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Ionysis

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So I know I was not supposed to be buying any more loose stones until I set the rest but….. I was bad.

I impulse purchased a purple sapphire which I totally do not need but I didn’t have one that colour.

It arrived today and I’ve got a lovely surprise. It was sent off to the lab after I bought it and it has come back as a colour changing stone AND unheated! I bought it as straight purple and heated so that’s a great result.

The stone itself is very deeply saturated and darker than ideal but when it picks up light in the sun it throws off some gorgeous purple flashes.

But now I’m annoyed because nowhere in my house do I have a single incandescent light bulb so I can check out the secondary colour.

Would the best bet be to light a whole bunch of candles? What other options are there?

Once I figure it out I will post pics.
 

dk168

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Have a good one!

DK :))
 
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Can't wait to see the stone! Enjoy!!
 

Ionysis

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Yes.

Also, not showing pictures is straight up cruel.

LOL! I will I promise.

Small torch is a great idea. Will get onto Amazon Prime immediately. In the meantime tonight I will break out the candles and see if I can get anything on camera.
 

ItsMainelyYou

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You got fire? Light something up and show us!
 

Ionysis

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Ok so this is really cool.

Sorry for the crappy photos but I am in my office with a phone.

Still gives you the general gist.

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You can see it goes from an amethyst purple to a raspberry colour.

It’s definitely darker than ideal - I really prefer lighter stones. But the colour change is just the most fun thing.
 

Ionysis

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Agree it’s a pleasant change. The reason I’ve never bought an Alexandrite is because all the ones in my budget had one colour or another I didn’t like. You ideally want both to be pleasant not only one.
 

missy

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Happy birthday @Ionysis!
It's purplicious! LOVE it :kiss2:
 

canuk-gal

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HI:

Lovely! And Happy Birthday!!!

cheers--Sharon
 

vintageinjune

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I do believe birthdays warrant a temporary pass off ban island! ;-) (Even if self imposed.)

Happiest of birthday wishes to you Ionysis! What a lovely treat to get yourself, and thank you for sharing.
 

MamaBee

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Gorgeous color! Happy Birthday!
 

CaseyLouLou

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Wow it’s gorgeous. Some stones just need the right light to be at their best so it’s ok that it’s dark. Congrats! Where did you find it?

And happy birthday!!
 

KLC

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Ok so this is really cool.

Sorry for the crappy photos but I am in my office with a phone.

Still gives you the general gist.

BA00537E-5E10-4E33-B647-F550724F202B.jpeg D2F5774B-2814-4D31-9BAE-1996C202CE3B.jpeg

You can see it goes from an amethyst purple to a raspberry colour.

It’s definitely darker than ideal - I really prefer lighter stones. But the colour change is just the most fun thing.

Happy birthday! I like the darker purple. And it appears very well cut.
 

Catmom

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It's a chameleon! Love the different purples. Happy Birthday!
 
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