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OreoRosies86

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It’s so beeeeeeaaaaautiful!
 

Begonia

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Yessss...your new stone was clearly the best pick of the new parcels. And YES PLEASE to that (white sapphire?) pear above. I really want to see hand shots - I don't think I've ever seen a stone like that on PS. I think the stone on the right is very pretty, and will end up looking similar to the stone I posted about (and therefore, substantially similar to what you just ordered). For variety's sake, I would go for the blueish one, and especially because that white-blue glow seems to be more rare than the pink. Naturally I have also been on the hunt for one in that shade as well, kicking myself for having missed one on insta a few months ago.
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Omg. I'm feeling faint.
 

Pinkmartini87

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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.

This is so lovely and unique!
 

lovedogs

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Is this considered opalescent sapphire or simply cloudy?

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IMHO this isn't opalescent because it doesn't have that combination of "milky" and the "opalescent" brightness. It's hard to explain, but this is a unique "cloudy" stone but not opalescent
 

lovedogs

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@OreoRosies86 is there a way to contact you now that LT is down (do you have diamond bistro)? I decided that though I love this stone, I'm not *in love* with it and want to hold out for something even more opalescent. Thanks!
 

OreoRosies86

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@OreoRosies86 is there a way to contact you now that LT is down (do you have diamond bistro)? I decided that though I love this stone, I'm not *in love* with it and want to hold out for something even more opalescent. Thanks!

I have DB! I’ll make a “contact me” post there!
 

OreoRosies86

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Edit: finally logged onto DB. It’s been a while! I posted a contact listing :)
 
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Laurainthesky

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This is what ebay had to offer for $32. It has interesting color and inclusions which were fun to look at with my new loupe. It has a rainbow inclusion which is what made it look opalescent in the vendor photos. I can't really decide what it is, but I like it for $32 lol. Any thoughts? 20210316_102022.jpg 20210315_213654.jpg
 

OreoRosies86

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This is what ebay had to offer for $32. It has interesting color and inclusions which were fun to look at with my new loupe. It has a rainbow inclusion which is what made it look opalescent in the vendor photos. I can't really decide what it is, but I like it for $32 lol. Any thoughts? 20210316_102022.jpg 20210315_213654.jpg

I think that’s a great find! A cheerful color and a cool inclusion for less than 50 bucks is a win in my book.
 

Bunnie

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Oh no, now I’m hooked too! I just bought a cheap returnable one off Ebay that looks opalescent in the vendor’s videos, to see how I like it in real life :bigsmile:
 

PinkAndBlueBling

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The stone I bought isn't what I hoped for. It's pretty, but I'm not in love. There were too many choices, which I suck at. I didn't know what I was looking for in a stone that's supposed to be imperfect. So, what did I do? I bought another one. :wall: It hasn't arrived yet. The first one was held-up at US Customs forever. They even opened it.

This is the first one, his photo:

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pokerface

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If you want to buy again from the same vendor, my pick is the one below.
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You can see in the video it is more saturated and more "opalescent" than the others. I will note that while the two pink stones I've seen in-hand from this vendor are pretty and fun, if you are really after opalescence, I would keep looking.

I recently bought a true opalescent sapphire from this vendor, and would recommend this stone:
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lovedogs

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If you want to buy again from the same vendor, my pick is the one below.
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You can see in the video it is more saturated and more "opalescent" than the others. I will note that while the two pink stones I've seen in-hand from this vendor are pretty and fun, if you are really after opalescence, I would keep looking.

I recently bought a true opalescent sapphire from this vendor, and would recommend this stone:
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I bought the pink 2.76 from horoscope and just sold it :( sorry!
 

Rfisher

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The stone I bought isn't what I hoped for. It's pretty, but I'm not in love. There were too many choices, which I suck at. I didn't know what I was looking for in a stone that's supposed to be imperfect. So, what did I do? I bought another one. :wall: It hasn't arrived yet. The first one was held-up at US Customs forever. They even opened it.

This is the first one, his photo:

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I’m sorry it didn’t come as expected. How is it different? Will you show pics?

I am still interested but still confused haha. Would either stone from this ring be opalescent?

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What stone are they saying this is?

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Finewater is describing his rose quartz as opalescent. I wonder if the material varies.
 

pokerface

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It seems to me that unless a stone is very opalescent, you can't necessarily tell from a photo. That being said, if a stone has a reasonable amount of opalescence, you can DEFINITELY tell from a video. I saw the above video on IG, and my response was, "Hmm." The stones are shown under very bright light. I'm sure they are pretty, and it's probably not a bad deal, but if you have to wonder if they're opalescent, they're not - they're sleepy.
 

pokerface

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Also, someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think part of the effect is caused by pink flashes, of perhaps even an underlying pink body color. The two stones in the ring show no pink.
 
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