Diamond Query: Choosing Between Four 0.70 Carat G-SI1 Oval-Cut Diamonds

| Anonymous Reader

Hi Sebastian, I have read through a lot of your website, it is very helpful and you should be proud. I have picked 4 diamonds that I think seem like decent options. I would like your expertise on these to maybe narrow the list down or pick the best one. I’m looking for eye clean and minimal bow tie.

There is about a $500 difference between the cheapest one I picked and the most expensive one. I am okay paying the higher price if you think it makes a significant difference but I love getting the most bang for my buck.

If there is anything else that you think makes a difference, let me know. Here is the link to the diamonds:


Thank you for taking the time to do this for me and other helpless men. 🙂

Your Diamond Teacher |

Thank you for your inquiry. I am happy to help. And I am glad to hear that the information on my website is helpful. Thank you!

The four diamonds you selected below, from JamesAllen.com, are all a great choice. Well done! If I lined these diamonds up, in front of you, you would have a difficult time telling them apart. With that being said, we still need to select one. I would choose diamond sku 4323847.


This diamond is the most aesthetically pleasing to my eye and has the least bowtie effect. I did put the diamonds in order of my preference.

Have you selected a ring setting, yet? Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

| Anonymous Reader

Thank you! Yes, I have chosen a ring setting from James Allen. The girlfriend was very straight with what she likes: a pave halo ring setting with oval diamond. From what I’ve read and seen, that combo goes great together. I was going to pay more for platinum as opposed to white gold, what are your thoughts on that?

Your Diamond Teacher |

Hi, I always recommend platinum. Platinum is a naturally white metal. White gold is white because of the rhodium plating, which can wear off over time.

James Allen will re-plate white gold as part of the service, which is great. And white gold is extremely popular. But, I am a fan of platinum because it is less maintenance and it is hypoallergenic.

White gold has nickel, which can cause an allergic reaction if not now, over time. In addition, platinum develops a patina overtime, which is really pretty, but if the wearer doesn’t prefer that, you simply polish the ring.

| Anonymous Reader

Okay great. Thanks for everything!