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Burmesedaze

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oh, please can somebody tell me where to find these moonstones from Mogok?

How breathtakingly beautiful!

Thank you.
Thank you. I'm currently based in Yangon so semi precious stones like these are easier and cheaper to source. Although the big golden ones are long mined out :)
 

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But now that we deal directly with the Mogok cutter that buys rough and cuts moonstones himself, I can always wait for another pair to set in YG.

They are still pretty pricey for moonstones although we go direct to the cutter. But not a shabby price for dwindling supplies methinks.
Both color metals are lovely for different reasons and work with different moon stones. The yellow gold earrings are gorgeous! It gives them a bit more punch.....whereas the white metal is ethereal. As will be your new rings! The prices don’t surprise me at all. I bought my moonstone bracelet about 8 years ago...it cost me plenty and I’m sure it’s just gone way up, and the very finest qualities are extremely hard to find. It’s too bad because I’ve long wanted a moonstone ring. It might be a good long wait, involving major luck until I’m able to find one that I can afford, with equal quality as to make a set with the bracelet.
 

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Love your proposed earring projects, @Burmesedaze! You don't see moonstones of that quality much here in the States, at least not for a decent price.
Thank you! These are not the bluest but they have a full sheen from whichever top angle :)

I just took a look at the existing moonstones on Barry's ACS site and the Mogok ones work out about the same or slightly more than his Sri Lankan ones. Except I can't tell if their colour and adularescence is the same, from the photos.
 

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-sits an waits patiently for photos of completed product-
That will take a bit of time :) I have to conceptualize the design first and find the right sized light blue sapphire melee and a sprinkle of diamond dust.

That said, I should be collecting a few new set pieces this Sunday night!
 

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Haha drat!....Ah well I'll take any pictures of shinies I can get!

Although...I'm thinking of another trip to China either in October/November-ish or early next year for either Chinese New Year or my grandfather's birthday. I wonder if I could take off enough days that it would make sense for me to run over to Yangon...hmmmmm
 

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Haha drat!....Ah well I'll take any pictures of shinies I can get!

Although...I'm thinking of another trip to China either in October/November-ish or early next year for either Chinese New Year or my grandfather's birthday. I wonder if I could take off enough days that it would make sense for me to run over to Yangon...hmmmmm
November would be better as the monsoon season is right now till Oct! Lmk if you do :)
 

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Added this 1.1ct Mogok ruby to my collection today :)

It's red with purplish tinge (not as purple as in photos), very crystal and faces up a decent size. No heat and no treatment. Memo says 3 sets of rutiles and swirl marks though they aren't that obvious top down.

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We saw this 3.54ct purple colour change star sapphire and 5.55ct light blue star sapphire today from another shop. Sharp stars!

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Oh I love them! Both are gorgeous. That purple one would be on my buy list immediately! It is SO dreamy, like a twilight moment.
 
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Oh I love them! Both are gorgeous. That purple one would be on my buy list immediately! It is SO dreamy, like a twilight moment.
I went with a friend so I will let her have first dibs. She might get both actually. We are trying to get the price down!
 

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I went with a friend so I will let her have first dibs. She might get both actually. We are trying to get the price down!
Will you be buying the little purple one if she doesn’t? Do you have a preference of the two? Iam curious about the price ranges for those 2 stars there... I wonder if they are more affordable than they would be elsewhere.
 

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Will you be buying the little purple one if she doesn’t? Do you have a preference of the two? Iam curious about the price ranges for those 2 stars there.
Yes I think I would if she doesn't. The blue is cheaper by $50 currently. Both are below $1000, but not by much :) USD$
 

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i rarely see dark purple stars anywhere. One or two through a Sri Lankan seller, but more translucent, lighter tones, and more expensive. That one has a beautiful magic to me.
 

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That’s a good price range when compared with here.
I thought so too, even compared with the regional gem fair prices. I've also asked my jeweller to check with the Mogok trader if he has something comparable or better at that price point ;-)
 

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Here are the diamond jackets the HK chappies currently have. I've asked them to bring a couple to Yangon when they come. Perfect for CS earrings and I love to mix and match. I already have a number of them from the tray :)

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Added this 1.1ct Mogok ruby to my collection today :)

It's red with purplish tinge (not as purple as in photos), very crystal and faces up a decent size. No heat and no treatment. Memo says 3 sets of rutiles and swirl marks though they aren't that obvious top down.

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Very clear and clean! That’s a pretty color too.
 

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Here are the diamond jackets the HK chappies currently have. I've asked them to bring a couple to Yangon when they come. Perfect for CS earrings and I love to mix and match. I already have a number of them from the tray :)

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I love jackets! Do they go to Singapore? Do you mind sharing their contact? I’ll love to get a few for my pearl studs and hopefully some new CS collection too...
 

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I love jackets! Do they go to Singapore? Do you mind sharing their contact? I’ll love to get a few for my pearl studs and hopefully some new CS collection too...
Let me check with them on whether they have stock in Singapore :)
 

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Very clear and clean! That’s a pretty color too.
I wish there was some way to capture the colours better! You are right. It's clear as rubies can go and pretty clean, though I can see the rutiles under scrutiny. It's like molten red wine with currant tones in natural daylight!
 
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