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My first colored stone purchase...

Discussion in 'Colored Stones' started by Mara, Mar 2, 2004.

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  1. Mara
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    by Mara » Mar 2, 2004
    from eBay no less! [​IMG] Was surfing around today looking for Greg's large tourm that I still have not found and came across these cuties...




    Gemstone: Natural Green Tourmaline


    Size: 6x3mm


    Shape: Marquis


    Weight: 1.21cts


    Origin: Africa




    So I figured for $12.50...I could take a chance! [​IMG] Won the auction....we'll see when they arrive!



    I can see them set into a flower shaped necklace with a small .15c ACA as the center of the flower. Hmm. [​IMG] Someday soon maybe. Until then I can just admire them. Hope they are lovely! [​IMG]



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  2. Uncle Marty
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    by Uncle Marty » Mar 2, 2004
    Hi Mara,
    I have been a supplier of genuine gemstones to the jewelry trade over 25 years.
    Please advise the color, size and shape of Tourmaline you would like to buy.
    Shop anywhere but check with me before you buy.

    Uncle Marty of course
     
  3. Nicrez
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    by Nicrez » Mar 3, 2004
    Mara: Very nice! How will you set them?! [​IMG][​IMG]




    Uncle Marty, I bought some stones from Creative Gem just recently and they arrived yesterday. What are some specs of the stone to know when buying in the future?
     
  4. MichelleCarmen
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    by MichelleCarmen » Mar 3, 2004
    Mara,

    Congratulations [​IMG] I've been buying loose colored stones on eBay for a while now and I can tell you, it's A BLAST and VERY addicting! They're all so cheap so this makes for an affordable hobby (much more so than diamonds [​IMG]).

    A flower necklace sounds fun! [​IMG]

    Michelle
     
  5. Mara
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    by Mara » Mar 11, 2004
    Got my package a few days back and they are tiny but sweet! Very sparkly and beautiful with color. I am definitely thinking of them in a flower shaped necklace with a small .15c ACA as the center or similar. Yummy! [​IMG] Greg was intrigued by them as well, probably because they were so cheap..which means less strain on his wallet. Hehee. [​IMG]
     
  6. innerkitten
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    by innerkitten » Mar 11, 2004
    They sound nice. I bought a pink spinel on Ebay once and was very satisfied with my purchase.
     
  7. Hest88
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    by Hest88 » Mar 11, 2004
    Oh, very pretty Mara! I love green gems.
     
  8. kpebbles
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    by kpebbles » Mar 24, 2004
    mara,
    those are some nice stones! who are you going to take your gems to to make your necklace? know any good jewelers in the bay area? just curious - i've been wanting to buy some loose stones online as well, but wouldn't know where to take it locally to get things done..
     
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