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 0.50 Ct. Round Diamond for a Cathedral Solitaire Setting

Hi, I’ve been looking for a nice 0.5 carat round diamond for an engagement ring – just wanted to get your opinions on this one that I’ve found: Blue Nile LD00060342 I’m looking for something that has excellent value and looks great without spending too much, around the vicinity of $2k! The diamond you found …


Q&A: Choosing a Round Diamond for a White Gold Ring With $3,000 Total Budget

Hi, I’m looking in BN for an engagement ring of around € 3.000. My idea is to get a diamond between 0.9 and 0.95 ct. Here some examples: Diamond: Blue Nile LD10930704 Blue Nile LD11078904 Could you give me your opinion, also based on the setting I have chosen: Setting : Nouveau Knife Edge Six Claw …



Q&A: Looking for a Diamond Pendant Within a $1,300 Budget

I’m interested in a half carat round diamond, ~1.3K$. What style setting (solitaire, pave/side stones/halo) and metal (yellow/white gold, platinum) do you want to use? This may affect the colors that I recommend for the center diamond (as we explain in our post on color). I need the diamond for a pendant and I don’t …


Q&A: Help Finding a 1.30 Ct. Round Diamond for a Yellow Gold Solitaire Setting

Hello. I’m currently looking for a round diamond for a yellow gold solitaire setting. Approx 1-1.30 carat. I currently have one picked out, but I would love any further suggestions/recommendations. My budget is 6-7k. Here is the link to my selected diamond: Blue Nile LD11003764 I wouldn’t go with the diamond you selected. It’s cut …



Q&A: Help Finding a Round Diamond for Around $2,800 Budget

Hi there. I am interested in receiving one of your one time codes for Blue Nile, and also asking your advice on a couple of diamonds before I make a purchase. Can I ask approximately how many days notice I should give you when asking you to evaluate my potential purchase? Thanks so much for …


Q&A: Experience Shopping for a Diamond Pendant on a $1,500 Budget

Have been eyeing this necklace for a LONG time. Especially like the adjustable chain length. Have compared it to diamonds elsewhere, and the price of $1,460 seems right for a .50 ct, VS2, Clarity I diamond. Would love your opinion! https://www.costco.com/Round-Brilliant-0.50-ct-VS2-Clarity%2c-I-Color-Diamond-14kt-White-Gold-Solitaire-Necklace.product.100304771.html I wouldn’t recommend that diamond. It lacks any kind of legit certification and you …


Q&A: Help Choosing a Cushion Cut Diamond With a $5k Budget

Hi, I’m looking for an cushion cut diamond halo ring in yellow gold. I like the more rectangular look opposed to the square around at 1.5 carat. Is that possible for around $5000? These are the largest eye-clean options I can recommend for 5k: Blue Nile LD10161736 Blue Nile LD10136583 Blue Nile LD10528139 They have …



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