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Re: Need help in deciding between 2 EGL Hearts & Arrows Diam

You need an idealscope image.

HCA is a rejection tool. For use with GIA Ex cut stones.

Idealscope is the selection tool.

Okay?

Alternately you can get an AGS 0 diamond.

by Gypsy

September 23rd, 2014, 7:20 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need help in deciding between 2 EGL Hearts & Arrows Diamonds

Replies: 8

Views: 112

by Gypsy

September 23rd, 2014, 7:17 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Confused & Nervous.. need help selecting diamond/setting!

Replies: 10

Views: 213
Re: Steven Kirsch "Casablanca"

Cathedral is my vote.

by Gypsy

September 23rd, 2014, 7:16 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Steven Kirsch "Casablanca"

Replies: 3

Views: 114
Re: Current Diamond fads?

Have her mother, sister, cousin, best friend ask her if she likes it.

I think that setting is timeless personally.

You could have a similar one made via CAD from Mark Turnowski at Brilliantly Engaged probably for 4k.

by Gypsy

September 23rd, 2014, 7:15 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Current Diamond fads?

Replies: 47

Views: 704
Re: Cushion Help

I like this one better too. It's lovely.

by Gypsy

September 23rd, 2014, 7:14 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Cushion Help

Replies: 13

Views: 298

by Gypsy

September 23rd, 2014, 4:26 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 3-4.5 carat Cushion Help Please

Replies: 17

Views: 421
Re: Need help to evaluate ASET image for Asscher cut

No ASET on other stone. VS1 and better always eyeclean.

The one with the ASET is pretty decent.

by Gypsy

September 23rd, 2014, 4:25 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need help to evaluate ASET image for Asscher cut

Replies: 2

Views: 56

by Gypsy

September 23rd, 2014, 4:23 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need help in deciding between 2 EGL Hearts & Arrows Diamonds

Replies: 8

Views: 112
Re: Need help in deciding between 2 EGL Hearts & Arrows Diam

Investor grade diamonds are GIA or AGS D FL and are kept in a safe. You have no clue what you are doing.

by Gypsy

September 23rd, 2014, 4:21 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need help in deciding between 2 EGL Hearts & Arrows Diamonds

Replies: 8

Views: 112
Re: Need help in deciding between 2 EGL Hearts & Arrows Diam

You aren't getting a 2+ carat diamond for 12k from a reputable lab. http://www.b2cjewels.com/dd-6278940-1.84-carat-Round-diamond-I-color-VS2-Clarity.aspx?sku=6278940&utm_source=pricescope.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=pricescope.com http://www.b2cjewels.com/dd-6257832-2.01-carat-R...

by Gypsy

September 23rd, 2014, 4:20 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need help in deciding between 2 EGL Hearts & Arrows Diamonds

Replies: 8

Views: 112
Re: Need help in deciding between 2 EGL Hearts & Arrows Diam

Also EGL's "Hearts and arrows" stones do not have ideal light return. And light return is what matters. Hearts and arrows is just patterning. The entire purpose of faceting a diamond is to reflect light. How well or how poorly a diamond does this determines how beautiful it is. How well a ...

by Gypsy

September 23rd, 2014, 4:10 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need help in deciding between 2 EGL Hearts & Arrows Diamonds

Replies: 8

Views: 112
Re: Need help in deciding between 2 EGL Hearts & Arrows Diam

No it they are not good deals. Stick to GIA or AGS only. EGL stones are discounted for a reason. They are not worth the paper that is being sold to you and jewelers are being sued over it. Also EGL was banned from Rap net so dealers are trying to push their EGL stock so they can get off the sinking ...

by Gypsy

September 23rd, 2014, 4:08 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need help in deciding between 2 EGL Hearts & Arrows Diamonds

Replies: 8

Views: 112
Re: poll: were you mad about U2?

I only have an ipod. I don't think anything can be downloaded to it without my permission. Thankfully.

by Gypsy

September 23rd, 2014, 3:00 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: poll: were you mad about U2?

Replies: 22

Views: 244
Re: Current Diamond fads?

I love the original setting you posted. That Durnell is one of my favorites. I personally would rather have that over a solitaire any day.

If that's what the wearer of the ring wants, then that's what you should get.

by Gypsy

September 23rd, 2014, 2:58 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Current Diamond fads?

Replies: 47

Views: 704
Re: Torn: u-prong vs. shared prong bands (and big price diff

I would want excellent cut VS stone from IDJ. So get a re-quote from them for that. I wouldn't want SI1 stones from IDJ and I wouldn't want non-excellent cuts. BGD's quality will be the closest to Tiffany. My pieces from them have always appraised terrifically, and I've even has PS appraisers say th...

by Gypsy

September 23rd, 2014, 2:54 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Torn: u-prong vs. shared prong bands (and big price diff)

Replies: 20

Views: 416

by Gypsy

September 23rd, 2014, 11:46 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: As the Forum Turns ... or ... The 3-Word Story Thread

Replies: 316

Views: 1955
Re: Need Setting Ideas for 1.91 OEC J/K Color!

