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Re: 60/60 vs Near Tolk vs AGS Ideal cut: performance and pri

Thank you John Pollard for answering my question.

by Pyramid

February 25th, 2015, 5:14 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 60/60 vs Near Tolk vs AGS Ideal cut: performance and price?

Replies: 21

Views: 600
Re: POLL - Favourite diamond cut

Round brilliant but not OEC.

by Pyramid

February 24th, 2015, 5:12 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: POLL - Favourite diamond cut

Replies: 29

Views: 513
Re: 60/60 vs Near Tolk vs AGS Ideal cut: performance and pri

Very interesting about the table reflections. I would like to ask about a small diamond 60/60 type I own. I have not looked at it in a while and know the pattern of stars is not right/symmetrical but I have noticed the dark ring as shown except I only see half of it not the whole circle. Why is that...

by Pyramid

February 24th, 2015, 5:05 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 60/60 vs Near Tolk vs AGS Ideal cut: performance and price?

Replies: 21

Views: 600
Re: Beautiful diamonds, but a lot of feathers on the report!

Wink

I will look for it but believe it was a post from Dave Atlas which said they were not good to have - twinning wisps.

by Pyramid

February 22nd, 2015, 4:36 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Beautiful diamonds, but a lot of feathers on the report!

Replies: 25

Views: 522
Re: Beautiful diamonds, but a lot of feathers on the report!

A lot of what you see is twinning and not feathers. Twinning is not a preferable inclusion though.

by Pyramid

February 22nd, 2015, 11:41 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Beautiful diamonds, but a lot of feathers on the report!

Replies: 25

Views: 522
Re: Difficulty Balancing Trade-offs

The extra money is worth it to someone who values more rare if it is just looks you value go with the lower price. I like colourless and always think if I didn't value rarity I would not get a diamond but a beautiful sparkly stone for less, blue topaz has a high reflective index.

by Pyramid

February 19th, 2015, 10:19 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Difficulty Balancing Trade-offs

Replies: 48

Views: 1035
Re: Difficulty Balancing Trade-offs

I once had a 47 point diamond before I got diamonds with reports. The jeweller sold it to me as a G. When I went to another high end jeweller to trade it in on a 67 point F color GIA whilst speaking about my diamond and the price he would give me he said my 47 point stone was no way a G, it may be a...

by Pyramid

February 19th, 2015, 10:10 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Difficulty Balancing Trade-offs

Replies: 48

Views: 1035
Re: Need advice choosing between 2 Octavias

I take it you know that a well cut 1 carat round is 6.5 mm, get Good old Gold to take a comparison picture of the 1.23 ct Octavia next to the O.99ct to see the difference in the facet size. We know the stones will be cut the best so the color may surprise you. I like no lower than G also but would b...

by Pyramid

February 19th, 2015, 9:19 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need advice choosing between 2 Octavias

Replies: 27

Views: 512
Re: Difficulty Balancing Trade-offs

There is a reason the price difference can be substantial, it is because it is worth less. I like diamonds from D to G and find that H bothers me and I can easily see it from the side of a diamond in the mount when wearing it. As the saying goes if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Most...

by Pyramid

February 19th, 2015, 9:07 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Difficulty Balancing Trade-offs

Replies: 48

Views: 1035
Why don't we see more pink diamonds?

I have been thinking about buying pink diamond lately in a 30 to 40 point fancy pink or purplish pink, its either that or a small 14-18 point great pink but would want the larger if it looks pink. Why do you think people don't buy more of the rare pinks or does the size of a white diamond trump the ...

by Pyramid

February 19th, 2015, 8:50 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Why don't we see more pink diamonds?

Replies: 18

Views: 760
Re: Need advice choosing between 2 Octavias

I would vote G but would go lower for size. I love high colors but in Octavia and cuts like these the size shows off the facets most, is there another lower color bigger size in your budget.

by Pyramid

February 19th, 2015, 12:57 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need advice choosing between 2 Octavias

Replies: 27

Views: 512
Re: Lady Gaga's Big 'Ole Heart Ering... Thoughts??

Does anyone else remember a thread in RT a few months ago where the person with over 100K budget was looking for a heart shaped stone? What if that was her FF? If she likes it, that's all that matters. IMHO heart stones are slightly juvenile. It's supposed to be 8 carats so that would be a lot more...

by Pyramid

February 19th, 2015, 12:46 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Lady Gaga's Big 'Ole Heart Ering... Thoughts??

Replies: 69

Views: 1327
Re: For the experts (play nice)- Feathers and cavities-CLARI

I am sorry diamond hawk, I read what you wrote and took it the wrong way. There is also the point you made about the internet expanding our knowledge I just never thought of it that way. Rock diamond I like how you explain an SI1 diamond as perhaps containing 2 vs2 size inclusions, I just thought th...

by Pyramid

February 18th, 2015, 2:52 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: For the experts (play nice)- Feathers and cavities-CLARITY

Replies: 58

Views: 1399
Re: For the experts (play nice)- Feathers and cavities-CLARI

In my experience, none of this is "obvious" to consumers. Agreed - offered in the spirit of those participating in the conversation. I would not use the word "clear" in this context. IMO it clouds the issue ( my turn for a pun) Understood :clap: This was in response to the same ...

by Pyramid

February 17th, 2015, 5:55 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: For the experts (play nice)- Feathers and cavities-CLARITY

Replies: 58

Views: 1399
Re: For the experts (play nice)- Feathers and cavities-CLARI

Yes natural characteristics of the diamond have nothing to do with the word clear. The old colour gradings where they used the word 'water' would sound more like clear and clarity, the lack of natural characteristics make it clearer but durability is strength not see through.

