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Mastercut gems rocktober sale!

strawrose

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Okay... I learned to not use USPS for my residence. It took them forever to find my package. :eek2:

Here is the rubellite tourmaline I ordered and a lovely green sapphire as a gift. :kiss2: Rachelle has been so lovely about the shipment problem that I feel bad.
 

CHRISTY-DANIELLE

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I'm on a ban, so I was "good" and deleted some things from my cart. .but I've wanted an electric swiss blue topaz for ages, so I bought a 7.9mm round. No pics to show though!
I really like the st maria aqua pear and a 4ct zircon cut pinky purple amethyst. But I'm resisting.
#banlife
 

distracts

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It’s that time of year again! :D I was up late last night when the sale started and jumped on their site to get the spessartite I had hope for that Rochelle had posted on IG. I also got a cushion lavender spinel. Did anyone else find things they had to have?
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ahahahha those were the two things I had in my cart that weren't in my cart when I went to check out!
 

2Neezers

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ahahahha those were the two things I had in my cart that weren't in my cart when I went to check out!
Oh no! If you want, you can have dibs if they don’t work out for me :)). I was going back and forth between the round and bigger oval spess, and a few different spinel for a while and thought I better check out before it’s too late and I get none! I hope a PS’er snagged the big oval spess and will share pics:D
 

distracts

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I got:

- the red-orange spinel since in the video it looked like a smaller match for the one I have in a ring and I'm hoping it'll be close and make a matching pendant


- blue zircon 6mm pair... for earrings, except after I checked out I couldn't remember whether my current zircon earrings are 5mm like I thought or if they're really 5.5 or 6...

- blue sapphire oval

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- two grayish spinels (popped in my cart to replace the two stones that had disappeared when I went to check out) - the squarish one looks pretty close to the spinel I'd previously had and then the other one bc I had mentally already been spending a certain amount and I tried to pick something that would get me back there, lol

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pwsg07

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You have all the best stones. The orange garnet looks delicious.

It’s that time of year again! :D I was up late last night when the sale started and jumped on their site to get the spessartite I had hope for that Rochelle had posted on IG. I also got a cushion lavender spinel. Did anyone else find things they had to have?
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2Neezers

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I got:

- the red-orange spinel since in the video it looked like a smaller match for the one I have in a ring and I'm hoping it'll be close and make a matching pendant


- blue zircon 6mm pair... for earrings, except after I checked out I couldn't remember whether my current zircon earrings are 5mm like I thought or if they're really 5.5 or 6...

- blue sapphire oval

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- two grayish spinels (popped in my cart to replace the two stones that had disappeared when I went to check out) - the squarish one looks pretty close to the spinel I'd previously had and then the other one bc I had mentally already been spending a certain amount and I tried to pick something that would get me back there, lol

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Gorgeous stones! I was looking at all of the ones your bought too and can’t wait to see what you think of the stones in person. Lucky you for getting the red-orange spinel! I was pleasantly surprised there were so many spinels to choose from this time.
 

2Neezers

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The first one is interesting! When I looked at their pictures, I wasn’t sure, but then I watched the linked video and saw that it is yellowish outside and changes to purplish inside. Color change gems are fascinating. I like the other two stones you linked too. The best way to find out what you like in colored stones is to see them in person and Mastercut Gems has a great return policy if you don’t like something your order.
 

cettesaphir

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The first one is interesting! When I looked at their pictures, I wasn’t sure, but then I watched the linked video and saw that it is yellowish outside and changes to purplish inside. Color change gems are fascinating. I like the other two stones you linked too. The best way to find out what you like in colored stones is to see them in person and Mastercut Gems has a great return policy if you don’t like something your order.
Call me crazy, but I actually do like the weird mauve-ish "indoor" color, as well as the color in the video! It looks as though if I want to return it, I'll have spent $30 on (round trip) shipping, which is a little steep for the price point I'm looking at. I'll have to sleep on it, especially since I'd have no idea where to start with setting! :think:
 

NKOTB

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I got these three, garnet, heliodore, the
There are a few more I’d like but I just can’t do it right now :(
I couldn’t find that heliodore! You must have been on in the first few minutes. Lucky! Please post more pics when you get it. How big is it?
 

Hivona

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The Heliodor is really bright!!! I have two others cut by a different vendor and they are lovely and bright as well but definitely have a brown modifier (which I don't mind in them). I will have to work on some photos later because I am about to head out on family time vacation! I am so excited! @distracts that orange spinel looks awesome! I was kind of bummed I missed that one! I hope it works out for you though and look forward to pictures of it!
 

