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 Beautiful Round Diamond for Around $4,000 Budget

Hi there, First off I wanted to say I appreciate your site and work you guys do. Currently, I am looking for an engagement ring for my girlfriend. I have gone to a handful of jewelers in my area and have come away slightly less enthused about the price vs quality that I am looking …



Q&A: Help Finding a Pair of Round Cut Earrings With a $5,000 Budget

Your help was very much appreciated in the purchase of a ring a few years ago so here I am back again. I am looking to purchase a pair of diamond stud earrings. I want the size to be distinctive but not overpowering. I believe something in the range of 1-1.2 TCW makes sense for …


Q&A: Help Finding a Round Diamond for Around $13,000 Budget

Hi, Can you help me find a round cut diamond? Preferences: approx. 1.5 carats or more, D-F color, excellent cut, eye clean. Budget: under $13,000. I looked around and I like this diamond for you: www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.50-carat-f-color-si1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-3675238?a_aid=dmnd1357 It’s well cut and will look great in any setting. Thoughts? I’m looking at a setting from Blue Nile. …


Q&A: Help Finding an Emerald Cut Diamond with Around $12k-15k Budget

I am looking at purchasing an emerald cut diamond from Blue Nile between a 1.70-2 carat stone. Can you provide recommendations? I have researched and found the following Table 60-65% Depth 60-67^ Length/Width 1.30 – 1.75 would like to be around 1.41 – 1.45 for a more elongated look Girdle very thin to very thick …



Q&A: Experience Shopping for Diamond Studs on a $150 Budget

I am looking for diamond solitaire studs, in white gold, for my wife. These would be “just because” earrings, as such I’m looking at the $150 range. Thanks. We have great experiences with Blue Nile jewelry. Their quality of mellee (small) diamonds is excellent. The cuts are uniform and the diamonds are always white and …



Q&A: Choosing a Round or Princess Cut Diamond With $1,500 Total Budget

Hey there, I read your article and I am very interested in seeking some guidance on an engagement ring from Blue Nile. Looking to keep it under $1500, and open about the shape, size of the diamond as well as the setting. I’m happy to share some suggestions with you, but I would need to …



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