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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: “Please help a first timer out!”

I really need your help on picking out an ideal cut round diamond. I would like to purchase from James Allen on a budget of $3500 or less on ring alone. Getting the most ring size and sparkle is what im after and I know thats your specialty! 🙂 How about .85c or less. Please …

Q&A: Looking for 1Ct. Princess Cut for $4500 Budget

I am looking to buy a 1ct (or about) princess cut stone in 4000 range +/- couple hundred. Looking to set it in a simple solitaire setting. Is this an OK choice? Top Recommended Vendors James Allen James Allen is the leader in online diamond sales. Their imaging technology is the same as inspecting …

Q&A: Looking for Emerald Cut Ring — Modern or Classy Setting?

What do you think of these diamonds? I only know my girlfriend wants an emerald shaped diamond. Which one would you recommend? For the setting, I asked for a price quote on this: We love this Danhov ring! How about you? Posted by James Allen Rings on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 I asked …

Q&A: Looking for “Sparkly” 2Ct.+ Round Cut for $22K Budget

I would like some suggestions on whats out there Looking for a GIA loose round ideal cut diamond. Budget is $22000 and she wants size most importantly (2+ carat) that looks “sparkly”. For color H-J I guess would be the best as I read this in one of your articles. What clarity should I look …

Q&A: Looking for Round Cut 1Ct.+ for Solitaire WG Setting

Thanks for all the information on your website, it has been very helpful! I am contacting you in hopes to get your assistance in picking out a loose diamond. I would like to stick to a GIA diamond as you believe they are most consistent with their evaluation of the diamond. Here are the specs …

Q&A: Looking for Round 1 Ct. Diamond on Blue Nile

I’m currently looking for a ~1 carat round diamond in the price range of $6-7k (AUD). Have done a bit of research and am currently happy with this one: Classic Six-Claw Solitaire Engagement Ring Blue Nile LD02827887 Do you think this is suitable? If not, where can I do better? Thanks for all of your …

Q&A: “I Feel Lost in a World of Sparkles”

Love your Blog,I’m ready to take the plunge with my GF and i am looking for a diamond ring.I live in Australia but plan on proposing when we visit America early 2013. I have read everything on your site and other places and i have reached the stage of reading so much i am back …

Q&A: Looking for Cushion or Princess Cut for $3500 Budget

Thank you for your wonderfully informative website. I have learned so much. I need your assistance in buying an engagement ring. I like this setting, and am looking for a princess cut or cushion cut diamond with a maximum price of $3,500 (closer to $3,000 would be better). Based on the guidance on your …

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 …

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