Category Archives for Grading Practices

Is a diamond with a 59% table more brilliant than a diamond with a 53% table?

In 1997 Bill Boyajian, the Director of the GIA Laboratory, issued a statement which implied that a round brilliant cut diamond with a 59% table is more brilliant than a diamond with a 53% table… is the statement accurate? Let’s explore the Myth of the 60/60 Ideal Cut Diamond.

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Still not engaged? How to buy a diamond engagement ring online.

So how did it feel, showing up to Easter brunch with your girlfriend and being asked yet again by the family “SO when are you going to make an honest woman out of her?”  I don’t know whether you know this or not, but the odds are that she really won’t wait around forever hoping […]

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Is the Holloway Cut Adviser Accurate?

Selecting a diamond online can seem like a daunting task because it is practically impossible to get an accurate feel for the sparkle factor of a diamond on a computer monitor… so people are always looking for decisive ways to narrow down the field of options and reduce the risk of buying a diamond which […]

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