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Re: your experience with multicolour.com?

Alex??? http://www.multicolour.com/detail/?/details/alexandrite/xax317ab/&1244716636 You need windex - for the window!! That is truly horrible (the colour as well). These only just about get the name of Alex because of the colour change but this is such a good example of yuckiness (to me anyway...

by LD

September 16th, 2014, 12:45 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: your experience with multicolour.com?

Replies: 37

Views: 496
Re: your experience with multicolour.com?

Marlow|1410890321|3751971 wrote:Sorry but the newest alexandrite on Multicolorgems are really ugly!


I haven't looked but they probably are because although there is source being mined at the moment I understand the quality isn't there :(sad

by LD

September 16th, 2014, 12:14 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: your experience with multicolour.com?

Replies: 37

Views: 496
Re: What's going on with DanielM?

This thread is so depressing. I can't believe you lovely people are still struggling to get your items made. It's just NOT on. If they have health issues, children and full time jobs then they shouldn't be accepting new jobs AND they should have a note on their website saying they can't take on more...

by LD

September 16th, 2014, 11:12 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: What's going on with DanielM?

Replies: 187

Views: 8456
Re: Sapphire Engagement Ring - Lack of Symmetry?

I'm with Indigoblue on this one. I have a "thing" about symmetry! In fact my friends delight in sending me photos of houses with walls a bit sloped and things like that! Charming! Anyway, to me, this stone needs to be rotated a tiny weenie weenie bit to the left. It doesn't help because th...

by LD

September 16th, 2014, 11:05 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Sapphire Engagement Ring - Lack of Symmetry?

Replies: 49

Views: 816
Re: Have you really got an Alexandrite? Read this first!

Hi Jennilynn666 I apologise for not seeing your question before but I don't frequent the forum much these days. Firstly your ring is lovely (I'm a sucker for a marquise cut!) so whatever it turns out to be it's gorgeous and an heirloom with sentimental value. From everything you've said, I'm leaning...

by LD

September 16th, 2014, 10:56 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Have you really got an Alexandrite? Read this first!

Replies: 25

Views: 5497
Re: Is my alexandrite real?

Okay - well I can't see your photos but I can see the ring in your avatar and I'm assuming that's the one you're talking about? Your description is highly indicative of a synthetic vanadium laced corundum. The photo in your avatar also suggests that too. These were very common around the turn of the...

by LD

September 16th, 2014, 10:38 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Is my alexandrite real?

Replies: 8

Views: 341
Re: your experience with multicolour.com?

I'm not sure there is any gem that can survive liquid nitrogen but yes, tanzanite is sensitive to sudden extreme temperature changes and I'm sorry it didn't survive. If you are hard on your hands and want a ring stone, I would go for an alexandrite. An alex with moderate change and atypical colourw...

by LD

September 16th, 2014, 10:24 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: your experience with multicolour.com?

Replies: 37

Views: 496
Re: WWYD... garnet necklace

You can easily have made (or buy) a detachable clip that would go on the top of the drop piece so you could take it on and off. The problem is matching the colour of the metal. It looks like rose gold? If so, that may be problematic because rose gold comes in so many different shades and I suspect t...

by LD

September 16th, 2014, 9:49 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: WWYD... garnet necklace

Replies: 22

Views: 504
Re: your experience with multicolour.com?

Marlow - just for info - I've purchased quite a lot of Alex (years ago) from David at Multicolour and also lots of other stones. I have NEVER had a problem and he even recut a stone for me! dm-smith - as TL has mentioned, with Multicolour you get what you pay for. The price for the Alex you linked t...

by LD

September 15th, 2014, 1:35 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: your experience with multicolour.com?

