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Richard Sherwood - Sarasota Gemological Laboratory

Anyone know what happened to Richard Sherwood? Looks like his website is gone and he has not been active online for quite a while. Did he retire, or ????

by gunsuka

June 22nd, 2014, 8:31 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Richard Sherwood - Sarasota Gemological Laboratory

Replies: 2

Views: 222
Re: Love the setting but, oh, the diamond...

Check the measurements of the smaller stones. With the measurements & depth of the 1.5 you posted (7.21 - 7.24), odds are good that the smaller stones are very close in width. With 64% depth you are paying for diamond you can't see. If the smaller stones are close as close in face up size as I s...

by gunsuka

April 10th, 2012, 12:01 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Love the setting but, oh, the diamond...

Replies: 13

Views: 585
Re: Mega bling - 23.86ct diamond

The rock has been completed, the final weight of the primary diamond from the rough came in at 7.30ct. You can see in the first photo the sister rough that has yet to be polished. It will yield another diamond but for now looks good next to the big brother. http://www.pricescope.com/files/images/fin...

by gunsuka

March 9th, 2012, 9:29 am

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

Topic: Mega bling - 23.86ct diamond

Replies: 11

Views: 2218
Mega bling - 23.86ct diamond

Here are a few photos of a rough diamond, 23.86ct. It is not exactly mega bling yet, but it will be when the cutting is finished. http://www.pricescope.com/files/images/Rough_23_86.jpg http://www.pricescope.com/files/images/2386.jpg The rock is undergoing cutting now... will post more photos later a...

by gunsuka

January 29th, 2012, 4:24 am

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

Topic: Mega bling - 23.86ct diamond

Replies: 11

Views: 2218


The problem I have is that I can acutally see the feather with the naked eye (When I look at it closely from the side view of the pavilion. Looks like a tiny black dot). When I turn it around, the dot is reflected on more than one facet of the pavilion. (sorry if my terminology is not correct) I am...

by gunsuka

November 5th, 2007, 12:19 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: GIA experts advice - reflector inclusion ??

Replies: 6

Views: 635


Author: Rhino I had read in Rappaport (I believe sometime mid last year) that many Japanese Laboratories were also adopting the GIA Cut Grading system as their standard as well. If many labs already adopt their clarity/color grading system I would think there shouldn''t be a problem introducing GIA...

by gunsuka

September 11th, 2007, 2:20 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: New Kid (Laboratory) in Town

Replies: 43

Views: 1965


I was at the postoffice a couple of months ago sending a package. As I quickly counted my change (as he handed it to me) I thought something was wrong. I was either short changed, or had too much... after a quick calculation I found the error was his. He had given me $1.00 too much change. I handed ...

by gunsuka

September 28th, 2006, 5:00 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Purchased Diamond Studs from Macy''s Due to Error in Price

Replies: 46

Views: 2551


It is for certain that NOT all stones that are considered ideal cut would contain the H&A pattern. In order for a stone to be considered H&A the arrows and points must be 'perfect'. While a lot of ideal cut stones will display at least some resemblance of the H&A pattern, in order for it to be consi...

by gunsuka

February 16th, 2004, 12:15 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: hearts and arrows

Replies: 2

Views: 968


Yep, quite disgusting! You walk into the shop to purchase a ring, and what you are actually buying is the store, employees, insurance & marketing. The actual item you walk out with is worth less than the non-tangibles. I much prefer to spend my money with the low overhead Internet sources (for most ...

by gunsuka

February 5th, 2004, 2:04 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Tiffany''s Mark-up?

Replies: 5

Views: 2088


AGS will not release the criteria they use to the public, drop them an email or give them a call... they will not release the specs to you unless you are a member of the trade. Not something I personally agree with, but from personal experience I know this to be the case.


Robert Gunther

by gunsuka

February 4th, 2004, 12:43 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: AGS cut spec revised in Q1 2003?

