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Re: WHAT SOME DIAMOND SELLERS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW.

Texas Leaguer You should probably be more concerned in people learning the truth instead of trying to father someone's caps lock. And if your that knowledgeable you wouldn't find any half truths. Some of the trades people on here are more opinion that facts. I haven't said anything that wasn't the ...

by Texas Leaguer

March 2nd, 2015, 7:57 pm

Forum: Journal/Article Discussion

Topic: WHAT SOME DIAMOND SELLERS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW.

Replies: 13

Views: 176
Re: Show me examples of good numbers, poor idealscope

I disagree with that in the real world I have seen diamonds that were fics, bics, steep-deeps, shallow-shallow. and oec with high levels of 3d optical symmetry some with images that would be called h&a some not. >>> When considering hearts images in the Modern Round Brilliant, and Ideal Hearts ...

by Texas Leaguer

March 2nd, 2015, 7:46 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Show me examples of good numbers, poor idealscope

Replies: 76

Views: 1698
Re: AGS Ideal performance, poor HCA; a bit confused.

Thanks. Actually, the ones I was considering were all AGS 000 (to weed out under performers) but they all scored kinda high (poorly) on HCA (you had said high, assuming you meant a high number, not a good score). One had a 36.5 crown and pavilion, another a 34.8 crown and 41.1 pavilion, both were 6...

by Texas Leaguer

March 2nd, 2015, 1:46 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: AGS Ideal performance, poor HCA; a bit confused.

Replies: 9

Views: 322
Re: WHAT SOME DIAMOND SELLERS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW.

Jaimiegems, I am not sure who you think you are lecturing to here, but there are many, many knowledgeable consumers and prosumers reading this board. It is also not necessary to scream in all caps. You seem to intent on spreading alot of fear along with a hefty portion of misinformation. Do yourself...

by Texas Leaguer

March 2nd, 2015, 1:00 pm

Forum: Journal/Article Discussion

Topic: WHAT SOME DIAMOND SELLERS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW.

Replies: 13

Views: 176
Re: AGS Ideal performance, poor HCA; a bit confused.

Looking at several diamonds, I noticed that the AGS Ideal light rated diamonds are often scoring fairly poor on the HCA scale. Is the HCA just an estimate? One I looked at had a 2.8 score, another a 3.7. Does that mean the AGS Ideal light performance rating is weaker than the HCA elimination tool? ...

by Texas Leaguer

March 2nd, 2015, 11:03 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: AGS Ideal performance, poor HCA; a bit confused.

Replies: 9

Views: 322
Re: AGS Ideal performance, poor HCA; a bit confused.

Looking at several diamonds, I noticed that the AGS Ideal light rated diamonds are often scoring fairly poor on the HCA scale. Is the HCA just an estimate? One I looked at had a 2.8 score, another a 3.7. Does that mean the AGS Ideal light performance rating is weaker than the HCA elimination tool? ...

by Texas Leaguer

March 2nd, 2015, 9:52 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: AGS Ideal performance, poor HCA; a bit confused.

Replies: 9

Views: 322
Re: Thoughts on Indented Natural / Naturals

calebyuen Your point is moot. Your worried about something that isn't worth worrying about. Those are both Vs2 diamonds. Unless you have a microscope your never going to see those. And you might even have trouble finding those with a microscope. However since you are curious about them here is the ...

by Texas Leaguer

March 2nd, 2015, 9:14 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Thoughts on Indented Natural / Naturals

Replies: 11

Views: 291
Re: Show me examples of good numbers, poor idealscope

Jamiegems, I see that most of you posts so far contain advice about this 2% rule. I'm sure you have other consumers in other threads wondering about this calculation so it would be a good idea to explain it in detail. A couple of other things you might want to know as someone new to this forum. The ...

by Texas Leaguer

March 1st, 2015, 12:09 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Show me examples of good numbers, poor idealscope

Replies: 76

Views: 1698
Re: Help Evaluating a Diamond

Hi Sam; I am a graduate Gemologist from GIA class of 08. The cut on your diamond is very nice or you wouldn't see the hearts and arrows. It could be better but not much better assuming there is no perfectly cut diamond. And actually we were taught at GIA that a little fluorescence in your particula...

by Texas Leaguer

March 1st, 2015, 11:40 am

Forum: Journal/Article Discussion

Topic: Help Evaluating a Diamond

Replies: 4

Views: 208
Re: Show me examples of good numbers, poor idealscope

Pfunk, (Here are some comments as I quickly read this thread) It just doesn't make sense to cut a diamond with a high degree of 3D optical symmetry(resulting in ideal Hearts and Arrows) and not also get Tolk proportions as well. That is an academic red herring, the economics of planning any piece o...

