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brandy_z28

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for now...got one more on the way.


anyone care to take a guess at what it is?

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brandy_z28

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Date: 5/14/2009 3:06:15 PM
Author: diamondgirl5k
Is it a tanzanite?!?!?
No, but that''s a very good guess. Under the lights at home it looks like one!
 

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Date: 5/14/2009 3:27:38 PM
Author: Pandora II
In that case I''ll go with spinel...
you got it! I knew it wouldn''t be too hard.


DH thought it was an amethyst.


I''ll have to wait until later to post the exact specs but I got it from Barry and it''s from Tanzania. He says it has a lot of different looks with Tanzanite being one of them, so I can''t wait to take some more pictures! In direct lighting it''s gunmetal grey, exactly as I requested.
 

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The first shot shows alot of purple. The next few shots show the blue...I guess it's a Spinel cut by Barry.


ETA: post above wasn't in the thread when I read it. Spinels are just so so popular right now and it looked like a Barry cut to me. If only I was faster on these then my answer would be there before your confirmation.
 

brandy_z28

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Date: 5/14/2009 3:32:03 PM
Author: Stone Hunter
The first shot shows alot of purple. The next few shots show the blue...I guess it''s a Spinel cut by Barry.


ETA: post above wasn''t in the thread when I read it. Spinels are just so so popular right now and it looked like a Barry cut to me. If only I was faster on these then my answer would be there before your confirmation.
You are right too! Barry''s got to be BUSY! His cuts do tend to stand out.
 

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I recognized the cut right away as a Barry stone. I''ll go so far as to guess the origin is Tunduru, basically a Tanzanian blue spinel.
 

brandy_z28

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Chrono!
It is a Tundura Tanzania spinel. 1.38 cts 6.5mm

I am beyond impressed! Just WOW!
 

mochi

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Love that deep color!!
 

chrono

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Date: 5/14/2009 10:15:32 PM
Author: brandy_z28
Chrono!
It is a Tundura Tanzania spinel. 1.38 cts 6.5mm

I am beyond impressed! Just WOW!
It''s only because I have a very similar stone from Barry that I purchased many years ago.
It''s a lovely blue in some lighting and a little purplish in others. Extremely sparkly and the gray mask isn''t overly obvious either.
 

yingh

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WOW!


What a beauty! Again, WOW!!! Love the pictures with the flowers.
 

CharmyPoo

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I guessed right too. I am giving a pat on the back to myself. I am surprising myself that I can recognize stones now. I went from knowning nothing at all last year - thank you PS!
 

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OMG - gorgeous spinel!!! Those flower shots slayed me - especially the one on the pink flower (rose) -
- and, the tourmaline is beautiful too and you did a great job at capturing it in photos - I tried with mine earlier today and it was really difficult - yours is a beauty.
 
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