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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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    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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    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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  22. elle_71125
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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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    by elle_71125 » Feb 1, 2019
    Yvonne from Cecile Raley Designs is offering a 30% sale on select pieces today (for 2 days I think) and then 20% off all gems for the following 2 weeks. I love this sale! You get to buy that item you’ve been eyeing and, bonus, she adds awesome new stuff she’s picking up while on her Tucson trip. It’s like Christmas for gems.........just really dangerous for my wallet. :shock:

    Anyone eyeing anything?

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/CecileRaleyDesigns/items

    I love this emerald. It looks glowy.
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    And this pink spinel pair.
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    And this cool purple star sapphire
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    Ooh, and this mandarin garnet
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  25. voce
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    by voce » Feb 1, 2019
    I had my eye on that emerald. It was love at first sight. Are you going for it? My bank account doesn't love me at the moment. There's just been so many incredible gems I bought since Yvonne's new year sale, I would need a payment plan to set them all!
     
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  26. leslie1956
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    by leslie1956 » Feb 1, 2019
    Elle, I love that emerald, too! It's a reasonable price for a nice emerald and even more so at 20% off :) Sadly, it's outside my budget after paying for my sunflower ring.

    I've been eyeing this grandidierite cab that's been put on the 30% off list, it's only $157 right now. It would look great set in a platinum silver ring!
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 1, 2019
    I don’t know, honestly. I have so many things in mind right now but I’m also trying to behave myself. I just love how that emerald looks and it’s at an attainable price point. There’s also this paraiba on her site that I love but can not afford. I won’t link it here because if someone buys it, I won’t be able to dream about it anymore. :shhh: :lol:
     
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 1, 2019
    Oh, those 30% off sales...so hard to resist. :wall:
    I love that cab and it would awesome in a plat silver ring...affordable yet beautiful. The perfect mix. :cool2:
     
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  29. voce
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    by voce » Feb 1, 2019
    I don't know if I will manage to snatch that emerald. I'm partially staying disciplined by telling myself that I'll only but it if it's 20% off. If I do get it, I'll likely grab some yellow diamond melee, too, so I hope no PSer was going to go for those. If I get the emerald, I will want to set it in a yellow diamond scalloped halo. Hope we don't step on each other's toes. I can gladly let other PSers have the gems if we have discussed it beforehand.
     
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    by leslie1956 » Feb 1, 2019
    Exactly, Elle :) The only reason I hesitate is that I want to see all of the pretties she brings back from Tuscon first!
     
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