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Cerulean

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Found a 1.22 friend for the 2.76. Now I seriously need to stop buying these!


Omgggg that is BEAUTIFUL- was that horoscope gems too?

I loooove that one! I actually like it as well as the pear. Hope this means you nabbed it?
 

lovedogs

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Laurainthesky

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T L

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A pink/lavender spinel like the ones on the first page, but I would call this cloudy or sleepy, rather than opalescent.

I’m a spinel junkie, so I have @Freke to thank for that because I never liked them until she made me see their true beauty. 4FB9D3ED-58A1-476B-BFA8-7C5DA3F69D1D.jpeg
 

T L

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I also have this weird violet tourmaline with a blue flash coming out of it at one point (upper right in photo). I’m not sure if that’s from a fracture splitting the light, or what????

Sorry for the blurry pic.

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Bron357

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There’s a saying “in for a penny, in for a pound” .
Hmmm, I may well be throwing good money after bad but I’m getting my “random” Etsy seller to set my opalescent sapphire into a diamond halo.
how will this end? :think:
 

OreoRosies86

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Thanks all! I’ve had this spinel since last summer and still haven’t given the go ahead on any settings... it’s a cool stone, I don’t want to mess it up :lol::errrr:
 

lovedogs

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Stone arrived today! Man these are sooo hard to get good pics of. I can't capture what I see IRL. it's both saturated and glowy/soft. Tried my best with pics but they just dont quite get it right. I'll try to take more in the next few days 20210303_122145.jpg 20210303_121936.jpg 20210303_122136.jpg 20210303_122211.jpg 20210303_122057.jpg

It's such a unique stone! I do love it, but wish I had been fast enough to grab one of the *slightly * more opalescent ones.
 

Cerulean

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Stone arrived today! Man these are sooo hard to get good pics of. I can't capture what I see IRL. it's both saturated and glowy/soft. Tried my best with pics but they just dont quite get it right. I'll try to take more in the next few days 20210303_122145.jpg 20210303_121936.jpg 20210303_122136.jpg 20210303_122211.jpg 20210303_122057.jpg

It's such a unique stone! I do love it, but wish I had been fast enough to grab one of the *slightly * more opalescent ones.

It’s really pretty - I love the color and it looks really saturated!
 

Cerulean

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Okay so definitely don’t want to hijack this thread @lovedogs but I just saw these to die for opalescent sapphires - the two light blue ones on the biggest and smaller ruby pin and how fun are the color combinations...this is more an opalescent gem appreciation post because I certainly don’t have 11k for hair pins laying around! :lol: But if I did...I would snag these!


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lovedogs

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Okay so definitely don’t want to hijack this thread @lovedogs but I just saw these to die for opalescent sapphires - the two light blue ones on the biggest and smaller ruby pin and how fun are the color combinations...this is more an opalescent gem appreciation post because I certainly don’t have 11k for hair pins laying around! :lol: But if I did...I would snag these!


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OMG I wish I could buy the 2 opalescent ones!!!!! Damn.
 

Cerulean

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OMG I wish I could buy the 2 opalescent ones!!!!! Damn.

Right??? I want to pluck them out...they are spectacular! I knew you might drool over them like I did.... :lol:

Can you imagine a toi et moi with them??? :kiss2:

Ugh now I am just whetting an appetite for something I will never indulge in...hahah
 

lovedogs

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Right??? I want to pluck them out...they are spectacular! I knew you might drool over them like I did.... :lol:

Can you imagine a toi et moi with them??? :kiss2:


Ugh now I am just whetting an appetite for something I will never indulge in...hahah

That's my plan with my opalescent gems! Plotting a toi et moi :)
 

OreoRosies86

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Stone arrived today! Man these are sooo hard to get good pics of. I can't capture what I see IRL. it's both saturated and glowy/soft. Tried my best with pics but they just dont quite get it right. I'll try to take more in the next few days 20210303_122145.jpg 20210303_121936.jpg 20210303_122136.jpg 20210303_122211.jpg 20210303_122057.jpg

It's such a unique stone! I do love it, but wish I had been fast enough to grab one of the *slightly * more opalescent ones.

I’m in love. If you EVER decide it’s not for you, shout out OreoRosie86 on louptroop and I will swoop in :lol:

It’s fabulous!
 

lovedogs

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:oops2:

Ooooooooooo of COURSE hence the "friend"!!!! I am so excited to see this....

:) I haven't decided about metals or overall design though I have a few ideas. I am going to wait until I have both stones and then try to figure out potential designs. Thinking that I might have either Daniel M or DK make it :)
 

lovedogs

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I’m in love. If you EVER decide it’s not for you, shout out OreoRosie86 on louptroop and I will swoop in :lol:

It’s fabulous!

awww, will do! Thanks! I am excited to take some daylight pics, because when I took the pictures yesterday it was dark/raining so no sunlight.
 
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