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Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by prs, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. suzanne2
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    by suzanne2 » Sep 16, 2018
    Thanks to you ladies here on PS, I've come to love lavender jade. Your pendant is gorgeous!!
     
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  2. ringo865
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    by ringo865 » Sep 16, 2018
    Thanks to everyone for sharing your pendants and necklaces. I’m currently on an inspiration recon mission for pendant settings for an emerald cut tourmaline. This thread is super helpful.

    Keep the pics coming. They’re beautiful!!
     
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  3. prs
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    by prs » Sep 16, 2018
    Me too!! but lavender jade doesn't seem to be very common, although hunting down a gem rarity adds to the fun. =)2

    Your citrine pendant is a beautiful amber color, thanks for sharing.
     
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  4. bludiva
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    by bludiva » Sep 16, 2018
    Have you started wearing this more? It's too pretty to hide in a box!
     
    


    


  5. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Sep 16, 2018
    I just got it appraised and am getting insurance on it in the next week or so. Hopefully that will push me to wear it more, since that way I won't be totally screwed if I ever (god forbid!) lose it.
     
  6. prs
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    by prs » Feb 8, 2019
    DW's latest acquisition is an agate bead necklace. The beads are graduated from 10-18mm.

    Agate Bead Necklace 1.jpg Agate Bead Necklace 2.jpg

    Haven't seen much agate on here, but I think this necklace is quite pretty with interesting color combinations. Didn't cost a fortune either!
     
  7. partgypsy
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    by partgypsy » Feb 8, 2019
    This is my new favorite thread. Thank you for sharing your treasures!
     
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  8. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Feb 9, 2019
    I love agate and that necklace has such a beautiful feeling and simplicity to it. I love the boldness of size and color too.

    We really don’t see enough agate/chalcedony in these threads. I have been looking for a large, blue bead agate necklace with huge, asymmetrical beads. I once saw such a necklace while visiting a small shop in Mendocino. I am kicking myself for not buying it in the spot since it was gone when I called about it:( It was the most luscious flow of softness and shades of lavender, huge, long cold and slippery shiny beads.
    I have spent forever trying to find something like it. Naively, I thought that since agate is a more common stone, it can’t be that hard to find similar beads. I have found nothing like those again. They came from Tucson and even the artist who purchased them did not find them the following year.
    So the point is that when one sees a gorgeous agate piece, it might not be found again, since pieces can be so unique!
     
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  9. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Feb 9, 2019
    Here is the material I’d like to find in large, huge beads!
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    And in shapes which are elongated, a symetrical, more curved than the below necklace, and longer length. But this necklace has a great chunky softness about it.
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  10. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Feb 9, 2019
    While I’m on this thread, I can add this pendant/pin to the list of personal favorites.
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    Forgive the very low light picture wearing as a pendant. I love the fact that when worn as a pendant, it reminds me of an eclipse. when worn as a pin, it feels a little like different phases of the moon based on positions.
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  11. MissyBeaucoup
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    by MissyBeaucoup » Feb 9, 2019
    I love the texture of the leaves or rays with the texture of your sweater too! Great combination! :appl:
     
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  12. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Feb 9, 2019
    Thank you!! I hadn’t thought of that but you’re right...the textures do go:)
     
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  13. prs
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    by prs » Feb 10, 2019
    We've been on the lookout for a blue lapis lazuli necklace in larger size beads, but I'll have to broaden my search to include blue agate!
     
  14. prs
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    by prs » Feb 10, 2019
    I've never seen a carved gemstone that really appealed, but yours is extraordinarily beautiful, and the setting is superb.
     
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  15. pwsg07
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    by pwsg07 » Feb 10, 2019
    I have seen blue chalcedony round beads in larger size at 22nd street show. I cannot remember which vendor. However the colour is light blue. The price is not high for those beads. I didn’t buy it because I was looking for beads with stronger blue and didn’t find any in Tucson. I have also seen light coloured chrysoprase round breads from Australia The chrysoprase beads are very expensive.
     
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  16. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Feb 11, 2019
    The darker blue is hard to find in large beads. In order to be blue, the bead would have to have a significant size since it can be so translucent . The loveliest material which I’ve seen comes ftom Turkey I believe. That one picture is from a rough seller in which one can order, but then getting it cut would be the challenge.

    That’s interesting about the chrysoprase. I can imagine large, high quality beads...must have been really beautiful!
     
  17. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Feb 11, 2019
    Thank you!
     
  18. scouty
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    by scouty » Feb 11, 2019
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    Ceylon Sapphire pendant, mine is the bottom one. Love anything blue!
     
  19. icy_jade
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    by icy_jade » Mar 23, 2019
    Here are mine...

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    Mostly jadeite plus yellow diamonds, zircon, paraiba and (oops) synthetic sapphire.
     
  20. Austina
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    by Austina » Mar 23, 2019


    My AAAA tanzanite pendant in 18k gold. Can’t remember the exact size, somewhere between 5.5-7 carats.
     
  21. prs
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    by prs » Jul 1, 2019
    We have been tirelessly looking for a lavender jade cabochon similar to @Bluegemz fabulous pendant, but with no luck at all. However DW has been able to console herself with this lavender jade necklace: :))

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  22. prs
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    by prs » Jul 1, 2019
    We found this 21.67ct blue topaz in a ring at a local estate sale. It seemed a little too big and clumsy for a ring, so we had DKJ convert it into a pendant:

    Blue Topaz Pendant DK 1.jpg Blue Topaz Pendant 3.jpg
     
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  23. prs
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    by prs » Jul 1, 2019
    Hopefully I'm not too out of line posting a pearl and diamond pendant here. In my defense the pearls are golden in color. =)2 We found it at a consignment store where it was for sale as a brooch. DW found it had a bale hiding on the back, so next day we went back armed with a yellow gold chain. We found the piece hung perfectly as a pendant, sale closed!

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  24. AV_
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    by AV_ » Jul 1, 2019
    RE. blue - lavender - purple Chalcedony, try WWW if you are still interested & have not come accross the shop already.

    I have not heard or seen any agate more blue than these WWW ! , but there does exist amethyst-like purple & they used to have some such...
     
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  25. MrsKMB
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    by MrsKMB » Jul 2, 2019
    @prs You and your wife are the best treasure finders! I love these pendants!
     
  26. Daisys and Diamonds
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    by Daisys and Diamonds » Jul 2, 2019
    that is stunning
    what a wounderfully beaitiful find
     
  27. TheGarnetGirl
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    by TheGarnetGirl » Jul 2, 2019
    To be honest I usually dont enjoy the more blingy necklaces (large-bright gold-diamonds galore) but there is something that is just so gorgeously elegant that makes this lovely bunch of golden grapes look oh so classy!
    Its truly a stunning piece and I would never sell it as it's simultaneously a classic yet unique piece which is hard to come by.
     
  28. prs
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    Thanks for the links, I have been keeping an eye out for chalcedony in deeper hues.
     
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  29. prs
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    by prs » Jul 2, 2019
    Thank you, when DW and I are jewelry hunting we don't spend much time with a piece unless we both like it. Fortunately we have very similar tastes, the one exception was the amethyst and turquoise pendant in my avatar. She insisted we buy it whilst I had initially reacted negatively because I thought amethyst was such a cheap stone. Of course she was right, I later came to realize it's the beauty of the piece that counts, not the cost of the stone!
     
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  30. prs
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    Thank you, now I just have to come up with more occasions where DW will feel comfortable wearing it!
     

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