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T L

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Did you get it already, or are you evaluating it?
 

Heishman

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I have not paid for it yet. Here are the stats

The stone weighs 4.22 cts and measures 11.22 x 9.55 mm
Color: 8
Clarity: 10
Brilliance: 5
Total Quality Rating: 9.3
 

marcy

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Looks pretty and is a great color.
 

akmiss

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Very pretty
 

akmiss

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weird double post sorry........
 

T L

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Gorgeous cutting (as usual for Gene), and it's a nice size.
 

yingh

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If you don''t say it I would have guessed umbalite garnet. Very decent size.
 

mochi

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Ooooo...very nice!
 

movie zombie

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i assume you''re having it sent to you for final approval. please post pictures. i''m not usually a tourmaline person because they just don''t have the zap of a garnet but if i were to ever buy a tourmaline, it would be from gene. i think he''s got a natural affinity for picking rough and then cutting it.

mz
 

cushioncutnut

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Very nice! I say go for it!!!
 

innerkitten

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Lovely! I guess you''ll have to wait to see it but it looks promising! Post pics when you get it.
 

Heishman

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Thank you tourmaline- I am sooo excited. This is my first colored stone purchase and I can''t wait to see it in person. Gosh, hope it won''t take to long to arrive.
 

T L

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Well you did good for a first time stone purchase. My first time stone purchase was an ugly badly cut citrine. I think I''ll give it to my daughter to play with.
 

chrono

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Do let us know how it is. Good tourmalines aren''t easy to find. Most tend to get muddy in indoor lights.
 

CharmyPoo

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Congrats! Please post pics when you get it. Are you planning to set it as a ring?

It''s strange that I don''t like oval diamonds but I love oval colored stones!
 

CharmyPoo

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Date: 4/5/2009 10:56:37 PM
Author: Chrono
Do let us know how it is. Good tourmalines aren''t easy to find. Most tend to get muddy in indoor lights.
I didn''t know that. I have a beautiful green tourmaline that I just love. Vibrant neon green. It''s small so I am not really planning to do anything with it. I just like looking at it :)
 

chrono

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Date: 4/6/2009 1:55:19 AM
Author: CharmyPoo

Date: 4/5/2009 10:56:37 PM
Author: Chrono
Do let us know how it is. Good tourmalines aren''t easy to find. Most tend to get muddy in indoor lights.
I didn''t know that. I have a beautiful green tourmaline that I just love. Vibrant neon green. It''s small so I am not really planning to do anything with it. I just like looking at it :)
That''s a good enough reason to buy: gotta love it and enjoy looking at it.
 
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