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: Round Cut for $15K, Please

Q&A: Round Cut for $15K, Please

Hi I am looking for an engagement ring with the following setting in platinum http://www.bluenile.com/half-moon-diamond-engagement-ring-platinum_27484 I would like advise on picking a 1.75-2.0 round diamond in the $11,000-$13,000 range. Let me know what you think of this setting and if I should buy it from Blue Nile or somewhere else.


Q&A: Looking for 1.5 Ct. Round Cut

It’s that time and I’m looking for an engagement ring. I’m trying to find one that is ~1.5 carats and ~$10,000. Diamond most also be round. After doing some digging on Blue Nile I think I have decided to stick between these ranges to get the most for my money. By most I mean biggest …


Q&A: 2nd Opinion on 1.1 Ct. Princess Cut

I am so happy I found your site and have been pouring over your articles to learn more about maximizing my dollar in purchasing a ring for my soon to be fiance. Thank you so much for putting your knowledge out there to help us make informed decisions when purchasing diamonds/rings! I am searching for …


Q&A: Cushion Cut for $6-7K Budget

First off, I want to say thank you for creating this website. It is truly awesome!! I am interested in a cushion cut diamond in a halo setting. I want the finished product to look like a photo uploaded to your site’s ring gallery (link below). https://www.diamonds.pro/ring-gallery/cushion-cut-diamond-with-halo-setting/ My budget is approximately $8K total. Assuming $2500 …


Q&A: Diamond for 3 Stone WG Setting

I absolutely love your site and I really want to thank you for taking the time to help some of us clueless guys out! Can I get some advice on purchasing a center diamond for this ring? http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/three-stone/18k-white-gold-three-stone-princess-and-pave-set-diamond-engagement-ring-item-1668?a_aid=dmnd1357 My budget is roughly $4500 (including the ring itself) so I know I don’t have a whole …


Q&A: Princess or Round for Halo Pave Setting

Q&A: Princess or Round for Halo Pave Setting

Hello! I’m at the very beginning stages of purchasing a diamond engagement ring for my girlfriend and came across this website while trying to educate myself. I’m hopeful you can help! She has semi-wide fingers around 7-7.5 size ring finger so don’t want it to be too tiny. She really liked the halo princess cut …


Q&A: Brilliant Earth Vs. James Allen

Hi, I’d like to start off by telling you I sure am glad I found your site!!! My fiance proposed about a month ago, and did so with a sapphire ring that matched an earring/bracelet set he gave me in the past….but he said he wanted me to pick out my engagement ring, and that …


Q&A: Round Cut for $8K Budget

I have been spending the last month or so looking for an engagement ring both online and in store. Your site is far and away the best information I’ve found. I’ve decided to go with James Allen because of it. I think I have a pretty good idea of what I’m looking for based upon …



Q&A: Looking for Princess Cut for Channel Setting

I’ve been very impressed with your site’s educational materials and the Q&A section. I’ve been looking for a princess cut diamond to go with this setting with a budget of $2500. http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/channel-set/platinum-channel-set-princess-shaped-diamond-engagement-ring-item-1521?a_aid=dmnd1357 Its been my goal to maximize the surface area of the diamond, since from what I understand that’s what makes the diamond appear …


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