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pwsg07

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I am looking for an untreated reddish pink/ pinkish red tourmaline that is around two to three carats. My budget is around $1500. I wish the stone is oval, round, square, or cushion. The clarity is eye clean and the tone is not too dark. I have a stone I was interested but it was sold couple days ago. Please let me know if any online dealers have such stone. Thank you.
 

pwsg07

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Thank you for telling me this stone. This one is sold. This is the one I am talking about. Can you please post a photo of your stone?
 

dk168

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I personally would go down the custom cutting route, as I had done in the past.

Below are pics of my Rubellite Tourmaline cut by Jeff White back in 2014, don't have the spec to hand except it is about 9mm in diameter, sorry!

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Try contacting him to see if he has similar roughs waiting to be cut.

DK :))
 

Acinom

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Gemfix.com has some stones available.

I bought my rubellite from them and am really happy with the stone. Mine is about 8 mm if I remember correctly.

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Falco

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Hi, I just had a look at the gemmart tourmaline you like and it allowed me to click through to paypal. Perhaps it is has become available again? Maybe they haven't updated their system yet, but just thought maybe you should check on it again. Good luck.
 

chroman

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Yvonne has had some nice rubellite pieces lately, but they're pears. Maybe shoot her an email and see if her sources might have something in the shape you're looking for?
 

pwsg07

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dk168 Is your stone untreated? Is the colour actually pure red like the stone in the first photo?

Acinom You give me the idea how the stone actually look like comparing to the gemfix's photo. It seems that the stone in their photo is
darker than the stone in reality.

Falco They just haven't updated the website.

Thanks.
 

DDOC

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**edited by moderator, trade members may not weigh in on purchases or recommend vendors or stones**
 

pwsg07

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Thanks for all your advice. I will look at time when I have time.
 

OTL

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pwsg07|1480267875|4102911 said:
Thank you for telling me this stone. This one is sold. This is the one I am talking about. Can you please post a photo of your stone?
Hi OP

This one is indeed available. I was the one bought it and have returned it
If you are interested, just double check with Jerry to confirm, I think it's available though.

Cheers
 

dk168

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I checked my e-mails with Jeff, and there was no mention of any treatment.

It is not pure red as there is a bit of blue in it, leaning towards raspberry.

DK :))
 

pwsg07

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Hi OTL,

Thank you for letting me know the tourmaline is returned. May I know why you return the stone?
 

OTL

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pwsg07 said:
Hi OTL,

Thank you for letting me know the tourmaline is returned. May I know why you return the stone?
The rubelite has very nice color, but it has a bow tie that I didn't see in Jerry's photo. Plus I already own a very nice rubelite, and this one just didn't beat it.
Anyway, I am getting really picky about stones now, it's not the stone's fault...
 

pwsg07

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Thank you, kellyfish. However, this stone doesn't have the colour I am looking for.
 

chrono

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I generally assume all pink and red tourmalines to be heated since this is a very common treatment.
 
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