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Re: Asscher is dark in the middle in some lights

Thanks for the link - I had read the post and wondered if that was the issue. You are totally correct with the weight the stone is just over the 2 carat mark. Would the jeweller have known it wasn't a good cut or maybe not? I started to really notice the dark square soon after I got the diamond. Th...

by RaiKai

May 23rd, 2016, 7:55 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Asscher is dark in the middle in some lights

Replies: 15

Views: 322
Re: Gray - is it good/bad/neutral ?

But even with the price being "affordable", its still a lot of money considering I really can't see it first or, more importantly, return it after. :cry: I know of this stone and communicated with the seller too, but this is my big concern too. I like lower coloured stones, but the brown/...

by RaiKai

May 18th, 2016, 9:45 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Gray - is it good/bad/neutral ?

Replies: 24

Views: 809
Re: Padparadscha & Diamond Ring

That colour is amazing! And at that size, plenty of colour to go around!

It looks great on you, enjoy :)

by RaiKai

May 15th, 2016, 10:11 am

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

Topic: Padparadscha & Diamond Ring

Replies: 35

Views: 1192
Re: Ering style - Bling Ho or Elegant Lady?

LLJsmom, I love your solitaire on you. It is gorgeous. But I totally understand the drive for bling too. I would love a chunky three stone! I think you should keep the solitaire, but save up for a three stone. I don't know what I am anymore! I wore a more simple solitaire until recently...I always s...

by RaiKai

May 10th, 2016, 7:45 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Ering style - Bling Ho or Elegant Lady?

Replies: 41

Views: 1364
Re: My Sisters Engagement Ring... It's an N color and gorgeo

It looks so lush! It is a true piece of art.

Congrats to your sister and your soon to be BIL!
Re: Frustrated, irritated and fed up. HELP!

Oh I am glad you cancelled the setting! Good work. Now I agree with the others who advised you to stop, breathe, and take your time. I know you are excited to have a new ring, but it will be SO worth it in the long run if you take your time to figure out what you really want. An indecisive choice at...

by RaiKai

May 6th, 2016, 11:27 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Frustrated, irritated and fed up. HELP!

Replies: 156

Views: 4848
Re: Rose gold or yellow gold?

Yellow gold! It is very flattering on my skin tone (I am very pale, natural redhead, but my undertones are warm) and it just looks so lush to me. I always have some yellow gold on somewhere. I also love yellow gold and white metals mixed together. Rose gold varies too much for me. I do like a peachi...

by RaiKai

May 3rd, 2016, 8:30 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Rose gold or yellow gold?

Replies: 12

Views: 370
Re: 1.16 K AVC w/traps here and sized!

You already know I think it is gorgeous, but it is gorgeous!

by RaiKai

May 3rd, 2016, 6:20 am

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

Topic: 1.16 K AVC w/traps here and sized!

Replies: 38

Views: 769
Re: David Klass paraiba flower ring

Beautiful, the colours are amazing and I love that you went with an engraved shank too.

by RaiKai

May 1st, 2016, 11:48 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: David Klass paraiba flower ring

Replies: 39

Views: 975
Re: Cool, Unique, "Wow" Colored Stone Rings for Sale

Here's another one I have saved in my etsy favourites list. Ring face is Georgian with 4.50ct amethyst rose cut and old mine cut diamonds. The shank is estimated to have been added later, so I imagine it was once a brooch or something of that nature...I'd happily wear it as a statement ring!: https:...

by RaiKai

April 29th, 2016, 12:33 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Cool, Unique, "Wow" Colored Stone Rings for Sale

Replies: 64

Views: 3479
Re: Cool, Unique, "Wow" Colored Stone Rings for Sale

If I had about $45,000 Canadian laying around, I might just buy this and carry around a stand to rest my arm on (the Canadian dollar is on an upswing, so maybe that will drop to $40,000 soon enough!): https://www.etsy.com/listing/215860432/edwardian-1579-carat-natural-ceylon http://www.pricescope.co...

by RaiKai

April 29th, 2016, 12:11 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Cool, Unique, "Wow" Colored Stone Rings for Sale

Replies: 64

Views: 3479
Re: CVB LAD Communication?

I could tell many examples of vendors missing an emails or not returning calls over the last 10 years. I either moved on or contacted them in multiple ways until I reached them. One time it took three times, but it was a project for my sister and I knew I had to use that vendor because of their pri...

by RaiKai

April 29th, 2016, 11:31 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: CVB LAD Communication?

Replies: 129

Views: 5660
Re: Can I get your thoughts on this setting? First time E-ri

The lovely thing about marquise is they face up large for their weight, so you can get a smaller carat weight with a lot of presence still. If she wants a marquise, I would totally get one, and I would go to Green Lake and get them to design a setting. Yes, you are spending a lot on the setting but ...

by RaiKai

April 29th, 2016, 7:56 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Can I get your thoughts on this setting? First time E-ring

Replies: 81

Views: 1782
Re: Show us your Antique/Vintage and Reproduction Rings!

Well not a ring but here is a 18K White Gold, Panjshir Emerald and Diamond Necklace and Earrings I picked up. Haven't decided if to resell or give to my GF. The seller claims it was purchased from the family of Mohammed Zahir Shah (The last king of Afghanistan) http://www.pricescope.com/files/image...

by RaiKai

April 28th, 2016, 8:58 pm

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: Show us your Antique/Vintage and Reproduction Rings!

