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Re: Opinions on this diamond please!

GORGEOUS. Perfect choice.

by Gypsy

April 16th, 2014, 10:46 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Opinions on this diamond please!

Replies: 2

Views: 56
Re: What's the right price for this clarity enhanced diamond

Yes, CE stones are a very bad way to spend your money. I honestly would buy a good simulant over a CE diamond. There are all kinds of problems CE stones can have. I suggest looking for a smaller GIA graded diamond instead. You can put it into a halo setting to make it look larger if you want. Agree...

by Gypsy

April 16th, 2014, 10:46 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: What's the right price for this clarity enhanced diamond?

Replies: 10

Views: 206
Re: Need your thoughts on an antique cushion please!

Very pretty. Can you get it in person and see if you like it before the return period is over and before you set it?

by Gypsy

April 16th, 2014, 10:44 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need your thoughts on an antique cushion please!

Replies: 7

Views: 115
Re: Need help finding a bargain 1ct Asscher ($3K-4.5k)

I like this stone, I didn't find it because I kept to over 95 points. But if this one is eyeclean, I'd pre-empt the J stone I posted above with this one: http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/asscher-cut/0.94-carat-f-color-si2-clarity-sku-294380 It also may have a P3 angle issue, but we'll see th...

by Gypsy

April 16th, 2014, 10:37 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need help finding a bargain 1ct Asscher ($3K-4.5k)

Replies: 10

Views: 134
Re: Need help finding a bargain 1ct Asscher ($3K-4.5k)

Only three worth a second glance at JA, and none of them is without issues. I think the GOG is going to be the winner. Still you can put on hold and ask for an ASET. http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/asscher-cut/1.02-carat-j-color-vs2-clarity-sku-247622 That large step isn't going to ASET out...

by Gypsy

April 16th, 2014, 10:35 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need help finding a bargain 1ct Asscher ($3K-4.5k)

Replies: 10

Views: 134
Re: Need help finding a bargain 1ct Asscher ($3K-4.5k)

No One grades asschers for cut you have to shop for faceting and light performance so you have to stick with vendors who have images and offer ASETs, you best bets are therefore JA and GOG. Your depth and table are unnecessarily restrictive and will result in too many nice stones being thrown out. D...

by Gypsy

April 16th, 2014, 10:16 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need help finding a bargain 1ct Asscher ($3K-4.5k)

Replies: 10

Views: 134
Re: Need advice on DIFFICULT neighbor

I know there is a cultural difference here - I don't live in the states - so I'm finding the rush to lawyers and cops and signs with guns on them really erm 'culturally interesting'. If there has been no actual destruction, hey maybe the ad hoc pipe system has actually been improved - I would hold ...

by Gypsy

April 16th, 2014, 12:19 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Need advice on DIFFICULT neighbor

Replies: 59

Views: 1014
Re: $10,000 Budget for an Engagement Ring. Am I doing it rig

Why are you bumping? DS covered it all.

You made good choices, she gave you another. Up to you.

by Gypsy

April 15th, 2014, 11:31 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: $10,000 Budget for an Engagement Ring. Am I doing it right?

Replies: 11

Views: 435

by Gypsy

April 15th, 2014, 10:09 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Possible to find a truly one of a kind cut/setting

Replies: 155

Views: 2485

by Gypsy

April 15th, 2014, 9:06 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Possible to find a truly one of a kind cut/setting

Replies: 155

Views: 2485
Re: Possible to find a truly one of a kind cut/setting

I think with your budget, I would get a Beverley k setting so you can spend more on your center stone. You could look for an antique stone or get this and put it into one of the BK halos: http://www.goodoldgold.com/diamond/11913/ Now this would be unique, because there are very few ideal cut Europe...

by Gypsy

April 15th, 2014, 8:59 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Possible to find a truly one of a kind cut/setting

Replies: 155

Views: 2485

by Gypsy

April 15th, 2014, 8:42 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need help deciding mm width for a plain platinum band

Replies: 13

Views: 199
Re: A cat sat on my steps meowing to come in... Now what? (P

Good thing you named her after baked goods, then. :lol:

by Gypsy

April 15th, 2014, 8:19 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: A cat sat on my steps meowing to come in... Now what? (Pics)

Replies: 155

Views: 2376
Re: Possible to find a truly one of a kind cut/setting

Here are some stone options for you: http://www.loveaffairdiamonds.com/0-94ct-old-european-cut-diamond-gia-k-vs1/ and this one: http://www.jewelsbygrace.com/loose-diamonds/under-1-ct/97ct-old-european-cut-diamond-egl-i-vs2.html And I would call and see if you can get the Van Craeynest setting for le...

by Gypsy

April 15th, 2014, 7:41 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Possible to find a truly one of a kind cut/setting

Replies: 155

Views: 2485

by Gypsy

April 15th, 2014, 6:57 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Studs -pairing I with J, I with H -- are they that close?

