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Cherry Picked Diamonds of the Week:

Crafted by Infinity High Performance Diamond Reviews, HPD9335, AGS 104095238035

"The Eight of Hearts"

This 1.552 carat, E-color, VS-1 clarity, Crafted by Infinity hearts and arrows diamond from High Performance Diamonds is sure to be a crowd pleaser! The higher degree of optical precision that creates the hearts pattern and super ideal proportions will produce an incredibly high volume of light return and a virtual balance of brilliance and dispersion in the form of broad-spectrum sparkle. Prepare to be amazed!

1.23 carat, F-color, VS-2 clarity, oval brilliant cut diamond from James Allen, SKU 4522349, GIA 6197097656

Spectacular Oval Brilliant!

It can be so challenging to find a really nice looking oval brilliant cut diamond, which is why I was so excited to run across 1.23 carat, F-color, VS-2 clarity, oval cut diamond from James Allen. The diamond has proportions within my preferred range and a length to width ratio of 1.41:1.00 which creates that nice traditional oval shape outline. You have no idea how excited I was to find an oval brilliant that looks this nice!

Black by Brian Gavin Diamond review, AGS 104097538034

Sparkle Beyond Imagination

Imagine the most beautiful diamond that you've ever seen. Then magnify that image in your mind ten times and the odds are that this 1.274 carat, F-color, VS-2 clarity, Black by Brian Gavin hearts and arrows diamond will sparkle even more. Because Black by Brian Gavin diamonds represent a higher standard of ideal cut diamond cutting which Brian describes as the pinnacle of his career as a diamond cutter.

Matthew C.Happily Engaged to Kaitlyn
Todd, your suggestion to go with Brian Gavin Diamonds was perfect. It was the perfect ring, and perfect day. The ring you created for us was better than the Tiffany and co in every way! Thank you, Matt

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One carat diamond buying guide (tips and tricks to save big)

This buyers guide will help you select the best one-carat diamond engagement ring based on light performance and sparkle factor. You'll know exactly what to look for by the end of this article.

April is Diamond Month (and other shocking revelations)

April is Diamond Month! That means that the birthstone for April is Diamond. And that means that special savings off of Brian Gavin Signature diamonds (hidden herein like an Easter Egg) for you to find!

Brian Gavin vs Crafted by Infinity vs Victor Canera (agony)

Follow along as I help this client pick the best Hearts & Arrows diamond from Brian Gavin, Crafted by Infinity, and Victor Canera. Given the reputation of these companies, I know this is going to be an agonizing decision.

BGD Signature Emerald Cut Diamond (Rocks the House) Amazing!

Announcing the new BGD Signature Emerald Cut Diamond! The brightest, most brilliant emerald cut diamond that I've ever seen! Guaranteed to knock your socks off! My jaw hit the floor when I saw how bright these Brian Gavin Signature Emerald cut diamonds face-up.

Get Answers to Your Questions (everybody else has them too!)

How to sell my diamond ring when things go bad (1.90 carats)

With 50% of marriages ending in divorce, many people want to know "How do I sell my diamond ring?" Including one Nice Ice client with a 1.90 carat, I-color, VS-2 clarity, cushion cut diamond for sale!"

ASET Scope Image for James Allen True Hearts (So Top Secret)

Do you know where to find ASET Scope images for James Allen True Hearts diamonds? Most people assume ASET Scope images are not available for James Allen True Hearts diamonds, but I'll let you in on a little secret...

James Allen True Hearts versus GIA Excellent Cut Diamonds

Are James Allen True Hearts diamonds worth the premium? Is it possible to find a GIA Excellent cut diamond that will rival the light performance of a hearts and arrows diamond? How does James Allen True Hearts diamonds compare to other brands?

Whiteflash vs Blue Nile GIA Excellent (shattering glass?)

How do Whiteflash diamonds compare with the GIA Excellent cut diamonds offered by Blue Nile and other vendors? The client who purchased this diamond from Whiteflash indicates that it looks like glass, but why is that?

Tara Y.Another Happy Brian Gavin Client

The experience of working with Todd Gray to help navigate my search for the perfect diamond was priceless. His expertise is invaluable in an industry I had limited knowledge of and I always felt that he had my best interest in mind. Finding an affordable stone through Brian Gavin was an added bonus. I had been looking at Brian Gavin’s website for years yet never believed that I would someday own one of his stunningly beautiful perfectly cut stones. Thank you Todd Gray and Brian Gavin for such a pleasant experience through this entire process!

Which ideal cut diamond should you buy
  • Hearts & Arrows Super Ideal Rounds
  • GIA Excellent Cut Rounds
  • Fancy Shape Diamonds

The Ultimate in Light Performance

Brian Gavin Hearts & Arrows Diamonds, the ultimate in light performance

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Hearts & Arrows Diamonds represent the Top 0.001% of the annual production for round brilliant cut diamonds. They offer the highest volume of light return and the most incredible sparkle factor you've ever seen.

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