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Hidden gems: your top 5 loose CS stones

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  1. suzanne2
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    by suzanne2 » Jun 11, 2018
    So sorry about your kitty.

    Yes, it took quite a while to get these, especially the Tsav. I had the money in Paypal waiting until we could get the stone to the U.S. and man did it call my name. Buy this! Buy that! I'll admit that I took a tiny bit and bought Bitcoin for @Phoenix and I, sure that we would be Bitillionires overnight. LOL. THAT didn't work. :-o
     
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  2. suzanne2
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    by suzanne2 » Jun 11, 2018
    Hey! No reason to be embarrassed! Lots of people here don't like the extinction you get with a pear but it doesn't bother me. Especially when I get a monster green pear!

    Thanks Burmese, coming from you that's high praise.
     
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  3. theredspinel
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    by theredspinel » Jun 11, 2018
    Suzanne!!! Will you belive that rhodocosite from brad - I was THIS close to purchasing it!!! I thought about it for a long long time, I can't remember now why I didn't pull the trigger.

    What a lovely shock to see it here with you, couldn't have gone to a better home. Please may we have some more pics of it.. in all angles :twisted2:

    It really is something... I love it :kiss2:

    What plans do you have for it? Dare to set?
     
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  4. chatoyancy
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    by chatoyancy » Jun 13, 2018
    They are all gorgeous! I can’t believe you have two rhodochrosites!
     
    


    


  5. chatoyancy
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    by chatoyancy » Jun 13, 2018
    They are beautiful pinks! What are you planning to do with them?
     
  6. suzanne2
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    by suzanne2 » Jun 13, 2018
    Hey, I will get the pics in a few days. Do I dare to set it? I'm thinking DK has the bench to do it. It's soooo risky but that's ok. I'd love to have it in a ring but that's not possible. The color is to die for. What do you think about me buying another from Brad, a different shape but the same glow, and setting them in earrings?
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    I know I'm crazy but I love the color...
     
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  7. suzanne2
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    by suzanne2 » Jun 13, 2018
    I'm going to look at them for a while, then set them in a ring. It will be stunning!
     
  8. MissyBeaucoup
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    by MissyBeaucoup » Jun 13, 2018
    Hugs to you, Little Red! May you be consoled. <3
     
  9. Deathspi
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    by Deathspi » Jun 14, 2018
    Great thread! @Acinom, I’m flattered you used one of my photos! =)2
    Everyone’s stones are so drool worthy!
    Here’s my contribution:
    5+ct sphere, that looks AWFUL in photos, but is a fireball IRL.
    My monster 35ct morganite. No idea how I’m going to set it!
    Blue-green bi-colour tourmaline
    5.28ct tanzanite (in my display pic)
    And a cushion tourm, which I plan on setting soon! :D
    These are just off the top of my head, and from pics I already have. I’ll change my mind tomorrow... :razz:
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  10. Deathspi
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    by Deathspi » Jun 14, 2018
    Those colours! Wow!!:love:
     
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    by elle_71125 » Jun 14, 2018
    Holy camoly! Those are gorgeous. I love, love, love the sphene! :mrgreen2::love:
    And that blue cushion tourmaline is beautiful. I can’t wait to see it set.
     
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  12. chatoyancy
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    by chatoyancy » Jun 14, 2018
    It will indeed!
     
  13. MrsKMB
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    by MrsKMB » Jun 14, 2018
    @Deathspi That morganite is insane! You should just get a little wagon and cart it around.:lol-2:
     
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    by Burmesedaze » Jun 15, 2018
    Hun, you are an awesome person and deserve to totally pamper yourself. Looking forward to see how they are set when you are ready :)
     
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  15. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Jun 15, 2018
    Wow!! Thank you for posting your lovelies here. As a huge blue/green fan I love the sphene, the bicolour tourmaline and your cushion tourmaline. Looking forward to see the cushion set.
     
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  16. Gemobsessed
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    by Gemobsessed » Jun 15, 2018
    Oh wow that bi colour! What a beauty ! Where did you get it ?
     
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    by Deathspi » Jun 15, 2018
    Thank you! I got it from Litnon a few years back. =)2
     
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  18. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Jun 15, 2018
    I just love how unique these are! Each one has something which makes it special. That morganite is fabulous. What a great size. I can see it as a wonderful pendant on a long chain. I also love the sphene .
     
