Diamond Earrings 101

So I’m on a quest to find a matched pair of ideal cut diamonds for an old client of Nice Ice and thought I’d share my thought process with you since the holidays are just around the corner and diamond earrings are always a popular gift. Today’s search brought me through the online diamond inventories […]

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Think Pink

Every woman wants her engagement ring to be special and unique, to that regard you might want to “think pink” and have the ring custom made in rose gold.  Rose gold is a rich and luxurious looking alternative to the traditional look of yellow and white gold jewelry.  The two rose gold engagement rings pictured […]

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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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