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I found that the HCA is very consistant with what you will see in the i-scope. Also, with the naked eye it is easy to to tell the difference between a stone that scores a 3.4 and one that scores a 0.6. Best of all, I found that Tiffany''s has HA stones, but they just don''t know it :) Thanks to Gar...

by SpeedracerII

September 28th, 2007, 8:16 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: A day at Tiffany''s with the I-Scope...

Replies: 13

Views: 8967


Date: 9/22/2007 4:57:18 PM Author: diamondseeker2006 Jen, you need to list the measurements of the stone. The table does not determine the overall size of the stone. You need the mm width and length of each stone to know which is larger. These are not RB''s they are square modified cut whatever tha...

by SpeedracerII

September 22nd, 2007, 11:55 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: I''m New here. Please Help. Thanks....

Replies: 8

Views: 418


Date: 9/22/2007 3:13:09 PM Author: dunndeal Lumpkin, Thanks for the great report. The Jareds near us still only carries IGI from what I''ve heard. Maybe they are test marketing better goods like AGS ideals in their newer stores. This would be smart given how educated the consumer is nowadays. I''ll...

by SpeedracerII

September 22nd, 2007, 11:51 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Trip to Jareds

Replies: 11

Views: 1250


Not an expert either but a common misconception is that diamonds are indestructible.  They may be hard, but they are not indestructible.  Take a hammer to it and you can crush it, they can be burned too.  So impacts can chip the stones, especially if your setting allows contact with t...

by SpeedracerII

September 21st, 2007, 8:21 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: I should know better...

Replies: 7

Views: 746


Here is an AGS ideal cut stone of similar color/clarity for ~$1,000... 

http://www.goodoldgold.com/diamond/3465/

by SpeedracerII

September 21st, 2007, 8:13 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Scamed at the jewelery store??

Replies: 8

Views: 844


Date: 9/19/2007 11:05:41 AM Author: kellyfish The B&M (mom & pop type) where I will be looking will actually be the place where the trade-in would occur. I feel a bit guilty about doing a trade-in as they called my current stone in especially for me as it is not a shape they have re...

by SpeedracerII

September 21st, 2007, 7:56 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: yet another low color question

Replies: 14

Views: 888


Date: 9/21/2007 8:54:14 AM Author: WagSoja I dont know if I feel comfortable asking for an idependent apraisal somewhere else. They are diamond cutters themselves, so If I ask I feel like I am saying ''I dont trust you''. As for the pavillion and crown, I will have to read up on but if it the Table...

by SpeedracerII

September 21st, 2007, 7:36 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: GIA vs EGL ?

Replies: 19

Views: 678


Date: 9/19/2007 8:48:22 PM Author: baby monster Speedracer, I see that WF added your ring to its showcase. I think your pictures look better than WF''s smile Cool!  I guess they didn''t like the matching wedding band http://www.pricescope.com/id...

by SpeedracerII

September 21st, 2007, 7:10 pm

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

Topic: What''s Better Than One Box from WF????

Replies: 48

Views: 3855


Boy I just hit "submit" and the whole post was empty...  so I'm typing this twice smile . must be user error.  Yes and I1 can be eye clean but much less likely then a higher grade.  It is the exception for sure and of course the whole ...

by SpeedracerII

September 21st, 2007, 6:52 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: I1? are they eye clean?

