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Re: Help deciding between two diamonds

I do have the aset image of the smaller .71 ct diamond so can you guys tell me if it's good or not? I had three diamonds compared by James Allen and then said this was the best. Thanks for the input. It's hard to take a super close up with just my phone since any closer I get and it refuses to focu...

by Texas Leaguer

September 28th, 2016, 1:50 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help deciding between two diamonds

Replies: 4

Views: 205
Re: Help deciding between two diamonds

If the size difference is negligible to your eye, go for the Cut and Color of the AGS stone. Those things are beauty factors that will keep on giving. AGS Ideal princess cuts are rare birds. The light performance requirements are strict and not many cutters have the skill to make the grade.

by Texas Leaguer

September 28th, 2016, 9:12 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help deciding between two diamonds

Replies: 4

Views: 205
Re: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices.

While on the subject, I thought I would address more specifically the concept of buy-back guarantees. This is a benefit that is often looked at as a non-benefit, or worse, as something that greatly favors the merchant. And I will admit, on the surface it looks like the customer is taking a major hit...

by Texas Leaguer

September 22nd, 2016, 2:18 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices...

Replies: 55

Views: 2576
Re: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices.

I didn't think any of the PS vendors did upgrades that weren't one stone for one stone. I remember clearly reading that in at least two policies. So unless it was by special arrangement, using 3 stones to get 2 stones would not have worked anyway. With respect, that's not true - at least not in my ...

by Texas Leaguer

September 22nd, 2016, 1:08 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices...

Replies: 55

Views: 2576
Re: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices.

Which should beg the question - 'why don't all diamond purchases come with these policies?' I think that many consumers would be interested in the answer to that. I think its worth a small thread jack. My opinion: The biggest reason is risk and money. Most diamond sellers operate on a rotating stoc...

by Texas Leaguer

September 22nd, 2016, 9:55 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices...

Replies: 55

Views: 2576
Re: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices.

I didn't think any of the PS vendors did upgrades that weren't one stone for one stone. I remember clearly reading that in at least two policies. So unless it was by special arrangement, using 3 stones to get 2 stones would not have worked anyway. The PS vendor upgrade/buyback programs are less tha...

by Texas Leaguer

September 22nd, 2016, 8:33 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices...

Replies: 55

Views: 2576
Re: should I pass this beauty up because of surface graining

Hi Texas, thanks a lot for your input. you mentioned about clouds and this one has clouds, do you think it's possible for VS2 stone to have transparency issue due to clouds and surface graining? I am asking because I might not be able to check it thoroughly under different lighting conditions. than...

by Texas Leaguer

September 21st, 2016, 4:11 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: should I pass this beauty up because of surface graining?

Replies: 5

Views: 418
Re: should I pass this beauty up because of surface graining

Hello, I am considering purchasing this diamond. On the GIA report: 2.17ct J VS2 8.32-8.37x5.07 mm triple EX depth 60.8%, table 57% crown 34degree, pav 40.6degree Girdle med to sl thick 3.5% there are a few inclusions such as crystals, clouds, needles and indented natural (which looks like it's on ...

by Texas Leaguer

September 21st, 2016, 3:30 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: should I pass this beauty up because of surface graining?

Replies: 5

Views: 418
Re: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices.

I feel your pain. With my ring remake I need "new gold". Unfortunately the cost of "new gold" doesn't equal the price I'm getting for my "old gold". Sigh. It's always people with their "margins on the margins" because that's their business, but honestly, how ...

by Texas Leaguer

September 21st, 2016, 12:36 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices...

Replies: 55

Views: 2576
Re: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices.

I think there are a few things worth keeping in mind in the general discussion about trade-up policies. Contractual trade-up guarantees are relatively new to the diamond market. E-commerce has brought about this benefit, along with many others for the consumer. While many good jewelers have had stor...

by Texas Leaguer

September 18th, 2016, 6:57 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices...

