Tag Archives for " Ideal Cut Diamonds "

Best Diamond Engagement Ring $10k (Breathtaking Sparkle)

What combination of criteria creates the best diamond engagement ring? What combination of carat weight, color, clarity, and cut creates the best balance? And how much is it going to cost to buy the best diamond engagement ring?

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Cherry Pick the Biggest, Best Round Diamonds 1.70 – 2.00 carats, 20K

Yesterday I conducted an extensive search of the market for a client who is looking for the biggest, best, bang for the buck, in a round brilliant ideal cut diamond weighing between 1.70 – 2.25 carats, G-color and higher, VS-2 clarity and higher. He doesn’t want or need a “super ideal hearts and arrows cut […]

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James Allen vs Enchanted Diamonds Reviews: Same stone, different price?

“I found this GIA Triple Excellent Cut 2.21 carat, E-color, VS-1 clarity, round diamond from James Allen and would like your opinion on it, I think that I found the same diamond for less from Enchanted Diamonds. During the course of my research, I found your negative review of Enchanted Diamonds, but then you wrote a positive review of a pear shape diamond […]

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Top Picks from Brian Gavin that will Save You BIG $$$ if you’re looking for a 1.50 carat round diamond!

I’ve got some advice that is going to save you BIG MONEY if you happen to be shopping for a 1.50 carat round brilliant cut diamond, but it’s a rare opportunity that requires you to take immediate action, because I can’t remember the last time the cutters at Brian Gavin screwed up like this… Somebody […]

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Will a J color diamond look yellow set in an 18k rose gold halo engagement ring?

“Hi Todd, I’ve really enjoyed reading your web site and am learning a lot about diamonds. One of the options which I am considering is the round square halo setting from Brian Gavin in 18k rose gold, set with a J color diamond because my girlfriend has indicated that she prefers diamonds with warmer tones. […]

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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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Blue Nile Signature Ideal Diamond vs Blue Nile Ideal Cut Diamonds. Is BN Signature worth the premium?

Hi Todd, I’m not sure how your Personal Diamond Shopper service works, but I’m shopping for an Engagement Ring on Blue Nile and want the diamond to be in the range of 0.90 – 0.99 carats, G color, SI-1 or VS-2 in clarity for around $6K. I like the Hearts and Arrows concept, so would like […]

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Blue Nile Canadian Diamonds Review

“Hi Todd, First of all, thank you for sharing your experience which is a gold mine of information, it helped tremendously during my research for a diamond so far. Here is my situation : She wants a Canadian Diamond (Since she has the Canadian citizenship..), I have a $3,000- to $4,000- budget and I am looking for […]

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Truth, Lies and Ideal Cut Diamonds! Sometimes you just have to say “What the Hell?!?!” & write about it.

Honestly, I’m not sure who I want to bitch slap more… the people running the web site where I found the diamond described to the left, or the European Gemological Laboratory (EGL) for stamping “Conflict Free Diamond” on the lab report for the diamond described to the left as being a 1.74 carat, G-color, VS-2 […]

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1.50 carat, F/G color, SI-1 / VS-2 clarity, round brilliant ideal cut diamonds for $5-6K

Last night I received a phone call from a friend of the family, who is in the middle of shopping for diamonds, and remembered that he had a friend in the diamond business. We spent a few minutes catching up and then I asked him what he was looking for and how much he wanted […]

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