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the mall stores where I live sell okay stuff. The prices are even somewhat competitive. After doing research and reading about how mall stores suck I was expecting my trip to the mall to be a big joke. Well, to my surprise, it seems like some of the stores were not so bad. One of the stores I visite...

by okaynow

March 16th, 2003, 12:44 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Mall Store Diamond Question

Replies: 14

Views: 4133


one of the good things about getting engaged young is that people won't expect you to be getting a big budget e-ring. You'll find that the more you research and talk here, the more your budget will increase. I say, set a budget in stone right away, don't compromise it, and get the best possible ring...

by okaynow

March 12th, 2003, 7:14 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Popping the big question - budget buyer

Replies: 27

Views: 3011


it is a very valid concern. Accuracy in any information is very important, you are by no means, "way off base".

by okaynow

March 11th, 2003, 3:43 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: SuperbCert and HCA numbers not matching

Replies: 11

Views: 1597
someone please explain "spread" on the HCA

I was wondering what the spread rating on the HCA meant.

What is spread and how does it affect light return? Also what is the difference between an "excellent" spread vs. a "good" spread?

I kind of asked a similar question below, but I think it got lost in the thread.

Thanks.

by okaynow

March 11th, 2003, 3:30 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: someone please explain "spread" on the HCA

Replies: 2

Views: 1179


could this be due to the recent change in the HCA parameters?

by okaynow

March 11th, 2003, 3:04 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: SuperbCert and HCA numbers not matching

Replies: 11

Views: 1597


My spread on the HCA received "Very Good". The other scores received Excellent. How does "spread" affect light return? Is it only a score for the visual maximization of carat size? How big of affect does spread have on the HCA score? My HCA score was 1.2, I wonder what it would have been if the spre...

by okaynow

March 11th, 2003, 7:43 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 2.5 on HCA?

Replies: 4

Views: 1446


I can see why he's upset. You're all getting down on him and bursting his bubble. Few even answered his question. Geesh, I hope no one ever rains on the parade of your diamond purchase.

by okaynow

March 7th, 2003, 2:10 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Tiffany Ring

Replies: 39

Views: 18308


justme, I do see your logic. Perhaps I would then only recommend insuring it at appraisal value if the appraisal was just modestly over the purchase price. At least this way if you lose your ring, you'll have a little flexibility with where you can get your replacement and how long it will take to g...

by okaynow

March 7th, 2003, 11:42 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Yet another appraisal question...

Replies: 15

Views: 2398


I was talking to Jewelers Mutual and they told me to use the appraisal because if the store I bought it from goes out of business, or if the dealer can't get me the same deal, then I wouldn’t be able to replace the stone. I say go for the appraised value, unless the appraised value is absurdly high.

by okaynow

March 7th, 2003, 10:13 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Yet another appraisal question...

Replies: 15

Views: 2398


I think the only SI2 I would buy would be a H&A. The difference in price between an SI2 and an SI1 can be tremendous. If that diff is what is gonna get you the size and cut you want then it is definitely worth it. I'm not sure about the answer to the question of whether its worth cutting a borderlin...

by okaynow

March 6th, 2003, 11:29 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: H&A SI2??

Replies: 10

Views: 2238


did you clean it? I know it sounds dumb, but I just did the windex treatment to my girls diamond for the first time and I was blown away. I didn't realize it was dulled.

by okaynow

March 5th, 2003, 8:05 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: LAck of sparkle

Replies: 31

Views: 3610


I like pricescope.

Diamond talk is such a bitter place. Its hard to go there and not lose your excitement for diamonds. There are too many elitists in there that care only about pointing out why other people are wrong and they are right. Way too politcal for my tastes.


by okaynow

February 27th, 2003, 10:01 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Diamond Talk Shakedown?

Replies: 207

Views: 9633


Maybe it was male PMS. Unlike female PMS, the male version has to do with dietary fiber. Ya know? an irregular man is a moody man. Wonder why old farts are always so grumpy?

So what I'm saying is that perhaps barry had to much meat this week.

excuses, excuses, excuses...


by okaynow

February 7th, 2003, 9:28 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: What''s up with SuperbCert?

Replies: 12

Views: 3208


I'm not sure. Let me take a guess. $1600-$2000???

I guess it depends if its a designer ring or not. It is a gorgeous setting.

by okaynow

February 7th, 2003, 9:16 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need help finding this setting.

Replies: 2

Views: 1250


wow, a lot of great information RockDoc.

When people say "plotted", isn't the plotting on the GIA or AGS report good enough? Why wouldn't the insurance companies take the original Cert as valid evidence of diamond value?

Thanks

by okaynow

February 5th, 2003, 8:22 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: another appraisal question.

