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Re: Cranberry Sauce: how do you like it?

This is my favorite cranberry sauce and it is easy and great! Three ingredients...cranberries, sugar, and orange juice! http://allrecipes.com/recipe/cranberry-sauce/ INGREDIENTS: 12 ounces cranberries 1 cup white sugar 1 cup orange juice DIRECTIONS: 1. In a medium sized saucepan over medium heat, di...

by diamondseeker2006

November 25th, 2014, 12:57 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Cranberry Sauce: how do you like it?

Replies: 46

Views: 414
Re: What would you pay for this!

She might do better listing here and on LT if she'd like to join. That way she wouldn't have to pay the consignment fees. I found the ring on a jeweler's site, but they just list retail prices. I wouldn't think she'd be able to sell it for much more than half of the retail.

by diamondseeker2006

November 25th, 2014, 12:51 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: What would you pay for this!

Replies: 8

Views: 589
Re: Appraisal value good or bad?

Sounds like you found a great appraiser! You do not want to pay inflated insurance premiums 3x of the stone's true value, because the insurance is only going to pay to replace the true value of the stone. Your appraisal is perfect.

by diamondseeker2006

November 25th, 2014, 12:34 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Appraisal value good or bad?

Replies: 11

Views: 328
Re: 1 or 1.3 carat center stone for halo setting?

My personal feeling is that I don't like the halo to overwhelm the center stone making it look small. So I think I would choose the 1.3 ct stone, which would be around 7mm.

by diamondseeker2006

November 25th, 2014, 12:25 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 1 or 1.3 carat center stone for halo setting?

Replies: 1

Views: 124
Re: Immediate Gratification--Meet my new setting!

Very pretty setting, nala! Please show us a profile view so we can see how high the stone is set.

by diamondseeker2006

November 24th, 2014, 9:49 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Immediate Gratification--Meet my new setting!

Replies: 40

Views: 1216
Re: Happy hatched day to me!

Happy birthday, Karl! Blessings to you!!!

by diamondseeker2006

November 24th, 2014, 9:40 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Happy hatched day to me!

Replies: 36

Views: 291
Re: Happy Birthday Canuk Girl!!!!!

Happy early birthday, Sharon!!! I hope you'll add a lovely piece of jewelry to your collection for your birthday! :bigsmile:

by diamondseeker2006

November 24th, 2014, 9:02 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Happy Birthday Canuk Girl!!!!!

Replies: 33

Views: 220
Re: Tiffany setting engagement ring .95 second hand help!!

Sounds like a great deal to me, especially with all the paperwork! Yes, I am sure Tiffany will size it for you. I don't know their charges for sizing, but expect it to be on the higher end for sizing charges. I would never let anyone else size it, though. I'd also get them to verify that the stone i...

by diamondseeker2006

November 24th, 2014, 3:24 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Tiffany setting engagement ring .95 second hand help!!

Replies: 18

Views: 473
Re: Bling fun at 66 Mint!

Oh, so envious of you ladies!!!! What a fun visit! So many gorgeous things! :love: I have some of their emerald ring pics saved just because they are so beautiful (as well as your EC CB ring, asscher girl, as it is one of my all time favorite rings)!!!!

by diamondseeker2006

November 24th, 2014, 2:02 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Bling fun at 66 Mint!

Replies: 46

Views: 1075
Re: Help! Thoughts on these Asscher cuts

GOG is about the best I know of for sourcing well cut asschers. You just need to call them in the morning (closed today) and tell them your specs and budget and see what they can source for you. Here is the video they made for me when I was searching for an asscher for a right hand ring. https://www...

by diamondseeker2006

November 24th, 2014, 12:25 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help! Thoughts on these Asscher cuts

Replies: 16

Views: 392
Re: Help! Choosing between two whiteflash diamonds...

Rocky, I agree that that question must be asked, but I thought ACAs were normally eyeclean. It may be that it is new and hasn't come back from the lab or something, because I can't click on the AGS and get the report to come up.

by diamondseeker2006

November 23rd, 2014, 7:17 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help! Choosing between two whiteflash diamonds...

Replies: 7

Views: 276
Re: AGS light performance

Rest assured that any AGS 0 stone is going to be a top performer compared to a vast majority of other diamonds. You have to choose based on what shape/type of stone you like best, and then find the best cut one that you can (that is pleasing to your eye, of course). Certainly choosing an AGS 0 diamo...

by diamondseeker2006

November 23rd, 2014, 7:09 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: AGS light performance

Replies: 5

Views: 227
Re: Help! Choosing between two whiteflash diamonds...

Oh wow, those are a FABULOUS size!!!! My choice would probably be the H ACA. The only reason to choose the other one is if you are really color sensitive and set G color as your limit. I just like the ACA's cut a little better. Both are obviously great stones, though!

by diamondseeker2006

November 23rd, 2014, 6:56 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help! Choosing between two whiteflash diamonds...

Replies: 7

Views: 276
Re: My new (to me) AVC is here!

I love AVC's and yours is beautiful! :love: Can't wait to see your ring!

by diamondseeker2006

November 23rd, 2014, 8:09 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: My new (to me) AVC is here!

