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#JOTW 2 Carat Natural Green Diamond Ring

OoohShiny

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Paging @kenny in case he hasn't already seen this :)
 

Lykame

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That diamond is wonderful, perfectly set and I love the colour and the cut. It's fabulous. You did amazingly well with that diamond and we are delighted that you shared your find!
 

mewing

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Beautiful stone in a pleasant green! Who mastered the ring? If you can disclose, of course.
I'd be happy to disclose the online website here. I hope it's not against the rules, yikes.

If that is the case, the price of my diamond will also be revealed, haha! As terrible as it sounds, I think COVID-19 has really given consumers a much stronger bargaining power. I got a 35% discount off an already extremely competitive price.

My vendor is a Taiwanese, and no Taiwan is not a part of China no matter how much China tries to extend its influence. My vendor has a factory and has a couple of extremely experienced old craftsmen working for him. He specialises in coloured gems and coloured diamonds of all sorts. Most of it comes with GIA or GRS certifications, and his Yahoo online store has 1000 over positive reviews. I communicate with him primarily using Mandarin, but if anyone is interested purchasing anything I would be more than happy to serve as your middleman.

Just a word of caution, much of what you see in the website are fully set coloured diamonds rings. In Asia they have this technique where they electroplate (e.g. blue, pink, green etc) the mount of ring to enhance the colour of the diamond. It's does not affect or subject the diamond to any form of treatment, but the ring setting itself is made such that a GIA light pink diamond will appear as if it were a fancy pink diamond. I prefer the natural colour of my diamond, so I didn't opt for such a setting.
 

Musia

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I'd be happy to disclose the online website here. I hope it's not against the rules, yikes.

If that is the case, the price of my diamond will also be revealed, haha! As terrible as it sounds, I think COVID-19 has really given consumers a much stronger bargaining power. I got a 35% discount off an already extremely competitive price.

My vendor is a Taiwanese, and no Taiwan is not a part of China no matter how much China tries to extend its influence. My vendor has a factory and has a couple of extremely experienced old craftsmen working for him. He specialises in coloured gems and coloured diamonds of all sorts. Most of it comes with GIA or GRS certifications, and his Yahoo online store has 1000 over positive reviews. I communicate with him primarily using Mandarin, but if anyone is interested purchasing anything I would be more than happy to serve as your middleman.

Just a word of caution, much of what you see in the website are fully set coloured diamonds rings. In Asia they have this technique where they electroplate (e.g. blue, pink, green etc) the mount of ring to enhance the colour of the diamond. It's does not affect or subject the diamond to any form of treatment, but the ring setting itself is made such that a GIA light pink diamond will appear as if it were a fancy pink diamond. I prefer the natural colour of my diamond, so I didn't opt for such a setting.
Thank you! It is very interesting and intriguing!
 

Rockdiamond

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Kewl ring!
Lovely stone as well- congratulations.

Taking pictures of Fancy Colored Diamonds is complicated and simple at the same time. In some ways like capturing a person on film.
FCD’s change color based on so many factors. So, the best you can hope to capture is one face of the stone. There are many ways to make an FCD look better in a picture, than it does in real life in photography. Even before we consider digitally altering the color, different temperature lights can make stones change color to a remarkable degree.
By and large the vast majority of diamond photos ( and rotating videos) online are taken in purpose built light boxes. Sometimes this makes the stones look better and other times the stones look worse than real life.

Personally, I fall in love with the diamonds, and I fancy myself a photographer so I take scads of pics and only use a small percentage of the photos I take- using the existing light to get representative pictures.

I've found that different colors in diamonds require different amounts, intensity and temperature of light to come out close to reality in the picture.
Then we have fluorescence, don't get me started!

The editing ( selecting the pics to use) is a job in itself.
TIme-consuming.
Rotating videos take almost no time- and the operator doesn't need to make any decisions about lighting.
Definitely no "right answer- it's a tough job!
 

