The Truth about Synthetic (Lab Grown)…
27 Feb 2019

“Diamonds are only coal that stuck to their jobs, you see,” said the late American billionaire Malcolm Forbes. Considered one of the hardest materials in the world, the job of a diamond begins millions of years before it is born,…

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Should I Buy a Round or…
15 Feb 2019

Hello Danny, I’m trying to decide between a round and princess cut diamond for an engagement ring and would appreciate any insight you can provide. I am on a limited budget, looking to spend around $3500 for the entire ring,…

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What are the Benefits of Hearts…
11 Feb 2019

“With the understanding that Brian Gavin specializes in hearts and arrows ideal cut diamonds, I’d like to know whether a hearts and arrows diamond is worth the premium. I’ve read a lot of articles that suggest that hearts and arrows diamonds…

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How accurate are those diamond cut…
03 Feb 2019

“I’m trying to determine the best options available within the current inventory of in-stock Brian Gavin Signature round hearts and arrows diamonds, as opposed to those that are available to be pre-ordered from the factory, because I’m in more of…

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What are the Standards for Ideal…
06 Dec 2018

(Updated 12/6/18. Originally Published 5/21/14)Throughout time, diamond cutters have strived to perfect the balance between maximizing light return, visual performance, and the retention of carat weight. In 1919, Marcel Tolkowsky, a mathematician and member of a prominent diamond cutting family,…

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Do hearts and arrows diamonds look…
12 Nov 2018

I’m wondering whether hearts and arrows diamonds look bigger than non-ideal cut rounds. I’ve read that H&A diamonds are brighter and face-up whiter. While some people also say that they face-up larger and other people say that they look smaller.…

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Buyers Guide: 1 Carat D Flawless…
06 Aug 2018

“How much does a one carat, D, Flawless, diamond ring cost? I am planning on proposing within the next few months and want to buy my girlfriend the perfect engagement ring. I don’t want her to be able to see…

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Internally Flawless vs VVS-1 clarity diamonds
01 Aug 2018

“I’m searching for a diamond engagement ring, 1.10 – 1.20 carats, D or E color, VVS1 clarity. The only option that I see within your inventory right now, is a 1.02 carat, E-color, VVS1 clarity, Advance Ideal (and I’m not…

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Buyers Guide: Radiant Cut Diamond Engagement…
27 Jun 2018

“My girlfriend really likes the radiant cut diamond, so I’m looking for a radiant cut diamond engagement ring. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of in-depth information on radiant cut diamonds, so I’m hoping that you can help me…

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Really nice two carat diamond engagement…
25 Jun 2018

“Is it possible to buy a really nice two carat diamond engagement ring for $20k? It seems like the most important feature of an engagement ring to my girlfriend is the size of the diamond, because every time we go…

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