Replies: 14

Views: 1059


Date: 9/18/2007 11:03:37 PM Author: SpeedracerII This is a picture of platinum on platinum wear on my wife''s rings. Now these two rings are designed to fit together about as ideally as two rings could. They almost lock together. There is no contact between the stones and the metal of the shank or ...

by SpeedracerII

September 18th, 2007, 5:05 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Sautering/Soldering platinum rings

Replies: 15

Views: 10872


This is a picture of platinum on platinum wear on my wife''s rings.  Now these two rings are designed to fit together about as ideally as two rings could.  They almost lock together.  There is no contact between the stones and the metal of the shank or bezel.  When I had these tw...

by SpeedracerII

September 18th, 2007, 5:03 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Sautering/Soldering platinum rings

Replies: 15

Views: 10872


Date: 9/16/2007 11:29:37 AM Author: lienTN Thanks, DS and Speedracer. I wonder if I should ask for the full appraisal report from Arthur deMello. What I''ve asked him for is an informal report but it already costs $475 (or something like that, if my memory serves me right), whereas the full apprais...

by SpeedracerII

September 17th, 2007, 11:35 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 4.79ct Tiffany Lucida

Replies: 92

Views: 5518


In case you are interested, this is the on-line version of the GIA cert... ----------------------------------------------------------- Report Type: GIA Diamond Grading Report Date of Issue: January 14, 2002 Cut-Cornered Square Mixed Cut Measurements: 9.79 x 9.74 x 6.77 mm Carat Weight: 4.79 Color G...

by SpeedracerII

September 15th, 2007, 7:39 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 4.79ct Tiffany Lucida

Replies: 92

Views: 5518


I would be totally comfortable buying a J color stone.  This stone is one of the three that I had shipped to a local appraiser and personally looked at.  http://www.goodoldgold.com/diamond/2713/   It is a J but an ideal cut.  It is a beautiful stone.  Sitting this stone...

by SpeedracerII

September 14th, 2007, 5:42 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: J VS2 or I SI1 or other ??????

Replies: 54

Views: 1578


Date: 9/14/2007 10:45:01 PM Author: decodelighted I love everything about the design *except* the heart prongs. I kinda think they''re a bit too big for the stone & could be overwhelming. Smaller single claw prongs will best flatter the stone IMHO. In the casting process the ring will come...

by SpeedracerII

September 14th, 2007, 5:15 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Thoughts on these CADs

Replies: 17

Views: 668


Just to add my 2 cents... from my experience WF has been more than accommodating.  I also had some stones brought in for inspection at a local appraiser.  I only paid a deposit on three stones ($500 ea) and it was made clear to me that they would like them returned within a week. ...

by SpeedracerII

September 13th, 2007, 8:17 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Question about Whiteflash problem

Replies: 29

Views: 1973


Date: 9/1/2007 5:23:51 PM
Author: shminbabe
Love them both!

Let''s see a picture of your wife''s happy face, wearing those rings~ I want to put faces with ''fingers'' Image

I will send you a PM... if I can figure out how that is...

by SpeedracerII

September 5th, 2007, 6:28 pm

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

Topic: What''s Better Than One Box from WF????

Replies: 48

Views: 3855


Date: 9/1/2007 9:43:34 AM Author: AggieTexan I''m mostly a lurker, but I REALLY want to post pictures of my new (20th Anniversary) ring. The problem is I''m having a difficult time taking a decent picture. Some of you take GORGEOUS pictures of your rings. Do you have any tips or suggestions for me?...

by SpeedracerII

September 2nd, 2007, 8:42 pm

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

Topic: Photography Help

Replies: 4

Views: 450


WF made this one for me.  http://www.pricescope.com/forum/show-me-the-ring/what-s-better-than-one-box-from-wf-t67872.html   But the shank is about 4mm at the top.  We used rounds for the curved part and princess for the side.  Getting a band that is 2mm total in width doens''t le...

by SpeedracerII

September 1st, 2007, 3:47 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Curved channel set princess wedding bands

Replies: 6

Views: 1310


My wife''s new ER...  It is not easy to take a picture of ''fire.''  The camera lens seems to somehow remove the sparkle that your eyes see.  I have some cool jpeg movies but they are too big to upload.


by SpeedracerII

August 31st, 2007, 9:46 pm

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

Topic: The Fire Thread!

