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  1. ChunkyCushionLover

    Do not request ASET images for round diamonds

    https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/what-do-you-think-of-these-2-idealscope-photos.154229/#post-2805396#p2805396 I refer you back to my original questions: 1) What does grey in an Idealscope image represent? 2) What does pink in an Idealscope image represent? The answer is we do not...
  2. ChunkyCushionLover

    Antique stone lovers- thoughts on this O/P VS2 European Cut

    Re: Antique stone lovers- thoughts on this O/P VS2 European What is a European cut?
  3. ChunkyCushionLover

    What do you think of these 2 idealscope photos?

    Great example of why it is precarious to judge the fine nuances of a round from only comparing Idealscope images. The difference in color around the edge of the table could have been: i) slightly more obstruction in image 1 over 2 in the areas above the lower girdle facets ii) a change in...
  4. ChunkyCushionLover

    Cushion Experts: Is this a good cushion?

    We would need a lot more information than what you have provided to help you. Video, ASET image, Photograph, Sarin Data, Full Grading Report identifying the type of cushion cut.
  5. ChunkyCushionLover

    really quick help

    #1 Will have bigger fatter arrows. You will see larger flashes or it will be darker depending on how close you are viewing and the rounding of the agnles on the report. I still think #2 is safer and may be brighter.
  6. ChunkyCushionLover

    Can I do better than this? Diamond noob.

    These diamonds are popular to some, it certainly is well priced and would be worth calling in for some images for a decent tradeoff between size color clarity and still within budget for someone looking for a modern cushion with medium sized flashes. The ones in this style with slightly large...
  7. ChunkyCushionLover

    Tiffany lookalikes: Brian Gavin vs. Excel Diamonds

    If you want delicate and refined see this post. https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/cushion-woes.148264/#post-2680393#p2680393
  8. ChunkyCushionLover

    really quick help

    You are trying to buy a "mind clean" stone, so I choose #2 as well. Less likely to show darkness when viewed up close, Tolk Pavilion Angle. No surface graining. It would be nice to see the IS images of these stones but perhaps that is not possible. What are the Star% and LGF% for #1 and #2 from...
  9. ChunkyCushionLover

    GIA lab certificate premium

    Well I brought it up because the cutter and the vendor have to draw the line somewhere. Clearly ~$2500 per stone would necessitate a report. Your site is usually pretty strict about a report and about pointing it out very clearly when it doesn't have one but I would expect not all vendors are...
  10. ChunkyCushionLover

    Can I do better than this? Diamond noob.

    Here is your situation as I see it: Your budget does not allow you to get a 1ct Cushion Brilliant (non modified) at anywhere close to the color and clarity you are looking at. The only stones available to you will be Cushion Modified Brilliants that are cheaper to produce as they save more...
  11. ChunkyCushionLover

    GIA lab certificate premium

    Hmm wonder why these Purple Princess Cuts $5k+ are listed without a GIA report :confused: I bet the clarity has something to do with it. ;)
  12. ChunkyCushionLover

    Can you tell me about this ASET image?

    8K will be stretching it with those specs. Maybe you can find a 1.5Ct I Si1/Vs2 or an H Si1/VS2 for that budget. I'd suggest when you go to see ERD you also head to see Perry as well. http://www.micropave.com/index.php/diamonds/1-75-j-vs2-antique-cushion.html...
  13. ChunkyCushionLover

    Can you tell me about this ASET image?

    The plain photograph is too small. The ASET has a bergundy background instead of black which means it is not a properly lit image and should probably be disregarded.
  14. ChunkyCushionLover

    MY MEETING WITH LEON MEGE TODAY !

    All kidding aside 8-) I'd still use Leon. There are few deisgners that can match his refined style and taste and can develop such fine pave and curved shapes. His comments on the phone and on his website are so unprofessional they are humorous. If I used him I definitely wouldn't go with...
  15. ChunkyCushionLover

    Long time lurker, but first time poster. Opinions.

