Archive Monthly Archives: September 2013

Blue Nile Signature Ideal Diamond vs Blue Nile Ideal Cut Diamonds. Is BN Signature worth the premium?

Hi Todd, I’m not sure how your Personal Diamond Shopper service works, but I’m shopping for an Engagement Ring on Blue Nile and want the diamond to be in the range of 0.90 – 0.99 carats, G color, SI-1 or VS-2 in clarity for around $6K. I like the Hearts and Arrows concept, so would like […]

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Brian Gavin and Ritani Diamond Comparison. Ritani GIA 3X vs Brian Gavin Signature Hearts & Arrows

Hi Todd, I’ve read your reviews of both Ritani and Brian Gavin and am trying to choose between this 0.82 carat, F-color, VS-1 clarity, round brilliant from Ritani and this 0.822 carat, F-color, VS-1 clarity, Brian Gavin Signature Round Hearts & Arrows Diamond. I’m not sure why, but the Brian Gavin Diamond is more expensive. […]

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Should I buy a G color diamond with very strong blue fluorescence?

“Hi Todd, I’ve been reading your site for awhile now. Thank you for putting together such a great resource! I read your article Something Borrowed, Something Blue and really like the way the blue fluorescent diamond looks in the photograph.” “I’m looking at this 1.547 carat, G color, VS-2 clarity diamond from the Brian Gavin […]

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What is the Sparkliest Diamond Cut?

Hey Todd, I’m looking for a diamond for an engagement ring and am wondering what is the sparkliest diamond cut? Is that even a word? Oh well, you get the idea, right? My girlfriend wants a round, but I’ve been doing a bunch of reading on your web site and others, and there is a […]

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What do you think of Tiffany’s decision to not sell diamonds online?

In the text book Supply Chain Management, Sunil Chopra and Peter Meindl, ask readers what they think of Tiffany’s decision to not sell diamonds online as part of the study questions provided on Page 107, at the end of Chapter 4. The book is intended to illustrate the key drivers of supply chain management and […]

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How much does it cost for me to use your Personal Diamond Shopper service?

Hello, I had bought my diamond for my wedding ring back in 2002 from you. I get compliments on it all the time (THANK YOU)! I am referring someone to you but it seems like you may have changed the way you did business back then. Can you help me to understand the differences? I […]

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What do the different colors of an ASET mean? Why do I sometimes see red and green split in the center?

Todd, It is quite daunting and confusing, wading through all of the diamond information. Also, it seems quite inadequate to evaluate a diamond without actually seeing it. I have a few questions: (1) On the AGS light performance document, is it optimal to have the center of the diamond diagram color red? I notice that a lot have […]

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Selecting a Brian Gavin Cushion Cut Diamond for a Diamond Pendant

Hi Todd, I don’t know whether you remember me, but you helped me pick out the perfect diamond for an engagement ring a few years ago. We’re expecting our first child and I want to commemorate the occasion with a diamond pendant. Clarity is really important because my wife still likes to look at her […]

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What is the best setting for a cushion cut diamond?

Apparently September is National “Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring” Month and nobody bothered to tell me… probably because that’s not actually a real event, but I sure have helped a ton of people buy cushion cut diamond engagement rings this month! And one of the most common questions is “what is the best setting for […]

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Tiffany Diamond Cut Quality

“I really want to thank you for all of the advice which you provide on your web site. I am currently shopping for an engagement ring, one of our friends has a Hearts & Arrows diamond which my girlfriend can’t stop talking about. A co-worker suggested that I buy from Tiffany, but they don’t seem […]

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