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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: Looking for Best Princess Cut Possible for $7000

I’m looking to buy an engagement ring online and am strongly considering purchasing through either James Allen or Blue Nile (leaning towards JA because of the pictures). I’ve really appreciated reading the advice on your website and was wondering whether you had time to give me some advice (I will make sure to use your …


Q&A: Setting Compatibility and Solitaire Diamond

Let me begin by saying thank you for the informative website you have put together. As a first time buyer of a diamond, I had a lot of questions. The answers to most of my questions were found on your website. It’s hard to find a website this detailed, so again, thank you. To give …



Q&A: Looking for a Squarish Cushion Cut at Least One Carat for $5000

So the time has come for me to find the right stone for an engagement ring. Your website has been a great help. Truly clearing up some of my misconceptions and keeping me away from salesmen. Thank you! I have found one stone I am interested in and am curious if you might be able …


Q&A: Mom Helping her Son find a Princess Cut for $3500

Ira – I would greatly appreciate your help as we are in a bit of a bind. My son is in the process of buying an engagement ring. The setting is a Tacori Model 2620PRSMPWG which includes Setting Type: Pave Set Total Carat Weight: .29 Color: G Clarity: VS The setting has been special ordered …


Q&A: Looking for Princess Cut Diamond, 1.3-1.5 Carats

Well, it’s been a pretty daunting search so far and I’m happy to have found your site. I was in the diamond district in LA looking at diamonds and decided to hold off on some of their offerings because the prices seemed to be all over the place…amongst other concerns I had regarding quality vs. …


Q&A: Questions regarding I Color and Fluorescence

Hi. Great website! I’m looking for round diamond: – ’Excellent’ Cut – ’I’ Color or Better – ’SI1’ Clarity or Better – Not much more than $7000 – As big as possible I’m not exactly clear on Fluorescence. If I’m getting an ’I’ Color Diamond, would it be preferable to get one with ’Medium Blue’ …


Q&A: Princess Cut Diamond for $8500-9000 Budget: Blue Nile or James Allen?

I was wondering if you can help me find a diamond on the Blue Nile website (i would like to use Blue Nile because they have a good cash-back promotion with Discover now). I am looking to get a princess cut diamond in the 8500-9000 range. I am confused if I should go for a …


Q&A: 1.2 Carat Princess Cut Diamond

Hi! I love your site – SO much valuable information in just one place! I commend your hard work at it! I am just about ready to make an online purchase of a 1.21 carat princess cut diamond. On paper, everything looks wonderful, with the exception of my concern about the table %. Below are …


Q&A: Eye Clean Diamond for $8-9K Budget

First, thank you so much for writing so many informative articles on your website. They’ve really helped me narrow down what I want for an engagement ring. I was wondering if you have any suggestions for a princess cut diamond not including the price of the ring in the $8,000 to $9,000 range (preferably on …


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