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Help with Tourmaline purchase

Txborn79

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I am looking to purchase a blue/green tourmaline for an East-West right hand ring and was hoping to get a little help as I’ve never purchased tourmaline before. There are three I’m considering right now and wanted to get some opinions on them or if I should be looking at something completely different.

3.82ct (I love the deep cut corners on this one)
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video
http://instagr.am/p/B3WtWClAzjb/
3.46ct

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http://instagr.am/p/B8Y6x9qnaFy/
2.51ct (not sure about the inclusions in this one)

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http://instagr.am/p/B4MTk8VhNgv/
TIA!
 

natasha-cupcake

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I also prefer the first one--the color does look prettier and I love the cut.
 

T L

Super_Ideal_Rock
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You should get sunlight and indoor photos. Some indicolite tourmaline blacks out in sunlight.
 

MrsKMB

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I have a few stones from him. All are gorgeous, but they do tend to look lighter and brighter, plus the color is more defined, in his pictures.
 

LilAlex

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Based on the rest of the photo, these look over-sharpened with excessive added saturation and contrast. I infer your stone will not look this nice. There's a fine line between tweaking your photo to make sure that it is accurate and tweaking your photo to make the stone looks as good as possible.
 

Polyhex

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Sep 18, 2003
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It looks beautiful! Get a video in normal indoor lighting and in shadowed indoor lighting, and make sure you like the color it appears there. I bought a greenish blue tourmaline recently and the appearance matched those less staged videos.
 

Txborn79

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Thanks all! I’ve ordered the first one so I could see it in person since I was really drawn to that one. I’ll be back with photos :)
 

Txborn79

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I’m back with photos (I thought taking good pictures of diamonds was hard, but this is worse) I’m really liking what I see in person and love the shape! Ignore the dry wrinkly hand :???:

Outdoor partial shade
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Outdoor full shade
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Outdoor full bright sun
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Indoor lights
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Indoor away from lights
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pwsg07

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Thanks for sharing. It is good that you like the stone. I like to take the photos of my stone in the gem jar indoor.
 
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