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

  1. 2Neezers
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    by 2Neezers » Jun 24, 2019
    Thank you for the compliments on the yellow sapphire in the flower setting! The votes are in and I am going to set it in the flower setting for sure :D.
    The purple Umba sapphire arrived today! It is pretty and has flashes of blue, pink and red. I like stones like this one that have unexpected flashes of color. I do already have a spinel that is very similar in color and color flashes though. The sapphire can at times look dark and I can occasionally see the inclusions. Keeping this one is a decision I am going to sleep on. Here are some photos taken in various indoor lighting. I placed it loosely in a ring mount from Yvonne that I have planned for another gem, but this stone could work in it too.
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  2. MrsKMB
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    by MrsKMB » Jun 24, 2019
    I must say, you are the best at recycling your settings! :kiss2:
     
  3. 2Neezers
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    by 2Neezers » Jun 24, 2019
    I have a bad habit of ordering a setting for particular stone, then placing every stone I own on the setting when I receive it to see how the stones would look in the setting, confusing myself about which stone I should actually set in the mounting. I have had both of those settings for a couple of months already and haven’t been able to make a decision about which stones to set in them :lol:.
     
  4. leslie1956
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    by leslie1956 » Jun 25, 2019
    Your Umba sapphire looks great in the sunflower setting! I've never thought to order settings in advance for gems, but it could come in handy :) I like the yellow sapphire in the diamond setting, too, just the right amount of sparkle.
     
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  5. lilmosun
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    by lilmosun » Jun 25, 2019
    Meant to be...so glad it's yours!
     
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  6. Sungura
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    by Sungura » Jun 25, 2019
    The pink blue and red flashes in the purple Umba are beautiful. Might make a great Color palate for ring

    Love the yellow.

    I’m excited for you
     
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  7. 2Neezers
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    by 2Neezers » Jun 26, 2019
    I think I will most likely return the purple Umba because it is just too similar to the spinel I have. It’s very pretty and I would keep it, but am trying my best not to have similar looking stones.

    @leslie1956 I love your sunflower ring so much that I had purchased that sunflower in white gold with demantoids for a purple garnet that I have :)).
     
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  8. 2Neezers
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  9. StephanieLynn
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    by StephanieLynn » Jun 26, 2019
    Two new stones put up and already gone :-o

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  10. voce
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    by voce » Jun 26, 2019
    o_Ozomg I didn't catch these! The Mahenge garnet may be the most beautiful I've ever seen. :cry2:
     
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  11. leslie1956
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    by leslie1956 » Jun 26, 2019
    Thanks, 2Neezers! That combo should be equally nice in WG :)
     
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  12. MrsKMB
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    by MrsKMB » Jun 26, 2019
    Did he send an email? I didn't receive one...
     
  13. 2Neezers
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    by 2Neezers » Jun 26, 2019
    I didn’t get an email this time around either..I did check his Twitter after the stones were posted here and he had announced it on Twitter. They look like gorgeous stones!
     
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  14. StephanieLynn
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    by StephanieLynn » Jun 26, 2019
    I didn't get an email either sad :((
     
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  15. StephanieLynn
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    by StephanieLynn » Jul 9, 2019
    I got the email at 3:18 and by 3.28 the lab cobalt blue spinel was already gone :eek2:
     
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  16. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Jul 9, 2019
    I posted it over in the fabulous fashion section and it was gone right after I finished posting. Like, damn, that’s fast! :eek2:
     
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  17. CHRISTY-DANIELLE
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Jul 10, 2019
    I just got his email... hours late! I would have jumped on that cobalt spinel! Dang!:cry2:
     
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  18. elle_71125
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  20. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Aug 12, 2019
    They’re all lovely but a little dark for my personal tastes. Though that purple one got a second look. :mrgreen2:
     
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  21. MissyBeaucoup
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    by MissyBeaucoup » Aug 13, 2019
    The purple one is really lovely and got snapped up. Hope we will get to see more pictures!

    There are a couple more pink/purple sapphires on his site with more silk that are gorgeous colors. One is almost a ruby color. I wish Gene would put up photos in different light if the stone changes color.

    I enjoy looking at even what he has sold. Even if lab sapphire is not your thing, check out the cutting on the huge lab sapphire that just sold. He did a frosted facets effect that is striking and unusual.
     
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  22. SparklePolo
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    by SparklePolo » Aug 13, 2019
    First time poster here :) I'm the one who snatched up the purple sapphire. It will be my first natural sapphire and it is a bit smaller than I usually prefer, so I'm hoping it's a small but mighty one :D

    I will post IRL pics once it arrives.
     
  23. Sungura
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    by Sungura » Aug 13, 2019
    Congrats! Looking forward to the pictures All of Gene’s round cut designs are beautiful.
     
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  24. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Aug 14, 2019
    How awesome! I can’t wait to see your pics! :mrgreen2:
     
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  25. MissyBeaucoup
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    by MissyBeaucoup » Aug 15, 2019
    Welcome, @SparklePolo! I’m looking forward to your pictures! It looks like a stone with a lot of character. :appl:
     
  26. SparklePolo
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    by SparklePolo » Aug 15, 2019
    Here are the pics! First one is Gene's photo, followed by indoor natural light v.s. yellow light. The sapphire shifts from a bluish purple to pinkish purple. Excuse my fingerprint in some pics :D

    It's very lively and sparkles so much. Although I'm not used to such small stones (5.862 mm).
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  27. JackTrick
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    by JackTrick » Aug 15, 2019
    That looks BEAUTIFUL. And with that color and sparkle, I don’t think it needs a ton of size to draw the eye :)
     
  28. SparklePolo
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    by SparklePolo » Aug 16, 2019
    Thank you, and I agree the cut really makes this little purple stone pop :love: I've bought so many stones from Gene lately that I'm actually debating on whether to keep this one... I'm already working on a few projects and it just may not be the best time.

    If anyone's interested, let me know!
     
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  29. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Aug 16, 2019
    It's beautiful. All it needs is a little halo to bump up the size and it's good to go. :twisted2:
     
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  30. MissyBeaucoup
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    by MissyBeaucoup » Aug 17, 2019 at 7:54 PM
    It’s a very beautiful stone. I like how the colors keep changing. :lickout:
     

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