    Price isn't great. Unless they are giving you a great deal on your tradein I'd pass. For example this stone has many more guarantees and is priced cheaper http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-2228615.htm
  16. ChunkyCushionLover

    GIA lab certificate premium

    Well if $100 is a lot in proportion to the sale price of the item, ie a $300 item costs $400 because it has a GIA report than many shoppers will weigh this against the risk it won't come back graded as as represented and decide if they want a graded or ungraded stone. Considering the high cost...
  17. ChunkyCushionLover

    GIA lab certificate premium

    Not true. If the color grading would be light but uncerted they can call it normal or intense. If the stone is an I1 but they can call it an SI2 or SI3. If the color modifier has brown in it as graded by GIA but they sell it has only a purplish red. If the stone is MMD not natural. If the...
  18. ChunkyCushionLover

    MY MEETING WITH LEON MEGE TODAY !

    Thats it I've decided thanks for all the info. I'm going to order a 0.5ct Princess cut from ERD sent to Leon to set. It must have: 1) Very Strong Blue Fluorescence, 2) Fishtail Pave Halo of 6mm width 3) Royal Pave in the shank also 6mm width. 4) The stone must be set as high as possible with...
  19. ChunkyCushionLover

    GIA lab certificate premium

    As Neil said your question cannot be answered. But the uncerted stone has a huge red flag already to me. Why would the vendor not send this one for a GIA grading report? Probably because seller feels it has a greater value or saleability without one. Or the cost of the report in comparison to...
  20. ChunkyCushionLover

    Sounds too good to be true... 3.13 N/SI1 for 2K!

    Must be a price error. In addition they reserve the right to correct. No red flags with that diamond that i can see that would justify such a low price. Pricing and Availability All products are subject to price change and availability. Solomon Brothers Fine Jewelry reserves the right to limit...
  21. ChunkyCushionLover

    Holoway Cut Advisor

    61% table 41.2 pavilion I think you can do better.
  22. ChunkyCushionLover

    Can you tell me about this ASET image?

    This diamond has been in their inventory for quite a while. The issue is the blue areas could be dark most of the time and the centre could be less lively. You should ask Bob about how the diamond performs but I'd probably be cautious about this one. Depends on what kind of cushion you are...
  23. ChunkyCushionLover

    Question re: appraiser

    No your situation is quite different and I suggest an independant appraisor not one working with the store.Get a good return policy in writing and if you are really concerned get it checked out in the US from an independant appraisor before importing it and paying the taxes. I am also from...
  24. ChunkyCushionLover

    Do not request ASET images for round diamonds

    I will have to disagree. What does pink represent in Idealscope? What does grey represent? How do these colors differ from vendor to vendor depending upon image saturation? This whole concept of lengthening LGFs to help steep deep stone is overstated and ASET images instead of IS would make...
  25. ChunkyCushionLover

    calling kenny

    Really Kenny you see strong Red flashes as strong as some of the other colors?
  26. ChunkyCushionLover

    Do not request ASET images for round diamonds

    Good example of how hard it is to prove me wrong CCL :appl: Garry I did prove you wrong, and unfortunately only trade members and a handful of consumers on this board appreciate the technical aspects of what I just posted above. This isn't a new topic or argument either but you posted it...
  27. ChunkyCushionLover

    lowest price per carat

    No. The cheapest brown rough rough would be very dark and have extinction, the more efficient round would be brighter and look better, but I doubt you would see much fire from either and they both would be very dark. Fire and brightness are very much linked, when observing disperion different...
  28. ChunkyCushionLover

    lowest price per carat

    "I could give a crap about intensity of color" Well in that case you can get really cheap dark brown with extinction. But then why bother with a diamond. The cheapest per carat might be dark brown cut in a round to lighten it up a bit with as much light return as possible. But it might...
  29. ChunkyCushionLover

    Do not request ASET images for round diamonds

    1) The precise angle and likely intensity of the incoming rays can be clearly differentiated with ASET and much less with idealscope. 2) Painting and Digging is much more readily observable on ASET and much harder to discern in IS 3) Contrast and borders between virtual facets is much more...
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