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chrono

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Looks more like a blue spinel.
 

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Hm. Not sure what to make of that one. Especially if, as his stones have shown in the past, the real thing is darker than the pics.
 

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Date: 3/28/2009 11:17:46 PM
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Hm. Not sure what to make of that one. Especially if, as his stones have shown in the past, the real thing is darker than the pics.
Someone informed me that he's changed his camera setup to make the pictures look more true to life. We'll have to wait until someone buys, posts and compares. It appears to have some green and is on the dark side.
 

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Date: 3/28/2009 11:17:46 PM
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Hm. Not sure what to make of that one. Especially if, as his stones have shown in the past, the real thing is darker than the pics.
Someone said that he had recently changed his photo settings...
 

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Date: 3/28/2009 11:27:40 PM
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Date: 3/28/2009 11:17:46 PM
Author: TravelingGal
Hm. Not sure what to make of that one. Especially if, as his stones have shown in the past, the real thing is darker than the pics.
Someone said that he had recently changed his photo settings...
Cool. I missed that. Will be interesting to see if how his photos do now compared to the real thing.
 

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Date: 3/28/2009 11:32:45 PM
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Date: 3/28/2009 11:27:40 PM

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Date: 3/28/2009 11:17:46 PM

Author: TravelingGal

Hm. Not sure what to make of that one. Especially if, as his stones have shown in the past, the real thing is darker than the pics.

Someone said that he had recently changed his photo settings...
Cool. I missed that. Will be interesting to see if how his photos do now compared to the real thing.
Yeah...maybe the person who got the new purple spinel could post her vendor and personal pics soon...
 

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Date: 3/28/2009 11:25:07 PM
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Someone informed me that he''s changed his camera setup to make the pictures look more true to life. We''ll have to wait until someone buys, posts and compares. It appears to have some green and is on the dark side.
I assume he did so from input based on PS''ers??? If so, it''s good to know that the vendors are "listening" to the consumer and making positive changes.
 

Linda W

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I asked Dan about this stone. It is green with 25% blue. It is untreated and from Australia.
 

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I just recently bought this, and had the same questions for Dan about his photo changes, as I wanted quite a specific colour.
His answer was that they should be at least a little closer than before.
I will be happy to post comparison pics in the vendor/buyer thread once it''s here, although I''m anticipating
it being quite close


 

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Love the color on that stone Jane...reminds me of the pictures you see of the water in Hawaii...Gorgeous!
 

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Date: 3/28/2009 11:53:21 PM
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Date: 3/28/2009 11:25:07 PM

Author: Chrono


Someone informed me that he''s changed his camera setup to make the pictures look more true to life. We''ll have to wait until someone buys, posts and compares. It appears to have some green and is on the dark side.
I assume he did so from input based on PS''ers??? If so, it''s good to know that the vendors are ''listening'' to the consumer and making positive changes.
It was me. Here''s what he said:
I just did some work on calibrating my monitor last night, and wow...that sapphire picture sure looks lighter to me now. After reading the PS posts about vendor photos, I checked to see if what I was seeing in photoshop matched what was showing on the internet and there was a big difference. Anyway, I should have my pictures for the internet a lot closer in the future.
I just got one of his blue green montana sapphires, and I think that the new sapph picture is probably similar to irl. If it''s the ''Dan factor'' darker than that, then it''s gonna be a dark one. Someone''s gonna have to take one for the team and interview one of these new stones so we can find out.
 

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Date: 3/29/2009 9:12:04 AM
Author: mercoledi

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I just got one of his blue green montana sapphires, and I think that the new sapph picture is probably similar to irl. If it''s the ''Dan factor'' darker than that, then it''s gonna be a dark one. Someone''s gonna have to take one for the team and interview one of these new stones so we can find out.
Hey merc,
pls see above. This photo was taken after Dan''s changes to his photos.



Thankyou knitwit! That is a lovely description, and I hope it looks as pretty IRL
 

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Hiya AJ,
Dan's referring to my montana, not the one that you posted. Mine had a picture taken under the old system, the picture you posted of yours is similar to my pictures of mine. Bet it's lovely! When do you get that sucker?

(Sorry, shouldn't post pre-coffee
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Can''t wait to see the comparison AJ.

And I''m glad Dan listened too.
 

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AJ,
That''s a very bright and pleasant colour. If it''s accurate, you''d be salivating all over it.
 

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It looks like a great color if it''s true to life. It reminds me of montana sapphires.
 

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Date: 3/29/2009 9:35:37 AM
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Hiya AJ,
Dan''s referring to my montana, not the one that you posted. Mine had a picture taken under the old system, the picture you posted of yours is similar to my pictures of mine. Bet it''s lovely! When do you get that sucker?

(Sorry, shouldn''t post pre-coffee
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Hi merc,
yes I realize that!
I just highlighted the fact that I will be "taking one for the team and interviewing" this new, post-photo adjustment, gem
Hrmm..hope that makes sense now?..



Thankyou Freke.
And Chrono - yep I agree, its just a shame he couldn''t cut another for me , lol !
 

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Date: 3/30/2009 6:15:40 AM
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I just highlighted the fact that I will be ''taking one for the team and interviewing'' this new, post-photo adjustment, gem
Hrmm..hope that makes sense now?..
:bigsmile:]

Yup, sure does! Thanks for the sacrifice, what a lovely way to help us all out. Is that a sapphire or a tourmaline? Stats? It''s a great color.
 

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I just bought Dan''s new sapphire and I can''t wait to see it. He told me it is teal in color (which is my favorte color) with green flashes.
 

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Date: 3/30/2009 1:08:36 PM
Author: Linda W
I just bought Dan''s new sapphire and I can''t wait to see it. He told me it is teal in color (which is my favorte color) with green flashes.
Exciting! Congrats :)
 

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Yay!!! Now you should have him send it to me so I can take pics and post them. Then I''ll send it to you!!!
 

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Date: 3/30/2009 1:13:55 PM
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Yay!!! Now you should have him send it to me so I can take pics and post them. Then I''ll send it to you!!!


Oh sure Liz, like I''ll ever see it again
 

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Ooh, congrats Linda!!!

Maybe we should all chip in and get you a macro camera for an upcoming birthday!!
 

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Date: 3/30/2009 1:43:37 PM
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Ooh, congrats Linda!!!


Maybe we should all chip in and get you a macro camera for an upcoming birthday!!

Oh you are tooooooooooooooooooo funny T-Gal


I will be meeting Miss Laya (Gypsy) soon and she promised to take pictures of for me (pads included)
 

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Date: 3/30/2009 1:46:50 PM
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Date: 3/30/2009 1:43:37 PM
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Ooh, congrats Linda!!!


Maybe we should all chip in and get you a macro camera for an upcoming birthday!!

Oh you are tooooooooooooooooooo funny T-Gal


I will be meeting Miss Laya (Gypsy) soon and she promised to take pictures of for me (pads included)
Excellent - she takes great photos!!
 
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