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Crafted by Infinity vs High Performance Diamonds

Crafted by Infinity vs High Performance Diamonds

“Hey Todd, I’ve got a question for you. Is it better to purchase a Crafted by Infinity diamond from High Performance Diamonds online, or from one of their retail partners? I’m shopping for a Crafted by Infinity super ideal cut diamond weighing between 1.70 – 2.00 carats. From what I’ve read online, it seems like a […]

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Rare hearts and arrows diamonds 1.40 – 1.49 carats, Brian Gavin, Crafted by Infinity, Victor Canera

Ideal Cut Diamonds in the 1.40 – 1.49 carat category tend to be extremely rare because the price increase that occurs between the 1.49 – 1.50 carats marks, creates an incentive for the diamond cutter to cut a less than perfect diamond, in order to keep the carat weight above 1.50 carats, where he will yield […]

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Mind Blowing Crafted by Infinity three stone diamond engagement ring!

“I’ve been lurking on your blog for awhile now Todd, and certainly appreciate the diamond buying advice that you provide people like me. I’m in the research phase of planning what I hope will be a mind blowing Crafted by Infinity three stone diamond engagement ring, so feel free to respond via blog if you think […]

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What are Twinning Wisps in a diamond? And are twinning wisps inclusions good or bad?

The diamond inclusion referred to as “Twinning Wisps” are intergrowth within the diamond, which has twisted together within a twinning plane. It is essentially a twisting of the diamond crystal plane, and usually contains a variety of inclusions, such as diamond crystals, fractures, feathers, and clouds of pinpoint size diamond crystals, which may be light […]

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Are Blue Nile Signature round diamonds, Hearts and Arrows Diamonds?

I almost blew coffee all over the screen of my Macbook Air when I opened up the GCAL report for this 1.06 carat, G-color, Internally Flawless, Blue Nile Signature round diamond, and saw that GCAL had given the “Hearts and Arrows pattern” of this diamond an Excellent grade, because the hearts pattern is not consistent; the […]

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Diamond Concierge Service: Be my diamond shopper! $12K to spend, sparkle is more important than size!

“Hi Todd, Thanks for such an informative site. I am shopping for an engagement ring and would love your help in picking something out. My girlfriend is very simple, thus she loves round diamonds. I am looking for a diamond between 1.00 – 1.50 carats. Size is not as important as quality and sparkle. Being […]

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Blue Nile Canada vs Buying from Brian Gavin, and other online dealers; does it save on taxes?

Hi Todd, I have learned quite a bit about diamonds from reading your blog. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. I’m in the process of shopping for a diamond, and it is a little overwhelming. Upon viewing many diamonds with less than ideal proportions, I came across GIA #1132987464, which is a 2.00 carat, G color, VVS2 […]

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Zoara diamonds review: GIA 1179161412, is the price of this H&A diamond too good to be true?

“I wanted to get your advice on this rings GIA certification. the price seems too good to be true. Is there anything you can see on the Certification that might raise some suspicion? The diamond is on Zoara’s website and is under the catalog ID # D11179161412” – H.R. The price for the 1.21 carat, […]

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Down the Rabbit Hole, Brian Gavin Signature vs Crafted by Infinity diamonds

“I think I’ve read every single blog post that you’ve written, possibly even twice, and it seems to me that you definitely have a preference for the super ideal cut diamonds produced by Brian Gavin and Crafted by Infinity; but which hearts and arrows diamond would you select if you had to choose between those […]

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Legends and Myths of Elusive SI-2 clarity diamonds, plus 6 Crafted by Infinity Diamonds Reviews

I am intrigued by what you wrote about the Crafted Infinity Diamonds offered by High Performance Diamonds, and am going to take you up on your offer to help me find a diamond that meets the following criteria: I’m basically looking for a round solitaire between 1.50 – 2.00 carats, which is G-color to I-color, with a clarity grade of […]

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