Archive Monthly Archives: April 2013

Brian Gavin Diamonds Suitable for an Officer and a Gentleman

Betty writes: Our son James is in the US Navy and is currently in A-school in Annapolis, Maryland preparing to be an officer.  He is hoping to get married when he graduates (July 22) and would like to get his girlfriend a nice ring. He has little time to research, shop for a ring and […]

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Find the Perfect Diamond by Not Worrying About Perfection

A recent study not conducted by any university or well known authority has concluded that the majority of online diamond buyers suffer from cognitive paralysis brought on by diamond information overload. Symptoms reported by their soon-to-be-hopeful-fiance’s include the lack of ability to focus on things like work, sex, problem solving and decision making.  The solution is learning […]

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Blue Nile Signature Diamond Review: Will these 1.00 carat diamonds make the grade?

Lee writes: “Hi, I sit here ready to push the purchase button on an engagement ring but would like your opinion on 2 stones I have narrowed my search to from the Blue Nile signature range: Blue Nile stock #LD03024633 and Blue Nile stock #LD03157195.  I’m also wondering if the GCAL is showing me everything I need […]

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Drop Dead Gorgeous Two Carat Diamonds from Brian Gavin, James Allen and Blue Nile

A returning client of Nice Ice asks “What diamonds do Brian Gavin, James Allen and Blue Nile have on hand at the moment that meet your selection criteria in F-G color and VS-2 clarity?”  I happened to mention this to Brian earlier today and this is the picture he sent me… he’s a funny guy! […]

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James Allen vs Brian Gavin Diamonds 1.75 carats++

“Hi Todd, I just wanted to thank you for providing me with excellent advice and guidance in choosing an e-ring. The articles that I’ve read thus far have been extremely helpful! I’ve tried putting your advice to use during my search, and would love you have you comment on what I’ve found thus far. All […]

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Brian Gavin Gives Birth to Diamond Triplets – Twice!

A spokesperson for the Brian Gavin Diamond University Hospital announced today that University President Brian Gavin has recently given birth to virtually identical sets of Diamond Triplets… Twice!  One set of triplets shares a birth weight of 0.802 carats each and the other set weighs 0.807 carats each, both sets share G-color and VS-2 clarity […]

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Brian Gavin Signature Diamonds vs Blue Nile Signature Diamonds

So you’re shopping for diamonds online and you want to know whether diamonds in the Brian Gavin Signature Collection are any better than diamonds found within the Blue Nile Signature Collection.  After all, both Blue Nile and Brian Gavin are excellent vendors who enjoy a stellar reputation online for customer satisfaction.  Is there a difference […]

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Blue Nile Signature Diamond Review 0.90 – 0.99 carat, G-color, VS-2 clarity

Diamonds weighing between 0.90 – 0.99 carats present an excellent opportunity to find something that looks fairly close to a one carat diamond in size without breaking the bank because they are not affected by the price increase which occurs between the 0.99 – 1.00 carat marks.  With that in mind, this Blue Nile Signature […]

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Colored Gem Engagement Rings as an Alternative to Diamonds

Bob writes: “My girlfriend has told me that she wants a sapphire which is her birthstone instead of a diamond as the main stone in her engagement ring. I’m not sure how I feel about that, what are your thoughts? I’ve been looking at this Halo design from James Allen.  Any advice you can give […]

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Something Borrowed, Something Blue: Brian Gavin 1.604 carat, G, VS-2

We all know that wedding etiquette requires that she wear something borrowed and something blue, so this 1.602 carat, G-color, VS-2 from the Brian Gavin Blue Collection of blue fluorescent diamonds.  This diamond just cleared the American Gem Society Laboratory (AGSL) on March 27th and was just posted to the online inventory.  It looks delicious […]

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