Tag Archives for " AGS Ideal 0 "

Best Round Diamond for 7k – 10k, Deciding between Blue Nile, Costco, BGD and CBI Ideal Cut Diamonds

Hi Todd, I’m trying to find an engagement ring around the 7k – 10k range that is at least 1 ctw for the center stone. I have been looking all over the place and am a little worried about ordering from Blue Nile because I like to see what I’m buying before I actually buy […]

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James Allen Diamonds Review

This 1.160 carat, G-color, VS-2 clarity, round brilliant ideal cut diamond from James Allen has an overall cut grade of AGS Ideal-0 as graded on the Platinum Light Performance grading platform of the American Gem Society Laboratory (AGSL) and measures 6.71 – 6.76 x 4.16 mm with a total depth of 61.7% and a table […]

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Choosing between Round Ideal Cut Diamonds from Blue Nile, Brian Gavin, and Crafted by Infinity

Hi Todd, thanks for the nice article that you wrote recently [Brian Gavin Blue Review]! Its amazing to see what a difference the outside diameter of a diamond can make in its price. You had helped me choose among a few 1.75 carat choices [James Allen vs. Brian Gavin 1.75+ carats] recently, but now the […]

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James Allen True Hearts Diamond, weighing 1.225 carats, G-color, VS-2 clarity, Hearts & Arrows

While looking for a diamond on behalf of a client, I ran across this puppy which is a little bigger than what he’s looking for, but which is a great option and thus I feel compelled to share it.  It is a James Allen True Hearts Diamond weighing 1.225 carats, G-color and VS-2 clarity with an […]

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Blue Nile Signature Diamond Review: Will these 1.00 carat diamonds make the grade?

Lee writes: “Hi, I sit here ready to push the purchase button on an engagement ring but would like your opinion on 2 stones I have narrowed my search to from the Blue Nile signature range: Blue Nile stock #LD03024633 and Blue Nile stock #LD03157195.  I’m also wondering if the GCAL is showing me everything I need […]

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Understanding the AGS Light Performance Diamond Quality Document

The Light Performance Diamond Quality Document (DQD) available from the American Gem Society Laboratory (AGSL) is the most complete diamond grading report available at this time.  This tutorial describes the various sections of the DQD and provides detailed insight which will help you make a better diamond buying decision.  The Light Performance DQD pictured above is […]

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