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Re: GIA India - is this junk?

A question for you guys about "scientific" Is polling people on how diamonds look "scientific"? Yes, polls can be scientific. Most of the social sciences only have polls, surveys and statistics to use as their inputs. Whether the science is good depends upon things like the desi...

by Texas Leaguer

October 24th, 2014, 4:52 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: GIA India - is this junk?

Replies: 41

Views: 948
Re: GIA India - is this junk?

A question for you guys about "scientific" Is polling people on how diamonds look "scientific"? Yes, polls can be scientific. Most of the social sciences only have polls, surveys and statistics to use as their inputs. Whether the science is good depends upon things like the desi...

by Texas Leaguer

October 24th, 2014, 4:31 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: GIA India - is this junk?

Replies: 41

Views: 948
Re: GIA India - is this junk?

<Snip> Those vendors consistently recommended here are also the same vendors who tend to disparage GIA XXX <Snip> I am one of those vendors who disparage GIA XXX and will continue to do so since it is a basically worthless grade that encompasses both beautiful and lifeless diamonds under the auspic...

by Texas Leaguer

October 24th, 2014, 3:50 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: GIA India - is this junk?

Replies: 41

Views: 948
Re: GIA India - is this junk?

<Snip> Those vendors consistently recommended here are also the same vendors who tend to disparage GIA XXX <Snip> I am one of those vendors who disparage GIA XXX and will continue to do so since it is a basically worthless grade that encompasses both beautiful and lifeless diamonds under the auspic...

by Texas Leaguer

October 24th, 2014, 3:11 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: GIA India - is this junk?

Replies: 41

Views: 948
Re: GIA India - is this junk?

* * * I called a well-regarded jeweler (at least well regarded here on ps) to ask what they thought and to see if they might be able to source the diamond (this way I would be working with a reputable company). They told me they don't import stones although they also said that imported stones are c...

by Texas Leaguer

October 24th, 2014, 2:00 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: GIA India - is this junk?

Replies: 41

Views: 948
Re: B2Cjewels: "Holiday" or elaborate "bait-and-switch"?

Hello acrunckle, I would not be worried about an intentional bait and switch, but there are inherent uncertainties in purchasing from virtual inventories which can lead to disappointments, including the unavailability of the diamond. But as you point out there can also be some significant advantages...

by Texas Leaguer

October 24th, 2014, 9:13 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: B2Cjewels: "Holiday" or elaborate "bait-and-switch"?

Replies: 16

Views: 592
Re: GIA India - is this junk?

There is nothing disreputable on its face about a dropshipping vendor who doesn't sell in house stones. The large majority of stones sold on the internet are sold by dropshippers, find a reputable one with a good return policy and usually their is little risk or cost to you if you are unsatisfied. ...

by Texas Leaguer

October 23rd, 2014, 5:01 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: GIA India - is this junk?

Replies: 41

Views: 948
Re: GIA India - is this junk?

I do work with sellers in Mumbai and receive their weekly inventories and they do mark some stones as slightly milky. Check if the stone has clouds as an inclusion? If yes stone can be milky. Another reason is strong fluorescence. And about being GIA India is junk - thats just a dirty tactic to sca...

by Texas Leaguer

October 23rd, 2014, 4:26 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: GIA India - is this junk?

Replies: 41

Views: 948
Re: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

OVincze|1414097596|3771763 wrote:Ah, Bryan your eyes were just probably tired from diamonds shooting beams at them all day long. You know you are not supposed to be doing this after 3 p.m.

It's a bad monitor OVi. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

by Texas Leaguer

October 23rd, 2014, 2:57 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

Replies: 67

Views: 944
Re: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

I scored a 4. Does that mean there is a job for me in the diamond industry that lets me go home by 3? :naughty: Probably not, but you might be able to score a job at home depot sorting paint samples. :twisted: Cracked me up. I had no choice but to be a smartass since you outperformed me so complete...

by Texas Leaguer

October 23rd, 2014, 2:48 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

Replies: 67

Views: 944
Re: Seeking Ideas

If you are both financially comfortable, get her the Hearts on Fire actual rings she likes. With a hearts on fire stone. I think this is refreshingly good advice. If saving money and or getting a bigger diamond is not an issue, it is almost always better to just get her what you know she will love....

by Texas Leaguer

October 23rd, 2014, 2:02 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Seeking Ideas

Replies: 6

Views: 295
Re: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

diamondhoarder|1414091699|3771683 wrote:Oh, hang on - my evening whine fix has already pickled my brain, Must be Rolling On Floor Laughing?

(Thought it might be some special gemology term about people who see pink in diamonds where no pink exists :lol: )


Yes, that's what I thought - Really Obsessive Fancy Lovers. No?

by Texas Leaguer

October 23rd, 2014, 1:19 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

Replies: 67

Views: 944
Re: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

Huldak|1414089250|3771657 wrote:I scored a 4. Does that mean there is a job for me in the diamond industry that lets me go home by 3? :naughty:

Probably not, but you might be able to score a job at home depot sorting paint samples. :twisted:

by Texas Leaguer

October 23rd, 2014, 12:43 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

Replies: 67

Views: 944
Re: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

So apparently the gemmologist has so far reported seeing brown, orange, yellow and even some green ?!? in this stone. How does anyone get green from this stone? But there is some confusion over whether that description relates to this stone or another similar one which he also reviewed which looked...

by Texas Leaguer

October 23rd, 2014, 11:51 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

Replies: 67

Views: 944
Re: GIA India - is this junk?

Ok - now I understand. Clouds can mean a stone looks milky. How about this one? AGS 104072952014 Weight 3.244 It is an si2 so Perhaps it is too included to be eye clean? I feel like I am back to the drawing board again. One of the challenges in buying from virtual inventory is the number of uncerta...

by Texas Leaguer

October 23rd, 2014, 7:14 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: GIA India - is this junk?

