bryan.boyne.gg - Posts





Search found 782 matches
Re: princess aset help

philabt41|1419091258|3804757 wrote:Aw thanks yeah its a gia vs1

Congrats! Beautiful princess and lovely ring design.

by Texas Leaguer

December 20th, 2014, 10:04 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: princess aset help

Replies: 7

Views: 78
Re: princess aset help

So a very good aset means ok light return? It means it has been cut such that it has potential for good light return. Clarity features can undermine light performance, even in super ideal cuts. But judging from the picture of the ring it looks very nice. That ASET is way better than the majority of...

by Texas Leaguer

December 20th, 2014, 9:58 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: princess aset help

Replies: 7

Views: 78
Re: Eye-clean?

Although there is no set standard for the term eye-clean, the most common definition is: No inclusions visible to the naked eye when viewed from 10-12 inches in the face up position with overhead lighting by a person with normal vision (or corrected to normal). Some folks are very near sighted and c...

by Texas Leaguer

December 20th, 2014, 9:53 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Eye-clean?

Replies: 5

Views: 178
Re: princess aset help

That's a very good ASET.

You might be interested in this article about how AGS Laboratories goes about assessing light performance on princess cuts:

http://www.pricescope.com/journal/ags-laboratories-diamond-cut-grading-princess-cut

by Texas Leaguer

December 20th, 2014, 9:31 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: princess aset help

Replies: 7

Views: 78
Re: New to this... Attempting to educate myself.

I do not know if she has her heart set on a Tiffany ring or not. I have not specifically asked nor will I ask. When I propose to her it will be with the ring I picked out for her and it will be a complete surprise when it happens. I do not have some grand or elaborate proposal idea planned. We have...

by Texas Leaguer

December 20th, 2014, 9:22 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: New to this... Attempting to educate myself.

Replies: 15

Views: 393
Re: New to this... Attempting to educate myself.

Please note that I am a vendor and take anything I say with a grain of salt as I might be trying to trick you into working with me... You have stated that the love of your life LOVES Tiffany. You have stated that you are aware that their diamonds are not "sub par" but also that they are n...

by Texas Leaguer

December 19th, 2014, 9:59 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: New to this... Attempting to educate myself.

Replies: 15

Views: 393
Re: First time buyer looking for advice on round 1.5c rock

Nothing wrong with an old school jeweler. A seasoned professional craftsman is a better bet than a newbie with a fancy computer and some wiz-bang software. For some designs CAD is the only way to go. For others it is not necessary or even useful. I would seek out reviews on both jewelers and look a...

by Texas Leaguer

December 18th, 2014, 8:08 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: First time buyer looking for advice on round 1.5c rock

Replies: 15

Views: 411
Re: What is " the worlds most perfect cut diamond"?

Alot of companies make wonderful claims. Some back it up with proof. Some companies are transparent and let you know specifically what their claims are based upon. In many cases hyperbolic claims are mere marketing spin. In others, the claims may have some merit, but the brands are well enough estab...

by Texas Leaguer

December 17th, 2014, 6:03 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: What is " the worlds most perfect cut diamond"?

Replies: 12

Views: 552
Re: First time buyer looking for advice on round 1.5c rock

The responses have been helpful. I have an appointment with a Gemologist today to look at the diamond and provide some more insight. I'm going to follow up on questions based on feedback I got on here and get a better sense of my comfort with the stone. Unfortunately, the other SI1 stone with simil...

by Texas Leaguer

December 17th, 2014, 1:20 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: First time buyer looking for advice on round 1.5c rock

Replies: 15

Views: 411
Re: Anyone heard of : Dubai Wholesale Diamonds

Hello again, have a quick question for anyone that might know, I am looking at the below diamond, it is an F, VS2 and has the cloud inclusion you can see near the center, I've been told the picture is 15x magnification. Is there any chance you would see this with the naked eye? Cheers http://www.pr...

by Texas Leaguer

December 16th, 2014, 5:39 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Anyone heard of : Dubai Wholesale Diamonds

Replies: 17

Views: 813
Re: First time buyer looking for advice on round 1.5c rock

Texas, thanks for the feedback. I am setting up an appointment with a gemologist for tomorrow to look at the diamond. In my reading about feathers I was concerned about the inclusions noted on the report, so I will be sure to ask and follow-up on it regarding durability concerns. As far as looking ...

by Texas Leaguer

December 15th, 2014, 4:39 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: First time buyer looking for advice on round 1.5c rock

Replies: 15

Views: 411
Re: Colour diamond?

