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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: Help in Choosing Between 2 Diamonds on James Allen

I love this site. Thank so much for your kindness in helping me. The #1314209 diamond at James Allen is the one I’m interested in. Its a little over my budget which I’d like to keep at 3500 or below for the stone, but if this is an exceptional diamond I’d be willing to go that …


Q&A: Searching for Simple yet Classy Round Cut Diamond

I’m glad I stumbled upon your site. I was hoping you could help me pick out a proper diamond. I like this setting the best of all. https://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/settings-with-matching-bands/Platinum-Thin-Cross-Prong-Diamond-Wedding-Set.html Before I even found the setting above I did not know if I wanted a Round Cut or a Princess Cut. I’m looking to spend between to …


Q&A: In Search of Round Half Carat Diamond for $1500 Budget

I love your site! I’m looking for a diamond for an engagement ring. Here are my parameters: At least 0.5 carat At most $1,500 for the diamond Round shaped I’m going with either white gold or platinum setting I like the color to be colorless to the eye Ideal cut Also I don’t want any …


Q&A: In Search of 1 Carat Princess Cut Diamond for $4K Budget

I know almost nothing about diamonds or diamond rings. I have heard that the best way to get value for money is to buy a diamond separately, and then get a ring designed at a jeweler, often copying a ”branded” (i.e. Tiffany’s , etc) ring for a fraction of the price. I have heard that …


Q&A: Looking for Princess Diamond for $3000 Budget

I just wanted to write a quick thank you message for putting up this website. I’m in the market for an engagement ring and while there are other sites out there that provide education, this is by far the most helpful site I’ve come across. The amount of knowledge and the way you explain everything …


Q&A: K Color & Round Versus Princess Cut Diamond

Do you charge for advice or only for actually going to select the diamonds in person? If there’s no charge for advice on the Internet, I have a couple of questions for you and would really appreciate your help. I’ve been using James Allen to look for diamonds now for a few months and am …


Q&A: Looking for Round Solitaire Diamond for $5000 Budget

Q&A: Looking for Round Solitaire Diamond for $5000 Budget

I am currently looking at this stone https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/J-VS2-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1306904.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357 I’m not sure if the hearts and arrows cut is worth it when compared to other ideal cut stones. I am also a little worried about the J color. I want a white gold or platinum setting and am worried that the J color rating will be …


Q&A: Seeking Diamond Solitaire Pendant for Necklace

I love your informative site! It has helped already. I’m hoping my request is easier than most. I’m looking for a .5-.75 ct diamond solitaire pendant necklace. Preferably: -best diamond for the budget -round stone, though I’m flexible depending on your suggestion about what cut shines best on a necklace -color I or J at …


Q&A: Diamond Stud Earrings for $1500 Budget

Tried shopping in stores for round diamond stud earrings of tcw 0.6 to 0.8, but did not like what I saw for the price. Looking at 3 prong martini setting stud with screw backs in white gold. Typically buy F to G color because other starts to look yellow to me. Would like very good …


Q&A: Square, Asscher, or Cushion Cut Diamond?

I’m looking for a square cut diamond in an antique or antique reproduction setting. I generally prefer the radiant cut, but the attached ring is assher and I really like the setting. http://antiqueengagementrings.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=2527 I really like this ring. It’s over 2 carats. My first concern is color – J – while you recommend H or …


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