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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: Strong Fluorescence On an E Color: Not A Good Choice

Hi, I’ve bought a ring that isn’t here yet, but would like to know if I made a mistake. Blue Nile LD12644263 It exhibits strong fluorescence which worries me a lot now! I thought I was being clever by diving deep into the table % and depth % but it sounds like that was the …

Q&A: The Lowest Color Grade That Looks Colorless: Round Solitaire

Hello, After reading and investigating about the choosing the right diamond I’m just not sure how to make the right choice. My budget is from $9,000 – $10,000 USD max. I’m looking at James Allen diamonds with round diamonds, depth between 58-62, table 54-59, True Hearts, GIA and still don’t know the best choice, because …

Q&A: Help Finding a Round Diamond for Around C$5,000 Budget

Dear Diamond Pros, I am writing to ask for your opinion on this Blue Nile ring, and whether it is a good price. Also, would you recommend a basket setting (such as BN’s trellis setting) over a tapered cathedral setting? I prefer the look of the cathedral setting but I have read that it is …

Q&A: Looking for a 2.00 Ct. Cushion Cut Diamond for a Platinum Halo Ring

I am looking for a cushion cut diamond for a halo ring (platinum), hopefully 2 carats, and around to $10 – $12,000. I didn’t find a full 2ct for up to $12k, but I found this beautiful 1.70ct diamond that would look amazing in a halo: Blue Nile LD12777995 The high clarity grade is just …

Q&A: Help Finding a 1.00 Ct. Round Diamond for a Platinum Halo Setting

Hi, I’m in the process of searching for a ring for my gf. Upon reading your site I’ve expanded my search to James Allen. I’ve tried to follow your guide as closely as possible but I think I need a little help picking out a stone, two of which I’ve attached below, along with the …

Q&A: Choosing a Center Diamond for a Platinum Pave Setting Within a $2,000 Budget

I am looking for an engagement ring. I am thinking about buying through James Allen website… PLATINUM CUT DOWN PAVE DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING And I found these diamonds: What do you think? Unfortunately, J color is too low of a color grade for a pave setting. I’d go with at least an …

Q&A: Looking for a Round or Princess Cut Diamond for a Platinum Halo Setting With a $7,000 Budget

I’m looking at a diamond for a halo ring setting on James allen. Here’s the link to the one I am viewing. Any thoughts comments or concerns? Unfortunately, I color is too low for a halo setting. The diamond would have a yellow hue compared to the smaller diamonds next to it. I wouldn’t …

Q&A: Choosing an Emerald Cut Diamond

Hello! First off this was an amazing read and I learned so much. I am about to pull the trigger on an engagement ring for my girlfriend this week. She specifically wants an emerald cut and I ‘think’ I found the right one in my budget…. I will copy and paste the link for this …

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