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Re: Article: Over Grading of Blue Fluorescent Diamonds Revis

Thanks for the link Bryan- If it's published, we'd need to see exactly when- and where. The PDF you linked to may never have been offered for public consumption. Also: There's no supporting evidence newer than 1998. We all agree standards have changed a lot since 1998 The fact that respected gemolo...

by Texas Leaguer

May 2nd, 2016, 2:36 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Article: Over Grading of Blue Fluorescent Diamonds Revisited

Replies: 465

Views: 7303
Re: Article: Over Grading of Blue Fluorescent Diamonds Revis

Michael, writing things in bold large blue text does not make them more credible I have asked some simple questions about where you're getting this information regarding AGA's position. Please show us the article or statement they issued- including when and where it was issued. But yet again, a sim...

by Texas Leaguer

May 2nd, 2016, 1:12 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Article: Over Grading of Blue Fluorescent Diamonds Revisited

Replies: 465

Views: 7303
Re: Insurance question (Jewelers Mutual)

Just a little clarification that might be helpful. Whiteflash has an technology-based integration with Jewelers Mutual that is very convenient for many online shoppers. Jewelers Mutual has a similar integration with several other larger online merchants. Upon making a purchase, the shopper is presen...

by Texas Leaguer

April 28th, 2016, 11:09 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Insurance question (Jewelers Mutual)

Replies: 10

Views: 297
Re: Please tell me about the fluorescence in my diamond...

In addition to considerable debate over the impacts of fluorescence, there is also inconsistency in the way fluorescence is observed and evaluated. Part of that stems from the light source used to activate the fluorescence. What you see with any particular UV light source may be quite different from...

by Texas Leaguer

April 28th, 2016, 9:06 am

Forum: RockyTalky

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

Replies: 7

Views: 394
Re: Cut score on Enchanted Diamonds website

Although I hesitate to re-enter this thread due to the acrimonious turn of the discussion, I did want to make good on a promise to report back on the issue of star ratings showing on our Virtual Selection category listings. We reviewed it as a management team and concluded that it could be misleadin...

by Texas Leaguer

April 26th, 2016, 1:03 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Cut score on Enchanted Diamonds website

Replies: 122

Views: 4159
Re: Lower Half and Star Lengths

Thank you TexasLeaguer If I'm referring specifically to my diamond then. I see that it has a 75% lower half. and 50% star length. it is a 1.16 carat diamond with 6.73x6.77 diameters. So it's a 'shorter' lower half I gather ... what am I looking for here? I'm trying to relate the numbers to tangible...

by Texas Leaguer

April 22nd, 2016, 2:42 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Lower Half and Star Lengths

Replies: 8

Views: 312
Re: Lower Half and Star Lengths

Hi Rhino, Interesting. It's funny then that the guidance on Tolkowski ideal cut ranges dont include lower half percentages. What's 'better' - 75% or 80%? When are they 'better' in your experience? Thanks! ps: will hunt the video. I'm assuming GoodOldGold on youtube? From a standpoint of taste, what...

by Texas Leaguer

April 22nd, 2016, 1:40 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Lower Half and Star Lengths

Replies: 8

Views: 312
Re: Next move? Over graded

This happened to me once. I purchased a diamond from a jewelry company that was over graded. When I found out it was years later, prices had jumped significantly and I was upset for being duped. The company was amazing, took it back towards trade at the current market value which was much more than...

by Texas Leaguer

April 22nd, 2016, 12:20 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Next move? Over graded

Replies: 105

Views: 3020
Re: Next move? Over graded

Thanks for the response... I called Wells Fargo and they mentioned that past 120 days, there is not much they can do. I also called the merchant, but I have yet to reach him. I will let you know what he says when and if we are able to speak. Thanks again for all of your help. There are others here ...

by Texas Leaguer

April 22nd, 2016, 9:26 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Next move? Over graded

Replies: 105

Views: 3020
Re: Next move? Over graded

Dad, You may want to take a two-pronged approach. That is, contact the merchant (if you have not already) and let them know of your concern and share with them the GIA report. Also let them know you are actively pursuing all options. The merchant may be inclined to work out a settlement with you, an...

by Texas Leaguer

April 22nd, 2016, 8:40 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Next move? Over graded

Replies: 105

Views: 3020
Re: Next move? Over graded

I called Wells Fargo and they said it might be covered under their claims department. Thanks for your help .


