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Re: Rapnet Bans EGL Reports from Trading Network

I almost don't feel bad for the consumer that knowingly purchases an EGL graded stone. Although color and clarify is literally set in stone, how they are represented is not. A consumer should know that a EGL graded diamond won't be graded in the same way as a GIA or AGS graded diamond. That's why E...

by Texas Leaguer

September 17th, 2014, 12:49 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Rapnet Bans EGL Reports from Trading Network

Replies: 26

Views: 841
Re: AGS 000 but HCA 3.1 Help??

Well, I can certainly see why it might be the best if that was the only AGS Ideal cut stone she was shown. If is is priced fairly (such as like WF expert selection or lower), then she certainly should buy it if she loves it. If it is priced like an ACA, I'd want proof that it performs like one beca...

by Texas Leaguer

September 17th, 2014, 8:49 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: AGS 000 but HCA 3.1 Help??

Replies: 13

Views: 366
Re: Princess ASET Included - HELP

There's some leakage there but overall the ASET looks pretty good. The label indicates it is an AGS0. Does it have a light performance report as Ideal? If so, you are in good shape on the cut quality side of things and you can focus on the other C's to make your decision. You might find this article...

by Texas Leaguer

September 16th, 2014, 3:13 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Princess ASET Included - HELP

Replies: 4

Views: 134
Re: AGS 000 but HCA 3.1 Help??

I know the HCA can be a good selection tool but read it may leave out good ones. I am hoping I found one. It's very possible that is exactly what you did Cutgirl. SirGuy is correct, the ASET images you see there are computer generated. However, that is from a scan of the the diamond and the ray tra...

by Texas Leaguer

September 16th, 2014, 2:34 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: AGS 000 but HCA 3.1 Help??

Replies: 13

Views: 366
Re: Rapnet Bans EGL Reports from Trading Network

I am with those who believe over grading damages consumers, consumer confidence and therefore the entire industry. And I am glad that an entity with clout has taken a stand to try to put a stop to it. Having said that, I like the concept of a program to bring all labs into compliance with a single s...

by Texas Leaguer

September 14th, 2014, 9:58 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Rapnet Bans EGL Reports from Trading Network

Replies: 26

Views: 841
Re: Colorless vs Fancy Colored ASET comparison- similarities

David,
I am not sure how this relates to the topic that you started. I thought it was going to be a discussion about fancy color diamonds and how their ASET signatures differ from those of diamonds in the normal range. I was looking forward to learning more about that.

by Texas Leaguer

September 12th, 2014, 4:07 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Colorless vs Fancy Colored ASET comparison- similarities?

Replies: 27

Views: 375
Re: An interesting (to me) ASET comparison -- JA vs. DiamCal

Serg|1410546677|3749812 wrote:BTW.

Yellow is Best colour in ASET photos ( better than Green , Red) .

Yellow ASET cuts would have better Life than Red/Green cuts.

That is a really interesting statement Serg. Can you expound on that a little bit? Is that because the yellow indicates higher levels of dispersion?

by Texas Leaguer

September 12th, 2014, 1:00 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: An interesting (to me) ASET comparison -- JA vs. DiamCalc

Replies: 115

Views: 1350
Re: Opinion on 1.29 ct G SI1 Princess Cut

This article about light performance cut grading at AGSL sheds some light on why it is impossible to evaluate a princess solely from measurements on a GIA report.

http://www.pricescope.com/journal/ags-laboratories-diamond-cut-grading-princess-cut

Hope you find it helpful.

by Texas Leaguer

September 12th, 2014, 11:08 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Opinion on 1.29 ct G SI1 Princess Cut

Replies: 4

Views: 128
Re: Colorless vs Fancy Colored ASET comparison- similarities

If you don't want to block it then hold the diamonds over some bright blue or red Mylar when you take the pic. Karl, again, I promise I'm not trying to argue, or trick anyone. I want to understand where you're coming from- why is holding the diamond over something red or blue relevant to real life ...

by Texas Leaguer

September 11th, 2014, 4:41 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Colorless vs Fancy Colored ASET comparison- similarities?

Replies: 27

Views: 375
Re: Colorless vs Fancy Colored ASET comparison- similarities

http://www.pricescope.com/files/images/ring-bottom.jpg the photo above demonstrates what I mean. There's a bit of structure blocking the pavilions, but they can still pick up a lot of light. I see what you are illustrating, but this type setting is not as popular today. Styles have moved towards ha...

by Texas Leaguer

September 11th, 2014, 4:04 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Colorless vs Fancy Colored ASET comparison- similarities?

