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LaurenThePartier

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Freke''s thread from a few weeks ago inspired me to take some pics of my whole collection . . . you can definitely tell the ebay stones from the cutter stones, but there are a few that are surprising!

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Huge citrine (4.2 ct.) with a window, and a lovely silver topaz (3.5 ct.).

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YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I expect a lot of pics!!!!!

(And I hope we inspire a lot more of these threads...)
 

LaurenThePartier

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Pink tourmaline, Spesses, a couple of spinels (purple and grey), and my tiny Tsav in the background.

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More spesses, spinel, and tourmaline. Better pic of the Tsav.

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Date: 3/15/2009 2:15:32 PM
Author: FrekeChild
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I expect a lot of pics!!!!!

(And I hope we inspire a lot more of these threads...)
Thank you so much for posting it! I seriously ran upstairs and laid all of my gemstones out on the windowsill after I saw your thread!
 

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That''s a huge collection. Any plans on setting them?
 

LaurenThePartier

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A couple of blue sapphires with bigger windows I bought at a gemshow before I knew what I was doing. Both are heated, and basically have super huge windows. They weren''t much money at all, though.

Pink tourmalines, also windowed, and my very first yellow sapphire purchase from AJSGems. Two white zircons.

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LaurenThePartier

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Date: 3/15/2009 2:18:24 PM
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That''s a huge collection. Any plans on setting them?
I''ll post a pic of the EC sapphire I plan on setting, as well as the Finewater Gems Asscher aqua. Most of my gemstones are much smaller, so I''m working on building a collection of fine, large gemstones now that I know what colours I like, and don''t like.
 

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My Asscher Aqua - I LOVE this stone . . . in the front is my purple spinel that matches the cut of the pink tourmaline I set a while back. I may set both of those soon.

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A couple of blue spinels . . . both Dan Stair, I believe.

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OH PURDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
 

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I just love this Asscher . . . not sure what to do with it yet since it''s so deep, but my original thought is to put it in something like the "Full of Surprises" WF setting . . .

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Date: 3/15/2009 2:22:29 PM
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OH PURDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
Thanks, CCN!!!!! I just love to see your post, since your av is so incredibly gorgeous!!!!
 

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OMG, these have to be my favorite threads EVER - the photos just look like the most gorgeous, amazing candy EVER. Lauren - I love your collection
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I love that asscher too! What are the specs on it?
 

LaurenThePartier

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I love the colour of this gently heated blue EC sapphire. I bought it from my local jeweler, who held it aside when it came and called me. It''s right at 1.2 ct. and I love the exagerrated clipped corners. There are also a pair of EC citrines in this pic and a peak of my SQ Emerald Morganite.

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LaurenThePartier

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Thank you, AmberGretchen!!!!


Date: 3/15/2009 2:25:09 PM
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I love that asscher too! What are the specs on it?
I''ll have to dig back through a thread to find the exact specs, but IIRC, it''s a 2.9 ct. 8x8mm asscher. It''s incredibly deep, too - like ~6mm, so I''ll probably have to go custom on it.
 

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Some cushions - Purple spinel, red-orange zircon, tourmaline, and a colourless zircon. A peek of the pink Dan Stair tourmaline back there, too.

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LaurenThePartier

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The cushion-ey line up . . .

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LaurenThePartier

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Ovals - that Tsav is only .61 ct. but it''s one of my fave loose stones.

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LaurenThePartier

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Rounds . . . and step cuts

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LaurenThePartier

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Just step cuts . . . ECs - blue geen topaz, morganite, 2 citrines, and 1 blue sapphire. Sq. Emerald Morganite and Asscher Aqua.

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Date: 3/15/2009 2:29:37 PM
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Love your collection!
Thanks, innerkitten!
 

LaurenThePartier

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I have a set of 5 super pale EC Aquas I originally wanted to make a 5 stone ring out of . . . not so sure anymore.

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Your collection is just stunning!!
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LaurenThePartier

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More cushions . . ..

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LaurenThePartier

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Aqua, Dan Stair Pink tourm, greyish purple spinel, sapphire, and tourm.

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Another view of my purple spinel, orange red zircon, and aqua.

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