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    by Gemobsessed » Jun 15, 2018
    It’s all kinds of perfect =)2
    Can’t wait to see your cushion Tourmaline set either
     
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  20. MollyMalone
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    by MollyMalone » Jun 15, 2018
    This is so much fun! Special thanks to @Acinom :wavey:-- you come up with such terrific ideas for threads!!
     
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  21. chatoyancy
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    by chatoyancy » Jun 15, 2018
    Those are all gorgeous! I’m trying to figure out what to do with my huge topaz. It’s hard to figure out what to do with big stones! I’m sure your morganite will look lovely once you set it. A pendant would work. I just set my spene in a pendant. Are you going to set yours? Yours looks beautiful. You are right, photos don’t do them justice. Please show us your tourmaline when you get it set.
     
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  22. chatoyancy
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    by chatoyancy » Jun 15, 2018
    Ok, just a complaint, but autocorrect needs to stop changing sphene to sphere!
     
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  23. Deathspi
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    by Deathspi » Jun 15, 2018
    Thank you! =)2 I had planned to have it as a pendant, but honestly it’s so deep I’m worried it would flip all the time since I’d essentially be wearing a ‘cube shape’ (if that makes sense!) Anyway, that’s very far down the line. Maybe I can steal some ideas from you when you set your topaz! :lol:
     
  24. chatoyancy
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    by chatoyancy » Jun 15, 2018
    I think yours will require a lot of gold in the setting. Mine is far down the line as well. No matter what I do, it will have to be custom and due to its size, a lot of gold will be used. I’m thinking it will be expensive. I fell in love with it though and stared at it online every day for a month.
     
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  25. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Jul 1, 2018
    Who has received... some hidden gems?
     
  26. Miki Moto
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    by Miki Moto » Jul 2, 2018

    I love the emerald!
     
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    by MissyBeaucoup » Jul 2, 2018
    Thank you, Miki Moto! I’m thinking about sending it to David Klass. I found it on Loupe Troop and the color really sang to me. The seller said it was from the Muzo mine. I don’t have any papers on it, but maybe I don’t need them if you love it too! :D
     
  28. Miki Moto
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    by Miki Moto » Jul 2, 2018
    I love the color. To me, your green comes to life and glows.

    Do you always get stones certified? I usually only get certs for certain stones, typically the more pricey ones. Since being on PS though, it seems a lot of people get stones certified? Hmmm.... maybe I should rethink my strategy!

    On your stone being Muzo, I am sure you know this already, but just in case... the cert will tell you it's from Colombia, but unless the stone is traceable to Muzo, AGL will not state that on their report. My emerald is also from Muzo (the dealer I purchased it from mostly does Muzo and a few Chivor). I asked AGL if they could put Muzo on the report, and that's when they told me they only do that for stones with traceable papers, or if I want to pay extra cost to have them investigate and trace, they can do that. I said no because I love my emerald and would keep it regardless. I completely trusted the dealer, and the only reason why I even got the stone certified was in case I wanted to purchase more stones from him as he a lot of bright green emeralds. wanted to be sure his stones were only minor enhancement as he he said. His stones were so pretty and I have never seen such a big batch of loose clear emeralds. I do plan to purchase a few more emeralds from him to match my current one (to make a parure), but I was not planning on going through the hassle to get those certified. But now, having wandered into this forum, hmmm... maybe I should certify more.

    I can't wait to see how you set that emerald! I hope I find your thread when you post it. There are so many wonderful threads in PS I could spend months in PS non-stop and never get through.

    I think I will hang out more on the Colored Gems forum... you ladies here have so many beautiful colorful stones and rings!
     
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  29. colorluvr
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    by colorluvr » Jul 3, 2018
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    Hi all - long time no talk to :)

    More than 5, but I don't own the oval blue sapphire anymore (off to it's new home).

    1. 3.5ct Concave cut - Merelani mint precision cut by Gene Flanigan (way prettier IRL and not washed out)
    2. 3.26ct Heat only yellow sapphire
    3. sold
    4. 3ct Mahenge spinel from Primagems
    5. 7.25ct Scissor cut blue zircon
    6. 4.38ct Apessartite garnet from Primagems
    7. 4.95ct greenish blue tourmaline
     
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