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lilmosun

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Peach/orange/soft pinks are NOT in my color wheelhouse so my running joke has always been "At least I don't have to worry about wanting a pad". But when Gene posted this inexpenive lab one, I couldn't resist giving it a try. And the minute I opened the package, I was floored and in love. Probably my favorite stone (real or lab) purchased from him
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crystalinmke

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Peach/orange/soft pinks are NOT in my color wheelhouse so my running joke has always been "At least I don't have to worry about wanting a pad". But when Gene posted this inexpenive lab one, I couldn't resist giving it a try. And the minute I opened the package, I was floored and in love. Probably my favorite stone (real or lab) purchased from him
IMG_20190804_144601.jpg IMG_20190804_144453.jpg IMG_20190804_122757.jpg IMG_20190804_122609.jpg IMG_20190804_122558.jpg IMG_20190804_122538.jpg
WOW this color is perfect! i always miss his drops and haven't been able to get a lab pad from him but these photos are stunners. how do you plan to set it??
 

lovedogs

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Peach/orange/soft pinks are NOT in my color wheelhouse so my running joke has always been "At least I don't have to worry about wanting a pad". But when Gene posted this inexpenive lab one, I couldn't resist giving it a try. And the minute I opened the package, I was floored and in love. Probably my favorite stone (real or lab) purchased from him
IMG_20190804_144601.jpg IMG_20190804_144453.jpg IMG_20190804_122757.jpg IMG_20190804_122609.jpg IMG_20190804_122558.jpg IMG_20190804_122538.jpg
Holy crap I love this, and I usually don't gravitate to this color either!!!!
 

elle_71125

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Peach/orange/soft pinks are NOT in my color wheelhouse so my running joke has always been "At least I don't have to worry about wanting a pad". But when Gene posted this inexpenive lab one, I couldn't resist giving it a try. And the minute I opened the package, I was floored and in love. Probably my favorite stone (real or lab) purchased from him
IMG_20190804_144601.jpg IMG_20190804_144453.jpg IMG_20190804_122757.jpg IMG_20190804_122609.jpg IMG_20190804_122558.jpg IMG_20190804_122538.jpg
Wow, oh wow...this is gorgeous!!! :love:
 

alene

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And, as I suspected, it won’t be delivered today. Just got an alert that they “attempted” delivery but “couldn’t access the delivery location,” which is USPS speak for “we couldn’t be bothered.”:(2
 

alene

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Just wanted to add a few quick shots of the asscher emerald from Gene. The stone arrived on Thursday as I was leaving for the long weekend. I saw it, gasped at color and had to put it away and leave, but I finally had a chance to play with it. The color is unreal, it just glows, and I haven’t had great light here to see it in its best. The cut is gorgeous too of course.
 

Rfisher

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Earlier today - I paid a deposit to Peter Torraca for the last little bit of rough he has from the same boule @lovedogs new-to-her ring came from.
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Fingers crossed there’s enough for a 7-8mm
version of this shape and facet pattern
56D7B077-3CCA-46A3-87C5-DFD6A7ACA453.jpeg

as I’m unsure newer acquisitions of ‘same’ color boule he has is indeed the same.
Fingers crossed!
 

lovedogs

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Earlier today - I paid a deposit to Peter Torraca for the last little bit of rough he has from the same boule @lovedogs new-to-her ring came from.
17B801C4-D9AF-4EF3-AC7F-BC700D57454B.jpeg
Fingers crossed there’s enough for a 7-8mm
version of this shape and facet pattern
56D7B077-3CCA-46A3-87C5-DFD6A7ACA453.jpeg

as I’m unsure newer acquisitions of ‘same’ color boule he has is indeed the same.
Fingers crossed!
IM SO EXCITED FOR YOUUUUUUU
 

MeowMeow

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Earlier today - I paid a deposit to Peter Torraca for the last little bit of rough he has from the same boule @lovedogs new-to-her ring came from.
17B801C4-D9AF-4EF3-AC7F-BC700D57454B.jpeg
Fingers crossed there’s enough for a 7-8mm
version of this shape and facet pattern
56D7B077-3CCA-46A3-87C5-DFD6A7ACA453.jpeg

as I’m unsure newer acquisitions of ‘same’ color boule he has is indeed the same.
Fingers crossed!
That is so awesome!!! I cannot wait to see the results!!
 

