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: “Thanks…I feel like a diamond expert now.”

I am looking for a princess cut diamond that is I or higher in color and otherwise clean to the eye, and I’m looking to spend around $6000. Other than that, I’m just looking for the biggest carat I can get with the combination of the above variables. Thanks for your help! Top Recommended Vendors …


Q&A: “Might as Well ask an Expert!” about a 1 Carat Princess Diamond

Myself and long-term girlfriend are shopping for engagement rings now and I stubbled across your site… Looks like it may save me a few grand! We were looking at 1 ct princess cuts for a 2mm-solitare setting. Anything under $5500 is ”money in the bank” and I like money in the bank! Was looking at …


Q&A: Ready for Round Diamond, 0.9 Carats

First off I’d like to say I am a huge fan of the site. I’ve spent a lot of time reading the information you have posted. It was nice to find a single source of information with specific recommendations. I’d like the nicest stone I can get for the following parameters: H/I color Eye clean …


Q&A: Looking for Prettiest 1 Carat Round Diamond

I’m hoping you might be able to help me out. Bottom line: I want the prettiest diamond stone I can get for my budget. I definitely want at least 1 ct, but would be interested in anything up to 1.25 ct as long as it’s still ideal cut, eye clean, and near colorless. I’d like …


Q&A: “The diamond world is definitely overwhelming!”

I am currently looking for a loose 1 Carat (or slightly larger) Princess Cut Diamond with the following criteria: Ideal Cut (I realize GIA doesn’t rate this for princess cuts) D-F Colour VVS1-VS2 65-70% Table 65-73% Depth Excellent-Very Good Symmetry/Polish Budget $6000-$8000 I have been reading the information on your site and have taken your …


Q&A: “Best Diamond for My Money”: Round Diamond for $5-7K Budget

I’ve found the website most helpful & was hoping to get your opinion on a few diamonds I am considering purchasing for an engagement right. I have a budget of between 5-7K for the stone, and really want to get the best diamond for my money. Leaning towards buying a round diamond in the J …


Q&A: Best Deal for $2K for Round Diamond

Your great portal had provided me with invaluable information about diamond; I am based in Malaysia and Singapore. I am looking at spending US$2000 for solitaire diamond ring. I would appreciate if you could send me some suggestions. Here is the form below with the following details: best diamond for fixed budget Shape: Round Desired …


Q&A: Looking for 1.7-1.9 Carat Princess Cut Diamond Ring

Hi, I am looking for a diamond ring. I would appreciate it if you could help me out. Here are the details: – Is your goal cheapest price for given parameters, or best diamond for fixed budget? No, it is not. Quality is very important. – Shape Princess shape. – Desired Color Range I, H, …


Q&A: Best Round or Princess Diamond to fit over Diamond Lined Wedding Band

Thanks for your informative website, what a great idea! I am looking for the ’best’ round brilliant or princess diamond in a 5-6K range, not paticular about clarity or colour (maybe, no less than VS2, I) but I’d like at least 1 carat. I already have a wedding band so I’d like a raised, yellow …


Q&A: Need Advice on Best Round Diamond, at Least 0.8 Carats

I’m in the process of purchasing an engagment ring but I wouldlike some assistance. I know she wants atleast .80 carrat wieght in a round diamond that will be going in a white gold cathedral mount 4 or 6 prong. Im a working with a $2500 budget for the whole thing so I need to …


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