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GIA Excellent versus AGS Ideal-0 cut, which diamond grading report is best?

The American Gem Society Laboratory (AGSL) and the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Gem Trade Laboratory (GIA-GTL) set the standard by which all other gemological laboratories are compared, but are the two gemological laboratories truly equal when it comes to the standards by which they grade diamonds? Both the AGSL and the GIA are Heavy […]

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Which Brian Gavin Signature Diamond is Best? Choosing between Super Ideal Cut Diamonds

Hi Todd, I’m in the process of buying a diamond engagement ring and have read enough articles on your blog to realize that a Brian Gavin Signature Diamond is the best choice since I really want the diamond to be bright and full of sparkle! My budget is around $50-60k for the diamond, I’ve narrowed […]

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How to Search for Diamonds at Blue Nile and compare them to diamonds from other vendors

Hello, first let me thank you for putting so much information regarding diamonds on vendor review, I’ve been looking for a week now to find a perfect diamond and am really struggling finding something that suits my perfectionist needs. I was wondering if you could potentially help me narrow down my search and find something […]

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In Search of Mental Clarity as it pertains to choosing Diamond Clarity

“I have begun my search for a diamond for an engagement ring. I started at the traditional jewelry store but realized their mark up was pretty steep.  I then talked to a diamond wholesaler, but still felt I could find a better deal, then I found online diamonds at places like Blue Nile and James […]

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Learn About Diamonds Before You Buy!

25+ years of Diamond Buying Knowledge Shared FREE I’m Todd Gray and I’ve been actively involved in the diamond industry since 1985.  During that time I’ve owned and operated a brick and mortar jewelry store and was employed as the primary diamond buyer for Nice Ice, Inc. which is recognized as one of the pioneers […]

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