by Texas Leaguer

February 28th, 2015, 4:54 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Show me examples of good numbers, poor idealscope

Replies: 76

Views: 1698
Re: Show me examples of good numbers, poor idealscope

Pfunk, (Here are some comments as I quickly read this thread) It just doesn't make sense to cut a diamond with a high degree of 3D optical symmetry(resulting in ideal Hearts and Arrows) and not also get Tolk proportions as well. That is an academic red herring, the economics of planning any piece o...

by Texas Leaguer

February 28th, 2015, 1:26 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Show me examples of good numbers, poor idealscope

Replies: 76

Views: 1698
Re: Pick between 2 diamond, both ~1.1ct I VS2

Super ideal cut diamonds are more like atomic clocks. I love this quote! I only wish it were true because that would mean they would become an international standard and the defaut way the world thinks diamonds should be cut. Since atomic clocks have also been critical to the development of a whole...

by Texas Leaguer

February 28th, 2015, 10:19 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Pick between 2 diamond, both ~1.1ct I VS2

Replies: 18

Views: 352
Re: Show me examples of good numbers, poor idealscope

I'm late to the thread. The discussion has morphed into nuance-interp. I love that topic and will come back to it. Meanwhile, the Subject of this thread is: "Show me examples of good numbers, poor idealscope." , which seems a different question. Touched-on here: if you do stick within the...

by Texas Leaguer

February 27th, 2015, 6:07 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Show me examples of good numbers, poor idealscope

Replies: 76

Views: 1698
Re: Please Help: Mysterious black pinpoint in diamond

Thanks for the advice, TexasLeaguer. I think I will make an appointment with an appraiser. In order to confirm the stone is the same as the one in the certificate, will it need to be taken out of the ring mounting? Or can it be evaluated as mounted? It does not need to be taken out of the mounting ...

by Texas Leaguer

February 27th, 2015, 4:53 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please Help: Mysterious black pinpoint in diamond

Replies: 26

Views: 645
Re: Please Help: Mysterious black pinpoint in diamond

The diamond is in fact very beautiful and eye clean except for that small pinpoint, which is admittedly very difficult to see and nearly impossible to notice in most lighting. Very sparkly and bright indeed. The pinpoint appears internal -- as if it's floating in the middle of the diamond. My conce...

by Texas Leaguer

February 27th, 2015, 4:38 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please Help: Mysterious black pinpoint in diamond

Replies: 26

Views: 645
Re: Please Help: Mysterious black pinpoint in diamond

I would say that characteristic should be plotted. The twinning wisps may be the primary grade setters but a crystal or knot or cavity that prominent would be plotted. Can you tell if it is a surface feature or internal? Did you have the diamond independently verified after purchase? There is an out...

by Texas Leaguer

February 27th, 2015, 3:46 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please Help: Mysterious black pinpoint in diamond

Replies: 26

Views: 645
Re: Show me examples of good numbers, poor idealscope

I've always liked this Venn diagram. Top cut quality lives at the intersection of a philosophical dedication to maximum beauty, expert planning and design, and superb craftmanship.

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by Texas Leaguer

February 27th, 2015, 2:59 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Show me examples of good numbers, poor idealscope

Replies: 76

Views: 1698
Re: Show me examples of good numbers, poor idealscope

I appreciate that many, likely a majority on PS, want the most precisely cut diamond possible. That is completely, perfectly acceptable to me. I also don't mind if people want D color, or flawless clarity. But I do think that these levels of "perfection" are similar in their characteristi...

by Texas Leaguer

February 27th, 2015, 1:06 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Show me examples of good numbers, poor idealscope

Replies: 76

Views: 1698
Re: Show me examples of good numbers, poor idealscope

I want to pick up on a point Wink made regarding the very special nature of the diamond purchase. I do believe this is a factor in the tendency of many here to be uncompromising on cut quality. Many of the posters seeking opinions and guidance are couples buying diamond engagement rings. The diamond...

by Texas Leaguer

February 27th, 2015, 11:09 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Show me examples of good numbers, poor idealscope

Replies: 76

Views: 1698
Re: Show me examples of good numbers, poor idealscope

Kobi/pfunk, You are both level-headed independent thinkers and I cannot disagree with your logic. You have done alot of good research and you are comfortable with making slight compromises in cut precision by virtue of the fact that the diamonds will still be beautiful and that the deficits may not...

by Texas Leaguer

February 27th, 2015, 10:16 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Show me examples of good numbers, poor idealscope

