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Re: Freakonomics diamond auction

Something else to consider. I know of someone who had a gia 1.5 ct d-vvs1 round that was purchased years ago and should have seen a nice increase in value maybe even enough for a nice profit. A buyer wanted a new gia report and it came back as a GIA good cut. They did end up breaking close to even ...

by Texas Leaguer

April 18th, 2015, 2:52 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Freakonomics diamond auction

Replies: 26

Views: 802
Re: Freakonomics diamond auction

In my opinion, Diamonds are like cars. Not a real investment unless you bought a real unique one. On the other hand, Gold is the same, and there are no levels of gold sold commercially based upon 4 or 5cs. So buy a diamond to suit the occasion just like you would for a car, and dont expect it to ri...

by Texas Leaguer

April 18th, 2015, 9:42 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Freakonomics diamond auction

Replies: 26

Views: 802
Re: Why is this 2ct Oval so cheap?

Hi Bryan, You may not get this, but I respect you- and your company a lot. We see things differently for sure. I did not read the entire study, but I did read parts of it. I do not believe that anything I read will change my life's experience. Although there's a lot of natural daylight in my office...

by Texas Leaguer

April 17th, 2015, 8:21 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Why is this 2ct Oval so cheap?

Replies: 28

Views: 714
Re: Why is this 2ct Oval so cheap?

I will also try not to get offended by your comments Bryan. The paper is regarding the overgrading of diamonds based on fluorescence. In the general point I agree. Such stones do pose a problem for color graders. Part of what I understand from the article is the difficulty of finding truly "UV...

by Texas Leaguer

April 17th, 2015, 4:11 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Why is this 2ct Oval so cheap?

Replies: 28

Views: 714
Re: Why is this 2ct Oval so cheap?

It's not a matter of "think" Bryan. It's a fact. I suggest you look at some actual diamonds as opposed to lab studies. It does not have to be direct sunlight. In dim lighting, I agree the fluorescence will not be visible, But in daylight - or even many well lit fluorescent lighting- such ...

by Texas Leaguer

April 17th, 2015, 2:51 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Why is this 2ct Oval so cheap?

Replies: 28

Views: 714
Re: Why is this 2ct Oval so cheap?

this is probably an enormously stupid question, but how are you seeing that problem with symmetry? Both of you seem to have spotted it immediately so I'm trying to see where this problem is. Totally perceptive question! I've never seen a stone get a VG symmetry from GIA that has visual asymmetry. A...

by Texas Leaguer

April 17th, 2015, 1:10 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Why is this 2ct Oval so cheap?

Replies: 28

Views: 714
Re: Freakonomics diamond auction

hiratop|1429292357|3863599 wrote:Since they are beautiful, potentially timeless and seemingly made of light they can be a symbol for spirituality, the divine and transcendence.

I love it! And I may steal it. :wink2:

by Texas Leaguer

April 17th, 2015, 11:49 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Freakonomics diamond auction

Replies: 26

Views: 802
Re: AGS Cut grade 2 vs Cut grade/Light Perf. 0 vs Super Idea

Looking at some diamonds recently, at the "good" jewelry store in the region, and the best cut they had in the 1.75ct range was an AGS Cut grade of 2 (Very good). She said "yes, it is basically as good as an AGS ideal, most eyes won't notice a difference" and it did look good un...

by Texas Leaguer

April 17th, 2015, 10:23 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: AGS Cut grade 2 vs Cut grade/Light Perf. 0 vs Super Ideal?

Replies: 6

Views: 308
Re: Why is this 2ct Oval so cheap?

this is probably an enormously stupid question, but how are you seeing that problem with symmetry? Both of you seem to have spotted it immediately so I'm trying to see where this problem is. Totally perceptive question! I've never seen a stone get a VG symmetry from GIA that has visual asymmetry. A...

by Texas Leaguer

April 17th, 2015, 9:51 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Why is this 2ct Oval so cheap?

Replies: 28

Views: 714
Re: Freakonomics diamond auction

If a news organization wants to do an interesting and truly relevant piece on the diamond industry, rather than dredge up and regurgitate old concepts based upon market dynamics of the past, they should investigate how information technology is revolutionizing they way diamonds are bought and sold. ...

by Texas Leaguer

April 17th, 2015, 9:08 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Freakonomics diamond auction

Replies: 26

Views: 802
Re: Freakonomics diamond auction

On eBay. Anyone else listen to the recent Freakonmics podcast on diamonds? Sort of made me feel queasy. We all knew this about diamonds and its value but hearing it straight from Dubner's mouth made me want to return my stone and get on one knee with a bond. :think: I heard part of it and I of cour...

by Texas Leaguer

April 17th, 2015, 3:37 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Freakonomics diamond auction

Replies: 26

Views: 802
Re: ASET/idealscope images, is this one good?

