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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: Stunning Solitaire Ring With a 1.00 Ct. Round Diamond

Q&A: Stunning Solitaire Ring With a 1.00 Ct. Round Diamond

Hello, is this an eye clean diamond, suitable for a solitaire ring? Thank you. I wouldn’t recommend this diamond. Its cert says “clarity grade based on clouds not shown.” This means there is a very large cloud that covers a large percentage of the diamond and saps the brilliance from it. You should …

Q&A: Looking for a Natural or Lab-Created Diamond for a Halo Setting With a C$22.5k Budget

Hi Diamond Pro, Could you please give me your advice regarding these options? Let me know if you think there is a better option around this price range (under 22.5k Canadian). Blue Nile LD12991194 These two diamonds are great choices, they have fantastic specs. This one has a knot …

Q&A: Help Finding a D Colored Princess Cut Diamond with Around $3k Budget

Hi! I am looking for a princess cut diamond. Carat 0.71 – 0.73. Colour D VVS1 – VS1 Exc Polish Exc Symmetry No Fluorescence Table % 67 – 72 Depth % 64 – 72 Crystal and pinpoint only – no clouds and no feathers. Inclusions must not be directly under the table. Eye-clean. I welcome …

Q&A: Experience Shopping for Diamond Studs on a 4k Budget

Hello, Checking out getting a pair of diamond studs, good quality around 3/4ct each and under $2k and ran into your contact info – I need some advise. Have you found a pair yet or are you looking for info now? I’m checking Blue Nile for earrings with platinum baskets and diamonds that are VS2-VS1 …

Q&A: Help Choosing an Emerald Cut Diamond With a $4,000 Budget

I am considering this diamond. Am I paying up too much for the color and IF? Thanks. Blue Nile LD13233879 Blue Nile LD13233879– That stone is nice. But we don’t recommend overpaying for such a high clarity/color. However, it’s a matter of personal taste and preference. If you want to stick with IF D diamonds, …

Q&A: Choosing a Princess Cut Diamond for a Pave Setting With Up to $9,000 Budget

I am trying to purchase an engagement ring for my girlfriend on Blue Nile and my budget is $9,000. I would like to get the best quality diamond with the setting I selected Riviera Pavé Diamond Engagement Ring Platinum (5/8 ct. tw.) which is $2,490. Blue Nile LD13368544 What is the best quality princess cut …

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