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: Experience Shopping for Diamond Studs Within a $2k-$2.5k Budget

I have been looking at matched pair round diamond earrings for my daughter on James Allen. Completely overwhelmed! I am putting them in a white-gold martini setting. About .45 carat each. I was deciding on F color, but after reading this, may be completely safe to go with a G with the same result? I …



Q&A: Choosing a 1.00 Ct. Oval Diamond for a Yellow Gold Pave Setting With a $5,100 Budget

Hello, I’m looking for an oval diamond around $5,000 to $5,100 range ~1 carrot. Probably clarity at VS2 or better and color at I or better. It will go in a yellow gold petite pave engagement ring. Please see the link below for a possible diamond I found on James Allen. www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/1.00-carat-g-color-vvs1-clarity-sku-6707974 The diamond you …


Q&A: Choosing a Square Cushion Cut Diamond for a Halo Setting With Up to $5,000 Budget

I need help looking for a cushion cut diamond on James Allen that is below $5000. I want to maximize the carat size but having trouble determining eye clean diamonds. What style setting (solitaire, pave/side stone, halo) and metal (yellow/white gold, platinum) are you looking to put it in? And do you like more squarish …



Q&A: Help Choosing a Princess Cut Diamond With a $2,700 to $4,400 Budget

Hi there, I bought diamond 1, but I am having buyer’s remorse, because I looked around a little more and realized I could get something similar for a lot less, like diamond #2. The other issue is that the band has diamonds that are F-G in color. If I got diamond two, would it make …



Q&A: Help Finding a Diamond Eternity Band for Around $1,500 Budget

Hello, My fiancée would like to get a diamond eternity wedding band for me but we’re unsure how to choose one. As I understand, diamonds need to be a certain size before it can be certified and I don’t think diamonds in a pavé setting are big enough. How do I ensure I’m getting good …



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