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Help me pick between these pad coloured stones

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  1. mellowyellowgirl
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    by mellowyellowgirl » Apr 17, 2019
    I need help!!!!!!

    I've been given the opportunity by a very nice person to buy one of these pad coloured stones.

    The smaller round one is an actual pad sapphire
    0.55ct
    5.1mm
    Perfect, absolutely perfect pad colour

    Mahenge pad coloured spinel
    7.93mm by 6 (forgot ct weight but dont really care)
    Really close to perfect but very nice person says it's more orange.

    Which one????? Do I go for size or small and mighty perfect Pad?????

    They are both that saturated pad shade I love. I do not like light pads.

    HELP!!!!!!

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    Ignore the left stone
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  2. T L
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    by T L » Apr 17, 2019
    According to the trade, padparadcha color is a light pastel, so there is technically no such thing as a “darker pad.” Nomenclature aside, if you’re after an orangy-pink colored gem, I would choose the one with the color you love best, as long as the price is fair and all treatments are properly disclosed. It is worth noting there are some new deposits of orangy pink garnets as well worth considering.
     
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  3. mellowyellowgirl
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    by mellowyellowgirl » Apr 17, 2019
    Nevermind I got them both! All 3 actually :mrgreen2::lol-2::P2
     
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  4. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Apr 17, 2019
    You take the round pad and I’ll take the spinel. ;)2 :whistle:

    In all seriousness, I can see that you already bought all three. Congrats. I can’t wait to see your pics. What’s the rectangular one on the left?
     
    


    


  5. mellowyellowgirl
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    by mellowyellowgirl » Apr 17, 2019
    Burmese spinel! Isn't it a beauty??? Got that two! Hehe got that first actually! Was trying to chose between the other two but what the heck! I want to see what both look like and I am VERY lucky to have been offered them.

    The rectangular burmese spinel is:
    1.08 cts
    7.39mm by 5.32
     
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  6. Shijitake
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    by Shijitake » Apr 17, 2019
    I would've voted real pad, since it's a real pad and the perfect color you're looking for. But congrats on all three!
     
  7. voce
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    by voce » Apr 17, 2019
    They're all three beautiful. Congrats! :kiss2:
     
  8. Shijitake
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    by Shijitake » Apr 17, 2019
    Voce, that red stone on your ring :love::drool: is it a ruby or spinel?
     
  9. voce
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    by voce » Apr 17, 2019
    Ruby, and an unheated one at that. It's the ring that started all this madness (my love for gemstones). I thought you had seen it before? Seeing it reminds me of df since it's my ering.
     
  10. Shijitake
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    by Shijitake » Apr 17, 2019
    I don't know, I'm here so sporadically and see so many rings and gems I don't remember what I've seen and who has/wants what. Or maybe it's just so pretty I have to ask every time :mrgreen: I'm usually over-obsessing and only thinking of the gems I want. Someday I'd love an unheated ruby just like yours. Pardon me, I'm a busy worker and college student who can't keep her mind together.
     
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  11. mellowyellowgirl
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    by mellowyellowgirl » Apr 18, 2019
    Hehe I will keep this thread to update you guys on what I do with these stones!

    In sunlight

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  12. Jewel7
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    by Jewel7 » Apr 26, 2019
    Hi mellowyellowgirl,

    All your 3 pink stones are lovely. I’m a newbie looking for mahenge spinel and pad sapphire. Newbie to this forum as well and I looked high and low and could not find a “private message” button. I wish to ask whether you could share the contact of the nice person who sold you the 3 pink stones? I gather it may not be convenient to share hence referenced as nice person? But thought I’ll try my luck anyway. Thank you.
     
  13. mellowyellowgirl
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    by mellowyellowgirl » Apr 26, 2019
    Hi There

    So sorry but unfortunately I am unable to share any contact details as this very nice person is just a collector who has generously shared some of their collection with me.

    You can start a thread and the others will be able to direct you to some PS vendors who might have what you're looking for.

    Cheers
     
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