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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 Best Deal on “Chunky Cushion” Cut Diamond for $1K Budget

Q&A: Looking for Best Deal on “Chunky Cushion” Cut Diamond for $1K Budget

Hi Ira..Before i begin, i would like to say that if it wasn’t for your blog, i would not have found James Allen. (I was super impressed with BlueNile initially and i decided to read up on reviews..Thats how i found your site :)) Ok here’s my story My boyfriend gave me a budget of …


Q&A: Searching for Round Diamond with Sparkle for $6500 Budget

Q&A: Searching for Round Diamond with Sparkle for $6500 Budget

I am currently educating myself and trying to find the best loose diamond that I can in my budget. Until I read your site, I was planning to purchase a diamond from www.uniondiamond.com….the price seemed fantastic but after reading about what you have to say about EGL I am now looking for possibly something different. …


Q&A: Recommendation for Round Diamond for $4-5K Budget

Q&A: Recommendation for Round Diamond for $4-5K Budget

Hi, great site! Quick question. I’m in the market for an engagement ring and am looking for a ~1 ct round diamond $4-5K USD. A local family-owned jeweler is recommending what they call an ”eighternity” 1.03 ct diamond with H color and SI2 clarity (GIA) for ~$6500. Obviously it’s over my budget but compared to …


Q&A: Help Buying Round Solitaire Pendant

I am looking for a round solitaire pendant Size – .65 to .75 – setting white gold Cut – Ideal Clarity VS2 or better Color – H or G Flourescence – None to Faint I usually wear diamond studs which are .50 each, and then in my left ear i wear two additional studs totaling …


Q&A: Seeking Round Diamond for $8-9K Budget

I’ve been reading your blog for the last few months, and I’m extremely impressed with all the information. I’m on the market for a round diamond for an engagement ring, and it would be wonderful if you could help me with some suggestions. I have a budget of $8000-$9000 and I’m looking for the best …


Q&A: “Is it possible to get a .7 – .8 Carat Diamond for around $1500-$2000?”

Is it possible to get a .7 – .8 carat diamond for around $1500 to $2000? If so, could you give me some examples? Thanks Top Recommended Vendors James Allen James Allen is the leader in online diamond sales. Their imaging technology is at the point where it’s almost the same as inspecting a diamond …


Q&A: Looking for Eye-clean Round Diamond for $15K Budget

I’m looking to buy an engagement ring with a round stone. Budget 10-15k. I dont consider this an investment so I’m looking for the nicest diamond to look at for the money. Top Recommended Vendors James Allen James Allen is the leader in online diamond sales. Their imaging technology is at the point where it’s …


Q&A: Looking for 1.2-1.5 Carat Princess Cut Diamond for $7K or Less

To start, I just wanted to let you know that I cannot figure out how you can do this, provide a service that is so in-demand and yet specialized, for free. But I appreciate it greatly. The only conclusion I’ve come to is that you just really enjoy helping people and somehow, being the mother …


Q&A: “Perfect Diamond” for Yellow Gold Setting on $3K Budget

Hi! I am trying to help my boyfriend find the perfect diamond for me, for around 3,000 dollars. The setting is yellow gold, it has a round halo with pave diamond accents. http://www.shaneco.com/Catalog/Default.aspx?C0=111&C111=112&C112=3&C3=95&A1=Metal|Yellow+Gold it is the second ring down on the left, it costs $ 895 dollars. We are using the site called Shane Co. …


Q&A: What’s More Important — Clarity or Cut?

I’m looking for a diamond for my wife to be and would welcome your advice. I’m thinking: Size: 1 carat and upwards Shape: Round Colour: F-H Clarity: IF-VVS2 Cut: Ideal, with favourable table and depth percentages and favourable crown and pavillion angles. I want it to really sparkle!! Girdle: Thin to sliglty thick Cutlet: None …


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