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  1. pwsg07
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    by pwsg07 » Mar 1, 2019
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    I would like to see what other PSers have for carved gemstones. These are moonstones, rose quartzs, aventurines, and amazonites. The colour is slightly brighter in the photos.
     
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    by MeowMeow » Mar 1, 2019
    Those are so pretty! Once I realised what they were.. at first they looked like little carved brains and wondered why people wanted to carve brains. Then I realised it was flowers and was very impressed.
     
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    by Rad_Fan » Mar 1, 2019
    I seriously want to eat them! :cheeky:
     
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    by IcePhoenix » Mar 5, 2019
    Yeeeeees, they almost look fruity and crunchy :razz:
     
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    by Bluegemz » Mar 5, 2019
    Those are so wonderful:)
    I love carved stones! I have just a few I think. 2 aquamarine statement pieces, and some earrings with carved quartz over abalone. And, some carved spess cabs. I used to have a great carved labradorite ring, but I lost it. They have a wonderful, unique and personal spirit which is just fabulous and rewarding while wearing.

    First, carved aqua horse pendant with carving on the underside of the cab. In dim light and in bright light.

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    Next, carved aqua brooch often worn as a pendant. Kinda reminds me of a solar event, like an eclipse. Love this piece.
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    Carved earrings.
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    Will get the carved spessartites out. I may have more carved pieces, not including carved jadeite. I’ll have to think.....
     
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    by Bluegemz » Mar 5, 2019
    Actually, I’ve ALWAYS wanted a beautiful, finely carved blue moonstone with the face of the moon on it to make into a ring or pendant. Haven’t found any that are carved finely enough yet though....
     
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    by stracci2000 » Mar 5, 2019
    Ahhhh! The Nancy Attaway aqua! I love this piece!
    (The next gem show is March 15-17, and I'm sure the Attaways will be there. I will be there, too! I rarely miss this show)
     
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    by IcePhoenix » Mar 6, 2019
    I especially love this one, the horse is just fantastic
     
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    by Bluegemz » Mar 6, 2019
    Thank you!
     
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    by Bluegemz » Mar 6, 2019
    Thanks @stracci2000 !
     
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    by Bluegemz » Mar 6, 2019
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    Here are the 2 carved spess cabs. They were hard to capture so the pic is a little blurry and doesn’t capture the color very well. They have a flower pattern carved in each one. Originally thought of these for studs.
     
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    by pwsg07 » Mar 8, 2019
    Thanks for sharing. The last photo reminds me a pendent made of abalone shell that I have bought in New Zealand.
     
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    by pwsg07 » Mar 8, 2019
    Wow. These are hard to find. I didn't see any spess carving in Tucson.
     
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    by Tarquin » Mar 8, 2019
    IMG_3144.JPG Carved amethyst, nephrite and diamond brooch
     
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    by pwsg07 » Mar 8, 2019
    So beautiful. Looks like a faberge piece.
     
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    by IcePhoenix » Mar 9, 2019
    That is super pretty, the amethyst colour looks a bit unusual (said in a good way even though I'm not a big fan of magenta and pinks in general :tongue:)
     
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    by Tarquin » Mar 9, 2019
    In real life the violets are deep purple. The lighting is a bit off in the picture.
     
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    by Rfisher » Mar 9, 2019
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    These are mine, they aren’t great quality tho.
     
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    How about a picture in the sun maybe not to direct, that might show the colours better for this cute cute piece
     
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    by Tarquin » Mar 9, 2019
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    Sadly there is no sunshine in my area today, but I changed the lighting and background and added the coordinating earrings
     
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    by IcePhoenix » Mar 9, 2019
    The wow factor is definitely there, lovely purple :roll2:
     
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    by pwsg07 » Mar 10, 2019
    So cute. Are they all blue moonstones?
     
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    Are the brooch and the earrings from two different sources? The brooch is frosted polish and the earrings are mirror polish. The brooch looks like an antique piece to me.
     
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    by Bluegemz » Mar 10, 2019
    Love these little carved moons!
     
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    by stracci2000 » Mar 10, 2019
    @Bluegemz , I just read in this morning's obituaries that Steve Attaway passed away Feb. 28.
    It doesn't say what happened to him. So Sad!
     
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    by Bluegemz » Mar 10, 2019
    Oh gosh! Really?!? That is really so sad! thanks for letting me know.
     
  28. Tarquin
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    by Tarquin » Mar 10, 2019
    The brooch and the earrings are not a set. I found the earrings several years later and thought they were a close enough match.

    The brooch is vintage from the 1950s.
     
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    by pwsg07 » Mar 10, 2019
    I see. They are closely match.
     
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    by bludiva » Mar 10, 2019
    I don't have one but this thread reminded me of the most beautiful carved ametrine pendant. Really a work of art. :kiss2:

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