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  1. Gemobsessed
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    by Gemobsessed » Feb 23, 2018
    Hi everyone! I’m interested in buying Jedi spinels from namya or mansin and it would be fantastic to see what you all have !
     
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    by corundum_conundrum » Feb 23, 2018
    Sorry to be the ignoramus, but what are 'jedi' spinels? I assume they are pink in a way different from the sleepy, intense pinks of Mahenge?
     
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    by Gemobsessed » Feb 23, 2018
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    They are meant to be much more neon than mehenge spinels. Here’s one. I figured if anyone has them it has to be PSers!
     
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 23, 2018
    I know @SparkliesLuver has two little side stones from Namya. I know this because the jealousy is real! :lol-2:

    From what I understand. They are incredibly expensive. Every quote I've gotten has been insane. Like $10,000. :shock:
     
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  6. by SparkliesLuver » Feb 23, 2018
    hehehe I do indeed have two tiny little Namya babies, and I love them more than I can express. :) I'm always on the lookout for the material too, @Gemobsessed! As @elle_71125 said though, the material is crazy expensive. I got a quote several years ago for a .86ct piece that I should have sucked up and bought but didn't. It's still for sale and is now many, many, many times more expensive and way outside my budget.

    Let us know if/when you find anything!

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  7. Gemobsessed
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    by Gemobsessed » Feb 23, 2018
    These are lovely! What are the dimensions?

    Sorry I should have mentioned that the photo I have attached is mine. I bought it recently but haven’t received it yet. It’s 5.5 by 4.5. Gosh I hope it shines like yours !
     
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    by Gemobsessed » Feb 23, 2018

    Haha so funny Elle :D

    Definitely the jealousy is so real. I feel that every time to show a pic of your big blue on your gorgeous hands!
     
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    Oh this guy seems to have a monopoly. I asked him too, he hasn’t even replied. Started by saying they are too expensive.
     
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    by Gemobsessed » Feb 23, 2018
    You must set these with amazing diamonds! They deserve David Klass! So lovely
     
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 23, 2018
    Exactly how I feel. :love:
     
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    by leukolenos » Feb 23, 2018
    WOW! That is crazy!!! It’s like something from a fever dream, in the best possible way!
     
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  15. by SparkliesLuver » Feb 23, 2018
    Thank you! I haven't measured them but I know they total .25ct together. So, small. ha ;-) But they're the brightest stones I have!

    Oh, wooooow! That's insane. I cannot wait to see what you think when it arrives. When will it arrive?!
     
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  16. by SparkliesLuver » Feb 23, 2018
    haha Normally I try to let my CS take center stage, but I might try to set these as side stones someday with a unique antique diamond. We'll see! But yes, I'm sure they'll go to DK. :)
     
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    B04F97EC-527E-4D35-B930-18066F482C92.jpeg It will take some time, clubbing it with other orders but I am very excited! It’s 0.7 carat. One more pic.
     
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    by dkata » Feb 23, 2018
    I’ve never heard of this kind of spinel, but it’s beautiful and one of a kind!!! It also really reminds me of paraibas in pink! It glows from the inside!!

    @Gemobsessed is this your new holy grail?
     
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    by corundum_conundrum » Feb 23, 2018
    From the article:
    " Thus, we took to calling these glowing hot pink gems “Jedi” spinels, as they were untouched by the “dark side” ".

    To my eye, the jedi spinels have a fairly strong purple and orange secondary, giving them a neon look.
     
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    by pwsg07 » Feb 23, 2018
    What is the price per carat for the jedi spinel?
     
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    by chatoyancy » Feb 23, 2018
    I thought they were called Jedi spinel because they glowed liked light sabers. They are so intense, they don’t look real.
     
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    Ah no because I figured I will need many diamonds for this! So I’ll have to wait a while
     
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    Yeah!! Do check out the gia article! It’s an interesting one
     
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    by mw_thomas » Feb 23, 2018
    Here's mine, Dana from Mastercut Gems recut it for me. It went from 1.13 to 1.055 without loosing any size face up. It's hard to get an accurate picture of it, in real life it is a neon vibrant red with only a very slight amount of pink. After the recut it holds the colour in all lighting. I actually bought this off of loupe troop years ago for a very low price, and didn't think too much of it until I got it back from Dana.

    The first picture is mine, the second is one Rachelle sent me.
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    by Gemobsessed » Feb 23, 2018
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    Wow it’s gorgeous! 1 carat is fantastic. Your pic is very well taken. They are hard to photograph. It’s a masterpiece

    I got mine from Abraham Gomez on Facebook. I got lucky. I had given up. Yours is red but mine is more pink.

    Do you have any plans for setting? What are the dimensions?
     
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    by arkieb1 » Feb 23, 2018
    Jedi -meaning it glows like a lightsabre is a term given to neon spinels from Man Sin, Namya and Burma. I've actually had spinels from Vietnam that were way cheaper that were almost the same colour. And of course the top Mahenge can be very similar too in colour and is generally cleaner overall and found in larger sizes. Jedi spinels can be hot pink or neon red. Dealers use the term for any bright neon stones from certain areas these days.... Sparklie's hot pink pair are pretty rare and came from me and I have a few tiny ones and a heap of uncut stuff lying around that I will get around to doing "something" with one day....

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    by Gemobsessed » Feb 23, 2018

    Very beautiful! I have mehenge spinel too and will compare next to the Jedi when I receive it.

    I’m impossibly distracted by your blue Paraiba in your pic!!

    Do share your uncut rough if possible :)
     
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    by arkieb1 » Feb 23, 2018
    It's a dark rainy overcast day here so I can't get a neon photo of the stones but here are some Namya and Man Sin "Jedi" pink and red crystals by a window no lights on just natural lighting inside on a really dark dim day, they are the same colour as the stuff on my hand when they are in proper lighting so this is about as dull looking as they get.

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    by arkieb1 » Feb 23, 2018
    I have trays of tiny stones; Spinels 1.JPG

    And if you want really rare stuff that is neon blue trays of Vietnamese Cobalts;

    Cobalts inside under light bulb night 1.JPG Cobalt Spinels Sizes 1.JPG
     
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    by mellowyellowgirl » Feb 23, 2018
    Omg!!! @arkieb1 are pinks and reds your favourites or do you have tray of other colours too?
     

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