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Interest Indiana Jones - "Peacock's Eye" Diamond (aka: Lao Che Diamond) CUBIC ZIRCONIA!!!

Discussion in 'Project Runs' started by RelicMaker, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. RelicMaker

    RelicMaker Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Interest List - "Peacock's Eye" Diamond (aka: Lao Che Diamond) CUBIC ZIRCONIA!!!

    I noticed years back that the Diamond seen in the screen caps below is more of a oval shape and not round, like we've seen on some replicas made in the past. The top of the diamond also comes to an elongated point, rather than a flat round circle.

    Who would be interested in a new version of the "Peacock's Eye" Diamond made to match the one on screen and made from "Cubic Zirconia"?

    I'm sure most of you know how 'Cubic Zirconia' literally matches the sparkle of a real diamond in almost every way, making ones made of crystal glass very inferior.

    Having crystals cut from 'Cubic Zirconia' is more expensive than crystal glass, so there is a price increase compared to previous replicas.

    Price: $95

    FOR SALE NOW!!! PM ME!!!

    Also, here's a new video to show how sparkly it is!!!



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    Last edited: Feb 9, 2019
  2. JKKS

    JKKS Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Interest List - "Lao Che Diamond" made in CUBIC ZIRCONIA!!! New Version! New Shap

    Interested. Would love to upgrade my current diamond.
     
  3. teecrooz

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    Re: Interest List - "Lao Che Diamond" made in CUBIC ZIRCONIA!!! New Version! New Shap

    Interested.
     
  4. glottis

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    Re: Interest List - "Lao Che Diamond" made in CUBIC ZIRCONIA!!! New Version! New Shap

    Interested. Thank you for doing this Brenton!
     
  5. Sarednab

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    Interested!
     
  6. WingdSoldier

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    Re: Interest List - "Lao Che Diamond" made in CUBIC ZIRCONIA!!! New Version! New Shap

    Sign me up :)
     
  7. RelicMaker

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    Re: Interest List - "Lao Che Diamond" made in CUBIC ZIRCONIA!!! New Version! New Shap

    Here's a comparison pic between Cubic Zirconia and Crystal Glass.

    The top two are my Cubic Zirconia replicas of the British Royal Crown Jewels. The Cullinan I & II, next to a previous crystal glass replica of the Lao Che Diamond at the bottom. The facets capture much more light and is very reflective and similar to a real diamond.


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  8. Jack

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    Re: Interest List - "Lao Che Diamond" made in CUBIC ZIRCONIA!!! New Version! New Shap

    The final peice of my Indy Collection ! Finally.
    Thank you Brenton.

    I'm in !
     
  9. Solos blaster

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    Re: Interest List - "Lao Che Diamond" made in CUBIC ZIRCONIA!!! New Version! New Shap

    What's the timeframe for the project? I may be interested....
     
  10. RelicMaker

    RelicMaker Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Interest List - "Lao Che Diamond" made in CUBIC ZIRCONIA!!! New Version! New Shap

    Right now, I'm guessing it will be around 2 to 3 months.
     
  11. Solos blaster

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    Count me in then:thumbsup.
     
  12. markpoon

    markpoon Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Interest List - "Lao Che Diamond" made in CUBIC ZIRCONIA!!! New Version! New Shap

    hi brenton,

    please put me down for one :)
     
  13. naward

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    Re: Interest List - "Lao Che Diamond" made in CUBIC ZIRCONIA!!! New Version! New Shap

    Interested!
     
  14. ave4uevoli

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    Interested
     
  15. Raiders March

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    Re: Interest List - "Lao Che Diamond" made in CUBIC ZIRCONIA!!! New Version! New Shap

    I'll say yes... my diamond has needed an upgrade for ages. Thanks for offering these!
     
  16. Eurojunkman

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    Please add me to the list. Thank you in advance.
     
  17. infinity00

    infinity00 New Member

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    Interested
     
  18. misfit138

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    Re: Interest List - "Lao Che Diamond" made in CUBIC ZIRCONIA!!! New Version! New Shap

    I'm interested.
     
  19. marvanza

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    Oh yes, very interested, always nice to add more screen accurate pieces to the collection
     
  20. mbmcfarland

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    Interested!

    Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
     
  21. Joe310blk

    Joe310blk Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm interested , many thanks Brenton
    Joe
     
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  22. Archangelysses

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    Hell yes Brenton. Put me down for 1 most definitely. Your work is amazing Sir.
     
  23. russellsch

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    Re: Interest List - "Lao Che Diamond" made in CUBIC ZIRCONIA!!! New Version! New Shap

    What kind of time frame are looking at for these? I've always loved this scene in the movie. I probably shouldn't (hence the timeframe question), but put me down as interested.
     
  24. whoever

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    Re: Interest List - "Lao Che Diamond" made in CUBIC ZIRCONIA!!! New Version! New Shap

    YES!!! Want. Put me down. Don't even remember who made mine but it is pretty good, and this will be even better.
     
