“Can you shed some light on the differences between the Blue Nile Signature Cushion
vs the Brian Gavin Signature Cushion cut diamonds
? Both seem to exhibit hearts and arrows patterns, which I’ve read is a sign of superior optical precision in round ideal cut diamonds. Is hearts and arrows more of a gimmick in a cushion cut diamond, or does it bring something to the table in terms of visual performance? I’m also considering the X-factor cushion cut diamond from Enchanted Diamonds
, but they aren’t cut to exhibit hearts and arrows — what do you think of those? Looking for recommendations in the range of 1.90 – 2.25 carats, G-color, VS-1 or VS-2 in clarity, GIA Excellent or AGS Ideal Cut.”
“Hi Todd, I really appreciate all of the information you provide on the web site, it has been a tremendous resource which I have relied on extensively while shopping for a diamond online. I’m wondering what you think of the vintage inspired diamond engagement rings from Blue Nile
, which they introduced via email a few days ago, I don’t know whether you’re signed up to receive that sort of thing from Blue Nile or not, but I don’t see any mention of it on your web site. I think that my favorite is the Heirloom Halo micro pave diamond engagement ring from Blue Nile.
Could you help me identify some potential center stones in the range of 1.10 – 1.49 carats, G-H color, VS-2 or higher in clarity. It’s all right to respond via blog post, I’m probably not going to pull the trigger for another month or two, but would like to get an idea of the sort of diamond that you would select from Blue Nile. Thank you.” Read More…
Blue is the color of the sky on a clear blue day, it is the color of the softest light first thing in the morning, and it just happens to be the best color of fluorescence exhibited by three very special Brian Gavin Signature Blue Fluorescent diamonds
which I am going to review today… Because I happened to trip across them while conducting a Search for Brian Gavin Signature round diamonds
on behalf of a client who is looking for something just a little smaller in carat weight. I’m not quite sure why, but I found myself singing the lyrics to Blue Velvet, written by Bernie Wayne and Lee Morris in the 1950’s as I looked over the details for these three spectacular blue fluorescent diamonds by Brian Gavin.
It is pretty rare to find diamonds that meet my selection criteria in the range of 1.40 – 1.49 carats, because the reality is that a diamond cutter has to be stupid to produce anything short of the 1.50 carat mark where the price per carat of diamonds increases dramatically, thus Brian Gavin would have been better off from a financial perspective to cut this diamond to lesser proportions, thus yielding more profit via a higher selling price, but that’s just not his style… Brian Gavin claims to have set the standard for Hearts and Arrows diamonds, and thus this 1.458 carat, Brian Gavin Signature round diamond
represents his dedication to cutting diamonds that exhibit the best light performance!
Industry giant Martin Rapaport announced today, the official launch of RapNet’s new “Instant Inventory for Diamond Jewelers” which provides retail jewelers and internet dealers with access to virtual inventory consisting of more than 1.5 million diamonds, valued at more than $8 billion dollars. This service enables jewelry stores and internet diamond dealers to offer millions of dollars in diamond inventory, without actually investing money in a single diamond, or purchasing diamond grading equipment of any kind. The only investment a jeweler has to make is the time spent subscribing to the Instant Inventory for Diamond Jewelers service, and setting up the basic search parameters that their inventory will consist of.
Brian Gavin Diamonds March Madness Sale
! It seems that Brian Gavin is an avid basketball fan, and he’s decided to celebrate the NCAA Basketball Tournament by betting on a sure thing, Brian Gavin Signature Diamonds
! This week’s Brian Gavin coupons and discount codes will save you 9% off of engagement rings, and up to 8% off of diamonds! Complete details and coupon codes are provided on the Brian Gavin Diamonds March Madness Sale
details page. Things move kind of fast under these conditions, so if you see something you like, click to order it, and then use my free Diamond Concierge Service
if you want my opinion on it. Please tell Brian Gavin that you read about them on Nice Ice!
Hey Todd, I’d like to get your opinion on two diamonds, which honestly I located using the search engine feature provided on the web site of one of your competitors. I’ll be happy to use your referral link in exchange for a bit of advice; especially since it seems that your competitor is not willing to discuss anything further without charging me for their advice! Which leads me to wonder: “Why do you provide diamond buying advice for free? Just trying to figure out how this whole affiliate thing works. The two diamonds that I’m considering are this 1.40 carat, G-color, SI-1 clarity, round from Enchanted Diamonds, and this 1.44 carat, H-color, SI-1 clarity, round from Enchanted Diamonds.
Please feel free to respond by blog post, and make any additional recommendations if you see anything better out there. I’m in the early research phase of buying a diamond engagement ring, looking for something in the range of 8-10k, that provides a good balance of carat weight, color, and clarity. Based upon everything that I’ve read, diamond cut quality should be my primary focus. Would you agree?