Valamin's ERD solitaire, personally.

by Gypsy

September 23rd, 2014, 11:21 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need Setting Ideas for 1.91 OEC J/K Color!

Replies: 3

Views: 135
Re: Help with my Princess Cut Engagement Ring!!!

Yes. EGL is that bad. Here are some threads for you to read: A very clear discussion of the factors to consider if you are thinking about buying an EGL graded diamond. http://www.pricescope.com/forum/rockytalky/egl-certification-are-any-of-them-ok-t142863.html Buyers suing over inaccuracies of EGL s...

by Gypsy

September 23rd, 2014, 11:21 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help with my Princess Cut Engagement Ring!!!

Replies: 10

Views: 243
Re: Confused & Nervous.. need help selecting diamond/setting

I see a lot of potential leakage under the table on that stone. Can 1910 get an ASET to you?

by Gypsy

September 23rd, 2014, 11:16 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Confused & Nervous.. need help selecting diamond/setting!

Replies: 10

Views: 213

by Gypsy

September 23rd, 2014, 11:15 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: As the Forum Turns ... or ... The 3-Word Story Thread

Replies: 316

Views: 1955
Re: 3-4.5 carat Cushion Help Please

Just curious Gypsy ... you state a couple of diamonds in this thread have "ideal light performance". I don't think you'd lead anyone astray purposely and you are a big help but if I may ask, in the interest of giving consumers accurate information, upon what do you make those assumptions?...

by Gypsy

September 23rd, 2014, 11:11 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 3-4.5 carat Cushion Help Please

Replies: 17

Views: 421
Re: Help in finding the perfect Cushion halo ring

The first one for me. LOVE IT. Love it. LOVE IT.

Also, YES you should make sure you compare spread not carat weight with cushions.

by Gypsy

September 23rd, 2014, 12:39 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help in finding the perfect Cushion halo ring

Replies: 2

Views: 118
Re: Thoughts on this 1.45 E Round?

It's a 60/60 style stone. A good one. But I wouldn't buy one without an idealscope image and BN doesn't offer idealscope images.

http://www.pricescope.com/wiki/diamonds/60-60-proportioned-diamond

by Gypsy

September 22nd, 2014, 10:30 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Thoughts on this 1.45 E Round?

Replies: 2

Views: 103
Re: Your Educated Thoughts PLEASE!

HCA is pass Pass/Fail. There is no better score 2 and under.

by Gypsy

September 22nd, 2014, 10:28 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Your Educated Thoughts PLEASE!

Replies: 3

Views: 140
Re: 3-4.5 carat Cushion Help Please

This oval also have potential. http://www.goodoldgold.com/diamond/12558/ And GOG will make you a video of the stone. And again, good return policy.

by Gypsy

September 22nd, 2014, 10:19 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 3-4.5 carat Cushion Help Please

Replies: 17

Views: 421
Re: 3-4.5 carat Cushion Help Please

And... For an oval, this has a very strong ASET: http://www.b2cjewels.com/dd-5157038-3.02-carat-Oval-diamond-E-color-VS1-clarity.aspx faces up at: 10.43x8.17x5.39 Also strong (for an oval): http://www.b2cjewels.com/dd-6268663-3.01-carat-Oval-diamond-F-color-VS1-clarity.aspx 10.76x8.24x5.32 So as you...

by Gypsy

September 22nd, 2014, 10:11 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 3-4.5 carat Cushion Help Please

Replies: 17

Views: 421
Re: 3-4.5 carat Cushion Help Please

If modern cushions are more to your taste (and they might be) there are several lovely options on James Allen. You would put these on hold and ask for a ASET image (colorful image you see in the other diamond listings I posted for you). It will take 3 business days for them to get you one, and when ...

by Gypsy

September 22nd, 2014, 10:02 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 3-4.5 carat Cushion Help Please

Replies: 17

Views: 421
Re: 3-4.5 carat Cushion Help Please

Since you said you like OECs here is a gorgeous newly cut diamonds with AGS0 lab reports (premiere lab report with light performance evaluation) that get a perfect 0 for ideal in light performance. http://www.victorcanera.com/diamonds/yfxt04 Just stunning. And 9.4mm in diameter. So if you want an OE...

by Gypsy

September 22nd, 2014, 9:49 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 3-4.5 carat Cushion Help Please

Replies: 17

Views: 421
Re: 3-4.5 carat Cushion Help Please

I really REALLY REALLY adore this beauty: http://www.brilliantlyengaged.com/3.01-carat-f-vs2-royal-chandelier-cushion-brilliant-cushion-cut-diamond-gid-24785.html Antique faceted, with ideal light performance, but avoids the strong Maltese cross of most anique faceted stones. And while it is definit...

by Gypsy

September 22nd, 2014, 9:45 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 3-4.5 carat Cushion Help Please

Replies: 17

Views: 421
Re: 3-4.5 carat Cushion Help Please

You have a fantastic budget.

And I am thrilled to help you again.

So... cushion or radiant oval huh?

What is your priority? Size (spread) or light performance?

And how do you want to set it?

by Gypsy

September 22nd, 2014, 9:39 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 3-4.5 carat Cushion Help Please

Replies: 17

Views: 421