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Re: Should I be second guessing my choice? JamesAllen/ASET

As a trade person I can neither recommend or criticize another vendor's diamond. Speaking solely on the ASET I will say that, although it shows alot of leakage, it does have good symmetrical distribution, and a balanced mix of high and low angle light. There is reason to believe that even leakage ca...

by Texas Leaguer

December 5th, 2016, 10:51 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Should I be second guessing my choice? JamesAllen/ASET

Replies: 3

Views: 162
Re: Your opinion of these FICs for Earrings

I have never seen a lot of fire or scintillation emerging from earrings. I prefer spready shallower BIC stones - they are bigger, they return more light and have more edge light return so look extra bigger. Also earrings do not suffer from obstruction - you simply can not get into peoples private s...

by Texas Leaguer

December 2nd, 2016, 5:58 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Your opinion of these FICs for Earrings

Replies: 13

Views: 535
Re: Calling Garry H (Cut Nut) - How does the HCA score work?

I think it is a simplified form of ray tracing based on a generalised algorithm that detects hypothetical light leakage of a diamond. Assumptions are that the diamond is perfectly symmetrical and has predefined LGF and star %. Regarding fire and scintillation I have been perplexed by some of the ou...

by Texas Leaguer

November 28th, 2016, 11:13 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Calling Garry H (Cut Nut) - How does the HCA score work?

Replies: 6

Views: 454
Re: Calling Garry H (Cut Nut) - How does the HCA score work?

steep and deep? I thought it favoured shallower crowns? then again I may be mistaken. As i understand it - the lower the HCA score the better. people usually prefer 1-2. Scores <2 can be considered, and scores over 2 can be discarded. It is an AID and NOT A SELECTION tool for stones. For example if...

by Texas Leaguer

November 28th, 2016, 10:57 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Calling Garry H (Cut Nut) - How does the HCA score work?

Replies: 6

Views: 454
Re: Vendors in US

Hi There I am heading to the US late next year and thought I would start my diamond research well ahead of time. Was wondering if anyone can tell me which vendors to go to (alternatively stay away from!!) when in New York, LA, Vegas and surrounding areas. I am looking for something in the 2ct range...

by Texas Leaguer

November 28th, 2016, 8:55 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Vendors in US

Replies: 2

Views: 199
Re: OK to copy design?

Thank you for asking Bryan. Are you a musician as well? I play the Pedal Steel Guitar- which is traditionally a country instrument- although I play a lot of other styles on it. I picked up my first Steel in 1996. You can't find even one in NYC to buy in any store. In your neck of the woods there's ...

by Texas Leaguer

November 23rd, 2016, 5:15 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: OK to copy design?

Replies: 46

Views: 1259
Re: OK to copy design?

Bryan, the judge was certainly entitled to his opinion and I also love George ( not my favorite Beatle, for me it's John) In this case I totally agree with Ringo's assessment. No way are the the two songs identical. ( PS- I'm speaking as a musician- diamonds and jewelry have always been a sideline ...

by Texas Leaguer

November 23rd, 2016, 3:58 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: OK to copy design?

Replies: 46

Views: 1259
Re: OK to copy design?

George Harrison wrote a song called "My Sweet Lord" which was found by a judge to infringe on "He's so fine" http://ultimateclassicrock.com/george-harrison-my-sweet-lord-plagiarism/ Then he wrote a song about the lawsuit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me8h6qET19s It was not a d...

by Texas Leaguer

November 23rd, 2016, 3:39 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: OK to copy design?

Replies: 46

Views: 1259
Re: OK to copy design?

Actually Bryan, I believe that in a recent case in the music industry, influences accounted for a multi million dollar judgement. The song claimed to infringe was by no means identical. I think it was the Marvin Gaye estate that sued- I'll look it up...or maybe someone else knows Since we design an...

by Texas Leaguer

November 23rd, 2016, 2:25 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: OK to copy design?

Replies: 46

Views: 1259
Re: OK to copy design?

Interesting discussion! Bryan- IMO the income tax analogy is off base. Income tax is an obligation we all share- and it benefits all of us. Tiffany protecting their name is a commercial venture- there's no motivation to benefit society as a whole in such actions IMO Of course good faith is essentia...

by Texas Leaguer

November 23rd, 2016, 1:39 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: OK to copy design?

Replies: 46

Views: 1259
Re: OK to copy design?

