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Re: 3ct Gray Spinel OEC

ilovegemstones|1384908052|3559578 wrote:No, it is not, but I felt it was necessary to say that her jewelry stands up to wear because of your post above.

by Shushinator

November 21st, 2013, 1:29 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: 3ct Gray Spinel OEC

Replies: 89

Views: 2088
Re: 3ct Gray Spinel OEC

As far as I know the whole lotus design was copyrighted by Heart of Water Jewels. I see that as 4 petal prongs holding a gem with scrolls on the side. To me the rings look very similar. I know copying goes on large scale and that is sad! The 1st and 3rd pics are JuliaBJewelry's lotus and the 2nd an...

by Shushinator

November 21st, 2013, 1:20 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: 3ct Gray Spinel OEC

Replies: 89

Views: 2088
Re: First loose peridot - thoughts?

yeah even peridot is softer than id really like for a ring also. chrono id be curious so see a photo of your ideal peridot if you have one and hear your thoughts on availability. it was the attached burmese monster I saw on Pala that pricked my interest :love: :love: but im beginning to think that t...

by Shushinator

September 2nd, 2013, 4:11 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: First loose peridot - thoughts?

Replies: 12

Views: 402
Re: First loose peridot - thoughts?

Peridot is a clean stone - there is no reason to compromise on clarity. Just as an FYI, eye clean is the standard for most coloured gemstones. There is no need to get a loupe clean stone. The bulk of the price stems from the strength of colour, purity of colour and how dark/light it is. The best pe...

by Shushinator

August 30th, 2013, 5:26 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: First loose peridot - thoughts?

Replies: 12

Views: 402
Re: Bringing a Merelani Mint to life

Wow. Wow. WOW! :love: :love: :love: Roger you are the man! Im so happy I got ahold of two of your mints. Only problem is that they have ruined my romance with tourmalines forever. I must say this is the awesomest thread ive read in a while. what a rock. Minousbijoux, i was wondering every step of th...

by Shushinator

August 30th, 2013, 5:06 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Bringing a Merelani Mint to life

Replies: 50

Views: 1356
Re: I know you all don't like morganite but...

LOVE it! Ive been wanting a morganite ring in rose gold for a while. Yours is fab :appl:

by Shushinator

July 16th, 2013, 10:32 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: I know you all don't like morganite but...

Replies: 30

Views: 1272
Re: Antique collector-what is the best course of education??

Very interesting question! I know you can take courses through GIA... but I'm not sure that those deal with vintage pieces. I hope someone can give you good advice. I'm curious about the PSer who started an ebay store... could you link me to that thread? I have an Etsy store that I used to sell my ...

by Shushinator

May 8th, 2013, 2:26 am

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: Antique collector-what is the best course of education???

Replies: 12

Views: 344
Antique collector-what is the best course of education???

Hi all, I have started an etsy store selling off some of my antique jewelry, deciding it ehte . Well 'listing'' might be more honest than selling as I have sold very little at this point. (Note, i know there was a big hubub about a pricescoper starting an ebay store recently. I wlll talk to the powe...

by Shushinator

May 1st, 2013, 10:14 am

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: Antique collector-what is the best course of education???

Replies: 12

Views: 344
Re: Opinions on enamel and coral brooch and help with a hall

PS, Ive contacted Langs and several other local shops regarding this, If anyone knows of an appraiser who specializes in this kind of mysterious junk id be grateful for the name and contact info. prob against board rules to 'advertise' so feel free to p.m. me. :wavey:

by Shushinator

April 23rd, 2013, 4:14 pm

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: Opinions on enamel and coral brooch and help with a hallmark

Replies: 2

Views: 273
Opinions on enamel and coral brooch and help with a hallmark

Ok so I recently bought this brooch (intricate enamel, red coral no authenticity testing done yet). Loooove it. Unique and cant seem to decide if Art Deco, Arts and Crafts or Nouveau. There is a diamond hallmark horribly degraded but i am dying to find out who made the piece. the diamond hallmark to...

by Shushinator

April 23rd, 2013, 1:45 pm

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: Opinions on enamel and coral brooch and help with a hallmark

Replies: 2

Views: 273
Re: New to PS--Wedding band question

HIIIII SARAH! ATTN PS: this is one of my IN REAL LIFE friends. Her ring is totally gorgeous. I mean, not that I don't have a well-known bias for sapphires or anything. Some more pics of her ring since we can never have enough: http://www.pricescope.com/files/images/img_4139.jpg http://www.pricescop...

by Shushinator

April 2nd, 2013, 2:08 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: New to PS--Wedding band question

Replies: 28

Views: 943
Re: New to PS--Wedding band question

Absolutely WOOW!! :love: :love: I have to ask, where did you get your wedding band? It reminds me of one I will never forget, an antique Tiffany and Co that Lang Antiques carried for all of about 4 minutes. PS. I meant to ask who made your setting, but had the wedding band question on the brain.

by Shushinator

April 1st, 2013, 11:33 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: New to PS--Wedding band question

Replies: 28

Views: 943
Re: New to PS--Wedding band question

Absolutely WOOW!! :love: :love: I have to ask, where did you get your wedding band? It reminds me of one I will never forget, an antique Tiffany and Co that Lang Antiques carried for all of about 4 minutes.

by Shushinator

April 1st, 2013, 10:23 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: New to PS--Wedding band question

Replies: 28

Views: 943
Re: Anyone have Benitoite?

i looked up hauyne...wow. thats the blue id love to find in a good size stone for a ring some day

by Shushinator

March 15th, 2013, 3:19 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Anyone have Benitoite?

