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Seaglow

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Is it an Alex?
Or a neon Paraiba?
How about a Pigeon's Blood Ruby,
If not a Kashmir Sapphire?
Perhaps, you're one who prefers the hot pink ones?
Is the Golconda Diamond your ultimate wish?
Or the fancy colored ones?
Maybe you'd like a Jedi Spinel?
Or a Tanzanite, perhaps?
How about a crystal Colombian Emerald?
Or the elusive Padparadscha?
Will you want what the orient covets,
Like an Imperial Jade?
Or a Golden Pearl?
Does the dramatic flashes of an opal dazzle you?
Or maybe the color of Tsavorite reminds you of spring?

Whatever it is, I'd like to know what your heart desires.
 

Snowdrop13

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My wish is quite dull compared with all your lovely ideas! An unheated, deep coloured, greeny sea blue aquamarine to put in a ring setting I already own.... I have looked all over but have never met the right one.....
 

dk168

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If I really have to choose just one stone, it has to be a Paraiba Tourmaline.

DK :))
 

Acinom

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Mmm, need to think about this. Probably my blue sapphire, but these are strong contenders:
- my Precision Gem blue-green Afghan tourmaline, cut by Gene
- one of my Paraiba tourmaline, sourced by Leon/Perry and Paraiba International
- my blue zircon, sourced by Chris Auletta

It has to be one of my super saturated stones.
 

austinj

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Ooh! Definitely a big untreated glowy emerald!! Or maybe a big blue diamond! Either way it's got to be big :)
 

LisaRN

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Mint green vanadium chrysoberyl. I finally obtained a neon chrysoberyl which was surprisingly hard to find. I returned a few described as neon but I wanted that radioactive anti-freeze color.
 

sydneyatl

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If I can only keep one of the stones that I currently have, it would be without a double the purple sapphire in my engagement ring.

If we're talking about one new stone that I can pick out...oh boy. Probably a hot pink spinel over everything else. A paraiba tourmaline wouldn't be far behind, though. And yes I concur with austinj... big :)
 

OTL

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No way. I need to have all. 8)
Or maybe a large radiant cut orange pink diamond.
 

derbygal

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A 4 to 5 carat tsavorite would be on the top of my list. But I'm very indecisive. I would also love a giant flame spinel or a humongous rose cut diamond.
 
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I think the one and only stone would have to be a teal tourmaline (or sapphire, if I were that lucky to find it in a corundum). Fun question! :)
 

Seaglow

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Thank you for the interesting replies! Very good choices!
 

chrono

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A coloured diamond but I cannot decide on the colour yet. Perhaps turquoise (light blue green)?
 

boerumbiddy

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An even bigger, redder ruby. The Carmen Lucia one at the Smithsonian would do fine.
 

Sungura

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What a fun thread Seaglow!

I thought this would be difficult for me, but it quickly clear that my decision would be a bright, vibrant violet tanzanite. I just melt when I see that color. It's like color therapy for me. I considered that maybe I should have selected a similarly colored sapphire, but seeing my very first tanzanite in 1989 (a violet one, not the bluer "D-block" ones) turned me on to colored stones and ulimately led me here to this forum :love:
 

Burmesedaze

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Jedi spinels for a pair of earrings, got to be huge enough!

Or a Kashmir sapphire for a ring with decent finger coverage.

Can't stop at one :D
 

elle_71125

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I would definitely be getting a huge and glowy paraiba tourmaline. :love: I've been in love with them for years and nothing has topped it, in my book.
 

kenny

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http://www.leibish.com/blue-diamonds/fancy-vivid-blue-cushion-26386
Leibish recently sold this Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ... but not to me. ;(

It's my ideal color and a rare hue of blue for a fully-natural diamond.
I'll take this in a 2 ct Octavia cut, tension set in Cobalt Chrome.

Of course I'd love a lager one, but I wouldn't wear anything over 2 ct.

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GLbluegreen

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Sungura, may I please ask what you mean by this ? (not the bluer "D-block" ones). I love tanzies too but I never heard this term before. :think:
 

lilmosun

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What I don't have: "Jedi" Spinel from Mogok or a true Kashmir sapphire. Small would be fine :angel:

If I could just keep one stone, it's one I can't wear -a large piece of jade that has been passed down. My mother had it made into a ring for my husband when we got married. He stopped wearing rings awhile ago and while I've been very tempted to have it reset so I can wear, I am saving it for my son when he gets married.

When I retire, I may sell off most of my pieces for one large OEC or ideal cut diamond that I would wear daily with some CS bands to mix/match. :o
 

Seaglow

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lilmosun|1481083985|4105320 said:
What I don't have: "Jedi" Spinel from Mogok or a true Kashmir sapphire. Small would be fine :angel:

If I could just keep one stone, it's one I can't wear -a large piece of jade that has been passed down. My mother had it made into a ring for my husband when we got married. He stopped wearing rings awhile ago and while I've been very tempted to have it reset so I can wear, I am saving it for my son when he gets married.

When I retire, I may sell off most of my pieces for one large OEC or ideal cut diamond that I would wear daily with some CS bands to mix/match. :o
Wow. Photo of the jade ring please!!!!!
 

arkieb1

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A well cut eye clean top red/pink "Jedi" spinel over 2 to 2.50 carats from Man Sin (I've only come across tiny pieces). A decent sized not too dark Burma sapphire.
 

bcavitt

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1 carat round brilliant cut (AGS 000) fancy intense pumpkin orange diamond. Doesn't have to be fancy vivid - I'm not greedy :D
 

kenny

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bcavitt|1481380814|4106096 said:
1 carat round brilliant cut (AGS 000) fancy intense pumpkin orange diamond. Doesn't have to be fancy vivid - I'm not greedy :D
Actually, when it comes to enjoying the uber rare treat of a fine FCD ALSO with top light performance I think Fancy Intense would be preferable to Fancy Vivid since Intense lets more light out.

I think a fully-natural Fancy Intense Orange diamond, with no hue modifiers, would cost a fortune. :errrr:
... and cutting it to AGS 000 would be sacrilege to the cutter, grinding away all that precious rough.

But hey, you're rich and it's your money. :bigsmile:
 

Stone Hunter

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I would pick a precision cut orange stone. I like the Spessartite color but if it's the only colored stone I can have I'd have to search for it in Sapphire or Diamond for durability.

Fun question!
 
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