Hivona

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It’s that time of year again! :D I was up late last night when the sale started and jumped on their site to get the spessartite I had hope for that Rochelle had posted on IG. I also got a cushion lavender spinel. Did anyone else find things they had to have?
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That garnet looks like a ball of fire! and I bet that spinel sparkles like mad!
 

2Neezers

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Call me crazy, but I actually do like the weird mauve-ish "indoor" color, as well as the color in the video! It looks as though if I want to return it, I'll have spent $30 on (round trip) shipping, which is a little steep for the price point I'm looking at. I'll have to sleep on it, especially since I'd have no idea where to start with setting! :think:
If you are still considering the stones, you could ask Rachelle will take a quick video of the three stones all together. I always find videos helpful, and seeing them that way might make your decision clearer and save you the hassle of a potential return.
 

2Neezers

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I got these three, garnet, heliodore, the
There are a few more I’d like but I just can’t do it right now :(
That heliodore is so gorgeously yellow. :love: Is it just me, or does the ghost aquamarine look a bit like a Paraiba?
 

distracts

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The rest in a few different lights... the darker gray spinel looks a lot better irl than it is photographing but everything else looks fairly accurate? I think that one suffers most because it’s incredibly sparkly but not the most exciting color, and the picture doesn’t show sparkles.

From top: yellow apatite, sapphire, and three spinels

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cettesaphir

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If you are still considering the stones, you could ask Rachelle will take a quick video of the three stones all together. I always find videos helpful, and seeing them that way might make your decision clearer and save you the hassle of a potential return.
Thanks for the tip! I was very reluctant to do this since they are relatively cheap stones. When I first sent them an email asking if they happened to have a video in indoor lighting of the sapphire (another rookie mistake, I'm sure! :shock:) Dana sent a lengthy email back saying he had already tried it but it was a waste of his time, they don't have the time to take a video of a sub-$2,000 stone, they are busy with so many other customers, etc. It was a little off-putting, while at the same time I totally understand that it's a big investment of their time for such a small purchase!

Anyway, I've been hemming and hawing and finally, on a whim, decided to purchase the sapphire! I have absolutely no idea what I'll do with it, but hopefully it's as pretty as the photos/video!
 

2Neezers

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Beautiful stones @distracts ! The red-orange spinel is gorgeous and such a close match to your ring.
My stones arrived today too :)). I love the spessartite, but am a little embarrassed to find out that I already have a spessartite from Barry B that’s very close in size, shape and color :oops:. I feel bad hoarding two similar stones..are you still interested in it?
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The spinel is very pretty and sparkly too, though it’s a bit lighter in color than I typically go for..
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2Neezers

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Thanks for the tip! I was very reluctant to do this since they are relatively cheap stones. When I first sent them an email asking if they happened to have a video in indoor lighting of the sapphire (another rookie mistake, I'm sure! :shock:) Dana sent a lengthy email back saying he had already tried it but it was a waste of his time, they don't have the time to take a video of a sub-$2,000 stone, they are busy with so many other customers, etc. It was a little off-putting, while at the same time I totally understand that it's a big investment of their time for such a small purchase!

Anyway, I've been hemming and hawing and finally, on a whim, decided to purchase the sapphire! I have absolutely no idea what I'll do with it, but hopefully it's as pretty as the photos/video!
Sorry my suggestion didn’t work out! I thought they were doing videos upon request at one point in time. It’s always nice to have that option, but I have heard of a couple of other sellers not doing it any longer as well.
It looks like a very cool stone! I do hope you love it :))
 

cettesaphir

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Sorry my suggestion didn’t work out! I thought they were doing videos upon request at one point in time. It’s always nice to have that option, but I have heard of a couple of other sellers not doing it any longer as well.
It looks like a very cool stone! I do hope you love it :))
No worries! I didn't formally ask for a comparison video, so maybe they would have done that. I still would have felt bad since I'm currently not in the market for one of the more exquisite/expensive gems! Anyhow, hopefully it's as cool in person as we both hope :cool2: I'll try and take some photos when it arrives!
 

2Neezers

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Here are a few photos I took with my husbands iPhone and they show what I am seeing in real life much more accurately than the previous photos from my iPhone. These were taken indoors at night, under artificial lighting. I have yet to see the stones in natural lighting.
With my set Barry B spess
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