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Re: Good stone? 0.80 Carat Ideal Cut, I color, VS2

Yes, that threw me at first too. The "ideal" or "excellent" refers to their own "cut score" and GIA's cut score. I think they are trying to list descriptors saying it is ideal by their standards and also graded by the GIA. However, the way the do this is confusing at b...

by Texas Leaguer

January 31st, 2015, 6:57 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Good stone? 0.80 Carat Ideal Cut, I color, VS2

Replies: 14

Views: 402
Re: Good stone? 0.80 Carat Ideal Cut, I color, VS2

As a member of the trade I can also not comment specifically on another vendor's stone. But I have not seen anyone ask if you are targeting strong fluorescence. It is an important characteristic that every buyer should be clear about. I believe this is the cert: http://www.gia.edu/cs/Satellite?repor...

by Texas Leaguer

January 31st, 2015, 11:54 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Good stone? 0.80 Carat Ideal Cut, I color, VS2

Replies: 14

Views: 402
Re: Which one would you go for?

thanks for that, this is my e-ring and I definitely want to hold on to it forever, unless I do an upgrade with bluenile later on. So,it's not an investment piece. Now I'm a little weary of fluorescence. Just from my internet reading, the possibility of neg effect seems to be low, but I will ask the...

by Texas Leaguer

January 30th, 2015, 5:59 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Which one would you go for?

Replies: 11

Views: 270
Re: opinions please

The basic average figures you have given look promising, with regards to cut-quality. I just wanted to ask your attention to the strong fluorescence. I would advise to only buy a strong fluorescent stone if the following applies: - obviously, the fluorescence does not cause any visual detrimental e...

by Texas Leaguer

January 30th, 2015, 2:06 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: opinions please

Replies: 5

Views: 218
Re: Which one would you go for?

Of the two I would go with the Triple Ex, not that there a visual difference between Ex and VG polish (there isn't), but because more and more buyers are insisting on Triple Ex. So if you wanted to sell or trade it in the future you would have an easier time of it. And unless future value is of no c...

by Texas Leaguer

January 30th, 2015, 1:19 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Which one would you go for?

Replies: 11

Views: 270
Re: Price for round brilliant

AlexPark|1422643046|3824522 wrote:Usually stones like that get sold from dealer to dealer at -55% off rapport list which is $4000 total(NYC). i would pay $3600(-60%) and flip it.

Auburnmom,
Looks like you just improved your current position by 20% by posting here! (Assuming that is a sincere offer).

by Texas Leaguer

January 30th, 2015, 12:42 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Price for round brilliant

Replies: 15

Views: 486
Re: Price for round brilliant

I posted on craigslist but haven't had any luck, so far. I'm not positive but I'm thinking it's because of the strong blue fluorescence? No doubt the main problem is the strong blue. Like Paul says there is a strong bias against this characteristic upstream in the diamond market. Some retailers are...

by Texas Leaguer

January 30th, 2015, 10:38 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Price for round brilliant

Replies: 15

Views: 486
Re: Is it unfair to compare a radiant diamond to a round or

The ring design is lovely and unique, and the open quality of the design allows the radiant to "breathe". It not only makes the diamond easier to keep clean, but also allows some light to enter below the girdle, which is a good thing for this style cut. Whoever made this piece really knew...

by Texas Leaguer

January 29th, 2015, 11:48 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Is it unfair to compare a radiant diamond to a round or AVC?

Replies: 29

Views: 585
Re: Need Opinion on Radiant Cut Diamond

In addition to the concern over the depth, I would be interested in more info on the clarity grade. The photos indicate a possible issue with transparency. But the slight haziness could simply be a result of the lighting. In any case, it would be important to understand that aspect.

by Texas Leaguer

January 29th, 2015, 9:56 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need Opinion on Radiant Cut Diamond

Replies: 7

Views: 195
Re: Is it unfair to compare a radiant diamond to a round or

I'm not a radiant expert like Stan, but it looks beautiful to me in those photos. The ring design is lovely and unique, and the open quality of the design allows the radiant to "breathe". It not only makes the diamond easier to keep clean, but also allows some light to enter below the gird...

by Texas Leaguer

January 29th, 2015, 9:45 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Is it unfair to compare a radiant diamond to a round or AVC?

