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Shijitake

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So I spent a little too much on a couple of rings from Ilovegemstones and another seller. But before I bought those rings, I had my eyes on some other things, especially one thing in particular. If I get that particular item, I probably won't get the other things whiche are posted below. But I am still curious, are these things worth buying/their cost/risk? I'd really like some input because I can't stop looking at them. Thanks!

Lavender Jades

This jade is for $1000. I really like it, but I don't know if I'd pay that much for it. The listing is old so I don't even know if it's still available. I like the even and saturated color. At first I thought it was nice and icy but looking at it again it's not as icy as I thought. I don't mind that it's a little more opaque than translucent. It's 15 x 12 x 7 mm.


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I like this one a lot but the color is a bit light. I don't know if the color will really be more lavender than light/whitish lavender. It's $540, about 15x 7x 3 mm

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This one's saturated and icy but the color is uneven. About $700, 10x8x4

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More on the next post...
 

Shijitake

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A blue sapphire, the color doesn't look even I don’t have a lot of good pics. $550, 7x5.5

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Lastly this ring, vintage padparadscha sapphire. Lady says she lost the documents but it's a natural sapphire. About $500. She's not a vendor so she doesn't seem to know the difference between natural vs treated, and also can't take good pictures. Risky but I'm interested.

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chrono

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I would get the rectangular jadeite and blue sapphire. Decent sizes, lovely colouration. Will presume the sapphire is heated but if more than that, I will pass on the sapphire and just get the jade.
 

minousbijoux

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Pass on the ring, as it looks too brown to be a true padparadscha. The sapphire and the the first two jades. I'd wait to hear from those like @icy_jade to know if the jades are overpriced.
 

fredflintstone

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So I spent a little too much on a couple of rings from Ilovegemstones and another seller. But before I bought those rings, I had my eyes on some other things, especially one thing in particular. If I get that particular item, I probably won't get the other things whiche are posted below. But I am still curious, are these things worth buying/their cost/risk? I'd really like some input because I can't stop looking at them. Thanks!

Lavender Jades

This jade is for $1000. I really like it, but I don't know if I'd pay that much for it. The listing is old so I don't even know if it's still available. I like the even and saturated color. At first I thought it was nice and icy but looking at it again it's not as icy as I thought. I don't mind that it's a little more opaque than translucent. It's 15 x 12 x 7 mm.


1663033357549.png 1663033383326.png 1663033401678.png

I like this one a lot but the color is a bit light. I don't know if the color will really be more lavender than light/whitish lavender. It's $540, about 15x 7x 3 mm

1663033507356.png 1663033564390.png 1663038424663.png 1663038430186.png 1663038435664.png 1663038442454.png

This one's saturated and icy but the color is uneven. About $700, 10x8x4

1663038496540.png 1663038511340.png 1663038520282.png 1663038530230.png 1663038538338.png

More on the next post...

I'd want a contingent on buying any of these Jade pieces that they are truly Jade.

Calcedony comes in this color & most of the time is dyed. These pictures are indistinguishable between the two species.
 

Shijitake

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Thanks for the input.

I don't know about the first jade, but the other two are from a reputable seller, according to a PSer. Sadly the rectangular jade sold just as I was ready to buy it :cry2::cry2::cry2: I didn't realize how much I wanted it til it was gone. I hope the buyer changes his mind and returns it.

I'm wondering if the pad is brownish because of the lighting, or influenced by her fingers/the setting etc. But maybe it really is brownish. She says it's a clear peach color.
 

Mrs_Strizzle

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Peach is not Pad, but certainly can be beautiful in it's own right. I'm not sold that this one is either.
 

mellowyellowgirl

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Noooo on the pad imo. That money can be spent better on other things. I’m sure there are other things you will like!
 

Shijitake

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I'm tempted on the pad bc even if it wasn't, I like peach and it's my size :D But I would prefer to see it in person anyway. Thanks for all the input. I'm dying for that rectangle jade now :cry2::cry2::cry2:
 

pokerface

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There is no way that $500 is a good deal for the "pad" ring. It looks like a beryllium or otherwise treated stone that has been placed into a vintage setting. Is the setting even gold? Hard pass.
 

Shijitake

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It's actually $450 and you can make offers. Seller says it's vintage so that's why it's worn out. But I won't be getting it because as mellowyellowgirl said, I can use my money on better things, like saving for an actual pad ^_^
 

qubitasaurus

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Have you seen yokdee? They have a lot of pieces which are arround the price range you mentioned.

No to the pad, it is overall risky as even if it is real it could be diffused. And its probably a peach coloured sapphire in reality. The blue sapphire looks OK, it is windowed though (so you'd have to accept this as part of the price/transaction).
 

Shijitake

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The bottom two jades are actually from yokdee. I spent a little too long wondering about it and it sold just a couple hours before I decided to get it :(( I did almost get it on the spot when I first saw it but felt i was being too frivolous, having spent on two rings and couple other things.
 
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