Replies: 9

Views: 327
Anyone have Benitoite?

I am super curious to see one of these in person.... looks like they are fairly soft, but are they really as spectacular as a blue diamond?

http://www.capistranomining.com/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=815

by Shushinator

March 14th, 2013, 2:45 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Anyone have Benitoite?

Replies: 9

Views: 327
Re: My new Luk-Yen Blue Spinel

http://www.pricescope.com/files/images/two_stone_ring.jpg Hi Chris, When I mentioned that I think you should cut a diamond in the same shape as your spinel, this is what I had in mind, albeit a masculine version. I just love how the stones set off each other. What do you think? Just fyi Chris, i mi...

by Shushinator

March 14th, 2013, 2:27 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: My new Luk-Yen Blue Spinel

Replies: 38

Views: 1116

by Shushinator

March 6th, 2013, 2:45 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: My new Luk-Yen Blue Spinel

Replies: 38

Views: 1116
Re: Somebody's Gotta Buy This Stone!

Shushinator, can you post a link to that picture online? i found it in his forum, not sure i can post a link to another forum? if you go http://www.diamondsbylauren.com/ and click the diamond forum at the bottom menu, you will see the post in the new diamonds section. he shows some of the rough he ...

by Shushinator

March 5th, 2013, 8:59 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Somebody's Gotta Buy This Stone!

Replies: 2278

Views: 95600
Re: Somebody's Gotta Buy This Stone!

David at DBL has started posting a lot of 19 crazy colored antique cut diamonds. someone please buy them all so i dont mess up my budget...

by Shushinator

March 5th, 2013, 7:57 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Somebody's Gotta Buy This Stone!

Replies: 2278

Views: 95600
Re: Opinions on a sleepy mahenge

Thanks! Defiantly has silk, but in most lighting it doesn't affect the see-across-the-room scintillation. the other sleepy stone i have has the inner glow but none of the flash this one shows. The orange zoning is hard to find unless you try to find it.

by Shushinator

February 22nd, 2013, 5:32 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Opinions on a sleepy mahenge

Replies: 24

Views: 533
Re: Opinions on a sleepy mahenge

Thanks! Fun stone esp for the price. Would make a fun rhr surrounded by black diamonds or something.

by Shushinator

February 22nd, 2013, 4:56 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Opinions on a sleepy mahenge

Replies: 24

Views: 533
Re: Opinions on a sleepy mahenge

so yes way more like the video but way more neony pink. the video gave it a dull waxy look and the closest it comes to being that dull is when it flattens out in bad light, but it is still bright neon pink, the first attached a pick is dreary incandescent light (my closet). the second is natural lig...

by Shushinator

February 22nd, 2013, 3:56 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Opinions on a sleepy mahenge

Replies: 24

Views: 533
Re: Opinions on a sleepy mahenge

Got it. I ordered three spinels from multicolour. One was accurately represented in the photo and video, one was over represented (very much a purple stone rather than the cherry red it appeared to be in the photos.), and the sleepy spinel was under represented. I was absolutely shocked to see how g...

by Shushinator

February 22nd, 2013, 11:05 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Opinions on a sleepy mahenge

Replies: 24

Views: 533
Re: Opinions on a sleepy mahenge

Dana is a man! ;) I find Swala's photos always show a much more vivid stone so put that one behind you and don't worry about it! Does that make you feel better? :D :lol: oops. i actually know Dana is a guy. I dont know why I 'her'd' him. Must be subconscious because i know a 'her-Dana'. Sorry Dana....

by Shushinator

February 19th, 2013, 8:17 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Opinions on a sleepy mahenge

Replies: 24

Views: 533
Re: Opinions on a sleepy mahenge

just to put it out there, what i am really hoping to find one day is something like this; That was on Dana's website wasn't it? I find that stone fascinating and I'm absolutely convinced it had very very very strong fluor which is why it looks blue/oily in the bottom photo. I love it because it's q...

by Shushinator

February 19th, 2013, 6:23 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Opinions on a sleepy mahenge

Replies: 24

Views: 533
Re: Opinions on a sleepy mahenge

just to put it out there, what i am really hoping to find one day is something like this;

by Shushinator

February 19th, 2013, 5:50 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Opinions on a sleepy mahenge

Replies: 24

Views: 533
Re: Spinels!!

I asked about that ring but was too late AND saw that orangey pink from Dana too late as well. you're one step ahead of me!

by Shushinator

February 19th, 2013, 5:25 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Spinels!!

Replies: 22

Views: 653
Re: Opinions on a sleepy mahenge

Ok thanks everyone! Just FYI the price on it isnt bad ($320). i appreciate the input. based on feedback and esp if the stone isnt represented accurately, i dont think this will be a keeper.

by Shushinator

February 19th, 2013, 1:30 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Opinions on a sleepy mahenge

Replies: 24

Views: 533
Opinions on a sleepy mahenge

Can I get some opinions on a sleepy spinel? i've watched this video several times and i honestly don't know if i love it or am apathetic about it. i like unusual stones and i could write off the zoning as 'special' if this were a bright stone. i know that sleepy stones aren't for everyone but i do l...

by Shushinator

February 18th, 2013, 7:00 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Opinions on a sleepy mahenge

Replies: 24

Views: 533
Re: 5.06ct Antique Cushion~*~*~ Venice

OMG.....speechless. color, cut, everything about it is perfection. for a while i thought I was loving the new old cuts, but this stone...that is what it is all about. congratulations :lickout:

by Shushinator

February 2nd, 2013, 2:09 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: 5.06ct Antique Cushion~*~*~ Venice

Replies: 84

Views: 5226