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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: 1058
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: 552
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: 128

Views: 4074
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: 871
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: 871
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: 871
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: 526
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: 241
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: 526
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: 526
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: 526
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: 526
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: 886
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: 526
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: 509

Views: 8661
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: 4901
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: 509

Views: 8661
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: 509

Views: 8661
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: 327
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: 421
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: 4559
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: 331
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: 331
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: 128

Views: 4074
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: 128

Views: 4074
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: 128

Views: 4074
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: 128

Views: 4074
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: 407
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: 386
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: 833