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Gene's newest stones (precision gem)

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by elle_71125, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. the_mother_thing
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    by the_mother_thing » Aug 21, 2018
    I am the buyer of the Rhodolite Garnet from Gene’s drop two weekends ago. It’s really a beautifully cut stone with a lovely high crown; however, it does appear to have more purple than was expected per the description for it to my eyes, thought not quite as much as my camera seems to capture. I considered sending it back, as I was really looking for/expecting a good, crimson red color, but my daughter convinced me to hang onto it, as she loves it and said she wanted it if I didn’t, so it’s in my safe for the time being. But I wanted to be a good PSer and share pics, so HYG! :wavey:

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    My pics (indoors first, then outside):
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    Indoors to my Mahenge Garnet I bought from Gene last year (I believe):
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  2. princessandthepear
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    by princessandthepear » Aug 21, 2018
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  3. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Aug 21, 2018
    Beautiful garnet. :love: It might not be the red you were looking for but it sure is pretty. :P2
     
  4. Crystal_Dreams
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    by Crystal_Dreams » Aug 21, 2018
    What a pretty stone! I always find it helpful when buyerspost their photos of the stone vs vendor pics
     
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  5. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Aug 21, 2018
    Me too! It can be so hard to gauge what something really looks like from vendor photos and it’s nice to see that real life version. :D
     
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  6. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Aug 24, 2018
    My spinel came in and it’s beautiful! It looks more pink than I was expecting but it’s a gorgeous color nonetheless. :love:
    I’m actually spending it back but only because it’s the same color as a larger mahenge I already own. So, if you were interested in owning this beauty, you have a second chance. Send an email over to Gene. :mrgreen2:

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    My pics
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    In case you were wondering about my other spinel, here they are together...
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  7. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Aug 24, 2018
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    It’s hard to capture it. It’s a very pretty sparkly stone and perfect for what I want.
     
  8. Rubybrick
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    by Rubybrick » Aug 24, 2018
    Wow they really are the same color!
     
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  9. elle_71125
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  10. voce
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    by voce » Sep 2, 2018
    Everyone else beat me to it already...by the time I looked, they were all sold. My inner gem hoarder feels like :cry2:, but my wiser financially responsible self feels :mrgreen2:.

    All the garnets are gorgeous, but my favorites are the Merelani mint green and the pyrope garnets.
     
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  11. kindred
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    by kindred » Sep 3, 2018
    I hope whoever got the mahenge garnet posts pictures once they get it. It looks gorgeous!
     
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  12. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Sep 3, 2018
    They went so fast yesterday! Even faster than usual imo. :shock: They were all pretty affordable gems so that probably had a lot to do with it. :D Sorry you missed out but I bet your bank account is doing a happy dance. Lol

    I tried for the mint garnet. Last year I got a tsav from Gene that I freaking love so when I saw that mint I was all over it. Fingers crossed. :mrgreen2:
     
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  13. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Sep 3, 2018
    Agreed! That garnet looks stunning! :love:
     
  14. MissyBeaucoup
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    by MissyBeaucoup » Sep 3, 2018
    I found his email 4 minutes after it landed and three of the gems were already sold, LOL. Garnets are lovely!
     
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  15. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Sep 12, 2018
    Here’s my new mint garnet. It’s so hard to get an accurate pic of the color but it’s very bright and a gorgeous green. :mrgreen2:

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  16. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Sep 12, 2018
    Very bright
    Very beautiful
    Very saturated
    Very elle!
     
  17. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Sep 12, 2018
    It is very me, isn’t it?! :lol-2: Thank you for such a sweet comment.
     
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  18. passions4purples
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    by passions4purples » Sep 12, 2018
    it's absolutely stunning! Such a glow!
     
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  21. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Oct 20, 2018
    I’m pretty sure I bought the lab emerald.
     
  22. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Oct 20, 2018

    woohoo! congrats!
     
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  23. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Oct 20, 2018
    Congrats! You’re gonna love it! I have a cushion shaped one from him and the color is gorgeous. :mrgreen2:
     
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  25. Shijitake
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    by Shijitake » Nov 1, 2018
    WOW! I was never really into yellow stones but that Montanta sapphire :love::love::love::love: Like the sun in your hands! I wish I got to it first!!!!

    We need to hunt down whoever bought that and force out some pictures!
     
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  26. passions4purples
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    by passions4purples » Nov 1, 2018
    I was thinking the same thing. I only have one yellow stone and no real desire to add to that, but that particular shade is just glorious.
     
  27. MissyBeaucoup
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    by MissyBeaucoup » Nov 1, 2018
    The cutting on that sunny sapphire is really pretty too! And I wish we could see more of that color sphene. Superb!
     
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  28. strawrose
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    by strawrose » Nov 1, 2018
    Haha... I just looked at lab emerald a few minutes after the email came. “How pretty!” “SOLD” “Drats.”
     
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