Tag Archives for " Diamond Prices "

Best Diamond Engagement Ring $10k (Breathtaking Sparkle)

What combination of criteria creates the best diamond engagement ring? What combination of carat weight, color, clarity, and cut creates the best balance? And how much is it going to cost to buy the best diamond engagement ring?

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A killer pair of diamond stud earrings from Brian Gavin!

So I’m searching for options in round brilliant ideal cut diamonds on behalf of a client. My first stop of course is Brian Gavin Diamonds, where I run across this matched pair of super ideal hearts and arrows round diamonds: 1.811 carat, I-color, VS-2 clarity, BGD Signature round diamond 1.830 carat, I-color, VS-2 clarity, BGD […]

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James Allen vs Enchanted Diamonds Reviews: Same stone, different price?

“I found this GIA Triple Excellent Cut 2.21 carat, E-color, VS-1 clarity, round diamond from James Allen and would like your opinion on it, I think that I found the same diamond for less from Enchanted Diamonds. During the course of my research, I found your negative review of Enchanted Diamonds, but then you wrote a positive review of a pear shape diamond […]

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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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When is the best time to buy a diamond? Diamond prices Up 2.2 – 8.8% 1st Quarter 2014

You’re welcome to try to predict when is the best time to buy a diamond, however it is likely that any time spent trying to figure that out is simply going to cost you in terms of carat weight, color, or clarity, as diamond prices continue to steadily increase. Rapaport Diamond News is reporting steady price […]

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Are online diamond prices negotiable? How to get the best price buying diamonds online!

Hi Todd, I’m trying to decide between this 1.20 carat, H-color, VS-1 clarity, James Allen True Hearts diamond, and this 1.23 carat, H-color, VS-1 clarity, Brian Gavin Signature round diamond, which I believe both meet the selection criteria which I read on your web site and have an overall cut grade of AGS Ideal-0. I’ve […]

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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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Should I buy a G color diamond with very strong blue fluorescence?

Hi Todd, I’ve been reading your site for awhile now. Thank you for putting together such a great resource! I read your article Something Borrowed, Something Blue and really like the way the blue fluorescent diamond looks in the photograph. I’m looking at this 1.547 carat, G color, VS-2 clarity diamond from the Brian Gavin Blue […]

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1.50 carat, F/G color, SI-1 / VS-2 clarity, round brilliant ideal cut diamonds for $5-6K

Last night I received a phone call from a friend of the family, who is in the middle of shopping for diamonds, and remembered that he had a friend in the diamond business. We spent a few minutes catching up and then I asked him what he was looking for and how much he wanted […]

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“Diamonds Are Forever” but Channels of Diamond Distribution are Always Changing

When DeBeers launched their “Diamonds are Forever” marketing campaign in 1952, the industry followed a traditional method of distributing their product to the public which looked something like this: DeBeers operated a mining group which sold uncut diamond rough to Diamond Cutters, who cut the diamonds and sold them to Diamond Wholesalers, who sold the diamonds […]

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