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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 Antique Style Cushion Cut for $7K Budget

Q&A: Looking for Antique Style Cushion Cut for $7K Budget

Can you help me identify a few choices of cushion cut diamonds in the same range as the one in this post? https://www.diamonds.pro/2009/11/19/best-cushion-cut-diamond-for-5000-1-22-carat-g-color-si2-clarity-gia-certified/ Cushion Cut 1.10 – 1.40 ct. (Preferably around 6.50mm x 6.00mm or larger) G-H color Eye clean Budget: Around $7k Thank you. Top Recommended Vendors James Allen James Allen is the leader …


Q&A: Looking for Round Brilliant Stone for $8K Budget and White Gold Pave Setting

I’m looking for a Brilliant round cut in the $8,000 price range. Can you help me out? Top Recommended Vendors James Allen James Allen is the leader in online diamond sales. Their imaging technology is the same as inspecting a diamond with a jeweler’s loupe. They have the largest exclusive loose diamond inventory online and …


Q&A: Looking for Round Brilliant for $10-11K Budget

I was browsing around James Allen for a round brilliant diamond in the 10k-11k range. I was looking for something that would look eye clean and maximize carat weight. What do you think about these 2 diamonds that I found? https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-VS2-Excellent-Cut-Round-Diamond-1537125.asp https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-VS2-Excellent-Cut-Round-Diamond-1522030.asp Leaning towards the first one. Thanks for your feedback. Top Recommended Vendors James …


Q&A: Looking for 2Ct.+ Princess or Round Cut in Australia

Q&A: Looking for 2Ct.+ Princess or Round Cut in Australia

I’m just looking to purchase a Princess Cut diamond and details below: Diamond Details Price: AU$ 30,891 Carat weight: 2.05 Cut: Good Colour: D Clarity: VVS1 Depth %: 72.5% Table %: 79% Polish: Excellent Symmetry: Very Good Girdle: Slightly Thick to Thick Culet: None Fluorescence: Medium Blue Measurements: 7.07 x 6.84 x 4.96 mm Length/width …


Q&A: In Need of 2nd Opinion on 1 Ct. Princess Cut Stone

This is a great website and service that you have. I will appreciate if you can look at this diamond and let me know your opinion: https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-VVS2-Ideal-Cut-Princess-Diamond-1506014.asp Top Recommended Vendors James Allen James Allen is the leader in online diamond sales. Their imaging technology is the same as inspecting a diamond with a jeweler’s loupe. …


Q&A: Looking for 2nd Opinion on 0.57 Princess Cut

I need your advice. I’m on a budget. What do you think about this online engagement ring that I’m planning to buy on BlueNile. GIA Report: 2145454200 Mes: 4.39 x 4.34 x 3.48mm Carat: .57 Color: H Clarity: VS2 Thank you for you help! Top Recommended Vendors James Allen James Allen is the leader in …


Q&A: Looking for Princess Cut for White Gold Solitaire Setting for $2000-2500 Budget

Hello and thank you for your site and the information here. I have spent time reading the articles and reviews during my engagement ring search. I have used the information I found here when visiting several local jewelry shops as well and looking at the online retailers. Based on what I have seen and heard …


Q&A: Looking for 1.7 Ct. Round Cut for White Gold Solitaire Setting

I was just about to buy from Blue Nile when I saw your article. I am looking for a 6 prong solitaire ring with 1.7 carat, round diamond. Looking at around at 10K mark. Any suggestions would be great. Top Recommended Vendors James Allen James Allen is the leader in online diamond sales. Their imaging …



Q&A: Looking for Best Round Cut for $1500 Budget

Hi, I’ve been looking to purchase an engagement ring in the $1500 range. To be honest, bigger is better, but at the same, I don’t want to lose too much quality. I’ve been browsing a couple of sites, but this is one I found that I thought was a good match. https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/I-SI1-Excellent-Cut-Round-Diamond-1531414.asp Do you have …


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