Replies: 41

Views: 948
Re: GIA India - is this junk?

Diamonds that are part of virtual inventories can be confusing to consumers for many reasons. First, they are often listed on multiple sites at different prices. The consumer then has to try to determine which of the vendors actually has access to the diamond and what their policies are such as retu...

by Texas Leaguer

October 22nd, 2014, 4:45 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: GIA India - is this junk?

Replies: 41

Views: 948
Re: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

Ah! I just did the test and scored 15. And the colors I had problems with discriminating between were pinks/ oranges/ browns !!!!! So maybe color is quite subjective after all? This little fact may allow me to enjoy wearing a "pink" diamond, but at the cost of a far less expensive one :) ...

by Texas Leaguer

October 22nd, 2014, 3:34 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

Replies: 67

Views: 944
Re: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

So what happens if the OP sees pink but we don't? He/she will be wearing it so if he/she sees pink and is happy and pays a fair price, all is good, right? What happens if we see pink but the OP doesn't? If the pink isn't seen by GIA under the standard light conditions enough to grade it pink, I'd p...

by Texas Leaguer

October 22nd, 2014, 3:25 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

Replies: 67

Views: 944
Re: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

I will have to try this test, it must be fun! Yes sure I know what you guys mean, I think what I was saying was misunderstandable. Of course I know color blindness and individual color sensitivity do exist, what I did mean is whether color itself is a fact and not subjective, some people may be wro...

by Texas Leaguer

October 22nd, 2014, 3:07 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

Replies: 67

Views: 944
Re: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

Yeah I got a perfect on that hue test too! I think the only thing to do, is to look at the stone in person, in different conditions. I agree with the peach (or I call champagne) color in the stone. It is not dull/grayish in color. Unless you want it re-graded it is really what kind of personal pref...

by Texas Leaguer

October 22nd, 2014, 2:14 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

Replies: 67

Views: 944
Re: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

Absolutely, color sensitivity is variable. In fact it is probably a spectrum (pun somewhat intended). If a significant portion of the population are known to have difficulty distinguishing between red and green, you can only imagine that variations in peoples ability to distinguish more similar colo...

by Texas Leaguer

October 22nd, 2014, 1:04 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

Replies: 67

Views: 944
Re: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

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Lotus flower which is the namesake of the padparascha.

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Beautiful specimen of rough padparascha sapphire.

by Texas Leaguer

October 22nd, 2014, 10:02 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

Replies: 67

Views: 944
Re: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

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A peach has a similar combination of colors to the specific lotus flower after which the rare 'padparascha' sapphire is named. A mix of yellow,orange and pink.

by Texas Leaguer

October 22nd, 2014, 9:41 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

Replies: 67

Views: 944
Re: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

Ok, correction as to David's stone, upon looking at the stone again I have noticed that certain areas exhibit a bit of pink, you are right that it would be more so under other lighting conditions. As to OP's stone in question I examined the background and to me it looks mostly bluish at least on my...

by Texas Leaguer

October 22nd, 2014, 8:40 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

Replies: 67

Views: 944
Re: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

Hi Chrono, on my monitor it hardly appears yellow, brown yes, a slightly peachy/pinkish brown but even pure browns can look pinkish in certain lighting especially in rose gold. It looks pinkish on my monitor as well. Quite nice actually. But the advice about getting more images is very sound. Photo...

by Texas Leaguer

October 21st, 2014, 2:54 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

Replies: 67

Views: 944
Re: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

Hi Chrono, on my monitor it hardly appears yellow, brown yes, a slightly peachy/pinkish brown but even pure browns can look pinkish in certain lighting especially in rose gold. It looks pinkish on my monitor as well. Quite nice actually. But the advice about getting more images is very sound. Photo...

by Texas Leaguer

October 21st, 2014, 2:19 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Can a brown-yellow diamond look pink?

Replies: 67

Views: 944
Re: Opinion on this 1.1 carat "champagne" diamond

You know what, if I can't do the pave now I can't do it. I can always upgrade in the future. True. But I'd try and do it if its in your budget just because women get attached to their e ring, they often don't want to change it. Yes, and especially if you are going to do the rose gold head, which wi...

by Texas Leaguer

October 20th, 2014, 4:03 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Opinion on this 1.1 carat "champagne" diamond

Replies: 84

Views: 1370
Re: Opinion on this 1.1 carat "champagne" diamond

You know what, if I can't do the pave now I can't do it. I can always upgrade in the future. True. But I'd try and do it if its in your budget just because women get attached to their e ring, they often don't want to change it. Yes, and especially if you are going to do the rose gold head, which wi...

by Texas Leaguer

October 20th, 2014, 3:25 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Opinion on this 1.1 carat "champagne" diamond

Replies: 84

Views: 1370
Re: Opinion on this 1.1 carat "champagne" diamond

You know what, if I can't do the pave now I can't do it. I can always upgrade in the future. True. But I'd try and do it if its in your budget just because women get attached to their e ring, they often don't want to change it. Yes, and especially if you are going to do the rose gold head, which wi...

by Texas Leaguer

October 20th, 2014, 3:01 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Opinion on this 1.1 carat "champagne" diamond

Replies: 84

Views: 1370
Re: Opinion on this 1.1 carat "champagne" diamond

I'm excited to see the finished product, which will be beautiful! Don't want to hijack the discussion, but ... what is the definition of a champagne diamond? Is it specifically a fancy color/(light) brown one? How does that compare to an M or O/P (or darker) "white" diamond? And what make...

by Texas Leaguer

October 20th, 2014, 8:03 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Opinion on this 1.1 carat "champagne" diamond

Replies: 84

Views: 1370