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Hearts and Arrows Diamond Consultation, 1.10 – 1.30 carats, E/F color, VS-1 to VVS-1 clarity

“Hi, I wanted to find a round cut diamond around 1.1 to 1.3 ct, E/F color, VVS-1 to VS-1 clarity, ideal cut with H&A. Could you please help? and do you charge for the consultation?” — Xin L. I’ll be happy to help you evaluate some options for round brilliant ideal cut diamonds weighing between […]

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Best options in One Carat Diamonds for $7000 from Ritani

Hi Todd, I am looking to purchase an engagement ring from Ritani (I like the idea of being able to preview it before purchase) and was hoping you could help me select a couple diamond options. I am looking for something Ideal cut, approx. 1 ct, D-H & FL-SI1, and around $7000. Thank you in […]

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Best Celebrity Engagement Rings of 2013

This synopsis of the best Celebrity engagement rings of 2013 shows more than just the rings, it also shows you similar styles that you can present to your fiance. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get the look of the most popular celebrity engagement rings.

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Cherry Picking Blue Nile, Brian Gavin, Crafted by Infinity & James Allen for 1.00 – 1.20 carat, F-G color, VS-2 clarity, Round Ideal Cut Diamonds

Hey Todd, I really appreciate all of the information that you share on your web site. I’m in the market for a round brilliant ideal cut diamond engagement ring in the range of 1.00 – 1.20 carats, F-G color, VS-2 clarity, and am wondering what you would “cherry pick” from Blue Nile, Brian Gavin, Crafted […]

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Which Halo engagement ring should I choose? Brian Gavin, High Performance Diamonds, or Ritani?

Hey Todd, my fiance has indicated that she wants a halo style engagement ring and I like the look of the Park Avenue Halo engagement ring from High Performance Diamonds (pictured to the left), and the Round Square Halo engagement ring from Brian Gavin, and then I was introduced to Ritani while reading your blog and found […]

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Thinking about buying a diamond online? You’re not alone…

If you are thinking about buying a diamond online, you are not alone, according to comScore, consumer purchases of jewelry and watches online have increased approximately 14% over the past year, which is a pretty substantial increase when you stop to consider that when we first launched Nice Ice online back in 1996, everybody in […]

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Face Off: Brian Gavin Signature Diamond vs Crafted by Infinity Hearts & Arrows Diamond, which is the best 1.50 carat, H-color, VS-2 clarity option?

Hi Todd, I’ve spent the past few months educating myself about diamonds by reading your blog posts and the diamond education sections provided on several of the web sites which you mention. I think I’ve narrowed down my search to this 1.538 carat, H-color, VS-2 clarity, Brian Gavin Signature Hearts & Arrows diamond and this […]

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How important is the HCA Score of a diamond? HCA Excellent vs HCA Very Good Scintillation

Thanks Todd. I think these are great options – I appreciate your help. [referencing a prior email message] I am working on contacting Brian Gavin and High Performance Diamonds. One thing I noticed is the Crafted by Infinity Diamond by HPD scored a very good for scintillation on the HCA, compared to the Brian Gavin diamonds that both […]

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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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