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Re: 5.01 or 3.75 cushion for this unique JAR inspired solita

diamondseeker2006|1482416540|4108969 wrote:Gemrocks did a gorgeous cushion bezel ring (CVB/LAD) with an antique cushion (AVC) less than 3 cts.


Ha ! That is... something !

The broad facets of the Jar stone made me think of the very old-school Peruzzi, and forgot about the August Vintage Cushions that sure do fit the bill.

by valeria101

December 22nd, 2016, 11:35 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: 5.01 or 3.75 cushion for this unique JAR inspired solitaire

Replies: 21

Views: 1030
Re: 5.01 or 3.75 cushion for this unique JAR inspired solita

[correcting the link]

The Jar stone reminds me of a historical diamond cut - there is a revival of sorts, but no large stone on offer, you'd have to ask for it.

WWWW

by valeria101

December 22nd, 2016, 5:44 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Want square purple sapphire, cushion cut—I'm bombing out :(

Replies: 48

Views: 1561

by valeria101

December 8th, 2016, 1:15 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help with 2.5-3CT Princess cut

Replies: 8

Views: 461

by valeria101

November 25th, 2016, 12:26 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Padparadscha Project

Replies: 27

Views: 1104
Re: Orange engagement ring

The ring will look quite close to a cherished family piece [ex-Vienna, five generations back] - 'guess I am biased that way ... Would agree that such intensely colored stones would not need yellow-gold backup - using it would add detail & no more. I might have looked around for a stone right on ...

by valeria101

November 10th, 2016, 5:57 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Orange engagement ring

Replies: 176

Views: 4519
Re: Orange engagement ring

Montana sounds nice ! If that stone does not fit the bill, perhaps look for a specialist seller of Montana sapphires ? As far as I understand GIA video ( related contact ), the size and shape you are after is straightforward. And some striking straight orange is possible... not unlike the large ston...

by valeria101

November 4th, 2016, 10:05 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Orange engagement ring

Replies: 176

Views: 4519
Re: Orange engagement ring

Thought: orange(ish)-yellow beats yellow(ish)-orange [re. diamonds]. Perhaps you can get away without 'brownish' [not an absolute sentence]. E.g. FIOY , FVOY You have one of this kind on the list already - a shade closer to yellow still, not that I'd mind trading darkness for that. I'd T&M with ...

by valeria101

November 2nd, 2016, 11:08 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Orange engagement ring

Replies: 176

Views: 4519
Re: Peridot and other green gemstones

It so happens that the natural greens of spinel fall in my range of color between green and blue - so I haven't yet forgotten that green spinel exists, somewhat ...

by valeria101

November 2nd, 2016, 10:34 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Peridot and other green gemstones

Replies: 13

Views: 610
Re: Peridot and other green gemstones

Cabs or buff-top stones ought to be possible to re-polish a couple of times, if the setting allows.

by valeria101

October 31st, 2016, 11:15 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Peridot and other green gemstones

Replies: 13

Views: 610
Re: Orange engagement ring

" It's just not quite what I'm looking for at the moment." - Tha'd be one fun chase ! If you did not have to end up buying something. Truth be told, I have indulged for way too long in looking around: ended up doing a PhD (using natural pearls). Turns out, my taste has not changed at all. ...

by valeria101

October 28th, 2016, 3:09 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Orange engagement ring

Replies: 176

Views: 4519
Re: Orange engagement ring

Take a look, if you still have any patience left, http://www.ajsgem.com/sapphire/padparadscha-orange/orange-sapphire-2.56-carats.html Small - that is, not individually discernible, inclusions are OK with me, else I wouldn't mention; at best they'd scatter light a little adding 'body' (like light mis...

by valeria101

October 26th, 2016, 9:07 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Orange engagement ring

Replies: 176

Views: 4519

by valeria101

September 22nd, 2016, 6:41 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: opinions: can this sapphire be saved?

Replies: 19

Views: 1001
Re: What do you think of this 1.20ct ungraded diamond?

I trust you know that it is a diamond, otherwise you would be getting a lab report ! I suspect you could judge whether a top notch cut - judging by standard criteria - is worth that much more to you, or simply this one works nicely. You'd need to see what you might be missing, to know what you are g...

by valeria101

October 15th, 2015, 7:37 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: What do you think of this 1.20ct ungraded diamond?

Replies: 18

Views: 1118


''Malaya'' is mostly used to describe a color or a type of garnet (described as a mix of several, sort of ''all others'' by any account)?    Every yellow-to-red color seems to come under the name, with the price going by the color (hopefully)... so... I assumed t is a name for a type...

by valeria101

April 30th, 2006, 6:16 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: is this malaya garnet a keeper?

Replies: 26

Views: 2071


Date: 4/29/2006 3:06:19 PM Author: Lynn B And while we are talking about fishtail pave, here's the #1 contender at this moment... this is shucash's ring... I would have brought that up if you didn't.  The setting looks more wear-friendly than any of the other options for setting diamonds on th...

by valeria101

April 29th, 2006, 9:50 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: *CONSIDERING* a re-set! Opinions/advice welcome!

