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Jambalaya

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My guess is a ten-carat pear.
 

kenny

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Horrible pic but the diamond is on our right and I think it is a pink cabochon star sapphire on our left.
I think they are easier to make out in the video since your brain connects together a zillion angles and views.

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AprilBaby

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Trillion or pear. BIG!
 
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Looks like a pear? Maybe 10 carats or so? Love BB King! One of the greats! Saw him at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga about 15 years ago and he was just wonderful! Kenny, do you know what the answer is? Curious.
 

Andelain

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Round. 6 ct.

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Gypsy

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IMO, it's an old cut like an OEC and it's about 5 carats .
 

arkieb1

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He has to have fairly large fingers so my guess is around 6 carats OEC and a pink pear on the other hand...
 

apacherose

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I think the diamond is a round. No idea I'm horrible at telling size.

I liked watching his fingers play with the gems on them.
 

lambskin

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7 carat round. His fingers are large. Not a lot of sparkle under the studio lights.
 

KaeKae

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It does look round now.
8.5 carats (clearly just a stab in the dark)
 

Andelain

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lambskin|1447789769|3950893 said:
7 carat round. His fingers are large. Not a lot of sparkle under the studio lights.

I think it's tinted and not very well cut. Just imagine if he had an ACA on that finger. :dance:
 

kenny

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Andelain|1447820216|3951118 said:
lambskin|1447789769|3950893 said:
7 carat round. His fingers are large. Not a lot of sparkle under the studio lights.

I think it's tinted and not very well cut. Just imagine if he had an ACA on that finger. :dance:

He certainly could have afforded any diamond he wanted.
I read he earned over $100 million during his lifetime.

Well maybe not any diamond.
The Hope or the Queen's largest honking boulders might have been too dear for BB ... not that they were for sale.

That makes me feel sorry for people with diamond budgets in the hundreds of millions.
How many diamonds are even for sale in that price range?
DF, you should know ... :read:
 

Andelain

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If only he'd joined PS before he bought... :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

manderz

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Great screen capture, Andelain!

I think that it's impossible to say if it's lower color or poorly cut, because if a person doesn't care for a jewelry piece, it can look pretty yucky. I used to do the retail jewelry sales thing, and you would not believe how awful some of the pieces I would have to clean would be. I'm not saying that's the case, I agree it looks like an old cut, which would make it a little more likely to have a warmer color.
 

Andelain

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manderz|1447894917|3951528 said:
Great screen capture, Andelain!

I think that it's impossible to say if it's lower color or poorly cut, because if a person doesn't care for a jewelry piece, it can look pretty yucky. I used to do the retail jewelry sales thing, and you would not believe how awful some of the pieces I would have to clean would be. I'm not saying that's the case, I agree it looks like an old cut, which would make it a little more likely to have a warmer color.

I like the ring, that's not why I said that. It just doesn't seem to reflect a lot of light, at least in that video. But it could well be because of dirt.
 

Rockdiamond

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Wow- talk about smooth. I can't thank you enough for posting that, I'd never have come across it.
Totally made my evening.
I know you're a musician too so hearing BB King dissecting those drippingly soulful licks was ...wow.
10ct pear.
 

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[quote="kenny|

That makes me feel sorry for people with diamond budgets in the hundreds of millions.
How many diamonds are even for sale in that price range?
DF, you should know ... :read:[/quote]



No, but I would be sporting a 10ct D VS1 Octavia... :bigsmile:
 

manderz

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Andelain|1447908021|3951605 said:
manderz|1447894917|3951528 said:
Great screen capture, Andelain!

I think that it's impossible to say if it's lower color or poorly cut, because if a person doesn't care for a jewelry piece, it can look pretty yucky. I used to do the retail jewelry sales thing, and you would not believe how awful some of the pieces I would have to clean would be. I'm not saying that's the case, I agree it looks like an old cut, which would make it a little more likely to have a warmer color.

I like the ring, that's not why I said that. It just doesn't seem to reflect a lot of light, at least in that video. But it could well be because of dirt.

I agree, I like it as well :) It looks like may have some chunky facets, and I also agree about the light reflection. Wish we had a way to find out more about it!! I am likely WAY off mark, it was just an inkling that struck me in the way the ring reflected light in the video.
 
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