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

  1. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Oct 22, 2018
    Totally awesome!!!
     
  2. MakingTheGrade
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    by MakingTheGrade » Oct 23, 2018
    The barry garnet arrived!

    Open to settting suggestions. Ring? Pendant?
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  3. LisaRN
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    by LisaRN » Oct 23, 2018
    @MakingTheGrade - The garnet is lovely and a very nice size. I would love it in a YG solitaire ring that may be paired with bands if desired.
     
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  4. mellowyellowgirl
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    by mellowyellowgirl » Oct 24, 2018
    Me trying to get advice from Pink Bandit for a jade purchase

    Me: Do you think it is with the extra $500 for this tone?

    Pink Bandit: Ooooh I like that one. I feel like I can see the universe in that one.

    Me: Okaaaaaaaaaaay
     
  5. leslie1956
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    by leslie1956 » Oct 25, 2018
    Well, I succumbed to the lure of Yvonne's sale and bought a purple garnet :) I wanted it set in a hexagon ring, so I will incur some CAD expense, since the stone is 6.46mm and her standard hex ring only takes a 5mm stone. I have a pair of purple garnet studs in her hex setting already, so it will be fun to wear them together.
    Here are a couple of Yvonne's pictures of the garnet.
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  6. voce
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    by voce » Oct 25, 2018
    :cry2:I tried to buy more of Yvonne's amazing 3mm lavender sapphire melee, but found they're no longer there. When did it sell out? :cry2:
    There are a few gems of hers I really want, but the budget police have arrested me. Then, the more affordable stuff I want, is no longer there.:(2
     
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  7. leslie1956
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    by leslie1956 » Oct 26, 2018
    I know that feeling, voice. Her lavender and purple melee always goes quickly! I had wanted a bigger purple garnet for a while and thought I’d better get it before someone else did. I also liked that dark grey spinel, but went for the bright color, instead:)
     
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  8. MissyBeaucoup
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    by MissyBeaucoup » Oct 26, 2018
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    Loving all the luscious garnets on here lately! Yummy colors!

    Here’s a kyanite from Nepal that I had set into a pendant. It is colored with titanium and iron, just like sapphire, but is much softer. I got it from Brad at the Gem Trader.

    It’s a rainy day so my pics are coming up a little too dark, but the color is very nice. Kyanite has some layered zoning which shows up at close inspection for an interesting effect.
     
  9. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Oct 26, 2018
    So pretty! I love the horizontal setting, that you put in in yellow gold because it really pops.. and the color is beautiful!
     
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  10. MakingTheGrade
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    by MakingTheGrade » Oct 26, 2018
    E570705B-61A9-4FAF-88AD-555E3F43E67C.png CC50B2CD-0B31-40C1-BDD9-48D6DA0ACD81.jpeg Won’t be setting the garnet for awhile since I decided to buy a yellow diamond :)
     
  11. Stone Hunter
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    by Stone Hunter » Oct 26, 2018
    I would set it in a ring, I love being able to look at Barry’s cutting. This looks lovely on your hand.
     
  12. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Oct 26, 2018
    You’re buying a Hazel!!! :dance:
     
  13. MissyBeaucoup
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    by MissyBeaucoup » Oct 26, 2018
    Thank you, @Bluegemz ! I’m so excited about the pendant! I don’t usually prefer the darker blues, but this one really spoke to me. My jeweler chose the large, um, bail or whatever you call the hangy thing. I like the way it balances out the oval.
     
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  14. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Oct 27, 2018
    I really like that balance too. It works in a lovely way. Glad you got this darker blue because it’s amazing!
     
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  15. MakingTheGrade
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    by MakingTheGrade » Oct 27, 2018
    That’s the plan! I love the idea of a color diamond !
     
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    by elle_71125 » Oct 27, 2018
    I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you! :D I’ll admit I like Hazel because of her unique coloring. So much more interesting.
     
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    by MakingTheGrade » Oct 27, 2018
    Yup and I’m so curious to see how much the color can be amped up in a yellow gold setting
     
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    by marionberry » Dec 20, 2018
    I got something exciting in the mail today - a little 0.7ct cat's eye alexandrite. Certified natural alexandrite with a good colour change. I bought it for the rough equivalent a week's worth of groceries for my family (incl. certificate by the Gem & Pearl Lab in London!). Feeling very lucky! Will be turned into a pendant with a fiji pearl and high carat yellow gold.

    (Pictures by the lovely Jon @ gemgazer.com)
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    PS.: We're a small family with small kids in a country with cheap groceries. hehe
     
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    by mellowyellowgirl » Jan 7, 2019
    There is a gorgeous yellow sapphire at half price!
     
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    by elle_71125 » Jan 7, 2019
    I was eyeing that one too! :love:
     
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  23. LisaRN
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    by LisaRN » Jan 7, 2019
    I like the 2.56 pink sapphire that shifts to bluish purple. That would be a fascinating stone for a ring. :love:
     
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