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kgizo

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Like a good PSer I take lots of pics trying out different lighting and angles, and noticed that typically there are lots of colors all over the stone, but rarely lots of colors on one facet. I only have a handful of pics where I have a facet that shows the colors of the rainbow. These are the best 2 pics. If you have caught a rainbow on your diamonds share here.

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OoohShiny

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Cool photos! Those fat old-style facets are working well :))

I got some green/yellow fire in my avatar pic
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but they are so difficult to get good pictures of! lol
 

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@kgizo I NEED to see your setting- profile, etc!! :shock: I feel like I need a bit wider band and yours looks perfect! I have been searching and searching! AND it's 8 prong AND looks like it has some cool stuff on the side of the shank!! Please share and if you can, where you got it too :bigsmile::kiss2: Pretty please ;)2:love:
 

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This is the same CBI— My phone can’t make sense of the light show, so it blurred everything out and this is what I was left with. Pretty cool, and again—I can’t recreate it! But I try. :lol:
 

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I think @kgizo is talking about something different than fire (but correct me if I’m wrong!). This thread inspired me to enjoy my coffee on my couch with a large picture window at my back. We have wide wood slat blinds that are open.

This CBI is .90 F SI1 (previous one was .80 H VVS2).


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I tried to catch a rainbow in the upper facet off the edge of the diamond. Not very successful, but the phone camera started blurring the diamond. It made see these big oval flower petals, and this surprised me! Why wouldn’t the shape be angled? Why is it rounded?

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Then I started getting a little freaked out, because THIS is the “hall of mirrors” effect people talk about with CBIs when I had read reviews. These reflections are the wood slat blinds behind me. Feels a little like a horror movie scene. :)

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Rainbow petals starting....

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My favorite rainbow petal. :)
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OoohShiny

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Paging @John Pollard because he might like the cool pics and be able to add some science! :))
 

iluvshinythings

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I love this thread! It reminds me of the fire thread but rainbows are fun too.

I enjoy a good excuse to look at diamond pics and I found this one:
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It's blurry, but that's definitely a tiny rainbow.
 

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kgizo

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@kgizo I NEED to see your setting- profile, etc!! :shock: I feel like I need a bit wider band and yours looks perfect! I have been searching and searching! AND it's 8 prong AND looks like it has some cool stuff on the side of the shank!! Please share and if you can, where you got it too :bigsmile::kiss2: Pretty please ;)2:love:
Thank you! It is a modified crown 8 setting from Old World Diamonds. It is comfortable to wear and easy to clean. Please excuse the fuzz on the diamond, it is sweater weather right now.
 

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Thank you! It is a modified crown 8 setting from Old World Diamonds. It is comfortable to wear and easy to clean. Please excuse the fuzz on the diamond, it is sweater weather right now.
So so yummy!! I have a crown 8 too, but I love the thickness of your band!! I may be doing a wider version like yours :). Thanks so much!!! Your ring is soooooo Puuuuurty!!:D And yes I completely understand the sweater weather ;)2 Thanks!!!
 

iluvshinythings

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Not sure if this is fire exactly, but I see some lovely pastels in my CBI! :love::love: It’s currently being set by Chris at Brilliantly Engaged :kiss2:

Your CBI is so gorgeous! I love all the pastels!:love::love::love:
 
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