Tag Archives for " Light Performance "

1.50 carat, F/G color, SI-1 / VS-2 clarity, round brilliant ideal cut diamonds for $5-6K

Last night I received a phone call from a friend of the family, who is in the middle of shopping for diamonds, and remembered that he had a friend in the diamond business. We spent a few minutes catching up and then I asked him what he was looking for and how much he wanted […]

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What do Diamond Proportions & HCA Score have to do with Light Leakage in a GIA 3X Cut Diamond?

“I was wondering if you could help me with evaluating if the 5.5 Holloway Cut Adviser score for a diamond is truly an issue. I have seen this diamond and another diamond that scores a 3.4. Is there any sort of analysis you could show me on these two? In person I really did like […]

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Is the Holloway Cut Adviser Accurate?

Selecting a diamond online can seem like a daunting task because it is practically impossible to get an accurate feel for the sparkle factor of a diamond on a computer monitor… so people are always looking for decisive ways to narrow down the field of options and reduce the risk of buying a diamond which […]

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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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Face Off: Brian Gavin Princess Cut Diamond vs. Crafted by Infinity

So I received an email from an existing client of Nice Ice this morning who is interested in princess cut diamonds and thought that it would make an interesting blog post since very little information is available online about how to select a princess cut diamond.

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