Archive Monthly Archives: March 2014

What are the Best Ideal Proportions for Oval Cut Diamonds? Tips for selecting oval brilliant cut diamonds.

Hi Todd, I’ve been searching for a oval shaped diamond for a while, and it seems to be a fairly uncommon shape in stores. Are there any ideal proportions for oval shaped diamonds that you can recommend? I’m on a budget of about 2500 dollars for the diamond itself, and half carat to three quarter […]

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Will a J color diamond look yellow set in an 18k rose gold halo engagement ring?

“Hi Todd, I’ve really enjoyed reading your web site and am learning a lot about diamonds. One of the options which I am considering is the round square halo setting from Brian Gavin in 18k rose gold, set with a J color diamond because my girlfriend has indicated that she prefers diamonds with warmer tones. […]

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Perception of diamond value. Deciding which ideal cut diamond to buy…

Hi! I’m looking for a diamond that has the most value. Preferably 1.40 – 1.99 carats, VS-2 – SI-1 clarity, F color. It does not have to be hearts & arrows, but it must be an ideal cut diamond. Would appreciate any recommendations that you can provide! Thanks so much! — Melissa Thank you for […]

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Using diamond clarity photographs to judge contrast brilliance in diamonds

One of the reasons why this 1.69 carat, F-color, VS-1 clarity, Crafted by Infinity round diamond which is being offered by High Performance Diamonds looks so amazing is the level of static contrast that it exhibits. One look at the clarity photograph for this diamond and I know that it is going to look incredible and […]

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Cherry Picking Brian Gavin Diamonds for 1 ct Tiffany Solitaire Engagement Ring 7500 – 9000

Hi, I’ve noticed that you give very good advice on diamonds, and I would graciously like to ask for your help. I’m in my 3rd day of learning about diamonds. What I’ve figured out so far is that I want a Brian Gavin hearts and arrows or blue, because of the emphasis on diamond cut […]

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Best Round Diamond for 7k – 10k, Deciding between Blue Nile, Costco, BGD and CBI Ideal Cut Diamonds

Hi Todd, I’m trying to find an engagement ring around the 7k – 10k range that is at least 1 ctw for the center stone. I have been looking all over the place and am a little worried about ordering from Blue Nile because I like to see what I’m buying before I actually buy […]

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Brian Gavin Contest: Ring Into Spring! Instagram Contests #RingIntoSpring

Brian Gavin Diamonds invites you to “Ring Into Spring” by entering a drawing that includes your engagement ring or wedding band, which commemorates the beginning of spring! One lucky winner will win a gorgeous bouquet of seasonal flowers delivered directly to their doorstep — or the doorstep of a loved one (whichever you prefer) Just […]

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Diamond Buying Advice: What are the best ideal proportions for cushion cut diamonds?

Dear Todd, I’m happy to have found your site. My husband proposed with a lovely half carat Lucida diamond ring from Tiffany & Co., which seemed like the best diamond available at the time. However the more I read about diamonds, the less confident I feel about Tiffany’s and our future choice should we choose […]

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Whiteflash Expert Selection vs Whiteflash A Cut Above (ACA) Diamond Reviews

Hi, I find your website valuable and informative for a newbie like myself. I’m trying to decide between these 2 diamonds: 0.304 carat, E-color, VS-2 clarity, White Flash Expert Selection round diamond or 0.304 carat, G-color, SI-1 clarity, White Flash A Cut Above round diamond. May I know what you think of them? Do you know why the […]

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Blue Nile Petite Cathedral Solitaire engagement ring and coupon codes

Hi Todd, First of all thank you for all the info on your website! I am searching for an engagement ring, and it gave me a lot of insight into a topic I didn’t know anything about before. Being from the Netherlands, a country where engagement rings are not very common, this has been a […]

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