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''Malaya'' is mostly used to describe a color or a type of garnet (described as a mix of several, sort of ''all others'' by any account)?    Every yellow-to-red color seems to come under the name, with the price going by the color (hopefully)... so... I assumed t is a name for a type...

by valeria101

April 30th, 2006, 6:16 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: is this malaya garnet a keeper?

Replies: 26

Views: 1878


Date: 4/29/2006 3:06:19 PM Author: Lynn B And while we are talking about fishtail pave, here's the #1 contender at this moment... this is shucash's ring... I would have brought that up if you didn't.  The setting looks more wear-friendly than any of the other options for setting diamonds on th...

by valeria101

April 29th, 2006, 9:50 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: *CONSIDERING* a re-set! Opinions/advice welcome!

Replies: 97

Views: 5276


Date: 4/29/2006 3:32:20 PM Author: NYbella Hi!...I actually have them already...  How do they look on the ear?  smile  They looks very dainty from this side of the screen. But gold is heavy... wonder if they sit like this on the war to...

by valeria101

April 29th, 2006, 9:38 am

Forum: Jewelry Pieces

Topic: Signature Gurhan Earrings

Replies: 21

Views: 1270


Oh, no!   I didn't mean it that way TH.... I hope you can restore the posts (the text must be saved as old versions still, click on 'View Revisions' on the bottom of each post's window to retrieve them ). It would be a shame for this thread to be killed off that way http://www.prices...

by valeria101

April 29th, 2006, 9:21 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Asscher Recommended Performance Range...huh?

Replies: 23

Views: 1242


What a striking ring!  Even in pictures... smile Congratulations for the wonderful new setting.   It makes quite a sight on your hand.  I hope you will let this one get out of the closet very, very often (or.. never get back in th...

by valeria101

April 29th, 2006, 5:13 am

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

Topic: KristyDarling''s 3-stone by Leon Mege

Replies: 357

Views: 46596


IMO, it would sound better to talk about ''performance'' and what not with a bit of research at hand. Even if with the like of HCA and AGS grades for brilliants remains much to talk about how the results relate to personal preference and what not, it feels better to have some certain background to ...

by valeria101

April 29th, 2006, 2:02 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Asscher Recommended Performance Range...huh?

Replies: 23

Views: 1242


Would it be possible for your girl to get a plastic ''ring sizing'' set (online?) try it out, and send you the right ring from the bunch?  Even faster should be for her to measure the diameter (two better than one) of a ring she is wearing, if she is wearing one on the same finger as...

by valeria101

April 29th, 2006, 1:32 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Mark Morrell Sunburst Solitaire with GOG Solasfera

Replies: 20

Views: 5011


Date: 4/29/2006 6:17:50 AM Author: Dancing Fire the reason GOG is more expensive b/c you''re looking at ideal cut H&A stones.  ''Guess so.  The respective G/VS1 looks great though.  And those at Blue Nile... I wish there pictures, and with even more that the diamonds would be...

by valeria101

April 29th, 2006, 1:23 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Geez Louise!! :)

Replies: 11

Views: 982


If you track down the stories about ''Moremoremore''s quest for the perfect cushion trio, there must be pictures and critique of quite a few such stones around - not just those that she purchased in the end. LINK to finished ring There is a thread in the FAQ forum with all sorts of cushion cuts (ca...

by valeria101

April 28th, 2006, 8:11 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Cushion Cut Pictures....?

Replies: 18

Views: 4480


 'Windowshopper' ...  any progress ?       Since this band-ring-studded thread of yours, I kept dreaming all sorts of colorful rings.  Would it be at all fun to put one or two on paper between us?  If nothing all around perfect turns out ready made. http...

by valeria101

April 28th, 2006, 2:02 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: heirloom: where to buy. Tiffany, Graff, HW

Replies: 112

Views: 4189


Date: 4/28/2006 7:17:25 AM Author: Lorelei Ana how did you calculate the depth measurement  From the measurements given for the stone (12.66 – 12.74 x 7.43 mm), depth % = depth in mm / shorter diameter in mm. (i.e. 7.43/12.66)  smile

by valeria101

April 28th, 2006, 1:58 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please help! 7.08 cts. Diamond

Replies: 7

Views: 968


Date: 4/28/2006 12:22:53 AM Author: kcoursolle I love sparkles, why don't you get the setting you want, but stick white sapphires, white topaz's, or even CZ's ...  It would make little difference. Diamonds that small are not terribly expensive.  Also, to replace pave later, the setting wo...

by valeria101

April 28th, 2006, 1:00 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: One more request.....

Replies: 33

Views: 1329


Date: 4/28/2006 5:33:48 AM Author: Steve SC Dear Everyone I got offer one certified diamond described below. Certified by IGI Bangkok. March,2006 7.08 cts. 12.66 – 12.74 x 7.43 mm. (58.7% depth, for what that matters) I-VVS2 (But it’s brownish I, not yellowish I.) (Equivalent I Diamond) Not a bad t...

by valeria101

April 28th, 2006, 12:57 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please help! 7.08 cts. Diamond

Replies: 7

Views: 968


Date: 4/27/2006 1:25:51 PM Author: Defender Is this due to the interest in the more sparkly crushed ice look over the faceted depth of the older style?  ... maybe, but it doesn't sound like the public vote has that much to do with how diamonds are cut... Should one assume that the older style ...

by valeria101

April 27th, 2006, 7:41 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Cushion Cut Pictures....?

Replies: 18

Views: 4480




No.  The new ones have a cute little drawing of a profile (not related to the shape of the stone, just like the clarity plots) that resembles the format of the new certs for rounds. But there is no extra data.



by valeria101

April 27th, 2006, 7:24 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: New GIA certificates for fancy shapes?