Demon

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I'd be happy to disclose the online website here. I hope it's not against the rules, yikes.

If that is the case, the price of my diamond will also be revealed, haha! As terrible as it sounds, I think COVID-19 has really given consumers a much stronger bargaining power. I got a 35% discount off an already extremely competitive price.

My vendor is a Taiwanese, and no Taiwan is not a part of China no matter how much China tries to extend its influence. My vendor has a factory and has a couple of extremely experienced old craftsmen working for him. He specialises in coloured gems and coloured diamonds of all sorts. Most of it comes with GIA or GRS certifications, and his Yahoo online store has 1000 over positive reviews. I communicate with him primarily using Mandarin, but if anyone is interested purchasing anything I would be more than happy to serve as your middleman.

Just a word of caution, much of what you see in the website are fully set coloured diamonds rings. In Asia they have this technique where they electroplate (e.g. blue, pink, green etc) the mount of ring to enhance the colour of the diamond. It's does not affect or subject the diamond to any form of treatment, but the ring setting itself is made such that a GIA light pink diamond will appear as if it were a fancy pink diamond. I prefer the natural colour of my diamond, so I didn't opt for such a setting.
That's interesting. I have seen rings, maybe on Etsy, that are red. I wasn't sure how they were doing that! I certainly wouldn't want any enhancements done to mine, either. I'm not even fond of the cups that are used. For me - let it stand on it's own.
 

mewing

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Thank you! It is very interesting and intriguing!
I agree!

But looking back, I think buying coloured diamonds require a lot of
Kewl ring!
Lovely stone as well- congratulations.

Taking pictures of Fancy Colored Diamonds is complicated and simple at the same time. In some ways like capturing a person on film.
FCD’s change color based on so many factors. So, the best you can hope to capture is one face of the stone. There are many ways to make an FCD look better in a picture, than it does in real life in photography. Even before we consider digitally altering the color, different temperature lights can make stones change color to a remarkable degree.
By and large the vast majority of diamond photos ( and rotating videos) online are taken in purpose built light boxes. Sometimes this makes the stones look better and other times the stones look worse than real life.

Personally, I fall in love with the diamonds, and I fancy myself a photographer so I take scads of pics and only use a small percentage of the photos I take- using the existing light to get representative pictures.

I've found that different colors in diamonds require different amounts, intensity and temperature of light to come out close to reality in the picture.
Then we have fluorescence, don't get me started!

The editing ( selecting the pics to use) is a job in itself.
TIme-consuming.
Rotating videos take almost no time- and the operator doesn't need to make any decisions about lighting.
Definitely no "right answer- it's a tough job!
Wow! Your website has a dazzling array of coloured diamonds! Is fluorescence a good or bad thing in coloured diamonds? When I was shopping for a coloured diamond, many websites indicated that fluorescence in a yellow diamond would greatly decrease its value.
 

mewing

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That's interesting. I have seen rings, maybe on Etsy, that are red. I wasn't sure how they were doing that! I certainly wouldn't want any enhancements done to mine, either. I'm not even fond of the cups that are used. For me - let it stand on it's own.
Yes I totally agree with you. But my vendor shared that many consumers assume that the light pink diamond they purchase would turn out like JLo's pink diamond, only to be disappointed later on. To remedy the situation, they would opt for this type of non-invasive enhancement.

These are the kind of information that you rarely find on websites, and that's why I think PriceScope is so essential in providing informal education to any consumer interested in purchasing coloured diamonds.
 

