Category Archives for Fun with Diamonds

Alrosa Nets Rare Fish-shaped Diamond Crystal (it’s a Whopper!)

Fish-shaped diamond crystal.

This Rare Fish-shaped diamond crystal was recently ‘caught’ by the Alrosa Mining Group of Russia. It’s truly a whopper of a fish story! Definitely one for the record books! I wonder how much something like this is worth?

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April is Diamond Month (and other shocking revelations)

April is Diamond Month. Download the Little Black Book of Diamonds by Brian Gavin.

April is Diamond Month! That means that the birthstone for April is Diamond. And that means that special savings off of Brian Gavin Signature diamonds (hidden herein like an Easter Egg) for you to find!

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Age of Diamond Amazing Facts (3 Billion Years Old) Really?

Diamond radioisotope analysis, showing growth history and inclusions. Photo credit Michael Gress

Which came first, the age of diamond, or the age of dinosaurs? Scientists have just shed light on this ancient chicken or egg type of debate. Discover how researchers determine the age of diamond using state-of-the-art technology. I’m certain you’ll find this illuminating!

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Buying an Engagement Ring Sucks! 6 Reasons Why (and the fix)

Six Reasons Why Buying an Engagement Ring Sucks

Buying an engagement ring sucks! That’s probably not what you expect a 30 year veteran of the diamond business to say, but it’s true. Thankfully the reasons why buying an engagement ring sucks are easily surmounted if you follow these simple steps.

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Brilliant Earth Lab Grown Diamond vs Hydraulic Press

Brilliant Earth lab grown diamond reviews

Diamond is the hardest substance on earth, or is it? Let’s see how a diamond holds up against a hydraulic press! This beats anything I got to do in shop class! Give me a call if you decide to try this at home (at your own risk) because I want to watch!

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Joan Rivers Private Collection goes to auction

Joan Rivers private jewelry diamond collection Christies Auction, June 2016

Christie’s has announced that it will auction the Private Collection of Joan Rivers this June. I have to wonder what the legendary Joan Rivers would have said about her “Private Collection” being offered up at auction. No doubt, the very thought would have provided her with an endless amount of material. She was well known […]

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Diamond Carat vs Karat Gold

In this diamond grading tutorial, we’ll discuss the intricacies of diamond carat weight and karat gold marks. People often mix-up the words carat, karat, and carrot. Learn about the proper use of each word, plus discover what the different alloy stamps really stand for.

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One carat round diamond engagement ring, F-color, VS-1 clarity, round ideal cut

“Hey Todd, love the web site, I’d like to take advantage of your Diamond Concierge Service, because this whole process of shopping for an engagement ring, is turning out to be a bit overwhelming, and the effects are rippling out into other areas of my life! I’m looking for a one carat round diamond engagement […]

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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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The Patriot Diamond: Kentucky man discovers 2.95 carat, Diamond at the Crater of Diamonds State Park

Terry Staggs of Richmond, Kentucky, discovered a piece of champagne-brown colored diamond rough, weighing 2.95 carats, while visiting the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas. Since he found the diamond on Independence Day, he named it the Patriot Diamond. Park officials say that it is the largest of 304 diamonds to pop up this year. The […]

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