Author Topic: CONTEST! Guess finished weight of 5.28 rough diamond Prize? $500 Stud earrings.  (Read 35679 times)

Offline Me-Ann

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This is tough! 
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Offline Diamondsbylauren

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You think this part is tough??? ;D

Howdja like to sit here???


I'll put a more detailed explanation tomorrow- but this is a diamond cutting wheel of a great friend ( and cutter)

Hopefully we'll all have fun with the guessing!
David
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Offline limelight

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awesome contest! thanks so much!! hmmm, lets' see, my first guess is:

3.88 ct finished weight
radiant cut
light yellow ??? color

(edited for my poor spelling)
« Last Edit: August 03, 2007, 07:08:36 PM by limelight »

Offline tea

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Thanks for another great contest David!

First guess:
2.28ct
radiant cut
FLY
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Offline Luvcolor

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Hi Folks!  I have been admiring Diamonds by Lauren for years.   :heart2:  Finally decided to join you all for the contest.  I've always wanted a pair of yellow diamond studs.   :laugh: 

My guess:  3.07 ct, Radiant, Y-Z color

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Hey Luvcolor - thanks for joining in for the contest!  We really hope you stick around and chat with us!   :hello:
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Offline Sanchica27

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here i go...

3.04ct

pear

w-x

i cant wait for a progress report!
always saving up for my next piece!

Offline LF Pink Diamond

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I give it a bash:

1. 3.62 carats
2. Pear
3. X-Y Light Yellow

Offline joia

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Well I am going to try.
1. 3.65
2. Radiant
3. WX light yellow

Probably right off but I like to join in.
Thanks David this is fun.
Joia

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  :pear2: HI DAVID AND A SPECIAL HI TO MY FRIEND DIAMONDJUNKIE!  OH WHAT A TRUE DIAMOND FRIEND I HAVE MADE!!!
 ;)I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS CONTEST, AND JUST WAITING FOR THAT NEXT CLUE!  DO WE KNOW THE DATE WHEN WE WILL NEED OUR FINAL GUESS IN??  I WILL BE WATCHING!!!!  THANKS !!!  LG
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Offline diamondjunkie

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Hello LG!  So fantastic to have you here on the forum!  I don't think we have a final fate - I think it will take as long as it takes!  What I wouldn't give to be able to sit on that cutter's shoulder though...............not that that would be very comfortable for the poor man, but still............ ;D

Offline shatteredwave

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I'm really an amateur at this, but here're my guesses:
1. 3.17 carats
2. princess
3. souffle
Here's hoping for the best!

Offline Magster

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my guess:
3.78ct
radiant
light yellow u-V

Offline GIAGirl

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My 1st guess:

2.99
Cushion Cut
W-X Color

Offline marjolein0721

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First guess: 4.01 carats, oval shape, W - Z color

Offline snowflake21105

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David, I have a question. The line you drew on the octahedron (sp??? eek!) are you saying the cutter would have the diamond sewn above that line, or below it?

Thanks!


OH , I see never mind      the diamond will be on the wheel as one piece oops!!!!
« Last Edit: August 11, 2007, 11:13:37 PM by snowflake21105 »

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Hmmmm....I am thinking a 2.23 ct. pear shaped light yellow (u-v)...I hope!!!!!  :dontknow:

Offline sandy80

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i will give a try on

2.69 carat
brilliant cut
u-v colour

 ;)
« Last Edit: August 14, 2007, 08:00:50 AM by sandy80 »

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Hi All!
Progress report:
The stone is well on it's way.
I hope to get some photos of it in a partially polished state this week.....
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Offline GracefulLion

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does this mean we are near or at the deadline for guessing?   

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You think this part is tough??? ;D

Howdja like to sit here???


I'll put a more detailed explanation tomorrow- but this is a diamond cutting wheel of a great friend ( and cutter)

Hopefully we'll all have fun with the guessing!
Hey Snoop- We are at least two weeks away from the end of the contest...

More on the cutter's world.....


Legend

1-That's the actual "wheel". It looks more like a turntable- the type that a DJ uses. The diamond is attached to the arm, and the cutter actually grinds the diamond on that flat wheel. The wheel is seasoned with olive oil and diamond dust- the oil causes the diamond dust to stick to the wheel. It's only this microscopic film that prevents the diamond from cutting the wheel, instead of the other way around.
2) The arm which #3 and 4 are attached to. The flat portion allows the cutter to press down quite hard
3) although this looks quite rough, it's a remarkable precision instrument The top of this part, called a "dop" has a level so the cutter can cut to extremely precise angles.



4) This is the part that actually holds the diamond.



5) Cell phone- this guy actually talks to 20 different people while he's cutting!
6) keys to the minuscule closet sized space called a "factory"
7)The Loupe cutters use. Quite different from the type dealers like me use.
8) pieces of "bort"- industrial quality diamonds used to warm up the wheel. Even though the wheel is "dressed" with oil and diamond dust, you don't simply throw on a piece of gem quality diamond without first getting the wheel up to temperature.
9) Ever present coffee ( and matches for ever present cigarettes)
10) the master cutter's arm!
11) other diamonds waiting to be worked on.





David
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Offline Sanchica27

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that is so cool!  i would so pay to go on a field trip to that place!
always saving up for my next piece!

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Really cool post David!! Ooooooo she's almost done eh?

Offline Innerkitten

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I screwd up by not posting the color in my post. I think it's going to be a light yellow. Do I need to post the exact letter too? I would guess OP maybe?

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3.68 fancy light yellow.   :) ???

Sorry.  I fogot the shape the first time.  I think cushion.

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« Last Edit: August 16, 2007, 11:13:33 PM by JewelryHog »
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