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My diamond is pregnant!

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  1. tigertales
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    by tigertales » Jul 1, 2019
    just kidding. but it looks like a little diamond crystal is inside the big one.
    On the cert it's a knot

    pretty though. don't you think?
     
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  2. AV_
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    by AV_ » Jul 1, 2019
    Preaching to the choir! .)
     
  3. OoohShiny
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    by OoohShiny » Jul 1, 2019
    I can't see any pictures! :(
     
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  4. tigertales
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    by tigertales » Jul 1, 2019
    You guys, I'm so sorry! I posted this late last night and had trouble posting the link, and just said, oh to heck and went to bed. I will retry today!!!
     
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  5. tigertales
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  6. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Jul 1, 2019
    My original Er has one too— you can only see it if you turn it upside down.
     
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  7. OoohShiny
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    by OoohShiny » Jul 1, 2019
    That is so cool! Nice to see how it grows :)
     
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  8. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Jul 1, 2019
    If we put the mommy diamond and the daddy diamond in our jewelry boxes overnight.......could we get get baby diamonds in the morning?
     
  9. tigertales
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    by tigertales » Jul 1, 2019
    best post ever.:lol:
     
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    by tigertales » Jul 1, 2019
    it should be here this week from JA. I hope it's as lovely in person. I decided to get it loose so I could play with it. I think an unset diamond is so much fun. I have a setting picked out, though.

    I PROMISE to share as soon as I have it.

    oh, by the way, I know it has a shallow crown, and is not 'ideal'.

    i wasn't aiming for that.
     
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  11. AV_
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    by AV_ » Jul 1, 2019
    Before seeing he video, I had imagined the usual - a few bubble-like included crystals... not THAT! (grin)

    I am a little unsure of what I am looking at, even in the magnified video - I wish to be seeing a surprisingly large included crystal with very clean interfaces (nothig much between the included crystal & the surrounding one) and just a small-ish feather reaching a pavilion facet. Further feathers might make me think of meeting the included crystal in person one day (not minding).
     
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  12. tigertales
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    by tigertales » Jul 1, 2019
    I know,right ? :D It looks to be a twinned crystal...one that grew along with the main, and then became incorporated within...but such clarity is rare. And the planes full of rainbows are awesome I think.

    we'll see!
     
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  13. Venzen007
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    by Venzen007 » Jul 3, 2019
    This might be the first inclusion I've seen that is more interesting than distracting. :)
     
  14. AV_
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    by AV_ » Jul 3, 2019
    ... someone, somewhere must be picking through the masses of diamond euhedrals for such things, but I do not know who & no www for diamonds yet, forshame!
     
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  15. miimac7
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    by miimac7 » Jul 4, 2019
    That is really cool “birthmark” on your diamond!! I love it!!!
     
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  16. Alex T
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    by Alex T » Jul 4, 2019
    I love this! There is nothing like an unusual & cool quirk in a diamond!
    (It's a beautiful cut, by the way!)
     
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  17. tigertales
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    by tigertales » Jul 5, 2019
    Well, I have some news.
    The diamond arrived. It was awful. Really awful. (putting disappointment aside for one second).
    The inclusion was barely there, and kind of fascinating, like a shard of glass inside the stone, so that wasn't the problem.
    The issue was that all the light just dropped right through it. It had almost no light refraction, and just sat there, grey and bleak. Really weird. It went back within the hour. I didn't even take a picture, I was so disgusted.
    Sorry everyone who kept me company while I waited! It was so nice of you guys to share my excitement, and I wish I had better news, a pretty diamond to show you, and a stunning new rock to enjoy.
     
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  18. Alex T
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    by Alex T » Jul 5, 2019
    Urgh, how disappointing for you. Will you try to find another one?
     
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    by tigertales » Jul 6, 2019
    Hey Alex !
    Well, this was to replace a pretty princess cut I fell in love with, but it had a chip in the corner from a prior setting evidently ( the jeweler may or may not have know about it) SO disappointed...that one was truly lovely. I was thinking about getting it anyway, and having the chipped point polished out...
    Thought about starting a new thread " If you discovered a chip in a diamond that was otherwise perfect, would you still buy it?"

    So far I haven't found anything close! My range is about .80-1.00
     
  20. yssie
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    by yssie » Jul 6, 2019
    Not surprised you found that stone rather lifeless, to be honest - the video indicated as much. I wasn’t going to say that though.

    What’s your budget? And are you committed to buying from JA?
     
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  21. tigertales
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    by tigertales » Jul 6, 2019
    Funny, I didn't get that from the video. ( the cert maybe, but then...) How could you tell? Please educate me!
     
  22. yssie
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    by yssie » Jul 6, 2019
    The parts circled in red. See how you can’t clearly see where facets start and end, and you can’t see any pattern of white and black - everything looks kind of mushy?

    That’s how that will look IRL. What’s happening is that the virtual facets (the reflections and retractions of actual physical facets) are too small and tightly-packed for the eye - or the camera - to resolve.

    Now, as the stone turns, see how the mushy grey areas mostly stay mushy and grey in the video? That means that lifelessness will persist through normal viewing angles IRL.

    The more the number of chevrons... the smaller average facet size is to begin with, and the more physical facets there are to contribute to optical asymmetry.

    A face-up ASET image of this stone would have given warning of this, but any of the RT regulars could have alerted you without an ASET... I suspect all of us read “it’s not ideal and that’s not what I’m looking for” as “please don’t comment” ::) on the upside now you’ve got first-hand experience re. what to avoid for next time!

    More information - it’s an old thread but it’s got good discussion from several tradepeople.
    https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/h-a-pattern-vs-crispness.146607/

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  23. tigertales
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    by tigertales » Jul 7, 2019
    Oh, I'm sorry if that comment implied I didn't need advice. I just meant I didn't expect perfection, and was looking for something unique. I totally appreciate your input, and that of any other PS'ers. Thank you for your in depth review of the stone, and what to look for in the next diamond. Because princess cuts don't follow the normal brilliant cut parameters, I wasn't sure what to look for and usually rely on my eye when all is said and done ( so much for that, at least, on line!).
     
  24. AV_
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    by AV_ » Jul 18, 2019
    I suspect this one has given birth: WWW ...& the roughness of the hollow tells of local growth strain, the kind that might have also caused the surface reaching feather in yours, methinks & the real story might be even better!

    @Venzen007
     
  25. Venzen007
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    by Venzen007 » Jul 18, 2019
    Strange! I can think of some fun stories.
     
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  26. RunningwithScissors
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    by RunningwithScissors » Jul 19, 2019
    I like the idea of a diamond being pregnant. I'm waiting on a diamond that's I've had custom cut and it has a tiny crystal inside it as is only inclusion. My husband and I keep joking that our diamond is pregnant too!

    I hope you find your dream diamond. Its out there somewhere waiting for you to find it and love on it!
     
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  27. gm89uk
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    by gm89uk » Jul 19, 2019
    Looks dead under the table.
    Hard to spot leakage on JA video because the grey background is very similar to the shade of the diamond. Look the colour at the edge of the diamond, compared to under the table, under the table is the same colour as the background, essentially see through and leaky. It would be heavily white on ASET.
     
  28. tigertales
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    by tigertales » Jul 19, 2019
    That is the sweetest thing to say. You are as kind as "your" picture implies.

    It IS kind of a love story, I guess. The right damond can feel like a little friend, isn't that funny?
    And inclusions can be very cool!

    happy and excited for you. share, if you want!
     
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