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PreRaphaelite

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This popped up in my YouTube feed today so I clicked - and this appraiser’s advice surprised me, what are your thoughts?

 

PreRaphaelite

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Ring settings with a lot of emphasis on metal adornment usually contain mediocre stones?? Buttercup would disagree - do you?
 

LisaRN

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She appears to be confusing stone with saturation as mentioned by @EC8. At least she will make some people happy when they hear their dark, inky sapphire is very valuable.
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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She appears to be confusing stone with saturation as mentioned by @EC8. At least she will make some people happy when they hear their dark, inky sapphire is very valuable.
unfortunately i have a dark inky saphire :(2
sigh

ive desided to not watch because im still learning and i don't want, for want of a better expression- to put false positives in my head
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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Daisy your sapphire may well be quite valuable; I think the general idea is that the determination isn’t just made on depth of color.
its from ...






......... the mall

all my jewlery is pre me joining PS

i actually still love the shape and style
but it had to be made to measure because i have little sussage fingers

i don't remember the one in the display case being so dark
i should have said something at the time

it might look ok at night

sorry to go off topic
 

LisaRN

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unfortunately i have a dark inky saphire :(2
sigh

ive desided to not watch because im still learning and i don't want, for want of a better expression- to put false positives in my head
Hi Daisy. I was just making a point and all in all personal preference is what is the most valuable when choosing a gemstone. But in general, dark, inky sapphires should cost less than medium or medium dark, well saturated ones.
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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Hi Daisy. I was just making a point and all in all personal preference is what is the most valuable when choosing a gemstone. But in general, dark, inky sapphires should cost less than medium or medium dark, well saturated ones.
....because they arnt as pretty :(2
sigh
 

ItsMainelyYou

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Eh, this might be useful in discerning quality of more commonly found jewelry.
I'm not sure she means this to apply to heirloom quality jewelry.
 

1ofakind

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Never send anything away to be evaluated??? She can't be serious.

I would be very curious if some here would send her just pics of their rings and see just how she evaluates them.
 

stracci2000

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Ring settings with a lot of emphasis on metal adornment usually contain mediocre stones?? Buttercup would disagree - do you?
I think she is trying to be helpful, but in 3 minutes, you can only cover so much information.
She misspoke at 2:41. She meant to say marcasite, not malachite.
 

ItsMainelyYou

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ok maybe I'll watch :mrgreen2:
its from ...






......... the mall

all my jewlery is pre me joining PS

i actually still love the shape and style
but it had to be made to measure because i have little sussage fingers

i don't remember the one in the display case being so dark
i should have said something at the time

it might look ok at night

sorry to go off topic
Don't let what should be steal your joy for what you love that is.
Nu-uh, none of that darlin'.;))
 

kenny

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Listen to what our doctor said, "The darker the tone the better the stone".

Now you may not know this, but I'll let you in on a universal secret.
When something rhymes, it's super-duper true, and when you hear it on the Internets, it's the best!
Why that even better than, "AS SEEN ON TV!"

Write that down folks.
Tell your friends that you heard it right here from your lucky penny ... Kenny!
:dance:
 
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