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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: Looking for Cushion Cut over 2 Cts. in $13-17K Range

Q&A: Looking for Cushion Cut over 2 Cts. in $13-17K Range

Your site has been a tremendous help to me. I am sure others are as grateful for your unbiased advice as I am. I am hoping you can recommend a few cushion cut diamonds in the $13-17k range. I am looking for a stone that is 2-2.3 carats and is cut close to a 1:1 …


Q&A: In Search of Cushion Cut for Tiffany Novo Setting, Under $8K

I am looking to buy a cushion cut diamond for around $8000 or less from James Allen. I want it to be as square as possible and around the 1.2-1.3 carat size minimum and at least G colour. I was wondering if you would be able to help me know what the best ones are? …


Q&A: Looking for Cushion Cut to Mount in Neil Lane Engagement Ring

I’m almost brain dead in lookng for a cushion cut diamond on-line that will go nicely on a Neil Lane Bridal ring my wife picked out (see link below) and stay close to $3000 without sacraficing the quality/look of the diamond on the ring. http://www.jared.com/en/jaredstore/engagement—wedding/neil-lane-bridal–153%3b-14k-gold-1-1-8-ct-tw-diamond-ring-setting-56190020099–1/100222/100222.100224.100234 She wants the modern facet structure but without the crush …


Q&A: Looking for High Quality Princess Cut for My Perfectionist Princess ;-)

I would love some advice. Feeling a little overwhelmed with the options out there. I am looking for either a round or princess (strongly leaning princess) cut diamond. I have been following Blue Nile but recently heard of James Allen and would be open to either. I have a total budget of $8,000-9,000 and would …


Q&A: Looking for Biggest Round Cut Diamond for $5K Budget and White Gold Setting

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this website and the diamond education it provides. I’m at the point where I’m ready to buy and have decided on a setting I found on James Allen (Danhov AE100 14k white gold). That said, I have a total budget of about 8k and the setting takes about 3,100. Leaving me with …


Q&A: How NOT to ask us for Help

Q&A: How NOT to ask us for Help

Michael FriedAfter some deliberation between Michael and myself, we decided to post this Q&A.  As I wrote in my article, The Diamond Pro.Pro, it’s perfectly fair and understandable to question why we do what we do.  That’s why I wrote that article.  We felt, however, that this guy’s belligerent threats were completely uncalled for – …


Q&A: Looking for Cushion Cut for $4K Budget & Custom Setting

I have learned a lot reading the articles on your site and appreciate what you are doing to help those of us with little or no knowledge of diamonds. I have the setting picked out already. It will be custom made out of 14k gold to look like this: http://www.knoxjewelers.biz/products/design-1712 I have around a $4000 …


Q&A: Looking for 1.5Ct+ Round Cut for $15K Total Budget

I am looking for an engagement ring on James Allen thats no less than 1.50 ct, preferably in the 1.70 ct range. The maximum I’m looking to spend is $15k everything included (I live in Canada so I expect to pay around $1500 duty). Below is a link for one that I like and was …


Q&A: “Truth About Diamonds ROCKS!!! (pun intended)”

Q&A: “Truth About Diamonds ROCKS!!! (pun intended)”

Hi! Am looking to buy a diamond ring to replace my original. Saw this at Blue Nile and printed it for an example when I head out in the morning. Celebrating our 28th Anniversary, and DON’T have a clue…Going to Gold n Diamonds, in Memphis, TN. Just wondered what you think of this? Here’s a …


Q&A: “Your website is insanely helpful…”

Q&A: “Your website is insanely helpful…”

I am in the market for an engagement ring and really know nothing. Your website is insanely helpful and led to try contacting you. I’m not 100% on what I want but near positive that i’m in the market for a simple solitaire on platinum or white gold. I really don’t know how much setting …


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