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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: Experience Shopping for Diamond Studs on an SGD$2000-3000 Budget

Hi – This is my first time purchasing diamonds for my girlfriend and I am in need of help. I am looking to purchase diamond stud earrings but am not sure where to go or what exactly will fit my budget. I was wondering if you would be able to help? I am looking for …


Q&A: Help Finding a Colorless Round Diamond Without Fluorescence for Around $15,000 Budget

Looking at two different diamonds wanted to get your opinion on what is the better value. www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.48-carat-f-color-vvs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-7223833?a_aid=dmnd1357 www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.53-carat-d-color-vvs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-7398586?a_aid=dmnd1357 Unfortunately, neither of them is a good choice. Strong fluorescence is a kiss of death on anything higher than an I color. D/F diamonds with strong fluorescence are going to look hazy/milky in natural settings (like restaurants …




Q&A: Help Finding an Eye-Clean SI2 Round Diamond With Up to $12,000 Budget

Hey there. I’m looking for a round cut stone at 2 carats that would be set in a simple solitaire white gold ring. I also want an ideal cut. I’m indifferent on color and clarity as long as it looks great. My budget is about 12k but would prefer to be a little lower. I …


Q&A: Help Finding a Round Diamond for Around $15,000 Budget

Q&A: Help Finding a Round Diamond for Around $15,000 Budget

Would like some recommendations on which diamond would *POP* the most! Ultimately, looking for a 1.5-1.6ct brilliant round cut that looks eye-clean and colorless with the most sparkle in a petite platinum band. My budget is in the $10k-15k range, and the three below are on my list of prospects, but if there are any …


Q&A: Help Choosing a Princess Cut Diamond for a Platinum Solitaire Setting With a $4,500 Budget

Hi Diamond Help! I have read through your website and looked at the tutorial videos, and firstly – thanks so much! You’ve made a quite daunting process a lot simpler! I think I’ve narrowed my search down to the following three diamonds: 1) www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/1.11-carat-h-color-vvs1-clarity-sku-7229414?a_aid=dmnd1357 2) www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/1.07-carat-h-color-vvs2-clarity-sku-7290173?a_aid=dmnd1357 3) www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/1.13-carat-i-color-vs1-clarity-sku-6517702?a_aid=dmnd1357 I want to ask a few questions: …


Q&A: Help Choosing a Cushion Cut Diamond With an $8,000 to $9,000 Budget

Thank you for such an informative article. It has helped me obtain a better understanding of the four “C” of a diamond. I have been looking at diamonds on James Allen and Blue Nile, but the selection is so vast. I am having difficulties narrowing it down. Our budget is between 8k-9k. We are looking …




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