All posts by Todd Gray

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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Free Ring w/ Diamond Purchase from James Allen (up to $1500)

Free Ring with Purchase James Allen Diamond Promotion

Free Ring with Purchase of a diamond from James Allen! No coupon or discount code required! Up to $1500 credit towards the ring of your dreams! Obviously, there is a lot that we can do with that kind of ring budget! Restrictions apply of course, get all the details right here.

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Looking for 1.30 carat, H-color, VS-2 clarity, round diamond for $12K (or better)

James Allen Diamond Reviews, SKU 1998260 in-depth review

Follow along as we evaluate 4 GIA Excellent cut round diamonds presented by a client. Discover why they don’t meet my selection criteria, and learn why the alternatives I recommended will leave those other ideal cut diamonds in the dust!

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Where to buy 1 carat round diamond, G+ color, VS-1+ to $7.5K

Brian Gavin, AGS #104090535077, Tanya's engagement ring

The hunt for a 1 carat round diamond is on. Follow along as we navigate through the options, exploring the offerings of different vendors and breaking down proportions into understandable concepts.

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James Allen Engagement Rings #shesaidyes (Beyond Thrilled)

James Allen engagement rings, Tyler and Colbey beach proposal day

The popularity of James Allen engagement rings continues to rise. There are photographs of beautiful marriage proposals like this one all over Pinterest. The surge of story book proposals appearing on social media is at an all time high. Just follow hashtags like #isaidyes and #shesaidyes for inspiration. At the same time, the pressure upon us guys to […]

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