shape
carat
color
clarity

Catch all thread - talk or better yet show us

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

  1. voce
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    1,184
    Joined:
    May 13, 2018
    by voce » Sep 28, 2018
    Omg that was you who bought it! You really saved my bank account there. :P2

    Totally gorgeous, let us know how it looks in person, please!
     
  2. 2Neezers
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    755
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    by 2Neezers » Sep 28, 2018
    That was me :D. It was kind of a half asleep impulse purchase, lol. He usually includes a hand shot in his listings, but didn’t on this one, so I’m hoping it will be as red as as it looks in the photos.
     
  3. mellowyellowgirl
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    2,378
    Joined:
    May 17, 2014
    by mellowyellowgirl » Oct 9, 2018
    I'm watching this chinese series set in the Qing Dynasty where the king gave his Queen a hair ornament as a thank you present for managing his harem.

    I got SUCH a kick when I saw this hair ornament from a jade vendor.

    I would have loved this as a little girl to play kings and queens. Now I'm too old and am too sensible to ask that nice boy I married to buy it for me!

    43518104_2117314214995992_5797254200811323392_n.jpg
     
  4. peacechick
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    1,088
    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2013
    by peacechick » Oct 9, 2018
    Awww it’s gorgeous! But unless you wear a bun everyday... and even then!
     
  5. mellowyellowgirl
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    2,378
    Joined:
    May 17, 2014
    by mellowyellowgirl » Oct 9, 2018
    haha the only use for it would be to wear it on a bun and pretend to be a Consort in the Qing dynasty! :lol:

    But it's pretty!
     
  6. qubitasaurus
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    645
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2014
    by qubitasaurus » Oct 9, 2018
    I would be scared it would fall out of my hair and break. I have always thought the idea of a jade comb sounds nice, and even admired a bunch in korea a few months ago (looks like they were a part of traditional jewlery, you can still buy them in places like the crown plaza ontop of seoul city hall). But I am a klutz who runs arround like a chicken with her head cut off on a semi periodic basis. So the reality is completely different.
     
  7. 2Neezers
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    755
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
  8. 2Neezers
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    755
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
  9. lovedogs
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    6,763
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2014
    by lovedogs » Oct 11, 2018

    omg I didn't know that Prima was doing retail! yay! And those are gorgeous.
     
    Tekate and 2Neezers like this.
  10. 2Neezers
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    755
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    by 2Neezers » Oct 11, 2018
    I forgot to follow up on this. The stone is gorgeous and a deep juicy red. It’s overcast here and I can’t do the color justice with my phone, but here are a couple of quick pics. I need to set this one soon!
    50757920-0764-470C-82B8-22A5D91EE675.jpeg 3BDF5A2E-0686-4301-86E8-2414E236E2AE.jpeg
     
  11. 2Neezers
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    755
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    by 2Neezers » Oct 11, 2018
    Yes! She said she is working on getting everything listed on eBay and Etsy, but has much more to list and to ask if you need anything you don’t see :)
     
    lovedogs likes this.
  12. Rare gem lover
    Shiny_Rock
    Trade

    Messages:
    372
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2018
    by Rare gem lover » Oct 11, 2018
    Wow !! Love it. How does it look indoors in CFL ? I just always assume red will brown out
     
  13. 2Neezers
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    755
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    by 2Neezers » Oct 11, 2018
    Hi @Rare gem lover! I took those pics in my kitchen, but it was an overcast today so there wasn’t good natural light coming in the room. I have an overhead light fixture in the kitchen with GE Reveal Incandescent bulbs that reflects nicely off of stone facets =)2. I’m not sure how the stone would look under CFL bulbs, but so far it hasn’t browned out, it just gets darker and less flashy in very low light like my other medium to medium dark garnets tend to do.
     
    Rare gem lover likes this.
  14. peacechick
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    1,088
    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2013
    by peacechick » Oct 11, 2018
    What a beautiful pure red!
     
    2Neezers likes this.
  15. princessandthepear
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    431
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2015
    by princessandthepear » Oct 11, 2018
    @2Neezers that is a stunning red! I bet people can see it from across the room. Looking forward to seeing how you decide to set it.
     
    2Neezers likes this.
  16. Rare gem lover
    Shiny_Rock
    Trade

    Messages:
    372
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2018
    by Rare gem lover » Oct 11, 2018
    My purple garnet also gets dull in a very specific lighting. I get that. But doesn’t go brown either. That’s awesome, best you can get from a garnet. I have to say that red is just brilliant!
     
    2Neezers likes this.
  17. voce
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    1,184
    Joined:
    May 13, 2018
    by voce » Oct 12, 2018
    :love::love:I'm just a sucker for an excellent red. Your garnet has me :drool::drool::drool:!!! Dibs if you sell it!
     
