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Re: Fancy Color Diamond proportions

Thanks for the insight, pinkjewel. You raise a great point: Intense would get me more everything, especially given the how variable and subjective the color grade can be. That's a harder search though. Thanks for the pointers regarding asking Leibish and your vouch for them. They seem to be a big p...

by pinkjewel

November 16th, 2016, 7:30 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Fancy Color Diamond proportions

Replies: 26

Views: 584
Re: Which Stone Shape Is Best For Short Pudgy Fingers?

As another member of the short and "not skinny" ;) finger club- I think ovals are the most flattering on my finger.But with that said- I actually wear a cushion. Overall ring style, as previously mentioned, will make a huge difference.

by pinkjewel

November 16th, 2016, 7:27 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Which Stone Shape Is Best For Short Pudgy Fingers?

Replies: 10

Views: 498
Re: Fancy Color Diamond proportions

Thank you everyone, especially Rockdiamond, Sunstone and Pinkjewel for the time you've paid to my humble decision. Ok, I think I have learned that it's difficult to evaluate a fcd online...unless I've got an expert eye. Would you pros be able to help me gauge what pricing ought to be? Seems like my...

by pinkjewel

November 15th, 2016, 8:24 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Fancy Color Diamond proportions

Replies: 26

Views: 584
Re: Fancy Color Diamond proportions

I guess the only remaining question is whether there's a difference in ... "generosity" of grading by GIA labs outside the US versus labs in the US? Grading FCD's is always a bit subjective as the color allowance even within a grade can vary so much. I haven't really noticed a difference ...

by pinkjewel

November 11th, 2016, 9:54 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Fancy Color Diamond proportions

Replies: 26

Views: 584
Re: Fancy Color Diamond proportions

This is a fantastic topic Ichinichi. I too hope to buy a yellow diamond in the future. I just wanted to ask, if you cannot use numbers to purchase a ‘good light performing’ FCD, then can you use an ASET? As FCD are cut to retain colour and weight, if a FCD which is a good ‘light performer’ will the...

by pinkjewel

November 11th, 2016, 9:44 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Fancy Color Diamond proportions

Replies: 26

Views: 584
Re: Fancy Color Diamond proportions

Thanks, Rockdiamond. By light performance I meant it more in laymen terms. Think "sparkly". Another shorter way to ask the question and education I am trying to get at is, what are quantitative metrics I can use as guidelines to select for more examples that are like the one in the leibis...

by pinkjewel

November 10th, 2016, 8:34 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Fancy Color Diamond proportions

Replies: 26

Views: 584
Re: Journey to David Michael Orchid Pendant!

Lovely design- I'll look forward to seeing it completed. Having an orchid ring made by them myself I can tell you that you won't be disappointed with their workmanship-it is flawless. :appl:

by pinkjewel

November 8th, 2016, 2:09 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Journey to David Michael Orchid Pendant!

Replies: 27

Views: 832
Re: should I buy extra bands in blue diamonds

Should also add, both opinions, mine stating diamonds looked flat and pink yours stating she has 'plenty going on already' are both visual subjective perceptions/judgements so I don't think it's fair to pull one such perception up on 'unkindness' and not the other. Neither are fact; both are subjec...

by pinkjewel

May 19th, 2016, 4:05 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: should I buy extra bands in blue diamonds

Replies: 36

Views: 1299
Re: should I buy extra bands in blue diamonds

Thanks everyone for the more positive comments. I will think about it some more and maybe will try on some other rings with what I have to get a better idea first as suggested. Another negative to adding bands is the thickness it will add on the backside. The front would look fine, but it would mak...

by pinkjewel

May 18th, 2016, 6:51 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: should I buy extra bands in blue diamonds

Replies: 36

Views: 1299
Re: should I buy extra bands in blue diamonds

Op said herself she didn't think of it being heat treated (and I assume treated at all). Knowledge is power and now the op is aware of these treatments. Whether she accepts it or not she has a right to the knowledge... and I feel everyone here contributed knowledge (and not unkindly). Not everyone ...

by pinkjewel

May 18th, 2016, 6:42 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: should I buy extra bands in blue diamonds

Replies: 36

Views: 1299
Re: should I buy extra bands in blue diamonds

My reason for mentioning treatment is because most people are not aware that most are treated and that there are many different treatment methods. It could well be that she doesn't care about it, which is fine. For me, I would like to know what I am buying, since that is my hard earned money. Since...

by pinkjewel

May 18th, 2016, 2:08 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: should I buy extra bands in blue diamonds

Replies: 36

Views: 1299
Re: should I buy extra bands in blue diamonds

Thanks everyone for the more positive comments. I will think about it some more and maybe will try on some other rings with what I have to get a better idea first as suggested. Another negative to adding bands is the thickness it will add on the backside. The front would look fine, but it would mak...

by pinkjewel

May 18th, 2016, 8:27 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: should I buy extra bands in blue diamonds

Replies: 36

Views: 1299
Re: should I buy extra bands in blue diamonds

well, since you're asking for opinions, I would not add the blue diamond bands. I think you have plenty going on already and the colorless diamond bands highlight your engagement ring nicely.

by pinkjewel

May 16th, 2016, 1:20 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: should I buy extra bands in blue diamonds

Replies: 36

Views: 1299

by pinkjewel

May 12th, 2016, 3:08 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: I can finally wear my 6.05 mint garnet!

Replies: 36

Views: 1410
Re: Show me your Yvonne Raley and Cecile Raley Designs!

thank you so much Lovinggems,lovedogs, and mochiko42! I had planned on starting a thread with more photos today, but after the rather nasty remarks regarding "so many paraibas" and the quality of them on the other thread I have decided to wait until I am in a better frame of mind. :angryf...

by pinkjewel

May 10th, 2016, 11:12 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Show me your Yvonne Raley and Cecile Raley Designs!

