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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: Helping a Soldier Buy an Antique-Style Ring for $4000

I have a question I’m hoping you can help me with. I’m currently in Iraq, and searching online for an engagement ring. My goal is to order online so it will be waiting for me next month when I go on r&r, and I can propose. My girlfriend loves antique jewelry, and I found a …


Q&A: Looking for Princess Cut Between $3000 and $3500

Hello, first of all thanks for your very informative site. I’ve spent hours on it educating myself with the truth about diamonds. I’m finally ready to pull the trigger and my budget is fixed at $3000 to $3500. It must be princess cut, but other than that, no specific parameters. Except that the setting has …


Q&A: Looking for the Biggest and Best Asscher Cut Diamond for $8000

Hi there! Does this diamond look eye clean to you? Overall, does it look like a nice diamond? Thanks in advance:-) https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/G-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Asscher-Diamond-1238435.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357 Top Recommended Vendors James Allen James Allen is the leader in online diamond sales. Their imaging technology is at the point where it’s almost the same as inspecting a diamond with a jeweler’s …


Q&A: Looking for 1 carat H-I Eye Clean Round Diamond

Hello, I am looking for a loose stone for an engagement ring. I am looking for: -Round, 1 carat in size, NO smaller. -Has to be eye clean -Color should be decent, H or I -Cut needs to be as good as possible for my budget which is $3500 – $4000 was looking at this …



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 …




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