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From the experts

Girdle thickness

Aug 8, 2019

You may not know that girdle thickness happens on a sliding scale. For example, "Thin" is 10X wider than "Very thin." In fact the AGSL range for thin is the widest of all ranges. You can see below that it's wider than the ranges for medium and slightly thick...

Diamond destinations

Scenes from our 2019 Get-Together

Jul 21, 2019

This event all came about because a resourceful and convincing client I’ll call WW (for privacy) stimulated interest with other gem and jewelry lovers. Ironically, WW was almost not able to come! Her original flight was cancelled due to weather, with no good options to regrou...

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Zimbabwe embargo ~ Blue Nile follows our lead

Jul 4, 2019

A big political problem arose for the diamond-industry in 2010 when Zimbabwe was officially allowed to export rough diamonds under the Kimberley Process. If you wonder how this is possible, the Kimberley Process was designed to fight human-rights-abuses of rebel-groups but had no legal powers to sto...

Dripping with jewelry

History repeating...

May 24, 2019

One of the most iconic and enduring looks of the 1950's was a large round center diamond with symmetrical smaller diamonds, usually baguettes, on either side. Evolution The 1970s gave way to a new trend: The simple, clean solitaire. Then, between the 1990's and ...

From the experts

Diamond mug shots

Apr 25, 2019

The whole purpose of your driver’s license photo is identification. That's also the purpose of a diamond grading report. The graders note and plot what they see at 10X magnification so other professional gemologists can verify the same characteristics i...

Dripping with jewelry

The language of creation

Apr 17, 2019

When working with a jewelry professional to design your dream ring, it can feel like your pro is speaking a foreign language.  "What's the difference between a strut and a gallery-rail?  There's a bridge on the ring?"   Don't get that “deer in the...

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Join us in Boise this July!

Apr 13, 2019

You’re invited July 12-13, 2019, for special High Performance Fun! This scintillating summer sparkle session is our first get-together ever. Bring a spouse or friend for fun in the sun, field-trips, education with experts and of course the chance to share and compare your h...

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Chasing Perfection! 3.58 carat D Flawless

May 31, 2018

This quarter-million dollar 3.58 carat D Flawless Type IIa high-performance masterpiece comes with a fun story, an exciting process and a breathtaking outcome. The story began in December with a call to High Performance Diamonds regarding a special project. The target diamond c...

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High Performance Diamonds Social Channels

May 1, 2018

Follow. Like. Comment. Share. Join our enthusiastic family of diamond and jewelry lovers on the internet. Let us surprise and delight you, again and again, with breathtaking beauty. Help us spread joy, share your own images and send us your thoughts. We want to hear from you! ...

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