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Re: Gemscan diamond but turns out to have GIA laser engravin

Mei, You can type the GIA number of the diamond into the GIA Report Check tool and see all the details of the diamond and print the information in case you want to share that with the seller. http://www.gia.edu/report-check-landing I just re-read your post and you apparently have already done this. ...

by Texas Leaguer

April 1st, 2015, 6:53 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Gemscan diamond but turns out to have GIA laser engraving

Replies: 4

Views: 94
Re: Gemscan diamond but turns out to have GIA laser engravin

No lab, not even GIA, will agree that their findings will be the same as some other lab. GIA saw it first and put the inscription on it. It was then sent to Gemscan who saw things differently. That’s why it was sold using the Gemscan papers. Will they give you a kickback? I sort of doubt it but it ...

by Texas Leaguer

April 1st, 2015, 6:47 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Gemscan diamond but turns out to have GIA laser engraving

Replies: 4

Views: 94
Re: 3 Cushion Video Review - Opinions Please!

Just for the record, the gemologist you were speaking to just left the GIA to come work at Enchanted, he was a clarity grader for 3 years and the GIA flew him to labs all around the world to help maintain quality assurance. He has a very interesting perspective to offer. He is right, a flawless dia...

by Texas Leaguer

April 1st, 2015, 4:00 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 3 Cushion Video Review - Opinions Please!

Replies: 36

Views: 613
Re: Inclusions... visible or eye clean??

To better answer that first we have to agree on what you mean by eye clean. That, like everything else relating to diamonds has a range. Depending who you ask it means the inclusions are NOT visible from A 6-12 inch distance, IN natural daylight BY someone with 20/20 vision. (People with 15/20 need...

by Texas Leaguer

April 1st, 2015, 3:37 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Inclusions... visible or eye clean??

Replies: 10

Views: 454
Re: 3 Cushion Video Review - Opinions Please!

Hi, I just want to point out that what the gemologist said, could be said about any grade of stone. In the diamond world you are always paying a premium over the grades below what you buy. If any diamond becomes damaged scratched. chipped, it may lose many grades. On pricescope usually going down i...

by Texas Leaguer

April 1st, 2015, 3:03 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 3 Cushion Video Review - Opinions Please!

Replies: 36

Views: 613
Re: Need help selecting H&A 1.29 or larger- pre loved ok too

pfunk...There was no such thing as AGS ideal cut back when I got engaged in the dark ages, and not a single stone at the jeweler was GIA graded for that matter. It just wasn't as common back then. I have no numbers aside from the weight. I will tell you it is F color and did get a lot of compliment...

by Texas Leaguer

March 31st, 2015, 10:17 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need help selecting H&A 1.29 or larger- pre loved ok too

Replies: 84

Views: 1630
Re: 1.80 vs. 1.87 ideal round

Thanks for the replies! I created a side by side comparison between the two stones. Looks like the 1.87 does have a more chaotic pattern. Does that mean that the 1.80 would be better in terms of light performance? or would the two side by side result in negligible differences? Although I agree that...

by Texas Leaguer

March 31st, 2015, 9:41 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 1.80 vs. 1.87 ideal round

Replies: 12

Views: 359
Re: Need help selecting H&A 1.29 or larger- pre loved ok too

The difference in price between a VS1 and a VS2 - particularly in a 2 ct. stone - is significant. The difference in diameter between the CBI stone and your stone is quite telling. Your stone may be deeper or have more weight in the girdle. I don't know as I've never seen the specs of the stone you ...

by Texas Leaguer

March 30th, 2015, 9:23 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need help selecting H&A 1.29 or larger- pre loved ok too

Replies: 84

Views: 1630
Re: Need help selecting H&A 1.29 or larger- pre loved ok too

Pfunk, You go to great lengths to justify recommending “second tier stones” (your words) from virtual inventories sold by companies that have no direct knowledge of the diamond they are offering until after they sell it and bring it in from overseas. Your argument that diamonds marketed in this way...

by Texas Leaguer

March 28th, 2015, 12:21 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need help selecting H&A 1.29 or larger- pre loved ok too

Replies: 84

Views: 1630
Re: Need help selecting H&A 1.29 or larger- pre loved ok too

Pfunk, You go to great lengths to justify recommending “second tier stones” (your words) from virtual inventories sold by companies that have no direct knowledge of the diamond they are offering until after they sell it and bring it in from overseas. Your argument that diamonds marketed in this way...

by Texas Leaguer

March 28th, 2015, 9:40 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need help selecting H&A 1.29 or larger- pre loved ok too

Replies: 84

Views: 1630
Re: WF A Cut Above appraised as very good cut. Does it matte

Hi Grade1, It does appear from what you have posted about the appraisal that the appraiser's error is due in part to the fact that the diamond was set. That should not be a reason for a contradictory finding though. Essentially the appraiser was trying to do too much with too little information. Den...

by Texas Leaguer

March 28th, 2015, 9:00 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: WF A Cut Above appraised as very good cut. Does it matter?

