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Re: Is this diamond a dud?

Because it is a dossier report there is no stone plot to understand the size or location of the feather. But the report would indicate that it is significant given the Si2 grade and no mention of other clarity feathers. I suspect that the still image is unintentionally misleading as to the prominenc...

by Texas Leaguer

September 3rd, 2015, 9:15 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Is this diamond a dud?

Replies: 5

Views: 244
Re: Do marquise have fire and brilliance?

Hi Serg, Please allow me to rephrase my statement: The Vibox can make imperfections look terrible, when in person the imperfection is not terrible. In terms of how to look at the video- it's always my tendency to look at a video or photo at it's largest size that does not cause distortion. I did no...

by Texas Leaguer

September 3rd, 2015, 8:42 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Do marquise have fire and brilliance?

Replies: 114

Views: 2501
Re: Opinions on this diamond

So what about this one? 1.5ct F SI1 for $5500. Even better price so I had to put it on hold. HCA isn't good at 3.6 and if the pav angle was 40.6 it would get a 1.8. Maybe it can be recut? It's also a little deep but really it doesn't face up much smaller than the last one. gia-certified-1-5-carat-f...

by Texas Leaguer

September 3rd, 2015, 7:18 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Opinions on this diamond

Replies: 25

Views: 618
Re: Opinions on this diamond

Fluorescence is frequently accompanied by clarity features such as twinning wisps and graining that can themselves sometimes cause transparency deficits, especially in the Si grades. Hi Bryan, I thought fluorescence and clarity features are independent of one another? As in, the likelihood of a dia...

by Texas Leaguer

September 2nd, 2015, 2:04 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Opinions on this diamond

Replies: 25

Views: 618
Re: Opinions on this diamond

I think I've seen this diamond posted before. It looks like it could potentially have an overblue effect IMO. The feather does cause a degradation in light performance and it could be noticeable if you're moving the ring around. The vg for polish is likely the result of the knot but I could be wron...

by Texas Leaguer

September 2nd, 2015, 12:38 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Opinions on this diamond

Replies: 25

Views: 618
Re: Opinions on this diamond

Nope. I'm still here. The J color should be fine. I was going to go with a platinum setting but some say the J color will stand out more and some say it stands out less. Not sure which is true. Also I'm considering a halo so as long as it faces up white then I don't think there's much issue with th...

by Texas Leaguer

September 2nd, 2015, 12:28 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Opinions on this diamond

Replies: 25

Views: 618
Re: Do marquise have fire and brilliance?

according size classification below 58% area of 1Ct Round cut ideal symmetry are Large facets. marquise Tips have mainly Tiny facets. I prefer Cuts with Medium-Small size , Fast facets. Serg, This is really interesting analysis. I think it really helps to explain why we might have individual prefer...

by Texas Leaguer

September 1st, 2015, 9:58 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Do marquise have fire and brilliance?

Replies: 114

Views: 2501
Re: Do marquise have fire and brilliance?

Just to add my take on the comments about L/W ratio, first, defining an "ideal" ratio is largely a matter of personal taste. However, one should also consider the setting. Specifically, if setting a mq (or other elongated fancy) in a halo, a higher L/W ratio for the center stone may be pr...

by Texas Leaguer

September 1st, 2015, 9:34 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Do marquise have fire and brilliance?

Replies: 114

Views: 2501
Re: Qu on diamond price with same spec - why it's cheaper?

In addition to the 4cs, the services and benefits that might be part of the purchase also factor in. Trade up and buyback guarantees add value (and cost), as well things such as service plans. The evaluations and information provided up front on a diamond beyond the lab report, such as light perform...

by Texas Leaguer

August 31st, 2015, 7:22 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Qu on diamond price with same spec - why it's cheaper?

