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Kandy Korn

VapidLapid

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Today this exceptional stone arrived in my mailbox. Kornerupine. It is pleochroic, this one shows green and blue. The color has the remarkable quality one might expect if a tsavorite and a vanadium chrysoberyl had a baby.

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VapidLapid

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please excuse the dust.

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ForteKitty

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Oooh, congrats on getting that cool gem from Gene!! it'd look pretty cool next to that purple spinel from Barry...
 

VapidLapid

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Thanks Forte, no idea yet what to do but this one had to be had.
These next pics are outside with iFone

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VapidLapid

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faegrace

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Beautiful stone, VP and a great description of this would-be love child. ;-)

Any setting ideas come to mind?
 

VapidLapid

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I should add the vendor photo which is very right on except that outside the thing explodes with brightness and color.
As for setting... Kornerupine is I think 6.5 hardness so right about par with amethyst. Kornerupine is quite rare and commonly a brown grey like some camouflage, but sometimes display these amazing greens and blues.
also anything over 1/2 carat cut is quite large. This one is .83 carat. Now if only they could change the name to something more pronounceable that rolls off the tongue, :idea: something like "Vapidite" sounds good to me.

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T L

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crasru|1307754561|2942982 said:
Very nice color!
Are they suited for jewelry?
I think this is the first kornerupine someone has purchased on PS in CS. I think they are a 6 or a 7 in hardness, so suitable for jewelry with care.

Very nice stone!
 

davi_el_mejor

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Long live Vapidite!

Gorgeous stone :D

Every time I saw kornerupine at the smithsonian i just kept telling my mom... OOOOOO I want one! I want one!
 

natsplat

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oo I was looking at this on his site only yesterday! It's just gorgeous: great to see those outdoor pictures - great greens. Congratulations! I can't wait to see what you do with it.
 

JewelFreak

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Your little love child is a beauty, VL. Cut too. What a neat find. Whatever you do with it, it's gonna be stunning!

P.S. Nice asters too! I have a huge bed of the same in my garden.

--- Laurie
 

Pandora II

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Very nice - they are extremely hard to find in that colour. Most are a grey - brown colour.
 

ooo~Shiney!

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Ahhh, I saw it and thought, Hmmmmm, I bet that would be something nice....
Then "Poof"! It was sold 8-)

I am glad you got it, so we can see more of it !!!!

More pics, please :love: :love: :love:
 

Deia

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It's very pretty! I have one I bought from Litnon long ago, think there are some pics somwhere, yours has a wonderful color! I hope you will enjoy, they are bright stones!
 

VapidLapid

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one more

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chrono

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What a fun, Fun, FUN stone with nice colours! Having it unset in the grass where it's almost the exact shade of the grass had my heart beating a mile a minute in fear though.
 
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