Pricescope Upgrade/Maintenance Is Complete.
We stil have a few things to iron out. If you see any bugs, issues or have any concerns, let us know here in this discussion.
Preetty! Just maybe a bit too big? My setting plans have changed a bunch since I first started thinking about getting a pad, but I've mostly settled on a delicate band in rose gold for my pinky finger
I asked the vendor and she says the seller won't let her leave :/ Says it's about 60% orange and 40% pink, and is going for HKD18,000 for 1.08ct. unheated Sri Lankan pad.Get natural light pics!
The first looks promising! The cut looks decent too.The second is too purple for me.
How does it stack up to other stones you have looked at?True, more zoomed in pics. She says in person, it's very sparkly.
I like the 1.08ct, I'm just unsure if it's worth overUSD2000. :/ I guess I'm just unsure if the quality matches the pricetag.
Hmm... the color's not really to my liking, it's a bit too peach for my liking? I think so far, this 1.08ct is my fav...the color seems to hold up pretty well even w/flash and white light on.How does it stack up to other stones you have looked at?
Have you tried Gemfix? I always find his cutting so pretty!
Not necessarily recommending this stone but here is another for you to look at and compare prices. carat weight etc
It's hard isn't it!?
You've made me want to set my weeny one though! It is tiny but it holds its colour under most lights.
No problem! My contact is actually going outside w/the seller so she can snap some outdoors, natural light pics. If I do pick it, I'll definitely ask to see the certificate in advance.Has it got a legit report?
Sorry got so excited forgot to mention this. At those prices I think you need a report from somewhere reputable.
True! That does seem to be an issue for elongated shapes....how could I ask the seller about that in a way that would garner a truthful answer lol?Does it have the half extinction effect? Seems so in the initial pics.
Ditto re cert. Must state unheated pad from Sri Lanka. I do think it’s a little pricey but then again I don’t usually buy pads...
Ask a direct question I think lol. Hard to evade. If you try to be tactful it can be misinterpreted?True! That does seem to be an issue for elongated shapes....how could I ask the seller about that in a way that would garner a truthful answer lol?
Have you asked your vendor how she feels her camera is capturing the color accurately?
I sure had a hell of a time capturing pad color.
And ask for pictures without strong direct lighting. That will help show darkened areas that will be apparent in everyday lighting scenarios.
Asking the vendor for these things now! Chit chatting with her about that right now and seeing if she can talk down the price to roughly USD1600. She did say her camera tends to pick up more pink rather than showcase its peachy pink-orange shift.Ask a direct question I think lol. Hard to evade. If you try to be tactful it can be misinterpreted?
Unless the seller pretends not to know what extinction is. Then I’ll be even more worried and not buy haha.
Yep, Sri LankanIs this last one Sri Lankan?
Hmm, would you consider that to be an issue? Per the seller, it's 60% orange and 40% balance... there was a 5ct one w/a more ideal color, but the vendor was asking USD7000 per carat for that oneGood to know in advance.
noticed the same w/ mine.
I could fly over (just a 2 hr flight to HK for me), but I have work tomorrow...unfortunately :/Time to see it in person?
Then, the Gem Show seller needs to obtain the right to return for you; this service is worth something if anything is. I trust this is quite a customary request.So here's the dilemma. The vendor-- who's at the HK Gem Show-- says she can bargain w/the seller tomorrow and see if she can talk the price down to USD1700. However, if this price is accepted, then she-- and by extension-- I-- have to buy it.