Replies: 19

Views: 724
Re: My Cut To Order Crafted By Infinity Diamond - Part two

It is just gorgeous, of course! :love: Yes, some people don't understand that cutting diamonds to a high level of perfection is a very time consuming process that takes talent and skill on the part of the cutter. I remember Yoram saying he remembered cutting my diamond! I guess they are like babies ...

by diamondseeker2006

November 22nd, 2014, 5:32 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: My Cut To Order Crafted By Infinity Diamond - Part two

Replies: 65

Views: 1323
Re: Advice on 2ct diamond and J color

After talking with James Allen and re-evaluating my total budget, I have decided to only further inquire about the 2.2ct J VS2 diamond. JA told me that I can only request 3 ideal scope image so I am going to save 2 others in case I find something else in the $16K to $17K range. I know I will have t...

by diamondseeker2006

November 22nd, 2014, 5:08 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Advice on 2ct diamond and J color

Replies: 16

Views: 527
Re: Advice on 2ct diamond and J color

Diamondseeker2006. Thank you so much for your time and advice! I am definitely open to other vendors and the diamonds you sent me are great! A few general questions. You said the diamonds I posted weren't great cuts, but just for my learning experience why do those receive such great HCA scores (lo...

by diamondseeker2006

November 22nd, 2014, 11:46 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Advice on 2ct diamond and J color

Replies: 16

Views: 527
Re: Diamond Jackets and Diamond Studs HELP

I would absolutely buy the best quality diamonds I could and put the full $2000 into the studs for now. There are plenty of other occasions you can give her jackets. It is rare that I'd ever wear jackets. Studs alone can be worn with sweats or an evening gown! Tell him you want GIA Excellent cut wit...

by diamondseeker2006

November 22nd, 2014, 11:12 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Diamond Jackets and Diamond Studs HELP

Replies: 20

Views: 428
Re: Round brilliant and ASETs-- your thoughts?

Eliminate the cushion and the SI2 stone off the bat. Cushions are deeper than rounds and can have a smaller diameter because of it (plus that is just not a good cushion and would show the K color a lot). I'd also eliminate the round K color stones. I'd stick with J or higher for an engagement ring. ...

by diamondseeker2006

November 22nd, 2014, 10:54 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Round brilliant and ASETs-- your thoughts?

Replies: 11

Views: 221
Re: Advice on 2ct diamond and J color

I was just looking for a setting for someone else and came across this gorgeous one for you! I absolutely love it although it is a little expensive. I think it is worth it, though, because Ritani is a designer brand and is good quality. One thing I like about this one is that it has beautiful side d...

by diamondseeker2006

November 22nd, 2014, 10:42 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Advice on 2ct diamond and J color

Replies: 16

Views: 527
Re: What settings are considered low rise? Halo?

Would this height be lower since the split shank is shorter? She's set on split shank but also a low halo height. Is this possible? http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/halo/14k-white-goldround-split-band-diamond-halo-engagement-ring-item-49498 The halo has to be high enough to allow the ston...

by diamondseeker2006

November 22nd, 2014, 10:34 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: What settings are considered low rise? Halo?

Replies: 14

Views: 473
Re: Advice on 2ct diamond and J color

James Allen will allow you to place up to three stones on hold and request an idealscope image. I would suggest putting these three on hold and requesting idealscope images and then post them here. Remember there are a lot more lurkers than posters, so if you are interested in any of these, I'd reco...

by diamondseeker2006

November 22nd, 2014, 10:24 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Advice on 2ct diamond and J color

Replies: 16

Views: 527
Re: Advice on 2ct diamond and J color

Okay, this is the best I am seeing at B2C in J color. This is what you want your diamond image to look like, but there is slight leakage on the ASET. There are no worries with VS1 clarity. The depth is 62.4 but I can handle that in a stone that is otherwise nice. I may be able to find something else...

by diamondseeker2006

November 22nd, 2014, 9:40 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Advice on 2ct diamond and J color

Replies: 16

Views: 527
Re: Advice on 2ct diamond and J color

To be honest, I would not choose either of those diamonds. The first one has a really low crown angle for one thing. Try to stick with 34-35 on the crown angle. I just don't think it looks all that well cut in the image. The second one is too deep and that can result in a stone facing up (diameter) ...

by diamondseeker2006

November 22nd, 2014, 9:30 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Advice on 2ct diamond and J color

Replies: 16

Views: 527
Re: Rose cut diamond partial eternity band

It is gorgeous!!! :love: :love: :love: But you must get some macro shots so we can see the rose cuts close up! I absolutely love them!

by diamondseeker2006

November 22nd, 2014, 7:33 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Rose cut diamond partial eternity band

Replies: 23

Views: 743
Re: E color in 18k Rose gold

It looks like the prongs on the first VanC ring are white metal, though, which I would prefer. I certainly think an E color diamond would be beautiful in a rose gold setting, but I would always have the head/prongs in platinum or white gold or else those rose prong tips will reflect in the stone.

by diamondseeker2006

November 21st, 2014, 11:50 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: E color in 18k Rose gold

Replies: 9

Views: 380
Re: 10 pointer Brian Gavin bezel pendant for her 10th B-day!

That is an awesome necklace!!! :love: I think you are a good PSer-good mommy!
Re: Thoughts on a stone?

Unfortunately I don't have any photos but saw the stone in person at a store and looks great (to my eyes). What is there to worry about girdle thickness? I found some measurements online for girdle dimensions in mm but how do the AGS percent measurements correlate? There should be no issues with an...

by diamondseeker2006

November 21st, 2014, 6:37 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Thoughts on a stone?

Replies: 5

Views: 187
Re: Thoughts on a stone?

Do you have photos of the stone? The numbers look good, but you need photos as well.

by diamondseeker2006

November 21st, 2014, 5:48 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Thoughts on a stone?

Replies: 5

Views: 187
Re: Ruby in Yellow Gold by David Klass

Rubies are some of the most valuable and beautiful gemstones in the world! Your ring is gorgeous! :love: DK did a terrific job on that setting!!!

by diamondseeker2006

November 21st, 2014, 11:08 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Ruby in Yellow Gold by David Klass

Replies: 62

Views: 1266