Q: First off, I have a lot of praise for the site. There’s a lot of expert sites out there but yours has been the most helpful. Your articles are all quite informative and accessible for laymen to the business. And most importantly, all your advice seems to be internally consistent which suggests that the advice is legit. I already feel that you’ve helped steer me away from the debacle of buying a cheaper EGL cert stone.
So the situation that I’m in is that I’m looking for a round stone somewhere near 1 carat for this Verragio mount. I don’t have a problem with being just below 1 ct to avoid the price cliff that seems to be there.
I was really excited to see in another post that you are familiar with Verragio. With the side diamonds that they use (listed as F-G) I want to make sure that my diamond choice doesn’t look funny by color comparison. That’s my only constraint for color.
As far as clarity goes, I don’t care too much about the grade as long as it’s eye clean. The James Allen tool is fun to look at but I’m afraid that I can’t tell from it whether the stone will be eye clean or not.
My budget is in the 5-6k USD range. I can stretch a little bit if it’s for a really great stone though.
My first shot at looking on James Allen turned up this one. I think it looks like a find. What do you make of it? Any other stones you would suggest?
Thanks in advance for any advice! I appreciate any help you can give. Read More…
Q: Can you help me find the best under 2500. looking for a round, no visual marks, to be worn in a gold with some side very-small multi stone setting.[as big as it can get with as best luster].
Q: Hello. I was wondering if you would be able to help me by taking a look at a few diamonds on JA. I am looking for something eye clean with a budget of $2300 for just the stone. It has to be a princess cut and i would like to go no lower than .70 carats. I will attach a few links on a couple that i am considering. I would like to go no lower than H color, VS2 clarity, and at least a “very good” cut. Any help would be appreciated. Also, i want to go strictly with JA. Sorry i put so many for you to look at. If you have any other ideas please share Thank you in advance!
Q: First of all, I would like to thank you for this wonderful site. I learned so many things regarding diamonds.
Actually, I am plannning on buying a round shaped diamond to be the center stone for an engagement ring (18k white gold). I have a budget of around $1000 for the complete ring and I am hoping to get the most out of it. Of course I want to get the best cut and the most carat within my budget but without sacrificing the color and clarity.
Actually I found this diamond which caught my attention in JamesAllen site:
I hope you can give me your comment on this diamond if it is any good. If not, can you suggest any better diamond within my budget.
I hope you can help me on this. Read More…
Q: Thank you for the great information on your site, it’s making shopping for an engagement ring for my girlfriend much less painful. I’m just starting to zero in on what I am looking for. She wants the setting in yellow gold so I feel like I can go a little lower on the color scale. This one seems like a pretty nice stone for the money, although I can see a visible inclusion near the center. Could you please let me know what you think? Thanks!