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Linda W

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Hey Lady: Have you decided how to set your gorgeous Pad???

Just wondering if you were going to go with James Meyer???



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Date: 4/8/2009 1:29:54 PM
Author:Linda W
Hey Lady: Have you decided how to set your gorgeous Pad???

Just wondering if you were going to go with James Meyer???



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It''s still sitting in its box Linda. I got the cert not long ago, and just haven''t made a final decision yet. I guess I am not in a huge hurry since our company did not give out raises or bonuses this year!

I pulled it out last night to look at it for the first time in a few weeks. It sure is a purdy stone.

I''ll be honest though, I am not sure at this point that JM setting I am thinking about is the right one for the stone.
 

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Anyway, think that pads are going to be more visible around here, or that people won''t touch them? I noticed that Chrono and TL said on another thread that they won''t touch pads with a 10 foot pole! And I can''t say I blame them!!

It''s kind of a scary stone, to be sure.
 

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I thought I saw somewhere that you were thinking about sending it back since it''s an oval? Yes, no? Maybe?
 

Linda W

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TG: What post was that? Not sure what you mean that people won''t touch them.

No one I know has one but me, nor do they know what a pad is. It is still my favorite stone though and just mesmerizes me. I know, I know, I am a freak. HA.
 

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Oh about the JM setting: If you thought about a bezel, I wouldn''t do it either. A pad needs to be "open" to have all the light "hitting" it. That is when the beauty of the stone really shows up.

If you did want a bezel, maybe just a thin one on top, but he could leave the bottom part open, so the light could still reach it.

I am sorry you didn''t get your bonus, that is very disappointing.
 

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Nope Freke, Richard told me I''d be making a mistake, and he was right. I actually really like the oval shape now. I definitely kept the stone.

Linda, it''s a current thread. I think it''s Chrono''s tsav thread. I just meant that some of our savvier PS colored stone collectors won''t go anywhere near buying one because there is so much funny business when it comes to pads.

We should really start a general pad question thread. Especially with my and Lauren''s recent adventures in padland.
 

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Oh I know what thread you mean, about the BE treated pads. Yes that is a scary thing when buying one.

I am glad you love your pad now. They are such beautiful stones.

I hope you find a beautiful setting for it, that you love.
 

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Date: 4/8/2009 2:05:10 PM
Author: Linda W
Oh I know what thread you mean, about the BE treated pads. Yes that is a scary thing when buying one.

I am glad you love your pad now. They are such beautiful stones.

I hope you find a beautiful setting for it, that you love.
Yes, and as we are finding out, JEWELERS CAN''T TELL.
 

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Good. I''m glad you''re keeping it. I think its a stunning stone...
 

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Date: 4/8/2009 2:12:56 PM
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Good. I'm glad you're keeping it. I think its a stunning stone...
It ain't bad. Plus with how rare an unheated decent pad is, I'm figuring I can sell it if I don't want it. LOL.

ETA, I'm kidding btw...not selling it.
 

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Lol. I was gonna say...
 

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Date: 4/8/2009 2:14:36 PM
Author: TravelingGal
Date: 4/8/2009 2:12:56 PM

Author: FrekeChild

Good. I''m glad you''re keeping it. I think its a stunning stone...
It ain''t bad. Plus with how rare an unheated decent pad is, I''m figuring I can sell it if I don''t want it. LOL.


ETA, I''m kidding btw...not selling it.

Well, I hope you are kidding ha. UH... if not... uh... let me know ok???
 

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Date: 4/8/2009 2:16:30 PM
Author: Linda W

Date: 4/8/2009 2:14:36 PM
Author: TravelingGal

Date: 4/8/2009 2:12:56 PM

Author: FrekeChild

Good. I''m glad you''re keeping it. I think its a stunning stone...
It ain''t bad. Plus with how rare an unheated decent pad is, I''m figuring I can sell it if I don''t want it. LOL.


ETA, I''m kidding btw...not selling it.

Well, I hope you are kidding ha. UH... if not... uh... let me know ok???
Haha Freke, Linda. Well, I know pads aren''t for everyone. The beauty to me seems partly in its rarity. It''s not like a pastel pinkish orange stone is going to wow anyone if they see it on my hand. At least I don''t think so. Although I imagine your ring gets lots of compliments Linda, so maybe I''m wrong on these stones. My eyes are much more drawn to the bolder stones.

I got a good price on this stone, no doubt about it. It was part of the reason I kept it. Honestly, I was surprised Richard didn''t eagerly take it back when I said I wanted to return it because I know he would have been able to sell it at a reasonable price, yet make more money for himself. The more I learn about these stones, the more grateful I am that he urged me to look at the stone again. By the time I had called him to tell him I was going to return it, it was back in a box, all sealed and taped up. I had to rip open all the packaging again to look at it.
 

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I am so glad you kept it. You will be surprised how your friends will notice it and will ask what stone it is. They will most likely say, that they thought only sapphires came in blue ha ha ha.

People notice my rings all the time and I love explaining to them what it is.


I never really considered the rarity of the stone, although that is partly it, it is just the color. I get lost in it. I know, call me a freak again. HA.
 

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Date: 4/8/2009 2:25:24 PM
Author: Linda W
I am so glad you kept it. You will be surprised how your friends will notice it and will ask what stone it is. They will most likely say, that they thought only sapphires came in blue ha ha ha.

