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Pennyc

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Hello everyone.

Thought it best to start my own thread after so rudely hijacking @GossamerAngel thread.

I have been reading all the threads on these neon red/pink "Jedi" spinels and reading Yavorskyys description of them and now I must have one for my own.

I seem to fall in love with the pinkish and reddish ones in turn but ideally

- .5-1 CT (I really can't afford the larger ones happier with closer to .5 as long as the colour is top notch
- Quality of cut is more important than shape. Just no pears. I love cushions and ovals and @voce mentioned that she sees mostly cushions in that red colour I so love so that is a bonus

I don't really have a budget exactly. I was hoping to keep to $400-$500 USD but my heart may over rule by bank account.

I have a few contenders here. Still don't seem to have that really gorgeous super intense red I have seen. I do love the pink ones but seem to be holding off pulling the trigger as that really intense red has me in its clutches.

Below are the ones I am considering. I will try to find an image of one I just love but can't afford for comparison.

Thanks so much for everyones input I really appreciate it.

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voce

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This should be a contender but you should wait for her 20% off gems sale she's planning to hold soon.

Also, I will go ahead and receive the 0.73 ct spinel cut by Dan Stair. Once I do, I can take more pictures for you, and the offer would still stand, to pass it on to you at cost, if you want that oval.
 

Pennyc

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You are very sweet but I wouldn't dream of taking it from you @voce enjoy in good health.

Thanks for the tip on the sale too.

Edited to add I do really like that latest one and perhaps she could set it for me in a simple setting at the same time.
 

Pennyc

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Ok I am signed up to CRD so hopefully hear when she has her sale.

In the meantime I found a gem seller in my home town as well. Might be worth a look as they are originally from Burma. Has anyone heard of them?

 

Pennyc

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Hey there

Another vendor has sent me some spinel pics overnight. I thought I would share them and see what people think of this vendors stones. They range in size from 0.37 - 0.7ish and in price from $400 USD - $800 USD.

I would be interested to hear what people think of them in terms of cut/colour.

He says they are precision cut.

If nothing else look at more pretties
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lovedogs

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Hey there

Another vendor has sent me some spinel pics overnight. I thought I would share them and see what people think of this vendors stones. They range in size from 0.37 - 0.7ish and in price from $400 USD - $800 USD.

I would be interested to hear what people think of them in terms of cut/colour.

He says they are precision cut.

If nothing else look at more pretties
CA36FB75-5471-4E54-8B05-E2554609D444_1_201_a.jpeg 4F3F7829-94B5-4D43-AE27-AB7C21FF2197_1_201_a.jpeg E70028FA-0F1C-4C2D-BB38-09981CD872D8_1_201_a.jpeg 18150793-3645-4C8B-964C-653ACBECD6ED_1_201_a.jpeg 2A93B57B-6EF5-477B-B04B-0FC61B6EEBA5_1_201_a.jpeg E07EB002-BC64-4217-90D6-025268A74E7D_1_201_a.jpeg 1D9C661A-404C-4349-8F2D-0B3B58BA7E44_1_201_a.jpeg EEF61AC4-A65C-44E7-9A12-AC07B7C1104B_1_201_a.jpeg 2BF3A7CB-B7D7-4B0D-8850-E6594DBBCC9F_1_201_a.jpeg F0CBC9F4-F336-42F0-B280-45628942A1AA_1_201_a.jpeg
I like those, but would want to look at them under less intense light
 

Pennyc

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@lovedogs there are 5 stones in total 2 pics of each one in order.

Let me know if anything jumps out at you. I like the second one quite a bit but I am going to have to go through all the images on a larger computer and not my phone
 

voce

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@lovedogs there are 5 stones in total 2 pics of each one in order.

Let me know if anything jumps out at you. I like the second one quite a bit but I am going to have to go through all the images on a larger computer and not my phone
I also like the second one best. Fourth next best. The fourth one could be called a flame spinel, not Jedi.
 

Pennyc

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Yay I liked the same one as @voce so I lost be learning something ! Would you say it was Jedi colour? I will ask for additional
Pics as @lovedogs suggests
 

lovedogs

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Yay I liked the same one as @voce so I lost be learning something ! Would you say it was Jedi colour? I will ask for additional
Pics as @lovedogs suggests
I like the first two. The other ones I'm not a huge fan of. I actively dislike the last one. The third one is nice, but there's a chip/nick/something that might bother you IRL.
 

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@lovedogs yes I like the first one too I keep moving between neon pinks and reds without being able to make up my lind
I think 2 and 3 are the most neon/bright red. the first one is definitely neon pink, but less red. I would ask for more pics of all 3 of them. And if the inclusion/thing in stone 3 isn't a problem then it might be a good choice.
 

voce

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I think all of the first three could be (unless it's a photo light trick) Jedi. Fourth and fifth probably flame spinel, but not Jedi.
 

Pennyc

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Ok I have pics and video of the three. It is cloudy here so not in sunlight but I think the videos are useful as are the pics.

