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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: Help Finding a 0.90 Ct. Round Diamond for a Yellow Gold Solitaire Setting

Hi. Firstly thanks for all the information which exists on your site. It’s been really helpful. I have now made a choice on the setting I would like – yellow gold solitaire – but am now unsure whether to go for a round or cushion diamond. Many websites seem to suggest round “looks” the nicest …


Q&A: Choosing a Round Diamond for a Yellow Gold Solitaire Setting With Up to $7,700 Budget

Hello! I am looking a diamond and really like it – 1.55 Carat, VVS1, triple Excellent GIA graded. However, I have been reading your articles about the cut (table 60% and depth 61.8%), and am concerned about how these dimensions might present themselves in the stone’s appearance. How can I tell whether the diamond will …


Q&A: Looking for a Pear-Shaped Diamond for a Platinum Setting Within a $4,000 Budget

I am looking at the two following diamonds at Blue Nile: Blue Nile LD12108737 Blue Nile LD12352382 Would appreciate your opinion if they are good quality and which you feel is the better option or any recommendation on a similar stone. I want to set the diamond in Riviera Pave Diamond Engagement Ring. I’m not …


Q&A: Help Choosing a Round Diamond for a Yellow Gold Ring With a $1,700 Budget

Please review diamonds for me: www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.70-carat-k-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-6998451?a_aid=dmnd1357 www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.58-carat-j-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-3617026?a_aid=dmnd1357 www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.70-carat-h-color-si2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-7055764?a_aid=dmnd1357 What setting style and metal are you planning to go with? Different colors suit different settings better. I’ll be going with yellow gold. I’d prefer the ring itself to just have the single diamond. So no other surrounding smaller diamonds nor diamonds on the setting ring itself. …





Q&A: Help Finding a Round Diamond for Around C$2,500 Budget

Hi, I am looking to purchase a diamond for an engagement ring. I currently reside in Canada and was wondering whether it would be better for me to go to an in-person jeweler or purchase something online from James Allen or Blue Nile and exercise their return policy if I do not like the diamond. …


Q&A: Help Finding a Cushion Cut Diamond with Around $2k Budget

Hello, I am torn between the following two diamonds. Do you have any recommendations? I’m leaning toward the .81 but see that the girdle is slightly thicker, and it is somewhat lower quality but appears to be a good diamond overall. Blue Nile LD12078417 Blue Nile LD11953281 I wouldn’t recommend purchasing those diamonds because of …


Q&A: Choosing an Oval Diamond for a Platinum Ring With £3,100 Budget

Hi, I’m looking at a few diamonds if you wouldn’t mind having a look at them and letting me know what you think? Blue Nile LD11960564 Blue Nile LD12099660 Blue Nile LD12099802 What are your thoughts on these stones and are there any others you would recommend? Maximum budget of £3,100 (less if at all …


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