Now I have another diamond in mind. But all I could get was the aset. The hca is 0.9 To me ut looks sort of ok, but isnt the aset supposed to hVe more green in center? wht do you think? Like Garry says, it is really of no consequence. Light returned from that area is being drawn from essentially th...

by Texas Leaguer

April 15th, 2015, 2:50 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: ASET/idealscope images, is this one good?

Replies: 46

Views: 624
Re: Quantifying Performance Nuances beyond ASET, H&A Photos,

Everybody seems stuck at this point but Quantifying Performance Nuances beyond ASET, H&A Photos is definitely doable on REAL ETAS. Its an easy test anyone can have fun doing, take any polished Diamond you want tested (branded or generic) and place it table top on a glass (would probably work wi...

by Texas Leaguer

April 15th, 2015, 1:56 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Quantifying Performance Nuances beyond ASET, H&A Photos, etc

Replies: 227

Views: 4718
Re: Table in relation do depth, crown in relation to pavilio

It's important to recognize too that a diamond with an AGS0 light performance based cut grade is unique in that it has been individually analyzed for the total combination and contribution of all its facets. That analysis involves sophisticated ray tracing and assessment of brightness, leakage,fire ...

by Texas Leaguer

April 15th, 2015, 10:16 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Table in relation do depth, crown in relation to pavilion

Replies: 10

Views: 208
Re: Evaluating a Stone with SB Fluorescence

Fluorescence definitely impacts price and value so you might want to read through this overview of the pros and cons. It will give you more talking points to discuss with the seller to make sure it is right for you.
http://www.pricescope.com/wiki/diamonds/diamond-flourescence

by Texas Leaguer

April 15th, 2015, 9:05 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Evaluating a Stone with SB Fluorescence

Replies: 6

Views: 203
Re: Whats wrong with this ring?

Seems like the following ring is cheaper then other rings with the similar "specs" http://www.solomonbrothers.com/DiamondDetail.aspx?sku=7YHHY597&affiliate=9318613A-AD0C-4530-A456-0409DFEFB8DE&utm_source=PriceScope I'm still a noob at this, but is there something I'm missing? ther...

by Texas Leaguer

April 14th, 2015, 2:48 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Whats wrong with this ring?

Replies: 8

Views: 722
Re: ASET/idealscope images, is this one good?

To piggy-back on the fantastic link Garry has posted - this is an example of detecting painting/digging (indexing variations - these are quite obvious) when using the ASET. article_-_image_5.jpg I disagree DH, an normal photo like the one at the top of thread, or an Ideal-scope image are safer beca...

by Texas Leaguer

April 14th, 2015, 1:43 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: ASET/idealscope images, is this one good?

Replies: 46

Views: 624
Re: Quantifying Performance Nuances beyond ASET, H&A Photos,

You should go onto a car forum Bryan. "Which is better, the Six speed manual or the sequential double clutch" - discussions reach epic animosities. It's so combative as to make the banter here seem so tame. Plus a lot of other forums allow cuss words....it can get pretty rough PS is so we...

by Texas Leaguer

April 13th, 2015, 3:42 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Quantifying Performance Nuances beyond ASET, H&A Photos, etc

Replies: 227

Views: 4718
Re: ASET/idealscope images, is this one good?

Ok thanks everyone, Now I understand it all a bit more. So basically if you find something, you try to reserve it, before you ask for help here :) will keep in mind! Search goes on, will probably put up more asets and idelscopes. Exactly. If you see one you really like, get it reserved and then see...

by Texas Leaguer

April 13th, 2015, 1:37 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: ASET/idealscope images, is this one good?

Replies: 46

Views: 624
Re: Quantifying Performance Nuances beyond ASET, H&A Photos,

Thanks for the great responses, Karl, Garry, Serg, and Rockdiamond! Karl- that makes a lot of sense that there's not much funding for this kind of research- I never really thought about that, thanks for bringing it up! I suppose it would be counterproductive for the majority of (non PS super ideal)...

by Texas Leaguer

April 13th, 2015, 11:20 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Quantifying Performance Nuances beyond ASET, H&A Photos, etc

Replies: 227

Views: 4718
Re: ASET/idealscope images, is this one good?

ok so some sucker got to it before me... is it possible to find out what diamond I had in mind by the info I put up here? and then "steal" the diamond? did I reveal too much? for future reference...☺ Diamonds that are coming from virtual inventory are coming from the "spot market/who...

by Texas Leaguer

April 13th, 2015, 10:45 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: ASET/idealscope images, is this one good?

