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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 a D Colored Princess Cut Diamond with Around $3k Budget

Hi! I am looking for a princess cut diamond. Carat 0.71 – 0.73. Colour D VVS1 – VS1 Exc Polish Exc Symmetry No Fluorescence Table % 67 – 72 Depth % 64 – 72 Crystal and pinpoint only – no clouds and no feathers. Inclusions must not be directly under the table. Eye-clean. I welcome …


Q&A: Experience Shopping for Diamond Studs on a 4k Budget

Hello, Checking out getting a pair of diamond studs, good quality around 3/4ct each and under $2k and ran into your contact info – I need some advise. Have you found a pair yet or are you looking for info now? I’m checking Blue Nile for earrings with platinum baskets and diamonds that are VS2-VS1 …



Q&A: Help Choosing an Emerald Cut Diamond With a $4,000 Budget

I am considering this diamond. Am I paying up too much for the color and IF? Thanks. Blue Nile LD13233879 Blue Nile LD13233879– That stone is nice. But we don’t recommend overpaying for such a high clarity/color. However, it’s a matter of personal taste and preference. If you want to stick with IF D diamonds, …


Q&A: Choosing a Princess Cut Diamond for a Pave Setting With Up to $9,000 Budget

I am trying to purchase an engagement ring for my girlfriend on Blue Nile and my budget is $9,000. I would like to get the best quality diamond with the setting I selected Riviera Pavé Diamond Engagement Ring Platinum (5/8 ct. tw.) which is $2,490. Blue Nile LD13368544 What is the best quality princess cut …






Q&A: Help Choosing a Colorless Round Diamond With a $12.5k Budget

Hi. I am looking for a round diamond, 1.4-1.6 ct (closer to 1.4 is fine, will sacrifice size for cut), color grade H-G or higher, up to $12.5k for the diamond, platinum solitaire setting. The most important thing for me is the cut. I would go with Brian Gavin, but I want a James Allen …


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