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kenny

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Over the next days I'll be posting pics of the current incarnation of my collection of tiny colored dots.
I do not understand my irrational addiction to these things, but here we go.

Currently there are 10, all with GIA reports indicating they are natural diamonds with color of natural origin.
GIA issues only their abbreviated reports (Colored Diamond Identification and Origin Report) on FCDs under 15 points which is why some specs are missing.
All diamonds were purchased from Leibish & Co aka www.fancydiamonds.net and I have been delighted with their service.

FCDs are difficult to photograph and judge from photographs which is why I have returned 5 of the 15 that I've bought.
Leibish has been wonderful about exchanges and refunds and I highly recommend them.
Shipping from Israel 15 times has never been a problem.
Returns go back to their New York affiliate.

I hope to get some initial pics up this evening but for now here are the specs.

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Re: Fancy Color Diamond Collection

Oh Kenny......always the tease. :naughty:
 

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texaskj|1303436332|2902327 said:
Oh Kenny......always the tease. :naughty:
Sorry.
Here are some crab cakes to munch on while you wait. ;))

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La fabulosa.....all is forgiven.....she says as she stuffs her mouth. :cheeky:
 

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Oh, I m allergic to shellfish



eta: can I take a couple home for my dog?
 

kenny

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Yeah, and DO have some bubbly too, while the 10 kids are taking a bath.

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crab cakes and champagne?! i'm in! this is a happy hour to remember!

MoZo
 

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I'm trying to start with a good fluorescence shot but it ain't working. :angryfire:
I think I need some ambient lighting too.
 

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Whaa! ;(

I just found out iPhoto can't import RAW files from the new Nikon D7000 body.
I googled it and lots of other D7000 buyers are pissed about this too. :angryfire: :angryfire: :angryfire:
apple has to come out with a reverse-engineered update to iPhoto to recognize the new files for this model.

Apparently RAW files not only are unique to manufacturers, like Nikon and Canon, but also unique to models.
Apple gets no heads up from Nikon and has to reverse engineer after a camera model's release.

All the pics I took tonight can't be imported since I took them in RAW format with the new D7000 body.
I'll have to start over tomorrow with the old camera body. :nono: :nono: :nono:

Sorry, I should not have started this thread till I had some pics.
 

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kenny|1303490323|2902691 said:
Can you spot the two with strong fluorescence?
The stones at 5 and 7 o'clock. Nice shot, as always.
 

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kenny|1303490323|2902691 said:
Can you spot the two with strong fluorescence?
Umm, that's like asking "does Kenny like fancy colored diamonds?"
 

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Kenny, I can't wait any more! Where are all the pics?! In a minute, I won't be able to use my inside voice any longer - please hurry. :errrr: :lol:
 

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What are you planning to do with these pretties?

I can't wait to see the rest of the photos :D
 

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:love: of course the two with fluor are my two personal favorites from your collection! :love:
 

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minousbijoux|1303496340|2902750 said:
Kenny, I can't wait any more! Where are all the pics?! In a minute, I won't be able to use my inside voice any longer - please hurry. :errrr: :lol:
Sorry I'm very slow.
I thought women liked a gradual build up. :naughty:

I'll be posting pics as I gradually take them over the next few days.
I have a lot of ideas swimming around my head for shots I want to set up.
 

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kenny|1303501011|2902804 said:
minousbijoux|1303496340|2902750 said:
Kenny, I can't wait any more! Where are all the pics?! In a minute, I won't be able to use my inside voice any longer - please hurry. :errrr: :lol:
Sorry I'm very slow.
I thought women liked a gradual build up. :naughty:

I'll be posting pics as I gradually take them over the next few days.
I have a lot of ideas swimming around my head for shots I want to set up.
Yes a gradual build up - but not over days! Also, it's incredibly infuriating when DH gets his hands on the remote and then debates what to watch FOR EVER .............. just saying!

Interestingly, I know I'm drawn to fluor in general but even though you had rotated the un-fluor photo, my eyes went straight to the electric green radiant and orange pear!
 

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kenny|1303501011|2902804 said:
minousbijoux|1303496340|2902750 said:
Kenny, I can't wait any more! Where are all the pics?! In a minute, I won't be able to use my inside voice any longer - please hurry. :errrr: :lol:
Sorry I'm very slow.
I thought women liked a gradual build up. :naughty:

I'll be posting pics as I gradually take them over the next few days.
I have a lot of ideas swimming around my head for shots I want to set up.
In this case, foreplay is not desired!! Get those pictures ready!! :twisted:
 

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I think I take my FCDs and photography too seriously.
I can't quite place why.
It's funny how once in a while things in our lives take on significance that surprises us.

To me there is just something magical about FCDs.
It's almost like they deserve the best I can give them while I am their custodian.

FCDs are my muse and I honestly feel honored they are with me right now.
Some day I'll be gone and they'll move on into the future, probably forever, and I hope they are as appreciated then as they are now.
 

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kenny|1303507046|2902860 said:
I think I take my FCDs and photography too seriously.
I can't quite place why.

To me there is just something magical about both of them.
It's almost like they deserve the best I can give them while I am their custodian.
FCDs are my muse and I honestly feel honored they are with me right now.
Some day I'll be gone and they'll move on and I hope they are as appreciated then as they are now.
Nah, I'm going to have all my gems and jewels buried with me in my pyramid. :lol: That way I can take them to the afterlife. :naughty:

I think we're all pretty passionate about gems and jewelry here. When you see photos as wonderful as yours, it's easy to understand why. ;))
 

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Having seen them in person, I can absolutely understand the obsession with them! I don't think I'd set them either, they're so wonderful nestled together in their little gem box.
 

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Oh Kenny, what a beautiful collection you have!
 

kenny

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Thanks, all.

Does anyone know why violet does not photograph?
That pear looks pure gray in the pic but has a distinct, lovely, though delicate, violet hue in person.
The white balance of the pic is not to blame.

The light source was soft and diffuse.
What could explain this?
 

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kenny|1303513454|2902937 said:
Thanks, all.

Does anyone know why violet does not photograph?
That pear looks pure gray in the pic but has a distinct, lovely, though delicate, violet hue in person.
The white balance of the pic is not to blame.

The light source was soft and diffuse.
What could explain this?
KENNY !!! You're the expert !!!! :twisted:
It's why I can't take a "Pricescope Pic" of my new Barry "purple" spinel...
even if I stood on my head, I wouldn't get the color right with this camera....

Anyway, yes that pear and that blinding electric chartreuse FCD !!!!
I LOVE your pictures !!!!
I always look forward to more, more, MORE !!!!!!
 

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kenny|1303513454|2902937 said:
Thanks, all.

Does anyone know why violet does not photograph?
That pear looks pure gray in the pic but has a distinct, lovely, though delicate, violet hue in person.
The white balance of the pic is not to blame.

The light source was soft and diffuse.
What could explain this?
I don't have a problem with violet with my cheapie camera. I take shots of violet spinels night and day. Maybe it's getting washed out when you upload to PS? Head shadow??
 

kenny

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What's odd is other hues are not being mysteriously missing, just the violet.
The vivid blue oval is more pale than in it is real life, yet the white color of the salt in the middle is true white.

The salt, a wonderfully pure-white troubleshooting tool, varies from a slightly warm color at the top cool at the bottom, but overall white balance issues cannot explain why the grayish-violet pear looks pure gray.
 
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