shape
carat
color
clarity

Maybe Opalescent, Maybe Pad - Let's Find Out!

pokerface

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Sep 12, 2011
Messages
495
Here she is, advertised as an untreated 2.31ct sapphire from Vietnam. Highly included, but as we know over here in colored gems, color is king, and I think this color is beautiful! Pad or not, I couldn't really go wrong for the price, but I'm gonna bring it over to AGL and see what the experts say. Seller is spinelthuydung on IG, she also has a sister selling under the handle spinelthuydien1987. If you are still on the lookout for an opalescent gem, they seem to have a nice selection at very reasonable prices. Here's the link to the video: https://www.instagram.com/p/CRsfjbPBudw/?utm_medium=copy_link

D8D3907A-11E3-4AFB-BC06-DC7ECE259A6A.jpeg 82D8F6AF-C310-432F-8005-01023F9AF445.jpeg F28C108E-2FBF-4B4C-ABAA-15A325B6A0B6.jpeg 186872C3-FB27-44CF-82D3-3E0603248B15.jpeg D3FBCC0C-DDCA-4653-8D1A-695D548DC2F8.jpeg
 

pokerface

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Sep 12, 2011
Messages
495
Step 1: I called AGL, and apparently it's a new thing that in order to get a "pad" designation, they need to perform a color stability test (an extra $50) even if the gem is untreated. So first they will verbally assess if the stone might fit into the pad family, and I'll take it from there.
 

ringo865

Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Feb 14, 2014
Messages
2,690
Such a beautifully opalescent stone. The color is awesome too! Do you have plans for setting her?
 

LemonMoonLex

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Apr 13, 2018
Messages
1,856
Whatever it is, it sure is gorgeous!
In love with opalescent gems & am still on the lookout for my dream lilac-blue-violet opalescent sapphire!

Although you totally influenced me & I bought this ruby cabochon. It looks lovely and the seller describes it as no heat or treatment. Curious to see if that's true, I'm thinking of getting a lab report except the gemstone didn't cost much more than one.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSE1NDABv3n/?utm_medium=copy_link
 

pokerface

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Sep 12, 2011
Messages
495
Whatever it is, it sure is gorgeous!
In love with opalescent gems & am still on the lookout for my dream lilac-blue-violet opalescent sapphire!

Although you totally influenced me & I bought this ruby cabochon. It looks lovely and the seller describes it as no heat or treatment. Curious to see if that's true, I'm thinking of getting a lab report except the gemstone didn't cost much more than one.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSE1NDABv3n/?utm_medium=copy_link

Nice!! I love being a bad influence. :devil:
 

Cerulean

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Sep 13, 2019
Messages
3,076

LemonMoonLex

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Apr 13, 2018
Messages
1,856
A few more pics...

Sunlight

A9F21558-029F-460A-89E1-FFEFDECC74EE.jpeg

Showing lilac
AB402437-AD9D-4BD1-97CA-CDA20CBEB264.jpeg

Looks worse in a bezel? Weird...
C0591B1D-A667-47B9-ADA2-67516C342F43.jpeg

I still have my wonky sapphire out to DK, but this will be next on tap! I'm feeling pretty inspired by the asymmetrical floral halo on @fussykiki 's pink sapphire: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/blue-sapphire-and-pink-sapphire-rings.267963/

Love the combination of peachy-pink orange & lilac! So sunset-y!

Also quick question, did the seller ask that you pay using pp friends & family? & Also did you pay extra for shipping or was it included in the cost.
 

pokerface

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Sep 12, 2011
Messages
495
Love the combination of peachy-pink orange & lilac! So sunset-y!

Also quick question, did the seller ask that you pay using pp friends & family? & Also did you pay extra for shipping or was it included in the cost.

She did ask about pp friends & family but I refused. Not for a first transaction. I asked for the free local shipping but then she said that she had to send it Fedex because of Covid. I'm happy with the stone so I agreed to split the cost of Fedex, even though I hadn't agreed to pay for the service. It was still a good deal and it did arrive very quickly.
 

LemonMoonLex

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Apr 13, 2018
Messages
1,856
She did ask about pp friends & family but I refused. Not for a first transaction. I asked for the free local shipping but then she said that she had to send it Fedex because of Covid. I'm happy with the stone so I agreed to split the cost of Fedex, even though I hadn't agreed to pay for the service. It was still a good deal and it did arrive very quickly.

So did she add on the tax PayPal charged her to the overall cost or no?
Just curious because I can be too nice sometimes, but I also don't want to be walked over if it's not customary & pay extra than what others would have, if that makes sense!
 

pokerface

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Sep 12, 2011
Messages
495
So did she add on the tax PayPal charged her to the overall cost or no?
Just curious because I can be too nice sometimes, but I also don't want to be walked over if it's not customary & pay extra than what others would have, if that makes sense!

No, not to the overall price. I sent friends & family and paid the tax (I think $1) when I sent the extra money for the shipping (which was optional).
 

pokerface

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Sep 12, 2011
Messages
495
Yay for opalescents for just being what they are.
In a way(at least for me) this is way cooler than padparadscha.
I really do just love 'em.

I agree! I looove these colors and I really don't think I'd prefer pad to this, if this is not pad - which it's apparently not! =)2
 

maru8888777

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Jan 1, 2020
Messages
126
it's beautiful! Did you find her prices reasonable? I've been eyeing some of her spinels but I'm always shy to ask.
 

Rfisher

Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Oct 19, 2013
Messages
3,846
Pretty stone- I see it’s appeal!
I got a quick answer: it's a no! AGL said the stone also has lilac tones, so it's automatically excluded from a pad designation. I opted to not get the brief. Oh well! I am still very pleased with it.

Nosy question - do you live very near AGL and did a walk-in, or did they really do the lilac evaluation by a picture?
 

maru8888777

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Jan 1, 2020
Messages
126

fussykiki

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Jun 28, 2011
Messages
365

pokerface

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Sep 12, 2011
Messages
495
I am sure your stone will go very well with that setting. Can't wait to see!

Thanks! I was gonna check with you on borrowing elements of the design if I do go down that path. Appreciate it! Your sketch was really quite brilliant.
 
Be a part of the community It's free, join today!
    5 Jewelry Styling Tips For Your Date
    5 Jewelry Styling Tips For Your Date - 09/22
    5 Reasons To Design Your Own Custom Engagement Ring
    5 Reasons To Design Your Own Custom Engagement Ring - 09/20
    Avant-Garde: Fab or Fail?
    Avant-Garde: Fab or Fail? - 09/17

Holloway Cut Advisor



Top