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minousbijoux

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Good work on your part. But wow, that is amazing color! Hopefully, you feel that you could work with Marc again and perhaps find a replacement. That is such an amazing color that I bet it could be the size of a pin head and you would still be able to see it from across the room. :love:
 

GregS

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Marc Sarosi is always really nice to deal with. Returns are really easy. Sorry it didn't work out.
 

lovedogs

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That color!!! :love: :love: But I'm glad you returned it given the inclusion. I hope you find something you love soon!
 

Arcadian

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Holy crap! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: THAT COLOR!!!!!!

Yes, both good and bad news, that color is TDF!! but I'm so sorry it didn't work out because of the inclusion. that would have been amazing as a set stone otherwise!
 

lilmosun

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I'm sorry that this didn't work out as the color is to die for. But good for you to have it checked so you know. Thanks for sharing as it is a rare beauty that we don't see often.

What other types of stones were you considering? While disappointing, I am sure PSers will help you find the PERFECT stone for your eRing :)
 
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ScarletRpsdy, are you still looking for a cobalt? Please let me know ... :whistle:
 

Desertrose

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Sparkliesluver...I'd be interested if ScarletRhpsdy doesn't get back to you.... :naughty:
 

ScarletRpsdy

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lilmosun|1452748959|3975798 said:
I'm sorry that this didn't work out as the color is to die for. But good for you to have it checked so you know. Thanks for sharing as it is a rare beauty that we don't see often.

What other types of stones were you considering? While disappointing, I am sure PSers will help you find the PERFECT stone for your eRing :)
Oh Gosh, I really do need to check this thread more often!! Lilmosun, thank you for your very kind offer! I've also been looking for glowing Mahenge spinels because I really like how it's hardy but beautiful. I think I may check out some in Prima Gems, but please let me know of any that you find suitable!
 

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SparkliesLuver|1456235696|3994378 said:
ScarletRpsdy, are you still looking for a cobalt? Please let me know ... :whistle:
I am!! My email is [email protected] :)

Desertrose, I'll definitely pass along the info to you if it doesn't work out!
 
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Great! Emailing you now ... :D
 

katharath

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Elle - I thought that one would pop up over here today!! That's a pretty neat stone.
 

chrono

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Uhhh.....too late now but it is best to remove your email address ASAP for personal safety, plus it is against forum rules.
 

ScarletRpsdy

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Oops sorry!! I was trying to figure out a way to remove my post (I used to know how!) but am at a loss. I reported it so maybe the admins can remove it?
 

chrono

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"Report Concern" to have Ella remove it for you. I think we only have 5 minutes (or something like that) to make any edits.
 

RSargent

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What an amazing color...
 

ScarletRpsdy

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Thank you for all your lovely suggestions, everyone! I ended up picking out a Mahenge spinel from Prima Gems. I will make a thread about it later. Id like to keep the discussion on cobalt spinels going though, just because they're so irresistible!
 

IslandBB

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I bought the above listed cobalt spinel. It's tiny, but the color is great. Still trying to decide if I will keep it. It's so much money for such a tiny stone, but I fear I won't find anything in that color....

Not to hijack a thread, but anyone have input?
 

Niel

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There's a lovely cushion heated sapphire from finewater that I find to be a saturated blue, similar but obviously not the same as a fine blue spinel. But the size may make up for that. And it is a very nice blue
 

IslandBB

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Thanks Niel. Paying almost $2k for .28 stone has been tough to reconcile and maybe I need to look at other options- or just come to terms with the fact that that's what it costs to have something that color.
 

IslandBB

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Here are a couple of shots of the cobalt spinel I purchased. It's approximately 3x5 (3.5 x 4.5) which is actually not too terrible on my hand. I have small hands and wear a 5 ring size. It would be set in a ring. Pardon my nails in the hand shots!

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Niel

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IslandBB|1458407335|4007858 said:
Thanks Niel. Paying almost $2k for .28 stone has been tough to reconcile and maybe I need to look at other options- or just come to terms with the fact that that's what it costs to have something that color.
thats undestandable.

here is the finewater one i was talking about , 2200, about 6x5mm and i think, though not the same, still a nice color, and i find his photos to undersell the stones. ...

usually hell do a video for you

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IslandBB

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Thanks Niel! Definitely going to take a closer look at that sapphire. :wink2:
 
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Hate to resurrect an old thread, but I love this material so I figured why not. :) How'd your search turn out, IslandBB? I'm super curious to know where you landed!
 

wordie89

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Thx Sparklies, it is a lovely thread and hopefully we will be updated by IslandBB
 
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