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Q&A: Sleepless in Diamond Land

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I know you are very busy, but this has been one of the most stressful things I have ever done in my life.

I am glad that I have found your site as it is very informative.

I have been looking at these diamonds. looking to spend around 3.5 to 4k.

Item: https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1288429.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357

Item: https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1320535.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357

Item: https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/G-VS2-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1315296.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357

Item: https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/G-VS2-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1314167.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357

Item: https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/I-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1299770.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357

Item: https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/E-VVS2-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1320519.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357

Item: https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/E-VS1-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1311578.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357

I want a nice sparkly diamond which is eye clean .75 to 1 carat is acceptable.

I have lost 3 days of sleep already and I cant do this anymore lol I would desperately appreciate any advice you can provide me.

https://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/wedding-ring-sets/bridal-wedding-ring-sets.html?a_aid=dmnd1357

I’m trying to buy this ring set as my future wife to be loves this design. Again, I know you are extremely busy with a lot of inquries, but any advice on the diamonds I have chosen would be greatly appreciated.

I guess my biggest question is that this 18x magnification of the diamond makes me double guess what I should buy.

One of the problems with too many choices is that it does indeed sometimes get overwhelming. I looked at each of those stones, and I think this is the best one:

https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/I-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1299770.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357

You’ll simply get the most diamond for your money with this one. The inclusion won’t be visible to the naked eye and it’s got an excellent cut. The I color will still look totally white to your eye.


Wow Ira! You have put a smile on my face. This has been one of the most stressful things. I was going to buy a diamond from Blue Nile, then read your article. I have been reading it and it has answered a lot of my questions. Even though I have read a lot of information about diamond purchasing, this has been difficult. I guess I have been over analyzing, over thinking, etc.

I guess I was over analyzing. I’m really happy that you wrote back to me. It’s as if someone took a million pounds off my back.

I will definitely purchase this and if all goes well, maybe I can send you a gift card or something for at least writing back to me. Just the fact that you have answered my email and actually done this, I mean it’s a very nice thing to do. I’m simply amazed. God Bless you!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks again. You have no idea. I can actually get some sleep tonight. Sorry if my initial email seemed like babble, but my mind was a hot mess!!


I’m glad I was able to help! But before you become too grateful, make sure to read the article on my site entitled “truth about truthaboutdiamonds.com“!!!


I have been reading a few entries.

I totally agree with your article on the history of engagement rings and how we are all suckers, but as you put it bluntly,

It’s not nice to say, but whoever buys a diamond engagement ring is a sucker to the biggest scam in history (yours truly included). But what can we do? Our wives-to-be have unfortunately drunk the kool aid as well and it is never advisable to dissapoint a new bride-to-be!

My wife to be has drunk the kool aid! lol

…………..

Hey Ira,

One more thing.

The ring that I’m getting for her has these diamonds:

Setting

Item#: 1908p

Platinum 1.05ct Princess Cut Channel Set Engraved Wedding Set

#16 stones, 0.60 G-H VS

According to your article, the side diamonds should be a slightly lower grade.

If I get this diamond you recommend, will she be able to see the difference?

Item: https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/I-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1299770.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357

Shape: Round

Carat weight: 0.95

Cut: Ideal

Color: I

Clarity: SI1

Certificate: GIA


It won’t be a problem.  Princesses show more color than rounds, so it’ll look great.

Don’t forget to use the TAD0611 coupon, btw.  it’ll give you 10% off the setting.


Thanks for the Coupon, but it came back as invalid.  They may switched up the Code on you again.  I read on your site that they did that before.


Did u have the stone and setting in the cart together?


Nope! That was the problem!

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