Nice work Gypsy!

by Texas Leaguer

April 22nd, 2016, 7:02 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Next move? Over graded

Replies: 105

Views: 3020
Re: John Pollard giving a presentation at AGS Conclave

General Powell is such a stand-up guy with such a reputation of impeccable ethics that the cops are probably afraid NOT to give him a ticket. :saint:

Congrats on your presentation John. I'm sure it was outstanding. :read:

by Texas Leaguer

April 20th, 2016, 9:47 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: John Pollard giving a presentation at AGS Conclave

Replies: 15

Views: 393
Re: Urgent opinion needed on .92 carat I-VS2 round please!

Only the ideal make stones attract a premium and all other stones are priced accordingly. I haven't seen 60/60 stones being 'discounted'. For anything they are the priciest after the ideal make. And then there's common make - which is priced normally. There are a lot takers of 60/60 stones mainly b...

by Texas Leaguer

April 19th, 2016, 2:23 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Urgent opinion needed on .92 carat I-VS2 round please!

Replies: 12

Views: 376
Re: Close to deciding on this 2.6 CT MRB. Would love input!!

**edited by moderator, please read our policies for trade members to keep the forum unbiased** This is very questionable advice. First, it is a violation of forum policy for trade members to make comments like this about another vendor's stone. Second, Si2 is a very wide category. The difference in...

by Texas Leaguer

April 19th, 2016, 1:42 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Close to deciding on this 2.6 CT MRB. Would love input!!

Replies: 17

Views: 817
Re: Too perfect?

Once the stone is set in the ears, you won't be able to tell the difference between a F color and a G/H color. These colors can only be easily told apart in the shade card when the stones are not set. Same goes for the clarity, as long as their are invisible to the naked eye. My honest suggestion w...

by Texas Leaguer

April 19th, 2016, 1:18 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Too perfect?

Replies: 18

Views: 811
Re: Vivid blue round diamond

Reallyanewbie, You should employ the services of a credentialed and highly experienced local expert . We can all give 'pieces' of advice remotely, but you need the kind of guidance that you cannot get from afar. You need someone who can help you put it all together. As others have said, cut quality ...

by Texas Leaguer

April 14th, 2016, 3:12 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Vivid blue round diamond

Replies: 33

Views: 1250
Re: John Pollard giving a presentation at AGS Conclave

Wink, you're too kind. Thank you for the humbling post my friend. I truly appreciate the warm wishes and comments in this thread. Thank you! Go-time is 10:00 tomorrow, so I'm fine-tuning things right now. I'll return with more when I'm able. General Colin Powell's keynote address was inspiring and ...

by Texas Leaguer

April 14th, 2016, 9:40 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: John Pollard giving a presentation at AGS Conclave

Replies: 15

Views: 393
Re: Article: Over Grading of Blue Fluorescent Diamonds Revis

Bryan, I'd wager that we share a concern of how nowadays many people are just stating their opinions, and by doing so loudly and repeatedly, are declaring them "facts" So let's look at the distinctions here: Facts: Michael is claiming GIA is overgrading This is based on Michael's opinion ...

by Texas Leaguer

April 14th, 2016, 6:20 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Article: Over Grading of Blue Fluorescent Diamonds Revisited

Replies: 465

Views: 7303
Re: Article: Over Grading of Blue Fluorescent Diamonds Revis

Bryan, I'd wager that we share a concern of how nowadays many people are just stating their opinions, and by doing so loudly and repeatedly, are declaring them "facts" So let's look at the distinctions here: Facts: Michael is claiming GIA is overgrading This is based on Michael's opinion ...

by Texas Leaguer

April 13th, 2016, 7:10 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Article: Over Grading of Blue Fluorescent Diamonds Revisited

Replies: 465

Views: 7303
Re: Article: Over Grading of Blue Fluorescent Diamonds Revis

Bryan, I'd wager that we share a concern of how nowadays many people are just stating their opinions, and by doing so loudly and repeatedly, are declaring them "facts" So let's look at the distinctions here: Facts: Michael is claiming GIA is overgrading This is based on Michael's opinion ...

by Texas Leaguer

April 13th, 2016, 1:14 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Article: Over Grading of Blue Fluorescent Diamonds Revisited

