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Re: Concerned with many small clouds

List the clarity characteristics. I see several straight lines that could be feathers but would need to know the whole list of inclusions. Ditto. The plot shows clouds, crystals and feathers/needles. I'd also want to know if "Additional clouds are not shown." That means there are more clo...

by Texas Leaguer

June 23rd, 2016, 12:20 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Concerned with many small clouds

Replies: 5

Views: 268
Re: Is this a colored diamond?

It's also not possible to say from a photo how much of the color we are seeing is body color of the diamond and how much is the yellow gold undercarriage showing through. As snowdrop suggested earlier, skillful use of yellow gold in the design of the jewelry can make a light yellow face up like a fa...

by Texas Leaguer

June 20th, 2016, 12:51 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Is this a colored diamond?

Replies: 10

Views: 559
Re: Is this a colored diamond?

Hi PS Friends, Can you help a girl dream about a beautiful ring she saw on this forum? I believe the picture is a three stone ring created by the talented Stephen. I think this is one of the first rings that I saw that wasn't a white diamond that just made me do a double take. Is this a fancy color...

by Texas Leaguer

June 20th, 2016, 9:32 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Is this a colored diamond?

Replies: 10

Views: 559
Re: Article: Over Grading of Blue Fluorescent Diamonds Revis

The 2010 study findings reinforced what was known from Shipley's time and known even back to 1915 from Wade's writing. The color the consumer sees in the real world depends upon the lighting and how close to the lighting the diamond is viewed . The study reinforces what the pre-2000 GIA knew and ta...

by Texas Leaguer

June 19th, 2016, 1:12 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Article: Over Grading of Blue Fluorescent Diamonds Revisited

Replies: 520

Views: 9494
Re: Need info on yellow diamonds

bamagal, Roll Tide.. and - as stated, diamonds as an investment are not a good idea for the typical individual. Rarely does anyone use them successfully for investing purposes. For sentiment, yes. For romance, yes. For bling and aesthetics - of course. For all of these things you will find good fee...

by Texas Leaguer

June 17th, 2016, 11:02 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need info on yellow diamonds

Replies: 10

Views: 431
Re: Need info on yellow diamonds

bamagal, Roll Tide.. and - as stated, diamonds as an investment are not a good idea for the typical individual. Rarely does anyone use them successfully for investing purposes. For sentiment, yes. For romance, yes. For bling and aesthetics - of course. For all of these things you will find good fee...

by Texas Leaguer

June 17th, 2016, 9:05 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need info on yellow diamonds

Replies: 10

Views: 431
Re: Article: Over Grading of Blue Fluorescent Diamonds Revis

I recently came across a very interesting GIA article on graining. Although the subject is different than the current topic, the article takes the reader through a timeline of grading practices at the lab as it evolved over many years. What we are discussing here, and what Michael and others have do...

by Texas Leaguer

June 17th, 2016, 8:53 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Article: Over Grading of Blue Fluorescent Diamonds Revisited

Replies: 520

Views: 9494
Re: Article: Over Grading of Blue Fluorescent Diamonds Revis

Michael, Great articles well researched and argued. Richard Hi Richard, Welcome! Great to have you pop in. I recently read your book The French Blue. Wonderful, wonderful piece of work. Not to hijack the thread, but the book is something that every pricescoper would thoroughly enjoy. The story of T...

by Texas Leaguer

June 16th, 2016, 9:32 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Article: Over Grading of Blue Fluorescent Diamonds Revisited

Replies: 520

Views: 9494
Re: Is a VS1 always eye-clean?

Some larger (5 carat plus) VS1 stones may not be eye clean especially Step cuts. I remember returning a 1.5 carat Round VS1 to a supplier who said I gave him the wrong stone back as it wasn't eye clean. After rechecking under magnification and comparing it to the GIA cert he said "wow this was...

by Texas Leaguer

June 14th, 2016, 3:17 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Is a VS1 always eye-clean?

