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---------------- On 3/27/2003 3:25:51 PM madinventor wrote: Hi there You guys are great! Thanks so much for the feedback. Might not be the biggest stone in the world but at least I'm getting a taste for diamonds! One question (just to show my ignorance!). How do I get a sarin report? --------------...

by Lugus

March 27th, 2003, 9:31 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Calling all diamond wizzards! Advice on a rock please!

Replies: 9

Views: 1919


Sounds like a good plan Mara.


by Lugus

March 25th, 2003, 11:19 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Cost of Custom Rings

Replies: 12

Views: 3263


Thanks everyone, definately going to check out tradeshop. Would still love more thoughts from the forum. Mara, did your small stones have certifications with them? How did you control the quality of them? If I walk into a jewelry store and say I want ideal cut stones, I've already learned that just ...

by Lugus

March 25th, 2003, 6:56 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Cost of Custom Rings

Replies: 12

Views: 3263
Cost of Custom Rings

By now I''ve learned more than I''ll ever need to about diamonds, but I realized today I know very little about the rings themselves. If I get custom rings designed, how do I know I''m not getting ripped off? I''ll descibe the rings: The engagement band will have four, individually set side diamonds...

by Lugus

March 24th, 2003, 10:17 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Cost of Custom Rings

Replies: 12

Views: 3263


---------------- On 3/19/2003 5:17:10 PM waltbeach wrote: Any advice on that? I'm looking for 1.15-1.25 Princess cut with good quality and would like to keep it at $6500 or under. ---------------- You could click on the goodoldgold link the Jonathan's post and give him a call http://www.pricescope....

by Lugus

March 19th, 2003, 11:59 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help Please - Buying Tomorrow

Replies: 8

Views: 1476


H&A is a pattern that occurs naturally in most well cut diamonds. There are varying degrees of perfection when it comes to the hearts and the arrows. AGS000 diamonds sometimes produce this, and sometimes do not. Getting a H&A diamond is not a guarentee that you are getting a great diamond. Regarding...

by Lugus

March 19th, 2003, 11:54 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Diamond Brands

Replies: 5

Views: 2341


I'm not positive if Tiffany stamps the serial number or not, but I've heard they do.

Is your goal to get a tiffany diamond/setting, or are you just looking for a good diamond/setting? It's hard to give advice unless we know the answer to this question.

by Lugus

March 19th, 2003, 11:45 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Buy of a lifetime? Newbie diamond shopper needs help

Replies: 4

Views: 1339


assuming the cut is ideal, the ring really is a tiffany ring, and the stones appraise as what you were told they are, it sounds like a great deal to me.

I think tiffany stamps a serial number in their rings. Does this ring have one?

by Lugus

March 19th, 2003, 11:28 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Buy of a lifetime? Newbie diamond shopper needs help

Replies: 4

Views: 1339


everything looks great except the cut. If you want a diamond that will shine this is one to pass on.

by Lugus

March 18th, 2003, 11:59 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: How about this diamond? Appreciate highly!!!! 1.07C

Replies: 12

Views: 1577


I bought my diamond from www.superbcert.com. I had an awesome experience and spend a lot of time recommending them Image

you might want to try this list of vendors as well: http://www.pricescope.com/dealers.asp

by Lugus

March 17th, 2003, 2:03 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Online/wholesale diamond merchants

Replies: 3

Views: 2181


You *can* pay a tiny bit more for a certified stone, but oftentimes you get what you pay for. If any uncertfied stone is selling for less than a certfied stone of the same specs, I would question if it truley had the same specs as the certified stones. GIA and AGS are generally thought of as the bes...

by Lugus

March 17th, 2003, 1:16 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: do certified stones cost more?

Replies: 8

Views: 1867


---------------- On 3/17/2003 5:43:14 PM Fancy wrote: I agree Lugus ... they were all so different, and the whieflash one had the diamonds at HUGE proportions. But on the bottom of the whiteflash chart says that the sizes are not accurate, so it's not that useful in helping to visualize the sizes. ...

by Lugus

March 17th, 2003, 1:07 pm

Forum: FAQ

Topic: Is there a chart that shows you the real size of a diamond ?

Replies: 17

Views: 14055


As I've said before, the HCA is but one tool to use in evaluating a diamond. There are many factors not accounted for. I believe it's a good tool, but certainly not the only one.

Of course, your eyes are the best tool of all Image

by Lugus

March 17th, 2003, 1:04 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: What is HCA?

Replies: 7

Views: 1603


---------------- On 3/17/2003 4 smile 1 smile 0 PM Fancy wrote: http://www.bakernbaker.com/caratweight.htm http://www.diamondartdesigns.com/images/Carat-Weight.htm http://www.justdiamonds.net/carat.htm...

by Lugus

March 17th, 2003, 11:25 am

Forum: FAQ

Topic: Is there a chart that shows you the real size of a diamond ?

