Archive Monthly Archives: November 2012

Brian Gavin Diamonds Review 1.10 – 1.30 carat round ideal cut diamonds

Hi Todd, Wonderful site. It’s proved to be very helpful with my engagement ring search. Trying to decide on a Brian Gavin Hearts and Arrows Ring. Ideally, I’d be in the $9-10K range but I’d go up a little for the right ring. So based on what I’ve seen that puts me in these categories: […]

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Brian Gavin Blue Diamond Comparison 0.770 / 0.774 / 0.812 carats

Hi, First off I’d like to thank you – the website is great and I definitely learned a lot. You steered me in the direction of Brian Gavin’s Blue diamonds. I love that they are unique and I think it work great on an engagement ring for my girlfriend of 6 years. I have narrowed […]

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Ideal Cut Diamonds quest 1.30 – 1.50 carats

“Hi Todd, I just stumbled across your site while doing some diamond research! Your in-depth responses to questions are so informative and helpful! I thank you in advance if you help me with my diamond search. Your article on the 1.33 James Allen diamond is exactly what I’ve been looking for. I’ve been on the […]

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Hearts and Arrows Diamonds 0.80 – 0.99 carats, G/H color, VS clarity

“Great website I learned a lot. I am looking at purchasing an engagement ring. I have been looking at Brian Gavin, Whiteflash, HPD-Infinity, Blue Nile and James Allen websites to try to find the best diamond for my range. My plan is for a simple 6-prong solitaire platinum setting. I have been looking at H&A selections highest cut, my range […]

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If I were buying a diamond for myself…

How hearts and arrows patterns are created in round ideal cut diamonds, courtesy Brian Gavin

Patricia from Canada writes: “I have up to $195,000 and I would like your opinion of what you would suggest to be the diamond you would choose if it was you choosing a stone for myself. I have been many weeks reading and researching the various options; now I just need to find the right […]

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Diamond Earrings “by the numbers”

This is an expansion on last weeks post on Diamond Stud Earrings in response to a client who wrote: “Reading your tutorials led me to wonder if I could find diamonds in the super ideal central range on Blue Nile or James Allen [as opposed to only from Brian Gavin Diamonds or Crafted by Infinity].  I found […]

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Seeking Professional Insight Regarding Brian Gavin Blue

“Hello, I found your site on Bing while reading about site reviews. You mentioned to contact you if I like your opinion on diamonds, and I’m interested in a couple of BGD Blues: 2.436 carat, H color, VS-2 and this 2.472 carat, H color, VS-1  Or to spend equivalent money on the Signature Hearts and Arrow. […]

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Face Off: Brian Gavin Princess Cut Diamond vs. Crafted by Infinity

So I received an email from an existing client of Nice Ice this morning who is interested in princess cut diamonds and thought that it would make an interesting blog post since very little information is available online about how to select a princess cut diamond.

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Every Woman Wants a Stud for Christmas!

“Diamond Stud Earrings” I’m referring to diamond stud earrings… I’m not suggesting that Santa or whatever the politically correct term for the various alternatives to the jolly fat guy happens to be this year actually drop off a stud, but I have it on pretty good authority that buying the special lady in your life […]

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James Allen True Hearts 1.33 carat, F, VS-1

I’m always on the lookout for well cut diamonds in the range of 1.33 carats because it’s a very popular size which tends to be difficult to come by… One of the reasons why I like diamonds in this range of carat weight is because I feel that if you’re going to pay the premium […]

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