Replies: 55

Views: 2576
Re: Jewelers Mutual vs. Homeowners for erings over 2.5 ct

We've had amazing experiences working with our cients who are insured by JM. I can't say enough good things about them. For me, part of their superiority over "normal" insurance is their specialization. For example, when a client damaged a very costly micro pavé ring, JM had the basis of ...

by Texas Leaguer

September 15th, 2016, 5:13 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Jewelers Mutual vs. Homeowners for erings over 2.5 ct

Replies: 17

Views: 557
Re: Jewelers Mutual vs. Homeowners for erings over 2.5 ct

I had a loss claim with JM and I had no issues. I even purchased and returned a ring and changed jewelers several times - no hassle. This is the other advantage of working with a jewelry specialist. They know how the industry works and how to navigate issues to facilitate the claims process for the...

by Texas Leaguer

September 15th, 2016, 5:05 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Jewelers Mutual vs. Homeowners for erings over 2.5 ct

Replies: 17

Views: 557
Re: Jewelers Mutual vs. Homeowners for erings over 2.5 ct

I work at an insurance company and becuase of that I would never use a rider. Companies look at frequency and values of claims to determine non renewal. Example say your home had a fire. Your standard market policy might be non renewed. Then you're stuck trying to find a nonstandard market policy w...

by Texas Leaguer

September 15th, 2016, 5:00 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Jewelers Mutual vs. Homeowners for erings over 2.5 ct

Replies: 17

Views: 557
Re: Scratched girdle

Thank you all for such great and supportive comments. I just would like to confirm with the experts on this forum that there is nothing in the setting of the stone process that would scratch the girdle? Can you confirm my understanding as this is what I understood from an earlier post/response. Not...

by Texas Leaguer

September 14th, 2016, 12:09 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Scratched girdle

Replies: 20

Views: 555
Re: Scratched girdle

Neil,
The report I pull up is a full cert for a 3.43 J VS2 with crystal under table.
GIA REPORT NUMBER
2228950058

by Texas Leaguer

September 14th, 2016, 10:05 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Scratched girdle

Replies: 20

Views: 555
Re: Scratched girdle

2228950058 Thanks. Well I don't see anything on the perimeter of the plot that could be mistaken for a scratch. Here's a remote possility to look carefully for: Frequently small fibers from the jewelry polishing wheel get trapped under prongs. They can sometimes look like feathers or scratches. Ver...

by Texas Leaguer

September 14th, 2016, 9:32 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Scratched girdle

Replies: 20

Views: 555
Re: Scratched girdle

diamondlove123|1473864531|4076396 wrote:Here is the GIA report. I have not talked to jeweler so I wanted to check this forum first before making a case. I just want to ensure I am not being unreasonable.

The report image is too small to read. If you just post the report number we can look it up on the GIA site.

by Texas Leaguer

September 14th, 2016, 8:55 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Scratched girdle

Replies: 20

Views: 555
Re: Scratched girdle

All, thank you for the helpful comments. This stone was recently bought and I had it set twice since the first time, it was a little to high so they had to lower the stone. I have not worn it for more than 3 weeks. Regarding the stone, it is not a brutes girdle, rather it is faceted and it is not a...

by Texas Leaguer

September 14th, 2016, 8:31 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Scratched girdle

Replies: 20

Views: 555
Re: Scratched girdle

You are handy with photos Kenny :appl:

by Texas Leaguer

September 13th, 2016, 4:08 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Scratched girdle

Replies: 20

Views: 555
Re: Scratched girdle

It could also be something called "bearding" where a little too much pressure is applied during the bruting process inducing a series of tiny feathers around the girdle. We would need more info about precisely what you are looking at in order to advise you. If you could post details about ...

by Texas Leaguer

September 13th, 2016, 3:55 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Scratched girdle

Replies: 20

Views: 555
Re: Hazy / oily / milky diamond with fluorescence?