by Pyramid

February 17th, 2015, 5:38 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: For the experts (play nice)- Feathers and cavities-CLARITY

Replies: 58

Views: 1399
Re: For the experts (play nice)- Feathers and cavities-CLARI

We don't have mall's in the UK but they are called shopping centres but the jewellers I was speaking off were family owned since 1940s and one has its store in a city main street and the other has a double store on a road off the city main street. They don't mention any of the C's on the certificate...

by Pyramid

February 17th, 2015, 4:57 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: For the experts (play nice)- Feathers and cavities-CLARITY

Replies: 58

Views: 1399
Re: For the experts (play nice)- Feathers and cavities-CLARI

You are right diamond hawk it is free education and also maybe that people want perfection more. However now it has been said that feathers which are internal are plotted as crystals and when they reach the surface they are feathers, then no one will be able to avoid feathers unless they are examine...

by Pyramid

February 17th, 2015, 12:46 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: For the experts (play nice)- Feathers and cavities-CLARITY

Replies: 58

Views: 1399
Re: For the experts (play nice)- Feathers and cavities-CLARI

Hi diamond hawk I meant all jewellers in bricks and mortar stores in the UK I have been too only refer to how clear a stone is and never mention the word crack like it is mentioned on diamond forums and on some websites which have sprung up because of forums. When asked about feathers they just say ...

by Pyramid

February 17th, 2015, 12:12 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: For the experts (play nice)- Feathers and cavities-CLARITY

Replies: 58

Views: 1399
Re: For the experts (play nice)- Feathers and cavities-CLARI

I have often wondered about how clarity is portrayed on the internet. Labs say durability is relevant in I1 i2 categories, with I sometimes called Included and sometimes called Imperfect. Clarity comes from the word clear but this has nothing to do with durability. I wonder if it is just the interne...

by Pyramid

February 16th, 2015, 5:18 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: For the experts (play nice)- Feathers and cavities-CLARITY

Replies: 58

Views: 1399
Re: For the experts (play nice)- Feathers and cavities-CLARI

AGS feathers are red and not green though so are they inclusion or crack?

by Pyramid

February 16th, 2015, 1:23 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: For the experts (play nice)- Feathers and cavities-CLARITY

Replies: 58

Views: 1399

by Pyramid

February 16th, 2015, 12:07 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Correlation between Shoe Size & Ring-Finger Size...

Replies: 90

Views: 10152
Re: Small but mighty

Beautiful and the orange is lovely and individual.

by Pyramid

February 15th, 2015, 5:11 pm

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

Topic: Small but mighty

Replies: 31

Views: 1017
Re: Would you trade up?

Prefer the ring and I would not rhodium yellow gold as the yellow would soon peep through.

by Pyramid

February 15th, 2015, 4:36 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Would you trade up?

Replies: 12

Views: 571
Re: 2.30ct Octavia on a Gelin Abaci tension setting..

Love it. It really suits your hand. Congratulations, I know you have waited a long time to get it and you got a unique diamond by cut and from the rough which you saw and have photos of in its original state.

by Pyramid

February 15th, 2015, 11:58 am

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

Topic: 2.30ct Octavia on a Gelin Abaci tension setting..

Replies: 106

Views: 1943
Re: Found Neat Sterling Silver Ring any idea of age??

Think the stamp is 925 which denotes sterling silver. It looks a bit like native american style jewelry.

by Pyramid

February 15th, 2015, 11:43 am

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: Found Neat Sterling Silver Ring any idea of age??

Replies: 5

Views: 264
Re: Oec, Tranny, or Omb colour comparison to RMB...

Glad you can see that! My J stones are more white than the modern H. Even the M is only negligibly warmer. You're looking for a piece of original fine art. I would take it slow. You're doing all the right things, asking good questions. If you find options, don't hesitate to post them, although I wo...

by Pyramid

February 15th, 2015, 8:10 am

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: Oec, Tranny, or Omb colour comparison to RMB...

Replies: 16

Views: 423
Re: For the experts (play nice)- Feathers and cavities-CLARI

Notice in the appraiser newsroom article it makes mention of a crystal with a large feather being plotted as a large crystal, so in connection to what Neil was writing about pinpoint crystal, is it not the feather which defines the crystal size on the plot drawing maybe?

by Pyramid

February 11th, 2015, 4:23 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: For the experts (play nice)- Feathers and cavities-CLARITY

Replies: 58

Views: 1399
Re: For the experts (play nice)- Feathers and cavities-CLARI

www.appraisersnewsroom.org/?p=1342


See foot of this article mentions this about feather reaching surface but internal is plotted as crystal

by Pyramid

February 10th, 2015, 4:17 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: For the experts (play nice)- Feathers and cavities-CLARITY

Replies: 58

Views: 1399
Re: Whiteflash ACA or Expert Selection – Need To Choose!

Thanks Texas Leager for explaining that.

by Pyramid

February 8th, 2015, 6:19 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Whiteflash ACA or Expert Selection – Need To Choose!

Replies: 40

Views: 988
Re: Whiteflash ACA or Expert Selection – Need To Choose!

OK, let me first say that it's a gorgeous stone. Very bright and sparkly. I'm sure you would love it. How it compares to the other one I don't know, but it compared nicely to the bigger stones I was also considering and was a smidgen whiter. I thought it had very lovely presence and really nice col...

by Pyramid

February 8th, 2015, 3:00 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Whiteflash ACA or Expert Selection – Need To Choose!

Replies: 40

Views: 988