In this section of the site, I publish some interesting private exchanges I have had with readers of the site who have contacted me via the “Ask a Question” form. I believe you will find that the questions and answers are both interesting and educational. Of course, names have been removed to preserve privacy.
To browse through Q&As of the past by topic, please use the content filter on the right-hand side of the page.
Q: What a fantastic website you’ve put together. Thanks for all you’re doing for us! I’m looking for a diamond solitaire pendant and found this website http://www.77diamonds.com/ which seems to have some nice ones on offer. They are based in the UK (like myself). Have you heard of them? Do you know if they are trustworthy? [...]
Q: First of all thank you for a very informative and helpful website. I have learned a lot just reading the Diamond Education section and various posts. I was hoping you could help me decide between a Round or a Princess cut for an engagement ring, and then possibly make some suggestions on possible diamonds. My [...]
Q: I’ve been browsing your website for a few days now and I already feel much more confident shopping for diamonds– Thank you! My budget is 10-12k and I’d like to place a round diamond in a white gold setting that has blue sapphires on each side similar to this setting: http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/settings-with-colored-sidestones/Pear-Shape-Blue-Sapphire-Ring-11153w.html Do I need to [...]
Q: Really like your website & the great information. Great job with that. I need to buy an engagement ring. I am looking for a 1.5ct or larger round brilliant cut diamond and I hoped to stay under $9,000 but I realize that may not be possible. Based on your advice, I have been looking [...]
Q: I’m searching for a diamond but have narrowed it down to a couple from talking to local jewelers. They are giving me mixed opinions though. My budget is around 3500 which they both have come very close to BUT the diamonds differ. One (We’ll call it Diamond A) is 1 ct. VS-clarity and I-color. It’s [...]