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Did anyone else look through the catalogue for this? It is online at http://www.christies.com/. There are some beautiful things, red spinels, Paraibas. But there are also a pair of spess earrings that are so brown, and the estimate is over 86k! And these Paraibas look like aquamarine to me.

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Not only are they of unusually excellent crystal, but they are huge!!
 

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Well again IF the photos are accurate, I'm not loving any of them. The large spinel is nice in color, but the window makes it look like a huge coffee table. The other spinel, in the ring, looks like a garnet.

Wow, good PS work. Just goes to show you that you have to be a smart shopper even at a Christies Auction. ;-)
 

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TL|1306632255|2932783 said:
Well again IF the photos are accurate, I'm not loving any of them. The large spinel is nice in color, but the window makes it look like a huge coffee table. The other spinel, in the ring, looks like a garnet.

Wow, good PS work. Just goes to show you that you have to be a smart shopper even at a Christies Auction. ;-)

I almost wondered if the pictures were not accurate....you expect more at those prices...
 

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herekittykitty|1306636686|2932827 said:
TL|1306632255|2932783 said:
Well again IF the photos are accurate, I'm not loving any of them. The large spinel is nice in color, but the window makes it look like a huge coffee table. The other spinel, in the ring, looks like a garnet.

Wow, good PS work. Just goes to show you that you have to be a smart shopper even at a Christies Auction. ;-)

I almost wondered if the pictures were not accurate....you expect more at those prices...

Well, um yes. If they're going to hold an auction called "Magnificent Jewels," I would imagine they would be magnificent. Maybe they're just rotten photos. :wacko:
 

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TL|1306638451|2932864 said:
herekittykitty|1306636686|2932827 said:
TL|1306632255|2932783 said:
Well again IF the photos are accurate, I'm not loving any of them. The large spinel is nice in color, but the window makes it look like a huge coffee table. The other spinel, in the ring, looks like a garnet.

Wow, good PS work. Just goes to show you that you have to be a smart shopper even at a Christies Auction. ;-)

I almost wondered if the pictures were not accurate....you expect more at those prices...

Well, um yes. If they're going to hold an auction called "Magnificent Jewels," I would imagine they would be magnificent. Maybe they're just rotten photos. :wacko:

They just say magnificent, they don't say in what regard. So it could be magnificently overpriced.
 

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herekittykitty|1306639529|2932884 said:
TL|1306638451|2932864 said:
herekittykitty|1306636686|2932827 said:
TL|1306632255|2932783 said:
Well again IF the photos are accurate, I'm not loving any of them. The large spinel is nice in color, but the window makes it look like a huge coffee table. The other spinel, in the ring, looks like a garnet.

Wow, good PS work. Just goes to show you that you have to be a smart shopper even at a Christies Auction. ;-)

I almost wondered if the pictures were not accurate....you expect more at those prices...

Well, um yes. If they're going to hold an auction called "Magnificent Jewels," I would imagine they would be magnificent. Maybe they're just rotten photos. :wacko:

They just say magnificent, they don't say in what regard. So it could be magnificently overpriced.

Very true. :lol:
 
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