Replies: 97

Views: 5573


Date: 4/29/2006 3:32:20 PM Author: NYbella Hi!...I actually have them already...  How do they look on the ear?  smile  They looks very dainty from this side of the screen. But gold is heavy... wonder if they sit like this on the war to...

by valeria101

April 29th, 2006, 9:38 am

Forum: Jewelry Pieces

Topic: Signature Gurhan Earrings

Replies: 21

Views: 1416


Oh, no!   I didn't mean it that way TH.... I hope you can restore the posts (the text must be saved as old versions still, click on 'View Revisions' on the bottom of each post's window to retrieve them ). It would be a shame for this thread to be killed off that way http://www.prices...

by valeria101

April 29th, 2006, 9:21 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Asscher Recommended Performance Range...huh?

Replies: 23

Views: 1357


What a striking ring!  Even in pictures... smile Congratulations for the wonderful new setting.   It makes quite a sight on your hand.  I hope you will let this one get out of the closet very, very often (or.. never get back in th...

by valeria101

April 29th, 2006, 5:13 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: KristyDarling''s 3-stone by Leon Mege

Replies: 357

Views: 53255


IMO, it would sound better to talk about ''performance'' and what not with a bit of research at hand. Even if with the like of HCA and AGS grades for brilliants remains much to talk about how the results relate to personal preference and what not, it feels better to have some certain background to ...

by valeria101

April 29th, 2006, 2:02 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Asscher Recommended Performance Range...huh?

Replies: 23

Views: 1357


Would it be possible for your girl to get a plastic ''ring sizing'' set (online?) try it out, and send you the right ring from the bunch?  Even faster should be for her to measure the diameter (two better than one) of a ring she is wearing, if she is wearing one on the same finger as...

by valeria101

April 29th, 2006, 1:32 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Mark Morrell Sunburst Solitaire with GOG Solasfera

Replies: 20

Views: 5480


Date: 4/29/2006 6:17:50 AM Author: Dancing Fire the reason GOG is more expensive b/c you''re looking at ideal cut H&A stones.  ''Guess so.  The respective G/VS1 looks great though.  And those at Blue Nile... I wish there pictures, and with even more that the diamonds would be...

by valeria101

April 29th, 2006, 1:23 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Geez Louise!! :)

Replies: 11

Views: 1107


If you track down the stories about ''Moremoremore''s quest for the perfect cushion trio, there must be pictures and critique of quite a few such stones around - not just those that she purchased in the end. LINK to finished ring There is a thread in the FAQ forum with all sorts of cushion cuts (ca...

by valeria101

April 28th, 2006, 8:11 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Cushion Cut Pictures....?

Replies: 18

Views: 4712


 'Windowshopper' ...  any progress ?       Since this band-ring-studded thread of yours, I kept dreaming all sorts of colorful rings.  Would it be at all fun to put one or two on paper between us?  If nothing all around perfect turns out ready made. http...

by valeria101

April 28th, 2006, 2:02 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: heirloom: where to buy. Tiffany, Graff, HW

Replies: 112

Views: 4783


Date: 4/28/2006 7:17:25 AM Author: Lorelei Ana how did you calculate the depth measurement  From the measurements given for the stone (12.66 – 12.74 x 7.43 mm), depth % = depth in mm / shorter diameter in mm. (i.e. 7.43/12.66)  smile

by valeria101

April 28th, 2006, 1:58 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please help! 7.08 cts. Diamond

Replies: 7

Views: 1115


Date: 4/28/2006 12:22:53 AM Author: kcoursolle I love sparkles, why don't you get the setting you want, but stick white sapphires, white topaz's, or even CZ's ...  It would make little difference. Diamonds that small are not terribly expensive.  Also, to replace pave later, the setting wo...

by valeria101

April 28th, 2006, 1:00 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: One more request.....

Replies: 33

Views: 1473


Date: 4/28/2006 5:33:48 AM Author: Steve SC Dear Everyone I got offer one certified diamond described below. Certified by IGI Bangkok. March,2006 7.08 cts. 12.66 – 12.74 x 7.43 mm. (58.7% depth, for what that matters) I-VVS2 (But it’s brownish I, not yellowish I.) (Equivalent I Diamond) Not a bad t...

by valeria101

April 28th, 2006, 12:57 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please help! 7.08 cts. Diamond

Replies: 7

Views: 1115


Date: 4/27/2006 1:25:51 PM Author: Defender Is this due to the interest in the more sparkly crushed ice look over the faceted depth of the older style?  ... maybe, but it doesn't sound like the public vote has that much to do with how diamonds are cut... Should one assume that the older style ...

by valeria101

April 27th, 2006, 7:41 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Cushion Cut Pictures....?

Replies: 18

Views: 4712




No.  The new ones have a cute little drawing of a profile (not related to the shape of the stone, just like the clarity plots) that resembles the format of the new certs for rounds. But there is no extra data.



by valeria101

April 27th, 2006, 7:24 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: New GIA certificates for fancy shapes?

Replies: 1

Views: 604


'Guess you could avoid the $50 a pop trial and error...  E.g.  1 carat AGS I/VS   this one got top marks for brilliance and proportions... and happened to have "only" 'Excellent' polish. Yeah... and that kept the price a bit below 5k instead of a bit over.  There are a few more ...

by valeria101

April 27th, 2006, 7:17 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please help!!! Which is more important P/S or going up a color grade?

Replies: 6

Views: 888