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  1. Stone Hunter
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  3. MrsKMB
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    by MrsKMB » Nov 25, 2018
    Some new ones today:
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  4. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Nov 25, 2018
    Gah that lab sapphire!!!!! Wowza!
     
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    by Stone Hunter » Nov 26, 2018
    Well those went quickly!
     
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    by MissyBeaucoup » Nov 27, 2018
    I really like the cutting on that tourmaline! Gene does such a variety of interesting designs.
     
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    by Indylady » Nov 27, 2018
    I’m always too late!:cry2: His stones go so quickly!
     
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    by Hivona » Nov 28, 2018

    I usually miss out too! However, I got super lucky 2 weeks ago because I was literally holding my phone when his email came through!! I bought a purple/pink lab sapphire! Posted pics in the fabulous fashion jewelry section.

    You will get your gem from him & it will be great!
     
  9. elle_71125
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    by strawrose » Dec 16, 2018
    Thank goodness I prefer tsavorite over emerald.:lol-2:
     
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  12. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Dec 16, 2018
    Yes! That’s exactly what I was thinking. It’s a gorgeous color. :kiss2:

    You got the emerald?! Congrats! I can’t wait to see your pics of it. I have one in a square cushion shape and I have no doubt you’ll love yours. :mrgreen2:
     
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    by suzanne2 » Dec 16, 2018
    I happened to be sitting at my computer when the email came. I put the emerald in my cart, went all the way through shipping and said wait a minute! I don't want a single, I want a pair!
    I'm so happy you got it! Pictures when it arrives!
     
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    by MrsKMB » Dec 17, 2018
    I think the emerald is what was left after he cut mine, which is so gorgeous, it's scary!
     
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    by daneshpastry » Dec 17, 2018
    I could cry for missing that emerald :cry2:

    I don't know how you guys nab these stones so fast.
     
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    by Shijitake » Dec 17, 2018
    That emerald is a beauty. Can't wait for the pics. I'm tempted to get that periwinkle sapphire.
     
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    by MissyBeaucoup » Dec 17, 2018
    Can’t believe nobody snagged that beautiful periwinkle sapphire yet!
     
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    by Shijitake » Dec 17, 2018
    I almost did last night, but it's above what I can spend right now :( i asked him for a video and he posted it. So I'm still in the market if I can figure something out and it's still available :)
     
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    by Shijitake » Dec 17, 2018
    I wish it was me. I set a budget of $500 so I had to take some time to think about it. Then it was gone before I knew it. So I decided I didn't want to regret not buying the one from NSC and bumped up my budget. Knowing I've seen it before, that really helped me increase the budget to a lot more than I planned. Then when he agreed to how much I asked, I jumped on it :] I do regret it a little bit not buying this one to at least see it. But when I can't buy something I want I just think to myself that there will be more. (and keep my fingers crossed that whoever bought what I wanted resells it and I find it [​IMG])
     
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    by Shijitake » Dec 17, 2018
    @Stone Hunter you didn't mention it here, but did you buy the Montana sapphire from this pic? It looks like the same one
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    by MakingTheGrade » Dec 19, 2018
    Sigh. Got a refund email. :(. I thought I was in the clear after I got the first confirmation email but guess not. Better luck next time lol. Honestly I have a Columbia emerald I live already, I was just going curious and greedy for a lab one too to compare.
     
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    by elle_71125 » Dec 19, 2018
    Oh no! :cry2: I was so excited for you. Hopefully you get the next one.
     
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    by bludiva » Dec 19, 2018
    Booooo. I really want a precision cut lab Alex but having to watch the emails like a hawk and compete for it ...I'm tired just thinking about it o_O better luck next time :)
     
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    by SouthernGent » Dec 19, 2018
    Why don't you just contact him and get him to cut you one?
     
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    by bludiva » Dec 19, 2018
    I could have sworn I read he didn't take commissions, I need to look into that. Thanks!
     
  27. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Dec 19, 2018
    Nope, he does take them. My next project is a lab emerald from him in a cvb setting.
     
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    by elle_71125 » Dec 19, 2018
    I can not wait to see that! It’s gonna be totally drool worthy!

    I tried contacting Gene about cutting something but I didn’t hear back. Maybe I should try again.
     
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    by lovedogs » Dec 19, 2018
    Definitely try again! I wrote him after seeing some of the insanely gorgeous lab emeralds on the "fun fashion jewelry" forum. I really want a green (with blue tint) emerald, but the natural ones I like are INCREDIBLY expensive.

    I'm going to get it in this lovely setting https://www.instagram.com/p/BViSsckBn6l/ but it'll definitely be later in 2019!
     
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    by elle_71125 » Dec 20, 2018
    I love that setting. It’s gonna be gorgeous! :mrgreen2:
     
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