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Diamond earrings! (incredible sparkle in 3 easy steps)

Tips & Tricks for Buying Incredible Diamond Earrings. There are 3 Critical Components that ensure your success when buying diamond stud earrings. Everything you need to know to ensure Jaw Dropping Sparkle in 10 minutes or less.

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Cherry Pick the Biggest, Best Round Diamonds 1.70 – 2.00 carats, 20K

Yesterday I conducted an extensive search of the market for a client who is looking for the biggest, best, bang for the buck, in a round brilliant ideal cut diamond weighing between 1.70 – 2.25 carats, G-color and higher, VS-2 clarity and higher. He doesn’t want or need a “super ideal hearts and arrows cut […]

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How to save money buying diamonds by buying shy of the magic carat marks, e.g. one carat diamonds

Hi Todd, my girlfriend and I spent the past weekend looking at diamonds and she fell in love with a 1 ct, G, VS2, Hearts on Fire diamond and I almost fell off my chair when the HOF dealer showed me the price tag! I tried to find better prices on Hearts on Fire diamonds online, but […]

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Score one for Tiffany & Co., jewelers, they’ve made it to the ranks of Brian Gavin!

It is clear to me from their prominent position in an article titled “Put a Ring on it” which appeared in Four Seasons Magazine, that Tiffany & Co., has finally made it… Because a picture of their classic Tiffany style solitaire engagement ring was featured on the seventh page of the online photo album, only […]

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What are the Best Ideal Proportions for Oval Cut Diamonds? Tips for selecting oval brilliant cut diamonds.

Hi Todd, I’ve been searching for a oval shaped diamond for a while, and it seems to be a fairly uncommon shape in stores. Are there any ideal proportions for oval shaped diamonds that you can recommend? I’m on a budget of about 2500 dollars for the diamond itself, and half carat to three quarter […]

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How important is the HCA Score of a diamond? HCA Excellent vs HCA Very Good Scintillation

Thanks Todd. I think these are great options – I appreciate your help. [referencing a prior email message] I am working on contacting Brian Gavin and High Performance Diamonds. One thing I noticed is the Crafted by Infinity Diamond by HPD scored a very good for scintillation on the HCA, compared to the Brian Gavin diamonds that both […]

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How will Diamond Prices & Supply be affected by the Diamond Cutting Crisis in India?

If you don’t buy diamonds for a living, you might not have noticed that there has been a shortage of SI clarity diamonds for the past few months. I discussed the matter with 5th generation Diamond Cutter Brian Gavin recently and he expressed concern that the situation was not going to get better any time […]

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How much does it cost for me to use your Personal Diamond Shopper service?

Hello, I had bought my diamond for my wedding ring back in 2002 from you. I get compliments on it all the time (THANK YOU)! I am referring someone to you but it seems like you may have changed the way you did business back then. Can you help me to understand the differences? I […]

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The last Crafted by Infinity Princess Cut Diamond available in the world?!?! The Shocking Truth!

When I was the diamond buyer for Nice Ice, I used to buy the majority of our princess cut diamonds from Paul Slegers of Crafted by Infinity. Unfortunately Crafted by Infinity stopped producing their princess cut diamonds awhile back due to increased demand for their round brilliant ideal cut diamonds.  I literally thought that there […]

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Brian Gavin Signature Cushion Cut Diamonds, hand picked by the diamond buyer for Nice Ice!

I’m so excited about the release of the Brian Gavin Signature Cushion Cut Diamond, that I thought I’d sift through their inventory and select a few that I wouldn’t mind receiving as an engagement ring if I were a woman… Don’t even ask how I got into the mindset to write this article, it all […]

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