People notice my rings all the time and I love explaining to them what it is.


I never really considered the rarity of the stone, although that is partly it, it is just the color. I get lost in it. I know, call me a freak again. HA.
Nah, there''s already one Freke on this thread.

Odds, pads (at least mine) look really nice with a variety of clothing colors. Black, brown, blue, navy, orange, green..all good!
 

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Yeah Linda! I''m the only freke/freak around these parts!
 

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Date: 4/8/2009 2:27:45 PM
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Date: 4/8/2009 2:25:24 PM

Author: Linda W

I am so glad you kept it. You will be surprised how your friends will notice it and will ask what stone it is. They will most likely say, that they thought only sapphires came in blue ha ha ha.


People notice my rings all the time and I love explaining to them what it is.



I never really considered the rarity of the stone, although that is partly it, it is just the color. I get lost in it. I know, call me a freak again. HA.
Nah, there''s already one Freke on this thread.


Odds, pads (at least mine) look really nice with a variety of clothing colors. Black, brown, blue, navy, orange, green..all good!

YES they do. In December, we met our group of friends in San Francisco for dinner and I had a black turtleneck sweater on and I wore my pad pendant. The lighting was hitting it just right and it sparkled like crazy. My girlfriends were going crazy over it. My two rings too. I only wear my pad rings, when we go out. Otherwise, I wear my regular wedding ring.

Just wait and see, you will get TONS of questions and complements when you wear yours. You will be a proud pad wearer.
 

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I love the pad color :) I still stare at my little one all the time, love the delicate but sparkly blush. I'm actually not big on bold colors, I actually prefer softer and delicate looking stones, so I guess it makes sense.

I'm excited to see what setting gets chosen too :) My little lotus setting is done, just waiting for Sally to finish the froggie, and they'll both be getting shipped to me, hopefully I'll have them by end of this month.
 

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Date: 4/8/2009 2:32:24 PM
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I love the pad color :) I still stare at my little one all the time, love the delicate but sparkly blush. I''m actually not big on bold colors, I actually prefer softer and delicate looking stones, so I guess it makes sense.


I''m excited to see what setting gets chosen too :) My little lotus setting is down, just waiting for Sally to finish the froggie, and they''ll both be getting shipped to me, hopefully I''ll have them by end of this month.

Me too!!! Can stare at them all day huh?
I can''t wait to see your Lotus setting. It is going to be gorgeous
The froggie one will be so adorable.
 

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Date: 4/8/2009 2:03:16 PM
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Nope Freke, Richard told me I''d be making a mistake, and he was right. I actually really like the oval shape now. I definitely kept the stone.

Linda, it''s a current thread. I think it''s Chrono''s tsav thread. I just meant that some of our savvier PS colored stone collectors won''t go anywhere near buying one because there is so much funny business when it comes to pads.

We should really start a general pad question thread. Especially with my and Lauren''s recent adventures in padland.
Are you talking about me?
I enjoy reading the forecaster and though you ladies will like this article about padparadschas:
http://www.preciousgemstones.com/gfspring05.html#2
 

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Date: 4/8/2009 7:22:09 PM
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Date: 4/8/2009 2:03:16 PM
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Nope Freke, Richard told me I''d be making a mistake, and he was right. I actually really like the oval shape now. I definitely kept the stone.

Linda, it''s a current thread. I think it''s Chrono''s tsav thread. I just meant that some of our savvier PS colored stone collectors won''t go anywhere near buying one because there is so much funny business when it comes to pads.

We should really start a general pad question thread. Especially with my and Lauren''s recent adventures in padland.
Are you talking about me?
I enjoy reading the forecaster and though you ladies will like this article about padparadschas:
http://www.preciousgemstones.com/gfspring05.html#2
Great article, and one I hadn''t seen before (I thought I found them all!) I also like the pad in the AGL report!
 

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Linda - I found my setting. Slight problem though...it''s $5000.
 

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Date: 4/11/2009 1:38:11 AM
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Linda - I found my setting. Slight problem though...it''s $5000.
ouch!! Are you going to keep us in suspense???
 

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Date: 4/11/2009 1:40:23 AM
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Date: 4/11/2009 1:38:11 AM
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Linda - I found my setting. Slight problem though...it''s $5000.
ouch!! Are you going to keep us in suspense???
I guess so, since I have no pics of it. I found it at a jeweler. And it''s not even that special - it certainly wouldn''t pop at you if I wore the damn thing!!
 

Linda W

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OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! May I ask where did you find it??????????
 

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23rd street jewelers...I shouldn''t have walked in there!!!
 

Linda W

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Good Grief lady, are you going to purchase it??? What does it look like, spill the beans!!!
 

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At this particular moment, I am not crazy, so no, I am not going to purchase it. It was delicate. Milgrain (or however you spell it) bezel that was very delicate/thin and french cut diamonds . Would have been made in rose gold that didn''t overwhelm the stone at all.

It was just wearable and would have protected the stone. I am going to keep looking, perhaps go back to singlestone to look at their selection more carefully. I think I just don''t want to send the stone off again. It''s not replaceable to me. Whitby''s JM ring gone missing in the post has me thinking twice.
 

Linda W

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I know, that would really scare the crud out of me too. I wouldn''t want to send my stone off. Better to find someone close by. You may have luck at singlestone. I would love to be able to browse in there.

The setting you saw sounds lovely though.
 
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