All posts by Todd Gray

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

Brian Gavin Signature Emerald cut diamond, brilyens brilliance like no other

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.

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Age of Diamond Amazing Facts (3 Billion Years Old) Really?

Diamond radioisotope analysis, showing growth history and inclusions. Photo credit Michael Gress

Which came first, the age of diamond, or the age of dinosaurs? Scientists have just shed light on this ancient chicken or egg type of debate. Discover how researchers determine the age of diamond using state-of-the-art technology. I’m certain you’ll find this illuminating!

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Jeff Cooper Tracie vs Brian Gavin Anita Halo (Brilliant duo)

Jeff Cooper Tracie vs Brian Gavin Anita halo setting

Trying to decide between the Jeff Cooper Tracie setting and the Anita Halo by Brian Gavin? Tough choice, no doubt about it! Both Brian Gavin and Jeff Cooper are extremely talented jewelry designers with a reputation for the highest quality.
What are the differences between these rings and which should you buy?

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Introducing Astor by Blue Nile Diamond (Unmatched Sparkle?)

Introducing the Astor by Blue Nile diamond reviews

The Astor by Blue Nile Diamond is purported to offer unmatched sparkle! But as you might imagine, I don’t tend to accept such claims at face value. I doubt that you do either, which is why I know you’re going to enjoy reading this review of the new Astor by Blue Nile diamond. Get the real inside scoop, as seen through the eyes of experience.

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Big Diamond Rings that Light Up the Room! (8+ carats)

Big Diamond Rings, 810 Collection by Brian Gavin reviews, cool shots

Big Diamond Rings! 8+ carats of mind blowing light performance! Discover what proportions and factors to consider when buying big diamond rings. Plus, you get to feast your eyes on some really big diamond rings! And learn a ton about diamonds in the process!

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Victor Canera Emilya Antique Cushion (Bold, Fiery Bliss)

Victor Canera Emilya halo setting with Antique Cushion cut diamond center

How to select the best antique cushion cut diamond for a Victor Canera Emilya halo setting. What are the best proportions for an antique cushion cut diamond? How to interpret and read an ASET Scope image for a cushion cut diamond. Everything you need to do to put together an amazing ring with the Victor Canera Emilya setting!

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GIA Excellent vs Very Good Cut (seeing is believing)

GIA Excellent vs Very Good cut diamonds, which should you choose?

People often wonder about the difference between GIA Excellent vs Very Good cut diamonds. Will the difference in light performance be something you can see? Or is the difference between GIA Excellent vs Very Good cut diamonds just a paper thing? This blog post stems from an inquiry that started out pretty simple. Then it […]

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Two Carat Diamond Ring Crafted by Infinity (Best Pick of 3?)

Two carat diamond ring, Crafted by Infinity review, HPD7856

Which Crafted by Infinity two carat diamond ring should you buy? Follow along as I evaluate the characteristics of 3 two carat Crafted by Infinity hearts and arrows diamonds. This is no easy feat, since these diamonds are quite literally the best of the best! Can you pick just one?

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Buying an Engagement Ring Sucks! 6 Reasons Why (and the fix)

Six Reasons Why Buying an Engagement Ring Sucks

Buying an engagement ring sucks! That’s probably not what you expect a 30 year veteran of the diamond business to say, but it’s true. Thankfully the reasons why buying an engagement ring sucks are easily surmounted if you follow these simple steps.

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6 Tips to Make Your Diamond Look Bigger! (size does matter)

6 Tips to Make Your Diamond Look Bigger

Everybody seems to want a BIGGER DIAMOND, but the reality is that we’re all working with a budget. At the same time, you also want a diamond that is going to Rock Her World because it delivers the highest volume of light return and sparkle factor. Discover why GIA Excellent & AGS Ideal might not be enough. Learn how to tilt the scales to make the diamond look bigger and nail light performance!

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