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Re: Octavia Performance vs Size

Plus for all customers reading this, I remember on the old photos from one of the JCK shows in Vegas that there was a GIA stand and it was Oldminer himself which they had staffing it :read:

by Pyramid

May 28th, 2016, 2:10 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Octavia Performance vs Size

Replies: 41

Views: 762
Re: Octavia Performance vs Size

Just been on Oldminer's site and notice he does a service of judging a few diamonds from online reports only as well as local stones. His full appraisal service is another item in his fees and more expensive for the amount of work it entails doing a full appraisal. Ofcourse, if looking at Good Old G...

by Pyramid

May 28th, 2016, 1:54 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Octavia Performance vs Size

Replies: 41

Views: 762
Re: Dilemma: Should I sell my diamond?

Type IIa is very rare and isn't the diamond like the Golconda ones where there is a different kind of transparency like a clear ice cube I think it has been described. Would this not mean it would be very hard to replace this diamond again on top of the Flawless attribute. Sound like you are not too...

by Pyramid

May 28th, 2016, 8:37 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Dilemma: Should I sell my diamond?

Replies: 12

Views: 743
Re: Tiffany laser inscription hidden under prong?

Remember loupes used for clarity are only 10x magnification, you can get higher magnification like 20x which means you have to hold the item up to the loupe very close to your eye. A microscope will be needed for this if folk say it takes 30x. I have very good sight for seeing the smallest of things...

by Pyramid

May 28th, 2016, 5:56 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Tiffany laser inscription hidden under prong?

Replies: 6

Views: 297
Re: Octavia Performance vs Size

I believe the poster here Oldminer has his business in the Philadelphia area, if I remember correctly. He is a very highly
thought of Appraiser, you could maybe hire him to have a look at some asschers for you an advise you if you want to be
very sure of getting a good one.

by Pyramid

May 28th, 2016, 5:43 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Octavia Performance vs Size

Replies: 41

Views: 762
Re: Octavia Performance vs Size

Love that 1.20 Octavia. Have to agree with Diamondseeker though better to get a larger stone for a woman. I would like the 1.20 Octavia but then I am an addicted to diamonds person. I used to think the Octavia looked better for men, with the high crown and angles but I have had a change of heart and...

by Pyramid

May 27th, 2016, 9:10 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Octavia Performance vs Size

Replies: 41

Views: 762

by Pyramid

May 27th, 2016, 8:27 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Value of European cut diamonds?

Replies: 10

Views: 7118
Re: Value of European cut diamonds?

Old old thread, but is this still the way, given the popularity on Pricescope anyway and in Hollywood, that old cut diamonds
are valued, by judging them as to how much they would be as a roundcut?

by Pyramid

May 27th, 2016, 4:41 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Value of European cut diamonds?

Replies: 10

Views: 7118
Re: Old cut craze...

I remember back in 2002/2003 or before on the other board, a dealer showing us a photo of an old cut diamond, it was an old OEC look as it was round but I think it was called an old mine cut although it did not look like them to me, more like that faceting but round, maybe an early OEC. I remember n...

by Pyramid

May 27th, 2016, 3:10 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Old cut craze...

Replies: 32

Views: 1153
Re: Lets outsmart GIA clarity grades

Unfortunately Garry there is a whole industry gaming this issue already for years. You're showing a VS2 example which is pretty rare when comparing to the "clean" material offered as SI's. I totally agree that "gaming" the GIA clarity grading system is a very smart way to buy. I...

by Pyramid

May 26th, 2016, 2:09 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Lets outsmart GIA clarity grades

Replies: 14

Views: 592
Re: Lets outsmart GIA clarity grades

Oh yes, so the crystals at 5 0'clock are only seen at plus 10x and therefore are not the grade setter which I thought was a cloud? Unfortunately I have had this image and some others on file for a long time and cant find the cert anymore. But from experience if it was under a carat the Dossier repor...

by Pyramid

May 26th, 2016, 2:06 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Lets outsmart GIA clarity grades

Replies: 14

Views: 592
Re: Lets outsmart GIA clarity grades

Grade setting cloud is at 5 o' clock. The rest of diamond is flawless at 10x but not under higher magnification. So the clouds affecting the clarity on the left side are flawless at the 10x standard. Basically clouds can affect the look of a GIA graded flawless.

by Pyramid

May 25th, 2016, 7:04 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Lets outsmart GIA clarity grades

Replies: 14

Views: 592
Re: Giant cloud or dirty diamond? - VS2 clarity

I’m still curious to see if any consumers know the nickname jewelers might use for a diamond; if they notice its light-transmission is hindered by something microscopic. It’s a more general nickname, like calling a tinted diamond “warm.” Would be interested to know this term? (I seem to have opened...

by Pyramid

May 24th, 2016, 2:51 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Giant cloud or dirty diamond? - VS2 clarity

Replies: 24

Views: 1225
Re: Australian PSers – recommendations for jeweller

I also had two rings made by Alistair Kelsey, highly recommend him too. Very pleased with them.

by Pyramid

May 22nd, 2016, 9:35 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Australian PSers – recommendations for jeweller

Replies: 11

Views: 306
Re: Cartier Cut and Dimensions not good enough?