I'd be interested to know how many copyrighted jewelry designs exist. And how they are protected. I remember working for A Jaffe, sometime in the late 1800's:) ( it was actually the 1980's) They created a design, attempted to protect it- which was very easy because it was a dog. No one wanted to co...

by Texas Leaguer

November 23rd, 2016, 11:38 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: OK to copy design?

Replies: 46

Views: 1259
Re: OK to copy design?

I have seen a couple of truly unique ring designs here on this forum, and I was just wondering if it's alright to 'copy' the designs or if it's unethical to do so? Some people feel it's okay, others not. You have to decide for yourself. Even if 99% feel it's okay, you may be in the 1% who feel it's...

by Texas Leaguer

November 22nd, 2016, 4:45 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: OK to copy design?

Replies: 46

Views: 1259
Re: I would greatly appreciate feedback on this diamond

THANK YOU, THANK YOU EVERYONE!!! She said yes!!!!! She was blown away by the ring! I actually managed to surprise her with the proposal too, she was mortified when I asked a stranger at the park to take our photo before she knew what was happening, haha. I plan on getting some better photos of the ...

by Texas Leaguer

November 22nd, 2016, 9:51 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: I would greatly appreciate feedback on this diamond

Replies: 30

Views: 1181
Re: Retailers influence the diamond buying process

I think that regardless of what the product is, retailers are usually going to try to influence a buyer to purchase the more expensive item . Fortunately, when it comes to buying diamonds, there are many resources you can take advantage of to help you make a more informed decision. I think you are ...

by Texas Leaguer

November 21st, 2016, 11:03 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Retailers influence the diamond buying process

Replies: 12

Views: 684
Re: POLL : WHITEFLASH CALENDAR COVER OF 2017

We will be putting up a page soon describing the calendar with a short form to request one, compliments of Whiteflash. I will post back here with that link when it is live.

by Texas Leaguer

November 11th, 2016, 3:13 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: POLL : WHITEFLASH CALENDAR COVER OF 2017

Replies: 27

Views: 550
Re: POLL : WHITEFLASH CALENDAR COVER OF 2017

AprilBaby|1478838062|4096780 wrote:How do we get a calendar? I have been a customer for years and never got one?

Sorry about that! Not sure why there is a disconnect but if you call, chat or email in we will get that corrected. There may still be a few from years past that they will send you if you want to catch up :twirl:

by Texas Leaguer

November 11th, 2016, 9:47 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: POLL : WHITEFLASH CALENDAR COVER OF 2017

Replies: 27

Views: 550
Re: POLL : WHITEFLASH CALENDAR COVER OF 2017

Thank you all so much for your participation (66 votes in total). We have a clear winner! #1 will be the cover of our 2017 calendar. We are finishing it now and will go to the printers soon. Hopefully they will start hitting the mail in mid December. We really appreciate everyone's feedback :appl: :...

by Texas Leaguer

November 10th, 2016, 9:55 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: POLL : WHITEFLASH CALENDAR COVER OF 2017

Replies: 27

Views: 550
Re: POLL : WHITEFLASH CALENDAR COVER OF 2017

I voted #2 for a few reasons. It has more of a variety of jewelry. Also, over the years, people have asked about the box... if it was nice to present the ring. They would be able to see how nice the box is for themselves. This is a good point. It may come as a surprise to some how important the rin...

by Texas Leaguer

November 10th, 2016, 9:42 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: POLL : WHITEFLASH CALENDAR COVER OF 2017

Replies: 27

Views: 550
Re: POLL : WHITEFLASH CALENDAR COVER OF 2017

The first design is elegant. The box rather than the jewelry takes center stage in the second design. The third might appeal to us diamond wonks, but its significance would probably be lost on most others. My only quibble? All three look quite traditionally "Christmassy" to me. As it happ...

by Texas Leaguer

November 10th, 2016, 9:38 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: POLL : WHITEFLASH CALENDAR COVER OF 2017

Replies: 27

Views: 550
Re: Quick questions re: Whiteflash data retention policies

I guess this is specifically aimed at Texas Leaguer, but as we can't PM... :lol: lol If I may ask some annoying questions quickly... They're not specifically about diamonds but they are about the diamond buying process through a PS vendor, so hopefully this is the right forum to ask them?! :? So, i...

by Texas Leaguer

November 6th, 2016, 4:42 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Quick questions re: Whiteflash data retention policies

