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  1. shady71

    Need suggestions, I have no imagination

    Wow, great suggestions. Never even considered using the marquis for sort of a halo, although I think the marquis might be poorer quality, and might be more suited for DBTY where they would not be as obvious. The center and rounds appear whiter and more sparkle. I guess first step will be to...
  2. shady71

    Need suggestions, I have no imagination

    Thanks to all who replied with wonderful suggestions. Some of the earrings are beautiful, but really not my style, more of a jeans/t-shirt gal :lol: I fiddled with photo shop for some size perspective between the center stone and the others and came up with maybe some variation of this for a...
  3. shady71

    Need suggestions, I have no imagination

    OMG :(2 Seeing that photo so large makes it look even worse than it is !
  4. shady71

    Need suggestions, I have no imagination

    In 1976, for her 25th wedding anniversary my Mom got her diamond insert. Of course I told her how beautiful it was although in truth I did not care for it at all. The center stone was from her original ER, reset into a setting that would both match and fit the insert. Mom passed 8 years ago...
  5. shady71

    under 1 carat OEC/OMC/antique cushion

    I just saw a very nice looking 1ct OEC on ebay today, if I recall, J SI1 for abt $1875 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270448021540&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123 Edit: corrected price, add link
  6. shady71

    What would you do?

    Yes, Brian Gavin. He will give you an honest assessment before doing anything. He really tried to talk me out of removing mine, but I was more than willing to accept the risk. Hopefully I will wind up with a small, but usable stone, with some sentiment attached. I don''t really have a price...
  7. shady71

    James Meyer PSers??

    Ooooooh, just love that #1345 I spoke to Jim just today, sending him my OEC 2.12 S-T VS2 next week for that exact setting, can't wait!!
  8. shady71

    What would you do?

    Brian removed the diamond from my aunt''s old ring. As he had warned, another piece broke off, it was only being held in place by the setting. He ran a Sarin report, the stone is currently .60ct and he feels he can recut to a nice OEC that I can use in a pendant along with my other aunt''s...
  9. shady71

    Vintage cuts at pawn shops

    Thanks everyone for supporting my decision to leave as is. I spoke to James Meyer today about starting on the setting, I will be shipping the stone in the next week or so. I almost hate to part with it, even temporarily. I have been opening up the paper each evening to admire it in low...
  10. shady71

    Opinion on price...

    Even cutting the price in half won''t improve the quality of the diamond! No reason you should not get the very best you can for your hard earned money! Before finding Pricescope I bought a 2.47ct for what I thought was a very good price. Wound up spending even more to have the stone recut to...
  11. shady71

    diamond recutting-is it possible /affordable?

    Brian recut my lifeless 2.47ct RB into a gorgeous 2.10 sparkler earlier this year and I couldn''t be happier!! My thread is here.
  12. shady71

    What would you do?

    I have two OEC rings from my great aunts, one very nice, about .70-.75 (had been reset, not a vintage setting) and another just a bit smaller (from my favorite aunt), with a huge chip in the girdle and another chip/fracture on the crown. I sent it off to Brian Gavin to see about recutting. We...
  13. shady71

    Vintage cuts at pawn shops

    You are all, of course, correct that I should leave the stone as is, and I will. I am currently having another ring resized and adding a horseshoe sizer so as soon as I resolve my sizing issue (big knuckle syndrome) I will send the stone off to James Meyers to start on the setting.
  14. shady71

    Confused about these specs

    Is it common for GIA to not give the additional detail on OEC''s that is given for other cuts??
  15. shady71

    Oh dear lord....

    Fugly-Lop''s profile shot
  16. shady71

    Oh dear lord....

    For the money, I am still kinda partial to Drewbot''s Fugly-Lopsy https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/the-jury-is-in-ebay-diamond-under-ideal-scope.105491/
  17. shady71

    Confused about these specs

    I was comparing the specs between my two diamonds and am puzzled 2.105 RB (AGS) 2.12 OEC (GIA) Meas. 8.31 x 8.24 x 5.12 8.10 x 7.78 x 5.01 Table/Depth 53% / 61.9% 52% / 63.1% If there is only 1.5 points difference in weight...
  18. shady71

    Vintage cuts at pawn shops

    Update on my GIA report: I had posted on Rocky Talky regarding the GIA rep''s verbal comment that the stone was VS2 "potential". Another rep eventually explained that the stone is VS2 in it''s current condition, which are all surface issues, but it is potentially an "IF" stone if recut/polished...
  19. shady71

    GIA Question "Potential" ?

    While I understand what you are saying about re-polishing, the report is referencing "Feather, Chip, Cavity, Indented Natural, Natural" rather than surface wear. Would these inclusions require more that just a re-polish? If I were to re-polish and go down to 2ct, would an IF on this stone (or...
  20. shady71

    GIA Question "Potential" ?

    Whatmeworry, Stone-cold, Lorelei, thank you all for your kind comments. I too think the stone is lovely, but now to decide whether or not to clean her up to remove the surface inclusions and get that IF grading???
  21. shady71

    GIA Question "Potential" ?

    I just spoke to GIA again, this time got a very nice gemologist who fully explained the "VS2 potential." She explained the stone has "surface reaching inclusions, including feathers, chips and cavities" but AS IS the stone grades as VS2. There are NO flaws internally so if I were to recut to...
  22. shady71

    GIA Question "Potential" ?

    They said they gave it VS-2 but that it could potentially change if re-submitted. She implied it could change for better or worse.
  23. shady71

    GIA Question "Potential" ?

    I recently purchased an OEC diamond from a local pawn shop. I sent the stone to GIA last week for grading to be sure it was as represented or at least close as I think I got a very good deal. The diamond and report is to be sent out tomorrow, but they gave me the information over the phone...
  24. shady71

    Vintage cuts at pawn shops

    Stone twins... ROFL I received confirmation from GIA today that they received my stone so hope to have grading results by late next week some time. Sure hope I am not disappointed
  25. shady71

    Vintage cuts at pawn shops

    It has been sent out to GIA, I will be sure to report back once I get the report, I am anxious to see how it grades for color/clarity
  26. shady71

    Vintage cuts at pawn shops

    Well, after a month of procrastinating, I finally gave in and purchased the old cut diamond I originally posted about a dozen or so posts back. The good news is that there was a small mix up and the stone actually was 2.13ct and not 2.01 so I got a bit more bang for the buck. In the next day...
  27. shady71

    clarity is S/C ??????????????

    I bought diamond hoops from Overstock a couple years back, for about twice that price. S/C = sheer CRAP! My diamonds (all baugettes) look like cloudy sweepings from the floor of a cutting operation, topped off w/carbon spots. Seriously, save your money for something nicer!
  28. shady71

    Vintage cuts at pawn shops

    I don't know the name Ernie's or Eddie's. Really none in particular that I can recommend. There are half a dozen of them on Okeechobee Blvd in West Palm Beach, some are chains like Pawn America, and Value Pawn, and some independents. Another dozen or so on Military Trail, also WPB. south of...
  29. shady71

    Vintage cuts at pawn shops

    I have been haunting the pawn shops in Palm Beach Florida looking for a vintage stones for the past month or two. Found huge 3ct +, beautifully cut, but with a huge honking inclusion right in the table that I saw with my loupe, don''t know whether or not it was "eye clean" as with my eyes...
  30. shady71

    Opinion on this OEC

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