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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 Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Love the website! I wrote a paper in college about the diamond industry, De Beers, the initial marketing of diamonds, etc. So understandably I want to make sure I do my research, and get the best bang for the buck. I’d like to get your expert help in picking a diamond. I’ve settled on a …


Q&A: Best Round, Princess, or Radiant for $4000 Budget

I’m looking for a solitaire diamond ring for my wife. My budget would ideally be under $4000-4500 and I would like the best stone for the money. I’m looking at stones between 0.80 – 0.95 carat that are round or princess cut. My wife likes sparkly stones, so it would need to have an ideal …


Q&A: Princess Cut, Fluorescence & Sapphires

I am currently in the planning stage of ring shopping, and you website has been incredibly helpful. After reading through your site, and doing lots of recon, I’ve been looking at diamonds and settings trying to make a plan and a budget. I do have a few questions: After browsing through settings on James Allen, …


Q&A: Round Cut Diamond to Fit $7-8,000 Budget

First off and I know you get it a lot but your website is one of the most informative sites on this or any topic that I have seen! As an engineer I love the scientific aspect of diamond shopping. Your site was great in educating me and allowing me to search for the best …


Q&A: Two Carat Diamond Stud Earrings

Great web site. Thank you for providing all this great insight. I’m interested in buying a 2 carat total weight round diamond studs in a white gold 4 prong wire basket setting for my wife. I wanted to ask if you would consider helping me pick one (either through an online vendor or your buying …


Q&A: Buying Emerald Cut Diamond in the UK

Your website has provided me with some valuable advice, I really knew nothing before visiting it. I’m looking to purchase a ring, I’m UK based and have a £1,500 ring budget. I’ve seen this diamond: Blue Nile LD01195010 which seems to be a good balance of price/carat/cut/colour/clarity. What do you think? Many thanks Top Recommended …


Q&A: Round Brilliant Solitaire Diamond

I have spent a few days learning the basics on your site and have found it extremely informative. I hope you can help with a suggestion based on my parameters: Round Brilliant Diamond around 1.5ct and under $11,500 for the stone. I plan on mounting as a solitaire on a very simple platinum band so …


Q&A: Setting with Side Stones

I wonder if you could spare me 5 minutes and help me find a diamond to suit the ring i’m thinking of getting: https://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/settings-with-sidestones/ring/item_58-3930.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357 I read on your ”Diamond Color” page that for ring with side stones you should match or go better with the colour of the centre stone – these pave are F/G …


Q&A: Best Princess Cut for $3000 Budget

Your website has been so influential on my diamond buying journey.. I would love some help to sift through perhaps what I should buy! I’m looking for: 1. Best diamond for fixed budget of 2.5-3k (total) 2. Princess cut 3. The best value for the least noticeable (I-H?) 4. Eye-clean for the best value!! (SI1-2?) …


Q&A: Canadian Princess

I have begun my search of an engagement ring and I have to be honest all the information is quite overwhelming. In addition, it can be hard to decipher between what is a sales pitch information and what is true advice. From mainly researching on your site it has helped me narrow down what I …


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