"Really just the best resource for understanding diamonds"
Yes, all the 5 star reviews on here are totally accurate. A friend referred me to his blog at the start of my engagement ring search and suggested I reach out directly for help as needed. His articles are solid, informative, and thorough, and gave me the foundation I needed to start my search. Once you understand the various concepts, the process becomes much more straight forward (although still tedious). Todd's resources are fantastic for preparing yourself for the search and being confident in your options.
Best part is, Todd really does respond to emails and gives you complete detailed answers. The first diamond I found on Blue Nile that I thought was a good match I sent to him for advice, and he responded with a 15 paragraph essay! He explained the issues with what I selected, with breakdowns of the GIA report, and suggested 5 other stones that were better fits with full reviews. He also sent along other resources so I could understand more detailed aspects of quality. After some adjustment, I was able to find an amazing diamond, Todd gave his approval, and the result was spectacular. He also gave me suggestions on sapphires, which we are including in our design.
Todd, thank you so much for all your emails and detailed advice. I couldn't have done it without your blog and your direct support. Your guidance certainly gave me the confidence I needed to navigate this important purchase and I'm very happy with how things turned out.
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