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Re: Why is this Stone only a VG Cut per GIA

i noticed that under the 400x mag i could see the crystals, but I can't imagine them being visible in person, being a VS2…no way to tell without ordering it though I suppose.

by mrb09

December 28th, 2013, 12:27 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Why is this Stone only a VG Cut per GIA

Replies: 12

Views: 357
Re: Why is this Stone only a VG Cut per GIA

i don't want to clog up the board with all new threads, so I'll go here. what do you think of this stone? Angles seem complimentary.

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.78-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-270650

by mrb09

December 28th, 2013, 11:37 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Why is this Stone only a VG Cut per GIA

Replies: 12

Views: 357
Re: Why is this Stone only a VG Cut per GIA

awesome, missed the girdle. thanks guys. scratch that stone off the list.

by mrb09

December 28th, 2013, 11:29 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Why is this Stone only a VG Cut per GIA

Replies: 12

Views: 357
Why is this Stone only a VG Cut per GIA

Hi, Found another stone that I like the numbers on. Wish I had an AGS report, but it's GIA. Wondering why this has been graded as a VG cut when it appears to be a really nice FIC stone per it's dimensions. Can I please have your opinions? Thank you! http://www.b2cjewels.com/Images//Certificate//4189...

by mrb09

December 28th, 2013, 8:48 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Why is this Stone only a VG Cut per GIA

Replies: 12

Views: 357
Re: Whiteflash Expert Opinions Please 1.703 AGS0

Lol. I'm planning on buying the second stone you posted on Jan 1st, assuming it's still available. I was going to wire the money tomorrow, but figured I'd pull dividends out on our 2014 personal tax year instead. Any chance I get to send the government a few less of my dollars, I have to take advan...

by mrb09

December 27th, 2013, 9:26 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Whiteflash Expert Opinions Please 1.703 AGS0

Replies: 10

Views: 353
Re: Whiteflash Expert Opinions Please 1.703 AGS0

thanks guys, I'm trying to decide whether or not it's worth spending another $1,000 or so for the ACA here: http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3034513.htm# i'm having a hard time believing that my eyes, or anyone's for that matter, will be able to perceive a difference,...

by mrb09

December 26th, 2013, 8:37 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Whiteflash Expert Opinions Please 1.703 AGS0

Replies: 10

Views: 353
Whiteflash Expert Opinions Please 1.703 AGS0

HCA 2.6 Please opine. I'm looking for a 1.6-1.8c stone. G,H,I. I like the proportions of this stone, I'd like to hear your thoughts. The HCA is 2.6, but it's probably based on it's slightly high crown angle. What are your thoughts? Don't like it, suggest another for me! Thanks. http://www.whiteflash...

by mrb09

December 26th, 2013, 7:19 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Whiteflash Expert Opinions Please 1.703 AGS0

Replies: 10

Views: 353
Re: Help with images of double claw prongs

Kirsch made mine, and he'll make her band too. Great experience. Check out these double claws!

http://www.pricescope.com/forum/show-me-the-ring/my-steven-kirsch-creation-t163651.html

Best of luck, you're in good hands with SK

by mrb09

May 17th, 2012, 8:27 pm

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

Topic: Help with images of double claw prongs

Replies: 6

Views: 1000
Re: My Steven Kirsch Creation

Trying to pick a wedding band. Won't always be worn next to the engagement ring, but for special occasions, it probably will. Trying to decide between 3 sided micro pave and twisted! Input please!

by mrb09

April 10th, 2012, 6:06 pm

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

Topic: My Steven Kirsch Creation

Replies: 35

Views: 4377

by mrb09

April 10th, 2012, 6:00 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Split Shank Engagement Ring Setting

Replies: 11

Views: 1034
Re: Wedding band designers in NYC?

Steven Kirsch made ours. Great experience. http://www.timelessluxury.net/

There are also many others, whom other members here have much experience in NYC. Leon Mege is also a popular name around here for NYC designers.

by mrb09

April 10th, 2012, 5:55 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Wedding band designers in NYC?

Replies: 3

Views: 108
Re: GIA clarity wrong!!! Do I have any recourse?

wouldn't the GIA report trump any other appraisal? I could be wrong, but I think the certification is the final word when it comes to determining value.

by mrb09

March 23rd, 2012, 6:53 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: GIA clarity wrong!!! Do I have any recourse?

Replies: 6

Views: 527
Re: Help me find a diamond, budget around 35k for 2.5 carat

Yes, the 2.52 is the one with the indented natural but it's on the pavillion, and poses no issues. It also faces up the largest, 8.85 x 8.89. I am actually a fan of fluorescence and the extra price discount is a bonus. As for the virtual stone on Bluenile, I can get it for about $39600, as Bluenile...

by mrb09

February 26th, 2012, 8:50 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help me find a diamond, budget around 35k for 2.5 carat RB..

Replies: 102

Views: 3549
Re: 1.36 RB should I do it?

Thanks for the reply, it's what I was thinking. I guess the real question, should have been, "should he do it"...I'm helping a good friend with his diamond search and this stones specs caught my eye, so I'm suggesting that we bring it in an have a look. The price is $7900 blue nile, which ...

by mrb09

January 23rd, 2012, 9:36 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 1.36 RB should I do it?

Replies: 2

Views: 216
1.36 RB should I do it?

30 return policy. Upon receiving it i'll check for over blues flouro...other wise, what do you think of this stone? It scores well on hca (.9 tic) ...gia, any red flags other than the flouro? It's to be set in an engagement ring. Your thoughts are appreciated!

by mrb09

January 23rd, 2012, 11:07 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 1.36 RB should I do it?