Replies: 9

Views: 828


Your post is interesting, I've often wondered if submitted multiple times if the reports would come back different. A diamond can not change in respect to additional crystal inclusions, they do not develop after the fact. The only way the diamond would change after being cut is damange either to the...

by gunsuka

January 30th, 2004, 5:14 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Can a diamond inclusions increase over time? 2 GIA certs on the same diamond?

Replies: 4

Views: 1017


---------------- On 1/30/2004 6:06:19 PM aneelcon wrote: #000000 So what makes a ring have an 'out of round' shape? What would the wearer have done to make this happen? ---------------- A ring can loose its shape in many ways through daily use. I often had rings go squishy when lifting weights with...

by gunsuka

January 30th, 2004, 12:51 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: BOB’S FLASHES – DAMAGED RINGS – WHO IS TO BLAME?

Replies: 6

Views: 1033


I've purchased on eBay - with the understanding that I was purchasing junk diamonds. I wanted to see in real what people were ending up with when they purchase this 'diamonds'. I did up an article, with some photos in hopes that some people will get an understanding of what they may get off eBay at ...

by gunsuka

January 30th, 2004, 2:53 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: UGLY diamond!

Replies: 28

Views: 4247


I will not guess at the color, but I guess a few other parametser:

Table is about 58% or so...
Crown angle about 35 degrees...
Pavilion depth 44.5%...

If you have any of these measurements, do tell...

I do like the photo, difficult to take photos like that I find.



Robert Gunther

by gunsuka

January 24th, 2004, 3:42 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: what color do you think it is??

Replies: 10

Views: 1016


I always use Michaels Jewelry Studio, they have an excellent setter on staff. Their speciality is custom pieces, and I've had several done there always with excellent results. They are located in Pikesville, MD just on the North side of the Baltimore beltway. They have a website with the address her...

by gunsuka

January 17th, 2004, 1:19 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: DC/Baltimore Jeweler to Set Diamond?

Replies: 3

Views: 1600


Grading with a micoscope is also much different (much better I find). It is easier to see, things are not moving around (like your hand, or the loupe) AND you can crank up the power to 50x or 60x and take a good look at things. While a diamond grade is set with 10x, I always look at much higher powe...

by gunsuka

January 9th, 2004, 4:43 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Diamond Clarity Raitings

Replies: 9

Views: 1146


Hi TooMuchInformation, Here is a tip for using the loupe, keep both eyes open. It is a little difficult at first, but if you are closing one eye you can't practice looking through the loupe for long as your eyes get tired. It will not help you spot things, but it keeps your eyes from getting tired o...

by gunsuka

January 9th, 2004, 3:22 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Diamond Clarity Raitings

Replies: 9

Views: 1146


You can see color flashes anywhere the filler has been added, not just the edges. If a large feather has been filled, you will be able to see flashes of color all over where the filler has taken effect in the feather. I'm not sure if I read your message correctly, but I don't think the companies who...

by gunsuka

January 5th, 2004, 3:48 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Fracture Filling Clarity Enhancement - A question for the Experts

Replies: 5

Views: 1305


Is that a website address stamped on the inside of the ring?!? It is not very clear, but it looks like www.something...

by gunsuka

December 22nd, 2003, 5:13 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Picture of the finished product

Replies: 13

Views: 2731


If you can't find a pre made setting that you like - due to height - your only alternative would be to have one made. Find the style of setting you like, and have someone make one for you. What you would end up with is some modified version of what you see in the shops, it would probably have a hole...

by gunsuka

December 6th, 2003, 3:53 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: What kind of setting for 3carat so it''s not so high?

Replies: 23

Views: 1954


I agree with the others, your mind is making it appear more yellow. An H color diamond will not appear as yellow as you say. Also, the material it is set in can make it appear a little different. If it is in yellow gold the diamond will pickup some of that yellow (your going to say it is in Plat. no...

by gunsuka

December 3rd, 2003, 3:32 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Why does my Ideal Cut look yellow in certain light?!?

Replies: 14

Views: 10882