Look carefully at the facet junctions. If they are rounded or badly abraded, that would indicate a material much softer than diamond.

Cool looking stone. Seems to have a color change going on in.

by Texas Leaguer

December 15th, 2014, 4:23 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Colour diamond?

Replies: 15

Views: 490
Re: Colour diamond?

Kenny laid it out well. Very unlikely that it is a diamond. I only say 'unlikely' because anything is possible. I suppose. Glass can have strain patterns like you describe. Not sure what a sulfide inclusion is. I'm pretty sure I have never heard of one being associated with a diamond. Synthetics and...

by Texas Leaguer

December 15th, 2014, 4:02 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Colour diamond?

Replies: 15

Views: 490
Re: First time buyer looking for advice on round 1.5c rock

Racer, It may or may not be a good buy. As you mention, it is a very good idea to take it to an independent gemologist for evaluation before you are locked in. The S12 category is broad. Inclusions at this level can affect transparency. This report does not have red flags for that problem but it is ...

by Texas Leaguer

December 15th, 2014, 3:27 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: First time buyer looking for advice on round 1.5c rock

Replies: 15

Views: 411
Re: Choco…Cognac…Champagne Diamonds?

This is my Leibish stone. She's been in a temp solitaire setting for over a year now; can't decide on a permanent home for her. She has some faint blue fluorescence, so she flashes crazy pretty colors at times. http://www.pricescope.com/files/images/fdky-b270.jpg May it please the court, I enter in...

by Texas Leaguer

December 15th, 2014, 7:56 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Choco…Cognac…Champagne Diamonds?

Replies: 64

Views: 1504
Re: Nasal surgery, anyone care to share their experience?

Our lovely Vera pointed me to this thread and said I might have something to contribute. Background- lifelong sinus allergy suffer and athlete. Two previous broken noses playing sports. Rhinoplasty for the second one 30 years ago. A few years back I had severe congestion before an upcoming scuba div...

by Texas Leaguer

December 12th, 2014, 10:05 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Nasal surgery, anyone care to share their experience?

Replies: 18

Views: 540
Re: Choco…Cognac…Champagne Diamonds?

This is my Leibish stone. She's been in a temp solitaire setting for over a year now; can't decide on a permanent home for her. She has some faint blue fluorescence, so she flashes crazy pretty colors at times. http://www.pricescope.com/files/images/fdky-b270.jpg May it please the court, I enter in...

by Texas Leaguer

December 12th, 2014, 9:28 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Choco…Cognac…Champagne Diamonds?

Replies: 64

Views: 1504
Re: James Allen Princess cut "TRUE Hearts" only AGS, no GIA-

Great read, thank you! Question- Does this site have any relation to AGS? It seems like AGS is highly praised on here but most sites/individual's articles state that GIA is the strictest and that companies often send their stones to AGS if they don't get an adequate GIA cert. After reading, I do se...

by Texas Leaguer

December 10th, 2014, 4:34 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: James Allen Princess cut "TRUE Hearts" only AGS, no GIA-WTF?

Replies: 13

Views: 534
Re: James Allen Princess cut "TRUE Hearts" only AGS, no GIA-

Onlyincali, As Kenny and Allison have said, GIA does not provide an overall cut grade on princess (although they say they are working on it). Since you are obviously interested in comparing and contrasting the two labs and their approach to reporting on princess cuts, you may find the article below ...

by Texas Leaguer

December 9th, 2014, 6:25 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: James Allen Princess cut "TRUE Hearts" only AGS, no GIA-WTF?

