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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: Advice for Engagement Ring Diamond

I was hoping to get a recommendation on a diamond. I’m planning to purchase the diamond and engagement ring tomorrow and would like to get a sanity check from you. The ring will be item: https://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/contemporary-rings/ring/item_500-7619.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357 I’ve narrowed the diamond search down to these three choices: https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/I-VS2-Premium-Cut-Round-Diamond-1314155.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357 https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/I-VS1-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1329613.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357 and https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-VS2-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1314051.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357 Since the ring is fairly …


Q&A: Looking for Best Princess Cut for $2000

I’ve been reading your site for over a year, finally decided to get engaged. I am looking for a princess cut and my budget is $3500, would like at least a 1 carat. Here is what I found so far based on what I read from your site: (biggest one, but worried about color, flor, …


Q&A: Sleepless in Diamond Land

I know you are very busy, but this has been one of the most stressful things I have ever done in my life. I am glad that I have found your site as it is very informative. I have been looking at these diamonds. looking to spend around 3.5 to 4k. Item: https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1288429.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357 Item: https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1320535.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357 Item: https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/G-VS2-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1315296.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357 Item: https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/G-VS2-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1314167.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357 …



Q&A: Sometimes People Just Want a Little Affirmation

I first wanted to say that I love your site and have been using it a lot to help educate myself while looking for a diamond to propose with. I am sold on buying from James Allen and I think I have narrowed it down to two diamonds but would like your opinion on them …


Q&A: Looking to Switch Away from Blue Nile Purchase

Hi Ira! I purchased an 80-point IF G-color diamond with what looks to be an excellent cut from Blue Nile. I am waiting on a ship date as my fiance-to-be wanted to have chevron prongs instead of the round prongs with a basket… My question is, do you have any alternative diamonds you could suggest …


Q&A: Sometimes They Read My Articles and Get it Right on Their Own!

Hi Ira, I first wanted to say that I love your site and have been using it a lot to help educate myself while looking for a diamond to propose with. I am sold on buying from James Allen and I think I have narrowed it down to two diamonds but would like your opinion …




Q&A: Seeking out an Eye-Clean I1 Clarity Diamond for a Great Deal

Thank you for your website. Based on what I’ve learned and from doing some searches I think the following might be a good engagement ring combination, but I thought it might be good to run it by you before I purchase. It’s for a woman named Tamar. I thought you’d appreciate that since I saw …


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