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Q: I am looking to give a great diamond to the love of my life. I have found a beautiful used Verraggio 18 K white gold setting (what she wanted), but now need to find the diamond on strict budget. As you are probably aware, a Verraggio setting itself can cost up to $6000. That is why I needed to go used to make this happen. I have $3300 max remaining to find the perfect diamond, as I still need to get it set. I am looking for a GIA certified round diamond. I have given her an online bought basic .5 Ct diamond 3 years ago (promise ring), and it was disappointingly yellow. Thus, I need to make sure this diamond is not visibly yellow (or warm as the jewelers call it) at all. I am still looking for that Brilliant cut. I am looking for between .9 to 1 Ct but obviously prefer the full 1 CT. I do not desire to see any inclusions visible to the eye. Can you assist me in finding this diamond? Please advise with your expertise, and I would be willing to purchase this diamond through you. Thanks a ton, in advance. Read More…

Q: I’m having trouble finding an eye clean diamond on James Allen. How do u know if it’s eye clean because James allen images are so clear u see all the imperfections? Read More…

Q: Thank you so much for the site, I was going to go with Blue Nile until I read your review. Could I get your opinion of this diamond?

http://jamesallen.com/#!/loose-diamonds/marquise-cut/0.50-carat-E-color-SI1-clarity-sku-182297

I don’t have a lot of money to spend, but I want to get one in this price range that is as clean as I can. To my untrained eye it looks eye-clean…

I am looking to purchase in the next couple of days.

Thanks so much! Read More…

Q: I have read your posts about princess cut diamonds but still seem a bit overwhelmed, I am looking for a princess cut to be set in a channel platinum ring. I was wondering if you could help me figure out the right stone/ring. My budget is around 10-12k. Read More…

Q: I am look for the most bang for the buck in a Pave as well as the largest diamond without sacrificing quality to the eye.

These are the ones Im looking at:
http://jamesallen.com/#!/engagement-rings/pave/18k-white-gold-thin-french-cut-pave-set-diamond-engagement-ring-item-289
http://jamesallen.com/#!/engagement-rings/pave/18k-white-gold-0.32ct-french-cut-pave-diamond-engagement-ring—item-2496

These are the diamonds I’m looking at based on studying your information. Trying to keep the setting and diamond around $2000 +/- about $500.

Are there any parameters that I am missing.

http://jamesallen.com/#!/loose-diamonds/round-cut//CaratFrom:0.50|CaratTo:0.85|Color:G,H|Clarity:VS2,SI1,VS1|Cut:TrueHearts,Ideal,Excellent|PriceFrom:400|PriceTo:999000|Sort:Price%20asc%20,DefaultOrder|advancedParameter:Polish|showAdvanced:show|ps:15||Polish:|Symmetry:|Lab:GIA|Flour:Medium,Faint|DepthFrom:45.0|DepthTo:80.0|TableFrom:50.0|TableTo:83.0|

I thank you for your time in advance. Your advice is fabulous, Read More…