- Jan 14, 2004
Yingh,Date: 3/14/2009 12:41:20 AM
Last one - some fun with Playmobil!
What do you all think? I still haven't decided yet. It is very yummy and will make a stunning ring. Just not sure about the occasional dark tone.
Pretentious?? Mais Non! It''s good to see the scale! I really like the color of this stone--love the size and shape too.Date: 3/14/2009 12:35:31 AM
Some pretentious hand shots. Are you tired of seeing it?
Yes, me as well. I think this also shows vendors that they need to take more accurate pictures of their stones. A picture can be gorgeous, but if it doesn''t represent the said stone, what is the point of any pictures at all.Date: 3/14/2009 12:00:07 PM
It look like half of the tourmline is going extinct in certain lighting. I''ve seen many tourmalines do this and personally, I can''t handle this while others don''t mind this quality. This stone is a good size and not inexpensive. Take your time to play around and think rationally.
Ditto this! I do love the colour, though.Date: 3/14/2009 8:55:15 PM
I absolutely loved the vendor''s pictures but I must say that I do agree with you that it looks dark. It wasn''t an inexpensive purchase - I say get one that you absolutely love everything about even if it takes a while.
IMHO, I think the price per carat is too high for the color of the stone. I know Gary and the other cutters charge a premium for their cutting, but it's around $200/ct, right? In that case, I would return it. I also bought a spinel which I talked about in another thread. It looked great in fluorescent light and turned muddy grey in other light, so I returned it. I think for $200/ct, you should expect to find a tourmaline with an open c-axis that is bright and lively in all light sources.Date: 3/14/2009 9:05:46 PM
TL, since you are such an expert, can you please tell me if my expectation is too high - by wanting it to stay the lighter color?