Replies: 17

Views: 14055


USAcerted emailed me within 24 hours of my request. Other emails filtered in over the following week. A few, I called myself. I found that nothing says "give me good service" like a phone call. Image

by Lugus

March 17th, 2003, 11:21 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Popping the big question - budget buyer

Replies: 27

Views: 3011


I love the setting! Very aristocratic...LOL

by Lugus

March 17th, 2003, 9:57 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: worlds ugliest dia.contest

Replies: 25

Views: 3380


it's tough to do this because carat is weight, not size. Depending on the dimensions of a diamond a .7 could look larger than a .8. Also, computer monitor size/resolution will distort the results. The best way to determine size is to visit diamonds in person. All that being said, I'll see if I can f...

by Lugus

March 17th, 2003, 9:52 am

Forum: FAQ

Topic: Is there a chart that shows you the real size of a diamond ?

Replies: 17

Views: 14055


---------------- On 3/16/2003 9 smile 0 smile 8 AM leonid wrote: Cool idea Josh. smile Maybe we shall create a separate board and post each ring with...

by Lugus

March 16th, 2003, 7:43 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: The Forum Engagement Ring Folder/Eye Candy

Replies: 9112

Views: 4340920


If you have the notion, you can do a search for the full posts on my experience. I can sum it up pretty easily though. What was your experience like? Wonderful. In fact, I'm really kinda sad that I don't have another diamond to hunt for. I spent so much time researching, that it's become a part of m...

by Lugus

March 16th, 2003, 7:40 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: What''s your experience?

Replies: 2

Views: 1317


This is precisely why each potential diamond buyer must spend 4 months of intense study before purchasing their stone! Oh wait, maybe that's just me. Mara, I might be up that way to visit Nasa sometime soon. If you ever look out your window and think there are two suns, one just might be me driving ...

by Lugus

March 14th, 2003, 1:35 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Examples of AGS000 with bad HCA scores...

Replies: 14

Views: 2605


Nice to hear they pointed you towards a nice stone. Personally, I would not go with an I color, but then again I would not go with an F color Image Went with an E.

If the I color is good color for you though, this could be the winner.

by Lugus

March 14th, 2003, 1:29 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Newbie needs help

Replies: 54

Views: 4051


I know I can see the arrows pretty clearly in my fiance's ring mara. But at 1.73 cts it's like looking at a close up pic smile And is it just me, or is that stone a little oval? If my eyes aren't deceiving me, then I guess that probably answers your q...

by Lugus

March 14th, 2003, 1:23 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Arrows visible in closeup mean ''well-cut''?

Replies: 3

Views: 1562


(in my best cartoon guy from the simpsons voice)

Worst....Diamond....Ever

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by Lugus

March 13th, 2003, 8:28 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: what does this inclusion look like

Replies: 9

Views: 2058


As a geek, that is definately cool Image

Thanks for sharing!

by Lugus

March 13th, 2003, 8:26 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Dragon shaped diamond crystal

Replies: 16

Views: 2643


I would also point you to www.usacerteddiamonds.com

They are up somewhere in Canada Image

by Lugus

March 13th, 2003, 12:45 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Where to buy diamonds in Canada

Replies: 5

Views: 2243


---------------- On 3/13/2003 5:57:30 PM Mara wrote: Mine looked WAY better and just as white and clean. Of course I did not tell her this but was privately a little giddy. When we were buying our stone she told me the story of how they decided to get a smaller 'better quality' stone, 'nearly flawl...

by Lugus

March 13th, 2003, 12:43 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Advice on color

Replies: 17

Views: 2329


It would be nice if they "made it happen" for you. Please let us know what happens. I'm sure there are other people considering purchase from whiteflash that are awaiting your results as well.


by Lugus

March 13th, 2003, 12:38 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Newbie needs help

Replies: 54

Views: 4051


---------------- On 3/13/2003 5:49 smile 8 PM pcheng wrote: Those rocks are nice Lugus but way out of my price range. I try to get a stone for a max of about $2500. I didn't see any stones aroung my range at superbcert. They helped me when it came to...

by Lugus

March 13th, 2003, 12:16 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Newbie needs help

Replies: 54

Views: 4051


---------------- On 3/13/2003 4 smile 4:16 PM dazednconfused wrote: I would definitely contact USAcerted (IGS). They are in the Toronto area. I just bought from them. I highly recommend Julie. ---------------- I'll second that. Julie found me my ston...

by Lugus

March 13th, 2003, 11:45 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 1st time diamond buyer in Toronto -pls help!

Replies: 8

Views: 4509


I have heard some wonderful things about whiteflash, but I would not consider a stone from them if this had happened to me. I understand how things like this could happen, but it doesn't excuse it. Were I you, I would try my hand at getting that 3k diamond for 2.5k. If it didn't happen, I'd walk awa...

by Lugus

March 13th, 2003, 11:43 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Newbie needs help

Replies: 54

Views: 4051