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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: Experience Shopping for Diamond Studs Within a $1,600-$2,000 Budget

I have read all the documentation but would like for some assistance with purchasing total weight .75 to 1.0 . There is some much to determine etc and want to make sure I purchase best I can. Will purchase from your recommend vendor. Please advise. Are you looking for studs? What shape of diamonds would …



Q&A: Help Finding a Round Diamond for Around £7,500 Budget

Help! I’m looking for a round brilliant diamond to be set in a white gold, halo and pave style setting which can be set with a diamond of maximum carat 1.38 so I’m looking to get the biggest diamond to set within my budget of £7,500 that looks colourless and also eye clean. I’ve followed …


Q&A: Looking for an Oval-Shaped Diamond With a $12,000 Budget

Hi there! I’d like to ask your opinion on this diamond? Does it have terrible bowtie effect? www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/2.02-carat-f-color-vs2-clarity-sku-7373033?a_aid=dmnd1357 Do you think you could also request the GIA report for that diamond? Seeing the certificate, I’ll be able to give you well-informed feedback. Thank you for your response. This is the report. Thank you. The diamond …


Q&A: Looking for an Elongated Cushion Cut Diamond for a Pave Setting Within a $12k Budget

I have a few diamonds Im choosing between on James Allen and would like some help choosing based on you all’s expertise. www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/1.91-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-sku-3667571?a_aid=dmnd1357 www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/2.01-carat-i-color-vvs2-clarity-sku-2209189?a_aid=dmnd1357 www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/2.00-carat-i-color-vs1-clarity-sku-7237514?a_aid=dmnd1357 www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/2.02-carat-d-color-si1-clarity-sku-7166683?a_aid=dmnd1357 www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/1.92-carat-g-color-si1-clarity-sku-7379839?a_aid=dmnd1357 www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/1.91-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-sku-3667571?a_aid=dmnd1357 This diamond is cut a bit too deep and it not eye-clean. Also, the black windowing on the sides would not look good in person, I try …


Q&A: Choosing a 1.50 Ct. Emerald Cut Diamond For a Yellow Gold Setting

Hi, I recently purchased an engagement ring from James Allen. The order is currently processing but I was hoping to get your take on the diamond (unfortunately didn’t find out about your site until the order was placed). My girlfriend really likes the look of an emerald cut diamond set East-to-West on a yellow gold …



Q&A: Choosing a Cushion Cut Diamond for a Rose Gold Setting Within a $3,000 Budget

Hi, I’m currently looking for a cushion cut diamond to be set into a rose gold solitaire ring (he setting in the link below) Petite Solitaire Engagement Ring I have read through your guides on cushion cut diamonds (which are extremely informative) and I think the two diamonds in the links below from Blue Nile …


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