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Dan Stair lavender spinel recut!!

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  1. CHRISTY-DANIELLE
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Apr 12, 2019
    I don't have it yet, but Dan just sent the photo of my recut spinel! He was able to keep the depth, and says color is actually better! Went from 3.94 (bloated belly), 9.7 x 8 to 2.98, 9.23 x 7.44. Before :
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  2. strawrose
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    by strawrose » Apr 12, 2019
    Congrats! It’s so much prettier than before! :kiss2:
     
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    by elle_71125 » Apr 12, 2019
    I can’t wait to see your pics of this beauty. It turned out so freaking well! The recut really brightened up the stone. I love it. :kiss2:
     
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    by Hivona » Apr 12, 2019
    Wow that’s so pretty! Are you keeping it? :twisted2: :roll2:
     
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  5. NKOTB
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    by NKOTB » Apr 12, 2019
    Jelly! It looks gorgeous!
     
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  6. CHRISTY-DANIELLE
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Apr 12, 2019
    :twisted2:....we shall see.....but I'm excited about it again, so. ...
     
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  7. chrono
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    by chrono » Apr 12, 2019
    So much prettier!
     
  8. CHRISTY-DANIELLE
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Apr 12, 2019
    I've been kinda nervous, worried it would get lighter, but Dan said the color is actually deeper. I will definetly share real life photos when I get it !
     
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    by clumberlove » Apr 12, 2019
    Aaargh if that colour is true to life then it's to die for! Stunning cut too, I think it will really sparkle. Definitely worth the recut even with quite a big weight loss.
     
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  10. CHRISTY-DANIELLE
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Apr 12, 2019
    Most of the "weight" was wasted belly bloat anyway, it only lost a little face up size. I can't wait to see it and see how it sparkles now! Before the center was dull, only sparkled in the outer edges.
    I'm just like.... phew!!! I think it's going to be ok! And was totally worth it.
     
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  11. alene
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    by alene » Apr 12, 2019
    Wow, that’s quite an improvement! Looks beautiful!
     
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    by T L » Apr 12, 2019
    That’s awesome! I cant wait to see your photos! I think like gems. many people could afford to lose some “belly bloat.”. Lol!
     
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  13. MeowMeow
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    by MeowMeow » Apr 12, 2019
    Gorgeous!!! It turned out perfect!
     
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    by natasha-cupcake » Apr 12, 2019
    It's so much nicer! I love it--absolutely worth the itty bitty size reduction. I hope you love it when you see it in person.
    There must be a thread here somewhere showcasing recut gems. If there isn't, someone should start one and post this beauty. Maybe call it "Extreme Makeover--Gem Edition"
     
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  15. CHRISTY-DANIELLE
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Apr 12, 2019
    Or maybe, "The good, bad, and the ugly", sometimes it can be disappointing! So nerve racking, not knowing how it will turn out. Not for the faint of heart, as I've read plenty of scary posts on PS!
     
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  16. Eady
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    by Eady » Apr 12, 2019
    Wow, the recut turned out amazing! Looks so much more lively!
     
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    by 2Neezers » Apr 12, 2019
    It looks amazing :love:. So happy for you!!
     
  18. voce
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    by voce » Apr 13, 2019
    :kiss2: Gorgeous! It was 1000% worth the recut with Dan. Good choice. :geek2:

    I'm just getting a bit jelly because your new spinel makes my recently acquired lavender spinel look pale in comparison. :oops2:
     
  19. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Apr 13, 2019
    Dan is incredible!!! Such an amazing outcome!
     
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  21. tyty333
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    by tyty333 » Apr 13, 2019
    That looks really beautiful!
     
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  22. CHRISTY-DANIELLE
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Apr 13, 2019
    @voce your stone actually looks very similiar in color to me. Mine was a light lavender. This is all pretty new to me, but I can't imagine the color changed by much from cutting (?). All I have is the "glamour" shot. It will be very interesting to see the cutting effects in real life!
     
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  23. wordie89
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    by wordie89 » Apr 13, 2019
    Beautiful stone! What an amazing change.
     
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  24. Mrs_Strizzle
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    by Mrs_Strizzle » Apr 13, 2019
    Wow, I'm so glad the recut turned out amazing! I loved that stone when you first posted it last year, and love it even more now! Congrats!
     
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  25. Catmom
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    by Catmom » Apr 15, 2019
    Wow, gorgeous recut!
     
  26. CHRISTY-DANIELLE
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Apr 15, 2019
    Thank you! It'll be in my hands tomorrow:appl:
     
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    by elle_71125 » Apr 16, 2019
    It’s Tuesday and I can’t wait to see how it turned out...:dance:

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  28. ilovegemstones
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    by ilovegemstones » Apr 16, 2019
    what a difference! so worth it!
     
  29. CHRISTY-DANIELLE
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Apr 16, 2019
    @elle_71125 I'm at work, but eek I got a msg from USPS stating delivery delay!! Aaagh, I hope not!!:confused2:
     
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  30. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Apr 16, 2019
    No!!! :eek2:
     

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