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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 Biggest Emerald Cut Possible for $2500 Budget

Hi i am hoping you can help me to find the right diamond for my engagement ring. I would like an emerald cut, and for me size is important im hoping for around 1ct or bigger. the budget is 5000. i live in australia, and after meeting with jewelers here i have been told i …


Q&A: Looking for 1-1.5Ct. Round Brilliant Diamond for Solitaire Setting

First, thank you so much for the tremendous website. I feel like I learned more from your site in the hour or so I’ve read the tips and Q&As posted here than I have in the many more hours perusing jewelers and other sites out on the web! I’m in the market for an engagement …


Q&A: Looking for 1 Ct. Emerald Cut Diamond in England

Thank you for providing such an informative website. I am in the process of looking for an engagement ring and the information provided is invaluable. Having considered several bricks and mortar stores I am inclined to order online due to the price savings. I am in England therefore James Allen is difficult for me in …


Q&A: Looking for 1/2 Ct. Round Brilliant Stone for 18K Gold Solitaire Setting

Hi there, what a great site! I’m looking for a diamond for an engagement ring around the $500-$1000 range. (700-1200 including the ring. $1000 would be perfect) Been reading your articles about the 4Cs, so i know to look for what looks nice,and not expensive or better clarity. I’ve been to some jewelry stores and …


Q&A: Looking for 1 Ct. Emerald Cut Diamond for Platinum Wedding Set

We are thinking of purchasing a wedding set in platinum with a 1ct emerald cut centre stone. It is a halo style ring set and the stone is GIA cert. the specs are I color vvs2 6.68×4.92×3.46 excellent polish and symmetry 71% table 70.3% depth. There are approx 46 stones surrounding the centre diamond and …


Q&A: Looking for 1.5 Ct. Princess Cut Diamond for $12K Budget

I have been reading the reviews and have decided to ask your advice. I am looking for approx a 1.5 carat princess cut diamond. I have been online at James Allen and see a couple that catch my eye but im not sure what the best value diamond would be. My search criteria is the …



Q&A: Looking for 1.5-2 Ct Princess Cut Diamond for Channel Pave Setting

Q&A: Looking for 1.5-2 Ct Princess Cut Diamond for Channel Pave Setting

I’m looking for a diamond for my girlfriend, she hasn’t decided on a setting yet, but she wants a princess cut. I’ve been reading your blog for a while and I’m glad I did! Top Recommended Vendors Blue Nile Blue Nile is the largest and most well known internet jewelry seller. They have a very …


Q&A: “This site is a revelation…and I applaud you for it.”

I want to start off by saying that this site is a revelation. Finding an unbiased opinion, backed by experience and a great deal of industry knowledge is priceless. It is evident that you enjoy your work, and I applaud you for it. I am looking for an engagement ring for my girlfriend of 8 …


Q&A: Need Second Opinion on 1.25 Ct. Round Diamond at Brian Gavin Diamonds

I have just found this site and wish I had sooner. I am just about to pull the trigger on a 1.25 g vs2 and have some last minute concerns with the inclusions on the lab report. I really would like to get your opinion on this https://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/1.250-g-vs2-round-diamond-ags-104059709146 Please let me know if you could, …


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