Archive Monthly Archives: January 2014

Diamond Reviews: Brian Gavin Signature Round or Victor Canera Ideal Hearts and Arrows Diamond?

Hi Todd I ran across a forum post where you were talking about the different levels of precision within the hearts and arrows patterns offered by different vendors. I’m trying to decide between two hearts and arrows diamonds and would appreciate it if you would help me determine which of the patterns is more precise. […]

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Brilliant Earth Diamond Review: “Conflict Free” Canadian Ideal Cut Diamond 1.54 cts, F, VS-1

A client asked me whether I could help him find a super ideal cut diamond that met my selection criteria on Brilliant Earth because he wanted a conflict free diamond from Canada. Not only could I not find a diamond that met my expectations, as you’ll see from my in-depth Review of Brilliant Earth Diamonds, […]

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Are Canadian Diamonds worth the extra money? And why are diamonds from Canada so expensive?

“I’m looking for a diamond that maximizes sparkle and fire. Want it to be relatively colorless and very clean to naked eye. Looking for a Canadian ICE diamond as well.. but not entirely sure if necessary. Budget .. want to spend as little as possible but for diamond + ring ~6000 and would be happy […]

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Diamond Stud Earrings with the best cut quality and visual performance for $25-40k

Hi – I would like to buy a pair of certified diamond earrings, Color – G/H Clarity – VS1/2 Carat – 0.8-1 ctw Cut – as perfect as it can be Will you able to help me on this? My budget is 25k to 40k USD. Thanks — Patty T. Thank you for your inquiry. […]

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James Allen True Hearts vs James Allen Round Ideal Cut Diamonds Review

James Allen Diamonds is a popular online source for diamonds because Jim and his staff provide a great level of customer service and a large selection of diamonds in a variety of cut qualities in an effort to appeal to the broadest market share possible. I tend to ignore the non-ideal cut options offered by […]

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Halo Settings that offer the look of the Forevermark Center of My Universe Collection without the price!

If you watch television, then the odds are that you’ve seen advertisements for the De Beers Forevermark Diamonds “Center of My Universe” marketing campaign and so has your wife or girlfriend… and if you were paying any attention at all, you probably noticed her heart skip a beat and she might have even given you […]

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Get More Bang for Your Buck with a 3 Stone Engagement Ring

Three stone diamond engagement rings like the 14k white gold three stone round engagement ring with pave set accents by James Allen which is pictured to the left, provide a great way to maximize your diamond buying budget because diamonds of smaller carat weight cost less per carat than diamonds of larger carat weight. So […]

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5 Ways to Save Big Bucks on an Engagement Ring & Choose the Right Internet Diamond Dealer

Let’s face it, next to buying your first house and a new car, buying a diamond engagement ring is likely to be one of the most expensive purchases you’re ever going to make. You want to get the best deal, save money wherever possible, but most of all you want the ring to be amazing […]

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Round Brilliant Ideal Cut Diamonds circa 2.50 carats, E color, VS-2 clarity and higher

T.K. from Poland writes: I’m looking for a loose stone circa 2.5 carat. e color and minimal inclusions. I live in Poland but have family in the USA. So I looked through the inventory of my preferred diamond vendors and found a few options worthy of consideration, which we’re going to consider in order of carat weight. The first option is […]

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Hearts and Arrows Diamond Consultation, 1.10 – 1.30 carats, E/F color, VS-1 to VVS-1 clarity

“Hi, I wanted to find a round cut diamond around 1.1 to 1.3 ct, E/F color, VVS-1 to VS-1 clarity, ideal cut with H&A. Could you please help? and do you charge for the consultation?” — Xin L. I’ll be happy to help you evaluate some options for round brilliant ideal cut diamonds weighing between […]

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