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Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by D&T, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. minousbijoux
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    by minousbijoux » Jun 8, 2017
    Ceaho, you have the Trade designation on your posts. While your stones are nice to see, if you are a Trade member, you are prohibited from showing stones here that you are trying to sell.
     
  2. lilmosun
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    by lilmosun » Jun 19, 2017
    I asked Yvonne if she could find Russian demantoids at JCK to replace the center diamonds in this cluster ring that I bought preloved....on its way!

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  3. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Jun 23, 2017
    Introducing Big Blue...

    Some of you may remember SparkliesLuver's big blue-green tourmaline.
    I still can't believe it, but the heavens shined down upon me and SparkliesLuver reached out to see if I was interested in it. :dance: Of course, I'm no fool so I enthusiastically agreed and made that baby my own. :D
    Big shout out to you, SparkliesLuver. You've made me happier than you could possibly imagine!

    Here's the details again:
    Origin: Afghanistan
    Color: green-blue
    Tone: pastel
    Weight: 3.93cts
    Dimensions: 9.02 x 8.99 x 7.71mm
    Clarity: eye clean
    Treatment: untreated

    It's a little more pastel than the pictures show (this baby loves the camera).:razz: The name Big Blue actually came to me in a dream and it just felt right. Anyone else dream about gemstones? :lol:

    Jeff White's glamour shot:
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    SparkliesLuver's shot:
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    My hand shot in full sun:
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  4. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Jun 23, 2017
    Elle! This is amazing. Congrats with your stunning blue stone. What a beauty! Anxiously awaiting a group pic
     
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  5. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Jun 23, 2017
    You kill me Acinom. :lol: Group pic coming up.
     
  6. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Jun 23, 2017
    At the request of theredspinel and the extra push from Acinom, here is a new group pic with my gems. I painted my nails for this so you better appreciate it :lol:. It was crazy hard to find a place for everyone..lol. A good problem to have, I think. :lol-2::mrgreen:

    It's really humid outside today so the gems were sticking to my fingers. If you see any "inclusions" on the gems, it's most likely just my fingers coming through. Well, except for the paraiba tourmalines...those are included. :razz:

    Starting from the top:
    Pinky finger: mahenge spinel, mint tourmaline, baby pink tourmaline
    Ring finger: paraiba tourmaline, "Jedi" spinel, chrysoberyl, purple garnet from Jeff White, paraiba tourmaline, Big Blue (aka: blue-green tourmaline)
    First finger: peachy pink spinel pair, paraiba tourmaline, red-orange mahenge spinel, spess garnet, electric blue topaz from Doug Mendeau, purple garnet.
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    This one shows the pastel color of Big Blue better.
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    My rings:
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    I really need to stop buying gems and work on setting them.o_O :razz:
     
  7. Rfisher
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    by Rfisher » Jun 23, 2017
    Elle71125 What an awesome array of colors you have!!! And there is not one "meh" in the bunch there. All are just special in their own way. Jealous I am!
     
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  8. theredspinel
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    by theredspinel » Jun 23, 2017
    Oh My God. OH MY GOD. That's all I can say right now... omg!!!!
     
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  9. TheElms
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    by TheElms » Jun 23, 2017
    @elle_71125 - that is awesome!! Big blue is such a great color - in some ways he/she? reminds me of an aquamarine except more saturated and sparkly.
     
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  10. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Jun 23, 2017
    That's exactly what I thought when I saw him/her (Big Blue's gender has not yet come to the forefront). :D
     
    


    


  11. TheElms
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    by TheElms » Jun 23, 2017
    Also in addition to the grey ascher or emerald spinel on my wish list, I know have to add a teal tourmaline and a purple garnet. Also all the skittles for earrings. Oh man you all are such a bad influence!
     
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  12. Arkteia
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    by Arkteia » Jun 23, 2017
    (Fainting)
     
  13. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Jun 24, 2017
    @elle_71125 It's out of this world. And thst includes your stunning rings, your nails snd the gorgeous stones that are waiting to be set.
    I do appreciate this, but I have changed my mind: we need an Elle's gems thread with lots of pics.
     
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  14. Arkteia
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    by Arkteia » Jun 24, 2017
    Elle - such a beautiful family of gems!!!
     
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  15. mariedtiger
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    by mariedtiger » Jun 24, 2017
    What a great find ilovegemstones! Beautiful.
     
    


    


  16. mariedtiger
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    by mariedtiger » Jun 24, 2017
    So elegant and shows off the tourmaline perfectly. Is Caysie an Etsy vendor, I don't recall that name? (I've been on PS only occasionally lately.)
     
  17. theredspinel
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    by theredspinel » Jun 24, 2017
    I have come back to this thread about 40 times and just stop and stare at your pics Elle! Every single gem is so saturated and rich they are beyond gorgeous!

    I totally second acinom's suggestion of you defo need your own thread. I'd love to follow your gem adventures as they unfold lol. Oh and such big sizes too... :love:

    Your nails go beautifully with all the gems it takes the pic to perfection :razz:
     
  18. pwsg07
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    by pwsg07 » Jun 24, 2017
    You are so lucky. After I saw SparkliesLuver's tourmaline, I emailed Jeff and asked him if he had any stones in same colour. He told me he did not have stone with such saturated colour.
     
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  19. mariedtiger
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    by mariedtiger » Jun 24, 2017
    It's been a while since I posted, but my did I have a good time looking through all of your lovelies. :)

    I got this sapphire ring from the summer sale at Heart of Water Jewels, I can't get enough of Pomme's rose carvings and have been watching this one since it was made.

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  20. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Jun 24, 2017
    Beautiful sapphire and engraving detailing @mariedtiger. Do you have more pics? It's stunning
     
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    by elle_71125 » Jun 24, 2017
    I reached out to him too. :lol: Guess great minds think alike! :mrgreen:
     
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  22. mariedtiger
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    by mariedtiger » Jun 24, 2017
    Thanks Acinom, sadly not yet. Still waiting for it. :mrgreen:
     
  23. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Jun 24, 2017
    Happy waiting:wavey:
     
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  24. minousbijoux
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    by minousbijoux » Jun 24, 2017
    Love that blue!
     
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  25. LisaRN
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    by LisaRN » Jun 24, 2017
    Mariedtiger- that is a stunning ring! I love the color of the sapphire and the engraving is so beautiful. Sigh......
     
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  26. mariedtiger
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    by mariedtiger » Jun 25, 2017
    Thanks! It's always the hardest part. :)

    Thanks! :wavey: Me too! Can't wait to see how it reacts to light irl.

    Thank you :) I'm a sucker for engraving, although it doesn't stand up to time very well.
     
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  27. ilovegemstones
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    by ilovegemstones » Jun 28, 2017
    I love the sapphire ring Mariedtiger! Beautiful piece.
    Mochiko I think the paraiba and sapphire combo is stunning!
     
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  29. theredspinel
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    by theredspinel » Jul 5, 2017
    Gorgeous mochiko!!!! What are your plans what are your plans what are your plans?!!
     
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  30. LisaRN
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    Lovely! :love:
     

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