Tag Archives for " High Performance Diamonds "

Tour the CBI Mothership: 6.038 carats, N-color, VVS-1 clarity, Crafted by Infinity diamond review

I’ve been wanting to write a review of this 6.038 carat, N-color, VVS-1 clarity, Crafted by Infinity round ideal cut diamond for quite some time, however the diamond was set in a three stone ring before the pattern of hearts and arrows could be photographed. Thankfully Wink from High Performance Diamonds had the opportunity to dismount the […]

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Brian Gavin Signature vs Crafted by Infinity, Hearts & Arrows diamond reviews, D-color, Internally Flawless

Hey Todd, could you help me decide between this 1.100 carat, D-color, Internally Flawless, Crafted by Infinity diamond, and this 1.255 carat, D-color, Internally Flawless, Brian Gavin Signature diamond? The debate that I’m having is whether it’s worth paying the extra $1,239.00 for the larger carat weight, because that is about the same price as […]

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Crafted by Infinity High Performance Diamonds Reviews: Picking the best of 3 H&A diamonds

“I’m trying to decide between three Crafted by Infinity Hearts and Arrows High Performance Diamonds, which are all in the same range of carat weight, color, and clarity, but there is a significant difference in price. I’m wondering which of the 3 diamonds is the best option for this Swan setting from D. Vatche; the diamonds that I’m considering are […]

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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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Brian Gavin Signature vs Crafted by Infinity vs Whiteflash A Cut Above diamonds; using Ideal Scope, ASET, and H&A Scope to pick the very best!

I’m looking for the best diamond I can buy for an engagement ring for ~$30,000 ($28k – $32k). I’m looking for AGS Ideal / GIA Excellent cut with Hearts & Arrows, a good score on the Holloway Cut Adviser, D to E color, 1.5 – 1.7 carats, VS-2 or higher in clarity. I’m considering [diamonds referenced below] two Crafted by Infinity diamonds from HPD; a couple from Whiteflash; three […]

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How does Hearts and Arrows pattern affect sparkle in round brilliant cut diamonds?

Hi Todd, I really appreciate the diamond buying tips and advice. My girlfriend likes the split shank French halo setting from Ritani, but they don’t seem to offer hearts and arrows diamonds that are comparable to the Brian Gavin Signature, Crafted by Infinity, or James Allen True Hearts diamonds that you recommend. How important is a […]

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How amazing does your diamond look when dirty? Feedback on CBI diamonds months after purchase!

Practically every woman loves the way their diamond engagement sparkles when they first receive it, but in many cases the sense of amazement which they initially experienced, fades over time as the diamond becomes covered with dirt and grime… this however has not been Sandy’s experience with the Crafted by Infinity diamond which she and […]

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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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Brilliant Earth Diamond Review: “Conflict Free” Canadian Ideal Cut Diamond 1.54 cts, F, VS-1

A client asked me whether I could help him find a super ideal cut diamond that met my selection criteria on Brilliant Earth because he wanted a conflict free diamond from Canada. Not only could I not find a diamond that met my expectations, as you’ll see from my in-depth Review of Brilliant Earth Diamonds, […]

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Round Brilliant Ideal Cut Diamonds circa 2.50 carats, E color, VS-2 clarity and higher

T.K. from Poland writes: I’m looking for a loose stone circa 2.5 carat. e color and minimal inclusions. I live in Poland but have family in the USA. So I looked through the inventory of my preferred diamond vendors and found a few options worthy of consideration, which we’re going to consider in order of carat weight. The first option is […]

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