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icy_jade

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Hahaha I also really liked the heart that @YC got but I ended up with this instead. Included and native cut but the stones with nicer cuts etc couldn’t beat the color or the glow of this Mahenge spinel... 4.1ct

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Indoor low natural light - in temp setting for pics
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in shopping mall and making my other mahenge look bad
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during gem shopping
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My Thanos collection is growing! Muahahahaha...
 
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Niffler75

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Oh that is stunning! :kiss2: I absolutely adore spinel! I think sometimes you just have to accept a few inclusions if they do not detract from the overall beauty of the stone.
 

Polabowla

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I went shopping with 2 fellow PSers ( they may identify themselves in other threads or subsequent posts). The last thing I was planning to buy was another pink gemstone simply because I have quite a few pinks. However, when the vendor showed us his Mahenge spinels, I was unable to resist. It is such a bright happy pink! And it performs well under different lighting conditions.
Many of you will notice that it is windowed and included. Despite its imperfections and the heart shape, I was drawn to it. So the next project is to set it so that I can enjoy it further.

It is 2.61 carats, by the way.
Gorgeous ❤
 
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mellowyellowgirl

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I honestly don't see anything wrong with the cut.

I suspect because the colour is so strong and fabulous, any windows are no longer an issue.

OMG I cannot wait to see how you ladies set it!
 
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icy_jade

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Oh that is stunning! :kiss2: I absolutely adore spinel! I think sometimes you just have to accept a few inclusions if they do not detract from the overall beauty of the stone.
I know what you mean. I started out thinking of getting perfect gemstones with precision cuts but have since realized that I am really quite forgiving of flaws if I love the stone.


Fabulous Icy!!!! Seriously you ladies have excellent taste!
There were many beauties! Unfortunately funds are limited.


@mellowyellowgirl , thank you! It is no secret how you feel about flowers and heart shaped gemstones.:lol:

@icy_jade 's pink spinel is big and gorgeous. Our stones look similar in colour and glow, except @icy_jade's has a better cut. I think that these may be from a same batch.
sister gems! I think so too.


I honestly don't see anything wrong with the cut.

I suspect because the colour is so strong and fabulous, any windows are no longer an issue.

OMG I cannot wait to see how you ladies set it!
Window is small. Should be fine after setting. Fat cute heart shape

Not sure how to set. I think I will wait and see if any stock settings as usual.
 

Niffler75

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You can chase perfection and never find it! I have just received an orange red 2.6 ct spessartite today. Super excited as it is perfect for me. Eye clean aside from a small inclusion on one side. May be a little on the dark side for some but I love the slightly redder spessartites. :mrgreen2: Mother nature will leave her fingerprints!
 

prs

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Two absolutely gorgeous Mahenges!!

Did Wriston strike again? =)2
 

YC

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Two absolutely gorgeous Mahenges!!

Did Wriston strike again? =)2
Not from him this time round. These are from a seller @icy_jade found.


You can chase perfection and never find it! I have just received an orange red 2.6 ct spessartite today. Super excited as it is perfect for me. Eye clean aside from a small inclusion on one side. May be a little on the dark side for some but I love the slightly redder spessartites. :mrgreen2: Mother nature will leave her fingerprints!
Have you posted the stone somewhere for us to admire?;)2
 

Niffler75

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I'm going to start a separate thread as I am remodelling my engagement ring recycling the gold. I could do with some advice on styles and am working on a budget. So happy I found these boards as am new on here! ;)2
 
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icy_jade

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Not mine but I figured some eye candy never harms anyone...

Wriston brought in a pile, and I mean literally a pile of mahenge spinels that I happily went through yesterday...

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And shortlisted 6 spinels that I was rather tempted by, despite my recent acquisition. Some more tempting than others... hmm...

Anyway I was there in the evening just before sunset and the light was pretty bad so I arrowed my spinel for comparison... irl the spinels are quite pretty obviously
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Was particularly tempted by the one next to mine here...
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Niffler75

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Wow, the colour of those spinels woke me up this morning without the need for a cup of coffee! :kiss2: Gorgeous!
 
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