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Re: Which cushion cut do you like better?

You are supposed to put the ones you are interested in at JA on hold and ask for ASET pictures.

by JulieN

October 1st, 2014, 2:14 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Which cushion cut do you like better?

Replies: 18

Views: 350

by JulieN

October 1st, 2014, 2:12 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Would love to get some thoughts on recent loose purchase!

Replies: 5

Views: 91
Re: Ebola in the wild in the US

Overly sensationalistic.

by JulieN

October 1st, 2014, 1:47 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Ebola in the wild in the US

Replies: 4

Views: 128
Re: Should I buy it?

This stone looks hazy to me.

by JulieN

September 30th, 2014, 7:23 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Should I buy it?

Replies: 6

Views: 233

by JulieN

September 29th, 2014, 9:37 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help me choose between two round diamonds!

Replies: 7

Views: 201
Re: Please Help with Picking a Round!

Ask Blue Nile if they are eye-clean and for an Ideal Scope picture or ASET picture. If they say it is not available, ask for a regular picture.

by JulieN

September 28th, 2014, 11:15 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please Help with Picking a Round!

Replies: 1

Views: 95
Re: Oval - ASET and Black background picture

I think any 2 ct J oval is going to look tinted.

by JulieN

September 28th, 2014, 7:54 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Oval - ASET and Black background picture

Replies: 8

Views: 231
Re: Krugman, the Courtesan Class, and [re]Commodification

iLander|1411765362|3757552 wrote:ETA: I should clarify that I don't think anyone on this board is saying any of the below. The speaker is the part of American society that does not respect women as equals to men.

iLander, I think you'll be happier in this case if I pointed out that you missed that as sarcasm.

by JulieN

September 27th, 2014, 10:28 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Krugman, the Courtesan Class, and [re]Commodification

Replies: 22

Views: 443
Re: It's all about that bass

I liked this song too. For about a day. It was catchy. Until I realized how terible in so many ways the song and video is. 1) White dancer grabs black dancer's butt. 2) Sings something about "skinny bitches." No need to to bash skinny women to make fat women feel better. 3) Large guy danci...

by JulieN

September 26th, 2014, 10:43 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: It's all about that bass

Replies: 60

Views: 899

by JulieN

September 26th, 2014, 10:28 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Krugman, the Courtesan Class, and [re]Commodification

Replies: 22

Views: 443

by JulieN

September 26th, 2014, 10:22 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Krugman, the Courtesan Class, and [re]Commodification

Replies: 22

Views: 443
Re: Advice Request - Diamond Pendant for Birthday Present

The one you picked looks fine. The only thing is the quality is quite fine for a pendant, you could drop a few color/clarity grades if you are want to save a little bit. Otherwise, great choice.

by JulieN

September 25th, 2014, 8:35 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Advice Request - Diamond Pendant for Birthday Present

Replies: 15

Views: 347
Re: Engagement ring offer

Strong fluoro does bring the price down a lot. Ask B2C if the fluoro makes it look hazy.

by JulieN

September 25th, 2014, 12:03 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Engagement ring offer

Replies: 8

Views: 405
Re: Please help choosing a 0.7 ct

the ASET has some green at the girdle, the 3rd picture isn't showing any darkness at the girdle, though, so it could be ok. Ask them if there is visible loss of brightness due to brillianteering of the girdle. Your budget is kind of low for DEF color. If you want colorless, you're looking at comprom...

by JulieN

September 24th, 2014, 10:42 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please help choosing a 0.7 ct

Replies: 7

Views: 198

by JulieN

September 24th, 2014, 8:52 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Narrowed down to 2 stones- Please help me decide!!!

Replies: 3

Views: 134
Re: Please help choosing a 0.7 ct

Please cancel the holds and any Ideal Scope requests on those 3, they don't look good.

if you like high color, this is worth pursuing: http://www.b2cjewels.com/dd-4167368-0.71-carat-Round-diamond-F-color-SI1-clarity.aspx

Ask for an ASET, if it is eye-clean, and if any details of polish are visible.

by JulieN

September 24th, 2014, 6:08 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please help choosing a 0.7 ct

Replies: 7

Views: 198
Re: analysis needed

Looks fine, though I'd lower the clarity and look for something more Tolkowsky style. You could easily get an E/F 1.5+ cts on your budget.

by JulieN

September 24th, 2014, 1:26 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: analysis needed

Replies: 10

Views: 262
Re: Help with my Princess Cut Engagement Ring!!!

