- Feb 18, 2010
NAME YOUR PRICE
I named mine, waiting to hear...
I named mine, waiting to hear...
I didn't re-offer on his counter, as it was a fair price IMO. Sorry, I can't advise I guess it depends on the wording of your emails...? Love the stone, (ETA: I assumed it was the smallest one coz of your post - is that right?) so I shall look forward to home photos once you get itNKOTB|1309872303|2961895 said:Nice sapphire, nice aqua! We came to an agreement on a chrome tourmaline. It's pretty small, but the cut and colour look great. Have you guys participated in the name your price sale before? Is the expectation that either we take the counter offer or let the deal die, or is it like buying a house where you could do one more counter offer? I suppose I could just ask Gene, but thought I'd ask here first.
It's true his prices are always already fair. Makes me feel guilty a little asking for lower, but since he offered, how could I not? Even so Im still careful not to name a price that would be disrespectful or insulting.kelpie|1310065077|2963993 said:Yikes I got two with my last $800. His gems are excellently priced without a discount though, so I couldn't resist once within reach.
I love this gem's glow. So looking forward to many more future shots of it.VapidLapid|1310065973|2964016 said:Now I fully realize some will say it has a greyish brown modifier. It certainly is not the vivid blazing yellow I had thought I wanted. And still would like . But Im not asking this stone to be that. I like its straw yellow with the sleepy silk threads. Also I see hints of a peachy modifier. Now I know peach and yellow is not a pad, so I would like to coin the word "chutmoutardscha" for stones showing this delicate muted yellow with a peach modifier.
I like the way you're thinking! Rose gold is my favorite but I wonder if I over do it. My jeweler looked at me like I was crazy when I said I wanted the yellowish minty tsav in my avatar done in rose. When I first received I thought I may have made a mistake, but it does deepen the color and now I'm 100% satisfied with that decision and want a ring like that in every color. I have some 1ctw trillion earrings coming I snagged off ebay to be side stones for the spinel. It's a great way to get cheap sides, plus you can wear and enjoy until you are ready to start the project!natsplat|1310126138|2964542 said:I was partly drawn towards my aqua oval because of your avatar ring, kelpie and I'm excited that you say the gems are even better in person...!
Yellow would be lovely: or rose 14k for the mint? I do like a buttery high-k yg though. Very clean simple setting: no melee. Double pronging. Maybe brushed metal? That's what they're saying to me, both of them. Like sister settings. I'd like the spinel as a N-S ring, and the toum as a N-S pendant.
Me too! and I love your earrings/side stones. Enjoy them in both incarnations xkelpie|1310132770|2964595 said:Oh, now I can't wait to see your e-ring!
Here are the diamond "side stones"
kelpie|1310125424|2964539 said:I think the chutmoutardscha will prove to be quite charming. Gene takes good pictures but it's nothing like how awesome they look in person. These are what I got: 6.08 mint tourmaline and 4.62 pink spinel I have wanted for what seems like years. I don't know what to do with the tourmaline but it seems like a rare size and I love that cut (like my avatar). I thought ovals were pretty blah before. Suggestions on how to set? I figure it needs YG.
Gosh, I'm having trouble envisioning how I would carry that off on a size 4...but you are right they are nice complements to eachother.TL|1310150635|2964863 said:Those colors and shapes would make for a great, and huge, bypass ring.
Please take good care of that aqua. I've had it bookmarked and pics saved on my computer for quite some time. Guess I can mark it off my list now. Can't wait to see in hand pics.natsplat|1309851132|2961812 said:I didn't get my offer accepted, but we did come to a price, and now I have the aqua oval winging its way to me. I've been looking at it for quite a while, so I'm thrilled!
I shall do: and I shall bore you all rigid with my various qualms about setting/progress/accent gems etclavatea|1310186370|2965301 said:Please take good care of that aqua. I've had it bookmarked and pics saved on my computer for quite some time. Guess I can mark it off my list now. Can't wait to see in hand pics.