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suzanne2

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Omg is that new @suzanne2 ???

It's gorgeous!!!!! I need details!!!!!!
Hehe, thanks! You know how some stones just don't look good on you? This is one. I put it on and take it off. Put it on and take it off. Again and again. I think I've worn it twice in the 6 years since I bought it. :cry: I'm pale and this baby needs some contrast.
I've forgotten the details except that it came from Jeff Davies and I had him set it before he shipped.
I have it out because it's heading out the door as a gift to a super nice lady.
Also, your new pads are stunning!!! (Can I have one?):lol-2::lol-2:
 

Gloria27

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Hehe, thanks! You know how some stones just don't look good on you? This is one. I put it on and take it off. Put it on and take it off. Again and again. I think I've worn it twice in the 6 years since I bought it. :cry: I'm pale and this baby needs some contrast.
I've forgotten the details except that it came from Jeff Davies and I had him set it before he shipped.
I have it out because it's heading out the door as a gift to a super nice lady.
Also, your new pads are stunning!!! (Can I have one?):lol-2::lol-2:
That stone is gorgeous!
Maybe re-set it with a halo or white side-stones?
I have 4 chrysoberyls and will set them all alongside white stones.
 

Nick_G

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Here's another one, which I bought about a year ago. The camera is unable to capture the true colour of this specimen in daylight, which is a beautiful deep emerald green:

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This specimen weighs 42 grams and measures 39 mm by 30 mm by 25 mm approximately.

There's a bit of a story attached to this one. It was being sold by a dealer in the US as an old epidote specimen from Långban in Sweden. Well, I thought it looked very odd for an epidote specimen, and so, out of curiosity (and a hunch) I bought it. When it arrived it was clear that it was no epidote. It was an alexandrite with some mica schist matrix. After some digging around a member on the Mindat forum suggested that it may have been acquired in Russia by Långban mineralogist Gustav Flink in the late 19th/early 20th century, sent to the US along with other Långban specimens and over the years had a mix-up with the labels. So I emailed the Natural History Museum in Stockholm as they have specimens from Flink in their collection. I got a reply back saying that this was probably the most likely explanation.

So, in short, it's a Russian alexandrite specimen that likely dates back to the time of the Russian Tsars. A very nice find!
 

Rubybrick

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Here's another one, which I bought about a year ago. The camera is unable to capture the true colour of this specimen in daylight, which is a beautiful deep emerald green:

Russian alexandrite specimen.JPG

This specimen weighs 42 grams and measures 39 mm by 30 mm by 25 mm approximately.

There's a bit of a story attached to this one. It was being sold by a dealer in the US as an old epidote specimen from Långban in Sweden. Well, I thought it looked very odd for an epidote specimen, and so, out of curiosity (and a hunch) I bought it. When it arrived it was clear that it was no epidote. It was an alexandrite with some mica schist matrix. After some digging around a member on the Mindat forum suggested that it may have been acquired in Russia by Långban mineralogist Gustav Flink in the late 19th/early 20th century, sent to the US along with other Långban specimens and over the years had a mix-up with the labels. So I emailed the Natural History Museum in Stockholm as they have specimens from Flink in their collection. I got a reply back saying that this was probably the most likely explanation.

So, in short, it's a Russian alexandrite specimen that likely dates back to the time of the Russian Tsars. A very nice find!
Such cool history!
 

elle_71125

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Oh I didn’t know this was a thread!! I only have two. The round is cut by Barry Bridgestock & set by Patrick Irla.

The pear is from Mastercut Gems. I have mixed feelings about it. It the first gem I purchased that was “kind of sleepy” & my first pear. I want to love it but I’m kind of meh. Occasionally it does light up & sparkle nicely.

I’d love to find a seriously neon green chryso someday. I love the color chartreuse as well!
I love that little bee on the ring. What a pretty and happy ring! :love:
 

T L

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This is a neon highlighter yellow chrysoberyl is a gorgeous round brilliant diamond cut. The camera just can’t focus because the sparkle and brilliance is amazing, even in low lighting. That’s a testament to the luster of these gems.
 

Bluegemz

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I can join the chrysoberyl club now with this recent purchase of a 2.77 carat, radiant cut Tanzanian chrysoberyl... old material and very saturated. Turns highlighter yellow With a green modifier in some light, but I’m not the best photographer. I bought this for my middle daughter, who is unconventional in taste, and Is a pretty wild Child (god help us!) I imagined setting it as a pendant with an Art Deco look with baguette diamonds coming down like a fan, in platinum. But she’ll have to design it. She really loves it and it fits her personality so well.
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voce

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That setting is a dream!!! How did you request it? Is it a bead setting, milgrain bezel, a combination...?

It's model 134, on page 14 of the Cecile Raley Designs custom ring catalog. I bought the gems from her Etsy shop, so looked through the PDF for ideas on how to set the gems. It's a combination, a bead setting with the look of a bezel with milgrain. I thought that it was genius, too.
 

Lexililac

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They are wonderful....
Thanks! Finally I cut the pink sapphire for a mismatched pair with the V-chryso. Wasnt very sure about how it will turne out exactely in case of color, saturation ect. But Im very happy with the result and it was defenitely worth to loose bit weight and size to get that lovely mismatched pair.
 

Nosean

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Pink or purplish pink is very attractive in combination with blue to bluishgreen.

The sapphire and the top left Chryso...
 
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Musia

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You can have your very own light saber with chrysoberyl! 2621E25A-3476-4E09-BF06-FD5D1C815E90.jpeg
I saw a big and bright yellow-green stone in my dream last night. Now I know for sure that it was yours. Just splendid!
 
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glitterata

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Here are five of my chrysoberyls, set in a mid-Victorian brooch with four garnets. The central chrysoberyl is about 3/4 of a carat; the other four are about a quarter carat apiece. The brooch came attached to a smaller, similar brooch with garnets and white sapphires. I think it's a marriage rather than an original pairing, but if so, it's a happy one. I bought the pair online for the melt value of the gold; it arrived yesterday. IMG_9703.jpeg
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