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Contest time! Guess the color of this Diamond. Prizes galore!
« on: December 10, 2009, 10:51:35 PM »
OK, six jewelers loupes. I'm calling that "galore" >:D
So, here's what you've got to do to win, if winning a jeweler's loupe sounds like something you'd like to do..

I'm going to post photos and a video of a diamond graded by GIA , you're going to guess the color.

NO guessing till I post a video of the stone- I mean you can, but you'll be guessing at a disadvantage as others will see the upcoming video. I should have a video done tomorrow.

The first six correct guesses win a ten power jewelers loupe.



Here's photos of the subject of this contest.









Good luck one and all- all are free to enter.
The contest will run till Dec 20
Reserve the right to add rules I forgot since we haven't run a contest for a while


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Just for fun, I invite you to guess the table size. The table is the flat part on top of the diamond. The size is described as a percentage of the total area comprising the top of the diamond. For example- a 60% table.
I've crudely outlined the the table of the contest stone here.

This is an area near and dear to me- as the trends in diamond cutting have gone in one direction. To the disadvantage of round brilliant diamonds in general, I believe.



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Re: Contest time! Guess the color of this Diamond. Prizes galore!
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2009, 06:24:09 AM »
Fancy intense greenish yellow.

Table 52%

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Re: Contest time! Guess the color of this Diamond. Prizes galore!
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2009, 07:49:20 AM »
Look at OMC jumping right in before the movie.   ;)
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Re: Contest time! Guess the color of this Diamond. Prizes galore!
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2009, 07:56:54 AM »
OMC just has to be FIRST to do EVERYTHING.  ::)

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Re: Contest time! Guess the color of this Diamond. Prizes galore!
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2009, 08:03:16 AM »
That's fine. It's to offset my natural advantages...

(actually, I totally missed the bit about the movie, but who cares; it's for fun!)

Now, if the prize were the diamond, one might have done things more carefully.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2009, 08:05:14 AM by oldmancoyote »

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Re: Contest time! Guess the color of this Diamond. Prizes galore!
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2009, 08:52:51 AM »
Wow - you're almost as modest as DJM.  Are you a doctor, too?   Or perhaps you're in a different field where people are known for their humility.   :angel:  ;D
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Re: Contest time! Guess the color of this Diamond. Prizes galore!
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2009, 10:38:49 AM »
Annie, you are TOO funny.  :chestbump:

(Actually, we ALL know that NO ONE, I mean NO ONE, can come CLOSE to being as "modest" as DJM).  ::)

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Re: Contest time! Guess the color of this Diamond. Prizes galore!
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2009, 10:39:34 AM »
After all, coconuts are King, are they not?  :boobban:

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Re: Contest time! Guess the color of this Diamond. Prizes galore!
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2009, 11:17:10 AM »
That rather depends on who wears them. Ahem.

Modesty is my middle name. Coyotes are well known for their modesty. And what am I, but a modest coyote (who doesn't read posts carefully)

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Re: Contest time! Guess the color of this Diamond. Prizes galore!
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2009, 12:21:21 PM »
What is the caratage of this diamond!!!!!
« Last Edit: December 11, 2009, 01:22:57 PM by GIAGirl »

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Re: Contest time! Guess the color of this Diamond. Prizes galore!
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2009, 12:59:03 PM »
HI Everyone!

omc- maybe the photo with the lines I drew is throwing you off a bit...hint: I probably drew the lines on the inside of the facet where the table meets top corner- plus the lines I drew have thickness
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Re: Contest time! Guess the color of this Diamond. Prizes galore!
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2009, 01:03:19 PM »
Erm, no. Typo. 62%. Source: RoS method.

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Re: Contest time! Guess the color of this Diamond. Prizes galore!
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2009, 07:24:53 PM »
Annie, you are TOO funny.  :chestbump:

(Actually, we ALL know that NO ONE, I mean NO ONE, can come CLOSE to being as "modest" as DJM).  ::)

OK...WAIT JUST ONE MINUTE!

Can you all give me an example of when I was being immodest?  And what's with the doctor dig?

On the off chance you are still referring to the "DARE", all I can say is:
"MOVE ON FOLKS"  Geesh, it's like wearing a freakin' "scarlet A" around here.

Don't listen to them OMC.
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Re: Contest time! Guess the color of this Diamond. Prizes galore!
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2009, 07:28:31 PM »
Oh..and as a side note...you can always tell when Maggie is serious--she doesn't get dragged into the mix.

Maggie: "and what is the caratage of the diamond?"  HA!!!
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Re: Contest time! Guess the color of this Diamond. Prizes galore!
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2009, 07:47:53 PM »
As promised, the video
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf6HqMfKa2g" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf6HqMfKa2g</a>

The diamond is just a little bit below 1.00ct djm!

OMC_ this time you overshot on the large side.
But we're getting there!

It's a visualization thing.
One would need to be able to look at the entire top of the diamond, and see how much space the table occupies.
Hint: its smaller than 60%
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Re: Contest time! Guess the color of this Diamond. Prizes galore!
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2009, 09:08:43 PM »
Oh..and as a side note...you can always tell when Maggie is serious--she doesn't get dragged into the mix.

Maggie: "and what is the caratage of the diamond?"  HA!!!

DJM, we are playing for a loop!  I am hardcore. 


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Re: Contest time! Guess the color of this Diamond. Prizes galore!
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2009, 09:15:51 PM »
Sheesh!  I'm just gonna sit back and enjoy the fun!  My eyes are so bad a loupe wouldn't help me at all.   8)   
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Re: Contest time! Guess the color of this Diamond. Prizes galore!
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2009, 10:21:21 PM »
I usually go crazy with my guesses, but I am going to say Y-Z!
I know nothing about table size, so I will guess at 53%.
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Re: Contest time! Guess the color of this Diamond. Prizes galore!
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2009, 02:51:02 AM »
Table=54%
Color= fancy intense pinkish brownish greenish yellow
Fluoresence= strong blue

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Re: Contest time! Guess the color of this Diamond. Prizes galore!
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2009, 04:21:28 PM »
Fancy grayish greenish yellow
Table = 55%
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Re: Contest time! Guess the color of this Diamond. Prizes galore!
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2009, 09:00:16 PM »
Fancy brownish yellow, table 57.5%
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Re: Contest time! Guess the color of this Diamond. Prizes galore!
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2009, 11:04:14 PM »
58% table, well cut round brilliant, brownish greenish yellow, faint green fluorescence.

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Re: Contest time! Guess the color of this Diamond. Prizes galore!
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2009, 11:11:50 PM »
Fancy grayish greenish yellow

That was my first guess but I changed it!!!!!!

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Re: Contest time! Guess the color of this Diamond. Prizes galore!
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2009, 07:13:39 AM »
My guess is Fancy Brownish Orangish Yellow :)

Lovely stone BTW!
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Re: Contest time! Guess the color of this Diamond. Prizes galore!
« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2009, 12:32:44 PM »
fancy light brownish yellow, S-T range
47% table
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