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Catmom

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ItsMainelyYou

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Thank you! I actually have two of them, both from the same seller.

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My plan is to make a necklace that matches my ring. I'll get around to it eventually!

Seriously envious, so hard to find specimens that aren't so brittle they crumble and I can't imagine the cost of those two now. They're beautiful. I can't wait to see the necklace.
 

alh56

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I am in love with this (somewhat) chatoyant nephrite bead bracelet! Originally bought for husband but appropriated for my own use quite often :D I'm including a sunless photo for comparison

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@CBianco You know, I'm sure the s23 camera is one of the best, but let's be honest here... is there a camera that will manage to make that spinel look ugly? :lol:

Ha, I sure hope not:lol:
 

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Obsessed with day-glow gems!!!
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Paraibas really glow in any light setting. They could be “glow on the cloudy day” gems. Other gems, like the emerald depicted, really need sunlight to glow and the inclusions help to scatter the sunlight. A good red or hot pink spinel will glow on s cloudy day too if it has strong enough fluorescence. The third photo has a pink spinel, but it doesn’t “glow,” but the paraiba next to it does. The mint garnet in the first picture is very bright, but the trillion spinels around it really glow in the sun.
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The sun came out briefly yesterday so I played with my new-to-me ruby finds. C7F9848F-7E1C-4BB4-A686-D4200C06A3D7.jpeg
 

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A close up

Those are backyard pictures late in the day so maybe don't count so much.

This is morning, about 8-9am. my house faces east so I get a big ol blast of sunlight .

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it was also hotter than ...well, it was hot.:tongue:

Another zircon though facing from the east.
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Adding my Ruby Beauty to the mix...unlike naturally-redheaded me, she loves the sun.

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Shade for comparison:
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Omg this ring is amazing!!! I would like to see more of this gorgeous piece!!! Is the ruby 8x5mm?
 

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Omg this ring is amazing!!! I would like to see more of this gorgeous piece!!! Is the ruby 8x5mm?

Thank you, @fiona00004!! I of course am happy to share more pictures...though for some reason I can't seem to get a good shot.

The ruby is unheated, 8.99x6.51, set in platinum with about 1.3 carats of baguette diamonds. I love the color of the ruby...though it is not for everyone as there are definitely lots of inclusions! My very lovely husband purchased this for me from his hospital bed after a nasty emergency appendectomy as a "thank you for making me go to the ER and saving my life" gift :D

Pics:
Inside
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Showing off inclusions in evening sun:
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Midday sun:
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Inside side profile:
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Hope you enjoy!
 

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fiona00004

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Thank you, @fiona00004!! I of course am happy to share more pictures...though for some reason I can't seem to get a good shot.

The ruby is unheated, 8.99x6.51, set in platinum with about 1.3 carats of baguette diamonds. I love the color of the ruby...though it is not for everyone as there are definitely lots of inclusions! My very lovely husband purchased this for me from his hospital bed after a nasty emergency appendectomy as a "thank you for making me go to the ER and saving my life" gift :D

Pics:
Inside
20230401_143402.jpg

Showing off inclusions in evening sun:
20230401_141950.jpg

Midday sun:
20230401_135035.jpg

Inside side profile:
20230401_141054.jpg

Hope you enjoy!

GORGEOUS Hope your hubby is doing better!
 
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