Replies: 2

Views: 175
Re: Potential First Buy: Interested in thoughts/pricecheck

As Ooh Shiny suggested you could drop down at least 3 whole clarity grades and have no concern about any "sloppy inclusions". Is there a reason you are specifically looking for fluorescence? Here's an overview in case you have not considered all the factors and to make sure it's right for ...

by Texas Leaguer

August 28th, 2015, 4:45 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Potential First Buy: Interested in thoughts/pricecheck =)

Replies: 10

Views: 291
Re: Why is This So Cheap? Understanding SBF

Thank you for sharing your vast knowledge, Bryan. I hope so too :) ETA: Granted that GIA is a behemoth. How much disruption it will cause if they were to revise their method? Does it outweigh the price boost retailers can possibly have in selling their fluorescent diamonds? The Rap shows small perc...

by Texas Leaguer

August 26th, 2015, 1:48 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Why is This So Cheap? Understanding SBF

Replies: 32

Views: 896
Re: Why is This So Cheap? Understanding SBF

The science is not aimed at commoditizing diamonds. It is aimed at understanding diamonds. Throughout history science has broken through misconceptions and revealed new and important things about the world we live in. Studies in diamonds are no different. However, it often takes a long time for new ...

by Texas Leaguer

August 26th, 2015, 1:13 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Why is This So Cheap? Understanding SBF

Replies: 32

Views: 896
Re: Does anyone know what VVS means?

I think there are a few things to keep in mind as we look at the current volatility and try to understand the effects on the diamond business and what we might expect of pricing going forward: Theoretically, every change in pricing at the producer level has some impact on the consumer. However, the ...

by Texas Leaguer

August 26th, 2015, 10:53 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Does anyone know what VVS means?

Replies: 97

Views: 3202
Re: Why is This So Cheap? Understanding SBF

Thank you for your perspective, Rockdiamond. Entirely different topic, I find it interesting that the tradespeople are not allowed to advise people on specific diamonds. I saw questions/comments like "if the tradespeople [who have vast knowledge about diamond] are not allowed to advise people,...

by Texas Leaguer

August 26th, 2015, 8:10 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Why is This So Cheap? Understanding SBF

Replies: 32

Views: 896
Re: Does anyone know what VVS means?

You will see the polished market eventually adjust to any changes at the rough level. It is not always immediate as those rough stones that will be produced at the lower cost are not yet on the market. Resellers tend to have a little reluctance to lowering prices when they are sitting on an inventor...

by Texas Leaguer

August 25th, 2015, 4:33 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Does anyone know what VVS means?

Replies: 97

Views: 3202
Re: Does this stone cut pass the test

Are you looking for princess or round? The link you posted goes to results of a princess search. The parameters JDDN posted are for rounds.

by Texas Leaguer

August 25th, 2015, 4:16 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Does this stone cut pass the test

Replies: 7

Views: 319
Re: Is this feather a durability issue?

Thanks for your help yet again. The photographed diamond is the one from my first post. It has a feather on the under side of the diamond and no twinning wisps. This is the link to it: http://www.bluenile.com/nz/diamond-details/LD06219958 Sorry for the confusion. I forgot that I provided a second l...

by Texas Leaguer

August 25th, 2015, 3:23 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Is this feather a durability issue?

Replies: 6

Views: 263
Re: Is this feather a durability issue?

Blue Nile have provided me a photo of the diamond from my original post. It's not James Allen quality photography but hopefully it's enough for some feedback. They're saying it's eye clean, which I think my untrained eye could agree with? I can see the white feather in the magnified image. Does thi...

by Texas Leaguer

August 25th, 2015, 2:53 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Is this feather a durability issue?

Replies: 6

Views: 263
Re: Why is This So Cheap? Understanding SBF

Coincidentally, there is another thread going here where a poster apparently has a fluoro stone that was over graded for color.
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/rockytalky/need-quick-help-with-s11-diamond-twinning-wisps-only-t215510.html

by Texas Leaguer

August 25th, 2015, 2:39 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Why is This So Cheap? Understanding SBF

Replies: 32

Views: 896
Re: Why is This So Cheap? Understanding SBF

Thanks for the input, Jogani & Rockdiamond. So... I'm still wondering if blue fluorescence makes a diamond look whiter and if so under what lighting conditions? Sorry for being dense. There are conflicting info on this so I'm quite confused. And what about the colour over-grading problem? D, Th...

