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kenny

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You go first.
 

jaysonsmom

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Re: Where / in what lighting does your diamond look its best

Costco lighting! My diamonds are as blingy as the ones they are trying to sell in the cases.
 

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Lowes!! Probably same reason as Costco.
 

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Movie theaters, some grocery stores, Costco, Lowes and Home Depot.
 

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In the car!!
 

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Halogen.

DK :))
 

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Most days outdoors in sunny CA, even when it's cloudy. And of course, Costco and Home Depot. Not inside my house because I have ugly beige walls and bad lighting, but that's okay because I don't wear anything at home.
 

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My local h&m is my fav. Metter than any home depot or supermarket type store.
 

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The Taco Bell near my house... :love:
 

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Lowes / Home Depot / Toys R Us, sometimes in the car when the sun shines through the sunroof just right, and surprisingly the library at my son's school!
 

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The elevators at work. Everything sparkles like crazy.
 

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High noon in my car, left OLD LADY PAW on the steering wheel :lol:
 

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Mine looks really nice in the car for some reason and one of my best friends and I noticed that our rings are very sparkly when we meet for coffee in Caribou :D
 

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Jewellery shops and high end retail department store lighting. My hairdressers shop for some odd reason....
 

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Street lights.
 

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Not so much my diamond - but my rough colored stones all look best when I am sitting at the table setting out the back of my house.
 

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In my car with the great sunshine!
 

kenny

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Niel|1453337187|3978830 said:
My local h&m is my fav. Metter than any home depot or supermarket type store.
What is h&m?
 

momhappy

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A clothing store
 

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I pretty much love it in all lighting because it shows the different sides of my OEC's personality. Even fluorescent lighting is not bad. My favorite lighting for Bea would probably be outside on a partly sunny cloudy day though she is pretty awesome under low light conditions too. And of course I agree that Costco lighting just rocks for diamonds. :love:
 

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In our Master Bathroom under recessed LED lighting, I think it is better than Costco or Home Depot. Multiple intense light sources in a relatively small area.
 

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Outside on a very sunny day, under an umbrella.
 

kenny

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Two places, with very different looks.

1. A huge public building with a very high black ceiling in which there was maybe a hundred bright halogen lights.
This produced the most spectacular fire I had ever seen.

2. In a 99 cents store, again with a high ceiling that was white with many rows of exposed fluorescent tubes that ran wall to wall.
Unlike #1 above this resulted in no blinding flashes of specular fireworks, rather every single facet was lit up with an amazing range of rich pastel hues.

Of course elevators with ceiling halogens are fun. :appl:

I think my least-favorite look is under full sun.
 

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Kenny,

I don't own a large enough diamond to provide an informed decision.

Lend me your Octavia and I'll take it on a field trip! :appl:

I'll return your Octavia with a PowerPoint presentation and paper, complete with methodology and hypotheses, etc.

There'll be comparison photos to demonstrate the diamond's appearance under a variety of lighting situations; Alaska, Ireland, Italy, Afghanistan, etc.

Totally necessary. I've been to those locations and others and the lighting varies by geographical location.

I'll go pack! :dance:
 

kenny

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december-fire|1453400200|3979199 said:
Kenny,

I don't own a large enough diamond to provide an informed decision.

Lend me your Octavia and I'll take it on a field trip! :appl:

I'll return your Octavia with a PowerPoint presentation and paper, complete with methodology and hypotheses, etc.

There'll be comparison photos to demonstrate the diamond's appearance under a variety of lighting situations; Alaska, Ireland, Italy, Afghanistan, etc.

Totally necessary. I've been to those locations and others and the lighting varies by geographical location.

I'll go pack! :dance:
DF's Octavia it ten times bigger than mine and I'm sure he'd mail it to you. ;-)
 

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CVS (drugstore). It goes bright white and you can see every facet and reflects rainbow flashes! Costco is great for fire but my favorite is definitely CVS!
 

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In our kitchen- several spotlights. Worst is outside in our currently very grey winter light.
 

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Outside, clear day, after a fresh snow. The snow is reflecting all the light back like crazy from unusual angles. Snow sparkles + diamond sparkles = :love:
 

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kenny|1453409605|3979289 said:
december-fire|1453400200|3979199 said:
Kenny,

I don't own a large enough diamond to provide an informed decision.

Lend me your Octavia and I'll take it on a field trip! :appl:

I'll return your Octavia with a PowerPoint presentation and paper, complete with methodology and hypotheses, etc.

There'll be comparison photos to demonstrate the diamond's appearance under a variety of lighting situations; Alaska, Ireland, Italy, Afghanistan, etc.

Totally necessary. I've been to those locations and others and the lighting varies by geographical location.

I'll go pack! :dance:
DF's Octavia it ten times bigger than mine and I'm sure he'd mail it to you. ;-)
I'll put in an order to Yoram to cut me a 15ct Octavia... :wink2:
 

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Re: Where / in what lighting does your diamond look its best

Our local TGI just remodeled their bar/wait area and my jewelry is super sparkly there now. The ceiling has been raised and is now black with halogen pendant type lights. Otherwise it is usually sparkly in my car. :wavey:
 
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