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: Best “True Hearts” Diamond for $8200 Budget

If you had to choose between these two diamonds – which would you choose? https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/G-VS2-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1317097.asp https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/G-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1344952.asp My budget is $8,200 max and I would like a diamond that shines and sparkles the most (hence why I am only looking at TH diamonds). I am open to Ideal cut diamonds but I have seen the TH …



Q&A: Best Asscher Cut Diamond for $10K Budget

Q&A: Best Asscher Cut Diamond for $10K Budget

[Q&A starts as response to this posting — click here] Ira- do you have any idea why this diamond seems to be so discounted for its color? i know the clarity is low – am i missing something???? the clarity seems to be miss categorized. Top Recommended Vendors Blue Nile Blue Nile is the largest and …


Q&A: Question about Diamond Inclusions

I purchased a diamond from JamesAllen that has twinning wisps and feather inclusions. I just want to be absolutely sure this diamond is sound and these inclusions cannot be seen visually or cause the diamond to crack in the future. I attached a link of the diamond. Your help is much appreciated.. https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/G-SI2-Ideal-Cut-Cushion-Diamond-1311839.asp Top Recommended …


Q&A: Seeking 1 Carat Round Diamond for Tension Setting

Hi Ira, You have a great site and all the information has been very educational. However, I still find myself confused and having a difficult time making a decision with so many choices. I have picked out the setting and like one of the previous readers the diamond will be set in a tension setting …


Q&A: Round 0.75 Carat Diamond that Really Sparkles

I’m going to purchase a diamond from James Allen. I want a diamond in the 3/4 carat range. Cut: Ideal cut,I want to make sure it really sparkles. Color: Near colorless. Clarity: Eye clean. I want to spend around $2000 for the stone. Could go a little higher if there was a good deal. I …


Q&A: In Search of White Asscher for $5K Budget

Q&A: In Search of White Asscher for $5K Budget

I was looking at your site and I think it has a lot of great information, me and my boyfriend are currently shopping for an engagement ring… I found a setting that I really like, it’s fairly simple, platinum with a tapered baggette and round stone on each side, and am thinking of a princess …



Q&A: Confused about James Allen Diamond Photos

I have literaly been looking at diamonds all night for the last week. I have it narrowed down to specifications but now looking at the 10x photos, I’m not sure if the diamonds with the dark black arrows are going to be more brilliant and sparkly or the diamonds with the light gray arrows. Confused. …


Q&A: Round or Oval, Best Deal for a 3 Carat Diamond

Q&A: Round or Oval, Best Deal for a 3 Carat Diamond

I have really enjoyed reading your site over the past few months. My boyfriend and I recently celebrated the 2-year anniversary of our relationship, and I expect that he will propose sometime in the next 6 months. I told him absolutely under no circumstances to buy a diamond in a store, or to do it …


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