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Got these 2 1.13ct and 1.31ct tiny pinkish purple untreated African star sapphires off eBay. Pretty gemmy and sharp stars.

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Beautiful color! Wow! Could you mind letting me know what the mm size is for these?
 

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Sure. 1.13 is $35 5.32x4.4x4.18mm.

1.31 is $42 6.15x4.67x4.13mm.

Both are from Nigeria.

Thank You! I know CSs can be smaller per ct than a diamond, its lovely to get some real life perspective of this! I always assumer abouy 30 to 40% smaller face up but it seems. Closer to 25%?
 

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Thank You! I know CSs can be smaller per ct than a diamond, its lovely to get some real life perspective of this! I always assumer abouy 30 to 40% smaller face up but it seems. Closer to 25%?
It really depends? For cabs they can be pretty flat too and face up larger. Same goes for faceted stones, though however flat they are (unless it's like a pancake), they'll still face up smaller than diamonds.
 

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It really depends? For cabs they can be pretty flat too and face up larger. Same goes for faceted stones, though however flat they are (unless it's like a pancake), they'll still face up smaller than diamonds.
Is there a thickness that would make a piece no longer a good stone? More specifically in terms of structurally and light return. I think my current the wants are all faceted stones for now. And outside of obvious windowing and potential chipping in thin girdles I'm not sure what else to look at.
 

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Is there a thickness that would make a piece no longer a good stone? More specifically in terms of structurally and light return. I think my current the wants are all faceted stones for now. And outside of obvious windowing and potential chipping in thin girdles I'm not sure what else to look at.
Drastically off centred culets are also something to look out for if that bothers you. If a stone is dark like certain garnets and even sapphires, a flatter cut for more face up size is actually ok to me as your can't really see to the culet, if that makes sense?
 

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Oooh my they are fabulous hun! Amazing size and that colour goes with a lot!!!

Why do they plate them? Isn't it easier to mix up some RG?
 

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Those turned out to be so lovely! I really admire how longer earrings look on you. Colors are subtle and yet full.
 

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They look very pretty. I love the delicate hue and the vintage-y yet geometric look. A nice balance!
 

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Thank you, ladies. You are all too kind :). I like the simplicity and raw feel to the earrings where the light coloured spinels take centrestage. No need for other bling like diamonds, much as I love my melees and halos!

I also had my jade bracelet in sterling silver plated rose gold, as it was getting tarnished. OMG it turned out better than I'd expected and other than breathing new life into an old piece, it looks classier and pricier now.

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That turned out really well. It does look different! I love the way yellow and rose gold look on you. The warmth of the metal has such softness. I know what you’re saying about melees and halos...It’s interesting, much as I love sparkle, most of my favorite pieces of jewelry have no diamond melees and the center stones stand on their own. I think it’s because of purity and classism of the look. Of course, one needs the right stones in the first place for this look to be done well! The spinels really worked!
 

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That turned out really well. It does look different! I love the way yellow and rose gold look on you. The warmth of the metal has such softness. I know what you’re saying about melees and halos...It’s interesting, much as I love sparkle, most of my favorite pieces of jewelry have no diamond melees and the center stones stand on their own. I think it’s because of purity and classism of the look. Of course, one needs the right stones in the first place for this look to be done well! The spinels really worked!
Thanks Bluegemz, I find that rose gold picks up pink skin tones really well and downplays the sallow yellow.

If I could afford larger precious stones, I'd do with less bling :D

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Getting this pair if Mogok star sapphires that are slightly differing in shape but since they'd be made into a pair of earrings, not too bad. 7.15 tcw. Vendor photos. They are still in Mogok pending delivery.

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Love them! How gorgeous! Will make a fantastic pair of earrings!
 

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:wavey:Gorgeous pieces in this thread!!! Very colourful and classy.
Love what you did with your bracelet. Tres chique
 

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What a lovely tourmaline, and the jade leaves are wonderful! :)
I can't quite catch the right colour of the tourmaline which shows more pink and does shift slightly under certain lights, but it's a decent buy for the size! Courtesy of Ebay. Will get it tested at a local Yangon lab soon just to be sure.
 

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I can't quite catch the right colour of the tourmaline which shows more pink and does shift slightly under certain lights, but it's a decent buy for the size! Courtesy of Ebay. Will get it tested at a local Yangon lab soon just to be sure.
I know how hard it can be to capture gem colors in posts. I can imagine what you describe about it though. I really love the size and the presence of the stone. I’m hoping it checks out to be as described! Love your new lavender sapphire!
 
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