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3.66 carat color shift spinel in halo

T L

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Won the stone and ring both on auction. :bigsmile: There are some inclusions in the spinel, but I cannot see them with my naked eye. The luster and crystal of the stone is amazing, and it actually does a great job refracting light. In artificial light, it looks like a deep rich violet tanzanite, and flashes of blue and red come out of it (bottom photo). The mount is lanbo, and I won it on one of his rare auctions.

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T L

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I also wanted to add two more photos of some of my favorite rings. I can't believe how this stone performs in the light sometimes, it's like kryptonite, and my mahenge just makes me so happy.

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ooo~Shiney!

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What a pretty blue !!! :love: :love: :love:
As usual, your sparkle pictures are wonderful !
That setting is perfect, and the ring is so pretty with your others !!!

And that MAHENGE !!!!! JUST WOW !!!!
 

T L

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ooo~Shiney!|1318812308|3041713 said:
What a pretty blue !!! :love: :love: :love:
As usual, your sparkle pictures are wonderful !
That setting is perfect, and the ring is so pretty with your others !!!

And that MAHENGE !!!!! JUST WOW !!!!
Thanks Shiney,
It looks like a sapphire, but my camera washes out the color. I love it, it's like my cheapie Kate Middleton/Diana copy ring. LOL!
 

Arkteia

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Your spinel is amazing. I saw such stones being sold for thousands! I do not know how much you paid but assuming it was an auction...
The other two, of course, are my never-ending dreams. So we have to add blue to our traffic lights... :D :D
 

minousbijoux

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Your photography skills never cease to amaze...love the color of the stone. :appl:
 

ooo~Shiney!

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TL|1318812454|3041716 said:
ooo~Shiney!|1318812308|3041713 said:
What a pretty blue !!! :love: :love: :love:
As usual, your sparkle pictures are wonderful !
That setting is perfect, and the ring is so pretty with your others !!!

And that MAHENGE !!!!! JUST WOW !!!!
Thanks Shiney,
It looks like a sapphire, but my camera washes out the color. I love it, it's like my cheapie Kate Middleton/Diana copy ring. LOL!
Oh, they WISH !!!!
 

brandy_z28

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Very pretty TL! I think I remember that spinel and wanted it myself! Glad it went to a good home and it's set and being enjoyed! :appl:
 

colorluvr

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Another nice ebay find TL and it looks great in that setting... congrats!
 

LD

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TL|1318812454|3041716 said:
ooo~Shiney!|1318812308|3041713 said:
What a pretty blue !!! :love: :love: :love:
As usual, your sparkle pictures are wonderful !
That setting is perfect, and the ring is so pretty with your others !!!

And that MAHENGE !!!!! JUST WOW !!!!
Thanks Shiney,
It looks like a sapphire, but my camera washes out the color. I love it, it's like my cheapie Kate Middleton/Diana copy ring. LOL!

Crikey TL don't compare yours to that awful ring. Your spinel out-shines that horrible sapphire any day! Nice buying Mrs!
 

LisaRN

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Very pretty! I love the color and love that all your ring gems are different shapes.
 

T L

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Thanks everyone for all the kind words. It's fun to show off new things, and some old. ;))
 

T L

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I just wanted to add a few more photos. I was waiting in a doctor's office, and the lighting there were those pinpoint hallogens. I loved the sparkle and red flash, but my camera cannot capture the dispersion. It did capture the blue flash however. That little pink triangle in the stone at the top photo was very red when I took the photo.

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