Replies: 221

Views: 31791
Re: Any love for large melee like these? 6 pointers

Yup, try looking up cluster, or even "floral halo ring" on google image search as I often see that term used too. You are right they aren't very popular on here but I love these style rings. I don't really go for delicate modern halos, but these more vintage/floral types... :love: My ring ...

by RaiKai

April 28th, 2016, 2:25 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Any love for large melee like these? 6 pointers

Replies: 16

Views: 622
Re: Milgrain Wear N Tear

I :love: milgrain. It is amazing what a difference it can make to a piece, compared to an unmilgrained strip of metal. I have a couple of 70-100 year old pieces with milgrain and just like Oldminer said, the milgrain has a lovely softer look and feel to it and it lends to the overall aesthetics of t...

by RaiKai

April 27th, 2016, 11:11 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Milgrain Wear N Tear

Replies: 6

Views: 390
Re: buying a salvage stone - what should I expect to pay?

How bad is the chip? Is a recut - by you - totally out of the running here? Then you get to keep the stone, and the sentimental value, and pass it down and not deal with risk of being able to buy it at auction and so on. I assume it is an old cut, but there are cutters familiar with old cuts to do t...

by RaiKai

April 26th, 2016, 6:31 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: buying a salvage stone - what should I expect to pay?

Replies: 11

Views: 587

by RaiKai

April 26th, 2016, 3:23 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please tell me about the fluorescence in my diamond...

Replies: 7

Views: 417
Re: Brides Say Their Engagement Rings Were Lost Or Ruined By

I wish Kay's and all other chain stores would stop with the warranty BS . People(buyers) put to much emphasis and on them and certainly give Kay's much more credit than they should. Agreed, if I had a dollar for every time I heard someone looking at buying a ring that they wanted to buy at Kay's, o...

by RaiKai

April 26th, 2016, 2:33 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Brides Say Their Engagement Rings Were Lost Or Ruined By Kay

Replies: 15

Views: 693
Please tell me about the fluorescence in my diamond...

My ring has an uncerted centre stone (antique ring, bought as is, etc). It is an estimated in setting as a K so is likely lower, but I suspected it might have some fluorescence. I was curious so I got a little UV/Blacklight flashlight today to check out my suspicions and here are the results taken i...

by RaiKai

April 26th, 2016, 2:16 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please tell me about the fluorescence in my diamond...

Replies: 7

Views: 417
Re: Marquise Cut - in, out or timeless

sorry for bombarding this thread! Finally found the setting i was thinking of. Insanely gorgeous large marquise, i love this setting, might be close to what you're looking for. Beautiful and flowing setting by David Klass. http://www.jewelsbygrace.com/3-15ct-antique-marquise-cut-diamond-solitaire-g...

by RaiKai

April 26th, 2016, 12:34 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Marquise Cut - in, out or timeless

Replies: 46

Views: 1223
Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

Wow! It looks like a flower just landed on top of your finger. It is beautiful!

by RaiKai

April 26th, 2016, 7:36 am

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

Topic: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here!

Replies: 53

Views: 1518
Re: My first DK project! Diamonds, sapphires and bezels - oh

I am so happy your thread was linked in another post today so I am bumping it to say...your ring is so gorgeous. Very elegant, and I love the sapphires and bows, and I am not just saying all this out of bias as an owner of a marquise & french cut halo Art Deco ring myself (okay, maybe there is a...
Re: Marquise Cut - in, out or timeless

I have a small elongated marquise diamond in an Art Deco ring and I love it. It is just such an elegant shape, in my opinion. I have seen marquise cuts coming back into popularity amongst some of the much younger and cooler (than me on both counts!) crowd. In part I think as secondhand marquise cuts...

by RaiKai

April 26th, 2016, 6:39 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Marquise Cut - in, out or timeless

Replies: 46

Views: 1223
Re: How bad are these cracks on the Paraiba Tourmaline?

So it turns out the designer has decided to pull the ring out of the sale since after all my questioning, she is starting to doubt the integrity of her item.....interesting. If it was indeed a Paraiba, SHOOT that it has been damaged and SHOOT that it didn't end up in my hands before hers! She said ...

by RaiKai

April 25th, 2016, 2:54 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: How bad are these cracks on the Paraiba Tourmaline?

Replies: 24

Views: 527
Re: How bad are these cracks on the Paraiba Tourmaline?

:errrr: :eek: :errrr: :eek:

This is all way too fishy.

What reputable vendor would do that? (absolutely rhetorical question since the answer to that should be quite clear!)

by RaiKai

April 25th, 2016, 12:33 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: How bad are these cracks on the Paraiba Tourmaline?

Replies: 24

Views: 527
Re: Rose Gold Perfection from Erika Winters

The band is beautiful but I am just in love with the crochet puppy!!! What a sweet gift from the heart.

by RaiKai

April 24th, 2016, 8:27 pm

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

Topic: Rose Gold Perfection from Erika Winters

Replies: 48

Views: 1705
Re: Anniversary Reset - Brian Gavin Blue in BE Rose Gold Set

Beautiful! Both your rings are gorgeous...what a dilemma you will face each morning... :think:
Re: DH and I bought our first diamond!

Oh, I feel you on the loans! Congratulations on getting those paid off! A diamond is a lovely reward. I think only you can answer if this diamond speaks to you or not. I would willingly buy a stone that might not be a "top performer" or may have an inclusion or flaw that would bother or ru...

by RaiKai

April 23rd, 2016, 3:49 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: DH and I bought our first diamond!

Replies: 40

Views: 1260
Re: My new 2.63 MRB Solitaire from GOG

Oh my goodness, it looks HUGE on you!

Enjoy your ring, and have a safe trip (to you and that ring!)

by RaiKai

April 22nd, 2016, 4:46 pm

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

Topic: My new 2.63 MRB Solitaire from GOG

Replies: 62

Views: 2405