Tag Archives for " Ideal Cut Diamonds "

GIA Excellent vs Very Good Cut (seeing is believing)

GIA Excellent vs Very Good cut diamonds, which should you choose?

People often wonder about the difference between GIA Excellent vs Very Good cut diamonds. Will the difference in light performance be something you can see? Or is the difference between GIA Excellent vs Very Good cut diamonds just a paper thing?

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Best Diamond Engagement Ring $10k (Breathtaking Sparkle)

What combination of criteria creates the best diamond engagement ring? What combination of carat weight, color, clarity, and cut creates the best balance? And how much is it going to cost to buy the best diamond engagement ring?

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Top Picks from Brian Gavin that will Save You BIG $$$ if you’re looking for a 1.50 carat round diamond!

I’ve got some advice that is going to save you BIG MONEY if you happen to be shopping for a 1.50 carat round brilliant cut diamond, but it’s a rare opportunity that requires you to take immediate action, because I can’t remember the last time the cutters at Brian Gavin screwed up like this… Somebody […]

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Will a J color diamond look yellow set in an 18k rose gold halo engagement ring?

“Hi Todd, I’ve really enjoyed reading your web site and am learning a lot about diamonds. One of the options which I am considering is the round square halo setting from Brian Gavin in 18k rose gold, set with a J color diamond because my girlfriend has indicated that she prefers diamonds with warmer tones. […]

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Best options in One Carat Diamonds for $7000 from Ritani

Hi Todd, I am looking to purchase an engagement ring from Ritani (I like the idea of being able to preview it before purchase) and was hoping you could help me select a couple of diamond options. I am looking for something Ideal cut, approx. 1 ct, D-H & FL-SI1, and around $7000. Thank you […]

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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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James Allen True Hearts Diamond Review 0.90 carat, D color, VS-2 clarity diamond

After 25+ years working as a diamond buyer, you might say that buying diamonds is in my blood… so I’m always on the look out for certain combinations of diamond cut quality, carat weight, color and clarity because I know that people are looking for them and that as a diamond broker there is always […]

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Ideal Cut Diamonds quest 1.30 – 1.50 carats

“Hi Todd, I just stumbled across your site while doing some diamond research! Your in-depth responses to questions are so informative and helpful! I thank you in advance if you help me with my diamond search. Your article on the 1.33 James Allen diamond is exactly what I’ve been looking for. I’ve been on the […]

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Hearts and Arrows Diamonds 0.80 – 0.99 carats, G/H color, VS clarity

“Great website I learned a lot. I am looking at purchasing an engagement ring. I have been looking at Brian Gavin, Whiteflash, HPD-Infinity, Blue Nile and James Allen websites to try to find the best diamond for my range. My plan is for a simple 6-prong solitaire platinum setting. I have been looking at H&A selections highest cut, my range […]

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