Have been doing a little research on opinions on fluoro - transparency is a real issue - here is a bad/good comparion Garry, I think an image like this would be more informative if it was actually two halves of the same fluoro diamond, one taken in daylight and the other in lighting without suffici...

by Texas Leaguer

September 8th, 2016, 5:02 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Hazy / oily / milky diamond with fluorescence?

Replies: 28

Views: 6800
Re: Help me decide! 1.9/H/S1/Excellent

Comments: Additional twinning wisps, additional clouds and surface graining are not shown. Also, if it is useful the setting with be a micro pave (~1.8mm). There is always a concern in an Si with grade-setting inclusions (those listed first on keys to symbols) like twinning wisps and clouds, that l...

by Texas Leaguer

September 8th, 2016, 2:10 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help me decide! 1.9/H/S1/Excellent

Replies: 7

Views: 423
Re: Help me decide! 1.9/H/S1/Excellent

What does it say on the GIA report under "Comments"?

by Texas Leaguer

September 8th, 2016, 11:13 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help me decide! 1.9/H/S1/Excellent

Replies: 7

Views: 423
Re: Hazy / oily / milky diamond with fluorescence?

We just purchased a diamond that is G color and has very strong blue fluorescence. We noticed a slight blue tint under the jewelers lights (which we were told had some UV), but the diamond looked great outside in the sunlight and in one of the back rooms (we had another diamond that was an I color ...

by Texas Leaguer

September 7th, 2016, 5:05 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Hazy / oily / milky diamond with fluorescence?

Replies: 28

Views: 6800
Re: Hazy / oily / milky diamond with fluorescence?

Have been doing a little research on opinions on fluoro - transparency is a real issue - here is a bad/good comparion Garry, I think an image like this would be more informative if it was actually two halves of the same fluoro diamond, one taken in daylight and the other in lighting without suffici...

by Texas Leaguer

September 7th, 2016, 4:26 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Hazy / oily / milky diamond with fluorescence?

Replies: 28

Views: 6800
Re: Suggestions on setting for strong blue fluorscent diamon

hi kenny I'm well aware of that, but with UV light + white/light background I can hardly see the fluorescence! i'll try to take a picture later to compare the difference Like Kenny says, practically the only time fluorescence will be activated is in direct sunlight. But in direct sunlight the blue ...

by Texas Leaguer

September 6th, 2016, 10:12 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Suggestions on setting for strong blue fluorscent diamond

Replies: 18

Views: 594
Re: Just bought a 1.51 c round cut, have some questions

Please post the GIA number and we can take a look but hard to determine was "sizeable" means when we don't have a closeup photo or video. Does it bother you? Could it be hidden by a prong? You mention it's a G color but what's the clarity? We need more specs to tell you what else is out t...

by Texas Leaguer

August 31st, 2016, 5:11 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Just bought a 1.51 c round cut, have some questions

Replies: 10

Views: 528
Re: Please help! 5 candidates for 2ct round diamond

I am requesting ideal scope images for No.3 and 5 and will post here once I receive it. Should I concern about strong flourescence since we live in CA. Based on my research, H color should be fine. Thank you for all feedback. Because strong fluorescence impacts price, value, and liquidity it is an ...

by Texas Leaguer

August 31st, 2016, 12:29 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please help! 5 candidates for 2ct round diamond

Replies: 11

Views: 556
Re: real world examples of poor performing stones

Well I suppose if there was a definitive answer to my question, I wouldn't have been asking it in the first place haha. I'd simply go into a store, pick-out a diamond with the spec I wanted and rest assured it was going to look exactly how I had envisioned. Because there is such a subjective elemen...

by Texas Leaguer

August 31st, 2016, 6:42 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: real world examples of poor performing stones

Replies: 21

Views: 940
Re: real world examples of poor performing stones

I understand why AGSL has created, and utilized the methodology. There's a lot to be said for modern cut grading. Yet, there's also a lot about it that can easily be taken out of context by someone who has not looked at actual diamonds and seen the implications. That's why I feel the determination ...

by Texas Leaguer

August 30th, 2016, 7:52 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: real world examples of poor performing stones

Replies: 21

Views: 940