave-diamond-engagement-ring-item-2321#a_aid=dmnd1357 What me and my girlfriend like most about diamonds is the sparkle (fire and brilliance it is …


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