Replies: 112

Views: 5591
Re: Searching for *the* stone...

Anything like this? It's a peachy pink spinel. Slightly smaller than your requested dimensions. It's from JuliaB on etsy. She generally has quite a few peachy pinks morganite and spinels and she does nice work for reasonable prices. You might want to contact her to see if she has anything else avail...

by pinkjewel

May 9th, 2016, 3:28 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Searching for *the* stone...

Replies: 63

Views: 1979
Re: Thoughts on this Padparadscha

Well, it is too saturated to be called a Pad, so the price in my opinion is high. The description even says it's not a Pad. I think you can do better

by pinkjewel

May 9th, 2016, 3:23 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Thoughts on this Padparadscha

Replies: 26

Views: 1449
Re: Searching for *the* stone...

Have you handled this colour in person? For most people, it blends in perfectly with their skin tone and disappears on the hand. I am one of those people that have the color skin peachy pink gems and rose gold blends into; however, I bought a light peach sapphire which I set into a rose gold diamon...

by pinkjewel

May 9th, 2016, 1:12 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Searching for *the* stone...

Replies: 63

Views: 1979
Re: Show me your Yvonne Raley and Cecile Raley Designs!

thank you so much Lovinggems,lovedogs, and mochiko42! I will eventually post more photos...

by pinkjewel

May 9th, 2016, 12:29 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Show me your Yvonne Raley and Cecile Raley Designs!

Replies: 112

Views: 5591
Re: Show me your Yvonne Raley and Cecile Raley Designs!

thank you blushpeony and ilovegemstones! When I originally planned this ring my thoughts were the blues would remind me of the caribbean and cool waters. But, in reality, I get the same vibe as you both mentioned- more old world. Regardless, I love how the ring came out. I've been waiting for some d...

by pinkjewel

May 8th, 2016, 6:39 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Show me your Yvonne Raley and Cecile Raley Designs!

Replies: 112

Views: 5591
Re: Show me your Yvonne Raley and Cecile Raley Designs!

minousbijoux|1462643470|4028669 wrote:
pinkjewel|1462616207|4028505 wrote:Paraiba Cab with hauynite and paraiba melee in rose gold camellia ring


That is just such a perfectly stunning photograph - and the ring is gorgeous too.


thank you, minousbijoux =)

by pinkjewel

May 7th, 2016, 2:56 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Show me your Yvonne Raley and Cecile Raley Designs!

Replies: 112

Views: 5591
Re: Paraiba Cab--finally found one!

I'm sorry it didn't work out for you lovedogs, but if you don't feel the "love" the right thing is to send it back. Although I vacillated about my paraiba cab, it always glowed which is why I decided to keep it. Even in dark dreary lighting when it's been raining (and raining, and did I me...

by pinkjewel

May 7th, 2016, 10:06 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Paraiba Cab--finally found one!

Replies: 69

Views: 1982
Re: Show me your Yvonne Raley and Cecile Raley Designs!

Paraiba Cab with hauynite and paraiba melee in rose gold camellia ring

by pinkjewel

May 7th, 2016, 4:16 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Show me your Yvonne Raley and Cecile Raley Designs!

Replies: 112

Views: 5591
Re: Searching for 0.5 ct Trillion Cut Pink Diamond

Congrats on your upcoming engagement and I'm a big lover of pink diamonds!! But, may I ask why you're set on a trillion? It's a diamond for her to wear- does she like that particular cut? It's not an easy cut for a setting-unless you're looking at them as a pair for side diamonds. Is that an option?...

by pinkjewel

May 5th, 2016, 5:59 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Searching for 0.5 ct Trillion Cut Pink Diamond

Replies: 9

Views: 320
Re: David Klass paraiba flower ring

It turned out lovely and I love the engraving on the band!

by pinkjewel

April 29th, 2016, 3:22 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: David Klass paraiba flower ring

Replies: 39

Views: 1415
Re: CVB LAD Communication?

again.. the forum is going after the OP. So predictable. Its sad.. people DONT post their negative experiences because of THIS EXACT THING. I haven't any clue who's in the right and who's in the wrong - not my journey. I know that I ABHOR the tone the vendor has taken and the private info shared. I...

by pinkjewel

April 29th, 2016, 6:54 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: CVB LAD Communication?

Replies: 129

Views: 5978
Re: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

that's great that the ultrasound was normal! And although Addison's is not great news- it is manageable and you'd have a diagnosis and plan for his improvement. Let us know how the test goes

by pinkjewel

April 29th, 2016, 6:41 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

Replies: 66

Views: 1439
Re: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

How did the ultrasound go today?

by pinkjewel

April 28th, 2016, 5:59 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

Replies: 66

Views: 1439
Re: My Brazilian Paraiba halo ring from Yvonne Raley is here

Thank you Catmom, yennyfire, pinkjewel, DandT,canuk-girl Sharon, diamondseeker, lovesvintage, and Crystal24k!! :) The light was finally a bit nicer today (it stopped raining!), so I managed to get a few nice photos (can you see the reflection of the buildings in the center cab? :bigsmile: ) OK I'll...
Re: The Show your Paraiba or Copper bearing tourmaline threa

Pinkjewel and mochiko - Yvonne's large Camellia paraiba ring has always been one of my favorites and you are both sooo lucky to own one! They both are stunning :love: lilmosun- the camellia ring has been one of my faves, too!! And when I first saw Yvonne's personal paraiba camellia I knew I wanted ...

by pinkjewel

April 28th, 2016, 7:03 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: The Show your Paraiba or Copper bearing tourmaline thread

Replies: 472

Views: 15260