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Help me find the perfect "raspberry"...

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by lucky_in_love, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. lucky_in_love
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    by lucky_in_love » Jul 14, 2019
    Oh she can see pink undertones, and the one still photo of that ring with the plant in the background definately makes it look more raspberry, but it's just too pink for her liking.
     
  3. voce
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    by voce » Jul 14, 2019
    I think you need to see these stones in person. Grab a bunch from vendors who have a good return policy. Rubies and spinels generally photograph as more pink than they appear to the eye due to UV fluorescence. And there are Mahenge spinels that look like this. I own it. This is just to show you it's tricky to capture the color on camera. I don't intend to sell it.

    Same stone, different lighting, and this is for a spinel that is not even that fluorescent. Bought from Africa Gems, by the way.
     
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    by Rfisher » Jul 14, 2019
    Are you located (or can travel) near a vendor that has the stones pictured on their website, on physical site?
    If you can’t be ok with spending a few hundred bucks to ship stones back and forth or travel fare-
    While 7-8 for a ruby is generally concerned low for a “good” 2ct ruby
    It’s enough money that you don’t want to be disappointed by falling in love with a monitor rendition that doesn’t translate to real life.
     
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  5. T L
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    by T L » Jul 14, 2019
    I didn’t see any video. That’s good you checked. Your fiancé seems to like darker reds, which is why I posted it.
     
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    by dk168 » Jul 14, 2019
    Phew, glad to see I am not the only one who see pink in raspberry the fruit.

    DK :))
     
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    by Burmesedaze » Jul 14, 2019
    Definitely pink in it for me too. But im not the one who has to love the stone:)
     
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    by Nick_G » Jul 14, 2019
    An out-of-leftfield suggestion but raspberry makes me think of béryl framboise, or 'raspberry beryl', which is the original name for pezzottaite when it was first found in Madagascar, before it was discovered to be a separate mineral species. It may be hard to come by as a cut gem, but the colour really is raspberry-like:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=pez...g7XjAhX7QxUIHYLSAs8Q_AUIECgB&biw=1920&bih=922

    The hardness is 8 and no cleavage to speak of, so it should be pretty durable. It would certainly be something rare and unusual.

    I'm not familiar enough with the trusted vendors on here to know how often this stone becomes available, so I may be talking rubbish!
     
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    by Arkteia » Jul 15, 2019
    Agree, and honestly, between a red ruby and a red spinel i’d go for a spinel given lack of treatment, cleanness and the size of the spinel one can get for the price of a small ruby.

    Rubies can be fantastic, but there is a reason they confused rubies and spinels in old times.
     
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    by Bron357 » Jul 15, 2019
    345E93E0-5298-44B6-899E-B8A198E5CB43.jpeg My finger is an 8. This is my ring with a 1.25 round sapphire plus 1 carat diamonds.
    Unfortunately with “larger” fingers you don’t get much finger coverage and Rubies and good red Spinels are so expensive these days.
     
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    by chrono » Jul 15, 2019
    A lot of orange in that spinel.
     
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    by lucky_in_love » Jul 15, 2019
    Thanks, we were thinking the same thing.
     
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    by T L » Jul 15, 2019
    I do see a lot of orange, but the stone appears to have some silk, and is bright and lacks extinction. It’s not raspberry to my eye though. Now, if that’s a sunlight picture, assume it’s browner in artificial light.
     
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    by junebug17 » Jul 15, 2019
    I think this is a very pretty stone, I love the color.
     
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    by lovedogs » Jul 15, 2019
    I really like it, but there's definitely orange. Don't get fire opal for an ering, it's not durable enough.
     
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    by Rfisher » Jul 15, 2019
    I like it, but I tend to favor the warm vs the cool.
     
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    by voce » Jul 15, 2019
    I like it, but I don't love it. I'm not seeing much orange on this work computer screen. What bothers me is it looks like it might have a small window (no scintillation at the center of the gem), and I noticed inclusions on the pavilion, which might also be what is contributing to lack of scintillation in the center.
     
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    by lucky_in_love » Jul 15, 2019
    There's another one I'm interested in, will post the video once available.
     
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    by lovedogs » Jul 15, 2019
    I feel like this is much more purple than red, and has too much blue for "raspberry" color. But color is seriously so objective that it's almost impossible to judge what one person vs another would think of when you say rasberry color.
     
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    by T L » Jul 15, 2019
    That “ruby” looks more like a rhodolite.
     
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Jul 16, 2019
    This inclusion would bug me... right on the table.
    20190716_074940.png
     
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    by T L » Jul 16, 2019
    Depends on the price. I love the size, proportions, cutting, and slight silk (less extinction), but true indoor shots are necessary. The orangey red color doesn’t “glow” in the outdoor video as a stone with string fluorescence should. I suspect it’s much “browner” indoors. That table inclusion noted by Christy above wouldn’t bug me if the price was right, but it may bug your fiancé.
     
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    by lovedogs » Jul 16, 2019
    I suspect the one you posted is going to be brown indoors or very dark.
     
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    by lucky_in_love » Jul 16, 2019
    Price is posted at $6,500. I have asked for indoor shots. The inclusion isn’t bothersome to us.
     

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