[url]http://ideal-scope.com/shop/?product_order=date&product_sort=asc
[/url]

Email address for non-USA is
[url] arthur@ideal-scope.com
[/url]

by Pyramid

May 22nd, 2016, 9:27 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Cartier Cut and Dimensions not good enough?

Replies: 29

Views: 937
Re: Australian PSers – recommendations for jeweller

Yes, I would recommend Garry Holloway too.

by Pyramid

May 22nd, 2016, 5:18 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Australian PSers – recommendations for jeweller

Replies: 11

Views: 306
Re: Leon Mege's website blasts the HCA

The inverted proportions means that a lower pavilion angle works with a higher crown as does a lower crown angle work with a higher pavilion angle. Anyway could say here too that a 40.6 pavilion angle is a paper's width from a 40.9 pavilion. The taller diamond which Leon mentions is just that the in...

by Pyramid

May 21st, 2016, 9:56 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Leon Mege's website blasts the HCA

Replies: 51

Views: 2173
Re: Leon Mege's website blasts the HCA

Those of us who have been here for years know, Garry's Holloway cut advisor is not a fraud, we saw him every night in fights with other diamond professionals trying to hammer out the goods and bads and every scientific analysis diamonds they could possibly encounter. No way is it a fraud to get peop...

by Pyramid

May 21st, 2016, 9:49 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Leon Mege's website blasts the HCA

Replies: 51

Views: 2173
Re: GOG website - cant find any diamonds?

Ha look what was being posted at same time as I was posting.

by Pyramid

May 15th, 2016, 1:46 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: GOG website - cant find any diamonds?

Replies: 110

Views: 3178
Re: GOG website - cant find any diamonds?

Hmmm, maybe they need to get a more managed website where the company managing it tests the results and charges likewise. GOG could then add 8% to the price of each diamond to pay for it. It is Sunday anyway, wait until they have a chance to respond here before putting them down too much. At least t...

by Pyramid

May 15th, 2016, 1:43 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: GOG website - cant find any diamonds?

Replies: 110

Views: 3178
Re: new article for Pricescope knowledge base?

Can we have an article on Feathers. That includes information from GIA on what they grade as feathers. There are still some people who need to be brought upto speed with what constitutes feathers. Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk Yes, the fact that any break which does not reach the surface is p...

by Pyramid

May 14th, 2016, 1:21 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: new article for Pricescope knowledge base?

Replies: 16

Views: 526
Re: 2.01 Ct Asscher Cut Diamond, Karl K please help evaluate

I know nothing about asscher cuts but the table does look big compared to what is usually recommended on here in your new videos. There is no leakage I can see and it still looks nice. Can you shine the light reflecting off the table in a photo then maybe some of the experts can see the size of the ...

by Pyramid

May 2nd, 2016, 12:53 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 2.01 Ct Asscher Cut Diamond, Karl K please help evaluate :)

Replies: 33

Views: 928

by Pyramid

May 2nd, 2016, 12:52 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 2.01 Ct Asscher Cut Diamond, Karl K please help evaluate :)

Replies: 33

Views: 928
Re: 2.01 Ct Asscher Cut Diamond, Karl K please help evaluate

Re the Octavia's, Dancing Fire posted the other week about there being only 3 Octavia's and I went to look for them out of interest. I see they are just listed as Asscher's but when you open the AGS report it says on it if they are Octavia. Ofcourse you can always ask Jon at Good Old Gold too if you...

by Pyramid

May 2nd, 2016, 12:45 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 2.01 Ct Asscher Cut Diamond, Karl K please help evaluate :)

Replies: 33

Views: 928

by Pyramid

April 27th, 2016, 3:54 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Looking for thee Emerald

Replies: 37

Views: 992
Re: Help! A 4 carat quandary...

Compromise until you have an even balance of the 4 C's including Cut and Carat weight too. e.g. D-F IF - VVS2 Ideal Cut G-H VS1-VS2 Very Good Cut I SI1 Good Cut Let the carat weight fall at your budget price point. This is what high end jewellers teach the buying public. This means for your budget y...

by Pyramid

April 24th, 2016, 10:03 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help! A 4 carat quandary...

Replies: 55

Views: 1980
Re: Next move? Over graded

I don't mind charity but not helping business men who are not employing me. Oh and they promoted their friends they have bought from over and over and over and over again. But then I am rude for noticing this. I sometimes think they are unwise, for just being too into diamonds and they become a boa...

by Pyramid

April 24th, 2016, 9:41 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Next move? Over graded

Replies: 128

Views: 4063
Re: Next move? Over graded

No no no, frozen spit was the term used by Gypsy's predecessors who promoted 1 carat D VS1 stones, not my term. So you never read the forum pages from back then, with all your time here, you will see the stone promoted were the opposite of those promoted now. Oh but I am wrong, and the people who ha...

by Pyramid

April 24th, 2016, 9:34 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Next move? Over graded

Replies: 128

Views: 4063
Re: Next move? Over graded

I don't think so Neill.

by Pyramid

April 24th, 2016, 9:28 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Next move? Over graded

Replies: 128

Views: 4063
Re: Next move? Over graded

You too msop, stop piling on.

by Pyramid

April 24th, 2016, 9:28 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Next move? Over graded

Replies: 128

Views: 4063