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Re: Need Advice - 3 Stone Cushion/Half-Moon Setting

Okay, she mentioned graduated sides, and I really love these: http://www.bluenile.com/engagement-rings/recently-purchased-engagement-ring-details?ring_id=1564128811&track=product&elem=title http://www.bluenile.com/engagement-rings/recently-purchased-engagement-ring-details?ring_id=586494302&...

by diamondseeker2006

July 27th, 2016, 2:53 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need Advice - 3 Stone Cushion/Half-Moon Setting

Replies: 13

Views: 139
Re: Need Advice - 3 Stone Cushion/Half-Moon Setting

I looked on Blue Nile and the smallest H&A cushions they have are .50 and $2000+. I am looking to see if I see anything to show you.

Don't shoot me, tyty, but I don't like pear faceting with a H&A cushion, either! I think those look best with rounds and ovals.

by diamondseeker2006

July 27th, 2016, 2:43 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need Advice - 3 Stone Cushion/Half-Moon Setting

Replies: 13

Views: 139
Re: Need Advice - 3 Stone Cushion/Half-Moon Setting

How about small round sides which could be H&A? Ignore the setting because it could be prettier, but I think small rounds would match far better since they'd have the same facet pattern.

by diamondseeker2006

July 27th, 2016, 2:23 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need Advice - 3 Stone Cushion/Half-Moon Setting

Replies: 13

Views: 139
Re: Need Advice - 3 Stone Cushion/Half-Moon Setting

Does she like halos at all? Because I think that will work best with a .69 cushion, really. I would probably only make a three stone with his signature cushion center with matching smaller signature cushion sides.

by diamondseeker2006

July 27th, 2016, 1:59 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need Advice - 3 Stone Cushion/Half-Moon Setting

Replies: 13

Views: 139
Re: Need Advice - 3 Stone Cushion/Half-Moon Setting

I think 1 carats worth of half moons on a .69 cushion sounds really big to me. Ideally you would want the sides of the half moons to be the length of the cushion. How long are the sides of your cushion? Here is a picture of a ring Neil had made that looks like lovely proportions to me. The sides ar...

by diamondseeker2006

July 27th, 2016, 1:56 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need Advice - 3 Stone Cushion/Half-Moon Setting

Replies: 13

Views: 139
Re: Need Advice - 3 Stone Cushion/Half-Moon Setting

My first inclination is to ask if she has spent plenty of time looking at settings and cannot find anything she loves? Because this custom project sounds a little risky to me. I would think with a .69 cushion center, the half moons should be something like .20-.30 each! Half moons would have to be o...

by diamondseeker2006

July 27th, 2016, 1:50 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need Advice - 3 Stone Cushion/Half-Moon Setting

Replies: 13

Views: 139
Re: How do I find out which color diamond is for me?

The very best way is to have one sent to you. You need to see an I color diamond in your own lighting environments and then return it if it is not the one you want to buy. Looking in jewelry store lighting is really a waste of time. I would never limit myself to one vendor for an OEC, because suppli...

by diamondseeker2006

July 27th, 2016, 1:17 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: How do I find out which color diamond is for me?

Replies: 3

Views: 115
Re: Going to see Victor and need some advice!

Well, this ring is for you, and if you like cushions, please have Victor show you his Canera Antique Cushions as well as the European Rounds! You need to see them both to know what you love the most! Your bf has likely never seen either of these kinds of stones, so until you see them, neither of you...

by diamondseeker2006

July 27th, 2016, 1:03 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Going to see Victor and need some advice!

Replies: 11

Views: 305
Re: Cushion Cut Engagement Ring - Did i get ripped off?

I hope you can get out of it just losing the $500 if you cannot find that a deposit is refundable. Don't buy the setting because the stone you end up with may not fit right. I will tell you that well cut cushions are RARE. When we help someone find one, we can look through 20-50 to find one or two g...

by diamondseeker2006

July 27th, 2016, 10:24 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Cushion Cut Engagement Ring - Did i get ripped off?

