Engaging Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is widely recognized as the ability to solve emotionally based problems… therefore it kind of seems like a good place to begin an article about buying an engagement ring don’t you think? In the 25+ years that I’ve been in the diamond business, I’ve yet to meet a single person who is not working […]

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Diamond Review by Request: Brian Gavin Blue 0.77 carat, J, VS-1, Signature Ideal Cut Round

“Todd, Thanks for the ultra-informative website. As a geek and a doctor I crave knowledge and you certainly provide it. I would value your opinion on a diamond. My wife has her eye on a 18kt white gold mounting for a 6mm round. I’m looking at Brian Gavin Blue: BLAGS-104060183023, a 0.770 J VS1 Signature Blue round. I […]

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“Little Boy Blue” 1.016 H, VS-2

Little Boy Blue seemed like the perfect name for this handsome puppy because of the medium blue fluorescence which is a strong indicator of his brilliant personality! As a diamond buyer, I’ve always selected diamonds for myself which exhibit medium to strong blue fluorescence because I love the slight edge that fluorescence gives a stone […]

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Learn About Diamonds Before You Buy!

25+ years of Diamond Buying Knowledge Shared FREE I’m Todd Gray and I’ve been actively involved in the diamond industry since 1985.  During that time I’ve owned and operated a brick and mortar jewelry store and was employed as the primary diamond buyer for Nice Ice, Inc. which is recognized as one of the pioneers […]

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0.75 carat, F, SI-1 True Hearts

So I thought it would be fun to dig around the James Allen Diamonds web site today and see what they had to offer in the range of three quarters of a carat… something that would spark my interest in terms of visual performance and deliver outstanding value.  To be honest, I sifted through about […]

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Select the Perfect Engagement Ring in 5 Minutes!

Brian Gavin Diamonds announced this morning that they are now offering preset engagement rings for customers who don’t have the time nor the inclination to sift through a list of diamonds and then try to figure out whether the diamond they select will fit in a ring or not. This makes it possible for you […]

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The Journey Begins

Once upon a midnight dreary, where I ponder weak and weary, eyeballs glued upon this query, here I search though still quite leery. That’s right Bub, you should be! Because if you think you’re smart, looking for a diamond on the internet, then you’d better be wearing asbestos shorts ‘cuz you can get your little […]

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