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Double E

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@Double E Thought of you when I saw this spess (^). :geek2:

Haha^^ Surprised this rock wasn’t immediately sold in seconds! Anyway, it’s gone now~

That’s a Nigerian stone with more open colour than it usually is from this origin per Gene, I can see it’s quite bright from both photo and video, and Gene’s pics and clips are very accurate in terms of colour.

That’s a truly promising gem and I hope to see it set sometime here in PS:)
 

voce

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I have something to confess. I was browsing on my phone at bedtime at midnight and one tab just happened to be open to Precision Gem's gems for sale page. I had been contemplating buying something weeks ago and refreshed the tab to see these beautiful gems still available. Finally, I've grabbed another concave cut from Gene!* I promise to post pictures once I have the gems in hand.

*Not just one, but two. Both the spess and tourmaline. I just loved both colors. :kiss2:
 

elle_71125

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I have something to confess. I was browsing on my phone at bedtime at midnight and one tab just happened to be open to Precision Gem's gems for sale page. I had been contemplating buying something weeks ago and refreshed the tab to see these beautiful gems still available. Finally, I've grabbed another concave cut from Gene!* I promise to post pictures once I have the gems in hand.

*Not just one, but two. Both the spess and tourmaline. I just loved both colors. :kiss2:

How exciting @voce! I can’t believe you managed to snag both of them. What luck! I can’t wait to hear what you think…and to see some hand pics of course. :kiss2:
 

Mrsz1ppy

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I have something to confess. I was browsing on my phone at bedtime at midnight and one tab just happened to be open to Precision Gem's gems for sale page. I had been contemplating buying something weeks ago and refreshed the tab to see these beautiful gems still available. Finally, I've grabbed another concave cut from Gene!* I promise to post pictures once I have the gems in hand.

*Not just one, but two. Both the spess and tourmaline. I just loved both colors. :kiss2:

Wonderful! They are in the family, so to speak. Looking forward to seeing what you make of them.
 

2Neezers

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I have something to confess. I was browsing on my phone at bedtime at midnight and one tab just happened to be open to Precision Gem's gems for sale page. I had been contemplating buying something weeks ago and refreshed the tab to see these beautiful gems still available. Finally, I've grabbed another concave cut from Gene!* I promise to post pictures once I have the gems in hand.

*Not just one, but two. Both the spess and tourmaline. I just loved both colors. :kiss2:

Wow! I’m so excited for you!! They both look gorgeous! :kiss2: I can’t wait to see your pictures!
 

elle_71125

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I am tempted by that Spess:)
That spess does look gorgeous. :love: I’m not even an orange person but there’s something about spessartites that speaks to me. They’re orange but more like orange that’s been set fire to. Glowing and magical.

Do it!!!! Everyone needs a few Spess!!!

I so want another but I'm on ban island. Everyday I keep trying to convince my sister to abandon hers!

100% agree. They are such gorgeous gems. I’m actually setting one now. :mrgreen:

Never say ban island! :knockout: I’ve never been there, as I lack the self control to make it all the way over, but I hear it’s so cold and lonely. Here’s hoping you don’t have to stay for long before the rescue boat comes back around.
 

ABloom

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A new drop! So many beautiful gems this week but did you see that pad sapphire? Someone out there got very lucky! It’s a gorgeous color.

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I got the pad sapphire (it was my first gemstone purchase other than choosing a stone for my engagement ring). I'm planning to send it back tomorrow, though. I LOVE how it looks in some indoor lighting, but I don't like how it looks outside (overcast lighting, it hasn't been sunny for days). Outside, it looks golden, and I think I was hoping for a stronger peach tone. I've never seen a pad sapphire in person before now, so maybe that is a normal thing for how they look? IMG_8022.jpg
 