by Texas Leaguer

August 25th, 2015, 2:23 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Why is This So Cheap? Understanding SBF

Replies: 32

Views: 896
Re: Why is This So Cheap? Understanding SBF

To the best of my knowledge, there's no practical, reliable, objective reason why fluorescent stones sell at a lower average going rate than comparable stones that don't fluoresce. Frankly, the reasons for it are a matter of some debate in gemologist and jeweler circles even now. Any fluorescence t...

by Texas Leaguer

August 25th, 2015, 2:05 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Why is This So Cheap? Understanding SBF

Replies: 32

Views: 896
Re: BGD recut diamond finally back home

They probably didn't have the cut assessed on the report because it would have gotten dinged for facing up too small. The girdle is thick and it is deep so it faces up smaller than it should. That's probably why they opted for the very basic diamond quality report as opposed to a more complete repo...

by Texas Leaguer

August 24th, 2015, 2:13 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: BGD recut diamond finally back home

Replies: 21

Views: 797
Re: Help me find a gorgeous e-ring please!

Hi, As you are not yet tied into the diamond I feel it is okay to mention that in every picture it has a greasy/cloudy look. Is the diamond clean? I am still worried about 'clouds not shown'. Please have them ultrasonic the diamond, then take it outside/inside next to a GIA/AGS VS1 or higher. Then ...

by Texas Leaguer

August 24th, 2015, 10:19 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help me find a gorgeous e-ring please!

Replies: 93

Views: 2270
Re: Help me find a gorgeous e-ring please!

It looks really good Thanks for the feedback! Is there any concern that this is a "computer generated" image of the diamond and not a physical representation of the diamond itself? Here is a short thread where this question is discussed: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/rockytalky/aset-inc...

by Texas Leaguer

August 24th, 2015, 9:02 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help me find a gorgeous e-ring please!

Replies: 93

Views: 2270
Re: Sales Training

It's amazing this kind of nonsense still goes on in the "information age". I wonder what the invoice said... or if the customer was even given an invoice.

by Texas Leaguer

August 24th, 2015, 8:07 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Sales Training

Replies: 5

Views: 288
Re: ASET included in AGS Certificate?

Thank you Texas Leaguer, Do you feel that the mix of colors is telling us anything special other than the facets involved are right on the borders of where they are picking up one color or the other? Wink Yes, I think that is all they are telling us. And as you pointed out, there are many variables...

by Texas Leaguer

August 23rd, 2015, 2:02 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: ASET included in AGS Certificate?

Replies: 11

Views: 340
Re: ASET included in AGS Certificate?

Excellent summary Wink. I would add, with respect to newjourney's comment, that it is true that one source of potential differences is mixing of colors in actual photos, whereas the computer generated colors are singular. It is possible for a facet to get illumination from different rays, some just ...

by Texas Leaguer

August 23rd, 2015, 9:22 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: ASET included in AGS Certificate?

Replies: 11

Views: 340
Re: Need advice on this princess cut

Yes, the stone is very well cut. And actually, not deep at all. The only issues are the clarity features.

by Texas Leaguer

August 21st, 2015, 4:29 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need advice on this princess cut

Replies: 7

Views: 204
Re: Need advice on this princess cut

As a larger size Si2 the crystals (which are the grade setters) are pretty large and centrally located. As such I would think they might be visible to the naked eye. There is also a natural and small feather in one of the corners that should be checked carefully for any elevated durability risk.

by Texas Leaguer

August 21st, 2015, 3:55 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need advice on this princess cut

Replies: 7

Views: 204
Re: Is this feather a durability issue?

It's a sizeable feather and it may have some negative visual aspects. You will just have to see it to know if it is acceptable. I would not be too concerned about it from a durability standpoint. If you have not looked into the fluorescence aspect you might want to see this overview of the subject t...

by Texas Leaguer

August 21st, 2015, 3:34 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Is this feather a durability issue?

Replies: 6

Views: 263