Replies: 29

Views: 585
Re: Worried About Cut And Twinning Wisps

I agree with the concern tyty raised. Plotted twinning wisps, plus additional twinning wisps mentioned, combined with surface graining and mediocre polish can add up to compromised transparency. If you are evaluating this stone in person, it would be important to look at it side by side with a stone...

by Texas Leaguer

January 28th, 2015, 2:48 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Worried About Cut And Twinning Wisps

Replies: 2

Views: 160
Re: HELP via GIA report

I am looking to purchase a diamond and was shown a report by GIA - 2121501848 http://www.gia.edu/cs/Satellite?reportno=2121501848&childpagename=GIA%2FPage%2FReportCheck&pagename=GIA%2FDispatcher&c=Page&cid=1355954554547 As a noob, almost every diamond looks good to me and the retail...

by Texas Leaguer

January 23rd, 2015, 12:00 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: HELP via GIA report

Replies: 3

Views: 177
Re: Did I buy a diamond with a unsatisfactory cut?

I'm not buying from a jeweler. I am buying secondhand. So I am trying to see how much a jeweler would have to pay wholesale to buy that stone and/or how much and jeweler would pay to buy that stone secondhand to see where I should land at in negotiation. I'm not an expert on the second hand market ...

by Texas Leaguer

January 23rd, 2015, 10:53 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Did I buy a diamond with a unsatisfactory cut?

Replies: 38

Views: 1288
Re: Did I buy a diamond with a unsatisfactory cut?

I'm wondering what a jeweler would offer secondhand for this stone. Or what would be normal to offer secondhand for this type of stone. 50% of rap. 55% of rap. 60% of rap? Why would the jeweller take a reduction in price? cheers--Sharon I think he is trying to understand what the jeweler likely pai...

by Texas Leaguer

January 23rd, 2015, 10:16 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Did I buy a diamond with a unsatisfactory cut?

Replies: 38

Views: 1288
Re: Did I buy a diamond with a unsatisfactory cut?

n64bomb|1422029113|3820884 wrote:I'm wondering what a jeweler would offer secondhand for this stone. Or what would be normal to offer secondhand for this type of stone. 50% of rap. 55% of rap. 60% of rap?

Highly variable. But I think its fair to say you are in the range.

by Texas Leaguer

January 23rd, 2015, 10:09 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Did I buy a diamond with a unsatisfactory cut?

Replies: 38

Views: 1288
Re: Did I buy a diamond with a unsatisfactory cut?

I moved on to a different stone. I'm just going to sell the other one back to a jeweler. Thanks for all the info everyone. I decided to go another way. This is the stone i'm looking at now. It is secondhand in a white gold solitaire setting. PS I intentionally didn't include the AGS certificate num...

by Texas Leaguer

January 23rd, 2015, 10:04 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Did I buy a diamond with a unsatisfactory cut?

Replies: 38

Views: 1288
Re: Did I buy a diamond with a unsatisfactory cut?

:boohoo: my heart bleeds for the poorly cut stone....you get what you pay for EGL is 4-6 grades lower .....IF I'd love to see it under 10x.....and you want a 3x stone very good is okay in horseshoes not diaond cut. With all due respect, I don't agree with your opinions. 1)arbitrary dismissal of an ...

by Texas Leaguer

January 22nd, 2015, 7:22 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Did I buy a diamond with a unsatisfactory cut?

Replies: 38

Views: 1288
Re: Advice on a .98 E VS2

Hi there! This is my first post so I hope everything makes sense. I have a family member who sells diamonds here in NYC. I've begun searching for an engagement ring and decided to use his help to buy a diamond and find a jeweler to mount it. After looking at more options than I really ever meant to...

by Texas Leaguer

January 22nd, 2015, 12:59 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Advice on a .98 E VS2

Replies: 9

Views: 282
Re: Is there premium for custom cutting a diamond?

Does Whiteflash do this as well? Technically we do not offer the service of purchasing a specific piece of rough and cutting it to customer specifications. However, we do have production arrangements with several of the top manufacturers who supply us on a continual basis with diamonds cut to our n...

by Texas Leaguer

January 22nd, 2015, 10:35 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Is there premium for custom cutting a diamond?

Replies: 10

Views: 410
Re: Did I buy a diamond with a unsatisfactory cut?

N64, You seem to be knowledgeable about cut quality so you probably anticipated the kind of advice you will be getting here. While "on paper" this diamond seems to the uninitiated to be a "deal", in terms of performance you can do much much better. So you have to decide whether a...

by Texas Leaguer

January 22nd, 2015, 10:23 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Did I buy a diamond with a unsatisfactory cut?