Replies: 465

Views: 7303
Re: Article: Over Grading of Blue Fluorescent Diamonds Revis

snip.. There are plenty of things I loath and detest about GIA grading and reporting, but face down D-Z color is not one. (face up and big size differences are) To add more fuel to the fire- My remarks are made with respect to D- N+- color. Starting at around O-P, and moving down into FLY, FY , Int...

by Texas Leaguer

April 13th, 2016, 9:05 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Article: Over Grading of Blue Fluorescent Diamonds Revisited

Replies: 465

Views: 7303
Re: Article: Over Grading of Blue Fluorescent Diamonds Revis

snip.. There are plenty of things I loath and detest about GIA grading and reporting, but face down D-Z color is not one. (face up and big size differences are) To add more fuel to the fire- My remarks are made with respect to D- N+- color. Starting at around O-P, and moving down into FLY, FY , Int...

by Texas Leaguer

April 12th, 2016, 6:39 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Article: Over Grading of Blue Fluorescent Diamonds Revisited

Replies: 465

Views: 7303
Re: Cut score on Enchanted Diamonds website

Not determined to have the last word - determined to have the truth brought to light. I do understand what the ACA is, its a brand marketed to consumers. You can try to make it more than it is - but its just a registered trademark. Also - I would say you're not being transparent in your post proces...

by Texas Leaguer

April 12th, 2016, 4:05 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Cut score on Enchanted Diamonds website

Replies: 122

Views: 4159
Re: Article: Over Grading of Blue Fluorescent Diamonds Revis

snip.. There are plenty of things I loath and detest about GIA grading and reporting, but face down D-Z color is not one. (face up and big size differences are) To add more fuel to the fire- My remarks are made with respect to D- N+- color. Starting at around O-P, and moving down into FLY, FY , Int...

by Texas Leaguer

April 12th, 2016, 3:34 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Article: Over Grading of Blue Fluorescent Diamonds Revisited

Replies: 465

Views: 7303
Re: Cut score on Enchanted Diamonds website

@RockDiamond - you can twist it however you like about what suppliers like - but quite frankly Im not in business because of my suppliers - I am in business for the millennials and silver surfers of the world that are exhausted by the nonsense spewed at them by the trade. I am not in the business o...

by Texas Leaguer

April 12th, 2016, 3:01 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Cut score on Enchanted Diamonds website

Replies: 122

Views: 4159
Re: Cut score on Enchanted Diamonds website

No I am most interested in having a level playing-field. You cant (well you can) say XYZ is wrong and do XYZ yourself. And say we'll actually I can do XYZ because of 123. In one post you say consumers know what they are getting - and in your last post you say - hey well we can make mistakes. Obviou...

by Texas Leaguer

April 12th, 2016, 12:40 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Cut score on Enchanted Diamonds website

Replies: 122

Views: 4159
Re: Cut score on Enchanted Diamonds website

With regard to the concept of Super Ideal, you might want to do a little homework on it. Let me help you out. You are correct that neither AGS or GIA has such a designation. The AGS light performance grade of Ideal is considered to be the most stringent top cut grade of any of the top labs. However...

by Texas Leaguer

April 12th, 2016, 11:23 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Cut score on Enchanted Diamonds website

Replies: 122

Views: 4159
Re: Cut score on Enchanted Diamonds website

With regard to the concept of Super Ideal, you might want to do a little homework on it. Let me help you out. You are correct that neither AGS or GIA has such a designation. The AGS light performance grade of Ideal is considered to be the most stringent top cut grade of any of the top labs. However...

by Texas Leaguer

April 12th, 2016, 11:12 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Cut score on Enchanted Diamonds website

Replies: 122

Views: 4159
Re: Cut score on Enchanted Diamonds website

HI Joshua, Your willingness to discuss these issues is admirable. Your responses are clear, and well thought out. It was good meeting you as well- of course that does not mean we'll necessarily agree on everything. The discussion did take a unusual turn and I would like to again make clear that my ...

by Texas Leaguer

April 12th, 2016, 10:23 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Cut score on Enchanted Diamonds website

Replies: 122

Views: 4159
Re: Cut score on Enchanted Diamonds website

HI Joshua, Your willingness to discuss these issues is admirable. Your responses are clear, and well thought out. It was good meeting you as well- of course that does not mean we'll necessarily agree on everything. The discussion did take a unusual turn and I would like to again make clear that my ...

by Texas Leaguer

April 12th, 2016, 9:24 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Cut score on Enchanted Diamonds website

Replies: 122

Views: 4159