Replies: 76

Views: 1698
Re: Show me examples of good numbers, poor idealscope

Kobi/pfunk, You are both level-headed independent thinkers and I cannot disagree with your logic. You have done alot of good research and you are comfortable with making slight compromises in cut precision by virtue of the fact that the diamonds will still be beautiful and that the deficits may not ...

by Texas Leaguer

February 27th, 2015, 3:00 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Show me examples of good numbers, poor idealscope

Replies: 76

Views: 1698
Re: GIA certificates normal cert vs fancy Color cert

Thanks Paul and the rest of you guys, i really appreciate your comments. The diamond lot i purchased are very similar colors below most are SI2, the 1.53 i have is similar to this diamond from leibish.. http://www.leibish.com/gray-diamond/154ct-fancy-gray-round-si2-141879-19859 http://www.leibish.c...

by Texas Leaguer

February 27th, 2015, 2:10 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: GIA certificates normal cert vs fancy Color cert

Replies: 8

Views: 305
Re: Quote based on EGL cert

http://www.pricescope.com/files/images/diamond_18.png http://www.pricescope.com/files/images/fullsizerender_35.jpg I have this diamond on hold and was extremely excited about it until i talked to another jeweler about certs. I was unaware of the differences in EGL and GIA. I would appreciate any ad...

by Texas Leaguer

February 26th, 2015, 5:59 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Quote based on EGL cert

Replies: 2

Views: 173
Re: Show me examples of good numbers, poor idealscope

In some ways, I think what you see here is a natural progression. The more you learn about the importance of cut quality, the less you want to compromise it. Whereas, when you learn about the other C's you come to understand that some compromises can easily be made without sacrificing much at all in...

by Texas Leaguer

February 26th, 2015, 3:24 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Show me examples of good numbers, poor idealscope

Replies: 76

Views: 1698
Re: Show me examples of good numbers, poor idealscope

I think that you should consider the issue with some more info. What is the value of these numbers? Considering that GIA is generally the most used lab, this is the situation regarding GIA-reports: 1. The number on the report is the average of 8 individual measurements. There is no info on the repo...

by Texas Leaguer

February 26th, 2015, 2:16 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Show me examples of good numbers, poor idealscope

Replies: 76

Views: 1698
Re: GIA certificates normal cert vs fancy Color cert

Thanks for your reply, Its all good. I take all critique good and bad and learn from it, as Im a life long learner. I guess this is the wrong place to talk about diamonds. This is a good place for you to learn. You are just getting some tough love from some folks that don't want to see you putting ...

by Texas Leaguer

February 26th, 2015, 11:47 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: GIA certificates normal cert vs fancy Color cert

Replies: 8

Views: 305
Re: Show me examples of good numbers, poor idealscope

I think that you should consider the issue with some more info. What is the value of these numbers? Considering that GIA is generally the most used lab, this is the situation regarding GIA-reports: 1. The number on the report is the average of 8 individual measurements. There is no info on the repo...

by Texas Leaguer

February 26th, 2015, 10:20 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Show me examples of good numbers, poor idealscope

Replies: 76

Views: 1698
Re: "Diamond expert" told me to stick to measurements only..

pfunk, the problems started with the first post and people had questions about ED (a new vendor) and their attitude toward customers about PS and the tools we use and recommend to assess light performance. Once people had doubts, then it did drift into another territory that seemed possible but app...

by Texas Leaguer

February 26th, 2015, 9:45 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: "Diamond expert" told me to stick to measurements only...

Replies: 112

Views: 3285
Re: Help! Buying diamond online from www.bestbrilliance.com

FWIW, the eBay listing for this particular stone does aver under the Treatment subheading: Not Enhanced : http://www.ebay.com/itm/0-70-Ct-G-Color-VS1-Clarity-Round-Brilliant-Cut-Natural-Certified-Loose-Diamond-/301512404613?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item46338a2e85 Would be interesting to find ...

by Texas Leaguer

February 25th, 2015, 5:51 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help! Buying diamond online from www.bestbrilliance.com

Replies: 21

Views: 360
Re: Help! Buying diamond online from www.bestbrilliance.com

FWIW, the eBay listing for this particular stone does aver under the Treatment subheading: Not Enhanced : http://www.ebay.com/itm/0-70-Ct-G-Color-VS1-Clarity-Round-Brilliant-Cut-Natural-Certified-Loose-Diamond-/301512404613?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item46338a2e85 Would be interesting to find ...

by Texas Leaguer

February 25th, 2015, 4:54 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help! Buying diamond online from www.bestbrilliance.com

Replies: 21

Views: 360