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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: 80

Views: 1182
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: 80

Views: 1182
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: 80

Views: 1182
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: 80

Views: 1182
Re: Graded Ideal but GIA Proportions Diagram indicate differ

Well must say I am glad I posted that question. I have been trying to find a diamond on james allen by putting in the table, depth, then checking the other (crown, pavilion) and if it wasn't in the perimeter thinking it wasn't good. I have been punching numbers in the HCA tool after. As for the pic...

by Texas Leaguer

October 17th, 2014, 4:54 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Graded Ideal but GIA Proportions Diagram indicate different?

Replies: 8

Views: 197
Re: Change in price of a daimond

Hi Pyramid, The alternative diamond feature just looks for in-stock diamonds of the most similar size and quality. They may or may not be comparable diamonds from an overall value perpesptive, although they tend to be in those areas where inventory is deep. In the bigger, higher quality stones the d...

by Texas Leaguer

October 17th, 2014, 4:31 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Change in price of a daimond

Replies: 18

Views: 860
Re: Sad my diamond doesn't sparkle

I googled the GIA cert number and found this link to it in INDIA http://www.ebay.in/itm/0-70-ct-E-VS2-GIA-Round-Solitaire-Diamond-Engagement-Gold-Ring-1166577194-/111476269722 Does this mean the actual diamond has been used already in a setting? If so, does this mean that the diamond itself could h...

by Texas Leaguer

October 17th, 2014, 3:46 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Sad my diamond doesn't sparkle

Replies: 50

Views: 2163
Re: Confused by a very good GIA cut scoring excellent on HCA

The GIA Excellent category is quite broad on one hand, and the HCA tool does not take into account everything impacting a GIA grade, for instance polish and symmetry. HCA is a rejection tool. Focus on diamonds scoring around 2 or less. Consider those scoring over two if other conditions are met, suc...

by Texas Leaguer

October 17th, 2014, 3:34 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Confused by a very good GIA cut scoring excellent on HCA

Replies: 8

Views: 351
Re: Opinion on this 1.1 carat "champagne" diamond

Interestingly we've found that sometimes 14kt pink, or rose gold will give a pinker color than 18kt due to the fact you have a higher percentage of alloys, therby allowing more pink. But it's also true that the actual color of pink gold will vary greatly from on manufacturer to another regardless o...

by Texas Leaguer

October 17th, 2014, 10:43 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Opinion on this 1.1 carat "champagne" diamond

Replies: 80

Views: 1182
Re: Same EXACT diamond -Two Different Colors GIA???

I see - so the stone keeps the same cert number even after regrading. Ok- Would you suggest passing on this stone since its probably on the low end of an I color? Thanks for the response and for pointing out that the certs are a month and a day apart. Not necessary to pass on the stone if you like ...

by Texas Leaguer

October 17th, 2014, 10:39 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Same EXACT diamond -Two Different Colors GIA???

Replies: 13

Views: 357
Re: Opinion on this 1.1 carat "champagne" diamond

Here it is: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/post3671040.html#p3671040 That's a great example of a rose/white two tone using the pink gold to enhance the diamond. With the darker color I would want the pink to be as rich as possible. I think a rich pink head with rich 18k yellow gold would be ideal ...

by Texas Leaguer

October 17th, 2014, 10:31 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Opinion on this 1.1 carat "champagne" diamond

Replies: 80

Views: 1182
Re: Same EXACT diamond -Two Different Colors GIA???

The stone has the same report number dated 1 day apart. Is that how it happens? It gets regraded the next day? Actually they are about a month apart. The owner may have kept looking at the stone in relation to other I colors and finally decided that it should get a re-check. Or the diamond could ha...

by Texas Leaguer

October 17th, 2014, 10:20 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Same EXACT diamond -Two Different Colors GIA???

Replies: 13

Views: 357
Re: Same EXACT diamond -Two Different Colors GIA???

Karl_K|1413561297|3768587 wrote:It was sent in for grading came back J the owner didn't like the grade sent it back for a recheck and it came back I.
Happens a lot.

