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LD

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I noticed a Scapolite on Gene''s website the other day but it had sold.
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So I emailed him, asked if he had any more rough and he replied saying he did but would like to cut a slightly bigger stone - no problem with me!
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He emailed me yesterday with photos and hopefully it''s on it''s way across the pond as I type ........ I hope Gene doesn''t mind me posting his lovely photos.

Stats: 1.68ct and 6.95mm. He said that in the picture the stone doesn''t look symmetrical, but it is, its just that the camera wasn''t dead center over the table.

I can''t wait ..................
 

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Last one .......... I normally avoid gems with a grey mask but this was just too pretty to pass up!
 

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LD,
That''s gorgeous, please post lots of pics when you get it. It stinks that it has to travel so far.
 

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What a gorgeous color!
 

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I was totally admiring that picture on his website - I can''t wait to see/hear what that beauty looks like in person
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That is lovely!! Such a rich purple color.
 

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Wow, it is a gorgeous color! I can''t wait to see more.
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The purple Scapolite that Gene cut is really lovely in person. I got his first one a couple of weeks ago.
LovingDiamonds, you will love it - I''m sure.
I''ve never seen a Scapolite before. I bought it because it was an Asscher and I was in love with the color.
But when I see it in person, I was taken by surprise to see how lively, sparkled it is. Gene does wonderful work!!!
 

Brown.Eyed.Girl

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Gorgeous!!!

I can''t wait to see more pictures! Have you decided on how you''re setting it yet?
 

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Date: 2/1/2009 12:57:15 AM
Author: BlueSea
The purple Scapolite that Gene cut is really lovely in person. I got his first one a couple of weeks ago.
LovingDiamonds, you will love it - I''m sure.
I''ve never seen a Scapolite before. I bought it because it was an Asscher and I was in love with the color.
But when I see it in person, I was taken by surprise to see how lively, sparkled it is. Gene does wonderful work!!!
That''s great to hear - thank you for posting! Typically Scapolite is a fairly flat looking gemstone so if it''s sparkley then that''s an added bonus! Have you had yours set yet?
 

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I have to differ with you LovingDiamonds. A good scapolite has a lot of sparkle. To me the purple ones look like amethyst on steriods. I always thought they had a lot more flash and sparkle. It may be all in the cut.
 

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Date: 2/1/2009 1:42:58 PM
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I have to differ with you LovingDiamonds. A good scapolite has a lot of sparkle. To me the purple ones look like amethyst on steriods. I always thought they had a lot more flash and sparkle. It may be all in the cut.
Who am I to argue and if it's like Amethyst on steroids then I'll be a very happy camper! (However, I do think that most of it will be in the cut .................
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Great color. Looks like a lovely stone.
 

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I was wondering who''s taking that one home. It''s a lovely vivid colour.
 

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It''s beautiful!

I actually tried to buy the smaller one, and it let me checkout and everything, but it turns out it had already been sold. I''m still sad!
 

BlueSea

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Oh, Vetrik, I''m sorry. Maybe Gene has more in the rough that you could ask?
I know how you feel - I''ve had my share of times of missing out these things too.
 

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I need to research Scapolite, but my eyes see a gorgeous Grape Jelley color stone with blue flashes that is absolutely stunning. Wow!
 
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