Replies: 13

Views: 534
Re: EGL Int’l Shutting Down as Network Reorganizes

It is not so much that there is no International entity to set up such a standard, it is that the public BELIEVES that there is a standard That's the heart of the matter. Let's fully agree that labs don't need to conform to a single standard. If lab A wants to have 21 descending grades for color an...

by Texas Leaguer

December 4th, 2014, 1:52 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: EGL Int’l Shutting Down as Network Reorganizes

Replies: 28

Views: 620
Re: EGL Int’l Shutting Down as Network Reorganizes

It is not so much that there is no International entity to set up such a standard, it is that the public BELIEVES that there is a standard That's the heart of the matter. Let's fully agree that labs don't need to conform to a single standard. If lab A wants to have 21 descending grades for color an...

by Texas Leaguer

December 4th, 2014, 1:46 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: EGL Int’l Shutting Down as Network Reorganizes

Replies: 28

Views: 620
Re: New Member looking for stone suggestions in 2 carat rang

You are in luck - your budget entitles you to get everything you want! The hard part will be deciding between the many good options you will find. But the prosumers here will help you navigate the differences so that you end up making a great choice.

by Texas Leaguer

December 4th, 2014, 11:19 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: New Member looking for stone suggestions in 2 carat range

Replies: 8

Views: 316
Re: VVS1 or...?

If the feature you are describing is superficial and confined to the girdle, potentially it may legitimately not be factored into the clarity grade, and it may not even be mentioned on the report. A true VVS1 is very difficult, even for an experienced grader, to locate and resolve the inclusion. For...

by Texas Leaguer

December 4th, 2014, 8:14 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: VVS1 or...?

Replies: 10

Views: 413
Re: EGL Int’l Shutting Down as Network Reorganizes

Judging from some of his statements quoted in the article, I'm not sure the EGL network picked the best "global manager" to rehab their sullied reputation. hahahaha well said Bryan Don't you just love the one about how much he admires Guy Margel who "did not believe in yellow grades&...

by Texas Leaguer

December 3rd, 2014, 6:05 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: EGL Int’l Shutting Down as Network Reorganizes

Replies: 28

Views: 620
Re: EGL Int’l Shutting Down as Network Reorganizes

Thank you for posting this cflutist! I actually think they'd do better going back to a numeric scale and eschewing GIA's letter scale entirely - that way it's clear that comparisons aren't intended and there's no confusion when said comparisons aren't endorsed. Yes, the comment about "DEF taki...

by Texas Leaguer

December 3rd, 2014, 5:47 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: EGL Int’l Shutting Down as Network Reorganizes

Replies: 28

Views: 620
Re: EGL Int’l Shutting Down as Network Reorganizes

Judging from some of his statements quoted in the article, I'm not sure the EGL network picked the best "global manager" to rehab their sullied reputation.

by Texas Leaguer

December 3rd, 2014, 4:47 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: EGL Int’l Shutting Down as Network Reorganizes

Replies: 28

Views: 620
Re: EGL Int’l Shutting Down as Network Reorganizes

It's hard to comment on such ridicule statements by EGL. It sounds like admitting to guilt to me personally.... :evil: Yes, that is what strikes me too in the various statements. It's almost like saying, cheating a little is ok, but cheating too much is abuse. The statements about different color m...

by Texas Leaguer

December 3rd, 2014, 3:46 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: EGL Int’l Shutting Down as Network Reorganizes

Replies: 28

Views: 620
Re: Choco…Cognac…Champagne Diamonds?

Well, if Topaz is popular enough to be enshrined as one of the twelve birthstones, I would expect many people to find diamonds in the brown range to be even more attractive/intriguing/distinctive and enjoyable to own. I think the appeal of a particular stone revolves around the subtleties of tone an...

by Texas Leaguer

November 28th, 2014, 5:20 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Choco…Cognac…Champagne Diamonds?

Replies: 64

Views: 1504
Re: Type IIa Heart Shape, how rare is that?

Hi, my friend offers me a type IIa, heart shape diamond,3.09 ct, D, IF, ex ex none, I'm not sure whether I should take it and I need some advice on it. The proportion is 0.91, which it's not a perfect heart shape. Is it considered an investment piece? My question is, for an investment, should I cho...

by Texas Leaguer

November 24th, 2014, 5:03 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Type IIa Heart Shape, how rare is that?

Replies: 3

Views: 273
Re: AGS light performance

As the others have said, the AGS light performance system grades different facet arrangements/shapes against like kind. The standard for each one has to be developed separately. Currently there are a handful of shapes that the AGSL issues cut grades on. Round and princess are the most commonly seen ...

by Texas Leaguer

November 24th, 2014, 9:21 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: AGS light performance

Replies: 5

Views: 236