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icy_jade

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@mellowyellowgirl recalled your son liked loupes too?

Was trying to take some pics of my new spinel and tourmaline and my son wanted to join in... I’ve promised to get him another loupe.:P2

They are pretty bright stones but look dark once I try to take any close ups
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Him having fun with the loupe...
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And quick pics of my new garnet earrings and star sapphire bracelet too
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voce

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OMG @icy_jade your son is adorable, and the loose gems are absolutely delectable eye candy! Nice to see you moving on from your whites, blues and lavenders to embrace a wider palette of colors. :geek2:
 

qubitasaurus

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Ok so I went shopping today and bumped into a few PS-ers @qubitasaurus @YC (haha Singapore is that small lol!!) and saw quite a few lovely things and wanted to share. The imperial jadeites and dark purple was omg tdf. Holy grail type of items.

So for eye candy and whoever else who loves jadeite...

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Haha yes, SG is small. Also it is in part causal too =)2, as your and YC's photos got me to go there in the first place. So it isn't as much of a coincidence as it sounds. Lol, it makes up for the lack of surprise, by being double the fun :dance:. So no complaints!

I must have been myopic. I went in there for something in particular, and was sufficiently one track minded that I completely missed the jade (i spotted some bangles but litterally completely missed all the above pieces, despite spending some time looking through the cabinet). Haha, now I wish I could have stayed to see them, a they look super saturated.
 

Burmesedaze

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Purple is totally TDF!!! The right type of 红紫 rather than 蓝紫 I like!

Can't tell from the photos and colour accuracy but the greens are more 阳绿 than 帝王绿 (imperial) viewed on my phone. Personally prefer the sunny greens myself to imperial and much more affordable too. You've inspired me to wear my jadeite set out today!
 

icy_jade

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Haha yes, SG is small. Also it is in part causal too =)2, as your and YC's photos got me to go there in the first place. So it isn't as much of a coincidence as it sounds. Lol, it makes up for the lack of surprise, by being double the fun :dance:. So no complaints!

I must have been myopic. I went in there for something in particular, and was sufficiently one track minded that I completely missed the jade (i spotted some bangles but litterally completely missed all the above pieces, despite spending some time looking through the cabinet). Haha, now I wish I could have stayed to see them, a they look super saturated.
Not myopic at all. I stayed long enough to bump into a few suppliers including his jadeite supplier. He has some tdf stuff and these are just some of them that I asked to see.

It’s quite fun isn’t it? I always go and ask about gems and learn some new stuff. My idea of a relaxing afternoon hahahah
 

icy_jade

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Purple is totally TDF!!! The right type of 红紫 rather than 蓝紫 I like!

Can't tell from the photos and colour accuracy but the greens are more 阳绿 than 帝王绿 (imperial) viewed on my phone. Personally prefer the sunny greens myself to imperial and much more affordable too. You've inspired me to wear my jadeite set out today!
The purple is very tdf. Very tempting except I’m not that into purple now.

The greens do look brighter than what I thought imperial jadeite should be but when I asked that’s what they told me. Regardless it’s gorgeous. So bright that I actually tried to take a pic to show how bright and eye catching it looks from across the room but my pic is darker than irl so you imagine lah...

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Acinom

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Beautiful tourmalines! What are your plans?

That rubellite looks amazing! Aren’t you quite tempted?
 

icy_jade

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Beautiful tourmalines! What are your plans?

That rubellite looks amazing! Aren’t you quite tempted?
Thanks! Undecided on the pair. Maybe earrings or side stones? Not in a hurry to set as I have a few things I’m prioritizing.

I was interested in the rubellite... but then it has a window and looks meh in some lighting... so after some thinking I decided not to.
 

icy_jade

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Anyway on the tourmalines just to illustrate the kind of pics my jeweller sends to me...

This is the pair of tourmalines that I just got. First impression wasn’t positive.

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I mean, really unimpressive right?

I was playing with my new gems today and...

