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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: Looking for a Round Diamond for Pendant With a $2k – $3k Budget

Hi, I’m looking to purchase a diamond pendant/solitaire necklace set in 18k yellow gold. My budget is from $2000-$3000 including the setting. Hoping to purchase something between 0.70ct – 0.90 ct (round brilliant) and am just not sure what will give me the best value for the money. I was looking through some loose diamonds …



Q&A: Looking for a Round Diamond for a Yellow Gold Solitaire Ring With a $3,000 Budget

Hi, Can you please have a look at this diamond for me Blue Nile LD12318031 tell me what you think? I know it’s SI2 but looks eye clean. Yellow gold solitaire setting. The diamond is eye-clean and nicely cut, but unfortunately, strong fluorescence is a problem on I+ diamonds. It usually causes a hazy/milky look. …



Q&A: Help Finding a Pair of Round Cut Earrings Within a $10k-$15k Budget

Hi, Thanks for the very helpful information on your site. I am interested in buying my wife a larger pair of diamond studs. Here previous pair were a total weight of ~0.75 and were purchased from Tiffany’s. I am certain I can get a better deal for larger diamonds elsewhere and have enjoyed looking at …


Q&A: Help Choosing a Good-Looking I1 Diamond With a $3,500 Budget

I was hoping you guys could give me your opinions on a few of the diamonds I have been looking at. The diamond will be going in a yellow gold pave setting. If all of these diamonds would be unsatisfactory in your opinion, then I would appreciate your suggestions. Budget for the diamond is around …


Q&A: Looking for a Round Diamond for a Platinum Halo Setting Within a $13k Budget

Good evening! Shopping for an engagement ring from Canada. Looking on Blue Nile and James Allen. Have done a bit of research on many sites but enjoyed all the details that you have! However, still a little lost lol. I thought I figured out the cut, color, and clarity. Then I just learnt about fluorescent …


Q&A: Help Finding a Round Diamond for a Thin Pave Setting With Around $12k Budget

I’m currently in the process of buying an engagement ring. I listened to you on the podcast the Art of Charm! I wanted to reach out for you help in picking the right diamond while avoiding the shady jelewers. Budget for the stone: $10-12k 1.8-2cts Round diamond I’d be happy to make some specific recommendations …



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