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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: Sleepless in Diamond Land

I know you are very busy, but this has been one of the most stressful things I have ever done in my life. I am glad that I have found your site as it is very informative. I have been looking at these diamonds. looking to spend around 3.5 to 4k. Item: https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1288429.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357 Item: https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1320535.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357 Item: https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/G-VS2-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1315296.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357 Item: https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/G-VS2-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1314167.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357 …



Q&A: Sometimes People Just Want a Little Affirmation

I first wanted to say that I love your site and have been using it a lot to help educate myself while looking for a diamond to propose with. I am sold on buying from James Allen and I think I have narrowed it down to two diamonds but would like your opinion on them …


Q&A: Looking to Switch Away from Blue Nile Purchase

Hi Ira! I purchased an 80-point IF G-color diamond with what looks to be an excellent cut from Blue Nile. I am waiting on a ship date as my fiance-to-be wanted to have chevron prongs instead of the round prongs with a basket… My question is, do you have any alternative diamonds you could suggest …


Q&A: Sometimes They Read My Articles and Get it Right on Their Own!

Hi Ira, I first wanted to say that I love your site and have been using it a lot to help educate myself while looking for a diamond to propose with. I am sold on buying from James Allen and I think I have narrowed it down to two diamonds but would like your opinion …




Q&A: Seeking out an Eye-Clean I1 Clarity Diamond for a Great Deal

Thank you for your website. Based on what I’ve learned and from doing some searches I think the following might be a good engagement ring combination, but I thought it might be good to run it by you before I purchase. It’s for a woman named Tamar. I thought you’d appreciate that since I saw …


Q&A: Expat in Japan Looking for Help with an $8000 Budget

This is probably a silly question, but do I need to buy the diamond and the ring from the same place? I mean, if I buy a diamond from your site and want it mounted on a ring from Tiffany’s will they do that? Or will some stores do it, but others won’t? Top Recommended …


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 …


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