Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

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Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by ooo~Shiney! » December 1st, 2010, 6:32 am
Oh My !!!!! :love: :love: :love: :love:
Speechless.......
Some is not enough.....
Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by Chrono » December 1st, 2010, 7:20 am
A great way to start the week with these gorgeous FCDs. I think my favourite is the purple pink, followed by the pear. Gosh, if I can have a full jpeg picture of your FCDs, they’ll make an excellent background picture for my monitor. :love:
Sometimes the mind ignores what is logical because the person cannot accept the reality of what it is.
Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by Fly Girl » December 1st, 2010, 8:59 am

Great idea. I just did the same thing with my desktop, and now Kenny's tiny diamonds look like huge museum pieces. Eye-poppingly beautiful. :sun: :appl: :love:
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Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by Imdanny » December 1st, 2010, 9:39 am
I agree. It is kind of like a visit to the natural history museum.
Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by poshpepper » December 1st, 2010, 1:35 pm
Written by kenny » November 30th, 2010, 6:56 pm:Another pic of the green for Poshpepper.


Okay, now you have me drooling... :lickout: :love:
 
 "You come to love not by finding the perfect person,
but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly." - Sam Keen
Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by BoulderGal » December 1st, 2010, 2:42 pm
Holy Moley Kenny!!! :love: :appl: :love: :appl: :love:

I can't stop staring at the pear, and the lighter blue emerald. Your stones are truly breathtaking! Do you have plans for them? Other than drooling over them of course.... :naughty:

BoulderGal
Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by antelope1 » December 1st, 2010, 4:40 pm
Love the collection, love it! And welcome back Kenny!
Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by swingirl » December 1st, 2010, 5:57 pm
WOW! WOW! WOW! What a beautiful collection! Nice photography, too. Glad to see you back.

Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by SB621 » December 1st, 2010, 6:25 pm
I"m in love with the Fancy Light Bluish Green :love: I'm willing to trade my soul for it...what do you say?
"The best things in life are free.  The second best are very expensive."- CoCo Chanel
"I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond!" - Mae West

Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by Gothgrrl » December 1st, 2010, 9:47 pm
I am still on the look out for a really pretty pink.




...groovy...
..this is my boomstick..
..gimme some sugar, baby..
Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by Arkteia » December 2nd, 2010, 1:26 am
You know Kenny... I want to see them. Just for one second!
Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by rosetta » December 2nd, 2010, 8:26 am
GAK!!

:eek: :eek: :eek:

it's jaw-dropping!

that round green is my absolute favourite colour in the world.

:love: :love: :love:
Another stone, or another meal? Hmm...decisions, decisions....
Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by briolette » December 2nd, 2010, 10:29 am
They look so yummy! What a wonderful collection!
Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by kenny » December 2nd, 2010, 11:32 am
Written by iLander » November 30th, 2010, 7:49 pm:Hi Kenny! :wavey:

Glad you're back, we seriously need more men on this forum, and all the trade guys seem to have disappeared, so we're happy to see you!
I adore the Fancy Deep Purple Pink, I am such a sucker for emerald cuts! :love:
I'm amazed the Leibish guys sell so many FCD that you have to watch them so closely! It's like Gene's (Precision Gem) blog; grab it or it's gone! What are people doing with all these little things?
I wonder if colored diamonds are the engagement rings of the future? Will my great-grandchildren all have tiny FCD diamond rings, with matching magnifying glasses hung on necklaces? That would be kind of cool! :appl:
I love the connoisseurship of owning so many tiny, exquisite things. The level of detail and intricacy is astounding. Do you marvel at the skill of the cutters, when you look at them?
It's really a very unique collection, and I think it's just awesome. :love:


Yes, we do need more men here.
Diamonds can be a boy's best friend too. :bigsmile:

When I browse Leibish's inventory I see and 92 pages, 10 listings per page.
Some listing are for pairs or parcels so they must have over 1000 FCDs.
It's not so much that Leibish sells so many; it's that collectors are waiting for particular colors/sizes/shapes to show up, so if you see something you like grab it fast.
I'm waiting for a violet or a red I can justify buying.
They just got a GIA 0.22 ct pure red (pure red with no color modifier is astronomically rare) but I just can't bring myself to spend that much, although when Arglye mine in Australia runs dry in a few years I'm sure it's value will skyrocket more than anything else I have.

I think FCDs are catching on.
Maybe I just notice because it's my thing but I see more and more mention of them in the news.
Education leads to wanting one as we have seen in this thread, and some colors are attainable for us who have to work for a living.

Lastly, yes I DO marvel at these tiny exquisite things.
Believe it or not their diminutive size actually adds to the intrigue, especially with a suite of complimentary colors.
They speak to me, yet I have no words to express what they say.
I know diamonds are not an investment but I do see mine as a reasonable (small) part of an investment portfolio.
If stocks DO tank FCDs will be a hard asset, like gold, though admittedly not as liquid and not as easy to establish a value.
We should be teaching kids how to think, not what to think. - Matt Dillahunty
Re: Update on my tiny fancy colored diamond collection

Post by kenny » December 2nd, 2010, 11:38 am
Written by bebe » November 30th, 2010, 8:03 pm:Kenny, I think you might have started a new obsession here on PS ! :naughty:


I hope so.
PS could use some good energy right now.
We should be teaching kids how to think, not what to think. - Matt Dillahunty
Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by kenny » December 2nd, 2010, 11:52 am
Written by Chrono » December 1st, 2010, 7:20 am:Gosh, if I can have a full jpeg picture of your FCDs, they’ll make an excellent background picture for my monitor. :love:


I'd be happy to provide higher res copies if anyone can figure out how to do that.
PS software shrinks every pic. ;(
I wish y'all could see the original 14MB RAW image, full screen.
The detail is almost 3D.