Replies: 38

Views: 1288
Re: Opinions needed

I'm not certain. I see differences, yes.. but I'm not sure if I'm gonna love it or just like it until I see it. Which is why I paid extra for my own wax. I figured I'd know for sure when I put it on and seen it in real life. I figured once seen I could make adjustments if needed before casted. I TH...

by Texas Leaguer

January 22nd, 2015, 9:58 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Opinions needed

Replies: 42

Views: 736
Re: Is there premium for custom cutting a diamond?

Does Whiteflash do this as well? Technically we do not offer the service of purchasing a specific piece of rough and cutting it to customer specifications. However, we do have production arrangements with several of the top manufacturers who supply us on a continual basis with diamonds cut to our n...

by Texas Leaguer

January 22nd, 2015, 9:35 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Is there premium for custom cutting a diamond?

Replies: 10

Views: 410
Re: Just Hire more Garders

I’m not all that sympathetic to their issues. This is a management problem, and what they’re talking about is managing intellectual capital. It’s something companies have wrestled with forever and a huge amount of thought has gone into it. For starters, they could TRIPLE their capacity using the sa...

by Texas Leaguer

January 21st, 2015, 4:24 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Just Hire more Graders

Replies: 14

Views: 504
Re: Just Hire more Garders

Really eye opening stuff. Thanks for taking the time to map this out Dan. I think it gives a new appreciation and understanding of some of the growth pains GIA has been going through lately. Whether you call them graders, garders or gardeners, learning to grade diamonds accurately is not a snap-your...

by Texas Leaguer

January 21st, 2015, 11:19 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Just Hire more Graders

Replies: 14

Views: 504
Re: INPUT NEEDED...NEW TO PS

McDago, Another issue to inquire about is transparency. Some clarity characteristics due to their nature, location, size or number can negatively impact brilliancy (even if cutting is great). This is particularly true in the Si and below range. The tweezer shot and to perhaps a lesser degree the han...

by Texas Leaguer

January 19th, 2015, 5:50 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: INPUT NEEDED...NEW TO PS

Replies: 15

Views: 627
Re: Need Advice - Diamond Dealer won't honor return policy

I decided not to go the IGI and expressed my discontent that the JVC would want me to go there. Their response was that nobody inflates when the JVC is looking. They really proved to be helpless to me so I called the dealer one more time and settled for a 700$ haircut and was able to return the dia...

by Texas Leaguer

January 19th, 2015, 2:00 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need Advice - Diamond Dealer won't honor return policy

Replies: 112

Views: 3855
Re: LGF Depth/Length, Star Facet, and Lower half relationshi

Also, while the first images woth the 75% lgf depth show some diminshed performance, how would they score on the AGS light performance tests? Is it essentially the same thing. I'm guessing they would still make the 0 score mark, but obviously still have some room for improvement.. ..or is it a case...

by Texas Leaguer

January 18th, 2015, 10:26 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: LGF Depth/Length, Star Facet, and Lower half relationships

Replies: 35

Views: 448
Re: LGF Depth/Length, Star Facet, and Lower half relationshi

Roger that Karl. Have done lots of reading into rounding and tolerances, both with AGS and GIA, but with GIA being considerably more crude in their approach. Then you also have to take into account variances between individual facets and optical symmetry, which also have an effect on the overall pe...

by Texas Leaguer

January 17th, 2015, 8:44 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: LGF Depth/Length, Star Facet, and Lower half relationships

Replies: 35

Views: 448
Re: Opinions needed

Do you think the arches would look better in blue or the side curves as someone else suggested? Its completely a matter of opinion and taste. I think I like the arches in blue. That little edge of blue from the top is exquisite. And again, I think the diamond halo effect you are after will be bette...

by Texas Leaguer

January 16th, 2015, 5:55 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Opinions needed

Replies: 42

Views: 736
Re: Opinions needed

I like the sapphires in the design. It sets off the center piece, giving it a bit of a shadow box effect from top view. I would suggest using medium tone sapphires (not too dark) and diamond cut. I still think using larger mellee in the surrounding layer and angling them a bit more to the horizonta...

by Texas Leaguer

January 16th, 2015, 5:50 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Opinions needed

Replies: 42

Views: 736