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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: 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 …


Q&A: Experience Shopping for Diamond Studs on a $1,500 Budget

Hi, I wanted to reach out after reading your guides about purchasing diamond studs. My wife and I are having our first child soon and I wanted to buy my wife the studs I’ve been promising her for years! I’m looking for right around 1ct TW. They don’t have to be exactly 1ct, I’m ok …


Q&A: Help Finding a 1.00 Ct. Princess Cut Diamond for a Side Stone Setting With $5,500 Total Budget

Hi! I’m looking to buy an engagement ring in the next couple weeks and was looking for some recommendations if possible for the best possible choice. Looking for a princess cut diamond. Any help would be appreciated. Can you please tell me what setting style (solitaire/pave/side stones/halo) and metal (white gold/rose gold/yellow gold/platinum) you’re planning …


Q&A: Looking for a Round Diamond for a Solitaire Setting Within a $3.5k-$4k Budget

Hello! Great information available on your website! I would like to make a ring purchase online and have spent quite some time looking through James Allen. Would like to get your recommendation for a diamond based on my budget of around $3500-$4000. Looking at having it to be round, G-I color grade with VS1/VS2 with …


Q&A: Help Finding a Round Diamond For a White Gold Setting With a $3,500 Budget

Hey there, I’m looking to purchase a diamond for an engagement ring. Her hands and fingers are pretty small (size 4.75) so I’m looking at something fairly delicate, simple, and pretty low-set like these: 14K WHITE GOLD 2MM COMFORT FIT SOLITAIRE ENGAGEMENT RING Low Dome Comfort Fit Solitaire Engagement Ring I know my fiancee (we’re …


Q&A: Help Finding a Colorless Cushion Cut Diamond for Around $6,500 Budget

Q&A: Help Finding a Colorless Cushion Cut Diamond for Around $6,500 Budget

Good afternoon, I am currently in the market for an engagement ring with a cushion cut diamond. I have done extensive research and I have decided on a 1 carat, F color (or better), VVS2 clarity (or better), with a budget of under $6,500. I have the GIA reports for 2 diamonds (F VVS2 vs. …


Q&A: Help Finding a Round Diamond for Around $2,600 Budget

Blue Nile LD10595735 I’m looking at purchasing this diamond and setting it in a platinum band with shoulder diamonds. Is it of good quality and will the crystal characteristic be noticeable? It’s a superbly cut diamond with great specs. You wouldn’t be able to spot any inclusion in person. Nice find! I think I’m swaying …


Q&A: Choosing a Round Diamond for a White Gold Pave Ring With £4,000 Total Budget

Hi. First of all I have found your website really helpful, thank you! My two main concerns are ordering from overseas and the weak value of the British Pound affecting the value for money of what I will be able to purchase. Maybe I could purchase in US dollars to avoid the retailers currency exchange …


Q&A: Experience Shopping for Diamond Studs on an £800 Budget

Looking to buy diamond stud earrings, looking at Blue Nile. Probably spending £750 – £850, any one time discount codes available? Checked several other sites but Blue Nile seems to be only one with GIA certification as standard one site quoted me £350 to get a GIA assessment on their products. We offer a coupon …



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