Wink

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My vendor has a factory and has a couple of extremely experienced old craftsmen working for him. He specialises in coloured gems and coloured diamonds of all sorts. Most of it comes with GIA or GRS certifications, and his Yahoo online store has 1000 over positive reviews. I communicate with him primarily using Mandarin, but if anyone is interested purchasing anything I would be more than happy to serve as your middleman.
Thank you for sharing your experience and also the pictures of a beautiful green diamond. Describing color is very difficult. If you call something "grass green" it will look similar but different than someone else's "grass green", even if only looking at the "grass green" on your street. (I use this example because my neighbors on either side of my house have "grass green" yards that are different colors than my "grass green", especially in the Spring when the colors are bright and vibrant after the long dormant winter here in Idaho. I forget how many millions of color variations the human eyes are able to distinguish, and I know for sure that how many you can distinguish is not the same as I can distinguish. I am older, so I am pretty sure you can distinguish many more than I can.)

Having seen the pictures of your beautiful diamond, all I can say for sure is, "I really like it! Congratulations on your new treasure."

Wink
 

Catmom

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What a cool diamond!
 

AV_

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This is all I see:

"Due to the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), users in EU countries will no longer be able to use Yahoo's Taiwan e-commerce services,"

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junebug17

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It's gorgeous. Such a beautiful color. I love it and I love the setting. Enjoy this beauty!
 

Sunstorm

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My love and passion for FCDs started my journey down this path of fun and joy with diamonds and gems and jewelry design. My personal favorite color is green tied with orange yellow, yellow orange diamonds. Oh and chameleons but then they are greenish. I own many greens albeit smaller and lighter. Also orange yellow but your stone is a dream come true and anyone who is a fan of green diamonds would love to own such a stone! Congrats, you did well!
 

mewing

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This is all I see:

"Due to the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), users in EU countries will no longer be able to use Yahoo's Taiwan e-commerce services,"

,(
Interesting! It's quite a pity though. He has plenty of interesting stuff
 

mewing

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My love and passion for FCDs started my journey down this path of fun and joy with diamonds and gems and jewelry design. My personal favorite color is green tied with orange yellow, yellow orange diamonds. Oh and chameleons but then they are greenish. I own many greens albeit smaller and lighter. Also orange yellow but your stone is a dream come true and anyone who is a fan of green diamonds would love to own such a stone! Congrats, you did well!
I love orangey yellow and yellow orange! I told myself this will be my one and only FCD purchase. I'm not sure if I have the discipline to stick to it haha! My vendor just uploaded a new FCD on YouTube.

Super tempted.
 

Texas Leaguer

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@mewing,
That's a very special rock you have there. Congrats!

It totally blows my mind that someone's first diamond is a 2ct fancy green!!!

How did you come to be so intrigued with fancy color, and green in particular, that you would be willing to make such a significant purchase?

Sorry to be nosy, but it's a highly unusual case. Even with so many diamond mavens here. :)
 

Rockdiamond

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When considering the pricing of green diamonds:
If we compare Fancy Green ( obscenely expensive), to Fancy Yellowish Green ( more like a F/VS)
Adding any modifier with grey could easily take 25% off that price.
That makes this stone even more amazing, IMO.
I adore stones that have modifiers that trash the price, yet, the stone looks......green.

A GIA graded "Fancy Green" might even look less green - because the color green itself is such a subtle color. Sometimes the modifiers help in that regard- which definitely seems to be the case here!
 

Texas Leaguer

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When considering the pricing of green diamonds:
If we compare Fancy Green ( obscenely expensive), to Fancy Yellowish Green ( more like a F/VS)
Adding any modifier with grey could easily take 25% off that price.
That makes this stone even more amazing, IMO.
I adore stones that have modifiers that trash the price, yet, the stone looks......green.

A GIA graded "Fancy Green" might even look less green - because the color green itself is such a subtle color. Sometimes the modifiers help in that regard- which definitely seems to be the case here!
I agree. Modifiers can actually be additive in terms of overall visual appeal. I think of brownish orange vs orange. A pure orange is super rare and would be significantly more expensive, but a little brown can give the orange a punch that greatly enriches it visually.

The grey in @mewing 's diamond might be darkening the green slightly and making it more robust.
 
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