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February 2019 Colored Stone Purchases

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by voce, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. MrsKMB
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    by MrsKMB » Feb 18, 2019
    I love this! I just may have to buy a heart stone! :love:
     
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  2. Curby311
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    by Curby311 » Feb 19, 2019
    Congrats! I was hoping she found a good home
     
  3. Curby311
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    by Curby311 » Feb 19, 2019
    Gorgeous Ruby! Can't wait to see the finished pieces!
     
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  4. Curby311
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    by Curby311 » Feb 19, 2019
    What a beauty! You're famous! I saw that Jeff White had posted this on his facebook/instagram. I can't wait to see what you end up doing with it. It is so unique.
     
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  5. Hivona
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    by Hivona » Feb 19, 2019
    I saw that too! It was a nice surprise! I’ve never had anything featured like that before! Eventually I’ll set the gem into a ring but not sure what look or style I will want just yet. You know I’ll post pictures whenever it happens!
     
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  6. leslie1956
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    by leslie1956 » Feb 20, 2019
    My Paraiba cab arrived from @Desertrose today :) She is being sent to Yvonne tomorrow and we'll take the setting process from that point. I can't wait to get this beauty into a ring! thumbnail 1.jpg thumbnail 5.jpg
     
  7. 2Neezers
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    by 2Neezers » Feb 20, 2019
    I am in awe of everyone’s fabulous February purchases! :love:

    @elle_71125 The faceted opal from Bob at Flat Facets arrived last week and I love it! The cutting and color play are fantastic, but I can’t quite capture it in photos.
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    @Hivona I forgot to take a photo, but I ended up returning the carved garnet. It was neat, but it didn’t grab me in person, so back it went :).

    I also just received this 12mm cushion Concave blue topaz from Maureen Webber on Jeff Davies new Facebook auction group. It was just $75 and I thought it would make a great pendant. I love the cut on this one. Please ignore my dry winter hand :eek2:
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  8. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Feb 20, 2019
    Love! What's the new auction group?
     
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  9. 2Neezers
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    by 2Neezers » Feb 20, 2019
    It’s called Jeff Davies & Friends Fine Gemstone Auctions. It looks like they started running auctions in October, so it’s not brand new, but new to me =)2. There are only a few pieces listed this week set to end on Sunday... There has been a larger selection than that the past few weeks though and auctions end pretty low, I think because there aren’t many members in the group yet.
     
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  10. strawrose
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    by strawrose » Feb 20, 2019
    :think: @2Neezers sounds like fun. After I read this, I asked to join. Maybe it’s supposed to be returning customers.
     
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  11. 2Neezers
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    by 2Neezers » Feb 21, 2019
    I’m not certain, but I think it might be open to anyone who sends a request to join. Hopefully the more people that join the more gems they will post for auction every week!
     
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  12. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 21, 2019
    That opal is so pretty! I agree they can be very difficult to capture but if what I see if even a portion of how good it is, you are one lucky girl. :kiss2:

    Oh, the concave cut on the topaz is fantastic! I really need to buy a concave cut gem now. :mrgreen2:
     
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  13. strawrose
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    by strawrose » Feb 21, 2019
    Thanks for the tip. I was accepted. :kiss2: How did I not like your gorgeous post? :doh:It’s because of your beautiful stones that I was interested. Lol
     
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  14. partgypsy
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    by partgypsy » Feb 21, 2019
    OK, going to out myself. I have been really really good for not buying stones for awhile. But I broke down and got this Mali garnet (1.6 carat) from Linton gems. It's supposed to be a yellow color indoors and more green outside. I want to find a relatively inexpensive 14k yellow gold setting to wear as every day ring
    eta - I have now heard that mali garnets might "disappear in yellow gold setting, so maybe something with white gold prongs and yellow band.
     
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  15. partgypsy
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    by partgypsy » Feb 21, 2019
    Wow sorry about that! My computer did something weird!
     
