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  1. LtlFirecracker
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    by LtlFirecracker » Jun 4, 2009
    Here is mine, still working on setting it.


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    ETA: Almost bought one from Richard Homer, than decided on the stone in my aviator. I plan on having more than one aqua in the future.
     
  2. T L
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    by T L » Jun 4, 2009
    Many aquas with noticable blue color in them have a very distinct grey cast, so try to avoid that when buying an aqua. Here's one I'm particularly fond of. Even though there's a window, it's a more vibrant blue than your typical blue aqua. Less grey in this one

    http://www.paraibainternational.com/product_info.php?product=950

    One of the reasons I love cuprian tourmalines so much is that they lack much of the grey cast that plague so many aquas. They're just really difficult to find nowadays.
     
  3. Nomsdeplume
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    by Nomsdeplume » Jun 5, 2009
    Wowza. That color is unbelievable! Just gorgeous. [​IMG]
     
  4. T L
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    by T L » Jun 5, 2009
    I agree, that is a very beautiful aqua. We were all oogling it in her original thread on this piece. I don''t see a lot of grey in that one, so it''s a very good example of nice material.
     
    


    


  5. SapphireLover
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    by SapphireLover » Jun 5, 2009
    This little beauty came in the post today. Its a pillbox aquamarine necklace from Sally at Heart of Water on Etsy. Its an awful picture from my phone. Will take better ones later. I think it would look ace with another one on a 2" longer chain. I''ll have to start thinking about stones!

    Here is Sally''s description- Pillbox Necklace in Sterling Silver with natural Aquamarine. We have made your chain 17" long, closing in back with a handcrafted toggle clasp. The gemstone is 5.5 mm wide, set in the handmade Pillbox, and weighs .44 ct.

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  6. chrono
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    There many qualities of aquamarine. Many are heated to drive of the gray and green but even then, not all the gray is removed. I have also seen too many that are too light and washed out as to appear almost colourless with a hint of blue gray. A good aquamarine should be as vivid blue as possible, which is different from a deep blue. A deep blue can be light in saturation. Yingh’s Barry aquamarine is a good coloured stone.

     
  7. mochi
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    by mochi » Jun 5, 2009
    Yingh!! I know I said it before, but that is just a fantastic looking aqua! What is the setting going to be, wanna share????
     
  8. Ryon
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    by Ryon » Jun 5, 2009
    This was a good topic, I like seeing all the variations of one stone.

    That Barry stone is amazing also the finewater in the middle was stunning as well
     
  9. Kismet
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    by Kismet » Jun 5, 2009
    The 3 rings on the pinky and ring fingers are all aquamarines. The one on the pinky looks a bit more greenish in real life but the others are fairly accurate.

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  10. T L
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    Agreed. I think my aqua is a dark color, but it has too much grey. I bought it 15 years ago so it doesn't appeal to me as it used to.
     
    


    


  11. Stone Hunter
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    by Stone Hunter » Jun 5, 2009
    Oh I love love this one and Catmom's. I just have a thing for round stones lately. Ahh

    ETA: Sapphire Lover's pillbox bty necklace is a really cool idea. TFS
     
  12. Ellen
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    I will throw mine in this "beautiful" thread. (yingh, the color on that stone is incredible)

    This was a recut on my heirloom by Richard Homer. Before and after shot.


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  13. D&T
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    by D&T » Jun 7, 2009
    i''m loving all these aqua eye candy.. they are all so beautiful![​IMG]
     
  14. yingh
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    by yingh » Jun 7, 2009
    Thanks for all the compliments. This blue fellow is indeed an eye candy.

    Ellen, I think your aqua ring is THE most beautiful aqua on this forum. What a transformation![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  15. Ryon
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    I call it a tie between you guys, but they all have looked great. Even that necklace was really simple and nice.

    In a couple days I can add mine =) (or hers i mean)
     
    


    


  16. Ellen
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    Oh my gosh, yingh, that is quite the compliment!! Thank you so much! (my ring thanks you too) [​IMG]


    Ryon, thank you too, I feel totally honored to have my stone in the same company as yingh's! And I agree, we have a lot of lovely Aqua's on here! [​IMG]


    I would steal a certain pear necklace if I thought I could get away with it.... [​IMG]
     
  17. omieluv
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    by omieluv » Jun 8, 2009
    Sorry, I just saw your post today...The concave cut is more modern and I know that the setting is not, but I think the mix is quite nice, IMHO.

    aqua.etsy.JPG
     
  18. Ryon
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    Those RH concaves are so nice, they almost seem unreal. I was so close to getting one.
    Thanks for taking another pic =)
     
  19. omieluv
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    Here is a closer shot of the cut.

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  20. autumngems
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    by autumngems » Jun 8, 2009
    Here is mine cut by Gary at Finewater

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  21. LaurenThePartier
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    by LaurenThePartier » Jun 8, 2009
    Autumngems, I LOVE how octagonal yours is from Gary! Gorgeous!!!!!

    Here''s a better pic of my Asscher from him. Ellen''s gorgeous Aqua was my inspiration. Now, if only I could afford a Leon solitaire. [​IMG]

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  22. PinkTower
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    by PinkTower » Jun 8, 2009
    Here is mine.
    Asscher, 9x9, 3.94 carat.
    Hope this works; my first time.
    I decided to do the bottom up shot because the color is easier to see.

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  23. m76steve
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    by m76steve » Jun 8, 2009
    ryon-here is my contribution-a 15+ct unheated aqua pendent-pretty good color & very clean-thanks for the request...

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  24. Ryon
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    by Ryon » Jun 8, 2009
    I got to be honest, I never expected so many nice stones to get on this thread (maybe just a couple).

    These 5 above me are all unique and great stones in there own right and I like the darker green on the last 2, much different from what I have seen.

    Lauren im starting to wonder what you dont have lol, I like that we see 2 different colors of the same cut though, both are great.
     
  25. CravingDiamonds
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    by CravingDiamonds » Jun 8, 2009
    I am loving all the pictures of aquamarines. I used to have an aquamarine ring when I was a teen, but did not realize you are not supposed to use diamond cleaner on an aquamarine so now it is so cloudy and messed up. I would eventually love to get another one.
     
  26. Ryon
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    I''m sorry =( but you can always get another!!! =)

    I want to become a cutter, it sounds like a lot of work, but also a lot of fun.. [​IMG]
     
  27. Ellen
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    Start saving those pennies girly! [​IMG]




    Pink Tower, I''d LOVE to see your stone face up please!
     
  28. LaurenThePartier
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    Oh my gosh! Can we please see the face up?!?!? Gorgeous, and HUGE!!!!
     
  29. PinkTower
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    by PinkTower » Jun 9, 2009
    Lauren,
    Since YOU asked, I will try to post a shot of it face up. I really love the stone, but how on earth do you wear those big asschers, girl? I think yours are this big, correct? Here ya go, the ''crinkles'' are not there in reality, that is just the way it photographs. Thanks for looking.

    Img_7284 aqua.jpg
     
  30. LaurenThePartier
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    by LaurenThePartier » Jun 9, 2009
    OMG, that is awesome!!!! I love octagonal Asschers, and yours has such gorgeous colour!

    I just responded to a post in TL''s spess thread, but because I bezeled my 8.26 scapolite, I feel like that''s as big (and deep) of an Asscher as I can go. I tend to like lower jewelry, and with my scapolite, I had my jeweler set the culet INTO the shank so that I could shave half a mm or so in height. It''s still super tall, and I''m thankful for the bezel or I might whack it around a bit too much.

    How deep is your stone?
     
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