Replies: 1800

Views: 63599


Date: 8/28/2007 2:42:02 PM Author: Fly Girl Great wedding set! Love the design and particularly the great center stone. A feather for an I1 that gets lost in the glitter is a great, great way to go! smile BTW, my original e-ring (purchased circa 197...

by SpeedracerII

August 31st, 2007, 9:30 pm

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

Topic: What''s Better Than One Box from WF????

Replies: 48

Views: 3855


Thanks everyone.  Trust me that feather is impossible to see with your eyes full of fire smile   ! Date: 8/26/2007 11:47:34 AM Author: baby monster Date: 8/26/2007 12:45:22 AM Author: SpeedracerII The feather in that picture is just at...

by SpeedracerII

August 27th, 2007, 5:38 pm

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

Topic: What''s Better Than One Box from WF????

Replies: 48

Views: 3855


Date: 8/26/2007 12:06:12 AM Author: PRed There is a great 90 year old family jeweler literally right at the outlet of my neighborhood. I plan to visit them shortly and see how they''d deal with a situation such as this. What is actually involved in the setting of the diamond into a band, by the way...

by SpeedracerII

August 25th, 2007, 7:06 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Buying the diamond and band separately?

Replies: 7

Views: 533


Date: 8/25/2007 9:59:50 PM Author: baby monster Wow love the setting smile and the bezel makes the stone look huge smile And I can't see any inclusions from the close-up pic you posted, just a gorgeo...

by SpeedracerII

August 25th, 2007, 6:45 pm

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

Topic: What''s Better Than One Box from WF????

Replies: 48

Views: 3855


Date: 8/25/2007 8:38:25 PM Author: aurora85 Speedracer, Thanks for the help! That is what I suspected..that the price is awfully high. The problem i''m running into is finding actual jewlers that sell the stones you have shown above? What I want to do is find a stone that performs just as well as t...

by SpeedracerII

August 25th, 2007, 3:31 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: New to site..need advice on engagement diamond

Replies: 6

Views: 376


Date: 8/25/2007 8:38:25 PM Author: aurora85 Speedracer, Thanks for the help! That is what I suspected..that the price is awfully high. The problem i'm running into is finding actual jewlers that sell the stones you have shown above? What I want to do is find a stone that performs just as well as th...

by SpeedracerII

August 25th, 2007, 3:22 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: New to site..need advice on engagement diamond

Replies: 6

Views: 376


If the stone was enhanced before it was graded it should show up on the cert as far as I know.  That doesnt mean it couldn''t have been drilled or enhanced after the cert.  If the stone was drilled you would be able to tell under a microscope, (or your appraiser should find it), other kind...

by SpeedracerII

August 25th, 2007, 2:39 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Laser Drilling

Replies: 5

Views: 449


I did this and had the setting manufacturer set the stone.  In this case I bought the stone from GOG and the setting from WF.  http://www.pricescope.com/forum/show-me-the-ring/what-s-better-than-one-box-from-wf-t67872.html   Whiteflash charged $70 to set the stone since it was not the...

by SpeedracerII

August 25th, 2007, 2:09 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Buying the diamond and band separately?

Replies: 7

Views: 533


Date: 8/25/2007 7:32:29 PM Author: aurora85 I'm looking to finally get engaged and have been reading up on the forums for awhile. I went to a local B&M today to check out things in person. Saleswoman was very nice and helpful, but she was really focused on selling a Hearts on Fire diamond. ...

by SpeedracerII

August 25th, 2007, 1:53 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: New to site..need advice on engagement diamond

Replies: 6

Views: 376


Date: 8/25/2007 3:59:15 PM Author: thing2of2 Oh wow, they''re really gorgeous! So unique and modern, but not too ''designy,'' if you know what I mean. And I can''t believe that is an I1! I''d take an I1 like yours any day! They look great on your wife''s hand, too! Congratulations on your wedding, ...

by SpeedracerII

August 25th, 2007, 1:09 pm

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

Topic: What''s Better Than One Box from WF????

Replies: 48

Views: 3855