Replies: 33

Views: 590
Re: Need help finding an asscher cut diamond

http://www.b2cjewels.com/dd-8245917-2.02-carat-Asscher-diamond-F-color-VS1-clarity.aspx check out the ASET image on this one I was reading some other threads and someone was recommending going through Good Old Gold. They can get me an awesome cut asscher. But they are a brick and mortar place so th...

by diamondseeker2006

July 27th, 2016, 10:19 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need help finding an asscher cut diamond

Replies: 15

Views: 367
Re: need help with a round cut 1.7-2c purchase

It's not a pile of garbage by any means, but it certainly doesn't fall in the numbers I provided above. It's not a diamond I would consider, but it's an okay diamond. Those light return images are computer generated and not actual images taken looking through the scope.

by diamondseeker2006

July 27th, 2016, 10:13 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: need help with a round cut 1.7-2c purchase

Replies: 13

Views: 311
Re: Updated CADS for cushion halo ring

I always like a doughnut and I think the 2.2mm will be much better! I might even change it to 2.1. The only part I don't understand is the underside of the halo and why the stone is so closed in.

by diamondseeker2006

July 26th, 2016, 10:52 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Updated CADS for cushion halo ring

Replies: 3

Views: 176
Re: What is wrong with this stone? Too good to be true?

The stone looks fine, but none of those comps are relevant except the last one which is also H VS2. True hearts and arrows precision cut stone generally carry a premium over regular ideal cuts, so that is why you see the similar spec ACA at a few hundred dollars more. I have no idea where your stone...

by diamondseeker2006

July 26th, 2016, 10:15 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: What is wrong with this stone? Too good to be true?

Replies: 7

Views: 420
Re: Going to see Victor and need some advice!

I think it is an excellent idea to look at Victor's OEC diamonds! They are all well cut so you don't need to think about size of girdle, culet, etc. You just need to tell him your price range so he can show you all the stones in that range when you see him. Or, you could send for a stone or two befo...

by diamondseeker2006

July 26th, 2016, 10:07 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Going to see Victor and need some advice!

Replies: 11

Views: 305
Re: My IDJ journey - part 1

Those are both beautiful! I also really love the milgrain bezel earring settings!

by diamondseeker2006

July 26th, 2016, 8:26 pm

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

Topic: My IDJ journey - part 1

Replies: 21

Views: 827
Re: Question about relationship between stone and setting co

If your stone has a yellow undertone, I don't think it will look great in a rose gold head. Generally, I like stones set in white metal for the head/prongs as I wouldn't want color reflecting in the diamond from the tips of the prongs. You just have to be careful with K color. Brown undertone looks ...

by diamondseeker2006

July 26th, 2016, 3:34 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Question about relationship between stone and setting color

Replies: 2

Views: 246
Re: Original ering - sell or keep; financial question

I forgot you were the one who posted the other thread. I looked up comps for your diamond, and honestly, there was a huge range. I would guess than some are eyeclean and some or not, and that affects pricing. But most of the very good cut stones with your size and specs ranged from $6500-10,000. The...

by diamondseeker2006

July 26th, 2016, 3:22 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Original ering - sell or keep; financial question

Replies: 13

Views: 370
Re: need help with a round cut 1.7-2c purchase

THIS is the kind of stone you want - http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3675418.htm This is true. It is far easier for us to show what good stones look like than for him to continue posting stones that are not well cut. Here's another: http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-d...

by diamondseeker2006

July 26th, 2016, 2:58 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: need help with a round cut 1.7-2c purchase

Replies: 13

Views: 311
Re: THE TIME HAS COME | CAD Renderings

I realize you are pretty far into this at this point and on your second attempt, but do you see now why we recommend going with Victor and Steven? They make these everyday, and they make them right every time. You don't have to micromanage, you don't need CADs. It is worth every single penny you pay...

by diamondseeker2006

July 26th, 2016, 2:51 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: THE TIME HAS COME | CAD Renderings

Replies: 26

Views: 1265
Re: Re-sizing question...(not sure if this is the right foru

It sounds high for where I live, but I don't think it is out of the norm. Is the platinum band totally plain? If so, I would think sizing would be less. But really, if you trust the jeweler and know their bench work is very good, then it would be worth it to me. Oh, and to answer your question, all ...
Re: Help with a 5ct+ ring

