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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 a White Gold Three-Stone Setting With a $2,200 Budget

I found this beautiful diamond ring at Kay, but I can’t’ say I really want to buy from Kay. I was looking online and was having trouble finding something similar, I was wondering if you could help? https://www.kay.com/en/kaystore/r6-rings-101488–1/leo-diamond-engagement-ring-3-4-ct-tw-14k-white-gold James Allen has a gorgeous setting that’s similar to the Kay’s one: 14K WHITE GOLD CATHEDRAL PAVE …


Q&A: Help Finding a Round Diamond for Around $13k-15k Budget

Is there going to be a big difference between the L and the K, is it worth the extra $1000? Thought the better color might be a good idea in case we want to put it in white gold one day. Do you think this will be eye clean? Will the K color be bad …



Q&A: Help Finding a Cushion Cut Diamond for Around $6,000 Budget

Hello, was checking out these diamonds on James Allen. All 3 look nice on paper, and within my budget. Which one would have the most brilliance and fire? Is there one that you would recommend over the others? Thank you. www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/1.22-carat-g-color-vs1-clarity-sku-2606797?&&a_aid=dmnd1357&chan=je?a_aid=dmnd1357 www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/1.21-carat-h-color-vs1-clarity-sku-3712522?&&&a_aid=dmnd1357&chan=je?a_aid=dmnd1357 www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/1.20-carat-g-color-vs1-clarity-sku-6359787?&&&&a_aid=dmnd1357 The diamonds you selected are eye-clean, but I’m not able to tell …


Q&A: Help Choosing Between Two 1.50 Ct. Oval Diamonds

I’m currently doing for an engagement ring, and stumbled upon your site and its great articles. I found these 2 diamonds, that to my eye look basically the same and thought I’d see if you’d be so kind as to give me your opinion on it the d color diamond would be noticably better in …



Q&A: Experience Shopping for Diamond Studs on a 4k Budget

Hi there, I am looking at buying a pair of diamond studs and was hoping you could give me a little guidance. I found the below pair that look eye clean to me, but the first one has a cloud inclusion someone from James Allen told me could make the diamond look hazy and less …


Q&A: Looking for a Round Diamond for a Halo Setting With a $4,000 Budget

Hi! I need help find an oval diamond stone. Our maximum budget on the stone is CAD 4,000. I want it to look as close as possible to a 1 carat because I’m a size 7 and have big hands and I have found bigger stones look more flattering. I do want as much brilliance …


Q&A: Help Choosing an Emerald Cut Diamond With a $4,000 Budget

Hello! I am looking to purchase this diamond from James Allen. Do you think this is a good one to buy? I have read your recommendations and it seems to line up very well. Thank you and looking forward to your response 🙂 www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/1.01-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-sku-5262423?a_aid=dmnd1357 www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/1.01-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-sku-5262423?a_aid=dmnd1357 This diamond is not a good one. It has a …


Q&A: Choosing an Emerald Cut Diamond for a Bead Accent Pave Setting with Around $2,500 Budget

Hello. Thank you for offering this service. I am looking for an emerald cut with a budget between $2000 and $2500. Would you be able to make any recommendations? I did find these: www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/0.72-carat-e-color-vs1-clarity-sku-7140562?a_aid=dmnd1357 www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/0.71-carat-h-color-if-clarity-sku-6979517?a_aid=dmnd1357 I absolutely love the H IF you sent me: www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/0.71-carat-h-color-if-clarity-sku-6979517?a_aid=dmnd1357 It looks amazing. The E VS2 has a bit too …


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