What!? A 1.01 ct Marquise for less than $4000? (Much Less!)

We recommend the Brian Gavin Select 1.010 D SI1 Select Marquise

Here’s a stone that stood out to me as presenting terrific value.

A great choice for those who are looking for something different, something elegant: a marquise cut diamond.

This falls under the category of “fancy cut”. Any shape (correctly called “cut”) that is different from a round brilliant is called a fancy cut. The design of round brilliants makes them disperse light in the best possible way. This superior “light performance” makes it possible to buy a round brilliant which is a little lower on the color scale. As “D” diamonds, which are completely colorless, are so rare, it’s is often more affordable to choose a stone which is lower on the scale. “J” is about the lowest most diamond experts recommend if you want the diamond to look at its best. And of course it is still of the highest priority to make sure the cut of the diamond is “excellent”, “ideal”, or at least “very good”. But the cut is the most important factor.

When choosing a diamond that is a fancy cut it is recommended to choose a stone that is a little higher than “J” as the “light performance” simply can not be as effective as a round brilliant.

The reason we give this marquise cut our stamp of approval is because its color is “D”, the highest grade on the color chart; the cut is excellent; it is a Brian Gavin Select, one of Brian Gavin’s signature cuts.

The specifications tell us that the Fluorescence is medium blue. If you are worried that this might cause it to look “milky” in certain light, don’t. As it is only one in 50,000 fluorescent diamonds that will have this problem and Brian Gavin checks every diamond specifically for this and will not even buy it from the wholesaler if it does. The specifications also tell us that this diamond is Slightly Included 1. This is not a concern as Brian Gavin is extremely choosy when he buys his diamonds wholesale. He only works with diamonds whose inclusions are located in such away so they do not impact on his final product.

The attitude toward inclusions is changing now that inclusions are seen as a sign of authenticity. This proves that the diamond is not manufactured artificially in a lab. As long as they are small, they serve more like fingerprints than as imperfections. Still any diamond from Brian Gavin’s signature line is going to knock your socks off.

stamp of approval

You are going to be very pleased with this one. http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/1.010-d-si1-marquise-diamond-gia-35344172

Type Brian Gavin Select
Product ID: 35344172
Shape: Marquise
Report: GIA
Carat: 1.010
Color: D
Clarity: SI1
Measurements: 10.34 x 5.68 x 2.68
Lab Cut Grade: Excellent
Light Performance:
Polish: Good
Symmetry: Good
Table %: 61.0
Depth %: 47.2
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Culet: Slightly Large
Fluorescence: Medium Blue
Girdle Min-Max %:
Girdle: Slightly Thick-Thick
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