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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: Choosing a Princess Cut Diamond for a Floating Halo Ring Within a $4k-$6k Budget

Hello, I’ve been looking at diamonds on Blue Nile’s site and have selected a few options. Because it is online, and I’m not a jeweler, I just don’t know if the diamond will look as I expect once I order it. Blue Nile LD10752064 Blue Nile LD10659781 Blue Nile LD10315092 What I’m looking for is …


Q&A: High Clarity Grades – Yes or No?

You guys seem to know what you’re talking about. I’m looking for something like this (just sold): Blue Nile LD09811023 www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.90-carat-g-color-vvs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-5679388?a_aid=dmnd1357 www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.90-carat-h-color-vvs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-5503335?a_aid=dmnd1357 Ideal Cut Color H or better Clarity VVS2 or better (prefer VVS1) Size 0.9 – 1.1 carat Price range $4,000 – 6,000, including the setting which is about $390. Any help is appreciated. …


Q&A: Help Choosing a Round Diamond for a Classic Solitaire Setting With a $3,000 Total Budget

Hello, I have been looking at diamonds from James Allen and have found one that I feel is a good value. It’s right in my price range and I was looking for an opinion on weather or not it is actually a quality diamond for the price: www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.71-carat-j-color-vvs2-clarity-very-good-cut-sku-5484870?a_aid=dmnd1357 It’s the cut what makes the diamond’s …





Q&A: Choosing a 2.00 Ct. Oval Diamond for a Rose Gold Halo Setting

Hi, I love your site, it has been a huge help! I think I have found the engagement ring I would like to purchase for my girlfriend. It is from James Allen, details are: 14K ROSE GOLD PAVE HALO DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING (OVAL CENTER) www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/2.01-carat-i-color-si1-clarity-sku-4528654?&a_aid=dmnd1357&chan=ve?a_aid=dmnd1357 The other diamond I considered was www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/2.00-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-sku-3373355?&&a_aid=dmnd1357. I would love …


Q&A: Looking for a Fantastically Cut Round Diamond Within a $6k-$7.2k Budget

Hello! I’m shopping for a 1-1.2ct solitaire round cut diamond for my (hopefully) soon-to-be fiancee’. I have been searching mainly on James Allen. I’ve come across a few diamonds that I like, but was looking for a little advice. I would like to stay between $6,000-$7,200 for the diamond, GIA/AGS, H-D clarity, VS1 or above, …


Q&A: Choosing a Princess Cut Diamond for a White Gold Ring With $4,000 Budget

I am looking to buy a ring for my girl and I have been on the Blue Nile website. I have been looking at the Petite Milgrain Diamond Engagement Ring setting with a princess cut diamond. I have been looking at princess diamonds a little under a carat. I am worried that the ring may …


Q&A: Help Finding a Round Diamond for Around $17,000 Budget

Hi Diamond Pro, Would you please help me choose my engagement ring? My budget is around $17,000. I want brilliant round cut. And I would like to have a setting that is similar to Tiffany Six-Prong. I would like to have a diamond that is around 1.5 ct, G color above, and VS2 above clarity. …


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