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Posted: 4/26/2011 9:53:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2011 7:03:31 PM EDT by AgentDavis]
What should I expect to pay? How do I know which ones are better quality? Are there any good suppliers of loose stones?

Thanks,
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ETA: How is THIS diamond? Is the price good? Can I trust the EGL AAA certification?
Link Posted: 4/26/2011 9:57:33 PM EDT
I miss snowboarding.
Link Posted: 4/26/2011 10:03:11 PM EDT



Originally Posted By ArmaNotSoLite:


I miss snowboarding.


Hardy Har Har...



I figured that one out when I tried googling 'Black Diamond' by itself. FAIL



 
Link Posted: 4/26/2011 10:06:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/26/2011 10:08:21 PM EDT
Rappers covet them.
Link Posted: 4/26/2011 10:09:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/26/2011 10:19:08 PM EDT
Hey, i am just curious why do you want one?
Link Posted: 4/26/2011 10:20:42 PM EDT
Forget black diamonds, invest in black gold.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:21:41 AM EDT



Originally Posted By Thegunwhisperer:


Hey, i am just curious why do you want one?


My GF likes them.



 
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:26:51 AM EDT
Pics of GF, or GTFO!
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:29:08 AM EDT
Jewelry jungle fever? Meh, once you go black.......

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Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:34:19 AM EDT
Great Headlamps !

Link Posted: 4/27/2011 5:26:00 AM EDT
I thought this was going to be an ice climbing thread.    

NB I was quite disappointed to see that my most recent pack of Black Diamond Neutrinos were made in China.  
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 5:36:23 AM EDT



Originally Posted By AgentDavis:





Originally Posted By Thegunwhisperer:

Hey, i am just curious why do you want one?


My GF likes them.

 


There are two kinds of 'black diamonds'.  Functionally one is gray more than black, because it is naturally formed.  The darkness in the stone is due to the inclusions naturally occurring and making the stone more opaque.  The second kind is a treated stone that is actually 'black'.  Value on these is quite low, 10% or less of equivalent gem-quality stones.



Most likely your GF is interested in the treated 'black' as it shows as being black rather than gray.



 
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 5:45:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By KG5S:
Great Headlamps !

http://www.gear.com/wp-content/images/posts/full_802_3.jpg


+1

Same one I have.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 5:47:44 AM EDT
Ernie Ball Earthwood Super Light Gauge are way better.....
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 5:58:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By IndustrialRescue:
Pics of GF, or GTFO!



Fuck man, that's kinda like huntin in a baited field ain't it.


OP, you may have been baited into it, but your there...........

You know the rule.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 6:10:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By myfakename:
Forget black diamonds, invest in black gold.


...Texas tea...
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 6:25:19 AM EDT
Stick to the bunny slope.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 6:54:57 AM EDT
best freakin watermellon you can eat ... hard to find ... but mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm good
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 9:20:38 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Jame_Retief:





Originally Posted By AgentDavis:




Originally Posted By Thegunwhisperer:

Hey, i am just curious why do you want one?


My GF likes them.

 


There are two kinds of 'black diamonds'.  Functionally one is gray more than black, because it is naturally formed.  The darkness in the stone is due to the inclusions naturally occurring and making the stone more opaque.  The second kind is a treated stone that is actually 'black'.  Value on these is quite low, 10% or less of equivalent gem-quality stones.



Most likely your GF is interested in the treated 'black' as it shows as being black rather than gray.

 


Holy crap! 10% the price, that isn't a typo, is it?



 
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 9:22:47 PM EDT



Originally Posted By AgentDavis:





Originally Posted By Jame_Retief:




Originally Posted By AgentDavis:




Originally Posted By Thegunwhisperer:

Hey, i am just curious why do you want one?


My GF likes them.

 


There are two kinds of 'black diamonds'.  Functionally one is gray more than black, because it is naturally formed.  The darkness in the stone is due to the inclusions naturally occurring and making the stone more opaque.  The second kind is a treated stone that is actually 'black'.  Value on these is quite low, 10% or less of equivalent gem-quality stones.



Most likely your GF is interested in the treated 'black' as it shows as being black rather than gray.

 


Holy crap! 10% the price, that isn't a typo, is it?

 


Count yourself lucky.



 
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 9:24:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:07:07 PM EDT
Update.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:19:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2011 7:20:34 PM EDT by BatchelorGroda]
Black diamonds...stay away from them.

They're just a manufactured stone.

Nothing but an oversized piece of abrasive grit.

More info here...

Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:26:54 PM EDT
Diamonds are espeically a rip off, there was a thread about this recently. Do a search on 'have you ever tried to sell a diamond'. You will find out that the diamond you have bought is worth about 20% of what you paid if you are very lucky.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:29:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FZ1Steve:
Diamonds are espeically a rip off, there was a thread about this recently. Do a search on 'have you ever tried to sell a diamond'. You will find out that the diamond you have bought is worth about 20% of what you paid if you are very lucky.


I'm aware of that. I'm not buying it for resale. I'd get a lab created one, but I can't seem to find a lab that makes black ones.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:45:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Jame_Retief:

Originally Posted By AgentDavis:

Originally Posted By Thegunwhisperer:
Hey, i am just curious why do you want one?

My GF likes them.
 

There are two kinds of 'black diamonds'.  Functionally one is gray more than black, because it is naturally formed.  The darkness in the stone is due to the inclusions naturally occurring and making the stone more opaque.  The second kind is a treated stone that is actually 'black'.  Value on these is quite low, 10% or less of equivalent gem-quality stones.

Most likely your GF is interested in the treated 'black' as it shows as being black rather than gray.
 


Excellent, I was just going to say just get any old stone and use a black sharpie, but it seems they already do that in a way.

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