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Colored gem beauties (lab-created)

Discussion in 'Fabulous Fashion Jewelry' started by elle_71125, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. clumberlove
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    by clumberlove » Apr 13, 2019
    @chroman if you are thinking of just one stone I may have enough left over rough with Bryce to cut you a stone. The YAG is beautiful.
     
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  2. lovedogs
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    Screenshot_20190413-153448_Alibabacom.jpg Screenshot_20190413-153037_WeChat.jpg

    Edit. Alibaba chat told me they didn't have the color I wanted. But the pics suggested they probay did, so I used we chat with much better results. That's how I ordered
     
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  3. chroman
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    by chroman » Apr 13, 2019
    Actually, I’m interested in the rough itself. How much is left that you’d be willing to part with?
     
  4. chroman
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    by chroman » Apr 13, 2019
    Sorry to hear that :(
    Did you happen to get the # of it so I know what to avoid if I get bitten by the spinel bug?
     
    


    


  5. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Apr 13, 2019
    I don't, unfortunately. And it's by no means "ugly". It's just too dark for me bc I was looking for something specific.
     
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  6. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Apr 13, 2019
    I’d call that a win! The Swiss blue pretty spot on. :love:

    What a great way to start your Saturday. They all look so lovely and bright. I really love the paraiba yag (of course) but that blue is incredibly eye catching! :cool2:
     
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  7. leukolenos
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    by leukolenos » Apr 13, 2019
    Oh my goodness! You did win the lab lottery! Those colors are amazing! The daylight photos are even better! :kiss2:

    Let me know about the pinks! I’m interested!
     
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  8. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Apr 13, 2019
    The morganite pinks or the "rose" pink? Both are yours if you want them! Both are corundrum (not yag or nano). Morganite is 8*8 cushion, rose is 9*9 cushion.
     
  9. leukolenos
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    by leukolenos » Apr 13, 2019
    Ooooo maybe both. They are gorgeous! I have a pink problem!
     
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  10. lovedogs
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    Emailing you now :)
     
    


    


  11. voce
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    by voce » Apr 14, 2019
    I only visit the Fabulous Fashion Jewelry forums from time to time, but @lovedogs you DID hit the jackpot! Looking forward to seeing how you'll set these. :roll2:
     
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  12. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Apr 14, 2019
    I honestly got these for a steal and mostly to see color. So most won't be set, but a few will! I'm happy to give to psers anything I don't keep!
     
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    by sd_flp » Apr 14, 2019
    Not going to lie, I’ve been lurking this thread and have hesitated commenting because I didn’t want to get alerts every time someone posted...but it’s too hard not to look away.... :???::love:
     
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  14. lovedogs
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    Well after all the excitement, it seems like this source can't actually do what I want. They were happy to send "samples" but when I request bigger sizes or specific shapes they say I need 20-50 pieces for an order :cry2::cry2::cry2:
     
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  15. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Apr 16, 2019
    Oh no! Maybe a PS group order should be in the works. Are they open to different gems / cuts?
     
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  16. mdi
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    by mdi » Apr 16, 2019
    OK, so the good news first: it is GORGEOUS. The cut is so good and it sparkles like crazy in the sun.

    The bad news? It's too big for me personally. I know the size queens (lol) are gonna make fun of me, but I just prefer a smaller center stone. I haven't even taken it out of the gem box cuz I know it's too big for me.

    What do you think, @crystalinmke ? I believe it's around 2.7 - 2.8 carats. The original seller didn't know for sure because Gene cut it for her after she missed out on a slightly larger lab ruby he had posted to the website. I would be happy to send you all the information she sent me via email.

    Here's an outdoor pic in bright sunlight and a pic in my car.

    IMG_20190416_164934.jpg
     
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  17. mdi
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    Sorry forgot to attach the second pic!
    IMG_20190416_165102.jpg
     
  18. chroman
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    by chroman » Apr 16, 2019
    Well, if we can ID the material... :)
     
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    by clumberlove » Apr 16, 2019
    I'm not sure what is left, we bought an 80 gram piece so I would have started with about 20 g. I will have to ask Bryce how much is left. I will probably have about 5 g left over. If you want more than that we got it from Rusgems for $100.
     
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    by clumberlove » Apr 16, 2019
    @lovedogs did you figure out what number the ridiculous electric blue is? I bet you could contact another supplier if you know exactly what you're after.
     
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    by MeowMeow » Apr 16, 2019
    Ugh that's super disappointing!! :( Are the prices reasonable for bigger ones? Just curious.
     
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    by lovedogs » Apr 16, 2019
    Doesn't matter whether stones are bigger vs smaller, they said the same. Even when I offered to pay extra. Now they are saying they "will try to see" if they can get it
     
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    by crystalinmke » Apr 16, 2019
    Hahaa i am definitely a size queen so i don't think thats too large at all. I'll post my info on loupetroop for you to contact me if you're interested in selling. it does look really nice but i'll ask: what is the color like? do you think it has pink in it or is it more of a blood red?
     
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  24. mdi
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    by mdi » Apr 16, 2019
    I don't see much pink at all, but I think it's closer to a stop-sign red in indoor light and definitely a darker "blood" red in sunlight. I am happy to open the case and send you more photos tomorrow, if you like. I'll shoot you an email either later tonight or early tomorrow.
     
  25. lovedogs
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    I know! I keep asking them but they don't answer. They are "trying to see" if they can source me anything. grrr.
     
  26. chroman
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    by chroman » Apr 17, 2019
    Yeah, I was eyeing the pieces rusgems has for a long time but was a little nervious because their listing said it had clairty issues. That and it was probably way more than I’d ever use. Unless someone else wants to split a piece ;-)

    Do you have contact info on LT? We can take this offline..
     
  27. chroman
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    by chroman » Apr 17, 2019
    But you know its nano, right?

    If you think it’s one of a handful of options, ping these folks see what they say. Send along your ref pics and the list..
    https://www.ebay.com/str/nanosital
     
  28. clumberlove
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    by clumberlove » Apr 17, 2019
    I don't have anything on LT. If you do I can email you? Or @lovedogs has my email I think.
     
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  29. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Apr 18, 2019
    hmm, I don't have your email somehow. Gah! What did you write about? Sorry!
     
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  30. clumberlove
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    by clumberlove » Apr 19, 2019
    I thought you were in the same email chain as me with @SouthernGent? I might have got muddled though, I'm a bit sleep deprived :sleep:
     
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