Find your diamond
Find your jewelry
shape
carat
color
clarity

Can I get your opinion on this stone?

Status
Not open for further replies. Please create a new topic or request for this thread to be opened.

karee888

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Dec 9, 2008
Messages
1,168
Hi all,

I''ve across this stone, and I really like it. I wanted to get your opinion on it, though.

It''s a tanga rhodolite garnet.

Thanks in advance!!

K possibility.jpg
 

mochi

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Jun 3, 2008
Messages
4,234
I like the color and the cut, but I wonder if it would be dark IRL??
 

innerkitten

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Aug 1, 2003
Messages
5,623
It''s almost an orange red on my screen, very pretty. There is a good chance it ill be dark. But maybe thats not an issue for you.
 

ma re

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Aug 10, 2008
Messages
2,698
All I can say is that I like it a lot - that shade of red reminds me of corals. BTW, I don''t think it will be too dark, but you never know. Looks very lively as well.
 

chrono

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Apr 22, 2004
Messages
37,507
I like it; I think it''s very pretty.
 

karee888

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Dec 9, 2008
Messages
1,168
Thanks. On both of my monitors, it''s not dark.

I really like the color, it looks like a pure red on my computer.

The only hesitation I have is that it''s not a "standard" size, so I might have a hard time setting it for a reasonable price.
 

movie zombie

Super_Ideal_Rock
Joined
Jan 20, 2005
Messages
11,879
stones are always darker in person than in vendor photos. many like darker stones. is there a good return policy?

mz
 

Lady_Disdain

Ideal_Rock
Trade
Joined
Jul 25, 2008
Messages
3,988
Date: 4/9/2009 12:32:01 PM
Author: karee888
Thanks. On both of my monitors, it''s not dark.

I really like the color, it looks like a pure red on my computer.

The only hesitation I have is that it''s not a ''standard'' size, so I might have a hard time setting it for a reasonable price.
What are the dimensions? Even if it isn''t exactly calibrated, a good bench jeweller should be able to set it, within reason.
 

karee888

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Dec 9, 2008
Messages
1,168
Date: 4/9/2009 12:55:15 PM
Author: Lady_Disdain
Date: 4/9/2009 12:32:01 PM

Author: karee888

Thanks. On both of my monitors, it''s not dark.


I really like the color, it looks like a pure red on my computer.


The only hesitation I have is that it''s not a ''standard'' size, so I might have a hard time setting it for a reasonable price.
What are the dimensions? Even if it isn''t exactly calibrated, a good bench jeweller should be able to set it, within reason.
It is 7.8 x 6.8 x 5 mm deep
 

Lady_Disdain

Ideal_Rock
Trade
Joined
Jul 25, 2008
Messages
3,988
I like the red one better, but it is a matter of taste.
 

LD

Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jun 29, 2008
Messages
9,682
They''re both lovely. I don''t think the first one will be too dark but I definitely would stay away from a bezel setting!
 

movie zombie

Super_Ideal_Rock
Joined
Jan 20, 2005
Messages
11,879
impossible for me to choose between pictures as i know they just never are the same as a stone in hand. one seems to have redder tones than the other....but that could be a trick of the lightening.

mz
 

karee888

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Dec 9, 2008
Messages
1,168
I''ve got the second one on hold. Here are links to various pics of both:

More red

More pink

Clicking on the smaller images up top makes them enlarge.
 

T L

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Sep 20, 2008
Messages
23,282
The first one has too much brown in it to me. I like the second one better - more pink.
 

chrono

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Apr 22, 2004
Messages
37,507
Based on the additional pictures:
Red 1 looks richer but might have brown undertones.
Pink 2 is bright but might have a hint of gray

Of the two, even though I love reds, I would choose the pink.
 

ma re

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Aug 10, 2008
Messages
2,698
Any chance you can ask the vendor for a side by side photo?
 

Imdanny

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Jan 21, 2008
Messages
6,186
I like the darker one. Hard to tell on a computer monitor about color, but that''s my favorite of the two, and I like the cut.
 

cofor

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Jan 7, 2009
Messages
132
I would go with the red. On my screen I see no brown overtones but slight yellow tones which makes the stone glowing "warm". It is also pretty lively and the saturation is very nice. The pink one seems "cold" and I am not really fond of the grey tones in the pink stone.

cofor
 

cushioncutnut

Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Feb 22, 2008
Messages
4,028
I almost bought the umbalite garnet that you posted....but maybe it was you that purchased it.
I favor pinky-purple garnets more than I do red garnets but it is a matter of taste. They are both pretty!
 

karee888

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Dec 9, 2008
Messages
1,168
I have not decided. I did put the pink one on hold and asked them a few questions, though. I haven''t heard back yet.
 

chrono

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Apr 22, 2004
Messages
37,507
Date: 4/10/2009 1:40:51 PM
Author: karee888
I have not decided. I did put the pink one on hold and asked them a few questions, though. I haven''t heard back yet.
That''s good. Ask as much as you feel you need and don''t feel bad to ask for more pictures if you aren''t sure.
 

yingh

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Jan 14, 2004
Messages
1,420
Okay, I will be the minority here. Do you absolutely LOVE one of the them or both? I think they both may appear on the darker side in many lighting conditions. If you have to choose between the two then I''ll say go with the second one. Otherwise, why not check with Barry at ACS. I''ve seen many pretty rhodolite from him.
 
Status
Not open for further replies. Please create a new topic or request for this thread to be opened.
Be a part of the community It's free, join today!
    An Excellent K Color Graded Diamond
    An Excellent K Color Graded Diamond
    Astounding AVR
    Astounding AVR
    Cushion Cut- Three Ways
    Cushion Cut- Three Ways

Need Something Special?

Get a quote from multiple trusted and vetted jewelers.

Holloway Cut Advisor



Diamond Eye Candy

Click to view full-size image.
Top