For the photography geeks:
This macro shot was done at ISO 100, f22 for high depth of field with a 105mm Nikon macro lens and one PK-13 extension ring on a Nikon D200 body, on a very heavy Gitzo tripod.
This allowed the subject to fully fill the field at the camera (no later cropping) for use of max pixels.
I don't use f32 because even though you get even deeper depth of field the tiny aperture introduces a certain softness to the focus.
Mirror lock up was used to reduce vibration that becomes a problem at these magnifications.
Also a wireless remote trigger was used to I don't have to touch the camera, which introduces vibration.

Diamonds were placed on a piece of glass near a large window in the shade.
Then a cheapo hand-held LED light was moved around the diamonds during the long exposure.
(This technique is called painting with light.)
This added many sparkles (which are not too bright) and also caused some light that passed through that little deep blue emerald cut to appear in the other diamonds.

Lastly, I took around 50 pics and chose the one with the best balance of qualities. (IOW, cheating :Up_to_something: )
I'll take more when I get time.
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We should be teaching kids how to think, not what to think. - Matt Dillahunty
Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by kenny » December 2nd, 2010, 12:01 pm
Written by BoulderGal » December 1st, 2010, 2:42 pm:Holy Moley Kenny!!! :love: :appl: :love: :appl: :love:

I can't stop staring at the pear, and the lighter blue emerald. Your stones are truly breathtaking! Do you have plans for them? Other than drooling over them of course.... :naughty:

BoulderGal

Yes, I plan to wipe my own drool off them daily. :cheeky: :lickout: :tongue:
They really freak me out, I'm very lucky.
We should be teaching kids how to think, not what to think. - Matt Dillahunty
Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by Gothgrrl » December 2nd, 2010, 6:22 pm
Just had to have another look at your collection. :love:




...groovy...
..this is my boomstick..
..gimme some sugar, baby..
Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by iLander » December 2nd, 2010, 8:37 pm
:appl: They can try all they want, but nobody beats Nikon for a quality camera/lens. Don't you think it's great all the old lenses fit on the new digital bodies? Love that! Otherwise, I'd have to throw out $$$ in lenses . . .

I'm sure you saw these, a three-fer: http://www.fancycolordiamond.net/search/fancy_colored_diamond_details.cfm?id=6124 :cheeky:
Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by TL » December 2nd, 2010, 8:52 pm
It should be noted that not only FCD collectors and consumers buy from Leibish, but many big names in the jewelry biz as well from what I've heard.
Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by kenny » December 3rd, 2010, 12:39 am
I'd like to get everyone's opinion please.
If you were going to pick one new color to add to the set which would you pick?

Fancy Vivid Blue - same weight as the pear, 0.16 ct.
Fancy Intense Orange- also same weight as the pear, 0.16 ct.
Fancy Vivid Green-Yellow - 0.23 ct.

Ignore the fact that these may eventually end up in separate rings.
Rather, think of how they colors look together as a collection.

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We should be teaching kids how to think, not what to think. - Matt Dillahunty
Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by arjunajane » December 3rd, 2010, 1:49 am
the orange. :lickout:

 









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It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful,
and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.

Edgar Allan Poe

Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by Rae~ » December 3rd, 2010, 1:54 am
Purely for variety of colour, I'd go for the orange.

And btw, kenny, I :love: your collection.
Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by maebelle » December 3rd, 2010, 10:22 am
Another vote for orange! I love the combo of blue and orange, and you certainly have enough blue
Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by isaku5 » December 3rd, 2010, 10:24 am
Fabulous collection!!!!! :love:

Welcome back!!! You were missed!! :bigsmile: :wavey:

Isabel

Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by TL » December 3rd, 2010, 10:25 am
The orange, you have blue, and it's rarer than the yellow.
Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by Davi » December 3rd, 2010, 11:02 am
While the orange is delicious, I think for the collection, the VGY fits better.

Actually, just get both... it's not like you've never done that before ;)
The only difference between bravery and stupidity is the outcome
Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by TL » December 3rd, 2010, 11:21 am
Written by maebelle » December 3rd, 2010, 10:22 am:Another vote for orange! I love the combo of blue and orange, and you certainly have enough blue


Only Kenny can have too many natural blue diamonds!! :lol:
Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by Chrono » December 3rd, 2010, 11:56 am
Orange, for the rarity factor, plus the fact that it balances out the other colours you already own in your collection.
Sometimes the mind ignores what is logical because the person cannot accept the reality of what it is.
Re: Update: My Tiny Fancy Colored Diamond Collection

Post by Treenbean » December 3rd, 2010, 12:19 pm
ORANGE- It's the one pop of color you are missing. Plus the orange looks fantastic and bright and we can call it pumpkin chunkin.
"One can choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances" Viktor Frankl


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