Replies: 1

Views: 546


'Guess you could avoid the $50 a pop trial and error...  E.g.  1 carat AGS I/VS   this one got top marks for brilliance and proportions... and happened to have "only" 'Excellent' polish. Yeah... and that kept the price a bit below 5k instead of a bit over.  There are a few more ...

by valeria101

April 27th, 2006, 7:17 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please help!!! Which is more important P/S or going up a color grade?

Replies: 6

Views: 751


Ebay the pit... yeah... mostly.    Only it is also the case that quite a few established businesses keep a presence there.  That doesn't make them 'Ebay sellers' I would think.  Picking something at random based on the blind trust and no hope of recourse must be quite diffe...

by valeria101

April 27th, 2006, 2:43 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: seeking ideal demantoid

Replies: 22

Views: 1465


Date: 4/26/2006 10:01:02 PM Author: f4fred No, no... I meant the same style with a four prong princess head, not a six prong! I don''t think Vatche has a four prong version of the ''Crown'' (how would that look like ?... not sure if it would be very similar anyway). THIS  looks like the closes...


Date: 4/26/2006 11:11:17 PM Author: ELL I am looking at a 3.15 round brilliant with these statistics. Can you please tell me in what ball park I should be as far as price? It is a E.G.L. European certed diamond (yes, I know this is red flag) dimentions 9.51 x 9.46 X 5.81 Polish Excellent Sym Excell...

by valeria101

April 26th, 2006, 11:11 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 3.15 round brilliant. Help

Replies: 33

Views: 1418


Date: 4/27/2006 12:09:32 AM Author: diamondgirl06 One last thing. I love this ring, but I do have concerns now about its cut grading--especially for its valuation. My concern is not from looks as I stated above, people comment on its brilliance and brightness. Would it be crazy to have the ring rec...

by valeria101

April 26th, 2006, 10:45 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Question about my 3 oval diamond ring

Replies: 6

Views: 899


You may find these useful:        Cushion cut story  @ Good Old Gold      and a database with pictures & basic stats @ Stuller .  If you want to look just for cut types and details, any weight &color     &n...

by valeria101

April 26th, 2006, 10:32 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Cushion Cut Pictures....?

Replies: 18

Views: 4480


Date: 4/27/2006 2:31:20 AM Author: riogems  If you don't like the stone then keep looking.  Ditto.  There should be a sapphire of your liking for the money. Somewhere. I wouldn't get too hung up on the alleged 'bargain status' before something with the color you a...

by valeria101

April 26th, 2006, 10:02 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Ceylon Unheated 9x7 sapphire wholesale

Replies: 13

Views: 1285


Date: 4/27/2006 1:18:59 AM Author: andrewSD   Now whether that is the cause of our perception that the SP ring is less ''rough'', still can''t say...  They look quite different in the very detailed picture! Quite a bit so. All small details, but... that''s all there is to look at on ...

by valeria101

April 26th, 2006, 9:41 pm

Forum: Jewelry Pieces

Topic: eternity band with "rough" edges

Replies: 74

Views: 4660


Date: 4/26/2006 6:09:19 PM Author: MustangFan ...the sapphire he showed me is a prettier stone than $3200 at the other place which is sort of a chain store (Robbins Diamonds) Add a few more shops on the list and the respective price interval may well grow larger (from both ends, perhaps). http://ww...

by valeria101

April 26th, 2006, 12:19 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Ceylon Unheated 9x7 sapphire wholesale

Replies: 13

Views: 1285


Why skeptical? I am not a big fan of the 'wholesale-prices-special-for-you' story smile but... every time I hear it I try to remind myself that the seller can't possibly know my feelings. If the treated/ untreated status is a big issue you want to b...

by valeria101

April 26th, 2006, 12:05 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Ceylon Unheated 9x7 sapphire wholesale

Replies: 13

Views: 1285


The size is not listed for all of these, right?  And your setting held a 6mm square... Maybe a bit more would still work, but... it would be nice to know what fits and what doesn''t. About hardness and wearability - always wondered why isn''t there some popular scale of ''fitness to wear''. Mo...

by valeria101

April 26th, 2006, 11:16 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Suggestions?

Replies: 33

Views: 1228


Date: 4/26/2006 4:35:26 PM Author: dkennedymi They are willing to get it GIA certed but will tack this fee onto the price. They have also offered to have it re-cut as an ideal cut. Is it even worth considering? The price seems O.K., but I'm not sure it's worth the hastle. Comments? Great, but betwe...

by valeria101

April 26th, 2006, 10:55 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Comments on a Used Diamond Appreciated

Replies: 6

Views: 784


Guessing a pavilion angle around 42 degrees... and a relatively flat crown... and not the most brilliant thing in the world in consequence.  OK, maybe that''s not the most optimistic picture but the numbers are far from complete (or precise, probably) and I can''t possibly see the di...

by valeria101

April 26th, 2006, 10:50 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Comments on a Used Diamond Appreciated

Replies: 6

Views: 784


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by valeria101

April 26th, 2006, 6:50 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Lily Pendant waxes are here

Replies: 118

Views: 3817


Can''t imagine in what context this may have come up. Could it be that aside the darkish wall color the respective environment would also have some sort of candlelight illumination (like a bar would at night - small dispersed sources in overall low light). Something like that would make diamonds lo...

by valeria101

April 26th, 2006, 1:06 am

Forum: Jewelry Pieces

Topic: Does wood enhance a diamond''s sparkle?

Replies: 5

Views: 793