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Arcadian

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I honestly don't know if there is a thread but we need a thread for cabs. All cabs, ANY cabs, because they're all pretty darn special.
 

Arcadian

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I don't have recent pics (and its super cloudy today, will not happen!) but these are some of my cabs that I have. Some day I will expand this side of my collection.


1ct Ruby. its not see through but thats ok. Not treated and I love the color in person. Said I would set it (I totally never did...lol) but maybe I will someday..maybe.

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6ct orange Chalcedony
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Jasper I don't remember the size...
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29ct Variquoise I know almost nothing about this stone except it comes from Utah
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Lapis Not sure the size. I LOVE this color. I've been trying to find enough stones similar to it for years and failed. Its probably not the highest quality, which would be darker more even, but the color. :kiss2: ..its very vibrant in person.
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Rfisher

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Be still my heart- cabochons are near and dear
I think there was a cab thread knocking around here, but who cares! The more eye candy the better
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Some I no longer own, but still think of fondly!
 

Rfisher

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I don't have recent pics (and its super cloudy today, will not happen!) but these are some of my cabs that I have. Some day I will expand this side of my collection.


1ct Ruby. its not see through but thats ok. Not treated and I love the color in person. Said I would set it (I totally never did...lol) but maybe I will someday..maybe.

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6ct orange Chalcedony
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Jasper I don't remember the size...
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29ct Variquoise I know almost nothing about this stone except it comes from Utah
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Lapis Not sure the size. I LOVE this color. I've been trying to find enough stones similar to it for years and failed. Its probably not the highest quality, which would be darker more even, but the color. :kiss2: ..its very vibrant in person.
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How gorgeous! All of them!
But that orange chalcedony and that lapis!
:love:
Both have been on my wishlist. Gemmy sugilite too!
 

Arcadian

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@Rfisher your cabs!!!! :oops2: :kiss2: :kiss2: :kiss2: :kiss2: :kiss2: is the bluegreen one near the top peruvian opal?

The orange is really so pretty and glowy. I just don't know how I want to set it. first I thought maybe a ring, then I though no, maybe a necklace. I still don't know...lol The lapis is ridiculous. Its so pretty, and so hard to match to any other lapis! I some day want a suite of lapis if with pyrite specs but it can come at a steep price.
 

arkieb1

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@Rfisher your cabs!!!! :oops2: :kiss2: :kiss2: :kiss2: :kiss2: :kiss2: is the bluegreen one near the top peruvian opal?

The orange is really so pretty and glowy. I just don't know how I want to set it. first I thought maybe a ring, then I though no, maybe a necklace. I still don't know...lol The lapis is ridiculous. Its so pretty, and so hard to match to any other lapis! I some day want a suite of lapis if with pyrite specs but it can come at a steep price.
Orange chalcedony as in carnelian? That orange cab is gorgeous!!!
 

Rfisher

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@Rfisher your cabs!!!! :oops2: :kiss2: :kiss2: :kiss2: :kiss2: :kiss2: is the bluegreen one near the top peruvian opal?

The orange is really so pretty and glowy. I just don't know how I want to set it. first I thought maybe a ring, then I though no, maybe a necklace. I still don't know...lol The lapis is ridiculous. Its so pretty, and so hard to match to any other lapis! I some day want a suite of lapis if with pyrite specs but it can come at a steep price.
Thank you!
Not opal, It’s Australian Chrysoprase from Ryan Quantz. In an awful local custom setting I’ll redo someday.
I hear you on setting decision paralysis! Ring/pendant/ring pendant!
Can imagine your lapis is hard to match it’s pretty unique looking - I love it. Love the darker stuff and with pyrite as well. I want all the things!
And did you get that orange from Lapicarey a while back? If you did, I almost pulled the trigger on it!

And @arkieb1 if orange chalcedony is carnelian, well duh on me. Today I Learned. Lol!
 

Arcadian

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Orange chalcedony as in carnelian? That orange cab is gorgeous!!!
is that what the orange stuff is?? LOL if so YES!

@Rfisher

well, I actually like the setting :tongue: :lol: but I hear you. You probably see things in person that really can't get picked up by camera.

I have to think about who I got it from because old age is kicking in and I have no clue!! What I do remember is that he was an American who worked mainly in cabs though he did have some faceted stuff. He carried LOTS of unusual cabs too like the variquoise, which is a natural mix of turquoise and varascite. Then I had to know what varascite was and its very pretty very rare and very soft!

Probably the most interesting of them all, so much of what I bought was pretty cheap at the time. Pretty sure the lapis, variquoise and tiger eye was the most expensive.
 

Arcadian

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Sugalite. I want to get more of this. Its def. not jelly but I do like the color.
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Labradorite.
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Another 5ct stone but this time its sunstone with very light tan body color (it looks pretty clear against my skin) and schiller.
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I honstly don't remember the ct size on this and its not on the envelope either:oops2:. its pretty amazing stuff and the biggest hunk of tigereye I've ever seen.
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5ct sunstone this time its very confetti like schiller. I love the body color here.

