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Need advice regarding Alexandrite ring I am purchasing

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by Ari, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. chrono
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    by chrono » Aug 22, 2019
    Given the lighting conditions in both pictures, I doubt those are the sunlight vs incandescent colours because both backgrounds are stark white. They've either been photoshopped or something because photography is a pain, hence I would want actual pics of those conditions AND lab verification of origin.
     
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  2. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Aug 22, 2019
    My experience with this seller is he/she gets irritated if you ask a question lol.

    I think they just what you to buy and then you do the leg work and return if not ok.
     
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    by Mrs_Strizzle » Aug 22, 2019
    I too have this seller saved with pieces being watched, but I get a bit of a red flag in my head due to them having over 200 Alexs and 85 padparadschas, most of which look like spessartite (meaning very orange with no pink in sight)...:roll:
     
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  4. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Aug 22, 2019
    Also a ton of emeralds.

    I had plenty of things saved and then I went and deleted them all about 6 months ago because the negative reviews tell the story for me.

    But then the other day I put a bunch of stuff back on my watch list.
     
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  5. Horsegirl76
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    by Horsegirl76 » Aug 22, 2019
    I also have looked at a lot of this seller’s items and my spidey senses always kick in. He has way too much of certain items for me to believe they are legitimate.
     
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  6. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Aug 22, 2019
    I looked earlier and he has 100% positive feedback, no negatives in the last 12 months.

    IIRC, 8+ months ago there were a few negatives (unless I’m confusing him with a different seller) and the reviews said the item was not what it was claimed to be.

    I can’t be 100% so take that FWIW.

    I would feel better about the seller if previous customers who also post here would confirm their purchases checked out.
     
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  7. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Aug 24, 2019
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    Swoon. $32k

    I love their IG. Makes me mad I’m not filthy rich though lol.

    Anyway, thought fellow alexandrite lovers would appreciate this one.
     
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  8. T L
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    by T L » Aug 24, 2019
    They have beautiful pieces, and I think their prices in some things are very fair.
     
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  9. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Aug 24, 2019
    Yes, they have outstanding pieces. Probably worth the premium.
     
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  11. whitewave
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  12. Ari
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    by Ari » Aug 24, 2019
    Received the ring IMG_9366 (3).JPG
     
  13. Ari
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    by Ari » Aug 24, 2019
    I thought I had cleaned it well yet still lots of hair in ring-
     
  14. T L
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    by T L » Aug 24, 2019
    I will post in “somebody’s got to buy this stone” so not to hijack thread.
     
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  15. Ari
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    by Ari » Aug 24, 2019
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  16. Ari
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    by Ari » Aug 24, 2019
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  17. T L
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    by T L » Aug 24, 2019
    Can you take some farther away shots???
     
  18. Ari
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    by Ari » Aug 24, 2019
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  19. Ari
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    Sorry! I cropped them to show only the stone-
     
  20. Ari
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    by Ari » Aug 24, 2019
    If I keep this Alexandrite will be resetting into a solitaire ring - either yellow gold or white gold - the diamonds are distracting although they are pretty diamonds
     
  21. Ari
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    by Ari » Aug 24, 2019
    I will take some more later- leaving this afternoon & will be out of town for several days.. will visit a gemologist & have him check the stone before sending it off to AGL (if I decide to keep it)
     
  22. Ari
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    by Ari » Aug 24, 2019
    Will try to send some I didn't crop before I leave

     
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  23. Ari
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  24. Ari
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    by Ari » Aug 24, 2019
    I took a few more photos yet am not portraying stone as it is- earlier photos are close but not showing the green or purple & red flashes that I see - it is a pretty stone- however it is darker than I thought it would be-the photos are lighter - I used my iphone- also I do see inclusions in the enlarged photographs-they are not as noticable when wearing yet I will likely pass on this one. I appreciate all your comments and advice!
     
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  25. Bron357
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    by Bron357 » Aug 24, 2019
    I think the Alex is lovely but as much as I love cluster settings that one isn’t nice. It’s too high and it feels as if they’ve skimped on the diamonds.
    I think it’s good value for the money but f you aren’t loving it, no point in keeping it.
     
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  26. Ari
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    by Ari » Aug 24, 2019
    I don’t like high clusters either- prefer low settings- I liked the Alex stone though and had I kept, planned to reset into a simple vintage ring- may just have the stone which started this quest made into a ring- It was a ring at one time yet someone made into a brooch. I will post a photo of it for you to see- I think the stone is a color change synthetic yet it is pretty.
     
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  27. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Aug 24, 2019
    Do you love this? How are you feeling about it?
     
  28. Ari
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    by Ari » Aug 24, 2019
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  29. Ari
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    by Ari » Aug 24, 2019
    I like the Alexandrite stone in the ring but not the ring- would've had it reset into a simple vintage/antique setting, yet was having second thoughts about it not being as pretty in a simple gold setting.. (stone is darker in person) may just have the brooch I posted above made back into a ring.. the stone in the brooch changes color- it is synthetic (or maybe only glass) but I love the color! It will be my consolation prize..
     
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