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Ask a Diamond Pro: Finding a Pear Shaped Diamond for $15,000

Michael Fried
Michael Fried

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Ask a Diamond Pro: Finding a Pear Shaped Diamond for $15,000

December 20, 2022 | 2:00pm

Fancy shape diamonds, such as pear shaped diamonds, can be more challenging to purchase than the typical round brilliant cut. Part of this is because the GIA doesn’t provide cut grades for diamonds in these shapes, meaning more work is required to identify a nicely cut diamond. Recently, we received an email from a reader …

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Diamond Gifts for Your Kids

December 15, 2022 | 2:00pm

There are many occasions when you may want to purchase diamond jewelry for your children or grandchildren. Whether it is for a birthday, graduation, or any special occasion, diamond jewelry is a timeless and deeply meaningful gift, and it can be a beautiful way to show your love and all of your wishes for your …

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Ask a Diamond Pro: Emerald Cut Diamond for a Baguette Setting for $11,000

December 13, 2022 | 2:00pm

Every month, we receive hundreds of emails from readers looking for help choosing the perfect diamond or finding an engagement ring that matches their tastes and budget. Many of these emails are sent to us by readers interested in finding less expensive alternatives to engagement rings from luxury brands like Tiffany & Co. or Harry …

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Ask a Diamond Pro: Diamond Stud Earrings on a $3,000 Budget

December 6, 2022 | 2:00pm

Although most of the emails we receive from readers are about engagement rings, we also get a lot of messages from readers seeking help choosing diamond earrings. Diamond stud earrings, which have a simple but elegant appearance, can make fantastic gifts and offer an incredible amount of versatility. They’re wearable in almost any environment, and …

Ring stacking

Ring Stacking: Everything you need to know

December 1, 2022 | 7:42pm

With so many beautiful wedding rings, it’s tricky to decide which one you will want to still wear in 20 years. One of the reasons we love stacked rings is the neverending possibilities to expand your sparkle and express yourself. Kick off your heels and enjoy the process of rings without limits: hello ring stack! …

Extremely Brilliant Round Diamond

Ask a Diamond Pro: Extremely Brilliant Round Diamond for $3,500

November 29, 2022 | 1:28pm

If you’ve ever read our diamond buying guides, you’ll know that we emphasize prioritizing the features that have the biggest impact on a diamond’s appearance, such as its cut quality and carat weight, then aiming for high clarity and color. This approach ensures your budget will be spent where it’s most effective — on the …

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Ask a Diamond Pro: Skeptical About Buying a Diamond Online

November 22, 2022 | 1:58pm

One of the most common questions we get from readers is whether or not it’s safe to purchase an engagement ring or other diamond jewelry online. Diamonds are expensive, and as a result of this, it’s natural to have some misgivings about the prospect of buying one online, sight unseen. However, not only is buying …

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Cost-Conscious Diamond Engagement Ring Purchase

November 18, 2022 | 7:10pm

When you realize you want to marry your partner, there are many potential anxieties. Will they say yes? How will I ask? Do I talk to their parents first? Can I afford a diamond ring? Breathe. You are going to figure out these questions. And while we can’t help you know if they’ll say yes, …

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