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Apr 14
How to read an Aset of a Princess Cut Diamond

“I’m shopping for a princess cut diamond engagement ring and a friend recommended me to your site, he purchased a Brian Gavin Signature round diamond about a year ago. The diamond he bought truly is stunning and he told me that is because it is of the highest cut quality, and showed me the beautiful pattern of hearts and arrows, ...Read More

By Danny
Apr 13

“I’ve read a lot of testimonials and blog posts about how great looking Brian Gavin Signature diamonds are supposed to be, but I’m not certain that I’d be able to tell the difference between an ideal and a super ideal cut diamond. It seems like the people who purchased ideal cut diamonds write posts that support and justify their buying ...Read More

By Danny
Apr 10
GIA Certificate for Brian Gavin Diamonds

“I’m shopping for a diamond and keep running across references to the GIA. I understand that the GIA is a gemological laboratory, but it seems like it’s more than that. I get the impression that the GIA also trains people to be gemologists. But it also seems like a research laboratory and perhaps a governing body within the industry? What ...Read More

By Danny
Mar 31
What color diamond should I buy?

“I’ve read your tutorial on diamond color grades, and feel that I have a good grasp of the basics. However, what I’m trying to figure out is what color diamond should I buy? I understand that D-color is the highest color grade and that is considered to be colorless. But then I’ve read posts by people who purchased I-color, J-color ...Read More

By Danny
Mar 29
should i buy i1-i2 clarity diamonds?

“I’ve been researching buying a diamond online, and it seems that diamond cut quality should be my primary concern. My girlfriend really wants a one carat diamond, and I’d like the diamond to face-up really white. We’ve talked about it and both of us are all right with being able to see a small inclusion or two, as long as ...Read More

By Danny
Mar 27

“This probably comes as no surprise, but I’m shopping for a diamond engagement ring. I feel like I’ve got a pretty good grasp on carat weight, color, and cut quality. However, I’m not quite clear on inclusions (no pun intended). While my inner perfectionist would love to buy a higher clarity diamond, such as a VVS-1 or internally flawless, the ...Read More

By Danny
Mar 10
Are Brian Gavin Diamonds Certified by the Kimberley Process?

“I’m shopping for a diamond engagement ring and have read a lot of great reviews about Brian Gavin Signature diamonds on a diamond forum that I’ve been haunting. It is extremely important to my girlfriend and I, that the diamond be conflict free. We started out shopping on another web site which promotes the idea that all of their diamonds ...Read More

By Danny
Mar 1

I’m shopping for diamond earrings online, because it seems like you get better value. It seems like stores describe carat weight in two ways. Some use the term diamond carat weight and others use total carat weight. I’m not sure which description of carat weight is more reliable or whether it makes a difference? I like the way that half ...Read More

By Danny
Feb 27

“I’m wondering whether you can tell me how to calculate diamond depth percentage. The reason I ask is because I’m looking at this 1.348 carat, G-color, VS-1 clarity, Black by Brian Gavin Signature round diamond (amongst others) and I just can’t figure out how the parts add up to the total depth of 61.9%. I don’t understand how the gemological ...Read More

By Danny
Feb 20
How wide should a girdle be on a round brilliant?

“Please tell me how wide the girdle should be on a round brilliant diamond. I’m considering buying a diamond from a local jewelry store. It weighs 2.08 carats, is I-color and VS-2 clarity, GIA Excellent cut. The measurements are 8.02 x 8.08 x 5.11 mm, with a total depth of 63.4% and a 57% table diameter. The pavilion angle is ...Read More

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