Replies: 46

Views: 624
Re: Certification # doesn't match inscription. Help!

The seller has responded to me. I had asked if they knew about this other number and why it did not match the certification. There response was this "We received this preowned item without a certificate. We took the diamond out of the ring and although there was an inscription on the diamond, ...

by Texas Leaguer

April 12th, 2015, 1:10 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Certification # doesn't match inscription. Help!

Replies: 13

Views: 540
Re: New Article by Brian Pollard Compares ASET and Ideal-Sco

Nice job Brian. Very helpful overview of these valuable tools. I would add that they also both provide some information about faceting precision. (It might be helpful to show an aset/is image of a stone that does not have good optical precision). In terms of what they don't do, even with perfect l i...

by Texas Leaguer

April 10th, 2015, 6:20 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: New Article by Brian Pollard Compares ASET and Ideal-Scope

Replies: 5

Views: 1169
Re: Quantifying Performance Nuances beyond ASET, H&A Photos,

To me it's a little like the choice between a regular size peanut butter sandwhich with a nice amount of peanut butter, and a sandwhich made with the same amount of peanut butter spread out on thinner but larger pieces of bread. It looks better from the outside, but when you bite into it you find s...

by Texas Leaguer

April 10th, 2015, 4:54 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Quantifying Performance Nuances beyond ASET, H&A Photos, etc

Replies: 227

Views: 4718
Re: Quantifying Performance Nuances beyond ASET, H&A Photos,

We agree that the stone I posted has a fairly shallow crown, and large table. You used the term " deficits in fire and other light performance aspects that are measurable" "Fire" is a unique element, and possibly easier to predict- so let's leave that aside. Which other light pe...

by Texas Leaguer

April 10th, 2015, 4:29 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Quantifying Performance Nuances beyond ASET, H&A Photos, etc

Replies: 227

Views: 4718
Re: Quantifying Performance Nuances beyond ASET, H&A Photos,

Hi Brian, Yes, I can- but of course the greater issue is that "light performance" is a totally unscientific, non specific phrase. I use the term here because it's part of this discussion. But for my part in the discussion, I need to continually repeat that the way a diamond uses the light...

by Texas Leaguer

April 10th, 2015, 3:41 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Quantifying Performance Nuances beyond ASET, H&A Photos, etc

Replies: 227

Views: 4718
Re: Quantifying Performance Nuances beyond ASET, H&A Photos,

hi Pfunk, If TL is Bryan, can I please be David? Do you feel that "most" (your quotes) consumers, or observers will agree with AGSL Princess cut grading standards, or find them most attractive? For sure there are cutters who avoid cut grades because they can cut a heavier diamond if they ...

by Texas Leaguer

April 10th, 2015, 2:17 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Quantifying Performance Nuances beyond ASET, H&A Photos, etc

Replies: 227

Views: 4718
Re: Heartbroken- PerfectCircle Outcome

Mrs. Whitney, Very glad to see this is working out. I was alarmed to read some of your reports along the way. I cannot say exactly where or why the process broke down but I was confident from the outset that you would ultimately be taken care of by JM. As someone else mentioned, I do not feel that y...

by Texas Leaguer

April 10th, 2015, 10:30 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Heartbroken- PerfectCircle Outcome

Replies: 143

Views: 3913
Re: Quantifying Performance Nuances beyond ASET, H&A Photos,

Bryan, My most sincere hope is that AGSL continues to grow and prosper. Part of what has kept this discussion alive to so many years s that there's no clear cut answers for a solution. In terms of AGSL Princess Cuts, I think the issue is so minor in terms of the market overal. I just did a rapnet s...

by Texas Leaguer

April 9th, 2015, 5:13 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Quantifying Performance Nuances beyond ASET, H&A Photos, etc

Replies: 227

Views: 4718
Re: Quantifying Performance Nuances beyond ASET, H&A Photos,

Hi Garry, Several of the posters in this thread are clearly members of the scientific community. As scientists and researchers yourselves, you and Serg must agree with the host of variables already identified here which must be controlled in order for such a study to be considered valid. The act of...

by Texas Leaguer

April 9th, 2015, 3:40 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Quantifying Performance Nuances beyond ASET, H&A Photos, etc

Replies: 227

Views: 4718