ak_diamondquest|1456843037|3997849 said:thanks for your reply! i'm working with a jeweler - Jerry Taylor owner of Taylor Custom Rings http://www.taylorcustomrings.com/
Yes, the diamond seems to be pretty special. And the price break with the HPHT was a real surprise. Jerry seems to have a lot of knowledge and has also had a lot of beautiful diamond options. I believe this one comes from India.
I'm now waiting for it to come back from GIA certification before getting to see it in person. Cannot wait!
We're you able to figure out a way to filter the site's Search results so you see just the HPHT inventory? That didn't seem to be an option for me & there weren't any HPHT stones in the first page of results within the parameters I plugged in for a random test drive.tyty333|1456846730|3997875 said:I looked at their website...do you pay the price listed on the diamond search page because I dont see much of a price break at all.
yes, my concern is the lack of sparkle too, but the diamond looks beautiful. i actually liked that it was shallow bc i didnt want a ring that sat up high and i'd rather get the face heavy value that bottom heavy.
you think it will just look like a piece of glass on my finger?
Oops, none of us answered this question. HPHT is not a lab diamond-growing process; for more info, here's a nice overview -- The ABC's of HPHT -- provided by JCK, a jewelers trade magazine and web site:ak_diamondquest|1456864817|3998057 said:thanks so much, but now i feel a bit confused. does it mean this diamond is lab grown? * * *
diamondseeker2006|1456940444|3998526 said:Nooo, HPHT are just like any diamonds other than they have been made higher color.
This diamond is a rose cut diamond, I believe. You will be able to see straight through it to your finger. Did you know it was a rose cut? You need a regular faceted oval diamond, not a rose cut. This will not work out well. Having a smaller well cut diamond will be far more attractive than a big one that has no brilliance at all.
Here is an example of a well cut rose cut diamond. It it set to enhance to stone. But I am betting you can still see through to the finger.
That's a reason why I thought it would be useful for you to see the JCK article with the photo of that necklace with the many white, HPHT color enhanced diamonds that are nicely cut and sparkly all around.ak_diamondquest|1456939193|3998514 said:@mollymallone - thanks for your help. ugh i guess i'm torn because i thought the iia type diamonds didnt have the sparkle because they didnt have carbon. eek !
I think, from the Pinterest link, that you'd love to have a ring similar to Blake Lively's oval diamond engagement ring? The unfortunate reality is that a sprightly 2-ct oval is never going to have the same face-up size as its 3-ct big sister. So maybe start a new thread soliciting ideas by by sharing your target budget, your priorities, other ring designs you like?ak_diamondquest said:* * * with the design i want to do (similar to this:https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AZV_-ysUUUAthb8o71_1_Tj8DqQPDxSkSSlFJCd_XYRYqKHk5gmnNgA/) i need a diamond that is face heavy. i dont know how i can achieve at least a 3 carat face size without going well into the 20k range.
I would guess HPHT colour treated stone (natural stone treated for color) would be rarer than HPHT grown diamond, because for a diamond to be HPHT colour treated it has to be type 2A.ChristineRose said:Hi Molly.
The OP asked whether the stone was lab-grown, which it doesn't seem to be. Someone else said that HPHT means treated. It can mean either treated or lab-grown or both.
It's pretty hard to end up looking at a lab-grown stone by accident. Treated are much more common.
I'm sorry - Gem quality lab grown diamonds are abundant - especially in melee sizes. They are not producing bigger sized stones because of the demand and the consumer or the jeweller mostly buys a certified diamond. The melee size in lab grown is abundant (HPHT + CVD).ChristineRose said:Gem-quality lab diamonds are just rare, period. People think they should be able to get one for $300 and most makers have dropped out or gone back to making industrial stones. Brown diamonds are not rare (well, not relative to white stones) so there's no problem in picking out the less-included type iia for HPHT and leaving the other types for people who might actually want a brown stone.