JA has plenty of good ones and plenty of duds. You have to know what to look for. I've been doing this for so long, I can recognize a Whiteflash ACA in JA's inventory: http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/0.75-carat-f-color-vs2-clarity-sku-290406

by JulieN

September 24th, 2014, 10:51 am

Forum: RockyTalky

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

Replies: 15

Views: 393
Re: Cushion Help

I like this better than the other 2.53, too.

by JulieN

September 23rd, 2014, 6:30 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Cushion Help

Replies: 15

Views: 388
Re: Thoughts on this diamond.. It's my first

Its actually not an Ideal scope picture, its an arrows picture.

Which lab graded it?

by JulieN

September 23rd, 2014, 5:28 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Thoughts on this diamond.. It's my first

Replies: 4

Views: 224
Re: Help with my Princess Cut Engagement Ring!!!

RockyRacoon|1411496417|3755832 wrote:If you must get a .9ct stone, I would suggest this option:

.905ct, I, SI1
http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut-loose-diamond-3025631.htm

Not eye-clean.

by JulieN

September 23rd, 2014, 1:23 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

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

Replies: 15

Views: 393
Re: Help with my Princess Cut Engagement Ring!!!

You would probably need to up your budget to more like 3000 to get a carat.

by JulieN

September 23rd, 2014, 10:39 am

Forum: RockyTalky

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

Replies: 15

Views: 393
Re: Cushion Help

If you choose a halo, the size differences will be less obvious. It's like if you have an ocean and a kiddie pool. Add a gallon of water to the kiddie pool, and add a gallon to the ocean. Which one had a larger percentage change of water? The kiddie pool. Yes, white in an ASET (or sometimes black) i...

by JulieN

September 23rd, 2014, 12:29 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Cushion Help

Replies: 15

Views: 388
Re: Cushion Help

Yes, the B2C one I posted looks like it should have excellent light return. If a gemologist checks it out and says it has no issues, its still my favorite. Gypsy's first pick is a modern cushion, the second is an antique-style cushion. The price of the 2.53 G VS2 that tyty posted is definitely good,...

by JulieN

September 22nd, 2014, 3:59 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Cushion Help

Replies: 15

Views: 388
Re: Cushion Help

You'll hit too many dead ends trying to buy a cushion from a vendor who doesn't have pictures.

I like this one, and I like it a lot: http://www.b2cjewels.com/dd-6257408-3.01-carat-Cushion-diamond-F-color-VS1-clarity.aspx

by JulieN

September 21st, 2014, 6:40 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Cushion Help

Replies: 15

Views: 388

by JulieN

September 21st, 2014, 4:03 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: New Emerald Cut!!

Replies: 4

Views: 223
Re: Need help picking out diamond for this ring

That B2C stone Gypsy posted ^^ looks great.

Antique style... this might be interesting. You'd have to be like large culets, though. http://www.b2cjewels.com/dd-5101627-1.23-carat-Cushion-diamond-I-color-VS1-clarity.aspx

by JulieN

September 20th, 2014, 9:43 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need help picking out diamond for this ring

Replies: 10

Views: 243
Re: Did I make the right choice with this diamond?

Forevermark is a lot more expensive than online retailers. But I'm sure its a very nice diamond.

by JulieN

September 20th, 2014, 9:08 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Did I make the right choice with this diamond?

Replies: 6

Views: 222
Re: AGS ASET from certificate = no good?

can you post the ASETs as well? It doesn't seem like itd be a big deal from the Ideal Scopes

by JulieN

September 20th, 2014, 8:56 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: AGS ASET from certificate = no good?

Replies: 19

Views: 436
Re: AGS ASET from certificate = no good?

They're good enough for the vast majority of cases.

by JulieN

September 19th, 2014, 9:32 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: AGS ASET from certificate = no good?

Replies: 19

Views: 436