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Re: When someone embellishes about the size of their diamond

I honestly dont know why you care. +1 Written by bgray » 09 Sep 2013 14:34:I honestly dont know why you care. I am fascinated by the fact that someone so close to us would blatantly lie when she knows how much I enjoy all things diamond -- and since she and her fiance made the big production in fro...

by Blue-Seeker

September 9th, 2013, 4:54 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: When someone embellishes about the size of their diamond...

Replies: 102

Views: 2212
Re: When someone embellishes about the size of their diamond

bgray|1378758844|3517429 wrote:I honestly dont know why you care.

+1

by Blue-Seeker

September 9th, 2013, 4:02 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: When someone embellishes about the size of their diamond...

Replies: 102

Views: 2212
Re: Opinions on emerald-cut images, please

Thank you for your opinions, Gypsy, Shimmer, and Christina. I've read a lot of threads on reading ASETS for step cuts and this ASET looked pretty good to me. It's good to know I've learned something from all my research, lol. The table is a bit larger than I'd like, too. But the selection of square-...

by Blue-Seeker

June 9th, 2012, 6:58 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Opinions on emerald-cut images, please

Replies: 7

Views: 250

by Blue-Seeker

June 8th, 2012, 9:12 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Opinions on emerald-cut images, please

Replies: 7

Views: 250
Opinions on emerald-cut images, please

Hello - I am looking for a high-color, small-ish emerald-cut. I want to set it in a simple bezel so I can stack it with other gemstone rings I own. I want a bright stone that won't look dull when set in a bezel. I like square-ish emerald-cuts. I'm considering this diamond from James Allen http://www...

by Blue-Seeker

June 8th, 2012, 9:11 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Opinions on emerald-cut images, please

Replies: 7

Views: 250
Re: What color metal to emphasize color change?

It's really pretty, Chloe, and I love the shape. I, too, own a color-shift sapphire. Mine shifts from deep blue-violet to deep red-violet. It also has copper inclusions that give the stone a warm ginger tint at the edges of the stone in certain lights. I had a really hard time figuring out how to se...

by Blue-Seeker

February 25th, 2012, 7:35 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: What color metal to emphasize color change?

Replies: 16

Views: 584
Re: Show me your less than perfect gems

Fun thread. Those cabs....yum-yum! I haven't posted in a while, but my color shift sapphire will feel at home in this thread. It is an Umba sapphire, unheated, with silk, copper, and veil inclusions. Here is a shot of it showing its soft silky center and some of the copper. In certain lights the cop...

by Blue-Seeker

February 18th, 2012, 8:14 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Show me your less than perfect gems

Replies: 99

Views: 3519
Re: Periwinkle blue Montana sapphire engagement ring!

It's so beautiful. The cut really compliments the color of the sapphire. I can't wait to see it in the setting you chose. Any idea how long you have to wait for the proposal?

P.S.Blue and green stones are really tough to photograph. So I think your photos are pretty good!

by Blue-Seeker

December 30th, 2011, 7:54 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Periwinkle blue Montana sapphire engagement ring!

Replies: 46

Views: 4028
Re: Price of gold is falling! Will price of settings follow?

Don't blame the jeweler! Us jewelers are just passing the additional cost to the end user. The big brand names have made some pretty big increases to our cost over the past couple years. I know it's crazy...... Cheers, Steve Good point, Steve. Yes, in the case of stock settings, it's my understandi...

by Blue-Seeker

December 30th, 2011, 7:44 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Price of gold is falling! Will price of settings follow?

Replies: 8

Views: 549
Re: Help, please, Kenny and Tristan -- small amber FIC!

Wow -- thank you all so very much for your help. minousbijoux: $800,000? I think I would have fallen off my chair! But I love that they were so gracious; that is a sign of a good business, in my opinion. Yes, "orangish brown" sounds right to me. Kenny: "FIC" was a typo. Sorry -- ...

by Blue-Seeker

December 30th, 2011, 7:18 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Help, please, Kenny and Tristan -- small amber FIC!

Replies: 21

Views: 631
Re: Katy Perry/Russell Brand: KAPUT!

Well, at least the marriage made it past the one-year mark. :roll: There's something about him that creeps me out.

by Blue-Seeker

December 30th, 2011, 6:20 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Katy Perry/Russell Brand: KAPUT!