  18. MrsKMB
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    406
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2017
    by MrsKMB » Oct 12, 2018
    I just received two ooh-la-la gems today from Bayoto (Instagram). Here are my 2.09ct peach garnet and 2.53 ct tourmaline.
    IMG_1414.JPG IMG_1413.JPG IMG_1416.JPG IMG_1420.JPG
     
  19. 2Neezers
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    755
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    by 2Neezers » Oct 12, 2018
    Sure thing! =)2
     
  20. 2Neezers
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    755
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    by 2Neezers » Oct 12, 2018
    Wow, they are both gorgeous! I love the tourmaline and a peach garnet is now on my must have list! Love it!
     
    lovedogs, Rare gem lover and MrsKMB like this.
  21. lovedogs
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    6,763
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2014
    2Neezers likes this.
  22. mellowyellowgirl
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    2,378
    Joined:
    May 17, 2014
    by mellowyellowgirl » Oct 13, 2018
    Hey guys how light would this be in real life you reckon?

    I'm curious and I'm normally not into but I reckon it's quite pretty! Not buying, got no budget! Just being nosey!

    s913627216465936_p460_i1_w160.jpeg
    s913627216465936_p460_i4_w160.jpeg
     
    2Neezers and AceofHearts like this.
  23. 2Neezers
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    755
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    by 2Neezers » Oct 15, 2018
    I think it would be quite light, maybe somewhere between the studio pic and hand pic? I’m so tempted to buy it and wear it as a solitaire ering when traveling or being outdoorsy, but it’s not in my budget either! It comes with an AGL report too!
     
    mellowyellowgirl likes this.
  24. 2Neezers
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    755
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    by 2Neezers » Oct 15, 2018
    These three stones came to me from Westview Gems in the last month. I love the polish he puts on his stones. They are like shiny sparkly pieces of candy.
    8.4mm Afghan Tourmaline
    8.4mm x 7.1mm Cambodian Zircon
    8.4mm Tanzian Umbalite Garnet
    D7F4A7DE-309C-4100-948D-5ACA84FCEE9C.jpeg
     
  25. leslie1956
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    518
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2017
    by leslie1956 » Oct 16, 2018
    I have a new zircon stacking ring in RG coming my way very soon. Yvonne used it in a couple of "glam" shots with some other stackers.

    icm_fullxfull.179025061_ejgsht3xgmoss8gw0oww.jpg icm_fullxfull.174780138_v1bi2y403qosooskogsw.jpg
     
  26. Bluegemz
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    3,461
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2017
    by Bluegemz » Oct 16, 2018
    So lovely! Congratulations!
     
    leslie1956 likes this.
  27. Rare gem lover
    Shiny_Rock
    Trade

    Messages:
    372
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2018
    by Rare gem lover » Oct 16, 2018
    Very pretty! I just got a teal tourmaline from him too. He has the best stuff, too bad it’s running out.
     
    MrsKMB likes this.
  28. MakingTheGrade
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    9,772
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    by MakingTheGrade » Oct 18, 2018
    74CA0573-4541-45CB-AD8E-0EBDFF55A7F1.jpeg Just ordered this from Barry. 8.4 mm.
     
    pwsg07, Stone Hunter, voce and 3 others like this.
  29. Stone Hunter
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    6,100
    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    by Stone Hunter » Oct 22, 2018
    Stunning!!
     
    leslie1956 likes this.
  30. voce
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    1,184
    Joined:
    May 13, 2018
    by voce » Oct 22, 2018
    IMG_0186.JPG IMG_0187.JPG IMG_0188.JPG
    I received my gems from Mastercut Gems' Rocktober sale. I bought the spess and star sapphire, and the little chrome vanadium beryl was a raffle gift. It's a lovely pale seafoam color but not in a rush to set it. The green stone there is my new chrysoprase pendant. These do not do the spess justice but I will show the spess in the future when I set it so I decided to be lazy now. :P2
    IMG_0192.JPG
    Also decided to pull the trigger on a couple of gem silica cab from Murphygems on Etsy. They're a 7mm-ish square and a 4.5mm round. I'm waiting on my settings to come in from China (they're in LA now, yay) so I can set my Holley agate and some smaller star sapphires/pearls. Then the next batch of settings will be for the large star sapphire and the purplish red star sapphire, as well as a heart-shaped 10mm amethyst from the same shop who is making me the setting for these two stars. AFTER all that is done my next projects will be getting settings for these two gem silica cabs. When it comes to cabs and large calibrated stones, I figure I should practice setting them myself.
     

Share This Page