The AVC would be fabulous and FAR more rare and unique than an emerald cut, although I like both. m2b is a member here and she has a 5 ct AVC set by Steven Kirsch (on the right in the picture).

by diamondseeker2006

July 26th, 2016, 1:49 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help with a 5ct+ ring

Replies: 265

Views: 13109
Re: Antiques for Everyone Bling Pics

Thank you for sharing all this gorgeous bling with us! :love: My favorites are the marquise drop earrings. OMG gorgeous. :love: Me too Missy!! They are gorgeous! Thank you for taking the time to take the photos and share them with us Rosie! What a great way to start a Monday! Add me to that list! G...

by diamondseeker2006

July 26th, 2016, 12:51 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Antiques for Everyone Bling Pics

Replies: 39

Views: 483
Re: Original ering - sell or keep; financial question

Do you have children? If so, I'd maybe save it for them. If not, is there another project you could use the center stone in?

Is the diamond GIA graded? If so, you can tell use the specs and I will look up comps for you, and then we could estimate what you might get for it.

by diamondseeker2006

July 26th, 2016, 12:46 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Original ering - sell or keep; financial question

Replies: 13

Views: 370
Re: ISIS Killing of a priest in France

It is horrific. I am wondering how much longer the people are going to tolerate these attacks that are coming more frequently. Glad I spent 8 weeks in France when I was young, because I surely wouldn't even consider it today.

by diamondseeker2006

July 26th, 2016, 12:43 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: ISIS Killing of a priest in France

Replies: 8

Views: 240
Re: The more I learn, the less I know

If the diamonds in the setting look yellow, I think you need a better quality setting. Buy good quality or else set your diamond in a solitaire and save for a good quality one. The fluorescence has nothing to do with the setting issues.

by diamondseeker2006

July 26th, 2016, 12:36 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: The more I learn, the less I know

Replies: 4

Views: 228
Re: Is this a good Radiant Cut Diamond ??? PLEASE HELPPPPP

Justin, the stone is fine. It is not showing leakage. Nothing to worry about regarding the diamond. I think that sounds reasonable about the stone size in the shank. I'd want a little protection for the stones. That is just a third of a mm above and below the pave stones. But wait, why are you going...

by diamondseeker2006

July 25th, 2016, 10:21 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Is this a good Radiant Cut Diamond ??? PLEASE HELPPPPP

Replies: 128

Views: 3294
Re: Calling denverappraiser (or any appraiser)

Get the insurance immediately. See if the jeweler setting the stone will write up an insurance valuation for you. Tell him the price of the stone (if bought elsewhere) so the value can be what you paid for the stone and setting. Then you can send copies of that, the GIA report, and your sales receip...

by diamondseeker2006

July 25th, 2016, 9:19 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Calling denverappraiser (or any appraiser)

Replies: 12

Views: 331
Re: THE TIME HAS COME | CAD Renderings

I think this is much better. The petals are going to cause the gap. Halo rings that don't have much gap usually have pieces that curve inward more to allow a band to sit closer. Hmm, I am not understanding the 4 gaps in the diamond halo. I think that is something that needs to be fixed. See this rin...

by diamondseeker2006

July 25th, 2016, 9:07 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: THE TIME HAS COME | CAD Renderings

Replies: 26

Views: 1265
Re: Platinum vs 19k white gold engagement ring

Here is what a pave master ring maker, Victor Canera, says, and what most high end ring makers say: https://www.victorcanera.com/education/jewelry/platinum-vs-gold "The question arises on many occasions, which precious metal we recommend for our jewelry. Simply put we recommend that our clients...

by diamondseeker2006

July 25th, 2016, 7:34 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Platinum vs 19k white gold engagement ring

Replies: 10

Views: 320
Re: Calling denverappraiser (or any appraiser)

Breanne, I am not an appraiser, obviously, but I can tell you when I use an appraiser. When I buy a new diamond at retail and it is GIA or AGS graded, I use my purchase receipt and the diamond grading report to insure. I do not see any reason to get an appraisal. I have bought a diamond second hand ...

by diamondseeker2006

July 25th, 2016, 7:27 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Calling denverappraiser (or any appraiser)

Replies: 12

Views: 331