Replies: 7

Views: 516
Re: Need info on yellow diamonds

I agree with RockDiamond. Be very careful in thinking about diamonds as an investment. There is not a ready market that you can sell into easily with any kind of predictability, even if you buy at the right price and even if diamonds in general appreciate during the time you own them. In terms of th...

by Texas Leaguer

June 14th, 2016, 3:05 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need info on yellow diamonds

Replies: 10

Views: 431
Re: Help Me find Ultra High Qualtiy Princess 1.2-1.5 Ct

Thanks for the info! So if it was up to you which would you personally choose and why? Thanks Sorry, as a trademember forum rules prohibit me from recommending or criticizing another vendor's offerings. You can probably understand why that rule is in place! But, I think if you read between the line...

by Texas Leaguer

June 13th, 2016, 1:02 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help Me find Ultra High Qualtiy Princess 1.2-1.5 Ct

Replies: 20

Views: 604
Re: Help Me find Ultra High Qualtiy Princess 1.2-1.5 Ct

DeadAim, A couple of differences between the two to consider: The 1.50 has a 3 chevron facet arrangement whereas the 1.46 has 4. (notice the difference between the stone plots on the pavilion side) This will result in the two stones having slightly different visual "flavors". The more chev...

by Texas Leaguer

June 13th, 2016, 12:29 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help Me find Ultra High Qualtiy Princess 1.2-1.5 Ct

Replies: 20

Views: 604
Re: 6th Annual PriceScope GTG in Las Vegas

The grab bag and table goodies! Thanks PS and WF! I love that Sparkle Sparkle cleaner!!! What's the blingwrap/blingdot stuff? Hi Ame, The blingwrap is a product that provides temporary up-sizing for a ring. If the ring is too loose you wrap this material on your finger to take up the extra space. B...

by Texas Leaguer

June 7th, 2016, 2:01 pm
Global announcement: 6th Annual PriceScope GTG in Las Vegas

Replies: 92

Views: 5003
Re: 6th Annual PriceScope GTG in Las Vegas

Wow, it was another great party y'all. Andrey and Linh, You guys really knock yourselves out to do it up right. I know I speak for all the attendees, vendors and prosumers, when I say that your hospitality is greatly appreciated! You really get a sense of what's at the heart of this community when y...

by Texas Leaguer

June 7th, 2016, 1:49 pm
Global announcement: 6th Annual PriceScope GTG in Las Vegas

Replies: 92

Views: 5003
Re: Whiteflash ACAs really worth it?

There has been a lot of very thoughtful commentary in this thread, including some reasonable skepticism. :twirl: But I think OohShiny's post brilliantly captures something important about the benefit of embracing elite cut craftsmanship. The value is not in one thing; it's in everything that is asso...

by Texas Leaguer

May 26th, 2016, 9:27 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Whiteflash ACAs really worth it?

Replies: 23

Views: 1110
Re: NEED HELP! Pulling the Trigger with PSvendor

:wall: Thanks for looking guys. I'm dying, I've been looking for something for a month. I'm looking at 7500-8500, eyeclean, around 7.20mm. I or better. I will not be using Whiteflash because when I went to their location the 2 people I spoke with were rude and seemed preoccupied. nothing they shoul...

by Texas Leaguer

May 24th, 2016, 5:01 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: NEED HELP! Pulling the Trigger with PSvendor

Replies: 14

Views: 576
Re: Next move? Over graded

Okay! So the vendor sent me three options here to think about for replacing the stone. For those of you interested, the three stones (based on our recommendations) are pictured here. I would appreciate your opinions! cert2.pdf cert3.pdf cert4.pdf Dad, I know you are getting a lot of good advice her...

by Texas Leaguer

May 19th, 2016, 3:43 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Next move? Over graded

Replies: 129

Views: 4308
Re: Gray - is it good/bad/neutral ?

Yah, it's a private party, not a retailer, so final sale. Don't brown tones get the modifier designation below K? Yes, I believe it should (see chart below). Could be that grade is NOT based on brown. We all might be thrown off by that one face up image that looks brown that you speculate might be ...

by Texas Leaguer

May 19th, 2016, 7:15 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Gray - is it good/bad/neutral ?

Replies: 24

Views: 894
Re: Gray - is it good/bad/neutral ?

Right, like I thought, if it was an actual (not yellow) color, it would not be graded O-P, but light, fancy, etc. it's not. The pics I posted were screen captures from the seller's video. Both face ups looked to have been video'd near a window in daylight and the peachy one may have been reflecting...

by Texas Leaguer

May 18th, 2016, 4:40 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Gray - is it good/bad/neutral ?

Replies: 24

Views: 894
Re: Gray - is it good/bad/neutral ?

Interesting topic! Ringo, Regarding the images, are the two face up images the same stone under different lighting? I'm assuming the peachy tones might be coming out under incandescent and the grey under fluorescent light. diamonds the 'normal range" of D-Z are yellow and brown hues. Other hues...

by Texas Leaguer

May 18th, 2016, 3:40 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Gray - is it good/bad/neutral ?

