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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: Seeking Best Princess Cut Diamond for $3K Budget

I greatly appreciate the info that you have provided on your website. Had I not found your site, I probably would have purchase an engagement ring site unseen. James Allen’s virtual loupe adds a ton of value, but I still need you help ensuring that I am getting the most bang for my buck. My …


Q&A: Looking for 1.5 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond

I was referred to your website by a friend who used your brokerage service this past year. Your advice is great! I have warmed up to the idea of buying a diamond from James Allen or Blue Nile. I am looking for roughly a 1.5 carat (or larger if in the budget) emerald cut diamond. …


Q&A: Looking for Loose Round 0.6 Carat Diamond

I am looking for a loose round diamond approximately .60 carats around the $1500.00 Maximum cost that will be set in a white gold setting. From what I have read on your website, cut is the most important and I understand why. I found 2 on James Allen website: item#: 1353295 and item#: 1353294 that …


Q&A: Round Diamond for Custom Two-Toned Engagement Ring

Would you be able to help me source a stone 0.90 -1.00ct, colour H-K, ideal cut. I’m helping my sister’s fiance find a stone within a reasonable budget. Maybe 2.5-3.5k. The ring will be custom made with two tones of gold, white and yellow. I was having a browse in jamesallen and these are the …


Q&A: Looking for Advice on Buying a Replacement Engagement Ring

Hi, what a great site! OK, I am looking to buy a replacement engagement ring. The original ring is no more because the diamond fell out about a year ago, not to be found. Although I could afford much more, my bride would kill me even if she knew I spent my proposed budget. Notionally, …


Q&A: GIA Certified Asscher Cut Diamond: Is it worth it?

Thank you for your very informative site. I learned an incredible amount. Here is where I am at: First, I have a 30 day ”no questions asked” return policy on the engagement ring I just purchased about four days ago. My future fiancee really wants an Asscher Cut diamond. I have the IGL report and …


Q&A: Looking for Second Opinion about Round 0.90-1.05 Carat Diamond $4-5.5K

Q&A: Looking for Second Opinion about Round 0.90-1.05 Carat Diamond $4-5.5K

First of all, I love your site. I think I’d be way behind the 8-ball if I didn’t find it, but I still feel overwhelmed with options and I want to pick the best possible diamond for my soon-to-be-fiance! Any help you could offer would be MUCH appreciated as I take this step. Anyway, I …


Q&A: “Losing it Over Loose Diamonds”

I am a huge fan of your site both for useful information and a good laugh or two when the diamond searching has got me down. I am looking to get ready make the plunge here in the next month or so and have been looking for the perfect diamond to pop the question with. …


Q&A: Princess Diamond for $4K Budget: Premium or Ideal Cut?

First, your website is a great resource and it has made looking for a diamond much less stressful! I am looking for a diamond for my girlfriend’s engagement ring. I was hoping to get your opinions on a few diamonds and perhaps have recommendations for other diamonds that you may come across. Specifically, I am …


Q&A: Best Oval Diamond for Under $3K

Hello, I have been looking extensively for an oval diamond around .7-.8 ct and then I came across your site. I am looking for the best bang for under $3k. I value the quality of the diamond much more so than the size. F or better VS2 or better (unless an SI1 has no visible …


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