Crafted by Infinity Diamonds Review: Cherry Picking the Inventory of High Performance Diamonds!

This 1.183 carat, G-color, VS-2 clarity, Crafted by Infinity round brilliant ideal cut diamond from High Performance Diamonds certainly looks tempting! It has an overall cut grade of AGS Ideal-0 as determined on the Platinum Light Performance grading platform which uses the proprietary Angular Spectrum Evaluation Tool (ASET) which demonstrates how the diamond is drawing light from the room and reflecting it back, as pictured to the left. Just look at all the red (brightness) exhibited by this diamond!

Paul Slegers of Crafted by Infinity Diamonds is a Master Diamond Cutter who is located in Antwerp, Belgium; his production rivals that of the best diamond cutters in the world! Every Crafted by Infinity diamond is optimized for maximum light return and visual performance, you can’t go wrong with his production, it’s top notch and that says a lot considering he introduced me as a  “Diamond Snob” at a diamond conclave a few years back! It’s a vicious rumor, I swear…

Ideal Scope for Crafted by Infinity, AGS #104063757001I also like the look of this 1.228 carat, F-color, VS-1 clarity, Crafted by Infinity Diamond which is currently being offered by High Performance Diamonds it looks absolutely delicious! It is cut to center-range zero ideal cut proportions, optimized for light return and visual performance! AGS Ideal-0 and all that… The image to the left is of the diamond as seen through an Ideal Scope, which is designed to determine the amount of light leakage, which will appear as white, this diamond exhibits minimal light leakage, to the extent that is typical of super ideal cut diamonds of this high level of optical symmetry.

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Crafted by Infinity Diamond, AGS #104065572004This 1.268 carat, H-color, VS-2 clarity, Crafted by Infinity Diamond from High Performance Diamonds is an excellent balance of characteristics, the H-color will face up “white” and helps to keep the price down… The lab report pictured to the left is the Platinum Light Performance diamond grading report from the American Gem Society Laboratory (AGSL) issued for this diamond. It shows that the diamond received individual grades of AGS Ideal-0 for Light Performance, Polish and Symmetry. The Light Performance grade takes the proportions of the diamond into account, but also grades the diamond for how effectively it makes use of the light it is exposed to. The green in the center of the table facet merely indicates that the diamond is drawing light from 45° which is the angle that separates the red and green colors that represent varying degrees of brightness within the diamond.

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If you happen to share my passion for diamonds with blue fluorescence, then this 1.738 carat, I-color, VS-2 clarity, Crafted by Infinity Diamond from High Performance Diamonds should get your attention! It exhibits very strong blue fluorescence when the diamond is exposed to black light or strong ultra violet light… Blue fluorescence can help to offset the body color of a diamond, and looks absolutely amazing under black light, which causes the diamond to glow a beautiful neon-blue color! It’s very pretty, and the diamond will look perfectly normal when viewed under normal lighting, so it’s kind of a hidden secret power!

If you’re looking for something incredible over the two carat mark, then I’d go with this 2.178 carat, I-color, SI-1 clarity, Crafted by Infinity Diamond from High Performance Diamonds, because it gets you over the 2.00 carat mark without completely shattering the piggy bank! It’s cut to center range zero ideal cut proportions, and the inclusions look great! Naturally, it’s been graded by the AGSL with an overall cut grade of AGS Ideal-0 on the Platinum Light Performance grading platform.

Now I was in the mood to shop for diamonds weighing more than a carat today, but the reality is that the majority of diamonds purchased for engagement rings weigh less than a carat, so feel free to drop me a note if you’d like help finding a diamond of another carat weight, or if you have any other diamond related questions for that matter!

Todd Gray
Todd Gray is a professional diamond buyer with 30+ years of trade experience. He loves to teach people how to buy diamonds that exhibit incredible light performance! In addition to writing for Nice Ice, Todd "ghost writes" blogs and educational content for other diamond sites. When Todd isn't chained to a desk, or consulting for the trade, he enjoys Freediving! (that's like scuba diving, but without air tanks)
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Professional diamond buyer with 30+ years trade experience in the niche of super ideal cut diamonds. In my free time, I enjoy freediving & photography.
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Wink Jones says July 21, 2013

Thanks for writing about some of my diamonds Todd. I wish you would do an article like this about some of my spectacular Value Select diamonds too. Most of them are almost as nice as my Crafted by Infinity diamonds, but are priced to be competitive with diamonds from the 800 pound Gorilla in the room (whose initials are BN) while actually being better cut.

I do not know if they pay you to write about them or not, but even if they do, I hope you will write about my Value Select for those who want great but are not ready to pay for phenominal…

Wink

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    Todd Gray says July 21, 2013

    I’ve been looking at a few of those value select diamonds of yours Wink, and they aren’t half bad… Definitely not up to the standards of the super ideal cut rounds with hearts and arrows patterns that you and I built our names on, but definitely better than a lot of the broad range zero cuts that I see flying around out there 😉

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