Should I Buy a VS2 Clarity Diamond Without an Image?

Question:I was going to make a purchase on Blue Nile when I came across your site and started re-thinking my decision. I read through you excellent guide to diamond clarity and also your recent post on why seeing the pictures

Q&A: Looking For a 1.15 to 1.25 carat VS2 Clarity Diamond

Question:Randy,Your site is really a wealth of information – thanks so much for organizing and putting this up.My girlfriend and I are getting engaged soon and have been talking about diamonds. She is convinced that since she is getting a

Q&A: Looking for 1 Carat Emerald Cut Diamond

Question:Hello, thank you for your site giving information on diamonds. I am looking for a nice emerald cut diamond stone size about 1 carat more or less depending on what is out there. I fell in love with a Golconda

Q&A: Looking for a 1 Carat Pear Shaped Diamond

Question:I need to find the best value for my money getting as close to 1 Ct as possible. She prefers white gold or platinum and a pear shaped diamond.  Any suggestions? Which should I look for first....cut clarity or color?This

Q&A: Looking for $6,500 1 Carat Diamond and Ring

Question:Hi,I read your article about clarity and I decided to go for a SI clarity diamond little over 1 Carat. I looked at few on James Allen and I have narrowed down a few. I would appreciate if you can

Q&A: How to Verify a Diamond Certificate?

Question:I recently purchased a certified diamond from a local retailer. The diamond came with a GIA certificate but I am now starting to have some concerns that the certificate doesn’t really belong to this diamond. Is there any way for