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How to save money buying diamonds by buying shy of the magic carat marks, e.g. one carat diamonds

Hi Todd, my girlfriend and I spent the past weekend looking at diamonds and she fell in love with a 1 ct, G, VS2, Hearts on Fire diamond and I almost fell off my chair when the HOF dealer showed me the price tag! I tried to find better prices on Hearts on Fire diamonds online, but […]

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Best Ideal Proportions for Oval Brilliant Cut Diamonds (Maximum Sparkle)

Are There Ideal Proportions for Oval Cut Diamond: Hi Todd, I’ve been searching for an oval-shaped diamond for a while, and it seems to be a fairly uncommon shape in stores. Are there any ideal proportions for oval-shaped diamonds that you can recommend? I’m on a budget of about 2500 dollars for the diamond itself, […]

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How will Diamond Prices & Supply be affected by the Diamond Cutting Crisis in India?

If you don’t buy diamonds for a living, you might not have noticed that there has been a shortage of SI clarity diamonds for the past few months. I discussed the matter with 5th generation Diamond Cutter Brian Gavin recently and he expressed concern that the situation was not going to get better any time […]

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How much does it cost for me to use your Personal Diamond Shopper service?

Hello, I had bought my diamond for my wedding ring back in 2002 from you. I get compliments on it all the time (THANK YOU)! I am referring someone to you but it seems like you may have changed the way you did business back then. Can you help me to understand the differences? I […]

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The last Crafted by Infinity Princess Cut Diamond available in the world?!?! The Shocking Truth!

When I was the diamond buyer for Nice Ice, I used to buy the majority of our princess cut diamonds from Paul Slegers of Crafted by Infinity. Unfortunately Crafted by Infinity stopped producing their princess cut diamonds awhile back due to increased demand for their round brilliant ideal cut diamonds.  I literally thought that there […]

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Brian Gavin Signature Cushion Cut Diamonds, hand picked by the diamond buyer for Nice Ice!

I’m so excited about the release of the Brian Gavin Signature Cushion Cut Diamond, that I thought I’d sift through their inventory and select a few that I wouldn’t mind receiving as an engagement ring if I were a woman… Don’t even ask how I got into the mindset to write this article, it all […]

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Drop Dead Gorgeous Two Carat Diamonds from Brian Gavin, James Allen and Blue Nile

A returning client of Nice Ice asks “What diamonds do Brian Gavin, James Allen and Blue Nile have on hand at the moment that meet your selection criteria in F-G color and VS-2 clarity?”  I happened to mention this to Brian earlier today and this is the picture he sent me… he’s a funny guy! […]

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Brian Gavin Gives Birth to Diamond Triplets – Twice!

A spokesperson for the Brian Gavin Diamond University Hospital announced today that University President Brian Gavin has recently given birth to virtually identical sets of Diamond Triplets… Twice!  One set of triplets shares a birth weight of 0.802 carats each and the other set weighs 0.807 carats each, both sets share G-color and VS-2 clarity […]

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Review of Brian Gavin Signature Hearts and Arrows Diamond 2.718 carats, G color, VS-2 clarity

This review is for a diamond which I’ve been following for awhile as it moved through the planning and production process and on to the AGS Laboratory for grading… it’s one of those diamonds which is of extreme interest to those of us in the diamond industry who share a passion for diamonds carefully crafted […]

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James Allen True Hearts vs Brian Gavin Signature Hearts and Arrows Diamonds 3/4 carat

I am looking to purchase an engagement ring in the 3/4 carat range. I would like to spend between $2500-3500 (but would really like to stay closer to the <3k range if possible). I had been looking at James Allen and BGD. Currently, this 0.745 carat, J color, VS-1 Brian Gavin Signature Hearts and Arrows […]

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