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Q&A: The Perfect $3000 Diamond

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I love your site. I have been dreading buying a diamond for months now because I just don’t trust any of the merchants out there. I can’t tell you what a relief your site has been to me. It’s funny, I don’t trust some of my longtime friends, but through your site, I have come to trust you and your judgment.

While I have a general understanding of the 4 Cs, I know I am not qualified to select the right diamond within my budget. As you know, you don’t become an expert on diamonds overnight, it comes with years of experience.

With that said, I’m going to sound lazy with my next request…will you pick the perfect round-cut diamond for me?  I want to put the perfect $3,000 diamond into this setting. https://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/solitaire-rings/ring/item_57-2245_design.asp?module=setting There are just too many variables and I don’t have enough experience to figure out which diamond would be best.

I want the diamond to fill up the setting like in the picture, but I don’t want it to look like she is wearing a glob of amber from Jurassic Park. If $3,000 is unrealistic to accomplish this, feel free to send me other recommendations.

I plan to purchase the diamond and setting from James Allen and I’ll be sure to you’re your coupon code. Thank you for your time. I look forward to your response.

Thanks for the kind words about my site! And you’re not being lazy at all – you’re being smart!

Here’s a great option for you:

https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/J-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1339920.asp?a_aid=dmnd1357

Since you’re putting it into a plain solitaire setting, I’m very comfortable with you getting a J color. This stone is eye clean and is a GIA triple excellent.

Let me konw what you think!

Thank you so much. I pulled the trigger on the diamond and setting moments ago (I used your coupon code). I really do appreciate your help. I’ll be sure to tell all my friends about you. If I can leave a review somewhere, just let me know. I’d be happy to do it.

Thanks again, and I’ll be sure to let you know when I get the ring.

Great news! Please don’t forget to let me know what you think when it arrives! Congrats! You can now check one big thing off your list!

🙂

I received the ring today. All I can say is WOW, WOW, WOW she is going to love it!!!!! I am so pleased with this ring I’m almost speechless.

It is so funny to think that all the diamond retailers I talked to discouraged me from purchasing a “J” color stone. For the most part they recommended a minimum of “H”. It’s really no surprise to me that you were 100% correct in this stone. As you predicted, it looks colorless to the naked eye (and I have “tested” it in all types of lighting).

Kudos to James Allen too! They really do a superb job on the packaging and their customer service is top notch!

Thank you so much for helping me with this most important purchase. I will be telling all my friends about you. If you’re ever in the Houston, Texas area drop me a line. Drinks are on me!

Thanks again

Thank you so much for remembering me and sending me this email! I’m very happy to hear how happy you are!

Do you think you might be able to do me a small favor and leave me a review on ivouch?

[Link to review on ivouch]

Thanks again! And may you and your future wife have a long life together filled with health, happiness, and love!

Best Wishes.

…….

I just heard from your friend Brian. Thanks for sending him my way!

Anytime!! Brian told me you called him. Man, it sounds like the diamond industry is such a scam. My goal is to enlighten everyone I can and point them to your website!

Keep up the good work!!!!!

Thanks again!

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