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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: K Color & Round Versus Princess Cut Diamond

Do you charge for advice or only for actually going to select the diamonds in person? If there’s no charge for advice on the Internet, I have a couple of questions for you and would really appreciate your help. I’ve been using James Allen to look for diamonds now for a few months and am …

Q&A: Looking for Round Solitaire Diamond for $5000 Budget

Q&A: Looking for Round Solitaire Diamond for $5000 Budget

I am currently looking at this stone I’m not sure if the hearts and arrows cut is worth it when compared to other ideal cut stones. I am also a little worried about the J color. I want a white gold or platinum setting and am worried that the J color rating will be …

Q&A: Seeking Diamond Solitaire Pendant for Necklace

I love your informative site! It has helped already. I’m hoping my request is easier than most. I’m looking for a .5-.75 ct diamond solitaire pendant necklace. Preferably: -best diamond for the budget -round stone, though I’m flexible depending on your suggestion about what cut shines best on a necklace -color I or J at …

Q&A: Diamond Stud Earrings for $1500 Budget

Tried shopping in stores for round diamond stud earrings of tcw 0.6 to 0.8, but did not like what I saw for the price. Looking at 3 prong martini setting stud with screw backs in white gold. Typically buy F to G color because other starts to look yellow to me. Would like very good …

Q&A: Square, Asscher, or Cushion Cut Diamond?

I’m looking for a square cut diamond in an antique or antique reproduction setting. I generally prefer the radiant cut, but the attached ring is assher and I really like the setting. I really like this ring. It’s over 2 carats. My first concern is color – J – while you recommend H or …

Q&A: Looking for Square Radiant with Sparkle

I am looking at having a custom engagement ring and wedding band made but am still chewing on the best center diamond for the engagement ring. The diamond style of choice is radiant but as you have so aptly pointed out on your website, there is no ”official” grading system that is consistent for all …

Q&A: Pursuing the Perfect Princess Cut Diamond

Hello, I’ve spent a fair amount of time reading your site and I want to say thank you for the abundance of honest information you’ve made available. I always do as much online research as I can before making a significant purchase of any kind and it is particularly frustrating how diverse the information is …

Q&A: Looking for Round Diamond Engagement Ring in Australia

Wow Ira, there is so much to take in when researching this stuff!! Thanks for such a great site (it has certainly helped a LOT), hoping you could give some more of your time to answer a few more questions? I’ve got a budget of about $8K for the entire ring. I’m aiming for a …

Q&A: Seeking Diamond for Solitaire Setting on $3-4K Budget

Ira, I love your site and am so glad that I found it. I have read a lot of the information and checked out the James Allen site. I am comfortable buying a diamond online. I am interested in purchasing an engagement ring and have a budget of $3500 for the diamond. I am interested …

Q&A: Round Brilliant between $6,500 and $7,500

I am searching for a ring imminently and have been reading your site for a few months. Thanks for all the work you’ve done and invaluable information. Based on what I’ve learned from your site, I have been looking at round brilliants in the I – SI1 & SI2 range. I really don’t want to …

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