Yes, this is likely what happened. But doesn't GIA require that the original cert be returned in such a case?

by Texas Leaguer

October 17th, 2014, 10:05 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Same EXACT diamond -Two Different Colors GIA???

Replies: 13

Views: 357
Re: Same EXACT diamond -Two Different Colors GIA???

I was checking out a diamond using pricescope and found a stone I was interested in. It is listed as 3.15 with I color and Si1 clarity. If you do a search for it, it shows up twice - once from Solomon Brothers and once from B2C. It is the SAME EXACT DIAMOND. This doesn't surprise me since they are ...

by Texas Leaguer

October 17th, 2014, 10:02 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Same EXACT diamond -Two Different Colors GIA???

Replies: 13

Views: 357
Re: Opinion on this 1.1 carat "champagne" diamond

Just for reference, I am no longer considering the stone I posted in the OP. Here is a link to the stone that I am currently considering. Of course I'm open to other options! http://www.leibish.com/champagne-diamond/125ct-light-brown-round-vs2-95290-16528 Looks nice! I bet you could do things with ...

by Texas Leaguer

October 17th, 2014, 9:33 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Opinion on this 1.1 carat "champagne" diamond

Replies: 80

Views: 1182
Re: Sad my diamond doesn't sparkle

Hey Ninadc~ Just wondering if you've got any update on sorting out the diamond with the shop? Hi mellow, yes. I have been speaking with them. They agreed to change the diamond! :) I'm still in the process of choosing a diamond. I do have a question regarding HCA tool here in pricescope. Diamonds sc...

by Texas Leaguer

October 17th, 2014, 8:48 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Sad my diamond doesn't sparkle

Replies: 50

Views: 2163
Re: 14K WG vs Palladium 500 setting?

I like Kenny's advice about going to the top. The people who are actually working with the metals and making the decisions about which alloys to use in their work are the ones with the in-depth knowledge. Someone lower down may have only a rudimentary knowledge. Metals and alloys and their various ...

by Texas Leaguer

October 16th, 2014, 4:39 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 14K WG vs Palladium 500 setting?

Replies: 8

Views: 180
Re: Need expert knowledge of historic diamond values

Ahhh... so this is based on a real actress. Who actually had a marquise. This isn't pure fiction then that you can do whatever you want. Gotcha. That's important information. And let it be clear - I definitely wasn't critiquing your approach (I was enjoying it immensely, actually). But some prelimi...

by Texas Leaguer

October 16th, 2014, 3:03 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need expert knowledge of historic diamond values

Replies: 20

Views: 435
Re: 2.00 CT Princess Cut: Which one is better?

Hello Everyone, This is my very first post, and wanting to get an expert opinion! Out of these two, which one is the better investment? I like both of these, however the 2.04 H/SI1 appears to be the bigger diamond by its measurements, and the inclusions are on the edges, not the center. The 2.00 H/...

by Texas Leaguer

October 16th, 2014, 2:27 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 2.00 CT Princess Cut: Which one is better?

Replies: 6

Views: 181
Re: 14K WG vs Palladium 500 setting?

I like Kenny's advice about going to the top. The people who are actually working with the metals and making the decisions about which alloys to use in their work are the ones with the in-depth knowledge. Someone lower down may have only a rudimentary knowledge. Metals and alloys and their various p...

by Texas Leaguer

October 16th, 2014, 1:40 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 14K WG vs Palladium 500 setting?

Replies: 8

Views: 180
Re: Holloway Cut Adviser - Need Your Opinion - Round Brillia

Diamond2014|1413487114|3768088 wrote:Thank you MelisendeDiamonds and Texas Leaguer for your input.

I will see it in person when it arrive on Sat, then will determine whether or not to replace it.

