Archive Monthly Archives: May 2014

How to save money buying diamonds by buying shy of the magic carat marks, e.g. one carat diamonds

Hi Todd, my girlfriend and I spent the past weekend looking at diamonds and she fell in love with a 1 ct, G, VS2, Hearts on Fire diamond and I almost fell off my chair when the HOF dealer showed me the price tag! I tried to find better prices on Hearts on Fire diamonds online, but […]

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How does Very Good Symmetry vs Excellent effect Diamond Sparkle

Does this 1.50 carat, I-color, VVS-2 clarity, round diamond from Ritani have more light shining on it in the video? Or is it positioned just right with the light or something? Because I haven’t seen this much sparkle on any of the other Ritani diamond videos that I’ve looked at. I’m really hoping that you can tell me […]

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Brian Gavin Signature vs Crafted by Infinity vs Whiteflash A Cut Above diamonds; using Ideal Scope, ASET, and H&A Scope to pick the very best!

I’m looking for the best diamond I can buy for an engagement ring for ~$30,000 ($28k – $32k). I’m looking for AGS Ideal / GIA Excellent cut with Hearts & Arrows, a good score on the Holloway Cut Adviser, D to E color, 1.5 – 1.7 carats, VS-2 or higher in clarity. I’m considering [diamonds referenced below] two Crafted by Infinity diamonds from HPD; a couple from Whiteflash; three […]

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Hearts on Fire Transcend Halo vs Ritani Split Shank French Halo diamond engagement rings

Dear Todd, thank you so much for your assistance, your advice has been tremendous help.To be honest I’m still undecided whether to go with a Hearts and Arrows, or GIA Triple X diamond. My preference is definitely the best possible cut / sparkle, however wonder whether a larger size diamond is a more appreciable difference to […]

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How does Hearts and Arrows pattern affect sparkle in round brilliant cut diamonds?

Hi Todd, I really appreciate the diamond buying tips and advice. My girlfriend likes the split shank French halo setting from Ritani, but they don’t seem to offer hearts and arrows diamonds that are comparable to the Brian Gavin Signature, Crafted by Infinity, or James Allen True Hearts diamonds that you recommend. How important is a […]

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Ritani Oval Cut Diamond Review: advice on how to choose the best one carat oval cut diamonds

Hello, I am shopping for an Oval diamond to propose to my girlfriend with. Partly based on reading your article about The Best Proportions for Oval Cut Diamonds, I was able to narrow the options from Ritani, but would like your advice on which diamond provides the best value. The setting will either be Ritani’s white gold […]

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How amazing does your diamond look when dirty? Feedback on CBI diamonds months after purchase!

Practically every woman loves the way their diamond engagement sparkles when they first receive it, but in many cases the sense of amazement which they initially experienced, fades over time as the diamond becomes covered with dirt and grime… this however has not been Sandy’s experience with the Crafted by Infinity diamond which she and […]

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James Allen True Hearts diamonds review: Is JA True Hearts the Ultimate Ideal Cut Diamond?

Hi Todd, I’m looking for picture perfect hearts and arrows diamonds of the highest cut quality, weighing 1.20 – 1.49 carats, D-color, and VVS-1 or higher in clarity.  I have some questions about the cut quality of James Allen True Hearts diamonds, based upon a thread I found on Pricescope wherein the ideal scope images of some of their diamonds were called […]

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Brian Gavin Signature vs Ritani Reserve Ideal: 5 round ideal diamonds that I would buy today!

Hi Todd, I’ve been spending a lot of time on your web site researching diamonds and wanted to thank you for such a comprehensive resource. I’d like to take advantage of your (free) Diamond Concierge Service and ask for your help evaluating round ideal cut diamonds weighing between 1.20 – 1.50 carats, I-color, VS clarity, from the Ritani […]

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