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  16. 2Neezers
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    by 2Neezers » Feb 21, 2019
    That’s great to hear! I see some new pieces were added since last night =)2. I am still getting used to the “like” feature on P.S. myself, since it wasn’t an option here when I first joined. I forget to click like quite often unfortunately :sick:.
     
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  17. Hivona
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    by Hivona » Feb 21, 2019
    D4F51881-67B2-458B-BFFA-8588B29C61AA.jpeg 5EECFF25-9A47-4CC9-9A49-4F72276F3EA8.jpeg B7454528-5937-4AAA-A54C-11581E7D8541.jpeg AEDC3905-0F27-401C-9CCA-9539073D6C8C.jpeg She’s here and soooo beautiful! Of course I dropped her about 6inches on to the wood dining table, she skittered across, & fell onto the floor! :eek2::cry2::eek2: Seriously only the second time I’ve dropped a gem like that. I believe she’s ok. All corners appear & feel sharp. I don’t have a loupe or I would go crazy so moving on to pictures! In some light she looks very much like Jeff’s glamour shot! Of course his cutting is perfectly precise!
     
  18. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 21, 2019
    Isn’t that the worst feeling in the world? I’ve dropped my fair share of gems (and broke one). :shock: I try to be so careful now. It looks like everything is ok based on your pics.

    Speaking of pics, this baby is gorgeous! I love that cutting style and the color looks so good in all those different lighting situations. You are one lucky bug. :mrgreen2:
     
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  19. shinyrocks
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    by shinyrocks » Feb 21, 2019
    Oh mama that is gorgeous!! :love: That has to be one of the prettiest garnets I've seen.

    Sorry to hear about your scare, but glad that there was no damage.
     
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  20. strawrose
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    by strawrose » Feb 21, 2019
    Soooo pretty! Yeah... opening a case of gemstones is cause for anxiety. :shock: I don’t know how jewelers do this without losing melees.
     
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  21. voce
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    by voce » Feb 21, 2019
    I think even jewelers have difficulty sometimes, due to YouTube videos that I've seen where it took them a while to successfully do so.

    @Hivona what kind of setting are you envisioning for this garnet? :geek2:
     
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  22. Hivona
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    by Hivona » Feb 21, 2019
    I’m usually so careful when opening the gem containers but I think I was just too excited!!

    It will be set into a ring but as usual I have absolutely no idea just yet what kind of look I want. I’ve only been collecting gemstones for about a year now & so far I’ve been a fan of more simple designs & looks.

    I think I might prefer white gold for this gem but that’s about all I have for an idea right now! Always open to suggestions! :)
     
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  23. voce
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    by voce » Feb 21, 2019
    Neon pink spinel halo! DOOO IT! :D
    I just love pink and peach together.
     
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  24. 711heather
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    by 711heather » Feb 21, 2019
     
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  25. 711heather
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    by 711heather » Feb 21, 2019
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    I too got a colored stone this Febuary, I found my Alexandrite. I have always coveted this gem and I finally found one to call my own. Please excuse the bad pics.
    She is 2.6 ct. (~11 mm x 6) and shows a beautiful green in the day and a purple to grey in incandescent light.
     
  26. Hivona
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    by Hivona » Feb 21, 2019
    Hahahaha I would never have thought about a color combination like that! Will definitely keep that in mind! Thank you!
     
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  27. MissyBeaucoup
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    by MissyBeaucoup » Feb 22, 2019
    Oh, I cried a little! Soooo pretty!!! :lickout:
     
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  28. MissyBeaucoup
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    by MissyBeaucoup » Feb 22, 2019
    We need a family picture! I understand the addiction. Every time I see one, I crave it. Had to pinch myself to keep from buying this gorgeous one. So happy you got it! We definitely need more pics!
     
  29. lilmosun
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    by lilmosun » Feb 23, 2019

    2.77 CT (8mm) unheated purple sapphire (AGL) from Vance Gems set by David Klass.
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    Mint garnet cab with pink Vietnamese spinels and green tsav melee pendant from Yvonne on it's way.
     
  30. strawrose
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    by strawrose » Feb 23, 2019
    Both of them are so juicy. :kiss2:
     
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