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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: Help Finding a 2.00 Ct. Princess Cut Diamond for Under $15,000

www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/2.01-carat-h-color-si1-clarity-sku-6406211?a_aid=dmnd1357 The diamond is nicely cut, but it has a pretty large cavity there which would be a huge issue. What style setting (solitaire, pave/side stone, halo) and metal (yellow/white gold, platinum) are you planning to put it in? I am looking at upgrading my wife’s diamond from 10 years ago. Her current stone is …


Q&A: Help Choosing a Princess Cut Diamond for a Petite Pave Setting With a $4,000 Budget

www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/1.01-carat-g-color-si1-clarity-sku-1028470?a_aid=dmnd1357 Unfortunately, that’s not a good diamond. There is a huge knot in the middle of the table that would cause a massive problem with brilliance. These two looks better: www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/1.00-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-sku-7423032?a_aid=dmnd1357 www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/1.01-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-sku-7482298?a_aid=dmnd1357 What style setting (solitaire, pave/side stone, halo) and metal (yellow/white gold, platinum) are you going to put it in? I plan on a …


Q&A: Help Finding a Pair of Round Cut Earrings With a $1,500 Budget

Please review this for me. I\’m looking to see if this is a good buy. They are a gift for my wife\’s 60th birthday. www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.45-carat-g-color-si1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-6089042?a_aid=dmnd1357 www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.42-carat-g-color-vs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-6637551?a_aid=dmnd1357 www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.37-carat-g-color-vs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-7004092?a_aid=dmnd1357 www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.37-carat-g-color-vs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-7035674?a_aid=dmnd1357 I would also appreciate your thoughts on 4 prong basket setting versus a 3 prong martini setting. I think I prefer the three prong but have read …


Q&A: Choosing a Round Diamond for a Platinum Three-Stone Ring With $17k Total Budget

Hi, my brother purchased diamonds from you several years ago and just gave me your contact information. I’m looking for a diamond engagement ring with a round diamond and two baguettes or two pears, and I wanted to discuss the process with you. Thank you very much and I look forward to speaking soon. The …


Q&A: Experience Shopping for Diamond Earrings on a $1,600 Budget

Hi You guys helped me find an engagement ring a while back and it’s now time to buy some diamond earrings. It would be great to have one of your experts guide a bit so I can get a nice pair. It depends on what you want. If you want a preset pair with no …




Q&A: Choosing a Yellow Oval Diamond for Around $5,000 Budget

Hi, I’ve been looking for a yellow diamond for a few weeks now I have one with Blue Nile that I think is the one. Is there anyway of knowing it’s at a good price? I’m looking at a pave ring in yellow gold. Blue Nile LD09845356 It’s a great price. The diamond looks beautiful …




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