Archive Monthly Archives: August 2013

What is the size difference between diamonds weighing 1.20 carat to 1.66 carats?

A customer contacted me recently wanting to know the size difference between diamonds weighing between 1.20 – 1.66 carats, she was considering several options from Brian Gavin Diamonds. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I thought it would be helpful for her to have a visual reference of the five diamonds which she […]

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He Went to Jared’s – Review of Jared’s Galleria of Fine Jewelry & the Leo Diamond

It seems like every time I’m driving my car, I have to be subjected to the “He went to Jared’s” jingle for Jared, the Galleria of Fine Jewelry, and I want to crash my car into a pole! Maybe it’s just because I’m a seasoned diamond buyer, but I find the very nature of the […]

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“Shine Bright Like a Diamond” the Effect of Diamond Proportions on Brightness and Sparkle Factor

This 1.668 carat, J-color, VS-1 clarity, puppy from the Brian Gavin Blue collection certainly knows how to Shine Bright Like a Diamond! And since I had it sitting here on my desk, I thought that we could use it to discuss the effect of diamond proportions upon brightness and sparkle factor. I snapped this picture […]

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Choosing between a Brian Gavin Signature Round and the New Brian Gavin Signature Cushion Cut

Hi Todd, I’m trying to decide whether I should buy a Brian Gavin Signature Round or Signature Cushion, my girlfriend says that both look pretty, but I’m not sure which one is going to sparkle more. It seems like you’ve had the opportunity to review both (shapes) in-person, so I’m hoping that you can shed […]

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Choosing between Brian Gavin Signature Round and James Allen True Hearts Diamonds

Hi Todd, I am considering some 6 diamonds and I need some help narrowing down my choices. Could you help? Here are my choices: (1) 1.298 carat, D-color, VS-2 clarity, Brian Gavin Signature Round; (2) 1.308 carat, F-color, VS-1 clarity, Brian Gavin Signature Round; (3) 1.310 carat, E-color, VS-2 clarity, Brian Gavin Signature Round Diamond; (4) 1.41 carat, D-color, […]

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Sotheby Expects to Sell Fancy Premiere Blue Diamond for $19 million at Hong Kong Auction

Famous auctioneer Sotheby’s has announced that it is selling a 7.59-carat, fancy vivid blue diamond at its Hong Kong auction on October 7th  for approximately $19 million, which is roughly $2.5 million per carat. The diamond, which has been aptly named “The Premiere Blue Diamond,” has been graded by the GIA as Internally Flawless in […]

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Dangle Lever Back Diamond Earrings from James Allen – Very Pretty and Lots of Fun!

One of the most popular anniversary gifts that women love to receive are diamond earrings, like these dangle lever back style diamond earrings from James Allen, which feature two princess cut diamonds in an average color of F/G and a clarity of VS-2, they are available in total weights of a quarter carat, half carat, […]

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Brian Gavin Signature Cushion Cut Diamond Review: 2.065 carat, G-color, VS-1 clarity, AGS Ideal-0 Cut

This is one of the new Brian Gavin Signature Cushion Cut Diamonds, I have to tell you, I find them to be absolutely incredible in terms of light return and visual performance! I had the opportunity to sit with a client a few weeks ago and compare them side-by-side with a Brian Gavin Signature Round, […]

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Blue Nile Canadian Diamonds Review: 6 get the Nice Ice Stamp of Approval

Canadian Diamonds Mined Canada

Blue Nile has one of the most extensive selections of Diamonds from Canada, but finding Canadian Diamonds that meet my selection criteria can be a bit of a challenge. I was helping a client find a very specific diamond today, and in the process ran across a few viable options and thought that a Blue […]

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Crafted by Infinity Diamond Review: 1.228 carat, F-color, VS-1 with Hearts & Arrows

I just ran across this 1.228 carat, F-color, VS-1 clarity, Crafted by Infinity Diamond and have to say that it looks like a real winner! The images on the diamond details page and the lab report look stellar! This diamond is graded on the Platinum Light Performance grading platform of the American Gem Society Laboratory (AGSL) […]

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