Replies: 27

Views: 375
Re: Help me find a replica Tiffany setting for my 2 ct WF AC

I am buying the exact same combo and the lady at whiteflash is charging me $200 more to change to PT950/ruthenium, and she said it will increase production time to 3 - 4 weeks. Am I missing anything? Very sorry about this akoakoako. This upcharge was quoted to you in error. Many of the designers we...

by Texas Leaguer

September 11th, 2014, 1:27 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help me find a replica Tiffany setting for my 2 ct WF ACA

Replies: 34

Views: 900
Re: J/K coloured diamonds

Hi all, I'm just beginning to search for a diamond for an engagement ring, and am looking to get the best bang for my buck in terms of carat weight. At this stage, I think I'd like to aim for a GIA / AGL graded RB around the 1.1-1.3 ct range, VS2 or higher clarity, ideal cut - and I'd love to push ...

by Texas Leaguer

September 11th, 2014, 9:40 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: J/K coloured diamonds

Replies: 23

Views: 995
Re: Colorless vs Fancy Colored ASET comparison- similarities

It's an interesting topic David. There is a definite difference in the ASET signatures between the two stones that fits well with the one on the top being a fancy color. Brightness can be a detriment to perceived color depth in a fancy and leakage can be beneficial. You see a lack of red (high inten...

by Texas Leaguer

September 10th, 2014, 5:08 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Colorless vs Fancy Colored ASET comparison- similarities?

Replies: 27

Views: 375
Re: An interesting (to me) ASET comparison -- JA vs. DiamCal

And what will be the effect of turning dispersion off vs. on in the DC ASET? You won't see the yellow and purple anymore. VF's have multilayer structure . VF's from different layers but with joint area in table projection would catch different ASET colours. Cuts as RBC have strong dominated VF's wi...

by Texas Leaguer

September 10th, 2014, 1:07 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: An interesting (to me) ASET comparison -- JA vs. DiamCalc

Replies: 115

Views: 1350
Re: An interesting (to me) ASET comparison -- JA vs. DiamCal

And what will be the effect of turning dispersion off vs. on in the DC ASET? You won't see the yellow and purple anymore. VF's have multilayer structure . VF's from different layers but with joint area in table projection would catch different ASET colours. Cuts as RBC have strong dominated VF's wi...

by Texas Leaguer

September 10th, 2014, 12:58 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: An interesting (to me) ASET comparison -- JA vs. DiamCalc

Replies: 115

Views: 1350
Re: An interesting (to me) ASET comparison -- JA vs. DiamCal

And what will be the effect of turning dispersion off vs. on in the DC ASET? You won't see the yellow and purple anymore. VF's have multilayer structure . VF's from different layers but with joint area in table projection would catch different ASET colours. Cuts as RBC have strong dominated VF's wi...

by Texas Leaguer

September 10th, 2014, 12:32 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: An interesting (to me) ASET comparison -- JA vs. DiamCalc

Replies: 115

Views: 1350
Re: An interesting (to me) ASET comparison -- JA vs. DiamCal

And what will be the effect of turning dispersion off vs. on in the DC ASET? You won't see the yellow and purple anymore. VF's have multilayer structure . VF's from different layers but with joint area in table projection would catch different ASET colours. Cuts as RBC have strong dominated VF's wi...

by Texas Leaguer

September 10th, 2014, 11:22 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: An interesting (to me) ASET comparison -- JA vs. DiamCalc

Replies: 115

Views: 1350
Re: An interesting (to me) ASET comparison -- JA vs. DiamCal

Simple one is out of focus and one is better focused. That is a camera problem more than a diamond problem. Thanks, Karl. I had originally thought this was the reason, and in fact requested from JamesAllen that they take a new, in-focus picture of the second diamond, but they replied that "The...

by Texas Leaguer

September 9th, 2014, 3:14 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: An interesting (to me) ASET comparison -- JA vs. DiamCalc

Replies: 115

Views: 1350
Re: An interesting (to me) ASET comparison -- JA vs. DiamCal

http://www.pricescope.com/forum/rockytalky/yellow-in-an-aset-t153335-30.html PS discussion about Yellow in ASET. you may find here Rhino example ( real photos of cushion ) and photos from AGS article with yellow ASET zones in Round cut! http://agslab.com/spie/spie_lo_res.pdf there are many other st...

by Texas Leaguer

September 9th, 2014, 1:49 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: An interesting (to me) ASET comparison -- JA vs. DiamCalc

Replies: 115

Views: 1350
Re: Jewlery cleaning tips from Jewelers Mutual

...I have found that if you go to an art store you can find brushes with thin but firm and flexible bristles that do a much better job of cleaning hard to reach areas. I also think the inexpensive vibrasonic cleaners are really good for doing the soak before brushing to soften up dirt and film. Reg...

by Texas Leaguer

September 9th, 2014, 12:24 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Jewlery cleaning tips from Jewelers Mutual

