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  1. Starfacet
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  2. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Aug 17, 2019
    I can’t believe that is not a joke!!!

    :naughty:o_O
     
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  4. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Aug 17, 2019
    What the actual F????
    :sick:
     
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  5. stracci2000
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  6. StephanieLynn
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    by StephanieLynn » Aug 17, 2019
    Someone is going to buy that and say they love the look because it reminds them of the sand on some remote island they vacationed on!
     
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  7. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Aug 17, 2019
    That had an earthquake that tore up the road :lol:
     
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  8. Weeivy73
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    by Weeivy73 » Aug 18, 2019
    Bezel set it and it should be ok.

    ;)2
     
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  9. missy
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    by missy » Aug 18, 2019
    I think it would look out of this world in a halo setting. Perhaps a rose cut halo setting.
    :cheeky:
     
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  10. Starfacet
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    by Starfacet » Aug 18, 2019
    Is it a ... rose cut?!?
     
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  11. Starfacet
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    by Starfacet » Aug 18, 2019
    Oh yes, that would look simply divine!! :lol:
     
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  12. moneymeister
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    by moneymeister » Aug 18, 2019
    I think a halo in grey salt and pepper diamonds would set off the fabulous beige and bring out the inclusions.
     
  13. Wink
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    by Wink » Aug 18, 2019
    I am reminded of when I first came back to Idaho with my brand new GG from GIA. I went to work for a very fine store, Sexties, in Boise. The owner told me about a store in Salt Lake City that had caused some kind of a ruckus in the trade by creating a local market for the very rare and expensive Salt and Pepper diamonds that he was selling for about the same price as a D-IF. (About $4,000 retail at that time.)

    These are priced less than what it would cost us to have them cut if we were somehow stuck with the rough.

    Wink
     
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  14. moneymeister
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    by moneymeister » Aug 18, 2019
    All those poor folks with "rare" diamonds. The Etsy salt and pepper diamonds are low enough to indulge if someone wanted one (but why!?).
     
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    by ponyrider » Aug 18, 2019
    There are people who (say they) love them. Whether they really do or not is always a question in my mind :)
     
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  16. Rfisher
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    by Rfisher » Aug 18, 2019
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    I can see this appealing to someone out there!
    Great news - the natural and the chip on the girdle was able to be successfully pronged!
     
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    by Johnbt » Aug 18, 2019
    " because it reminds them of the sand on some remote island they vacationed on!"

    It reminds me of a piece of broken bottle I stepped on at the beach. Minus the blood of course.
     
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  18. Starfacet
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    by Starfacet » Aug 18, 2019
    The black diamond at 11:56 is a nice touch!! The ring does have a certain rustic charm. :mrgreen2:
     
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  19. moneymeister
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    by moneymeister » Aug 18, 2019
    You know, if someone wanted that diamond, this actually made it palatable. You have done a great job here :)
     
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  21. Starfacet
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    by Starfacet » Aug 18, 2019
    Anueva was in Dallas yesterday, according to their site! I'm sorry I missed it. I'd never heard of them before!
     
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    by AV_ » Aug 18, 2019
    I understand them as one of the stones appreciated for patterns of inclusions - the moss agates & the jaspers & such, except these diamonds are very hard & very small.
     
  23. Rfisher
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    by Rfisher » Aug 18, 2019
    That single black halo diamond was existing on the setting I chose to riff off of, so I cannot take credit. I think its something that designer does often.

    There’s something, somewhere for everyone.
     
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  24. LightBright
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    by LightBright » Aug 18, 2019
    Rfisher, you are a design genius. TBH, I love this and wouldn’t refuse it if someone wanted to buy it for me.
     
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  25. Jujeh
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    by Jujeh » Aug 18, 2019
    Eh. I find that one in the OP to not be that bad. One man's trash is another man's treasure and it's not that costly.

    However, I think some of the prices people are charging for these 'salt and pepper diamonds' can only be described as highway robbery.

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    $5,295.00
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    $10,295.00

    I know vendors can charge what people will pay but it makes me kind of sick that some people may think this is a fair price. Normal engagement rings hold their value poorly, but I'd be surprised if people could sell these for 5% of the purchase cost. :angryfire:
     
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  26. Starfacet
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    by Starfacet » Aug 18, 2019
    Those prices are ridiculous!!
     
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  27. arkieb1
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    by arkieb1 » Aug 19, 2019
    They would have to pay me $254.99 to take it.... :lol::lol::lol::mrgreen2::lol::lol::lol:
     
  28. arkieb1
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    by arkieb1 » Aug 19, 2019
    That is living proof that haloing the bleep out of anything can indeed improve it. :lol::lol::lol:
     
  29. Rfisher
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    by Rfisher » Aug 19, 2019
    See now, you are comparing apples to non apples here. This right here is a galaxy diamond. Not just a simple salt/pepper!

    :twisted2:

    But yes. Pricing what the market will bear is a fickle thing.
    To each their own.
     
  30. Starfacet
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    by Starfacet » Aug 19, 2019
    "Galaxy diamond" sounds like a new Levian thing!
     
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