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Re: I dropped my loose sapphire! Scared! Please help!

I'm sure you all remember when I was photographing my natural pink diamond marquise (about .20ct) outside and a gust of wind blew it away?!

Lesson learned the hard way!

by LD

October 6th, 2014, 5:57 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: I dropped my loose sapphire! Scared! Please help!

Replies: 26

Views: 875
Re: A few opals (for TL)

Starzin Are you sure it's the glue that has caused the crack? The only reason I say this is because opals can crack quite easily if they're not hydrated. In an old opal this could easily happen. You're supposed to let them be near (not in) water or be worn, to allow them to absorb moisture and remai...

by LD

October 6th, 2014, 5:54 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: A few opals (for TL)

Replies: 38

Views: 503
Re: Best way to complete this transaction?

You're in the UK aren't you? Where are you sending the item to? If it's in the UK you can send by next day special delivery (for a small package it's around £60) and you can insure it for up to £500 (I think if memory serves). If you're shipping abroad, Royal Mail has several "signed for" ...

by LD

October 6th, 2014, 5:46 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Best way to complete this transaction?

Replies: 7

Views: 295
Re: A few opals (for TL)

Here's my 12x10 cabochon white opal. It's hard to photograph. Not sure if it's a good one, but it has a pleasant colorplay with patches of purple, green, orange, etc. . . TL it's a pretty stone but has areas that don't have colourplay. Having said that, I like the positioning of the colour. It woul...

by LD

October 5th, 2014, 12:41 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: A few opals (for TL)

Replies: 38

Views: 503
Re: A few opals (for TL)

Love your black opal LD, but aren't you terrified every time you wear it? Its so big and gorgeous. This opal is fantastic!!! But - minousbijoux - they are only for TL !!!!! :naughty: :bigsmile: That came out wrong didn't it!???? I only tagged TL because she had asked to see them! :bigsmile: :bigsmi...

by LD

October 5th, 2014, 12:40 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: A few opals (for TL)

Replies: 38

Views: 503
Re: Is this a good opal?

As it's a final sale, offer $400. The setting is worth that if the diamonds are decent and if the Opal is good then that's a bonus.

by LD

October 5th, 2014, 10:53 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Is this a good opal?

Replies: 25

Views: 432
Re: A few opals (for TL)

Getting a Mexican Fire Opal with tons of colourplay is a challenge but spectacular when you get one! I love the matrix ones as well as they look like dinosaur eggs! Have you seen the video of the rolling flash I linked to? I love that one because it always amazes me that nature can create such stunn...

by LD

October 5th, 2014, 7:26 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: A few opals (for TL)

Replies: 38

Views: 503
Re: A few opals (for TL)

Just taken a quick photo of my Mexican Cherry Fire Opal bracelet. This looks like small pieces of warm lava!

The montage is of a Welo Opal stone. This is fascinating because it reacts with water!

by LD

October 5th, 2014, 7:19 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: A few opals (for TL)

Replies: 38

Views: 503
Re: A few opals (for TL)

The next lot of photos are all either Koroit, Bolder Opals or Opals in matrix. I love these!

Somewhere I have photos of a cherry opal bracelet and a chocolate opal but I can't find them at the mo so will have to take new pictures of them!

by LD

October 5th, 2014, 7:08 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: A few opals (for TL)

Replies: 38

Views: 503
A few opals (for TL)

TL - here's a few of my opals - I've tried to include different types:- 1. This video is of my Andamooka Semi Black opal but what makes this interesting is the rolling flash that can be seen from 2 o'clock to 5 o'clock. In real life, it looks like a lightning bolt travelling down (or up) the stone a...

by LD

October 5th, 2014, 7:05 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: A few opals (for TL)

Replies: 38

Views: 503
Re: Is this a good opal?

I would ask for more pictures before deciding. I doubt that this is a professional vendor (because of the photo) - this is probably a private individual and therefore difficult to return perhaps. OP you should be armed with questions now! Ask for a few more photos and if you still like it then get i...

by LD

October 4th, 2014, 12:48 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Is this a good opal?

Replies: 25

Views: 432
Re: Is it possible to get rid of some excess gold

No it can't be buffed away. If you buff it away, you'll have holes. What your jeweller MIGHT be able to do is put tiny baguettes in there to fill the holes OR tiny round diamonds BUT it's unlikely as there's very little room to manoeuvre. You also need prongs to hold the stones. Unfortunately after ...

by LD

October 4th, 2014, 11:36 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Is it possible to get rid of some excess gold

Replies: 12

Views: 405
Re: I dropped my loose sapphire! Scared! Please help!

Marlow|1412423148|3761926 wrote:LD - Thank You!!!!

I forgot!!!



No worries! Didn't want you to start a riot! :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile:

by LD

October 4th, 2014, 11:30 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: I dropped my loose sapphire! Scared! Please help!

Replies: 26

Views: 875
Re: Is this a good opal?

A few things you need to now about opal: 1. The extent of colour-play is a determining factor in value (and in looking good). 2. White opals are typically the cheapest of them all. 3. A "natural" opal can still be a doublet or triplet (which devalues them immensely). You need to make sure ...

by LD

October 4th, 2014, 11:28 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Is this a good opal?

Replies: 25

Views: 432
Re: I dropped my loose sapphire! Scared! Please help!

Please don't worry too much. Do have it checked out with a good high-powered loupe for your peace of mind though. Generally, if it is a foot or less from the drop, corundum is not at all chipped and damaged even on hard surfaces in most cases. Inspect the stone very carefully for chips or cracks un...

by LD

October 3rd, 2014, 5:23 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: I dropped my loose sapphire! Scared! Please help!

