Tag Archives for " GIA Excellent Cut "

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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Psychological Review: Wink from High Performance Diamonds adds “Value Select” Line?!?!

I must admit that when Wink from High Performance Diamonds called to announce that he’s adding a line of “Value Select” diamonds to his inventory, I wondered whether his sanity had slipped a few gears… Because he’s one of the original, unofficial, members of the online Hearts & Arrows Diamonds dealers posse, who blazed the trail […]

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Blue Nile Signature Diamond Review: Will these 1.00 carat diamonds make the grade?

Lee writes: “Hi, I sit here ready to push the purchase button on an engagement ring but would like your opinion on 2 stones I have narrowed my search to from the Blue Nile signature range: Blue Nile stock #LD03024633 and Blue Nile stock #LD03157195.  I’m also wondering if the GCAL is showing me everything I need […]

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