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GIA Excellent vs Very Good Cut (seeing is believing)

GIA Excellent vs Very Good cut diamonds, which should you choose?

People often wonder about the difference between GIA Excellent vs Very Good cut diamonds. Will the difference in light performance be something you can see? Or is the difference between GIA Excellent vs Very Good cut diamonds just a paper thing? This blog post stems from an inquiry that started out pretty simple. Then it […]

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Using Blue Nile Diamond Search vs Build Your Own Ring

“Is it better to Build Your Own Ring on Blue Nile, or Search Blue Nile for Round Diamonds, when buying a diamond engagement ring online? If I may take advantage of the free Diamond Concierge Service you refer to on the web site, I’d like your help finding a round ideal cut diamond in the […]

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Vintage inspired diamond engagement rings from Blue Nile, plus Blue Nile diamond reviews

“Hi Todd, I really appreciate all of the information you provide on the web site, it has been a tremendous resource which I have relied on extensively while shopping for a diamond online. I’m wondering what you think of the vintage inspired diamond engagement rings from Blue Nile, which they introduced via email a few days […]

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3 Prong Martini style Diamond Stud Earrings Ritani GIA Excellent Cut Diamond Reviews

While conducting a search for a client who submitted a request via my free Diamond Concierge Service, I ran across two Ritani GIA Excellent cut round diamonds that I think would make a great pair of diamond earrings! This 0.60 carat, D-color, VS-1 clarity, GIA Excellent cut round diamond from Ritani, is an excellent match […]

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Has Enchanted Diamonds cast a spell on Nice Ice?

I probably shouldn’t be telling you this, but I’ve made peace with Enchanted Diamonds of New York City. I know, I know what you’re thinking… “Isn’t Enchanted Diamonds the company that YOU awarded an F minus in your review of the Enchanted Diamonds web site a little more than a year ago?!?! The online diamond vendor that YOU linked to […]

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Hearts on Fire Transcend Halo vs Ritani Split Shank French Halo diamond engagement rings

Dear Todd, thank you so much for your assistance, your advice has been tremendous help.To be honest I’m still undecided whether to go with a Hearts and Arrows, or GIA Triple X diamond. My preference is definitely the best possible cut / sparkle, however wonder whether a larger size diamond is a more appreciable difference to […]

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Best Round Diamond for 7k – 10k, Deciding between Blue Nile, Costco, BGD and CBI Ideal Cut Diamonds

Hi Todd, I’m trying to find an engagement ring around the 7k – 10k range that is at least 1 ctw for the center stone. I have been looking all over the place and am a little worried about ordering from Blue Nile because I like to see what I’m buying before I actually buy […]

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Costco Diamonds Review – How do they compare with Blue Nile?

I am new to researching diamonds. I was looking at costco, and blue nile. I like 1-1.5. I think we have a budget of 8g. But might be able to go up a little more than that. I want a good diamond. I like the pave petite round. I think that is the name. Is […]

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GIA vs AGS Graded Diamonds – Which Gemological Laboratory is the Best?

This is an excerpt from an email which I received from a client asking for me to help him select diamonds for a three stone ring: “Each stone to be round brilliant cut, at least F color, at least VS2, triple excellent for cut/polish/symmetry and fluorescence to not be stronger than medium, and preferably all […]

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High Performance Diamonds knocks it out of the park with this Value Select Diamond!

I’ve been keeping an eye on the diamonds being added to Wink’s new Value Select Line over at High Performance Diamonds and this 2.52 carat, K-color, SI-2 clarity diamond caught my eye this morning! It’s graded by the GIA Laboratory with an overall cut rating of GIA Excellent, which is the highest rating available from […]

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