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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: Building a Three-Stone Ring from James Allen.  Needs Help with Two of the Three Stones.

Q&A: Building a Three-Stone Ring from James Allen. Needs Help with Two of the Three Stones.

Hello ^_^ Would you be able to confirm that this stone will be eye clean.  I have located the inclusion with the virtual loupe but I’m not an expert. The stone was $470 being 0.37ct, colour I, SI2. https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/I-SI2-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1315087.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357 Would you be able to recommend another stone to me 0.33-0.34ct. I want it to match with my …



Q&A: Looking for an Eye Clean One Carat Round Brilliant Diamond

Hi, I appreciate you sharing your expertise. Every time I think I finally know enough to really make some progress, I get overwhelmed because there are still so many choices and variables. I have picked out my setting (ArtCarved Amy 31-V228). 6-prong setting, white gold. Band has cut outs, ribbons of very small diamonds, and both …





Q&A: Returning their Expensive Blue Nile Stone, and Looking for the Best James Allen Stone for the Same Money. Budget of $6000-$8000.

Hello, As with alot of people, I been quite overwhelmed with info during my engagement ring shopping experience. Your website is a breath of fresh air. The ring I want is https://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/settings-with-sidestones/ring/item_58-162.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357 I am looking at spending 6000-8000 on the stone. I am basically looking for the best bang for my buck. I am quite flexible …


Q&A: This Guy is Lucky (or Smart?) for Contacting Me!

Hi Ira, First, great site, I’ve been gleaning information for the past 4 months or so researching diamonds for my upcoming engagement ring purchase. From time to time I look other places but always end up coming back for the quality and truthful insight. I’ve got a budget of $5000 and am looking at going …


Q&A: Buying Locally in Los Angeles vs. Buying Online

Hello Ira, First, thank you for your site. It’s proven quite helpful already. My question concerns potential vendors. I live in Los Angeles where we have a wholesale jewelry district downtown. An acquaintance, who actually picked out her own engagement ring, swears that I would be a fool to not use one of these local …


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