Archive Monthly Archives: January 2013

Valentines Day Specials at Blue Nile

Blue Nile is offering our customers a savings of up to 20% off of select jewelry items and free shipping on orders over $200 just Shop for Jewelry at Blue Nile and enter the coupon code HEART2013 during checkout.  Restrictions apply, see site for details.

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It’s Hip to Be Square this Valentines Day!

Enter the coupon code VDAY13 at Checkout and Receive Up To 10% off Brian Gavin Signature Princess Cut Diamonds and Select Cushion Cut Diamonds.  Terms and Restrictions apply get full details here.  Discount is applicable now through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2013.

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Selecting the Best Option on Blue Nile Diamonds

Greg writes: “Hi, I really like your website and appreciate the detail you have with pictures – most sites rely on the same generic charts. Over the past month or so I’ve researched diamonds non-stop. I’ve made complex spreadsheets to determine the best value. My diamond value calc is really accurate to what people I know have […]

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Brian Gavin Signature Hearts and Arrows Diamonds Pricing

Stephen writes: I’m looking for a round ideal cut diamond preferably in the 2 carat range for around 23k. It will be set on an eternity band and was thinking about Brian Gavin’s signature but am open to something just as brilliant and nice if it’s a better value. I would prefer f/g color and it has […]

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Diamond Pendant options 0.80 – 0.99 carats

Sandy writes: “I believe the computer ate my first note, so here’s a second try.   I wish to buy a diamond for a pendant.  Your essays have been very helpful.  I especially like the Crafted by Infinity sensibility and also the Brian Gavin signature diamonds.  Budget realities mean I am looking in the $4000 […]

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Selecting a diamond for Tacori Dantela #2623RDLG

Tacori is a jewelry designer which specializes in creating intricate and delicate looking engagement ring designs in platinum and gold.  Nice Ice was an authorized retailer for Tacori Bridal when we operated as a retail jewelry store and thus I have a lot of experience in selecting diamonds to be set in Tacori Bridal designs. […]

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Light diamond crystals vs dark diamond crystals

The color of a diamond crystal, or rather the relative apparent translucency of a diamond crystal is often the result of the direction of illumination used to photograph the inclusion.  Most diamond clarity photographs are taken using a light source which is positioned directly below the diamond with the camera being located above the diamond, […]

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Medium Blue vs Strong Blue Fluorescence

Theresa writes: “Thank you for your wonderful site! My fiance and I would like to purchase a Brian Gavin Blue diamond with one of his settings. My main query is, is it okay to buy a “strong blue” fluorescence or should I stick with a medium. Also, what color grade would you advise with a BG blue? […]

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Judging Diamond Visual Performance Online

Dave writes: “Thanks for all the great info on your site. I’m having a hard time deciding between a few since I can’t actually view the stones for performance…” well good news Dave because this is what I do and there is a lot that can be determined by the information provided by the two vendors who […]

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