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mercoledi

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I bought this little guy off one of the Thai sellers on ebay as an experiment. It looks very much like the photo in the listing, and the color is great. It does, however, have a HUGE flower-shaped window. If I put it over metal, the window goes away, so it might be ok set. Anyway, just wanted to share my new sparkley...

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mercoledi

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it came with two little light green rounds as well, but both are chipped


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mercoledi

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It''s a nice, rich green and doesn''t seem to have a lot of extinction.

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mercoledi

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AmberGretchen- Thanks! The pictures are a little darker than it is in person, it''s a bright, true green.

ik- Yeah, the window is big, but it''s actually a really pretty shape. I think if I bezel it some day it won''t show. Thanks!
 

mercoledi

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Thanks Coati! Sadly, the richness of the color was lost in the pictures.

Maybe this one is a little closer. This is also my first cushiony buy- I like it!

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Lady_Disdain

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Have you checked if it is natural or a synthetic? (considering some of the thai dealers, it can be very buyer beware)
 

FrekeChild

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I love your whole collection Mercoledi!!! And I agree that the cushion shape is beautiful.
 

Brown.Eyed.Girl

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I love that color Mercoledi! All your sparklies are lovely!
 

T L

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Beautiful, is that a mint green (looks like it). For a nice color, the window wouldn''t bother me, and it would close up more in a setting.
 

chrono

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I probably won''t bezel it in order to have it retain that level of tone. I like the tone as it is. To "close" the window, I''d just set it in something more closed (some scrollwork covering the sides).
 
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