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mattn

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I'm told it's a 4ct gray diamond. Possibly inverted cushion or perhaps it's rose cut. Any idea where I can find this stone? (or can someone help with the build out? please pm me if so)

http://i.imgur.com/T2ObZLg.jpg

thx, matt
 

Niel

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You can't post things from a photo sharing site can you post it directly here
 

Niel

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Do you want this style or this exact ring?

What's your budget?
 

mattn

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Yes, I'd like this exact ring if possible. 18k wg or platinum (looks like a gunmetal treatment?). budgeting 8k-ish.
 

mattn

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I'm aware it's forsale locally. Given the need to support a retail store front in an expensive part of NYC, they wouldn't be able to do it w/in my budget which is why I'm looking to see if I can do it myself.
 

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Niel

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The stone you pictures appeared to be brown to my eye, despite being listed as grey. Are you looking for a brownish rose cut or a greyish rose cut.
 

mattn

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It doesn't look gray (is gray a real diamond color?). even looks a bit green. something in this ball park would be fine. has some nice translucency. tx
 

Niel

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mattn|1482797043|4109735 said:
It doesn't look gray (is gray a real diamond color?). even looks a bit green. something in this ball park would be fine. has some nice translucency. tx
Yes there is a thing as fancy grey diamonds.

OK I'm looking. Would you be willing to have a regular faceted diamond not upside down? Assuming it's the right color?
 

chroman

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Does it need to be a diamond? I wonder if you could find a zircon in that color range..
 

mattn

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I also think Quartz would be easy for this color range but yes, looking for a diamond here. tx
 

Niel

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Why do you want a diamond?
This doesn't appear to be an engagement ring. Also you're planning on getting a rose cut and/or flipping it upside down anyways so the benifits of a diamond for light performance are kind of lost.

If it has to be a diamond it has to be but the color you're after isn't ideal, and all the things people like about diamonds you're kind of working specifically against, so I don't see why you'd need to pay for a diamond just because.

You could get a grey spinel or a greyish sapphire which would be hard enough for everyday wear. Or, frankly, if she doesn't play to wear it daily, you don't need it to be a hard stone (I liked the zircon idea)
 

mattn

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qubitasaurus|1482808609|4109768 said:
It might help people to know what you did and didn't like about the rose cuts which have already been suggested to you on the hangout thread

https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/rough-cut-diamond-rings.227187/

Otherwise they will probably just generate the same suggestions all over again.
Hi, I have nothing against rose cuts and in fact, this particular ring might be a rose cut. I was just conversing on a different style during this conversation (completely rough cut ring) so wasn't paying much attention to a "finished" ring.
 

mattn

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Niel|1482809314|4109773 said:
Why do you want a diamond?
This doesn't appear to be an engagement ring. Also you're planning on getting a rose cut and/or flipping it upside down anyways so the benifits of a diamond for light performance are kind of lost.

If it has to be a diamond it has to be but the color you're after isn't ideal, and all the things people like about diamonds you're kind of working specifically against, so I don't see why you'd need to pay for a diamond just because.

You could get a grey spinel or a greyish sapphire which would be hard enough for everyday wear. Or, frankly, if she doesn't play to wear it daily, you don't need it to be a hard stone (I liked the zircon idea)
I actually started to look at sapphires now that you mentioned it (only had one conversation a few weeks ago so it slipped my mind). Also inquired into some Moissanite to see if I can get the size/color as well, but again no luck. I figured at that size (4ct), any diamond would be non-ideal at my price range.
 

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mattn|1482827880|4109798 said:
qubitasaurus|1482808609|4109768 said:
It might help people to know what you did and didn't like about the rose cuts which have already been suggested to you on the hangout thread

https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/rough-cut-diamond-rings.227187/

Otherwise they will probably just generate the same suggestions all over again.
Hi, I have nothing against rose cuts and in fact, this particular ring might be a rose cut. I was just conversing on a different style during this conversation (completely rough cut ring) so wasn't paying much attention to a "finished" ring.
No I meant reviewing the information in marymm's post as some of it is relevant here (you are probably currently looking for a rose cut stone. Some of the vendors she suggested would be good people to contact). Also if you have decided you don't lke their stones -- then people here will get a better idea of what you are looking for if they have that information. I can paste her post below.


diamond crystals - some of them are incredibly beautiful to my eyes albeit in a different, more understated way as compared to faceted diamonds - http://www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com/jhbnyc/diamonds.htm.. And I know at some future undetermined point in time I will have one of Jill Anish's rustic diamond rings on my finger! https://www.etsy.com/shop/JanishJewels?section_id=6993934..

All that said, I wholeheartedly agree with other posters to really be sure your wife would appreciate a rough diamond ring; and like Niel above think perhaps a rose-cut diamond ring would be another alternative to consider. FWW I also like Jill's rose-cut rings [https://www.etsy.com/shop/JanishJewels?section_id=7092525, and I have my eye on several of the loose rose-cut diamonds on Jewels by Grace's website http://www.jewelsbygrace.com/]
 

mattn

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qubitasaurus|1482836956|4109804 said:
mattn|1482827880|4109798 said:
qubitasaurus|1482808609|4109768 said:
No I meant reviewing the information in marymm's post as some of it is relevant here (you are probably currently looking for a rose cut stone. Some of the vendors she suggested would be good people to contact). Also if you have decided you don't lke their stones -- then people here will get a better idea of what you are looking for if they have that information. I can paste her post below.


diamond crystals - some of them are incredibly beautiful to my eyes albeit in a different, more understated way as compared to faceted diamonds - http://www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com/jhbnyc/diamonds.htm... And I know at some future undetermined point in time I will have one of Jill Anish's rustic diamond rings on my finger! https://www.etsy.com/shop/JanishJewels?section_id=6993934...

All that said, I wholeheartedly agree with other posters to really be sure your wife would appreciate a rough diamond ring; and like Niel above think perhaps a rose-cut diamond ring would be another alternative to consider. FWW I also like Jill's rose-cut rings [https://www.etsy.com/shop/JanishJewels?section_id=7092525, and I have my eye on several of the loose rose-cut diamonds on Jewels by Grace's website http://www.jewelsbygrace.com/]
Ah. yes, let me reach out to Jill. Thanks.
 

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