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Shades of green...

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by jstarfireb, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. jstarfireb
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    by jstarfireb » Feb 9, 2010
    Since I''ve been on a green kick lately, I wanted to post all my little green pretties! Most of these are pre-PS, but I love them all.

    Rings, from left:

    1) Scissor cut green tourmaline ring from a jewelry story in Maine
    2) Olive green tourmaline ring with marcasites from a jewelry/bead store in Pittsburgh. You may notice some of the marcasites have gone missing - it''s a ring that has been well worn and well loved!
    3) Irradiated green diamond ring from a mall chain in Pittsburgh
    4) Square tsavorite swirl ring from CreativeGoldsmith on Etsy
    5) Roval Mali garnet from D&J Rare Gems in LOGR
    6) Large emerald cut prasiolite ring from TJ Maxx
    7) Tiny demantoid from Dutton''s Diamonds, set by kyleannemetals on Etsy

    Bracelet: 8 emerald cut bezeled peridots, from TJ Maxx

    And to round it out, my jade dolphin carving on a red cord that was a gift from my friend, who got it in China.

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  2. jstarfireb
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    by jstarfireb » Feb 9, 2010
    Another pic from a different angle.

    Feel free to post your green rocks here!

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  3. Harriet
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    by Harriet » Feb 9, 2010
    You''re my fellow greenie. I seem to gravitate towards green gems.
     
  4. y2kitty
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    by y2kitty » Feb 9, 2010
    Cabachon emeralds.

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  5. DistinctionJewelry
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  6. T L
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    by T L » Feb 9, 2010
    I would if my camera could photograph them accurately - ugh!

    Nice collection you have!
     
  7. Fly Girl
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    by Fly Girl » Feb 9, 2010
    Chrysoprase cabochons from Art Cut Gems.

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  8. Fly Girl
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    by Fly Girl » Feb 9, 2010
    Green tourmaline studs; pre-PS but an awesome green. I loved the green of these stones the moment I saw them.

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  9. jstarfireb
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    by jstarfireb » Feb 9, 2010
    Thanks, guys...keep ''em coming! TL, I have the exact same problem...small stones in particular are hard to photograph accurately, and those 2 photos don''t even come close to showing how vibrant the colors are in real life. Especially the garnets and diamond. And actually, my cheapo peridot bracelet consistently amazes me with its dispersion. I never thought peridot was a particularly dispersive stone, but these are really fiery.
     
  10. jstarfireb
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    by jstarfireb » Feb 9, 2010
    Here''s a much better pic of my demantoid, the ring all the way on the right in the first 2 pics, next to MTG''s tsavorite lotus ring.

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  11. Fly Girl
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    by Fly Girl » Feb 9, 2010
    My chameleon diamond, Little Green. Link

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  12. Fly Girl
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    by Fly Girl » Feb 9, 2010
    Mali garnet from Art Cut Gems; setting by LOGR. Link

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  13. Fly Girl
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    by Fly Girl » Feb 9, 2010
    King''s Manassa turquoise and sterling cuff. I never thought about it much before, but clearly I love all kinds of green rocks. [​IMG]

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  14. jstarfireb
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    by jstarfireb » Feb 9, 2010
    Wow, Fly Girl, that''s a lotta green! I love the Mali in LOGR...interestingly enough, my only LOGR piece also houses my green Mali.

    Just for fun I came up with descriptors for each of the green rings I posted:

    Tourmaline 1: spring green
    Tourmaline 2: olive green
    Diamond: grassy green
    Tsavorite: chrome green
    Mali: apple green
    Prasiolite: minty green
    Demantoid: neon green
     
  15. MakingTheGrade
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    by MakingTheGrade » Feb 10, 2010
    Nice line up!
    I''d post my tsav ring, but you got it covered :)
    My tourmaline has it''s greenish moments, but I think it''s still mostly blue so I''ll save it for a blue thread :razz:
     
  16. MakingTheGrade
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    by MakingTheGrade » Feb 10, 2010
    Here's my fav tsav picture.
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    I was eyeing this mint garnet though to boost me green collection [​IMG]

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  17. Kismet
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    by Kismet » Feb 10, 2010
    Here are my green rings. From left to right (top to bottom) they''re peridot/pink tourmaline, demantoid, chrysoberyl, demantoid/diamonds, tsavorites.

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  18. LaurenThePartier
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    by LaurenThePartier » Feb 10, 2010
    Yay, we''re posting green rings?!?!? I love everyone''s posted so far, but I''m a huge fan of green!

    My greens - Burmese peridot, Mozambique Tourmaline, and Afghan Tourmaline.

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    One of my Tsav earrings;

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    And my sister''s Barry Bridgestock Peridot.

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  19. m76steve
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    by m76steve » Feb 10, 2010
    this is a favorite green for me-col. emerald-good color in daylight....

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  20. m76steve
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    by m76steve » Feb 10, 2010
    these are a little more intense-facited chrome diopside-good green color....

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  21. icekid
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    by icekid » Feb 10, 2010
    I want to join the greenie club [​IMG]

    MTG- Pretty sure I''ve seen that mint garnet in person and it had lots of extinction. I have photos, if you are interested.
     
  22. Hest88
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    by Hest88 » Feb 10, 2010
    Gorgeous all!

    I especially adore chrome diopside. Such a gorgeous bottle green.
     
  23. redfaerythinker
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    by redfaerythinker » Feb 10, 2010
    I''ve only got a few of my green stones set. [​IMG] But here are the ones I have. First up is what I lovingly call the "Freke diamond". It''s a Namibian tourmaline from our beloved Frekechild set in a LOGR setting. The stone was cut by Barry.

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  24. Sal from Cal
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    by Sal from Cal » Feb 10, 2010
    Beautiful green gems all! My wife would be in haven with all those lovely green gems
     
  25. redfaerythinker
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    by redfaerythinker » Feb 10, 2010
    Next up is a matched set of tourmalines also cut by Barry. I set them into leverbacks and a Lotus. First up, the lotus.

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  26. redfaerythinker
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    by redfaerythinker » Feb 10, 2010
    The leverbacks. The mountings are Stuller (sp?) and I had my jeweler make the basket free swinging. I have a few more green pieces but they're from maul stores so I don't have photos of them. I'll work on that and get back to you guys.

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  27. MakingTheGrade
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    by MakingTheGrade » Feb 10, 2010
    Was it about 1.8 ct? That''s too bad, the color in the photo looks so charming. I''d love to see the other photos of it if you have them.
     
  28. redfaerythinker
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    Now for my maul jewelry. First up a pair of peridot earrings.

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  29. redfaerythinker
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    by redfaerythinker » Feb 10, 2010
    Yipes... sorry those were so dirty. Oh well, now here''s a suite of peridots that I got when a local jewelry store went out of business. I liked them cause they sort of look like little turtles. THe diamonds are the head, the peridot the body, and the little prongs the feet!

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  30. redfaerythinker
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    Now for my very first gemstone purchase ever. A peridot with a halo of smokey quartz.

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