Replies: 33

Views: 1308
Re: Need help selecting H&A 1.29 or larger- pre loved ok too

Pfunk, You go to great lengths to justify recommending “second tier stones” (your words) from virtual inventories sold by companies that have no direct knowledge of the diamond they are offering until after they sell it and bring it in from overseas. Your argument that diamonds marketed in this way...

by Texas Leaguer

March 27th, 2015, 5:47 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need help selecting H&A 1.29 or larger- pre loved ok too

Replies: 84

Views: 1630
Re: 3 Cushion Video Review - Opinions Please!

Just for the record, the gemologist you were speaking to just left the GIA to come work at Enchanted, he was a clarity grader for 3 years and the GIA flew him to labs all around the world to help maintain quality assurance. He has a very interesting perspective to offer. He is right, a flawless dia...

by Texas Leaguer

March 27th, 2015, 5:17 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 3 Cushion Video Review - Opinions Please!

Replies: 36

Views: 613
Re: Need help selecting H&A 1.29 or larger- pre loved ok too

I understand every diamond is unique but is there a big quality difference between vendors with hearts and arrows? Enough to notice while just looking at it? This is what I am curious to know as well. What are the visual differences one can expect to see between perfect H&A and a near H&A l...

by Texas Leaguer

March 27th, 2015, 2:21 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need help selecting H&A 1.29 or larger- pre loved ok too

Replies: 84

Views: 1630
Re: WF A Cut Above appraised as very good cut. Does it matte

Hi Grade 1,
As others have said there is no reason this stone should get anything but a top grade for cut quality. Please contact us so that we can help you determine what the issue is and get it resolved.
I'm sorry for any upset this is causing you.

by Texas Leaguer

March 27th, 2015, 9:01 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: WF A Cut Above appraised as very good cut. Does it matter?

Replies: 33

Views: 1308
Re: Homemade Engagement Ring Project

Could you make the setting and have someone else set your diamond? I would think that's where the most potential to go wrong would be and I'd want someone who is very skilled to get it tight but not chip the stone. Rhea, I've considered that and I will probably insure it the second I finish buildin...

by Texas Leaguer

March 26th, 2015, 4:12 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Homemade Engagement Ring Project

Replies: 24

Views: 810
Re: Need help selecting H&A 1.29 or larger- pre loved ok too

I understand every diamond is unique but is there a big quality difference between vendors with hearts and arrows? Enough to notice while just looking at it? This is what I am curious to know as well. What are the visual differences one can expect to see between perfect H&A and a near H&A l...

by Texas Leaguer

March 26th, 2015, 10:33 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need help selecting H&A 1.29 or larger- pre loved ok too

Replies: 84

Views: 1630
Re: Need help selecting H&A 1.29 or larger- pre loved ok too

I understand every diamond is unique but is there a big quality difference between vendors with hearts and arrows? Enough to notice while just looking at it? This is what I am curious to know as well. What are the visual differences one can expect to see between perfect H&A and a near H&A l...

by Texas Leaguer

March 25th, 2015, 4:56 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need help selecting H&A 1.29 or larger- pre loved ok too

Replies: 84

Views: 1630
Re: GIA Grading Proceedure

The labs also have protocols that provide for more graders and/or more senior graders taking part as the stone sizes/values increase.
So a large stone will be seen by more graders with more experience than normal goods running through the pipeline.

by Texas Leaguer

March 20th, 2015, 4:39 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: GIA Grading Proceedure

Replies: 4

Views: 185
Re: $40 Million Diamond Watch "The Fascination"

ccuheartnurse|1426880347|3850238 wrote:Um.... :eh: I agree with Rhea..it's large watch that sparkles. I think there are times when sometimes, too much is too much. This, in my view, is too much. LOL

Indeed. It goes to show that there are times when sometimes telling the time is beside the point. :)

by Texas Leaguer

March 20th, 2015, 3:46 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: $40 Million Diamond Watch "The Fascination"

Replies: 8

Views: 330
Re: $40 Million Diamond Watch "The Fascination"

Call me utilitarian but what I really like is the funtionality. You always know exactly what time it is: "half past a crown facet".:wink2:

by Texas Leaguer

March 20th, 2015, 3:38 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: $40 Million Diamond Watch "The Fascination"

Replies: 8

Views: 330
Re: Am I taking a chance on this diamond?

