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Q: I’d like to ask for your help in finding a diamond. My budget of $7-$7.5k, looking for a round diamond with a very good/ideal cut in a white gold setting (Tiffany-style 6 prong). I am open to the clarity, I guess. But I don’t want any obvious inclusions.

I was looking into the possibility of a man-made diamond, but they usually are not available over .88 carats – and they cost very similar to actual earth diamonds.

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Oct
28

Q&A: Prongable Inclusion?

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Q: I was wondering whether the following diamond could be set in order to cover the large imperfection on the edge, or is the imperfection simply too large? I think I am going to get a plain 4-prong setting. If so, are there any other imperfections that I do not see? I am on a fairly small budget, but this diamond seems like a good deal if the imperfection can be covered. Thanks in advance!

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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.

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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…