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Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by Linda W, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. Linda W
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    by Linda W » Apr 25, 2018
    Hi all,

    I haven't posted in ages, I was busy babysitting my grandboys .well these two boys are now 18 and 16.
    I was looking through colored stones thread and saw a couple of Padparadscha posts .
    All that remember me, know my love for them .
    I can't remember if I posted pictures, but I remember T-gal and I would always talk about how they change color in different lighting and how they glow from within.

    I thought i would post a few pictures of mine. They all are unheated and certified. One I am going to have reset because it sits too high.
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  2. Linda W
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    by Linda W » Apr 25, 2018
    Good God I should have put hand lotion on.
     
  3. leslie1956
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    by leslie1956 » Apr 25, 2018
    Beautiful stones, Linda W, thanks for posting that picture.
     
  4. Linda W
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    by Linda W » Apr 25, 2018
    Thank you Leslie. I was fortunate to buy these stones, a few years ago before prices went through the roof.
     
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  5. MrsKMB
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    by MrsKMB » Apr 25, 2018
    Those are lovely! Wow! You are a lucky lady.

    And your hand looks fine, especially since I can't zoom in on it! :D
     
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  6. Linda W
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    by Linda W » Apr 25, 2018
    Ha ha. Thank you MrsKMB
     
  7. foxinsox
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    by foxinsox » Apr 25, 2018
    What gorgeous stones! The oval is especially beautiful. Your hand looks lovely too :)
     
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    by elle_71125 » Apr 25, 2018
    Wow. Those are gorgeous! :love:
     
  9. Linda W
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    by Linda W » Apr 25, 2018
    Thank elle and fox. The oval is the one that I am going to reset .The stone sits up high and I dropped my ring once . I'm afraid eventually the stone will get a big chip.
     
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    by chatoyancy » Apr 25, 2018
    Those are really beautiful Linda W! Your hands don’t look dry to me. I always think that about myself though.

    You were so lucky to buy them before the prices skyrocketed. Do you wear them often?
     
    


    


  11. Linda W
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    by Linda W » Apr 25, 2018
    Thank you Chatoyancy. Right now I wear the smaller one as an alternative wedding ring. It weighs 2.25 carats, but it doesn't look like it because it has a fish belly.

    The oval I was wearing on my right hand, but stopped because i had dropped it and don't want to damage the stone . It weighs 3.53 carats, so it's not an everyday ring for me. I want to get it reset with some kind of bezel .
     
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  12. Bron357
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    by Bron357 » Apr 25, 2018
    Beautiful and so lovely to see “proper ones”. So much of what is currently available to buy, at huge prices too, are really stretching the parameters of what a pad sapphire should look like.
    Love them.
     
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    by natasha-cupcake » Apr 26, 2018
    Your rings are beautiful. That's the dreamy color I crave in a pad! I love how bold and big the stones are, yet the color is so delicate. I'd be happy with much smaller pads, which is good, as I would never be able to afford anything close to that size. It's a shame that prices have skyrocketed. Even the smaller ones are crazy.
     
  14. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Apr 26, 2018
    You have a gorgeous pad collection! Thanks for sharing. I hope you will post a lot more pics.
    Do you mind revealing the vendor(s)?
     
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    by chatoyancy » Apr 26, 2018
    I totally agree. I don’t even get what people are calling pads these days.
     
    


    


  16. chatoyancy
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    by chatoyancy » Apr 26, 2018
    Corundum is heavy. Yours 2.25 carat pad still looks like a very nice size despite the fish belly. Your 3.53 carat stone is begging you to wear it more often. I’d be happy to help out. I’m supposed to put a winky smiley after that sentence, but the little dudes disappeared on me.
     
  17. Linda W
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    by Linda W » Apr 26, 2018
    Thank you Bron, I love them too.xx
     
  18. Linda W
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    by Linda W » Apr 26, 2018
    Bron, thank you I love them too.

    Natasha, thank you for our sweet comment. Yes even the smaller ones have gone through the roof.

    Chatoyancy, you made me laugh. I will wear it more often, once it is reset. Come on over and try it on.

    Acinom, Your collection is beyond gorgeous, I wish I could try on all of your rings. I would sit for hours just looking at them. I tried to post more pictures from my cellphone, but it keeps saying that the file is too big. Any idea on how I can change that.

    I bought my smaller pad in 2006 and my larger on in 2010, I purchased them from a company that many don't care for here, but I lucked out with these pads and I have always had a good relationship with them. They are from The Natural Sapphire Company. The price of their pads, were very reasonable a few years back.
     
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    by junebug17 » Apr 27, 2018
    Hi Linda, so nice to "see" you again, glad you are doing well!

    Your pads are so beautiful, such a gorgeous color! :love:
     
  20. Linda W
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    by Linda W » Apr 27, 2018
    Hi Junebug, it is wonderful to see you also . Thank you for your sweet comment.
     
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    by Linda W » Apr 27, 2018
    Here is a side view that I took of my pad. The sunset color shows up well. I love how in different lights, the color shifts. thumbnail.jpeg
     
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    by Linda W » Apr 27, 2018
    Ick, the color looks crappy in the picture. Looks better on my cell phone ha.
     
  23. Catmom
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    by Catmom » Apr 27, 2018
    Hi Linda!! I'm so glad you posted your pads. They are gorgeous beyond belief!
     
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    by natasha-cupcake » Apr 27, 2018
    Out of curiosity, I checked out the Natural Sapphire Co. Here's one of their offerings:

    Padparadscha Sapphire - Oval 28.85 Ct.
    $1,442,500.00
    :eek2:
     
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  25. Linda W
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    by Linda W » Apr 27, 2018
    Thank you CATMOM, you of all people know my love for pads. Your collection over the years :love: Love love them.
     
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    by Linda W » Apr 27, 2018
    Ha ha ha Natasha. Years ago, it was no where near that price. The stones I have, have tripled , or more in price.
     
  28. marcy
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    by marcy » Apr 27, 2018
    Hi Linda W. Your pads are still gorgeous. I can’t believe your grandsons are that old now. That must mean I am older now too. :lol: Do you still go camping?

    Marcy
     
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  29. Linda W
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    by Linda W » Apr 28, 2018
    HI MARCY, . it's so good to chat with you again. Yes, can you believe they are that old now ? I think when I first joined PS, Ryan was only 6 years old. He graduates high school in June and Drew will be a Senior. Ryan has a car and drives me to Starbucks .Ha
    No we don't camp anymore, but we miss it . My health took a nose dive the last 3 years, but doing pretty good now.

    What have you been doing and your hubby ? Any new goodies ? I've always loved your collection of rings.
    I'll pop in to the health thread in a couple of days and we can catch up

    Is Deejay still in the group ? So many have left.. Skippy, T-gal, Decodelighted, etc. Those days were so much fun weren't they ?
     
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    Aww thanks!!!
     

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