Archive Monthly Archives: July 2014

James Allen True Hearts diamonds reviews, how do they compare to other brands?

I’m trying to decide between three James Allen True Hearts diamonds, and I’d appreciate any insight that you can provide that will help me choose the best option. I’m leaning towards this 1.23 carat, I-color, VS-1 clarity, James Allen True Hearts diamond, because I think that it provides a good balance of carat weight, color, […]

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Legends and Myths of Elusive SI-2 clarity diamonds, plus 6 Crafted by Infinity Diamonds Reviews

I am intrigued by what you wrote about the Crafted Infinity Diamonds offered by High Performance Diamonds, and am going to take you up on your offer to help me find a diamond that meets the following criteria: I’m basically looking for a round solitaire between 1.50 – 2.00 carats, which is G-color to I-color, with a clarity grade of […]

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Tour the CBI Mothership: 6.038 carats, N-color, VVS-1 clarity, Crafted by Infinity diamond review

I’ve been wanting to write a review of this 6.038 carat, N-color, VVS-1 clarity, Crafted by Infinity round ideal cut diamond for quite some time, however the diamond was set in a three stone ring before the pattern of hearts and arrows could be photographed. Thankfully Wink from High Performance Diamonds had the opportunity to dismount the […]

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Brian Gavin Signature vs Crafted by Infinity, Hearts & Arrows diamond reviews, D-color, Internally Flawless

Hey Todd, could you help me decide between this 1.100 carat, D-color, Internally Flawless, Crafted by Infinity diamond, and this 1.255 carat, D-color, Internally Flawless, Brian Gavin Signature diamond? The debate that I’m having is whether it’s worth paying the extra $1,239.00 for the larger carat weight, because that is about the same price as […]

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Crafted by Infinity High Performance Diamonds Reviews: Picking the best of 3 H&A diamonds

“I’m trying to decide between three Crafted by Infinity Hearts and Arrows High Performance Diamonds, which are all in the same range of carat weight, color, and clarity, but there is a significant difference in price. I’m wondering which of the 3 diamonds is the best option for this Swan setting from D. Vatche; the diamonds that I’m considering are […]

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Top Picks from Brian Gavin that will Save You BIG $$$ if you’re looking for a 1.50 carat round diamond!

I’ve got some advice that is going to save you BIG MONEY if you happen to be shopping for a 1.50 carat round brilliant cut diamond, but it’s a rare opportunity that requires you to take immediate action, because I can’t remember the last time the cutters at Brian Gavin screwed up like this… Somebody […]

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“Blue Velvet” Brian Gavin Blue Fluorescent Diamond Review

I took one look at this 2.296 carat, E-color, VS-1 clarity, Brian Gavin Blue diamond with strong blue fluorescence and immediately found myself singing “She wore blue velvet…” because the combination of the E-color and my experience with strong blue fluorescent diamonds invoked a kind of deep emotion that had to be expressed. I just […]

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Fancy Colored Diamonds buying tips

Fancy colored diamonds are becoming more and more popular as center stones for engagement rings. Colorless or “white diamonds” are still the most popular choice, but fancy color diamonds are catching up! Brian Gavin custom designed this ring for one of my clients. They purchased their first engagement ring from me in 1999, this ring commemorates their upcoming […]

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