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: Looking for a 1 Ct. Oval-Shaped Diamond

Hello, I am searching for an oval diamond ring and stumbled across your website. I know it is very difficult to assess oval cuts so I wanted to ask you guys for your opinion. I have linked an oval diamond below this message from James Allen and wanted to ask what you guys thought of …


Q&A: Help Finding a 2 Ct. Round Diamond for a White Gold Micro-Pave Setting

Hello! I am looking at buying a diamond in the next couple of months here, and am quite interested in doing so online because I can save so much. I would like something right around 2 carats (plus or minus 0.2 carats or so, but preferably close to 2), with Very Good or better cut …


Q&A: Looking for a Pear-Shaped Diamond for a Halo Setting Within a $7k Budget

Looking for advice on buying a pear shaped diamond for a halo setting, around 1-1.2 carat weight. Looking to spend around $7000 and obviously want to get the best diamond for my money. I also found this stone on James Allen and was wondering if you could give your opinion. Thank you! www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/pear-shaped/1.16-carat-g-color-vvs1-clarity-sku-4221149?a_aid=dmnd1357 The diamond …



Q&A: Looking for an Oval-Shaped Diamond Within a $25k-$35k Budget

Hello, I am interested in buying an engagement ring and am hoping for some buying advice. This will be a big investment for me, so I want to make sure I am picking the ideal diamond and am not getting ripped off. My budget is between $25K and $35K. My girlfriend has given me some …



Q&A: Experience Shopping for a Stunning Halo Ring on a $4,5k Budget

Q&A: Experience Shopping for a Stunning Halo Ring on a $4,5k Budget

Hi, I’m looking for an engagement ring and would appreciate your advice. First on the ring. My girlfriend likes white gold or platinum, halo, and pave rings. She also wants the band to be on the thinner side. Based on this I’ve chosen this ring from James Allen: 14K WHITE GOLD PETITE DIAMOND HALO ENGAGEMENT …



Q&A: Looking for a Round Diamond for a Rose Gold Pave Setting With a $3,500 Budget

Hi, First of all, like many users thanks so much for this website, has given me so much info to make my search easier! I’m looking for a loose diamond for a custom setting that I’m having made. It will be a solitaire diamond, white gold band, maybe with a few small sidestones but haven’t …


Q&A: Choosing a Round Diamond With $5,000k Budget

Is this a good deal for the diamond? www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.90-carat-g-color-vs2-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-4369649?a_aid=dmnd1357 The cut is ideal and inclusions are minimal from what I can see from the 360 view. I wanted to keep my budget at 4000 but I can’t seem to find anything near what I want for that price. Thank you! The stone is beautiful with …


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