OdetteOdile

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Hello colored stone lovers, I am completely clueless about colored stones and have never owned one. That said, I have a question for you. I have contemplated a 3 stone ring of diamond in the middle and a sapphire on either side. Is it a good idea to get lab created sapphires for this project? In this case, the center diamond is not a lab diamond, it is a naturally occurring diamond (if that is what it is called!) . Also, I do not plan on doing this anytime soon, so this is more of a general question. Thank you =)2 . I apologise if this is thread-jacking.
 

Mamicee

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Peach/orange/soft pinks are NOT in my color wheelhouse so my running joke has always been "At least I don't have to worry about wanting a pad". But when Gene posted this inexpenive lab one, I couldn't resist giving it a try. And the minute I opened the package, I was floored and in love. Probably my favorite stone (real or lab) purchased from him
IMG_20190804_144601.jpg IMG_20190804_144453.jpg IMG_20190804_122757.jpg IMG_20190804_122609.jpg IMG_20190804_122558.jpg IMG_20190804_122538.jpg
WOW! I’m just only now seeing this thread and that color is amazing! I’m sorry I’m stil new all this lol but is that a lab sapphire? And where did you purchase it? It’s amazing! I love love the color! Soooo dreamy :love:
 

elle_71125

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Just wanted to add a few quick shots of the asscher emerald from Gene. The stone arrived on Thursday as I was leaving for the long weekend. I saw it, gasped at color and had to put it away and leave, but I finally had a chance to play with it. The color is unreal, it just glows, and I haven’t had great light here to see it in its best. The cut is gorgeous too of course.
It’s absolutely gorgeous. Isn’t the color just unreal?! :love: :mrgreen2:
Do you have any plans for it yet?
 

elle_71125

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Earlier today - I paid a deposit to Peter Torraca for the last little bit of rough he has from the same boule @lovedogs new-to-her ring came from.
17B801C4-D9AF-4EF3-AC7F-BC700D57454B.jpeg
Fingers crossed there’s enough for a 7-8mm
version of this shape and facet pattern
56D7B077-3CCA-46A3-87C5-DFD6A7ACA453.jpeg

as I’m unsure newer acquisitions of ‘same’ color boule he has is indeed the same.
Fingers crossed!
This is exciting!!! I can’t wait to see how it turns out. :mrgreen2:
 

alene

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It’s absolutely gorgeous. Isn’t the color just unreal?! :love: :mrgreen2:
Do you have any plans for it yet?
Thanks Elle, it really is a gorgeous color! I’m thinking a three-stone ring. Probably with diamond traps. But it won’t happen till next year when I have a budget to set it. For now I’ll just have to admire it on my hand.
 

Batgirl76

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Hi, I was wondering if anyone here has purchased a lab pad from a company called geolite and, if so, were you happy with it? Also, can you share any photos?
 

alene

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michellelynn9175

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Batgirl76

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I really hope this MD isn’t preying on our growing fears about Lyme disease to make a buck. That would be horrible for the patients who really do have the chronic form of Lyme and suffer immensely from it, as well as for the few brave doctors willing to treat chronic Lyme.
 

lovedogs

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Wow! The allegations of fraud and malpractice against this doctor would be too disturbing for me to contribute to her defense, however nice that stone may be:
https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.vaed.326486/gov.uscourts.vaed.326486.1.0.pdf
holy crap that is absurd! This patient NEVER HAD LYME DISEASE and but yet the doctor lied and told him he did. That is disgusting, and I hope the fraudulent doctor loses her license. IMHO this is not a "2 sides to every story" situation, as there are lab tests proving that the patient never had lyme or any other condition that the "doctor" diagnosed him with.
 

lovedogs

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PS. her gofundme page is nonsense and doesnt even begin to touch on the actual allegations. She just makes a bunch of claims about how she is fighting the board due to treating "complex patients", which is quite clearly untrue.
 

michellelynn9175

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holy crap that is absurd! This patient NEVER HAD LYME DISEASE and but yet the doctor lied and told him he did. That is disgusting, and I hope the fraudulent doctor loses her license. IMHO this is not a "2 sides to every story" situation, as there are lab tests proving that the patient never had lyme or any other condition that the "doctor" diagnosed him with.
I agree wholeheartedly! I was just trying not to be biased and start controversy. :lol: It’s pretty despicable if you ask me. Yet another reason why I don’t trust most doctors. They don’t call it “practicing medicine” for nothin’!
 

lovedogs

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I agree wholeheartedly! I was just trying not to be biased and start controversy. :lol: It’s pretty despicable if you ask me. Yet another reason why I don’t trust most doctors. They don’t call it “practicing medicine” for nothin’!
haha do trust doctors, but know that they are human and therefore fallible just like the rest of us. And some are corrupt and awful, like this one.
 
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