Replies: 37

Views: 496
Re: WWYD... garnet necklace

My Paint skills have not improved any but it's better than trying to put my idea down in words. You can tweak the placement of the scrolls to suit. By attaching the drop stones sideways, you are lengthening the bracelet, thereby making it fit your wrist. I think this is also what you wrote above? T...

by LD

September 15th, 2014, 7:51 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: WWYD... garnet necklace

Replies: 22

Views: 504
Re: Fair price for a 4 ct heated yellow sapphire

The way to look at this is:-

If you were a seller, selling gemstones, would you ever let a valuable stone potentially be sold for a tiny amount when it could be worth thousands?

So basically if you see cheap stones on Ebay, there's a reason why unfortunately.

by LD

September 13th, 2014, 3:31 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Fair price for a 4 ct heated yellow sapphire

Replies: 9

Views: 299
Re: Where has Lanbo gone?

Thanks TL - I think you must be right because he's definitely still there lol! Phew!

by LD

September 13th, 2014, 11:28 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Where has Lanbo gone?

Replies: 3

Views: 221
Re: My new purple sapphire!

Thanks LD! Yeah there were a few purple sapphires I was thinking about buying before this one and I am so glad I didn't because I don't think they woud have compared to this one. It was pretty in the vendor's photos but nothing like it is in real life. I am really glad Dana recommended it to me. It...

by LD

September 13th, 2014, 8:52 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: My new purple sapphire!

Replies: 32

Views: 1026
Re: WWYD... garnet necklace

OMG Starzin that set is absolutely beautiful. I love it so much. :love: Having said that, if you won't wear it like it is then you will need to change it (but it breaks my heart to say that). I don't know what it is that is stopping you from wearing it so it's a bit difficult to offer suggestions bu...

by LD

September 13th, 2014, 8:45 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: WWYD... garnet necklace

Replies: 22

Views: 504
Where has Lanbo gone?

Help! I have a 6 x 4mm emerald cut sapphire I want to set but I've just looked on Ebay and Lanbo seems to have vanished. :errrr: Has he changed his store name? Can anybody point me in the right direction?

Thanks x

by LD

September 13th, 2014, 8:24 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Where has Lanbo gone?

Replies: 3

Views: 221
Re: My new purple sapphire!

You have NO idea how difficult beautiful stunning purple sapphires are to find. I spent years looking for mine (almost a twin of yours). I bet it changes personality all the time doesn't it? Treasure it because it's almost irreplaceable.

by LD

September 11th, 2014, 9:56 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: My new purple sapphire!

Replies: 32

Views: 1026
Re: What kind of stone might this be?

You have a laaarge copper bearing tourmaline or cuprian elbaite in a beautiful setting with an AGL cert. for 2K!!!! :appl: :appl: You stone has a very good quality - maybe not neon but well cut and shaped with a VERY good color. The price step from this color to a neon in this size would be dramati...

by LD

September 11th, 2014, 9:51 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: What kind of stone might this be?

Replies: 56

Views: 1410
Re: Thoughts on a emerald ring please

I really prefer your real life photos and how the Emerald looks to the seller's photo! It looked much more like a real Emerald in your photos. Also please bear in mind before you get rid of it that 98% of Emeralds have been treated so this shouldn't be a worry. In fact, if it had been sold as natura...

by LD

September 7th, 2014, 7:22 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Thoughts on a emerald ring please

Replies: 66

Views: 954
Re: Should i replace centre stone or leave alone

Thx for the suggestion Marlow. LD, many thanks for your input and all the info provided on both threads :appl: The things I try to avoid mentioning on the forum are " price/value " for obvious reasons, But you mentioned selling the sapphire to fund a replacement stone. What do you suggest...

by LD

September 7th, 2014, 7:05 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Should i replace centre stone or leave alone

Replies: 17

Views: 469
Re: is this an AQUA/TOURM or TOPAZ ?

Don't worry about something being garbage because honestly if you love the stone then it doesn't matter if it's worth $1 or $1,000,000! I inherited a silver (very pretty) ring with a green glass centre stone and even though it's worth nothing, it's breathtakingly beautiful. Beauty is in the eye of t...

by LD

September 7th, 2014, 5:53 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: is this an AQUA/TOURM or TOPAZ ?