Replies: 26

Views: 875
Re: so close to the end! come advise!

That's spooky DandT as the round brilliant trilogy (from your inspiration pictures) is exactly what my e-ring looks like and the one on the left the setting for my chameleon - posted above!

by LD

October 3rd, 2014, 12:54 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: so close to the end! come advise!

Replies: 95

Views: 1222
Re: what do you think about this green sapphire?

Before you ask if a vendor is reliable - please look in the sticky at this top of this forum. All of the vendors that PSers use and have good experiences with are listed there.

by LD

October 3rd, 2014, 12:50 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: what do you think about this green sapphire?

Replies: 9

Views: 333
Re: how long is the process of making AGL gem brief

dm...........what are you doing? There have been 9 threads started by you in less than 3 weeks and after the pages long Alexandrite thread (in which folks gave you all the advice you could possibly get!)---you dropped that and have now asked questions about other "stuff". It's odd if you ...

by LD

October 3rd, 2014, 12:47 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: how long is the process of making AGL gem brief

Replies: 13

Views: 278
Re: Planetary Gems - dreadful customer service.

I'll have you know that all of my chakras are aligned and functioning!

I don't do "astrological" things - especially with gemstones! Having said that, my birthstone is diamond so if anybody feels the need to give me a birthstone to try to convert me, I won't argue! :lol:

by LD

October 3rd, 2014, 12:45 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Planetary Gems - dreadful customer service.

Replies: 25

Views: 746
Re: Red spinel thoughts please

Given that this is a secondhand stone, I presume the sale is final regardless of outcome and that you bear the responsibility of sending the spinel to AGL? I don't know were Matt_95 lives but here in Germany I could return the stone if it is synthetic and sold as natural - return policy if you don'...

by LD

October 3rd, 2014, 6:13 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Red spinel thoughts please

Replies: 34

Views: 520
Re: Red spinel thoughts please

Before you pull the trigger, can you ask the vendor whether the spinel blacks out? I have the most phenomenal stop red spinel but in daylight it becomes a black hole.

Here's some photos to show you.

by LD

October 3rd, 2014, 3:05 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Red spinel thoughts please

Replies: 34

Views: 520
Re: how long is the process of making AGL gem brief

Ask them because they will be able to tell you the waiting time (which probably varies depending on how busy they are). Also it depends where you're shipping from.

by LD

October 3rd, 2014, 2:05 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: how long is the process of making AGL gem brief

Replies: 13

Views: 278
Re: Is it possible to get rid of some excess gold

I don't think so. The problem is that the diamonds haven't been spaced correctly (or the correct size diamonds used) which has caused a space at (presumably) all four corners. The only way around this is to cut the shank in those areas and rejoin them but I would think this would be quite costly and...

by LD

October 3rd, 2014, 2:03 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Is it possible to get rid of some excess gold

Replies: 12

Views: 405
Re: Red spinel thoughts please

READ THIS POST I FOUND ABOUT THE SELLER. It's an old thread but it looks like she doesn't disclose treatment. It starts off positive but then takes a nose dive. http://www.pricescope.com/forum/colored-stones/catch-all-thread-talk-or-better-yet-show-us-t118956-570.html Also on Toolhaus there are a fe...

by LD

October 3rd, 2014, 1:52 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Red spinel thoughts please

Replies: 34

Views: 520
Re: what do you think about this blue sapphire?

You can see the inclusions in the centre of the stone very clearly so this SHOULD be reflected in the price. So if this sapphire is very expensive then I have a feeling it's overpriced. The colour also doesn't have the "glow" of a top quality Kashmir sapphire so again, the price should ref...

by LD

October 3rd, 2014, 1:44 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: what do you think about this blue sapphire?

Replies: 9

Views: 339
Re: Planetary Gems - dreadful customer service.

LisaRN|1412226383|3760394 wrote:Did you reply "Thank you I will." lol



Not quite! :bigsmile:

by LD

October 2nd, 2014, 9:46 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Planetary Gems - dreadful customer service.

Replies: 25

Views: 746
Re: I dropped my loose sapphire! Scared! Please help!

DO NOT PANIC. Sapphires are still pretty hardy things. If you look closely and can't see any damage then there probably isn't. There may be a tiny chip on one of the facets but you need to look at it through a loupe or magnifying lens to see that. To put this into perspective, the gem has to drop in...

by LD

October 1st, 2014, 4:32 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: I dropped my loose sapphire! Scared! Please help!

Replies: 26

Views: 875
Re: GIA 1.04 FDK Brg Y I2 clarity diamond

Some vendors sell brown diamonds at incredibly high prices - others sell the same thing for much much much less. It pays to shop around and on Ebay you can get these for well below $1k. Definitely shop around.

by LD

October 1st, 2014, 4:27 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: GIA 1.04 FDK Brg Y I2 clarity diamond

Replies: 13

Views: 636
Re: FCD CAD assistance request

Absolutely stunning. It's a work of art. Fantastic design and craftmanship.

Oh and I agree about IOS8 - grrrrrrrrrrr.

by LD

October 1st, 2014, 1:04 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: FCD CAD assistance request

Replies: 583

Views: 8043
Re: FCD CAD assistance request

That's okay - we can look at them for you. I'm with Freke. Get them posted.

by LD

October 1st, 2014, 12:26 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: FCD CAD assistance request

Replies: 583

Views: 8043