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

  1. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 25, 2019
    You did get that email late. It went out yesterday. :shock:
     
  2. MissyBeaucoup
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    by MissyBeaucoup » Feb 25, 2019
    This sapphire is so pretty on you, @elle_71125 ! On your dainty fingers it looks spectacularly large! Still needs a halo though—wink, wink :lol:
     
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 26, 2019
    Oh, they all need a halo in my book. :mrgreen2: I’m leaning towards rose gold for this one.
    Thank you for the compliments. :kiss2:
     
  4. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Feb 26, 2019
    This is my motto for all stones. All halos all the time.
     
    


    


  5. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 26, 2019
    You are a wise, wise woman! :mrgreen2: :cool2:
     
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  10. T L
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    by T L » Apr 10, 2019
    Prices are so variable with mandarin spessartites. I have a six carat mandarin spessartite from Gene. I love it, but it’s also included like this stone (I’m assuming both stones are from the same locale) and it looks the same, but I paid $400 for it around ten years ago. Pricing has gone up quite a bit since then I suppose.

    Has anyone seen Atwater’s gorgeous “Gene” mint tourmaline ring at the bottom of this page of the eye candy thread?

    https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/colored-stone-e-rings-eyecandy.29435/page-98
     
    


    


  11. mdi
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    by mdi » Apr 10, 2019
    To be fair, he may not have updated the website yet. "But how does she know?" you may ask.

    Well...cuz this lil baby is currently sitting in a cat-proof jewelry box in my bedroom...and lemme tell you, she is even better in real life!
     
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    by elle_71125 » Apr 10, 2019
    That’s very true. I often wonder why the pricing on this material fluctuates so much.
    I love this one on LT though it is much more expensive (and larger) than the one from Gene. It’s closer to 3k. Is that due to it being eye clean?
    https://loupetroop.com/listings/loo...one/sale-4-dot-38-gorgeous-orange-spessartite
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    ETA: I always forget to check that thread. That mint tourmaline ring is total goals! :love:
     
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    by elle_71125 » Apr 10, 2019
    Wait...you bought that? That was listed ages ago. The site should definitely be updated by now! :shock:

    Now onto more important business...where are the pics?? I loved that one and was really hoping a PSer bought it. Now do your PS duty and share. :mrgreen2:
     
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  14. mdi
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    I have the world's WORST camera on my phone, so this is unfortunately the best I can do for now. It's really challenging to capture the color nuances. Definitely more pink under incandescent light.

    None of these photos really do it justice and my hands look like those of a 95-year-old woman...it's a really interesting color. Have not seen this particular shift shade too often before...and when trying to photograph by the window, I succeeded in dropping it into the dog's bed haha.
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  15. mdi
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    by mdi » Apr 10, 2019
    To be fair, I don't think it is the world's most gorgeous color for corundum by a long stretch. But the cut is fantastic and I find it to be a really interesting shapeshifter. For me, it was a good foray into Gene's work and custom gems/settings.
     
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  16. bludiva
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    by bludiva » Apr 10, 2019
    it looks pretty interesting & you might like it more once it is set. i'd bought a similarly neutral colored tourmaline last year that i wasn't sure about but once i put it into a pendant i was kind of sad i had already offered it up as a gift ;-)
     
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    by mdi » Apr 10, 2019
    Oh don't get me wrong, I LOVE it! I just realize it's not a 'classic' color for corundum. Personally I adore the neutral tone -- it will go with everything!
    And if anyone's been following my e-ring saga on this thread, I got a very different bicolor sapphire from Jeff at Earth's Treasury for that.
     
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    gotcha, yeah totally that color range is so versatile! have you posted your ering stone? i would love to see that one too!
     
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    Not yet, might wait until it's set!
     
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    by elle_71125 » Apr 10, 2019
    I really like it. I bet it will be super pretty once it’s set. :love: What is it about setting gems that makes them so much better?

    Ps. Your hands do not look remotely like those of a 95 year old woman. :lol:
     
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    Thank you, it's cause I cropped out the scabby dry skin bits! ;)2
     
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    Soooo...did somebody say a (basic heat only, no treatments!) ruby halo to really bring out the pink in this sapphire? These happened to come today. Must have been a little voice in my head -- NOT the one that tells me to stop spending money LOL!

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    How awesome would that look! :love: :dance:
     
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    by PrecisionGem » Apr 12, 2019
    Your stone is from Tanzania, this other one is from Nigeria.
    The pricing of the rough is all over the place, and it varies greatly with the clarity and color. The material from Tanzania when it first came out was much less expensive. Then by the next year the price of the rough shot up. Now that there is basically no production of it anymore, the price of the rough that is still around is again more expensive in good quality.
    Also, the spessartine from Nigeria is cleaner than the Tanzanian material. The Tanzanian has what the locals call "sugar" in it. This sugar does show much more in the photo's than in person however. It can be over looked when the color is strong, as these stones almost glow even in dimly lit rooms.
     
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    by T L » Apr 12, 2019
    Oh yes, mine was from Tanzania, thanks, I forgot. Nigerian stones do tend to be cleaner. I think you purchased the rough for my stone on one of your African trips to a dealer if I remember correctly. I love it, so thank you!! It is glowy.
     
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    by PrecisionGem » Apr 13, 2019
    I did buy yours while in Arusha Tanzania. It was part of a parcel that I actually bought because it contained 1 very nice larger stone.
     
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    by mdi » Jun 9, 2019
    I'm actually a bit annoyed to see that red/purple sapphire on there because it is stunning, and I would buy it in a heartbeat if I hadn't already purchased the lighter pink/peach Umba sapphire from a couple months ago! I even asked if there was anything more of a red, pink, or orange shade in the works for cutting and was told no. Oh well.
     
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    A yellow sapphire has been on my wish list, so I was excited to see this one in such a strong color. I ordered it and am hopeful I will get the confirmation that it is mine :D.
     

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