Replies: 8

Views: 528
Re: GIA triple Ex vs GIA good (1.19 carat and 1.00 carat)

Thank you for your reply guys. I know it's hard to tell without: looking at the diamond, an and an idealoscope image, but are triple excellent diamonds visually poorer than super ideal cut hearts and arrows? Is it worth sending back the stone, after it's mounted (should be ready in two weeks) to re...

by Texas Leaguer

November 4th, 2016, 11:23 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: GIA triple Ex vs GIA good (1.19 carat and 1.00 carat)

Replies: 9

Views: 457
Re: Please help. Which diamond seems best

Initial scrutiny - if you have not yet, run the stats through the HCA and anything under 2 is a keeper, anything 2<X, eliminate! http://www.pricescope.com/tools/hca Just a general comment. For a growing number of consumers, and most of us here, cut quality is a priority. As such, with regard to GIA...

by Texas Leaguer

November 4th, 2016, 9:07 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please help. Which diamond seems best

Replies: 3

Views: 256
Re: Is this a good deal? Diamond off craigslist.

denverappraiser|1478267542|4093626 wrote:No, you should meet in the parking lot behind the 7-11 with a suitcase full of cash. It's best to do this late at night to protect your privacy during such a sensitive transaction.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

by Texas Leaguer

November 4th, 2016, 8:58 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Is this a good deal? Diamond off craigslist.

Replies: 16

Views: 991
Re: GIA triple Ex vs GIA good (1.19 carat and 1.00 carat)

As Paul said, the chart needs to be taken in context. It indicates proportions that are capable of producing hearts and arrows. Like tyty indicated, the diamond must be cut to a high level of optical precision in order to actually result in true hearts and arrows. You would need more diagnostics in ...

by Texas Leaguer

November 4th, 2016, 8:49 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: GIA triple Ex vs GIA good (1.19 carat and 1.00 carat)

Replies: 9

Views: 457
Re: Do prices of diamonds fluctuate based on season?

There is certainly seasonality in the jewelry business in general, however the engagement ring business is a rather unique subset. It is pretty steady throughout the year with some relatively minor upticks around the major holidays. Couples do like to get engaged on natural occassions where family w...

by Texas Leaguer

November 3rd, 2016, 8:15 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Do prices of diamonds fluctuate based on season?

Replies: 3

Views: 342
Re: Whiteflash has new website!

Since feedback was welcome, here's my two cents: I wanted "Eyeclean" to be a searchable field (in the advanced search). Having to "hover" or go into "compare" are a little annoying. Also, I don't think it makes sense for the price slider in the search to go in incremen...

by Texas Leaguer

October 31st, 2016, 4:10 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Whiteflash has new website!

Replies: 38

Views: 1280
Re: I would greatly appreciate feedback on this diamond

Texas Leaguer, Thank you for your clearing that up. I suppose they're offering a dumbed-down explanation sufficient for most of their customers. I don't think that I need the ASET, just thought it would be nice to have. I'm eager to see the diamond in person! Well, all diamonds in the history of th...

by Texas Leaguer

October 28th, 2016, 6:23 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: I would greatly appreciate feedback on this diamond

Replies: 30

Views: 1181
Re: I would greatly appreciate feedback on this diamond

I had requested an ASET image along with the Ideal Scope image, but only received the IS. I asked the representative why and his response was: ... There is no ASET image for round cut diamonds. Only fancy shaped diamonds come with a ASET image. ASET images do not properly depict the performance on ...

by Texas Leaguer

October 27th, 2016, 7:20 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: I would greatly appreciate feedback on this diamond

Replies: 30

Views: 1181
Re: Buying a diamond online question. Confused

Just a general comment to help the OP understand virtual inventory. Many companies post diamonds for sale that they do not own or possess. This is a common practice and can be good for the consumer because merchants have reduced overhead costs if they don't invest and carry the merchandise. The thin...

by Texas Leaguer

October 27th, 2016, 4:48 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Buying a diamond online question. Confused

Replies: 8

Views: 487
Re: Whiteflash has new website!

Here is something new! If you look at their trade up policy page you can now trade up a designer setting (since your new stone may not fit your old setting) and they will give you 50% of the cost of your original setting towards a new designer setting! I think I read that correctly...Actually you d...

by Texas Leaguer

October 27th, 2016, 6:49 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Whiteflash has new website!

Replies: 38

Views: 1280