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Burmesedaze

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Monghsu unheated rubies and greenish Mogok spinels. On the verge of getting the rubies until I saw cracks.

Got the Mogok sapphire cab instead.

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ChaiK

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Is it ok to buy heated sapphires? I like a blue one. Heated. Gia cert. states blue on gia cert. looks blue. The silky type. I asked here ok? Thank you.
 
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Burmesedaze

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Is it ok to buy heated sapphires? I like a blue one. Heated. Gia cert. states blue on gia cert. looks blue. The silky type. I asked here ok? Thank you.
It's ok to buy whatever you like since there's no Yes No to this. Personally I don't because I can access unheated ones (it's like rubies) and they are within pricepoints I'm ok with. Locally here there's still a higher demand for unheated ones, should I ever need/want to resell.

Many of the heated ones are priced very high too.

Silky depends on your tolerance. I'm not a fan of it and most mainstream buyers don't fancy that too. But many forum members like the glow.
 

ChaiK

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It's ok to buy whatever you like since there's no Yes No to this. Personally I don't because I can access unheated ones (it's like rubies) and they are within pricepoints I'm ok with. Locally here there's still a higher demand for unheated ones, should I ever need/want to resell.

Many of the heated ones are priced very high too.

Silky depends on your tolerance. I'm not a fan of it and most mainstream buyers don't fancy that too. But many forum members like the glow.
Thank you:kiss2:. This is the first heated one I am looking at. Giving this one a miss after all. It does not light up in dim light. Good to know and learn.
 
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voce

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Thank you:kiss2:. This is the first heated one I am looking at. Giving this one a miss after all. It does not light up in dim light. Good to know and learn.
As far as I know, no blue sapphires light up in dim light. That is a property only found in chromium rich gems that have some component of red. So you might find it in red, pink, or purple sapphires, sometimes pads, but never in a true blue. Blue sapphires derive their color from iron, which makes the effect from chromium. It would be a futile search, if that's what you look for in a blue sapphire.
 

ChaiK

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As far as I know, no blue sapphires light up in dim light. That is a property only found in chromium rich gems that have some component of red. So you might find it in red, pink, or purple sapphires, sometimes pads, but never in a true blue. Blue sapphires derive their color from iron, which makes the effect from chromium. It would be a futile search, if that's what you look for in a blue sapphire.
That's true. Thank you for your advice.
 

Burmesedaze

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My big landscape bought off wechat was set in a different factory, not the one that LS goes to. Wechat factory supposed to be better workmanship. Look at this. I'm waiting till early next week before I follow up on shoddy wo workmanship.

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ChaiK

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My big landscape bought off wechat was set in a different factory, not the one that LS goes to. Wechat factory supposed to be better workmanship. Look at this. I'm waiting till early next week before I follow up on shoddy wo workmanship.

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I have the same issue with my green pendant. One of them. Crooked.

The pendant costs 18 800RMB and I expect better quality.
 

Burmesedaze

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I have the same issue with my green pendant. One of them. Crooked.

The pendant costs 18 800RMB and I expect better quality.
YY replied saying that the craftsman followed the shape of the jadeite piece. Is your green pendant similarly crooked or uneven in contour to begin with? -_-
 

ChaiK

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YY replied saying that the craftsman followed the shape of the jadeite piece. Is your green pendant similarly crooked or uneven in contour to begin with? -_-
Nope. I am bringing it to my jeweller. I doubt YY will fix the issue.

Or maybe I will just wear it. Not obvious when worn. I am not happy but am also too fed up to fight it.
 

Burmesedaze

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Nope. I am bringing it to my jeweller. I doubt YY will fix the issue.

Or maybe I will just wear it. Not obvious when worn. I am not happy but am also too fed up to fight it.
Could you send me a couple of photos of yours from the side showing it's uneven, if you don't mind?

Why fed up?
 

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I think you do well to show so much self restraint, if I had access to that many beautiful stones Burmesedaze my bank balance would suffer... :lol::saint:
 
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