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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 Marquise-Shaped Diamond for a Platinum Halo Setting Within a $4.5k-$5k Budget

Q&A: Looking for a Marquise-Shaped Diamond for a Platinum Halo Setting Within a $4.5k-$5k Budget

Hey, What is a good diamond for this type of setting? PLATINUM CATHEDRAL PAVE HALO DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING A marquise diamond. Budget for a diamond is about 4,500-5,000. Here’s a beautiful marquise cut diamond that would look amazing in that setting: www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/marquise-cut/1.01-carat-h-color-vvs1-clarity-sku-7769587?a_aid=dmnd1357 I didn’t find anything significantly larger or better value than this diamond despite …



Q&A: Help Finding a 2.00 Ct. Oval Diamond for a Rose Gold French Pave Setting

Hello, I am hoping to get an oval diamond in a rose gold French pave setting for an engagement ring, with budget $15k-$20k, and wondering what my options are. I know my girlfriend would love something around 2 carats but am not sure what is realistic at that price range. Would love your advice or …



Q&A: Choosing a 1.20 Ct. Round Diamond for a White Gold Pave Setting With a $7.5-8k Budget

What does it mean that the cut falls outside your recommendation? www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.20-carat-h-color-vvs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-7569042?a_aid=dmnd1357 I am looking around the 1.2-1.25 range for diamond size without breaking the budget ($7,500-$8,000). For this setting: 14K WHITE GOLD PAVE ROPE ENGAGEMENT RING As for the stone, it’s deeply cut. That would negatively affect brilliance. For that setting, you can stick …


Q&A: Getting a Brian Gavin’s Extremely Brilliant Diamond on a $15k Budget

Good evening, I’ve been doing some research about engagement rings, but I was hoping I could contact you for more in-depth advice. I would also be interested in any suggestions you have on specific diamonds. I’ve looked at all of the websites you mention here, but there are so many to choose from and it’s …


Q&A: Looking for a Round Diamond for a Solitaire Setting Within a $3,500 Budget

I have a budget of $3,200 for the diamond itself. I want a round shape diamond in solitare setting. Initially I wanted a 1 carat diamond but my budget is not allowing me to get 1 carat diamond. So during my search I came with 2 options which are in my budget with different C’s. …


Q&A: Help Finding a 1.20 Ct. Cushion Cut Diamond for a Yellow Gold Pave Setting

Hey! I’m getting close to buying a ring for my soon to be fiancé and am looking for some diamond help. So far, I’ve got the following: Ring: 14k gold 14K YELLOW GOLD PAVE ROPE ENGAGEMENT RING Shape: Cushion Carat: around 1.2 Budget for diamond: up to $8k I’ve enjoyed my experience with James Allen …


Q&A: Upgrading a Round Diamond With an C$8,600 Budget

Hi I’m considering buying this diamond Blue Nile LD09832647. Please tell me if this is the best option. I need to use Blue Nile as I’m upgrading from my old diamond. I need to spend at least $8,600 Canadian. My old diamond is ideal cut .85 but does not sparkle very much appears dull. The …


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