Replies: 2

Views: 216
Re: I Always Wondered *WHY* Some Diamonds are Cut Poorly?

Im no pro, but I believe that most diamonds are cut "poorly" to preserve ct weight.

by mrb09

October 29th, 2011, 9:00 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: I Always Wondered *WHY* Some Diamonds are Cut Poorly?

Replies: 10

Views: 801
Re: Who makes the best 3 sided pave wedding band???

I would say that SK, Leon, and Victor C are all masters of micropave. I am not sure we've seen that style band from any of them (except maybe Leon in the past), so you might want to ask them all for photos. I am glad she is not wearing the rings on the same hand, but you do need to know that microp...

by mrb09

October 20th, 2011, 7:19 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Who makes the best 3 sided pave wedding band???

Replies: 7

Views: 658

by mrb09

October 18th, 2011, 9:55 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Who makes the best 3 sided pave wedding band???

Replies: 7

Views: 658
Re: Who makes the best 3 sided pave wedding band???

I would have SK make it assuming you are happy with your e-ring. However, I would not do 3 sided pave if you plan on wearing it with your e-ring. You'll have diamonds scratching the surfaces they touch, and you'd almost have to wear a spacer band if you did go with 3 sided pave. She's planning on w...

by mrb09

October 18th, 2011, 6:34 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Who makes the best 3 sided pave wedding band???

Replies: 7

Views: 658
Re: Who makes the best 3 sided pave wedding band???

for reference, the DY band is $3,500. seems to be inline w the others.

by mrb09

October 17th, 2011, 9:06 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Who makes the best 3 sided pave wedding band???

Replies: 7

Views: 658
Who makes the best 3 sided pave wedding band???

Hi All, I'm looking for a 3 sided micro pave wedding band. My engagement ring was made by Steven Kirsch, so that would be the natural selection for the band, however, I'm looking for your thoughts on the master of this style? SK, LM, WF, BGD, VC?? I've attached a pic of what I'm looking for. The one...

by mrb09

October 17th, 2011, 8:47 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Who makes the best 3 sided pave wedding band???

Replies: 7

Views: 658
Re: Buying a diamond from a friend ......

Wow-gorgeous! Great look, timeless and really beautiful. Congrats!

by mrb09

August 18th, 2011, 7:00 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Buying a diamond from a friend ......

Replies: 219

Views: 4723
Re: 5th wedding anniversary present!

Very nice, simple, elegant. Congrats on 5 yrs!

by mrb09

August 11th, 2011, 4:33 pm

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

Topic: 5th wedding anniversary present!

Replies: 6

Views: 983
Re: Have you ever thought about the one that got away?

Missed out this spring on an AGS000 h si1 2.38 for a great price. Ended up waiting, and eventually going a bit bigger and it cost me! Hope someone who appreciates it got that stone!!!

by mrb09

August 11th, 2011, 4:30 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Have you ever thought about the one that got away?

Replies: 34

Views: 1250
Re: Maytal Hanah...how reputable?

Lovely ring! Just wanted to say, forget his fb page, he's not a guido...i spent hours in his office. The guy is super receptive-has incredible attention to detail-and I'm looking forward to doing business with him for my fiances band as well. Sorry for the thread jack, but I had to put that out ther...

by mrb09

August 11th, 2011, 4:27 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Maytal Hanah...how reputable?

Replies: 11

Views: 593
Re: Let''s Show Off Our 2-3 Carat

My fiance's new steven kirsch crossover:

by mrb09

August 10th, 2011, 6:20 am

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

Topic: Let''s Show Off Our 2-3 Carat "Center Stones" Here!

Replies: 618

Views: 263654
Re: Exclusivity Conception Poll: HW vs. Tiffany

Sorry, but I had to opine. I did a little ebay search, and I found this listing: http://cgi.ebay.com/Harry-Winston-PLAT-Diamond-Engagement-Ring-1-41CT-/220783808843?pt=Designer_Jewelry&hash=item3367bd914b Check out that cert, this RB has a 67% table!!! Most of us, who have become cut obsessed, w...

by mrb09

August 7th, 2011, 5:20 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Exclusivity Conception Poll: HW vs. Tiffany

Replies: 41

Views: 1442
Re: My Steven Kirsch Creation

Thanks for the responses! Steven Kirsch does amazing works, and there is no way I would have found that diamond without the knowledge gained from the pricescopers and these boards!

by mrb09

July 28th, 2011, 8:24 am

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

Topic: My Steven Kirsch Creation

Replies: 35

Views: 4377
Re: Opinions please!: Single row pave VS 3 rows pave on band

I originally wanted this look on the ring i just had made http://www.pricescope.com/forum/show-me-the-ring/my-steven-kirsch-creation-t163651.html ultimately, decided that it would look a little too bulky for my design, and decided instead that I will pair the engagement ring with a three sided like ...

by mrb09

July 27th, 2011, 10:53 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Opinions please!: Single row pave VS 3 rows pave on band

Replies: 11

Views: 1353
Re: My Steven Kirsch Creation

Thank you, everyone. The process was fantastic. I'm a bit of a perfectionist, and I was hoping that SK would be able to deal with me...he was easily up to the challenge. When I walked into his office, he had every picture of ring designs that I had sent him printed out and waiting on his desk. We s...

by mrb09

July 26th, 2011, 4:38 pm

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

Topic: My Steven Kirsch Creation

Replies: 35

Views: 4377