Replies: 24

Views: 894
Re: new article for Pricescope knowledge base?

Gypsy|1463277595|4031812 wrote:I could use a pear/marquise/oval cut and performance article that discusses the different facet possibilities.

Also I could use a radiant article.

Are you and TyTy conspiring to get me in deep trouble around here? :shock:

Just kidding, I totally agree with the need.

by Texas Leaguer

May 15th, 2016, 9:51 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: new article for Pricescope knowledge base?

Replies: 16

Views: 530
Re: Feather/needle near the girdle

I don't have issues with feathers, but the ones by the girdle though are worrisome. Hence the SI1 grading, but then WF has it as an ACA, so to them the feathers on the girdle aren't worrisome in general, or for just this stone? The live chat person says not to worry, but then he/she is the salesper...

by Texas Leaguer

May 14th, 2016, 2:56 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Feather/needle near the girdle

Replies: 7

Views: 244
Re: new article for Pricescope knowledge base?

Hi, I really don't know if what I want to know falls within what you want to do, but I will continue on. 1. I would so enjoy seeing pictures of the stores of the vendors here. I was quite taken with Garry's store--beautiful to look at. 2. When you develop your own brand as in "White Flash"...

by Texas Leaguer

May 14th, 2016, 2:31 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: new article for Pricescope knowledge base?

Replies: 16

Views: 530
Re: new article for Pricescope knowledge base?

I am not sure whether there is an article on this, but the recent discussion about color and undertone really needs to be in an article here so we can link it. That is a good topic. Not sure it would be a full article in itself, but certainly a worthwhile sub-topic of color grading. Maybe adding a ...

by Texas Leaguer

May 14th, 2016, 10:15 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: new article for Pricescope knowledge base?

Replies: 16

Views: 530
Re: new article for Pricescope knowledge base?

I am not sure whether there is an article on this, but the recent discussion about color and undertone really needs to be in an article here so we can link it. That is a good topic. Not sure it would be a full article in itself, but certainly a worthwhile sub-topic of color grading. Maybe adding a ...

by Texas Leaguer

May 14th, 2016, 9:57 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: new article for Pricescope knowledge base?

Replies: 16

Views: 530
Re: new article for Pricescope knowledge base?

Can we have an article on Feathers. That includes information from GIA on what they grade as feathers. There are still some people who need to be brought upto speed with what constitutes feathers. Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk gr8, Thank you for the suggestion. Have you read this article alre...

by Texas Leaguer

May 14th, 2016, 9:25 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: new article for Pricescope knowledge base?

Replies: 16

Views: 530
Re: larger i color vs smaller g-h?

Companies like James Allen, Blue Nile, and Enchanted Diamonds may not have in-house vaults, but they will help customers choose and inspect diamonds. Besides timing, what specific advantages would VC and Wink's people have in comparing and evaluating diamonds that are in front of them, compared to ...

by Texas Leaguer

May 13th, 2016, 4:25 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: larger i color vs smaller g-h?

Replies: 25

Views: 898
new article for Pricescope knowledge base?

I know this is an unusual post but I am looking for a new topic and thought I would "crowd source" some ideas. :geek: From time to time we contribute content to the Pricescope knowledge base. These articles can be on practically any topic interesting to the pricescope community. Previously...

by Texas Leaguer

May 11th, 2016, 1:35 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: new article for Pricescope knowledge base?

Replies: 16

Views: 530
Re: Article: Over Grading of Blue Fluorescent Diamonds Revis

Talk about tired! The "evidence" presented by Michael is full of crap and he seems to know it based on his behavior. He won't answer legitimate questions raised by his statements. The latest: who write the claimed AGA position?- and when and where was it published? Garry has made countles...

by Texas Leaguer

May 10th, 2016, 1:16 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Article: Over Grading of Blue Fluorescent Diamonds Revisited

Replies: 520

Views: 9494
Re: Frustrated, irritated and fed up. HELP!

http://www.gia.edu/cs/Satellite?pagename=GST%2FDispatcher&childpagename=GIA%2FPage%2FReportCheck&c=Page&cid=1355954554547&reportno=2165200207 Thoughts? I've never had a diamond below an H level for color. I guess it's kinda hard to say without seeing it in person :( also, fluorescen...

by Texas Leaguer

May 4th, 2016, 2:02 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Frustrated, irritated and fed up. HELP!

Replies: 156

Views: 4925