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Rfisher

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I got the pad sapphire (it was my first gemstone purchase other than choosing a stone for my engagement ring). I'm planning to send it back tomorrow, though. I LOVE how it looks in some indoor lighting, but I don't like how it looks outside (overcast lighting, it hasn't been sunny for days). Outside, it looks golden, and I think I was hoping for a stronger peach tone. I've never seen a pad sapphire in person before now, so maybe that is a normal thing for how they look? IMG_8022.jpg

Awww- I’m sorry it doesn’t thrill you enough to keep it. :(
And for real - there’s no sense in keeping stuff we don’t absolutely love - and we don’t know what we absolutely love until we see it, sometimes.
I’m sure maybe there’s someone out there who spends a lot of their time in artificial lighting - that would love it. It’s cut beautifully!

Do your photos on your monitor(s) match somewhat closely what you see with your eye?

As for your question of what’s ‘normal’ I’m sure you might get a range of answers. It’s pretty common for stones/sapphires to shift their color due to lighting type.

For a Padparadscha with a lab report - you still will see a shift I bet, maybe even with top top tier material above what’s available to us mere mortals. But you won’t (shouldn’t?) see one shift out of Pad designation color range from a lab that’s not very liberal in giving that designation. Like totally lose all pink or all orange or totally desaturate to colorless or pick up brown. For example - I’ll not say all AIGS report Pads will shift out of traditionally acceptable color range - but I have definitely seen one that does.

I think maybe there’s a relevant discussion here (on a different non vendor specific thread to be sure) of what’s a Padparadscha vs what’s a Padparadscha colored sapphire.
 

elle_71125

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I got the pad sapphire (it was my first gemstone purchase other than choosing a stone for my engagement ring). I'm planning to send it back tomorrow, though. I LOVE how it looks in some indoor lighting, but I don't like how it looks outside (overcast lighting, it hasn't been sunny for days). Outside, it looks golden, and I think I was hoping for a stronger peach tone. I've never seen a pad sapphire in person before now, so maybe that is a normal thing for how they look? IMG_8022.jpg

Sorry you don't love it. @Rfisher has it right. There's no point to keeping a gem you don't love (even though I'm pretty sure we all have..myself included). All I know is, if you don't love it now, you never will. Better to send it back so it can find its right owner.

That indoor light pic though. *le sigh*
Wish it could look like that all the time (dang gems and their love of shifting).
 

ABloom

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Awww- I’m sorry it doesn’t thrill you enough to keep it. :(
And for real - there’s no sense in keeping stuff we don’t absolutely love - and we don’t know what we absolutely love until we see it, sometimes.
I’m sure maybe there’s someone out there who spends a lot of their time in artificial lighting - that would love it. It’s cut beautifully!

Do your photos on your monitor(s) match somewhat closely what you see with your eye?

As for your question of what’s ‘normal’ I’m sure you might get a range of answers. It’s pretty common for stones/sapphires to shift their color due to lighting type.

For a Padparadscha with a lab report - you still will see a shift I bet, maybe even with top top tier material above what’s available to us mere mortals. But you won’t (shouldn’t?) see one shift out of Pad designation color range from a lab that’s not very liberal in giving that designation. Like totally lose all pink or all orange or totally desaturate to colorless or pick up brown. For example - I’ll not say all AIGS report Pads will shift out of traditionally acceptable color range - but I have definitely seen one that does.

I think maybe there’s a relevant discussion here (on a different non vendor specific thread to be sure) of what’s a Padparadscha vs what’s a Padparadscha colored sapphire.

It's ok! I'm sure someone else will love it, especially if they're indoors a lot, like you said.
Yeah, I would say the photos are pretty close to what I see. There's more nuance in real life, but it's a good general idea.
To my inexpert eye, I don't see any pink at all when looked at in natural lighting.

I really appreciate all the information about color shifting! You answered a lot of the questions I had. I knew there would be a little bit of a shift since my engagement ring is also a sapphire (but blue), but I wasn't expecting it to be as dramatic as it was. Probably someone else will love that about it, though!
 
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