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Pre summer sizzler---mastercut gems sale

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by lovedogs, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. strawrose
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    by strawrose » Jun 18, 2019
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    Yeesh... it’s so hard to photograph the correct color. Finally! This is more accurate than the first two.
     
  2. Stone Hunter
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  3. Stone Hunter
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    by Stone Hunter » Jun 19, 2019
    Yes! Earrings are never looked at side by side. Except by us PSers when we take them off. :)
     
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  4. Stone Hunter
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    by Stone Hunter » Jun 19, 2019
    NICE new collection!! The Sphene is very cool looking. What will you do with it?
     
    


    


  5. Stone Hunter
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    by Stone Hunter » Jun 19, 2019
    Very pretty!!
     
  6. Stone Hunter
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    by Stone Hunter » Jun 19, 2019
    So far I have avoided purchasing anything! Just barely.

    I am thinking of setting a gem from them that I've had for years before I buy another.
     
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    by pwsg07 » Jun 19, 2019
    The sphene is so beautiful. I love green sphene.
     
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  8. eldo
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    by eldo » Jun 19, 2019
    Thanks :) looking forward to getting it (it's stuck at customs here!), and the others. I loved the others I bought, even if not 'ideal'.
     
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    by greenriverr » Jun 19, 2019
    Thank you! I'm not sure what I'll do with the sphene. I'd like to set it in a pendant, but I haven't found any jewelers local to my area with soft stone experience. I may just admire it for a while :)
     
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  10. ksage92
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    by ksage92 » Jun 20, 2019
    So many pretty blue sapphires...how do i even choose?
     
    


    


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    by lovedogs » Jun 20, 2019
    If you start a new thread with your budget, desired color, shape, etc, we are happy to help :)
     
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    by ksage92 » Jun 20, 2019
    I’ll start one! Thanks!
     
  13. eldo
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    by eldo » Jun 20, 2019
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    Here are my gems from the sale. I had been looking for a royal blue unheated sapphire, but then thought the greenish Montana sapphires match my skin/eyes better, and I can get a much bigger sapphire for my money! I also ended up getting this spessartite pair, the Trillian, some garnet melee, and a little bicolor sapphire whose colour I also liked. They also kindly threw in some treats - the last photos are me showing off some of my new (dried apple) rings! I'll get the sapphires set in rose gold, I think it looks nice with that grey/green tone
     
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  14. eldo
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    by eldo » Jun 20, 2019
    Everything is a bit more yellow and less pink in real life. Just a touch. My camera isn't the best
     
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    by natasha-cupcake » Jun 21, 2019
    I bought a pair of Burmese rubies from MCG during one of last year's sales and I finally got around to setting them. I had a pair of rings made as birthday gifts to my daughters who are turning 20 in July. The rubies are approximately 5 x 4mm and just under .4 carats each. The settings are from Stuller--14k white gold GH color VS2/SI1 melee. They're lovely and delicate looking. I'm very happy with the outcome.
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  16. StephanieLynn
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    by StephanieLynn » Jun 21, 2019
    Oh those are lovely @natasha-cupcake what a perfect gift for your two daughters, great color. I find Mastercut to have really nice stones at good prices.

    Your daughters are turning 20 and my son is turning 5, I bet if I got him some jewelry he would be thrilled, he loves to try on necklaces.
     
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  17. Stone Hunter
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    by Stone Hunter » Jun 21, 2019
    Very nice! I like the spess, of course. What will you do with the melee? Could we see more of the greenish Montana sapphire?
     
  18. Stone Hunter
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    by Stone Hunter » Jun 21, 2019
    These look GREAT!!
     
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    by minousbijoux » Jun 22, 2019
    So lovely! What a great Mom thing to do - really thoughtful as well as beautiful. Sounds like you all are pretty close.
     
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    by eldo » Jun 23, 2019
    Beautiful! Can you buy Stuller settings direct, or did uyou have to get a jeweller to supply them?
     
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    by eldo » Jun 23, 2019
    I am not sure what to do with the Melee, I had thought about using it with a little opal I have, but the colours don't quite look right together! What would you do with it?

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    Here is another pic of the bigger sapphire - it is more lilac under artificial light
     
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    by natasha-cupcake » Jun 23, 2019
    I bought the settings through a jeweler. I don't believe they sell directly to end users.
     
  23. Stone Hunter
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    by Stone Hunter » Jun 23, 2019
    I have some unset melee and it's expensive to set so I haven't done anything with it yet.

    Will you be setting the larger sapphire?
     
  24. Stone Hunter
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    by Stone Hunter » Jun 23, 2019
    I have had a local jeweler buy them and then set my stone for me. They make a profit on the setting and that cost covers the setting of my stone. Cost varies widely even in the same area.
     
  25. eldo
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    by eldo » Jun 24, 2019
    Yes! In a ring. i thought a classic diamond cluster/halo, but in rose gold.

    Orrrr something like this...

    https://www.sundayisland.se/shop/oval-morganite-ring-connie/

    ....In rose gold.

    What do you think?
     
  26. Stone Hunter
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    by Stone Hunter » Jun 24, 2019
    I haven’t done any halos. I do like the idea of adding a few diamonds to add some sparkle, like the ring in your link.
     
  27. natasha-cupcake
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    by natasha-cupcake » Jun 28, 2019
    I ended up buying two gems from the pre-summer sizzler sale. I bought a 1.81 modified emerald cut aquamarine and a 1.05 oval red-pink spinel. I love, love, LOVE the aquamarine. The spinel is very pretty, but I haven't quite made up my mind about it yet. I know there are better colored red-pink spinels out there, but nowhere near this price point.

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    Here's the aquamarine with 3mm hauyne rounds from Yvonne Raley for color comparison:
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    I had a hard time capturing the color of the spinel. These are close:
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    Here is the spinel with a side of CBI fire shot (just for fun):
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    by OboeGal » Jul 1, 2019
    I LOVE that spinel!! :love:
     
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    by StephanieLynn » Jul 1, 2019
    The aquamarine @natasha-cupcake bought is gorgeous! I got to see it in person this weekend and was blown away at the cut and color.
     

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