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Quote this post and reply to it Post#1 @ 12-23-02 , 12:39 PM


Hey everyone, I just got my first diamond and it is extremely beautiful! Here are the specs and I will also attach a .gem file, IdealScope images and some other info.

Carat: .708
Color: H
Clarity: SI1
Table: 55
Depth: 60.2
Crown Angle: 34.6
Crown %: 15.5
Pavilion Angle: 40.5
Pavilion %: 42.5
Girdle: .9% - 1.4%
Culet: Pointed

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ok I don't think the .gem file worked, but here are some more files.

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here is the IdealScope image

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ok, last time. Here is the .gem file but I had to zip it.

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#5 @ 12-23-02 , 12:47 PM


Please, let me know what everyone thinks of my diamond. I got it from Whiteflash.com and LesleyH was extremely helpful. Read my post in the Customer Testimonials( Whiteflash.com and LesleyH are AWESOME!).

I love the diamond and was really excited about the 0.3 TIC on the HCA.

I would love to hear your comments!

Thanks!

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#6 @ 12-23-02 , 12:48 PM


It looks like a real *gem*

Does it sparkle like mad?

Pictures please???

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It sparles like crazy! I want to take some pictures of it and post them but I am still trying to get it to work. Every picture I take comes out really blurry(I'm not a very good photographer). If anyone has advice on how to take a good picture of a diamond I would love to hear it and then I will post some pictures. I have tried to take the pictures up close( 2 inches) and far away ( 3 feet) but they still come out blurry. Any advice?

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You need a macro mode on the camera, or you will never be able to take good pics!

Also, try taking the pics with the flash. Then the shutter speed is faster = less blurriness!

That firescope/idealscope (I get them confused) image looks like an 8 star!


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I used the macro mode and the flash. They were still very blurry. How close can you get with macro mode? When I took the pictures it was close to sunset so I am going to try again when it is more sunny outside and put it next to a window then maybe it will turn out better.

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That firescope/idealscope (I get them confused) image looks like an 8 star!


Yeah, the A Cut Above diamonds are really wonderful! Fortunately for me, and everyone else, from what I hear, the A Cut Above are a lot less expensive than the 8*!

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Hi Do you use a digital camera? I find that I need both the macro mode and the zoom. Using the display as a guide also helps in finding the best focus possible. Hope that helps. Taking diamond pictures is rather tricky for the amateur and I haven't quite master it. I still don't know how the rest of DTers especially the vendors produce such beautiful pictures effortlessly!

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Hi Do you use a digital camera? I find that I need both the macro mode and the zoom.


Yes, I use a digital camera. On mine though, when I put it in Macro mode it won't let me zoom in. Someone suggested taking the picture through a loop or magnifying glass I will try that also.

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I would use the zoom only if it is an optical zoom. The digital zoom will not improve the quality of your pics at all!!!!

Glad to hear you're using the macro mode. Now I would suggest just trying all types of distances out, and use the flash so it won't come out blurry. You'll have to practice with this as well: I use the flash but I don't point the flash AT the item being photographed.


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I am not a camera expert, but I find blurriness to be a problem even when not taking pictures of jewelry ie: pictures on the wall, my dog, etc. I've done some experimenting: there is a setting with a silhouette of a runner on the dial. It increases the shutter speed, and I've noticed that I get better pictures of my jewelry and the picture on the wall and my dog with this setting. My jewelry pictures come out better than even in my macro mode. Go figure?! My solution is to take too many pictures at different distances and slightly different levels of optical zoom (or no zoom). Then, I'll almost always get a few excellent pictures among the many bad, blurry ones. It is frustrating, because my 'point and shoot' 16-year-old Ricoh 35mm camera takes great, clear pictures every time.
It seems that digital cameras are more 'sensitive.' I'm not sure I really know what I'm talking about :-) Anyone who knows more want to add anything? (I do own a nice digital camera--Olympus Camedia C-720, but I sometimes feel as you do, that it can be a struggle to avoid blurry pictures.)

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Alright I finally got some decent pictures! I waited until the sun was shining through a window and placed the diamond there. I also used macro mode. I guess with the direct sunlight, the automatic exposure was set to very fast so there was less blur. They still aren't perfect but they look pretty good. Look at the freakin diamond comming off this!!!

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Look at the freakin diamond comming off this!!!


Look at the freakin laser comming off this diamond!!!

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Here's another pic

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Fantastic especailly the first pic. Though I like the 3rd cos it shows off the cut.

This diamond must look fabu in person. What are you gonna set it in? If a ring what style?

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That is a stunning diamond. What are you going to do with it?


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Very nice. That should be registered as a dangerous weapon.

Sort of like a Red Ryder BB Gun -- you'll put your eye out with that thing!

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#23 @ 12-30-02 , 04:29 AM


If you don't have macro mode, try using a magnifying glass of some sort like a loupe or idealscope (pop out the pink insert). However, since most digital cameras have autofocus, you'll probably need to take a shot without fire or sparkle showing otherwise the camera will focus on that on not the diamond. To overcome this, one could take a flash photo of diamond in a non-sparkly circumstance and hope that the flash will create fire.

See this post for my pics.

http://www.diamondring.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=25685

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Here is the ring without the diamond in it.

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Here is the ring with the diamond setting in the prongs(not mounted).

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