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Re: The rough for my Octavia (pics)...

I think this is the skill required we are seeing from Yoram here to receive an ideal symmetry grade and use the rough to its ultimate best, not a machine error?

by Pyramid

August 26th, 2014, 11:04 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: The rough for my Octavia (pics)...

Replies: 248

Views: 6649
Re: The rough for my Octavia (pics)...

Love this thread. I love watching the great minds in action. I love trying to understand it all, which I think I do come to a bit of an understanding each time although I may have to read it like 3 times. Newbies out there who think they don't understand should persevere a bit because it is very int...

by Pyramid

August 26th, 2014, 9:42 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: The rough for my Octavia (pics)...

Replies: 248

Views: 6649
Re: How long do you consider an engagement ring etc new?

Wondering also if newness relates to cost. E.g. would a $40 ring seem new after 8 months and would a $20000 ring seem new after 8 months. Meaning a once in a lifetime thing would newness last longer in the mind. :loopy:

by Pyramid

August 25th, 2014, 5:11 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: How long do you consider an engagement ring etc new?

Replies: 10

Views: 410
Re: How long do you consider an engagement ring etc new?

Another thought, just asked someone this question. They said it could also be seen as, being new since you last spoke to
that person. so could be in time since bought or dependant on the person asking the question.

by Pyramid

August 25th, 2014, 5:05 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: How long do you consider an engagement ring etc new?

Replies: 10

Views: 410
How long do you consider an engagement ring etc new?

If someone asks you if your ring is new or your jewelry is new, how long do you consider it new for, before you
would say 'no I have had this a little while'?
Just a silly poll question :)

by Pyramid

August 25th, 2014, 4:59 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: How long do you consider an engagement ring etc new?

Replies: 10

Views: 410
Re: Am I crazy to consider this OEC?

I say get it if you love it. I prefer the look of your engagement ring though so if it was me it would stay a right-hand ring.

by Pyramid

August 17th, 2014, 2:55 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Am I crazy to consider this OEC?

Replies: 20

Views: 593
Re: GIA Fee Schedule understanding

Oh yes, I see what you mean.

by Pyramid

August 17th, 2014, 2:22 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: GIA Fee Schedule understanding

Replies: 7

Views: 217
Re: GIA Fee Schedule understanding

Hi, I think you have grounds for A complaint. The gia representative should have pointed out that it would cost less to resubmit the diamond vs the way you were asking it to be done. Yes, that is good customer service. Its one of the problems I find when dealing with companies whose reps don't expl...

by Pyramid

August 17th, 2014, 12:51 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: GIA Fee Schedule understanding

Replies: 7

Views: 217
Re: 1.79 ctw Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond Pendant from WINK

I love the settings how they sort of square the stones and make them look great with the flatness of the pendant.
Looks sort of squarish like a cushion cut although I know they are round. Color of the diamonds are beautiful.
Re: Ags G si1 7.96mm ideal cut vs GIA G vs2 7.81mm ideal cut

This is your answer - 'If you want a stone that is "mind clean" for color, then go colorless. Aim for D or E. It'll affect your price if you keep the other C's the same'. I have E color and G color stones and they are different, but I would not be happy if they weren't as it cost more mone...

by Pyramid

August 6th, 2014, 12:26 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Ags G si1 7.96mm ideal cut vs GIA G vs2 7.81mm ideal cut???

Replies: 32

Views: 439
Re: unhappy about the way a side stone was fixed...opinions?

ooeemusic I hope they repair it to how it should be. So frustrating things like this. Wish every benchperson would do work like they were doing it for an exam. I have had this type of thing happen before and the resizing of rings too where they were lopsided and thin at the back. I learned to just g...

by Pyramid

August 4th, 2014, 5:35 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: unhappy about the way a side stone was fixed...opinions?

Replies: 20

Views: 749
Re: unhappy about the way a side stone was fixed...opinions?

Thanks Denverappraiser. Just wondered how it was done/caused.

by Pyramid

August 4th, 2014, 5:29 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: unhappy about the way a side stone was fixed...opinions?

Replies: 20

Views: 749
Re: unhappy about the way a side stone was fixed...opinions?

What did the jeweller do wrong, did they squeeze the walls of the channel in too far causing damage to them or why do they have
to rebuild the channel walls? As there are little prongs around the stones why did they need to touch the walls?

by Pyramid

August 4th, 2014, 2:23 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: unhappy about the way a side stone was fixed...opinions?

Replies: 20

Views: 749
Re: Question for Diamondseeker?

I see what you are meaning about 18 carat gold. I have seen antique rings here with just the word PLAT on them. Don't know what they are. Over here we have a hallmark which is a pentagon shape with 950 inside it. This is what all platinum rings sold in the UK have. You can't buy platinum here that i...

by Pyramid

July 28th, 2014, 3:39 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Question for Diamondseeker?

Replies: 11

Views: 382
Re: Question for Diamondseeker?

I thought the alloy people asked for here was 900 plat 10 irridium.

It is strange to me because in the UK an item cannot be hallmarked platinum unless it is 950 platinum. So 900 platinum rings over here are not considered platinum.

by Pyramid

July 28th, 2014, 12:40 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Question for Diamondseeker?

Replies: 11

Views: 382

by Pyramid

July 27th, 2014, 6:36 pm

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: Old cut experts, a disappearing partial fish eye?

Replies: 5

Views: 342
Re: Old cut experts, a disappearing partial fish eye?

