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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 Asscher Cut 1.2-1.5 Carat Diamond

Please help me chose an asscher stone 1.2-1.5 carets in the price range up to 6,200.00 not including the setting. I am 99% sure on the six brilliant diamond engagement ring in 18kt or platinum. Thanks for your help. I love your site and all the things I (think) I learned. I did pick out …


Q&A: Advice on K Color Round 0.81 Carat Diamond

First of all, great website, spent several hours gaining valuable unbiased information. I am on a budget of about 2k for a round diamond and am curious about the below very nice cut that has K color but a faint fluorescent. I know its hard to tell through the picture and most local stores do …


Q&A: The Perfect $3000 Diamond

I love your site. I have been dreading buying a diamond for months now because I just don’t trust any of the merchants out there. I can’t tell you what a relief your site has been to me. It’s funny, I don’t trust some of my longtime friends, but through your site, I have come …


Q&A: Looking for Ideal Cut Diamond for $5-6K Budget

I’ve spent the last four months or so trying to decide what would be the perfect diamond for my fiancée to be. I’ve read over everything on your site and have looked at all the diamonds you’ve recommended in my price range (5-6k). I’m still torn as to what kind of diamond would make my …


Q&A: Seeking Round Eye-Clean 2 Carat Diamond

I stumbled on your website while doing my research, and have found it to be enormously helpful. I’m confident in my abilities to pick a stone with good dimensions, but even with the ”virtua loop” on James Allen’s site, I’m a bit nerve-wrecked over which stones will be eye clean, and which won’t. Would you …


Q&A: Seeking Round Cut Diamond for $3000 Budget

Hi, I’ve learned quite a bit from your site and I thank you for that! I hope that you can help with my search. I have already purchased the ring. The band itself is white gold but the setting for the diamond is rose gold. I imagine that gives me a bit more play with …


Q&A: In Search of Princess Cut Diamond for $3-5K Budget

Hi, I’m just starting to research buying an engagement ring and I came across your site (and james allen as well). Your advice would be really appreciated. I’d like a princess cut diamond in a tension setting. The one I like on the James Allen site has 2 corners of the diamond free. Is this …


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 …


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