Would love to hear peoples thoughts

I am still leaning to the red

Stone 1 Video

Stone 2 Video

Stone 3 Video

All three together

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chrono

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The oval is the most neon. The round is the least intense in colouration.
 

lovedogs

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My personal preference would be the neon oval bc of how bright it is. But the red is lovely too, and you originally wanted red.
 

ItsMainelyYou

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Neon oval is #1 in my book(of the three stone comparison group).
The red cushion is nice, but more of a 'candy' color than neon.
*Are these the Stella gems? Or, are those going to be next week?
 

voce

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Ok I have pics and video of the three. It is cloudy here so not in sunlight but I think the videos are useful as are the pics.

Would love to hear peoples thoughts

I am still leaning to the red

Stone 1 Video

Stone 2 Video

Stone 3 Video

All three together

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After seeing the video, I think I would go with the round because of the extinction pattern in the other two. The first stone looks a little too purplish for me to categorize it as "Jedi" although I agree it appears the most neon. I honestly don't think you could go wrong by picking any of these three.
 

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Thought of you today when I saw this gorgeous .7ct jedi. Sadly I misremembered your budget as 1k and this is right there. But it's perfect and I honestly would consider saving up for something like this if possible. But totally understand its expensive. Just wanted to show you

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Pennyc

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Thought of you today when I saw this gorgeous .7ct jedi. Sadly I misremembered your budget as 1k and this is right there. But it's perfect and I honestly would consider saving up for something like this if possible. But totally understand its expensive. Just wanted to show you
OMG I die. It is gorgeous. Can you advise where you saw it?

Perhaps yes I should wait and save. None of those 3 hit me like the one you just posted in terms of colour.

Thanks everyone for your thoughts. I find myself now leaning to the pinks because they have that glow I want. However @lovedogs posted the exact colour I love so much. Perhaps I should save and wait.

Shame I am not very good at waiting

I am waiting on a couple more pics from people as well.

If anyone can recommend anyone in particular to follow on IG or otherwise I would appreciate it I am following quite a few already but honestly can never have these pop up in my insta feed often enough
 

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OMG I die. It is gorgeous. Can you advise where you saw it?

Perhaps yes I should wait and save. None of those 3 hit me like the one you just posted in terms of colour.

Thanks everyone for your thoughts. I find myself now leaning to the pinks because they have that glow I want. However @lovedogs posted the exact colour I love so much. Perhaps I should save and wait.

Shame I am not very good at waiting

I am waiting on a couple more pics from people as well.
Of course! Aussie vendor named maysgems. Link here: https://instagram.com/maysgemsaustralia?igshid=14gmw2yh4roc3

I inquired and she told me price, etc. Said she might be able to do a slightly better price, but likely it will be very close to 1k USD.
 

Pennyc

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Thats so funny @lovedogs that is the company who sent me the other three stones.

They did mention it to me but said out of budget. I might get in touch and see if they have any payment plans.

You are the best although my husband may not think so.

Can I ask what do you think of the price relative to the stone? Is it worth stretching myself or doing a payment plan or waiting.

He has given me a price reflecting what you said but telling me to make an offer. I have no idea what is reasonable or not.
 

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Thats so funny @lovedogs that is the company who sent me the other three stones.

They did mention it to me but said out of budget. I might get in touch and see if they have any payment plans.

You are the best although my husband may not think so.

Can I ask what do you think of the price relative to the stone? Is it worth stretching myself or doing a payment plan or waiting.

He has given me a price reflecting what you said but telling me to make an offer. I have no idea what is reasonable or not.
Omg lol that's hilarious! In terms of what I think about the price, its obviously expensive, but neon red spinel are never cheap. I paid 1650 for a 1.1ct stone last year (maybe 18 months ago now), and I feel like prices have only gone up.


Tried to look up comps from yvvorskyy. I like the one above better than this .78 that's the same price: https://yavorskyy.com/collections/red-spinel/products/red-spinel-0-78-ct


I like this one a lot (I think I posted it before): https://yavorskyy.com/collections/red-spinel/products/red-spinel-1-02-ct
The video is awesome. But it looks more included than the one from May's. So its bigger and slightly cheaper, but I can understand why.

Obviously dont buy if you cant afford it, but I've learned the hard way to save for what I really want rather than buying stuff that is good but not perfect. I always end up regretting it and selling the good but not perfect thing at a loss, and then eventually buying the thing I should have bought originally.
 

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Edit no idea what I would offer, lol. I'm bad at negotiating.
 

Pennyc

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You are totally amazing thank you so much and I 100% agree on waiting for one you love. I am just a little hopeless with wanting everything now now now.

They said they can do a deal if I set it there. I am waiting to hear back. They are a 20 min drive from me too. They asked me to pop in but I am scared what I will do in there
 

ItsMainelyYou

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That stone from Mays is a keeper color-wise. The only thing left is to see how extensive the inclusions are.
If you can make a deal with them, I would. Offer 850-900 ish for the stone alone and have it set by them for a couple hundred in a simple setting. Go from there. It's a good place to start negotiating. You won't know until you try. The worst they can say is no.
*Remember the smaller stones are more readily available. So, if this one gets away or is too much for right now, don't sweat it, there will be others.
 
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