Replies: 17

Views: 620
Re: An interesting (to me) ASET comparison -- JA vs. DiamCal

Simple one is out of focus and one is better focused. That is a camera problem more than a diamond problem. Thanks, Karl. I had originally thought this was the reason, and in fact requested from JamesAllen that they take a new, in-focus picture of the second diamond, but they replied that "The...

by Texas Leaguer

September 9th, 2014, 12:12 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: An interesting (to me) ASET comparison -- JA vs. DiamCalc

Replies: 115

Views: 1350
Re: An interesting (to me) ASET comparison -- JA vs. DiamCal

Karl, I appreciate the tutorial so far, and I would love to hear more. And in the interest of escaping the rabbit hole, allow me to backtrack to the beginning of my thought process when I was originally asking about crisp facets (and the extent to which this quality is captured in computer-generate...

by Texas Leaguer

September 9th, 2014, 11:03 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: An interesting (to me) ASET comparison -- JA vs. DiamCalc

Replies: 115

Views: 1350
Re: Jewlery cleaning tips from Jewelers Mutual

Would you have a picture of the sort of brush? This is an artist's brush that was posted by Junebug17 : http://www.pricescope.com/forum/files/img_5387.jpg The top one is more what I was suggesting. The key is that the bristles have to be fine but STIFF, in order to do a good job.

by Texas Leaguer

September 9th, 2014, 10:57 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Jewlery cleaning tips from Jewelers Mutual

Replies: 17

Views: 620
Re: Jewlery cleaning tips from Jewelers Mutual

ame|1410266704|3747643 wrote:As you all know, I am a lunatic about the cleanliness of my rings, so I use distilled as often as possible. And I line my sink with paper towels, and my floors with actual towels. Just in case.

Ame,
All I can say is that if something is worth doing, it is worth doing right. Good for you. :clap:

by Texas Leaguer

September 9th, 2014, 9:46 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Jewlery cleaning tips from Jewelers Mutual

Replies: 17

Views: 620
Re: Jewlery cleaning tips from Jewelers Mutual

...I have found that if you go to an art store you can find brushes with thin but firm and flexible bristles that do a much better job of cleaning hard to reach areas. I also think the inexpensive vibrasonic cleaners are really good for doing the soak before brushing to soften up dirt and film. Reg...

by Texas Leaguer

September 9th, 2014, 9:40 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Jewlery cleaning tips from Jewelers Mutual

Replies: 17

Views: 620
Re: An interesting (to me) ASET comparison -- JA vs. DiamCal

I think this is an important area of study to emphasize. Most consumers that spend time on this site come to understand that cut quality is the key to diamond performance. And they are therefore looking at info like GIA specs and HCA scores with great enthusiasm. However, it is at a deeper level (w...

by Texas Leaguer

September 8th, 2014, 1:52 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: An interesting (to me) ASET comparison -- JA vs. DiamCalc

Replies: 115

Views: 1350
Re: An interesting (to me) ASET comparison -- JA vs. DiamCal

For now I am going to jump to the end of why some scintillation is crisp and some not. The biggest factor is the quality of the reflectors and how they are aligned. The tighter and more uniform the area of light sent to the eye from a VF is the more crisp it will appear as it moves across the eye. ...

by Texas Leaguer

September 8th, 2014, 10:10 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: An interesting (to me) ASET comparison -- JA vs. DiamCalc

Replies: 115

Views: 1350
Re: An interesting (to me) ASET comparison -- JA vs. DiamCal

And with regards to wavy facets: Are these accounted for in computer-generated ASETs? No in general because the scanner will not see them because the do not create an edge the scanner can pick up. I suppose it is possible if it was bad enough that it could but I have doubts. Static ASET is not like...

by Texas Leaguer

September 8th, 2014, 8:20 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: An interesting (to me) ASET comparison -- JA vs. DiamCalc

Replies: 115

Views: 1350
Re: 60-60 diamonds with 33/41 angles

Thanks for that explanation John. So are you saying that in everyday conditions: outside natural lighting, regular office lighting, i.e. everything that is not a jewelry showroom, the 1.50 which is closer to a Tolk will outperform the 1.55 that is a 60-60? Or am I not understanding that tight? Than...

by Texas Leaguer

September 6th, 2014, 4:08 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 60-60 diamonds with 33/41 angles

Replies: 22

Views: 585
Re: Jewlery cleaning tips from Jewelers Mutual

The one suggestion that I would make is that the average toothbrush is too coarse to do a good job getting the pavilion really clean, and that is the key to restoring sparkle. I have found that if you go to an art store you can find brushes with thin but firm and flexible bristles that do a much bet...

by Texas Leaguer

September 5th, 2014, 3:39 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Jewlery cleaning tips from Jewelers Mutual

Replies: 17

Views: 620