You are welcome. Hope it is a beauty. Let us know how it works out.

by Texas Leaguer

October 16th, 2014, 1:27 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Holloway Cut Adviser - Need Your Opinion - Round Brilliant

Replies: 23

Views: 553
Re: Sad my diamond doesn't sparkle

Hey Ninadc~ Just wondering if you've got any update on sorting out the diamond with the shop? Hi mellow, yes. I have been speaking with them. They agreed to change the diamond! :) I'm still in the process of choosing a diamond. I do have a question regarding HCA tool here in pricescope. Diamonds sc...

by Texas Leaguer

October 16th, 2014, 12:27 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Sad my diamond doesn't sparkle

Replies: 50

Views: 2163
Re: Fire?

Many members here have seen thousands of diamonds in your years. With the specification as list above, will there be fire? or lack of fire? Crown angle is right at the border of BIC and TIC As MilesendeDiamonds stated above, based upon the available information this diamond has the potential to pro...

by Texas Leaguer

October 16th, 2014, 8:52 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Holloway Cut Adviser - Need Your Opinion - Round Brilliant

Replies: 23

Views: 553
Re: Holloway Cut Adviser - Need Your Opinion - Round Brillia

I hope you are not suggesting that I am engaging in "scare mongering". You did not provide balanced information on fluorescence, the likelihood of hazy or oily looking stone from fluorescence is quite low. Citing one example does not speak to the rarity of the deleterious effects. So rath...

by Texas Leaguer

October 15th, 2014, 3:38 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Holloway Cut Adviser - Need Your Opinion - Round Brilliant

Replies: 23

Views: 553
Re: Holloway Cut Adviser - Need Your Opinion - Round Brillia

[ Nobody can tell you if it is a good deal based upon the info you have posted so far. You acknowledge that the strong blue is a negative. It's affect is potentially much more than just bringing the price down. It could impact light performance in a very undesirable way. A very small percentage of ...

by Texas Leaguer

October 15th, 2014, 8:45 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Holloway Cut Adviser - Need Your Opinion - Round Brilliant

Replies: 23

Views: 553
Re: Holloway Cut Adviser - Need Your Opinion - Round Brillia

It is GIA Certified with Holloway Cut Adviser of ALL Excellent. What I don't get is why the HCA still gives it Excellent Fire when the crown angle is so shallow? Last year Garry started a great poll about preferences for fire vs brightness and an interesting discussion ensued. In it he made mention...

by Texas Leaguer

October 14th, 2014, 3:01 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Holloway Cut Adviser - Need Your Opinion - Round Brilliant

Replies: 23

Views: 553
Re: Holloway Cut Adviser - Need Your Opinion - Round Brillia

I first would like to say hello to everyone. I'm new to the forum. :D I bought the Round Brilliant diamond online with using ONLY classification of the FOUR C's during the time of purchase. Then I read more into round diamonds, I can not believe it has such interesting physics and math into it. Wha...

by Texas Leaguer

October 14th, 2014, 11:02 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Holloway Cut Adviser - Need Your Opinion - Round Brilliant

Replies: 23

Views: 553
Re: Someone needs to buy this...

... this stone as it is not technically a fancy color. Why do you say that? GIA did not grade it as a D-Z diamond with a comment mentioning color. I've read here on PS that there are only three 'hues' that can be found in diamonds GIA grades on their D=Z scale, brown, yellow and gray which can resu...

by Texas Leaguer

October 11th, 2014, 5:07 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Someone needs to buy this...

Replies: 21

Views: 593
Re: Change in price of a daimond

I would really like to know how pricing works, as my diamond instead of going down $5000 (although sold ofcourse) has a comparable diamond shown on the whiteflash site which is $8000 more than mine. Mine was listed along with this diamond so I know how much the price difference was from this one. H...

by Texas Leaguer

October 11th, 2014, 4:59 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Change in price of a daimond

Replies: 18

Views: 860
Re: Change in price of a daimond

I forgot I had written about this before. Yes it is the VVS1 diamond not VVS2. So since last year this diamond has gone from $60,000 to $70,00 then back down to $60.000, now to $55,000 between Sep 2013 and Oct 2014 and prior it was listed at $78,000 (2011). Shows how prices change in the higher gra...

by Texas Leaguer

October 11th, 2014, 4:51 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Change in price of a daimond

Replies: 18

Views: 860