Replies: 11

Views: 634
Re: Price of gold is falling! Will price of settings follow?

Thanks for the replies, everyone. I agree. I don't think prices of settings will fall, at least right away, especially the prices of pre-made or stock settings. Perhaps quotes for custom pieces will be a bit lower. My guess, though, is that now that consumers have adjusted to the sticker shock of hi...

by Blue-Seeker

December 30th, 2011, 6:13 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Price of gold is falling! Will price of settings follow?

Replies: 8

Views: 549
Re: December rocks - Sapphires from Dana, tourmaline & tsavo

Very pretty collection. I'm so glad someone here bought that beautiful pale blue sapphire from Dana. It's a nice size, and the color is ethereal, really dreamy. It looks great with your sapphire engagement ring.

by Blue-Seeker

December 29th, 2011, 9:50 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: December rocks - Sapphires from Dana, tourmaline & tsavorite

Replies: 9

Views: 634

by Blue-Seeker

December 29th, 2011, 9:35 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Help, please, Kenny and Tristan -- small amber FIC!

Replies: 21

Views: 631
Re: Help, please, Kenny and Tristan -- small amber FIC!

here's a nice one... but it ain't a 10 ptr... what's your budget btw? i don't know if you'll find anything in the 10 ptr range... http://www.fancydiamonds.net/view_diamonds/5436.htm again your best chance is to look for an orange stone... deep saturation i think... to achieve the "scotch"...

by Blue-Seeker

December 29th, 2011, 9:31 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Help, please, Kenny and Tristan -- small amber FIC!

Replies: 21

Views: 631
Re: Help, please, Kenny and Tristan -- small amber FIC!

http://www.fancydiamonds.net/view_diamonds/3778.htm http://www.fancydiamonds.net/view_diamonds/4181.htm smallest i see on leibish... the problem you'll have is size... brown diamonds are so cheap, there won't be anyone cutting a 10 pt stone! it's just not cost effective... so i would look for an or...

by Blue-Seeker

December 29th, 2011, 9:26 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Help, please, Kenny and Tristan -- small amber FIC!

Replies: 21

Views: 631
Re: Help, please, Kenny and Tristan -- small amber FIC!

Geez... i don't know about the diamond, but what time does the bar open and can I get a front row seat??? :bigsmile: That looks like a great party you are going to throw!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: How I wish that was my own Scotch collection! We have one lonely bottle of Macallan that I'm using for color...

by Blue-Seeker

December 29th, 2011, 9:22 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Help, please, Kenny and Tristan -- small amber FIC!

Replies: 21

Views: 631
Re: Help, please, Kenny and Tristan -- small amber FIC!

Thank you, acebruin. The orange range does seem to be the closest. But orange with a lot of brown -- maybe that will decrease the price! True orange diamonds are pretty pricy. I think I found the site I was looking for http://www.langerman-diamonds.com/ . Africa Gems seems to be calling their orange...

by Blue-Seeker

December 29th, 2011, 9:17 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Help, please, Kenny and Tristan -- small amber FIC!

Replies: 21

Views: 631
Re: Finally found the perfect stone: Spessartite

Upgradable|1325129893|3090540 wrote:VL, you never disappoint!! Now I have no choice but to start saving the bajillion dollars to have this baby set in the Singlestone!


But it will be a bajillion dollars well spent! The stone and setting are wonderful together.

by Blue-Seeker

December 29th, 2011, 9:04 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Finally found the perfect stone: Spessartite

Replies: 30

Views: 924
Re: Advice about size for e-ring

I wear a size 7-ish, and my fingers are average length. I was looking at an @ 9 x 7 mm oval sapphire, and although I loved the stone, I was concerned that it would look too much like a right-hand ring or cocktail ring on me. I ended up with a square cushion sapphire that's @ 7 mm, and it is being se...

by Blue-Seeker

December 29th, 2011, 7:35 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Advice about size for e-ring

Replies: 9

Views: 395
Re: who makes the sparkliest and most "perfect" channel set?