My other questions falls with Fluorescence. I see a lot of people say it comes down to preference and that you can barely tell most of the time. But others say the Strong rating means it'll definitely be noticeable in daylight. I understand there's a small chance it'll end up milky or oily, I guess...

by Texas Leaguer

March 20th, 2015, 9:17 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Am I taking a chance on this diamond?

Replies: 15

Views: 485
Re: Perfect Circle Jewelry Insurance Frustration

MrsWhitney, I am very sorry for your loss and the trauma of all the different events that you are dealing with. As the others have said so well, try to be patient with the process. These are really crummy circumstances and all entities have to go through their required steps. I am sure the insurance...

by Texas Leaguer

March 19th, 2015, 9:32 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Perfect Circle Jewelry Insurance Frustration

Replies: 71

Views: 2608
Re: very good vs. excellent symmetry

I'm seeking about a 1ct diamond for a solitaire engagement ring and am wanting high quality. I've generally narrowed my search to exc/exc/exc but by times come across diamonds which on paper are great in all regards except the symmetry which is rated as "very good". What is the impact of ...

by Texas Leaguer

March 18th, 2015, 1:30 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: very good vs. excellent symmetry

Replies: 7

Views: 341
Re: Seeking 2.5CT Round

The transparency issue with strong fluorescence is commonly thought of as a 'yes/no' issue. That is, either milky or not milky. More realistically it can be viewed like color and clarity - small ranges along a continuum. In other words, it is more a matter of degree rather than a yes/no question. Th...

by Texas Leaguer

March 18th, 2015, 12:14 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Seeking 2.5CT Round

Replies: 13

Views: 444
Re: Need help looking for a princess cut Diamond

here is a discussion about a chip in a similar stone: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/rockytalky/inclusion-chip-on-this-princess-cut-t203064.html Maybe somebody else could give some advise on the chip. I personally would shy away from it, but Whiteflash has a one-year buy back/lifetime trade-up on ...

by Texas Leaguer

March 18th, 2015, 9:30 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need help looking for a princess cut Diamond

Replies: 21

Views: 377
Re: Please Help Me Select a Princess Cut from ASET Images!!

I like #2. Looking at the video, its not too dark in the middle, which is nice, lots of red, fewer chevrons (as tyty333 mentioned, this is personal preference, and this what I personally prefer). #2 actually has the maximum amount of chevrons (4) according to the report. I believe there can be more...

by Texas Leaguer

March 17th, 2015, 5:06 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please Help Me Select a Princess Cut from ASET Images!!

Replies: 15

Views: 276
Re: Why is this a bad diamond?

Sparklegrind, Thank you for bringing this error to our attention. This listing is from our virtual selection category, a large collection of diamonds owned by dozens of suppliers that provide basic data to us about their diamonds. Because we are not in control of the diamond or the information, the ...

by Texas Leaguer

March 16th, 2015, 3:31 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Why is this a bad diamond?

Replies: 5

Views: 287
Re: Crown Angle

I have found on line a diamond that grades exc/exc/exc/exc 0.9 by HCA but has a crown angle of 32. My understanding is that the crown angle should be more in the range of 34-35. Is a 32 crown a reason to reject? Not necessarily a reason to reject. It's a different flavor though. Proportion sets wit...

by Texas Leaguer

March 15th, 2015, 12:19 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Crown Angle

Replies: 3

Views: 134
Re: 1.5 carat VS2 cushion cut - how does it look?

Sorry. This is actually a problem that's mentioned on our FAQ page for our site. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post links to our site, but suffice to say, the FAQ is pretty easy to find. Basically, we list a lot of diamonds from a lot of different suppliers. Sometimes a supplier will claim to be s...

by Texas Leaguer

March 15th, 2015, 9:51 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 1.5 carat VS2 cushion cut - how does it look?

Replies: 109

Views: 2557