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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 an I Colored Round Diamond Within a $5.8k-$6.8k Budget

I am looking for an I colored diamond in the 1.2-1.5 range, GIA grade with a budget of $5,800-$6,800. Would you be able to send over stone from James Allen that you recommend that meet all the criteria for the Diamond Pro? Sure thing! Here you go: Thank you for the options! I …

Q&A: Help Finding a Round Diamond for Around $1,500 Budget

Hi, I’m looking to purchase an engagement ring and looking for something of good quality. Looking to stay around $1,500 for the diamond if possible. I’ve tried to narrow down to a few based on some common recommended measurements I’ve seen. Looking for something of color G and up as well as the clarity being …

Q&A: Experience Shopping for Diamond Studs on a $12.2k Budget

My husband would like to “surprise” me with new diamond studs at Christmas. I would love some help. We are looking for round 1ct each platinum setting. I looked at Blue Nile $12,200 – was wondering if you think this is the best way to go. Thank you. For earring studs, we recommend sticking with …

Q&A: Looking for a Pear or Heart Shape Diamond With a $3,500 Budget

Hello! I’m looking for help finding the right diamond for a custom engagement ring. I’m looking for a pear cut, $3,500 budget (I already have the setting budgeted separately). Priority is cut quality, but I would like to keep color at I or better and clarity at SI1 or better (eye-clean). Most of what I …

Q&A: Help Finding a Round Diamond for Around $10,000 Budget

Hi, I am looking for help selecting a diamond for an engagement ring. I have visited the James Allen site but would like guidance on whether a diamond will be eye clean or not. My budget is $10,000 and I am hoping to find a round diamond in the 1.50 ct range. Let me know …

Q&A: Choosing a 1.00 Ct. Cushion Cut Diamond for a Halo White Gold Setting

Hello, I’m looking for for a cushion cut diamond for an engagement ring. I’ve learned a lot from your site it has been such a great resource thank you. I was wondering if you could guide me a little more. This is what I have so far, my girlfriend wants that setting, but the diamond …

Q&A: Looking for a Round Diamond for a Yellow Gold Pave Ring With a $2k Budget

Hi, I am looking for an engagement ring (somewhere in the range of $2,000) and found this on James Allen. Setting – 18K YELLOW GOLD SOLO INFINITY ENGAGEMENT RING Diamond – My fiance loved the setting, so I am going with this one but I am not sure about the diamond if it is …

Q&A: Help Finding a Round Diamond for Around $3,200 Budget

Hello, I have a budget of $4k give or take. I’m currently looking at a platinum solitaire ring setting that costs around $800 so that leaves me with $3,200 for the diamond +/- tax. I need the ring to be purchased from James Allen since I can pick it up myself without notice. For the …

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