So I’m searching for options in round brilliant ideal cut diamonds on behalf of a client. My first stop of course is Brian Gavin Diamonds, where I run across this matched pair of super ideal hearts and arrows round diamonds:
And think to myself… Wouldn’t these make a fantastic pair of diamond stud earrings?!?! Beyond the obvious fact that both Brian Gavin Signature round diamonds have an overall cut grade of AGS Ideal-0 on the Light Performance grading platform that is exclusive to the American Gem Society Laboratory, they both exhibit an exceptional pattern of hearts and arrows! Which is an indication that they have been cut to exhibit the highest degree of optical precision, which means that you get to enjoy a higher volume of light return and more intense sparkle!
This matched pair of diamonds from Brian Gavin has a combined total weight of 3.641 carats, and measure 7.82 X 7.84 X 4.84 and 7.81 X 7.83 X 4.84 millimeters respectively, so they match up really well in terms of outside diameter. Both diamonds have a pavilion angle of 40.7 degrees, which is going to deliver a high volume of light return, and have a crown angle of 34.6 / 34.8 degrees, which is going to deliver a virtual balance of brilliance (white sparkle) and dispersion (colored sparkle) and the 77% lower girdle facet length is going to ensure that the sparkle is larger in size, and it will be bolder, brighter, and more vivid as a result of the higher degree of optical precision that is necessary to produce the crisp and complete pattern of hearts and arrows! There is a substantial price increase that occurs in the price of diamonds between the 1.99 – 2.00 carat marks, which makes these 1.80+ carat diamonds a great buy if you’re looking for diamonds that face-up in the range of a two carat without breaking the bank.[separator]
I’ve noticed that Brian Gavin’s inventory has been turning over quite fast due to the holiday season, so don’t wait to order either or both of these diamonds if they are of interest, either as a single stone for a diamond engagement ring, or for a breathtaking pair of diamond stud earrings. I recommend setting them in the handmade 3 prong martini settings if you buy them for earrings.
Of course, you can always search for matched pairs of diamonds on Brian Gavin if you are looking for diamond stud earrings in other sizes, or other combinations of clarity, color, and price… And I’ll be happy to assist you with selecting the best options available if you want to take advantage of my free Diamond Concierge Service. Just drop me a note and let me know the price range you are working with, and the range of characteristics that you are willing to consider in terms of diamond clarity, color, carat weight, and fluorescence.
Todd Gray is a professional diamond buyer with 30+ years of trade experience. He loves to teach people how to buy diamonds that exhibit incredible light performance! In addition to writing for Nice Ice, Todd "ghost writes" blogs and educational content for other diamond sites. When Todd isn't chained to a desk, or consulting for the trade, he enjoys Freediving! (that's like scuba diving, but without air tanks)
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