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Q: I’m looking for a diamond for an engagement ring. My budget is $1500 (+/- $100).

I would like to get a 0.75 carat stone but I realize that’s probably not possible. I had a jeweler say he bought a 0.60 carat stone for $1500, so he couldn’t get me anything larger for my budget. Looking online I’ve seen bigger stones for cheaper, but i’m worried the quality won’t be there. In doing research, I came across your wonderful site and your amazing offer to help if asked.

Thanks for your insight. Read More…

Q: I was looking for some help finding a loose diamond. I’m looking for something that’s at least 1.5 carats and a round shape. Also, an ideal/excellent cut and at least VS1 clarity. The budget is about 10-11,000. Read More…

Q: Thank you so much for you helpful website! I am in need of advice. I have a budget of $1,600 and I am looking online to buy an engagement ring. I am looking for the nicest option that I can get for that amount. She likes solitary and white gold (or platinum, I don’t know if it is wise to spend more money on the band than the diamond). I’ve looked at James Allen and liked their website but would love some expert advice from you guys. Thank you so much! Read More…

Q: You helped us a couple of years ago with an engagement diamond and we were very happy – thank you.

Now I’m looking at a diamond pendant and earring set to settle and insurance claim. I have about 4000-4500 for the three diamonds and I’m looking for something nice, but also good value. Other than brilliant cut, I’m open to your suggestion – what do you think? Read More…

Q: http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.21-carat-i-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-181326

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.21-carat-i-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-186422

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.25-carat-i-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-178999

Any thoughts of these? If you see something cheaper that is almost as good, please enlighten me. Thanks so much. Read More…