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: Choosing a 1 Ct. Round Diamond for a White Gold Solitaire Setting with for Around $5k Budget

Great website, hope I read it carefully enough! Just found this stone and wonder if you think it´s a good deal: http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.00-carat-j-color-vvs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-246400?a_aid=dmnd1357 My budget is around 5000 $, it will be a classic 6-prong solitaire setting in white gold. Other options: http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.06-carat-j-color-vvs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-135175?a_aid=dmnd1357 http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.01-carat-j-color-vs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-148118?a_aid=dmnd1357 My alternative is to stick to 0.7-0.8 carat and get a true …

Q&A: Seeking a Second Opinion on a 1.55 Ct. E VVS2 Round Diamond for $26.4k

I am looking to purchase a diamond and really could use someone’s opinion. Shape: Round Brilliant Measurements: 7.46 – 7.48 x 4.62mm Carat Weight: 1.55 carat Color Grade: E Clarity Grade: VVS2 (3 pin holes – no other comments, report is pretty clean) Cut Grade: Excellent Polish: Excellent Symmetry: Excellent Fluorescence: None Culet: None Table: …

Q&A: Choosing a 1.2 Ct. Diamond for a White Gold Pave Setting

My BF and I are looking for the best value we can get for a round cut diamond around 1.2ct. It will be in a 14k white gold pave ring like this: http://gabrielny.com/amavida/style/ER7432W44JJ I found these 2 that seem like they would be eye clean. What do you think? Also, will a J color stone …

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