  25. Planettera

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    Re: Interest List - "Lao Che Diamond" made in CUBIC ZIRCONIA!!! New Version! New Shap

    Having worked with crystals and zirconia before, isn't zirconia a fragile gem which very easily breaks? Also the cut domed cut with the flat bottom shape does not reflect light as good as brilliant cut shapes like the ones in the sample picture.
     
  26. Jintosh

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    Re: Interest List - "Lao Che Diamond" made in CUBIC ZIRCONIA!!! New Version! New Shap

    Yep. That's what I was thinking. With a flat bottom, less light is reflected UP at the person.

    That being said, CZ is still better than glass no matter how you look at it.
     
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  27. Bogleo

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    Re: Interest List - "Lao Che Diamond" made in CUBIC ZIRCONIA!!! New Version! New Shap

    The reason cubic zirconia looks better/more like diamond is that it has a higher Index of Refraction (IOR). The IOR of glass is about 1.5, cubic zirconia is about 2.2, and diamond is 2.417.

    What that means is light travels 2.417 times faster through a vacuum than it does through diamond. This results in light refracting at a sharper angle, which makes for a more brilliant look.

    So basically, it's the refractivity as well as reflectivity, that makes CZ/diamonds look better than glass. Hope that makes sense.
     
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  28. Jintosh

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    Re: Interest List - "Lao Che Diamond" made in CUBIC ZIRCONIA!!! New Version! New Shap

    Diamonds1sm.jpg ...... CZ stone.jpg

    Okay, here's a ROSE CUT that was common is the old days. It has a flat bottom and yet does indeed reflect a lot of light.

    Definitely MUCH better than the glass.
     
  29. boochydog

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    crap, put me on the list. thanks!!
     
  30. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I bet this is gonna look awesome!

    As far as the CZ vs glass/crystal debate goes, from my own experience getting things made out of both, I did a wishmaster gem out of both glass and CZ, and I gotta tell ya, the CZ pops like crazy compared to the same cut in glass. I have a video on youtube showing em off.

    Can't wait to see how these turn out!
    Chris
     
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  31. choanata

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    I'm super interested, been wanting one of these for a long time.
     
  32. Jintosh

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    Okay, I talked myself into it. It'll be better than the glass one I have.

    Please put me on the list.
     
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  33. Feraud

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    Interested! Please add me to the list. Thanks!!
     
  34. sfnotary

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    Interested!
     
  35. RelicMaker

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    Re: Interest List - "Lao Che Diamond" made in CUBIC ZIRCONIA!!! New Version! New Shap

    UPDATE:

    Since there was some talk about how the Diamonds weren't fairly placed for comparison in the photos previously posted, I turned the Cullinan II Diamond onto it's big front facet, so it would reflect the same light as the other Indy Diamond.

    So, now they both have the big flat bottoms, and you can still see a difference between CZ and Crystal Glass.

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  36. Fallen21

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    Interested:)
     
  37. Jintosh

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    Yes, sometimes LOGIC gets in the way of REALITY. :lol
     
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  38. Rolinos

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    Put me down as interested as well!

    Rolinos
     
  39. Raiders March

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    Anything new on this one Brenton:)
     
  40. RelicMaker

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    Re: Interest List - "Lao Che Diamond" made in CUBIC ZIRCONIA!!! New Version! New Shap

    The factory has completed and shipped me the prototype to approve. As soon as I get it in, I'll post some pics of it.

    It should only take them a couple of weeks to complete the full order.
     
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  41. Raiders March

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    AWEsome! Thanks
     
  42. RelicMaker

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    UPDATE:

    Here is the prototype!!!

    Only thing that is changing on this is the size. It is .5 centimeters too big, but what you see is what you will get!!! :cool:thumbsup

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  43. Sarednab

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    Fantastic!!!
     
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  44. glottis

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    Re: Interest List - "Lao Che Diamond" made in CUBIC ZIRCONIA!!! New Version! New Shap

    Stunning. For the first time, it's now obvious to me why it's called the peacock's eye. Thanks for doing this.
     
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  45. Jintosh

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    Glad I got on this one. :D:cool
     
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  46. Feraud

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    Gorgeous! I'm so thrilled to see this happening!!
     
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  47. JKKS

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    Magnificent job. I'm super happy to be able to upgrade my diamond.
     
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  48. RelicMaker

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    Thanks, guys! Much appreciated! :)

    It probably won't be until after the New Year when these will be ready to ship, unless there is a Christmas miracle or something... :unsure
     
  49. Joe310blk

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    Fantastic modification on the design Brenton ,to the original screen used prop.Congrats friend ,Well done :thumbsup :D
     
  50. russellsch

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    That'll work for me :)
    Christmas is killing me this year :facepalm
     
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