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anybody used this dealer?

Hi all, I found this website and was wondering if anybody bought from them before and if yes how was the experience? http://www.gemwow.com/ It seems that they host multiple dealers and the stone I''m interested in is from Star Shine Limited so if anybody knows about this dealer in particular and can...

by daniil

September 4th, 2007, 3:13 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: anybody used this dealer?

Replies: 1

Views: 415


Hi Stephanie, I started to collect gemstomes about a 1 year ago and found few sourves by trial an error. there couple of things I would recommend. 1. read, read, read: the more you read about gems the better idea you''ll get if the stone you are looking at is anything special and worth the asking pr...

by daniil

September 12th, 2006, 3:06 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Does anyone know any loose gem stone dealers?

Replies: 9

Views: 1591


I find that the biggest problem with online vendors is accurate pictures. it is very hard to get a good picture of the stone. they are either enhanced on photoshop and much worse in real life or quite the opposite pictures just too pale. How close was the actual color to the picture on the website? ...

by daniil

June 23rd, 2006, 3:49 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Forever Gemstones

Replies: 8

Views: 1526


Thanks a lot for the info. given my budget I will likely be able to afford a stone around 1ct. I''m guessing that smaller stones in good color are easier to find than larger stones. I saved a picture from Multicolour. what do you think of the color? is that as green as it gets or you''ve seen better...

by daniil

March 16th, 2006, 3:12 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: TANZANITE - selling back to jeweler/wholesaler ??

Replies: 45

Views: 7146


Hi everybody, interesting thread. I have a somewhat related question. I saw some green tanzanites in books and color seem to be very nice. I have not seen any in real life. I saw one at Multicolour few months back and it was something like $2000/ct. I was wondering how rare these green tanzanites re...

by daniil

March 14th, 2006, 2:03 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: TANZANITE - selling back to jeweler/wholesaler ??

Replies: 45

Views: 7146


Hi all, I agree with Vincent. Disclosure is very important, especially when it comes to introducing a new element into a stone. as far as i understand there is a big difference in price between heated blue sapphire and titanium lattice diffusion sapphire. even though beryllium treatment should be de...

by daniil

March 5th, 2006, 7:08 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Blue sapphire and beryllium controversy

Replies: 20

Views: 1296


I would love to see some of your emeralds. are you using local emeralds? I saw few emeralds from Afghanistan and they weren of great color and clarity.

Loking forward seeing more of your work, Daniil.

by daniil

February 18th, 2006, 6:28 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Hello/some of my work

Replies: 12

Views: 1251


Thanks a lot for your input everybody. It seems that this is not a well known lab. one thing that turned me off was the certificate itself. there is no information on tone or saturation. when i asked the seller for this information he did not reply. so after all i decided not to bid. I''m becoming m...

by daniil

February 15th, 2006, 12:17 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Sapphire certificate

Replies: 15

Views: 1234


Link didn''t work. lets try again.

http://66.148.3.36/product_images/CERT/FA000700.htm

by daniil

February 13th, 2006, 3:50 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Sapphire certificate

Replies: 15

Views: 1234


I''m kind of new to whole posting business. I''m attaching picture of the stone and the link to certificate in question. I hope it works.


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by daniil

February 13th, 2006, 3:47 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Sapphire certificate

Replies: 15

Views: 1234
Sapphire certificate

I all, I was looking at a sapphire on ebay and found one that looks good in the picture and by description. It has Asia Gemological Research Laboratories certificate. I''ve never herd of this lab but I''m only an amature :) Do any of you know about this lab and how reliable it is? the seller is Impe...

by daniil

February 13th, 2006, 3:47 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Sapphire certificate

Replies: 15

Views: 1234


Hi Edward, very nice overview of semiprecious stones. I was looking on kornerupine for sometime now but the only one I found are brownish-green. I saw a picture of a very nice bright pure green/ maybe slightly yellowish-green kornerupine in Schumann''s book Gemstones of the World but did not see any...

by daniil

January 6th, 2006, 11:16 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Kornerupine question

Replies: 11

Views: 899


Thank you for your input. I used wrong term. You right, stone needs to be completely recut not just repolish, since most of the facet edges abraded. lapidarist who saw the stone said that it should not lose much weight, according to him only few points and will retain same general cut. i think it is...

by daniil

December 13th, 2005, 12:09 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: ebay demantoid

Replies: 6

Views: 988


Thank you guys for your input. I have an update. Took the stone to a gemologist today. he identified it as demantoid, though could not see any "horsetail". as far as i understand not all Russioan demantoids have "horsetail". he also agreed that stone has a lot of wear damage, it will cost $60 to rep...

by daniil

December 12th, 2005, 7:13 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: ebay demantoid

Replies: 6

Views: 988
ebay demantoid

I''m in need of an advise. I won a demantoid garnet on ebay from seller "goryll" ( he has very good feedback record, 99.8% positive) but when I got the stone it had a lot of damage, most of the facet edges were chipped, worn out. there was no mentioning about it in the listing " This is a great ston...

by daniil

December 11th, 2005, 7:34 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: ebay demantoid

Replies: 6

Views: 988


Thanks a lot for you help Richard and Maurice. I have another question for you. Once the color is gone is there any way to get it back, like heat or radiation?

Thanks, daniil

by daniil

December 11th, 2005, 4:43 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: ? about Hiddenite

Replies: 8

Views: 867
? about Hiddenite

Hello all, I am brand new to this forum. I have been collecting colored stones for few months now and found this forum very helpfull. I was wondering if hiddenite color fades when exposed to light as another member of the spodumene family, kunzite does? Thanks in advance for your help.

by daniil

December 11th, 2005, 3:27 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: ? about Hiddenite

Replies: 8

Views: 867