My sister-in-law has the Tiffany band with the diamonds across the top, the band that Diamondseeker linked. It's very dainty and pretty, but it's expensive for what it is, and when it spins, you'll see metal not diamonds. That would drive me crazy! Hearts on Fire eternity bands are beautiful and may...

by Blue-Seeker

December 29th, 2011, 7:19 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: who makes the sparkliest and most "perfect" channel set?

Replies: 45

Views: 2378
Re: Price of gold is falling! Will price of settings follow?

The gold price falling will affect all the non branded bridal lines *some*, but the big names will hold their price for some time. The truth is a 2 dwt. 14k ring the gold cost is about $58. at $1,000. gold, the same ring at $1,900. gold the gold cost is about $110. So now where is the hundreds of d...

by Blue-Seeker

December 29th, 2011, 7:09 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Price of gold is falling! Will price of settings follow?

Replies: 8

Views: 549
Help, please, Kenny and Tristan -- small amber FIC!

Help, please. I'm looking for a small -- about 10 points -- fancy color diamond. The color I'm looking for is a warm amber. Chocolate diamonds are too brown. Yellow diamonds are too pale. The color I'm looking for is the color of an aged Scotch whisky. I think Cognac would be a similar color. I thou...

by Blue-Seeker

December 29th, 2011, 6:50 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Help, please, Kenny and Tristan -- small amber FIC!

Replies: 21

Views: 631
Price of gold is falling! Will price of settings follow?

Gold has fallen from @ $1900 in August to @ $1550 this week. How much further does it have to fall before we see the decrease reflected in the price of settings? And not only the price of new settings but also the price of antique settings. Some of the ebay sellers are charging top dollar for settin...

by Blue-Seeker

December 29th, 2011, 6:41 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Price of gold is falling! Will price of settings follow?

Replies: 8

Views: 549
Re: my small collection :)

I like them all -- nice collection. And I like your ideas for setting them, too.

by Blue-Seeker

December 20th, 2011, 2:01 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: my small collection :)

Replies: 14

Views: 971
Re: Stainless pave halo around sapphire?

Does this jeweler specialize in modern designs? Is the use of stainless steel the jeweler's signature "look"? That's the only reason I can think of for a jeweler to use stainless over gold or platinum, especially since the rest of the ring is gold. I know you said your fiance wants this to...

by Blue-Seeker

December 20th, 2011, 1:56 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Stainless pave halo around sapphire?

Replies: 16

Views: 390
Re: Emerald-cut experts -- bent-top rectangular square cut?

Thank you, Karl, for the additional information. I guess if I needed a funky accent stone for the end of a chain, this would be perfect. But kind of a dud for other uses. I'd love to see a better photo of the facets on the top of the diamond, just for curiosity's sake.

by Blue-Seeker

December 20th, 2011, 1:47 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Emerald-cut experts -- bent-top rectangular square cut?

Replies: 12

Views: 504
Re: A hanforging journey - Five-Stone Eight-Prong trellis by

I just got an email to say that it's done ! Excited... Nervous... it's judgement day! Re. RD's involvement - I honestly never thought about it like that, but to clarify: NO, this is not meant to be a commercial for DBL or anything of the sort, I'm just another consumer documenting a long experience...

by Blue-Seeker

December 20th, 2011, 1:43 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: A hanforging journey - Five-Stone Eight-Prong trellis by DBL

Replies: 185

Views: 10492
Re: A hanforging journey - Five-Stone Eight-Prong trellis by

CharmyPoo|1324397505|3085314 wrote:If it helps .. I put side by side for you to photoshop.

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This is very helpful. The new version looks much more balanced and even. The arc of the stones across the finger is more graceful, too. Very, very pretty!

by Blue-Seeker

December 20th, 2011, 11:15 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: A hanforging journey - Five-Stone Eight-Prong trellis by DBL

Replies: 185

Views: 10492
Re: Greens, yellows, green-yellows. Just for fun.

They are all lovely, and beautifully set. But I especially love that ring by Winged Lion! I considered using Winged Lion to set my color-shift sapphire, but in the end decided not to bezel the stone. Their work in sterling silver is amazing. Here's a link to their shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/Winge...

by Blue-Seeker

December 20th, 2011, 8:45 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Greens, yellows, green-yellows. Just for fun.

Replies: 4

Views: 291