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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 Oval Diamond for Around $3,000 Total Budget

Hello, I am in the market for an oval diamond, and have read through your oval cut diamond guide. I plan to purchase a diamond and setting from an online retailer, most likely James Allen. I have familiarized myself with the 4 Cs and some other metrics that are used to get a good idea …


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

Hey Diamond Pros, I’ve been doing my research and read numerous articles, and am closing in on buying an engagement ring. I’m looking at purchasing the diamond online from Blue Nile as they have a store very close to where I’m located if necessary. The setting will be a solitaire 6 prong white gold ring. …


Q&A: Choosing a Round Diamond for a Platinum Bezel Setting With a $5k Budget

Hello, I’m looking at some diamonds on James Allen and my brothers told me to contact you guys for help. I’m looking to spend around $5k and was thinking of a 1 carat ring. But really I’m just looking for the best possible ring for around that price point. Can you guys help me? Round …


Q&A: Looking for a Princess Cut Diamond for a Rose Gold Setting With a $3,200 Budget

Please give me your thoughts on this IGI rated diamond at James Allen: www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/0.90-carat-h-color-vvs2-clarity-sku-7290229?&a_aid=dmnd1357 I realize you recommend the other two rating labs only, but would like to get your thoughts on this particular diamond. Can you please send me the cert so that I can check it for you? Then I’ll be able to …



Q&A: Help Finding a 0.90 Ct. Round Diamond for a Yellow Gold Solitaire Setting

Hi. Firstly thanks for all the information which exists on your site. It’s been really helpful. I have now made a choice on the setting I would like – yellow gold solitaire – but am now unsure whether to go for a round or cushion diamond. Many websites seem to suggest round “looks” the nicest …


Q&A: Choosing a Round Diamond for a Yellow Gold Solitaire Setting With Up to $7,700 Budget

Hello! I am looking a diamond and really like it – 1.55 Carat, VVS1, triple Excellent GIA graded. However, I have been reading your articles about the cut (table 60% and depth 61.8%), and am concerned about how these dimensions might present themselves in the stone’s appearance. How can I tell whether the diamond will …


Q&A: Looking for a Pear-Shaped Diamond for a Platinum Setting Within a $4,000 Budget

I am looking at the two following diamonds at Blue Nile: Blue Nile LD12108737 Blue Nile LD12352382 Would appreciate your opinion if they are good quality and which you feel is the better option or any recommendation on a similar stone. I want to set the diamond in Riviera Pave Diamond Engagement Ring. I’m not …


Q&A: Help Choosing a Round Diamond for a Yellow Gold Ring With a $1,700 Budget

Please review diamonds for me: www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.70-carat-k-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-6998451?a_aid=dmnd1357 www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.58-carat-j-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-3617026?a_aid=dmnd1357 www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.70-carat-h-color-si2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-7055764?a_aid=dmnd1357 What setting style and metal are you planning to go with? Different colors suit different settings better. I’ll be going with yellow gold. I’d prefer the ring itself to just have the single diamond. So no other surrounding smaller diamonds nor diamonds on the setting ring itself. …


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