Replies: 9

Views: 1332




I'll try your advice Cindy.

thanks for the feedback guys.



by okaynow

February 4th, 2003, 7:05 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: another appraisal question.

Replies: 9

Views: 1332
another appraisal question.

Do you have to get an appraisal in order to insure it? Can''t you just use the certificate and the receipt of what you paid for it? I know I can trust who I''m gonna buy it from. Last time I had a diamond appraised, I had to sit there and take the abuse from the appraiser who was a cut freak perfect...

by okaynow

February 3rd, 2003, 11:31 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: another appraisal question.

Replies: 9

Views: 1332


wow, the ring looks beautiful on your hand.

by okaynow

February 3rd, 2003, 7:22 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Pictures of my ring..finally!

Replies: 31

Views: 16219


You have a nice budget. I'm not sure if I'd go with a diamond that had a couple of Fair ratings, unless you don't care about cut. So I don't think spendng anything with a Fair rating is worth 17 and a half grand. You deserve the best for what your budget is. OR perhaps cut really doesn't matter on a...

by okaynow

February 2nd, 2003, 8:41 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: HELP! READY TO BUY

Replies: 10

Views: 1212


I see. I just kind of don't get it. From what I've read so far, it seems that an SI2 is either really an SI1(eye clean), or an I1(not eye clean). If so, then what's the point of an SI2 anyways? Is there really such type of an inclusion that falls between and SI1 and I1? What is considered a true SI2...

by okaynow

February 1st, 2003, 10:53 pm

Forum: FAQ

Topic: If an SI2 in not eye clean face up, is the Cert then considered false?

Replies: 4

Views: 3382
If an SI2 in not eye clean face up, is the Cert then considered false?

If an SI2 in not eye clean face up, is the Cert then considered false? Is this reasonable grounds for a diamond return since it should have been graded SI3 or I1 to begin with? Now that my line of credit has expanded, I''m ready to for the virtual swipe. I''ve finally decided to go for Cut and Carat...

by okaynow

February 1st, 2003, 9:52 pm

Forum: FAQ

Topic: If an SI2 in not eye clean face up, is the Cert then considered false?

Replies: 4

Views: 3382


Warning, the following may contain many negative vibes. First let me say that I can completely relate to what you are saying. The only thing that I see worth spending money on in this whole hoopla is the honeymoon - probably the cheapest part of the big three(wedding, ring, honeymoon). However the b...

by okaynow

January 31st, 2003, 7:42 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please help! - Skeptical Engagement Ring Buyer

Replies: 25

Views: 4582


Trichrome, Thanks for the response. Will those inclusions you mention show face up? I thought SI2s are supposed to be eye cleen when face up? What type of inclusions are "white" inclusions? Can a Cert tell me the depth of an inclusion? I'm thinking about finding a good deal by going SI2. Thanks for ...

by okaynow

January 30th, 2003, 8:14 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: boarderline clarity, SI2, aka: scarity

Replies: 5

Views: 1829


I was thinking... Perhaps the technology that will change diamonds will be cutting technology. If machine ever replaces man, then perhaps all diamonds will be cut to ideal specs. Then cut will no longer be an expensive factor. There will then only be 3 C's left; Clarity, Carat, and Color.


by okaynow

January 29th, 2003, 7:26 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Investment

Replies: 80

Views: 6402


follow up. I was checking out superbcert.com. The site says that a super ideal will hide inclusions in an sI2 stone. Is that true? Has anyone seen an sI2 superideal H&A that isn't eye clean? I remember looking at diamonds in the mall. Some of them were so sparkly that my eyes couldn't focus on the d...

by okaynow

January 29th, 2003, 7:07 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: boarderline clarity, SI2, aka: scarity

Replies: 5

Views: 1829
boarderline clarity, SI2, aka: scarity

Okay,

My question is, what type of inclusion would be most preferable in an SI2. Feather, cloud, crystal, etc...?

Thanks Fellows.

by okaynow

January 29th, 2003, 7:07 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: boarderline clarity, SI2, aka: scarity

Replies: 5

Views: 1829
the value of H

My search has taken me into the realm of the H color. I think I found a diamond that is perfect except that it is of H color value. I originally wanted a G. Is it worth going for H instead of G if all the other parameters(cut, clarity, carat, and PRICE!) meet my criteria. Color used to be my number ...

by okaynow

January 16th, 2003, 1:57 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: the value of H

Replies: 3

Views: 1441


hi barry,

How does an H color diamond look with a superbcert cut H&A?

Will the cut help hide any off color?

Thanks

by okaynow

January 15th, 2003, 8:06 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Price Scope Vendors

Replies: 7

Views: 1478