Does $2000 – $2500 buy a…
15 Jun 2018

(Updated 6/15/18. Originally Published 11/2/16)Does $2000 buy a good engagement ring?Hi Danny, I’m a college student with a limited budget of about $2,000 to spend on an engagement ring… can I get a good engagement ring for that price? I…

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Should I buy a J color…
11 Jun 2018

(Updated 6/11/18. Originally Posted 9/9/15)“I’ve got about six thousand dollars to spend on a diamond engagement ring, and I know that my girlfriend would really like a one carat diamond. I realize that there are options available in the 0.90…

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Can I afford a Hearts and…
07 May 2018

“I'm sure it comes as no surprise that I'm shopping for a diamond engagement ring. My girlfriend saw this post on Instagram and fell head over heels at that moment. I hope that I'm able to create such an incredible…

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Should I buy an I1 –…
01 May 2018

(Updated on May 1, 2018. Originally Published March 29, 2017)“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…

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Guide to Warmer Colored Diamonds
07 Feb 2018

“My girlfriend really likes the way that 18k rose gold looks on her hand. I have to admit that I didn’t like the idea of pink gold to begin with, but the color really does compliment her warmer skin tone.…

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Should diamond solitaire engagement rings crack?
01 Dec 2017

“I purchased a solitaire diamond engagement ring from another online diamond dealer about a year ago, and a small crack recently appeared on the bottom of the ring. I contacted [the vendor] and they told me that this is perfectly…

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VVS clarity versus VS-1 and VS-2…
29 Nov 2017

“I’m shopping for a diamond engagement ring and have some questions about clarity as it pertains to light performance. Is there any benefit to buying a VVS clarity diamond, versus VS-1 or VS-2 clarity diamonds? I’ve been told by several…

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Using ASET to Judge Light Performance…
10 Nov 2017

One look at the ASET images of these four emerald cut diamonds, and you know that the Brian Gavin Signature Emerald on the left is brighter and better looking.It's easy to see that colors reflected by the ASET Scope are…

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GIA Excellent vs Brian Gavin Signature…
10 Nov 2017

Shopping for an emerald cut diamond engagement ring can be a confusing and frustrating experience. Everybody is going to try and convince you that their emerald cut diamonds are better, but the obvious question is better than what?Because before the…

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Can I call Brian Gavin to…
23 Oct 2017

“I’m ready to buy an engagement ring from Brian Gavin, but am not comfortable initiating such a valuable order online. I would feel much more comfortable discussing the details of this purchase in-person with somebody. Can I call Brian Gavin…

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