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chalcedony that I got these at a gem show so I'm uncertain of origin. they were really mega cheap pretty sure less than 5 dollars for sure. but pretty they have a nice glow to them.
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I went through almost the catalog of images I got to match one of the boxes of stones and there's TONS thats missing. ARG!! now to hunt for the images. I probably lost some when my NAS blew up.
 

oodlesofpoodles

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Be still my heart- cabochons are near and dear
I think there was a cab thread knocking around here, but who cares! The more eye candy the better
E297AE35-EC39-475B-A470-0297DA20D4B9.jpeg C0407260-D320-4C09-B739-2D82DE37F3E0.jpeg 38E8836D-E0B2-4E29-BBAE-D6271BA88387.jpeg 40E987A5-39FB-478B-8FBD-95B0F3621667.jpeg 48438EEF-0021-4574-94EC-A8A7D007CA76.jpeg 703A7CFD-0C3B-4CC5-A97D-698A7352EE51.jpeg 2FEE00DA-A777-4B5E-9F34-4CDD65B010D5.jpeg 6518FA49-4E23-45A2-9EDC-546DBEB27594.jpeg
Some I no longer own, but still think of fondly!
I love love the ring with the onyx surround - I have been dreaming of getting one made but so pricey! Is that a CVB piece?
 

Rfisher

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Sugalite. I want to get more of this. Its def. not jelly but I do like the color.
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Labradorite.
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Another 5ct stone but this time its sunstone with very light tan body color (it looks pretty clear against my skin) and schiller.
4625507169_b2ce7a0042_o.jpg


I honstly don't remember the ct size on this and its not on the envelope either:oops2:. its pretty amazing stuff and the biggest hunk of tigereye I've ever seen.
4598457705_9e61768c56_o.jpg


5ct sunstone this time its very confetti like schiller. I love the body color here.

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chalcedony that I got these at a gem show so I'm uncertain of origin. they were really mega cheap pretty sure less than 5 dollars for sure. but pretty they have a nice glow to them.
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I went through almost the catalog of images I got to match one of the boxes of stones and there's TONS thats missing. ARG!! now to hunt for the images. I probably lost some when my NAS blew up.
:swoon: the confetti sunshine and the tiger eye! Love!
And your sugilite! :heart:
And the chalcedony, and the.......on and on!
 

Rfisher

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I have a few

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Hehe I think my cats toe beans look like cabs :p. They are my favorite !
Moonstone and sapphire and chryso cats, right? Beautiful!
Do you have a pic of the cats eye on your hand, that one is the vendors?
 

lilmosun

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Simply everything. Everything is gorgeous and wonderful!
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I’m intrigued by the free form ones, amethyst? I bet they are wonderful to hold.
Thank you..a fun impulse buy..they are Moroccan Amethysts (sometimes called Moroccan fire amethysts).

I can't believe you sold your paraiba/onyx ring!!
 

Rfisher

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Thank you..a fun impulse buy..they are Moroccan Amethysts (sometimes called Moroccan fire amethysts).

I can't believe you sold your paraiba/onyx ring!!
Yeah, me too! Both paraiba cabs have new homes with PS’ers. I worried way too much about damage just with occasional wear, that I couldn’t enjoy them. Probably needlessly, but the anxiety won.

Off to google Moroccan fire amethysts!
 

sunandsky

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Be still my heart- cabochons are near and dear
I think there was a cab thread knocking around here, but who cares! The more eye candy the better
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Some I no longer own, but still think of fondly!
So this was the thread I didn't know i needed in my pricescope life - thanks, everyone!!
Also @Rfisher HOLY COW THIS EMERALD MY GOODNESS. if you still have it and ever want to get rid of it PLEASE LET ME KNOW IT SO LOVELY IT IS MAKING ME ALL SHOUTY
 

2Neezers

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Everyone has amazing cabs! I have a bunch of cabs too, mostly the rock type though.
Ocean Jasper cabs - there‘s just something about the little orbs in ocean jaspers that appeals to me.
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A group picture of some of my favorites.
From left to right: Lucin Variscite, Chrysocolla, Snowflake Obsidian, Apatite, Lapis Lazuli, Tiffany Stone w/a druzy pocket, Sonoran Sunrise and Eudialyte.
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These are all from Barry B at ACS.
From left to right: Bustamite, Chrysoprase, Garnet, Variscite, Turquoise, Sunstone and Montana Agate.
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A few cabochon jewelery pieces I have.
From left to right: Opalized wood earrings, Charoite, Kingman Turquoise, Larimar earrings, Leland Blue and Sonoran Dendritic Rhyolite.
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Arcadian

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@2Neezers Your jasper cabs are so gorgeous! you have a great eye for choosing them!

Your 2nd image, bottom right 2 necklaces are soooo gorgeous :kiss2: :kiss2: :kiss2: :kiss2: gravitated to those immediately!

when rock cabs are cut by the right lapidary they can make a really beautiful picture.
 
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