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Q&A: How to Buy the Cleanest Radiant-Cut Diamond

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Is this a decent diamond?

https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/K-VS1-Premium-Cut-Radiant-Diamond-1085232.asp

Can you make any other recommendations in that price range? I like the radiant because it is a little different than the traditional round.

The stone looks nice, but a K in a radiant is definitely going to look slightly yellowish. Are you setting this in white gold or yellow gold?

White gold, how about this one?

https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/J-VS2-Ideal-Cut-Radiant-Diamond-1351370.asp

I don’t want to spend much more than 4500 total. I like the radiant because it is a little different and it sparkles, but I also think the round looks good as well, but it appears they are quite costly…

Your site is awesome, I have a 1.02 emerald diamond I can’t get rid of so this diamond I am trying to purchase properly and your site is helping with that for sure!

Thanks for the compliment on the site!

Unfortunately, Radiants and CUshions show off color more than any other shapes. I normally recommend people stick with H or better for these shapes if they really want a white looking stone. This looks like a nice option:
https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/G-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Radiant-Diamond-1363356.asp

This too:
https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/D-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Radiant-Diamond-1203776.asp

What do you think of these?

those look very nice! i like jamesallen much better than bluenile because you can see what you are getting.

agreed!

I hope you get a kick back or commission or something because your service is the best on the net!

What are your recommendations when trying to sell a diamond that I already have? I know i am definitely losing money, but I can’t seem to get this thing sold…

Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer to that one. Have you tried ebay?

Yeah, i have been trying ebay. A local jeweler has offered to purchase it for 3k which isn’t a bad offer, however I would then have to purchase an over priced and lesser quality diamond than I can get from jamesallen or bluenile, so in reality I’m not really getting that much for the diamond…

Is the old diamond certified by GIA?

Yes

Try James Allen. This is from their FA

Can I trade in old jewelry towards the purchase of a new item?
Can I trade in old jewelry towards the purchase of a new item?
Yes. We can provide you with a free quote on any GIA or AGS graded diamond of 1/2ct or larger. However, we do not accept used rings or uncertified diamonds.

Q: Good news, I just sold my existing diamond on Ebay and I used your code to purchase the diamond you recommended:

https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/G-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Radiant-Diamond-1363356.asp

Thanks for your help, I feel like I got the best possible price I could on a diamond of good quality.

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