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February 2019 Colored Stone Purchases

MrsKMB

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@Hivona that cut is awesome! It begs to be set in something Art Deco! :love:

Had an old stone set this month. A 4.4ct Malaia garnet from Multicolour. First pic under halogen lights, second in the shade on a sunny day.


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I love this! I just may have to buy a heart stone! :love:
 

Curby311

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Hehe, welcome to the CS club. I never expressed interest to Inken about your sapphires. No need to feel bad! FYI the ruby I'm paying off is this one...
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I've seen so many diamonds on other people, I'm just not thrilled by the prospect of having an engagement ring that looks like everybody else's. Thankfully I was able to find a ruby ring I love within my DF's budget. It was that ruby ring that got me interested in gemstones and jewelry in the first place. Here is that one in the center of my mini traveling jewelry box, on an overcast day. IMG_0160.JPG
The ruby I'm slowly paying off will go into my own ring design, and part of the reason I'm dragging paying it off in full is because I have a bunch of projects with Cecile Raley Designs, setting my paraiba and other stones. I expect to make a thread at the end of this month when CRD has some of my custom projects finished.
Gorgeous Ruby! Can't wait to see the finished pieces!
 

Curby311

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Oh my gosh guys!!! I’m so excited! I just purchased this commissioned garnet from Jeff White. I’ve been waiting since December! This is the only picture I have for now & its Jeff’s image. Literally just paid the invoice an hour ago! 4.14 ct, 8.36mm.

Should be my last February purchase.....:roll2::lol-2:
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.
 

Hivona

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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.
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!
 

2Neezers

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I am in awe of everyone’s fabulous February purchases! :love:

I can’t wait to see what you think of the faceted opal in person. It looks gorgeous!
@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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Oh you got that carved garnet from Barry! I almost put it in my cart but decided against it because I just didn’t want to spend too much! I’m curious how you like it in person!
@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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lovedogs

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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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Love! What's the new auction group?
 

2Neezers

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Love! What's the new auction group?
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.
 

2Neezers

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:think: @2Neezers sounds like fun. After I read this, I asked to join. Maybe it’s supposed to be returning customers.
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!
 

elle_71125

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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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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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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!
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
 

partgypsy

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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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2Neezers

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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
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:.
 

Hivona

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elle_71125

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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!
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:
 

shinyrocks

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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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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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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:
 

Hivona

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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:
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! :)
 

711heather

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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.
 

Hivona

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Neon pink spinel halo! DOOO IT! :D
I just love pink and peach together.
Hahahaha I would never have thought about a color combination like that! Will definitely keep that in mind! Thank you!
 

MissyBeaucoup

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February must be spinel month. I bought this lovely on Loupe Troop.
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I hope this stops my desire for the Burmese pink. I have too many! :eek2:
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!
 
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