Also a tilt fish eye is not as bad as a fisheye through the table face up.

by Pyramid

July 27th, 2014, 4:38 pm

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: Old cut experts, a disappearing partial fish eye?

Replies: 5

Views: 342
Re: Old cut experts, a disappearing partial fish eye?

Fish eye is the reflection of the girdle inside the table facet due to shallow cut. The pavillion angle may be shallower on one side of the stone than the other. One of the experts will chime in as not sure if I am 100% correct.

by Pyramid

July 27th, 2014, 4:36 pm

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: Old cut experts, a disappearing partial fish eye?

Replies: 5

Views: 342
Re: 14KY or 14KW for pendant mounting with FIYs?

I would get the pendant in the same metal as the new bracelet would be. Not so much to match in wearing it but it would be because the parcel of diamonds was rare to find with the matching stones plus rare color. I would want it to look all the same to reflect that. What about a y style pendant if t...

by Pyramid

July 26th, 2014, 2:26 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 14KY or 14KW for pendant mounting with FIYs?

Replies: 27

Views: 362
Re: Why the 'transparency' difference here?

Inclusions can reflect so the clouds could reflect and fill up the transparent areas of the diamond to the eye.

by Pyramid

July 26th, 2014, 2:12 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Why the 'transparency' difference here?

Replies: 26

Views: 714
Re: Diamond Traded In - Was It Worth It?

If you are intending to trade up with an online vendor when you go for another stone it would have been better to have bought this one from them. Not sure if they allow you to trade in a stone not bought from them. Does your new diamond have a GIA certificate as most places doing trade ins would wan...

by Pyramid

July 21st, 2014, 3:28 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Diamond Traded In - Was It Worth It?

Replies: 29

Views: 976
Re: curious about what you think-

http://www.gemonediamond.com/diamond-size-chart/

If you google diamond size chart there are lots of them, don't know how accurate but some have the mm measurement too.

Your ring is beautiful and looks the size it should for the cut shape. Love the split shoulders too.

by Pyramid

July 21st, 2014, 2:25 pm

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

Topic: curious about what you think-

Replies: 63

Views: 2903
Re: Small pink diamond solitaire (not engagement) is it wort

Thanks for all the advice and suggestions. Love the look of the diamond but think it is too small at 19 points and only wanted a solitaire or with metal work around or two little diamonds. Will have to think about it. The I2 also puts me off but that is a large spot which doesn't seem to stand out i...

by Pyramid

July 19th, 2014, 8:15 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Small pink diamond solitaire (not engagement) is it worth it

Replies: 24

Views: 801
Re: Help with pink diamond CVB CADS, please- Gypsy, DS, Chro

It is beautiful. I really love the view from the size where the top of the ring looks like it slopes down. Never seen that before and it looks really classy, like it had come from a big diamond house design. I don't often like cads when I first see them and then do when everyone has chipped in and t...

by Pyramid

July 17th, 2014, 8:13 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help with pink diamond CVB CADS, please- Gypsy, DS, Chrono??

Replies: 12

Views: 381
Re: at what size would you switch to a CS

Dark sapphires aren't very pretty. Why buy cheap ugly sapphires when you can buy manmade ideal colored sapphires? Probably roughly the same price, and you can probably charge more for them because they are pretty. They've been around for a long, long time, you just haven't noticed them until now. :n...

by Pyramid

July 17th, 2014, 4:04 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: at what size would you switch to a CS

Replies: 96

Views: 1985
Re: at what size would you switch to a CS

I do also think part of the problem, once people get to CS, is the way Pricescope regulars work. We usually point out all the ways something deviates from perfection/trade ideal and then are like "DO YOU STILL LIKE IT NOWWWWWW" which is fine for US because we know that you should always b...

by Pyramid

July 17th, 2014, 3:40 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: at what size would you switch to a CS

Replies: 96

Views: 1985
Re: at what size would you switch to a CS

Personally if my budget was $300 for an e-ring, it had to be a solitaire as opposed to a band, and I had to BUY NOW so couldn't hunt or buy used, I would go for a synthetic sapphire or moissanite (could you even get a moissy solitaire for $300?). Durable enough for daily wear, a color I like, etc.&...

by Pyramid

July 17th, 2014, 3:01 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: at what size would you switch to a CS

Replies: 96

Views: 1985
Re: at what size would you switch to a CS

Alexandrite is my birthstone. I got a little third carat one with very small diamond size stones, it cost about $700. It is a beautiful green and changes to another color not sure what it is blue or maybe a bit of purple in it. I wanted an alexandrite, and it is just a fun right hand ring to me. I w...

by Pyramid

July 17th, 2014, 2:49 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: at what size would you switch to a CS

Replies: 96

Views: 1985
Re: at what size would you switch to a CS

Although there are a lot of colored stones to choose from the difficulty is too that only ones that are a 9 on the moh's scale and some 8s are suitable for engagement rings as they are softer and so scratch and then lose their beauty unless they were dismounted and polished. 9s are either sapphire o...

by Pyramid

July 17th, 2014, 2:16 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: at what size would you switch to a CS

Replies: 96

Views: 1985
Re: at what size would you switch to a CS

I think that the $300 colored stone is much the same as the cheap mall diamond of maybe 15 points or 30 point very included. I used to like cheap colored stones and have some I thought they were a lovely color, these were cheap sapphires etc. However once you hang around the colored stones forum you...

by Pyramid

July 17th, 2014, 1:51 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: at what size would you switch to a CS

Replies: 96

Views: 1985