Replies: 11

Views: 299
Re: My turn to ask for ASET help

ASETs are tilted. Have them redo.

by Gypsy

April 15th, 2014, 6:00 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: My turn to ask for ASET help

Replies: 4

Views: 82
Re: A cat sat on my steps meowing to come in... Now what? (P

Oreo does seem to love investigating anything and everything I'm eating (or have already eaten) :lol: She also tore open a bag of bread and made her way to the top of the fridge. Pictures really don't show how tiny she is but she is the most food-motivated cat I have ever seen in my life. I know of...

by Gypsy

April 15th, 2014, 5:31 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: A cat sat on my steps meowing to come in... Now what? (Pics)

Replies: 155

Views: 2376
Re: 20 Stabbed at Pittsburgh area high school

I just want to clarify my thoughts when I wrote earlier that the last thing I wanted at the school I work at is to have armed guards. My school has a School Resource Officer (SRO) who wears a bullet-proof vest and carries a gun. I am very happy we have an SRO and believe it does very much add to th...

by Gypsy

April 15th, 2014, 5:01 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: 20 Stabbed at Pittsburgh area high school

Replies: 71

Views: 921
Re: Diamond and Engagement Ring Advice

What do you want to know that the BGD listing doesn't tell you? AGS0 with a perfect idealscope. Great numbers and 7mm spread. Safe strong blue. Great color and eyeclean. What's not to like? Excellent stone. Eternity by Yoni is reputable. That doesn't mean you should skip your due diligence and ask f...

by Gypsy

April 14th, 2014, 11:51 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Diamond and Engagement Ring Advice

Replies: 14

Views: 317
Re: Trade in gold ring with diamond?

Oh, and only do the rhodium plating if the color on the stones is above I and the clarity is above SI1.

by Gypsy

April 14th, 2014, 11:14 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Trade in gold ring with diamond?

Replies: 18

Views: 427
Re: Diamond and Engagement Ring Advice

Those are all CAD images. I would not buy a halo from CAD only images. You need to ask for real life pictures of precious halos.

by Gypsy

April 14th, 2014, 11:09 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Diamond and Engagement Ring Advice

Replies: 14

Views: 317
Re: Diamond and Engagement Ring Advice

Does your fiance 100% want a halo?

The diamond is lovely.

by Gypsy

April 14th, 2014, 11:08 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Diamond and Engagement Ring Advice

Replies: 14

Views: 317

by Gypsy

April 14th, 2014, 10:10 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: A cat sat on my steps meowing to come in... Now what? (Pics)

Replies: 155

Views: 2376
Re: Trade in gold ring with diamond?

Go to a jeweler have it cleaned up. Find out what the carat weight is and what the approximate color and clarity of the stones is. Spend 45 dollars to have it dipped in rhodium. Then come back here and we'll tell you what to put as your reserve price to list it on ebay.

by Gypsy

April 14th, 2014, 10:09 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Trade in gold ring with diamond?

Replies: 18

Views: 427
Re: Please help me choose a setting!

I think 1 and 2 are the same setting just for different sized centers. I like that setting.

by Gypsy

April 14th, 2014, 10:05 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please help me choose a setting!

Replies: 10

Views: 244
Re: Can you guys give me advice one more time:)

A polish isn't a bad thing, but there is some risk as polishing means the cutting wheel (there is no other way to polish a diamond). I've done it to my own stones and would do it for yours if it were mine. It made a big difference in the safety and security of my stone. And I didn't lose much sprea...

by Gypsy

April 14th, 2014, 10:02 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Can you guys give me advice one more time:)

Replies: 4

Views: 190
Re: First engagement ring 3k budget

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 diamond performs is determined by the angles and cutting. This is why we say cut is king. No other factor: not color, not clarity has as much of an impa...

by Gypsy

April 14th, 2014, 10:00 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: First engagement ring 3k budget

Replies: 11

Views: 423
Re: Another 'Help Me Buy A Diamond' Thread - from Toronto, C

One of my favorite vendors on here High Performance Diamonds did this version of that setting recently for another customer: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/files/empire_2.jpg http://www.pricescope.com/forum/files/empire_1.jpg http://www.pricescope.com/forum/rockytalky/trade-members-show-us-your-one...

by Gypsy

April 14th, 2014, 9:57 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Another 'Help Me Buy A Diamond' Thread - from Toronto, Canad

Replies: 24

Views: 497
Re: Advice on 2ct, ideal cut, G-H, SI1 diamonds

Looks beautiful. :wavey: Congratulations!

by Gypsy

April 14th, 2014, 9:53 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Advice on 2ct, ideal cut, G-H, SI1 diamonds

Replies: 13

Views: 345
Re: what are your thoughts on this diamond?

It's a 60/60 http://www.pricescope.com/wiki/diamonds/60-60-proportioned-diamond The pavillion angle is within the safe range. I'd still want an idealscope image but BN doesn't provide that. And it doesn't appear to have the GCAL report their signature ideal stones do. But I have to say it's a GREAT ...

by Gypsy

April 14th, 2014, 9:52 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: what are your thoughts on this diamond?

Replies: 4

Views: 180