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arjunajane

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Hey all,

here are some pics of the 6.3mm blue green tourmaline I had Dan cut for my mum - it will be her 50th b'day gift and
Sally is currently making a lotus setting for it.
My mum is hugely into Buddhism and everything Yoga etc (she's a yoga teacher), hence the choice
of the lotus setting being made in Thailand. Also her "buddhist colour" is green, and she likes blue sapphs,
so the selection of a blue green tourm.

I must say I adore the colour of this gem, is a total winner - Thankyou Dan!
My only regret is he didn't have anymore to cut me one, lol


This is also one of Dan's "new photos" - so I'll let you guys decide if you think he colour/lighting is better. Personally
I couldn't be happier with this gem, and can't wait to give it to mum !


First, Dan's pic.


 

arjunajane

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And my pics..

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more..

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arjunajane

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Ok, gotta run..
will do more soon


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katebar

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Wow AJ you are a gem of a daughter lol.
She is a lucky mum to have such a caring daughter and i think the ring will be stunning
What''s the size?
 

arjunajane

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Hi Kate! Aw, thankyou thats very kind!
It''s rather small by PS standards, 6.3mm - however she doesn''t own or wear much jewellery, so I felt this
was really the appropriate size for her.

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arjunajane

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Ok, one more, lol..

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ma re

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Lovely! I''m a sucker for these blue-green pretties
 

arjunajane

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Hey thanks ma re, it seems I am too!

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arjunajane

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some more pics
It has perfect lil chunky arrows, I wish I could capture them better!

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arjunajane

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picture overload yet? lol..

mums tourm collage 2.jpg
 

arjunajane

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looking quite blue..


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arjunajane

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and more green..

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arjunajane

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ok, last one!
thanks for looking


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T L

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AJJ,
That''s a lovely tourmaline. Did Dan say where it came from in Africa? I assume it''s African by the looks of it, perhaps Namibian.

It also resembles his vendor photo so cudos to Dan for getting his pictures worked out!
 

icekid

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oooooooohhhhh that color is fabulous!! And nicely done to Dan on the photo- I agree it is much closer to the real life color.
 

Catmom

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Oh it''s beautiful. I LOVE the color! What a lucky mother you have.
 

mercoledi

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That is a really wonderful stone! What a great daughter you are to give that up!
 

arjunajane

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Thankyou ladies for your kind comments - it really is a lovely stone, and the cut sparkles almost like a diamond under
spotlights



TL, very good! A plus, yes its Namibian
I feel like this is quite special, as I''ve been told by both Barry and Dan
that they are no longer mining there anylonger?

I also agree that Dan''s photos are improved, I''m glad you guys think so too
 

innerkitten

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My favorite tourmaline color :) It''s beautiful! What color metal will it be set into?
 

mochi

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AJ, the color is beautiful! You do such a wonderful job in capturing the beauty of that stone. Lovely!!
 

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What a beautiful blue-green color! She is going to adore it. I like the idea of the lotus setting. How perfect and what a wonderful daughter you are!
 

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That is just stunning AJ!!!! What a lucky mom you have!!!

(If she doesn''t like it, send it to New Mexico. I''m sure I can find a good home for it!
)
 

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Date: 4/2/2009 9:36:04 AM
Author: arjunajane
Thankyou ladies for your kind comments - it really is a lovely stone, and the cut sparkles almost like a diamond under
spotlights



TL, very good! A plus, yes its Namibian
I feel like this is quite special, as I''ve been told by both Barry and Dan
that they are no longer mining there anylonger?

I also agree that Dan''s photos are improved, I''m glad you guys think so too
Whoo Hoo!! I love when I can id origin by site. Okay, bragging over. Nice stone!!
 

geckodani

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Can I go swimming in that stone please? Just beautiful!

And I agree - the pic is a lot more representative!!!
 

akmiss

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I love the color! Sounds as if your mom is pretty special too. I am sure she will enjoy it.
 

arjunajane

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Hello,
thankyou all for your lovely comments about the gem and my mum - I''m very
glad its gotten the PS tick of approval ..


IK, it will be going in the sterling silver lotus setting - unfortunately, I just lost my job on monday,
so I don''t have a gold budget at the moment
But she wears and loves Sterling, so I''m sure she''ll be
happy with it.

Thanks mochi! I had a heart-stopping moment while outside photographing it, and it jumped outta the
container and fell to the ground !
Very glad there is no damage, but next time I must find some
grass to stand on while doing photo shoots, lol !

Ha ha Freke - I''ll tell her if she doesn''t like it, there will be a bunch of PS''ers waiting to take it
off her hands - she''ll ask me what the heck I''m on about?!


Hi Gecko - yep, someone in another thread described it like the water at Hawaii - I''ve never been, but
I thought it was a neat description.


Thankyou also CCN, rainy, AG, TL and Akmiss.
 
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