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  1. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Jan 2, 2019
    That Malaya garnet looks like such a gorgeous peach color. :kiss2:
     
  2. kindred
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    by kindred » Jan 2, 2019
    I may have bought the large Pyrope garnet. How long will it be before I know for sure? I got this e-mail:

    I agree that the Tanzanite is gorgeous!
     
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    by elle_71125 » Jan 2, 2019
    I usually don’t know for sure until I receive a shipping notification. If you didn’t get it, he will send a refund email within a day or so.
    *crossing my fingers for you*
     
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    by kindred » Jan 2, 2019
    Thanks, @elle_71125. I love that lab emerald that you got and I love your inspiration picture! I would go with the 4.5 mm side stones or even a hair smaller so that the center stone will pop.
     
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    by elle_71125 » Jan 2, 2019
    Thank you. It will likely be a while before I can set it but I’m hoping some 4.5 cushions will flank it nicely. :D
     
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    by elle_71125 » Jan 2, 2019
    Me too! Only my empty bank account is keeping me from buying it. But the color is gorgeous so I hope a PSer buys it so we can all admire it some more. :mrgreen2:
     
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    by passions4purples » Jan 9, 2019
    My bank account is deeply grateful someone got the the hot pink before me.
     
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    by caf » Jan 9, 2019
    I wanted the hot pink but was too late. I bought -hopefully - the two lighter pink ones!
     
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    by lovedogs » Jan 27, 2019
    That mahenge garnet!!!! Gah!
     
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    by voce » Jan 27, 2019
    That color-shifting blue/violet sapphire is what I would've pulled the trigger on. I adore stones that display a mix of blue and purple like tanzanite. Gary has a couple, but his are heated and more expensive. Maybe I'll email Gene and commission something like that if he can find the rough during Tucson.
     
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    by MissyBeaucoup » Jan 27, 2019
    I tried for the garnet but was too slow. Gene’s new square cushion cut has beautiful geometry!
     
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 11, 2019
    I've learned not to get my hopes up with Gene's drops. There's no guarantee until you get that final email / shipping confirmation.

    That darker purple is gorgeous. I was thinking about that one too. :mrgreen2:
     
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    by 2Neezers » Feb 11, 2019
    I love the violet sapphire but didn’t see his email until it was already sold. I hope you got it @elle_71125 so I can live vicariously through the photos you will share of it =)2.
     
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    by woweezowee » Feb 11, 2019
    @elle_71125, how long does it take to find out whether you’ve got the shipping notice? I’ve never bought from Gene until today (tried for the peach but it wasn’t immediate) so don’t know the whole Gene process. TIA!
     
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 11, 2019
    I got it! :dance: I’m excited to see it in person. I’m super picky about purple gems and I prefer more of a pink purple instead of a blue purple. This looks like it’s going to be great! :love:
     
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 11, 2019
    You will get an email saying you purchased it but you can NOT trust it. :confused2: I’ve gotten lots of those only to have them be returned later. Sometimes Gene will send an email saying I got the gem and other times I won’t know for sure until I receive a shipping notice or a refund notice. It usually takes less than a day to find out for sure.

    I really hope you got it. I’m dying to see PS pics of it. :love:
     
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    by 2Neezers » Feb 11, 2019
    Yay!! I’m so glad you got it :dance:. I love pinkish purples too and can’t wait to see your real life pictures!
    The stones went fast today! I hope everyone was able the stone they tried for =)2.
     
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    by MissyBeaucoup » Feb 11, 2019
    I love that violet sapphire, @elle_71125 ! I would have tried for it too but got to the message late and the new stones were gone. I have a weakness for pink-purple in all its variations.

    Gene still has several pretty things up on his page, like his gorgeous checkerboard cushion spessartite. Somebody should grab that!
     
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 12, 2019
    I’m sorry you missed out on the latest drop but he bought a lot of sapphires in Tucson so you might just catch the next one. ;)2

    I too have a real weakness for pinks and purples, which is why this drop was so darn tempting. Love your new icon pic btw. :mrgreen2:
     
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    @elle_71125 Ooh, I will be looking forward to more sapphires. I’m ready for spring!
     
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 12, 2019
    Check out this eye candy...

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    by Bluegemz » Feb 12, 2019
    Omg, those are so beautiful just like that!
     
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    by Hivona » Feb 12, 2019
    I’ve been eyeballing that spess for awhile now!
     
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    by MeowMeow » Feb 12, 2019
    That is a lot of pinks and purples! I want to see some blues and greens! Bet they will all be gorgeous though!!
     
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    by woweezowee » Feb 12, 2019
    @elle_71125, amazingly I got the shipping notice! I’ll post pics when it comes!
     
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    by MissyBeaucoup » Feb 12, 2019
    @woweezowee I’m so glad you got the peach sapphire! Can’t wait to see your pics! :dance:
     
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