Archive Monthly Archives: February 2013

Diamond Shrinkage Syndrome: a Global Pandemic!

I don’t mean to alarm you, but there seems to be a virus sweeping the globe that causes women to perceive any diamond which they’ve worn for more than a few years as being significantly smaller than it originally appeared.  That’s right, diamonds all over the world are shrinking in size… or at least that’s […]

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Review of Brian Gavin Signature Hearts and Arrows Diamond 2.718 carats, G color, VS-2 clarity

This review is for a diamond which I’ve been following for awhile as it moved through the planning and production process and on to the AGS Laboratory for grading… it’s one of those diamonds which is of extreme interest to those of us in the diamond industry who share a passion for diamonds carefully crafted […]

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James Allen True Hearts Diamonds, 1.20 carats from $6,250.00 to $10,690.00

I thought I’d wander through the inventory of James Allen True Hearts today because with Valentines Day just around the corner, it might be cool to present her with a True Hearts Diamond.  You can assign a special meaning to each of the eight hearts which are created by the kite shaped bezel main facets […]

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What effect does blue fluorescence have on a diamond?

There seems to be a great deal of confusion about the affect of blue fluorescence upon the appearance of a diamond, especially in the range of medium blue, strong blue and very strong blue.  While there seems to be a great deal of interest in blue fluorescent diamonds by consumers at this point in time, […]

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