Replies: 36

Views: 817
Re: Should i replace centre stone or leave alone

Love the setting - hate the "sapphire"! You asked whether people like these inky black sapphires and the answer is yes. There's a market for everything! If you look at the late Princess Diana's ring (now Kate Middletons) you'll see the sapphire is very dark too (although not entirely black...

by LD

September 7th, 2014, 5:39 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Should i replace centre stone or leave alone

Replies: 17

Views: 469
Re: is this an AQUA/TOURM or TOPAZ ?

LD, its me who should be taking a bow to your greater knowledge :appl: Quick question for you, is the stone worth using or is it just an example of its type ? TIA. It depends what you mean by is it worth using? If you like it then you should use it because you'll wear it. If you're on the fence the...

by LD

September 7th, 2014, 5:23 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: is this an AQUA/TOURM or TOPAZ ?

Replies: 36

Views: 817
Re: is this an AQUA/TOURM or TOPAZ ?

Shall I take a bow now or later????? :dance:

by LD

September 6th, 2014, 6:49 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: is this an AQUA/TOURM or TOPAZ ?

Replies: 36

Views: 817
Re: SLP Gem Laboratory

Hang on a sec - isn't Odyssey gems owned by Tan? If so, he was very very very reliable and accurate and nearly everything I bought from him was backed up by a lab report (AGL/AIGS) if I wanted it. He also was very good about accepting things back if I didn't like the gem when it arrived. I know he w...

by LD

August 24th, 2014, 9:24 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: SLP Gem Laboratory

Replies: 50

Views: 1016
Re: is this an AQUA/TOURM or TOPAZ ?

I'd put money on that being a Mozambique Tourmaline. I've seen so many like that that if I'm wrong I will eat my laptop! :dance: Will be interested to find out.

If you take it to a jeweller who can test the RI it'll be an easy identification.

by LD

August 24th, 2014, 9:11 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: is this an AQUA/TOURM or TOPAZ ?

Replies: 36

Views: 817
Re: Pics of my 3 favorite stones

Oh Preg they're lovely and the fluor photo really tugs at my heart strings! I do love a bit of fluor! xxx

by LD

August 24th, 2014, 9:09 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Pics of my 3 favorite stones

Replies: 32

Views: 1067
Re: Pezzottaite

Thank you all - I will not recut the cab - it is aperfect round 9mm and looks like a candy - would be a shame!! The cateye is only weak but clarity is fine!! LD - yes - I saw them 2003 the first time and was shocked about the price the mostly french vendors wanted. I bought the cab around 2009 - th...

by LD

August 24th, 2014, 9:07 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Pezzottaite

Replies: 14

Views: 315
Re: Pezzottaite

I love Pezzottaite. I've got a 4ct ring and somewhere a 6ct one! Both are clarity challenged but are very pretty. Years ago, the unscrupulous sellers were trying to pass it off as Bixbite and it can look similar. Mind you, as you struggle to buy Pezz now, it's probably going to be tipping the rarity...

by LD

August 24th, 2014, 6:40 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Pezzottaite

Replies: 14

Views: 315
Re: Please advise on this Montana sapphire - window?

TL - do you think that's a window? I'm positive it's a huge tilt window because (a) it's not seen head on. When I looked at the video there's a point where you can't see through it at all and it appeared to be head on and (b) only one side of the stone appears windowed in your still from the video (...

by LD

August 3rd, 2014, 9:37 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Please advise on this Montana sapphire - window?

Replies: 51

Views: 1061
Re: Best way to suss if a stone is the right size?

It's sold in the UK (where I suspect the OP is from) and is used primarily to put posters and things on walls without leaving a mark. It's soft of like a putty that doesn't leave any marks. Does that make sense?

by LD

August 3rd, 2014, 7:45 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Best way to suss if a stone is the right size?

Replies: 18

Views: 405