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Garnet Pair ~ Bespoke

ooo~Shiney!

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So here is a beautiful pair of Umablite Garnets that I bought.

Please know,,,,
It is going to be impossible to do these gemstones justice
with my camera.
I have really really tried.
They are so alive and juicy looking that they almost appear wet.
That's the best way I can describe them.

They are Umbalite Garnet, 1.6 ct pair, 7 mm each.
They are only slightly different in color....
The important thing to know is that they have this blue flash
going on, and they sparkle like mad, especially in indoor lighting,
but I don't happen to have any usable pictures showing that (the indoor lighting).
I don't have the knack of taking indoor photos without blocking the light
with my camera or my body....

Doug's images on his site admirably do these garnets justice, they are very accurate.
I have gotten a few tips from Doug on photographing gemstones...although I tend to be a rule breaker :???:
Here is one of the vendor pictures and here is this morning's set-up for my photos.... 8-)

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JewelFreak

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Gorgeous!! Doug has such beautiful stones, I love to drool over his site. Continually tempting....

Great buy, Shiney -- any plans for them yet?

--- Laurie
 

ooo~Shiney!

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Here come a few photos....
First, bald morning light and a bit of shade.

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ooo~Shiney!

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Here come a few more, I guess in no particular order, I am getting lazy....

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ooo~Shiney!

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Happy Memorial Weekend, for those that are celebrating it !!!
As much as I work, I can;t BELIEVE I have the day off !!!!! I have to pinch myself...

Thanks for indulging my photo-spam :sun:

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FrekeChild

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Oooo....plans?

And what is that GREEN ring?
 

VapidLapid

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I was just thinking, "what's that GREEN thing upstaging everything?"
 

ooo~Shiney!

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Thanks, Jewel Freak ! I love Doug's site too, and he is very nice to deal with !
I think at some point I will have to set them, but I kind of hate to put them in
earrings, since I have long hair and I am afraid they will get lost, or not show off
to their advantage....
For now, I am just carrying them around the house like lucky charms,
they are that beautiful and sparkly.
I really wish I could show how they look IRL
 

ooo~Shiney!

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Aaaaa, Busted !!!
VL and Freke, it's an Emerald I just had set.
Michael E.
I really love it too...
It's gonna have to have its own thread at some point.
Right now, I feel I am spamming too much already.
I prob should have cropped it out for the purposes of this thread....
I thought the stones looked pretty with the green...
 

kenny

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Wow.
Fantastic rocks and pics!!!
 

y2kitty

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Thank you Shiney for taking pictures. You are saying they look better then the pictures?! Because I think they look amazing in the pictures!
 

ooo~Shiney!

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Thanks, herekittykitty : I appreciate the atta-girl !!! And the stones probably look a million times better than the pictures,
because they are so dynamic with their sparkle. That's what makes them so difficult to photograph I think. They are my
favorite garnets, by far

thank you mariedtiger: With these stones, I have officially become fond of garnets !!! Like fine wine, I am developing an
appreciation :))

Pandora: I am happy you like them, that means a lot ! You adore garnets too, no?

kenny : Mother of God, Man !!!!! I NEED your skillz !!!! Or your camera.... do you have a blog ( I hope?)
 

artdecogirl

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oooshiney, lovely stones and awesome photography skills, I too am discovering garnets and yours are gorgeous!!!
 

Treenbean

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I was wondering who got those!! Really pretty and probably glowy,from within. Loving the purples lately.
 

colorluvr

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Great color - congrats on a nice set. Also love that emerald :love:
 

packrat

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Gorgeous pair Shiney! Digging that new emerald ring too..start thee a thread woman!
 

bright ice

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Those are beautiful ooo-shiney. You photographed them well.

And yes, Doug is very nice. I feel very bad about the red pear not working out that I got from him.
 

faegrace

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Shiney ~

At the risk of repeating myself, your photos are magnificent. I cannot believe how you capture the quality of each gem. Your pictures tell a story and mesmerize the viewer.

The umbalites from Doug are perfect. I am jealous and also very glad that they have a good home. ;-) That luminous pink disperses and :love:

Lastly, Bravo to Michael for once again creating a work of art! :appl: He really does do other-worldy very well. I am so eager to continue working with him.

~ faegrace
 

minousbijoux

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Nice job, ooo-Shiney - frankly, you could take pictures of the flowers in your yard or the sand on the ground and I would enjoy your pictures just the same! In the first pics with the flower, I thought the garnets were HUGE :lol: :lol: because I couldn't quite get the perspective.

I love for you that they have a blue flash, and it seems lately, that there is often a different ring on your finger each time you take pics - me likes, me likes! :naughty: :naughty: :naughty:
 

ooo~Shiney!

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Hi MB !!! I seriously love to see a blue flash in my gems too ~ I feel it is a secret treat, meant just for me to look at :lol:
I don't know about the sand on ground, flowers in yard thing, but it would be AMAZING if those garnets were as big as you thought !!!! HA

faegrace, I thank you !!! I had wanted to purchase a stone from Doug, and we had been involved in a conversation about gem photography. He patiently answered all my questions, and after discussing the various gems on his site that I was interested in, I realized that the only gems I would be upset about if they sold, were these :)) (sometimes that's how I justify my purchases)
Yes, I am very happy with my ring from Michael E. .... thread coming soon !!!

Hi bright ice : Hey I am happy you like my photos, don't feel badly about the Spinel pear !!! It wasn't meant to be, that's all....
You will find a stone you love, it's all good!

Hi packrat : Thanks, lady !!! I will start a thread on the ring soon, I promise. I just feel like a spammer right now :???: , so I will wait for a week or two...

colorluvr: Thank you for the compliments, I think the color is pretty nice too !

Treebean: Yep, those garnets are very twinkly, it's amazing how they sparkle.... I am loving the purples too! Never thought I would.

He artdecogirl: You know, I love your ring (in your avatar :love: ), garnets are nice, thank you for the compliment... :))
 

ZestfullyBling

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:love: Lovely :love: !!!!!
 

Aoife

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Those are lovely!

And the emerald is spectacular, I definitely want to see more of that!
 

marcy

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Wow, they are beautiful. :love: :love: :love:
 

ooo~Shiney!

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Thank you Aoife, crasru and marcy !!! I am happy you like the garnets and the pictures :))
I will post a thread about the Emerald ring this month ( I promise myself only a couple or three
spams per month :lol: )
There's a lot of gold in this ring, and I love it !
 
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