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No edit except for cropping.

I find it so hard to read his pics except it’s the opposite of IG/online sellers. His gems mostly look better irl. :lol-2:
 

icy_jade

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Ok so I’ve been dutifully setting all my loose gems and was quite happy with how few gems I had left unset but recently was naughty again...

Anyway was taking some pics of my new gems from precision gem and thought I’ll take pics of some of my current loose gems.

Tourmalines in the shade and sun...

Starting from the top, left to right:
- rubellite, purple tourmaline approx 6.5 ct
- pair of green neonish tourmalines
- not sure what color but I liked the shape and cut so I got it, mint tourmaline
- indicolite, green in opposed bar cut
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-spess, blue sapphire
- rhodolite garnet, YAG
- chrysoberyl, spinel
- pair of grape garnets

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So colourful right? ::)
 

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mellowyellowgirl

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haha you have been a busy girl!!!!!!

Did you find your dream blue???

Is that your dream blue?
 

icy_jade

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haha you have been a busy girl!!!!!!

Did you find your dream blue???

Is that your dream blue?
No not my dream blue. The sapphire was just a hopefully good bargain that I very impulsively got. I shall share more details if it checks out after testing at my local lab.
 

voce

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Ok so I’ve been dutifully setting all my loose gems and was quite happy with how few gems I had left unset but recently was naughty again...

Anyway was taking some pics of my new gems from precision gem and thought I’ll take pics of some of my current loose gems.

Tourmalines in the shade and sun...

Starting from the top, left to right:
- rubellite, purple tourmaline approx 6.5 ct
- pair of green neonish tourmalines
- not sure what color but I liked the shape and cut so I got it, mint tourmaline
- indicolite, green in opposed bar cut
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-spess, blue sapphire
- rhodolite garnet, YAG
- chrysoberyl, spinel
- pair of grape garnets

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So colourful right? ::)
Wow, that gem tray is getting full! You better set something to clear up some room in there for your dream blue! ;-)

I love the chrysoberyl heart. What does Thanos say, what are you still missing to be his apprentice? :lol:
 

icy_jade

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Wow, that gem tray is getting full! You better set something to clear up some room in there for your dream blue! ;-)

I love the chrysoberyl heart. What does Thanos say, what are you still missing to be his apprentice? :lol:
Thanos thinks that they all ain’t big enough lol ;)2
 

budmanbudman10

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It’s an unheated Madagascar sapphire, 2.93ct that I got from an online vendor for (imo) a very good price... just got the cert from my local lab today. Very happy.
Love your Mada sapphire! Would love to know which vendor you used - if you're comfortable sharing of course
 

icy_jade

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Love your Mada sapphire! Would love to know which vendor you used - if you're comfortable sharing of course
Sure. I got the sapphire from Yuka from Opal Galaxy. No lab cert was provided (but he did give a ‘in-house cert’) but he did guarantee the stones to be as stated and to provide a refund if they aren’t what was promised.
 

Justin Low

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Yeah... if it gets too much I’ll have to give myself a total ban... at least I still dare to do family shots for cs. For pearls I don’t even dare to... plus I’m not sure I have the space hahahah. Maybe need to use a king sized bed and a ladder.



Thank you!



Still thinking... yeah great thinker I am. :lol:

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Ok I have a long hair coloring session coming up so here’s a quick preview of what I did this morning. Not the best layout but was in a hurry before my (work) call started.

Most of my jadeite collection except the bangles.
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Hi @icy_jade ,
the white jade donut is jadeite?
Beautiful design settings :)
 

Stone Hunter

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Love your collection! Thanks for sharing it with us.
 

moneymeister

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Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures. You have a lovely collection. I love your jades.
 

icy_jade

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Love your collection! Thanks for sharing it with us.
Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures. You have a lovely collection. I love your jades.
Thank you both! Am missing a beautiful green cab ring and some bangles but feel like my collection of jadeite is pretty complete... and hopefully my daughter will love them next time too.
 
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