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There was talk about starting a thread like this, and I figured I would do it!

This will hopefully be a thread where people can post stones that someone should really buy--but few people actually can. I'm thinking stones over 5-8K make sense, because in colored stones that's pretty pricey. But happy to edit the price to be lower/higher based on feedback!

Get to posting some pricey eye candy! :$$)::$$)::$$)::$$):
 

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I love browsing Leibish and DBL for fancy color diamonds, and this one just knocked my socks off... I go back just to look at it.

Fancy Intense Blue, .5 cts, 175 thousand dollars so I'm not going to be buying it anytime soon but gosh, if anyone out there has the money, snatch it up!

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https://www.leibish.com/blue-diamonds/fancy-intense-blue-emerald-35091
(watch the video because the cutting looks great for a fancy color diamond!)

 

chroman

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I was just wondering what % of the posts will be FCDs :)
 

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Lilith112

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I can't tell from that pic if it has a window? I really hope it doesn't because THAT COLOR :love:
The color really is amazing though I'm noticing pads, even expensive ones, tend to be cut...especially wonky? Even for native cut. Can't even think how much this one would cost if it was precision cut lol.
 

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The color really is amazing though I'm noticing pads, even expensive ones, tend to be cut...especially wonky? Even for native cut. Can't even think how much this one would cost if it was precision cut lol.
Most stones where the material is so expensive get material-saving cuts rather than pretty cuts. I get it, but I wish it wasn’t the case.

oooooh PLEASE say I'm allowed to post FCDs!
This is my holy grail color of diamond/stone. I've been trying to find something like it in zircon for a very long time without much luck. Stones are either too light, too dark, too yellow, too orange, etc. But ugh I just love this one so much.
http://www.diamondsbylauren.com/index.php/jewelry/303ct-pink-vs1-pear-diamond-r8747
Uhhh I’d offer to go halfsies if I had even that much money! This is a good contender for the “Sisterhood of the traveling Pricescope Ring.”
 

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Maybe not exactly "have to win the lottery to afford", but definitely more than I've ever spent on a CS. I want one so bad, and this one is such a beautiful color.

http://www.multicolour.com/detail/?/details/taaffeite/tf10268aa/&1244716636
Not as nice as the one posted, but still very nice for such a rare stone and much more budget friendly. If I was in the market for Taaffeite I think I would take the risk with this vendor.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-06ct-Stunning-6-2x5-8mm-Oval-Cut-Natural-Pink-Taaffeite/173953499311?hash=item28806fc0af:g:cLYAAOSw5BpdHV2S
 

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B40A6BCE-A642-4618-BA4C-F8DF866F907E.jpeg I though this was a purplish red mahenge, but it’s a diamond. It’s not the most attractive stone in this page, but probably the most expensive so far.

Btw, The emeralds above are gorgeous!!
 

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The colour is mesmerising, price tag likely in the tens of millions
I personally don’t like the color. It’s too dark and will impede sparkle, and a diamond should always sparkle. I prefer pure fancy pinks. However yes, 7 figures per carat at least.
 

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It’s too dark and will impede sparkle, and a diamond should always sparkle.
Do we know it to be the case that color saturation impedes sparkle? This is not something I would assume. I searched for a Youtube video of this diamond, couldn't find any.

Very fine, highly saturated demantoid garnets sparkle about the same or more than white diamonds.
 

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Do we know it to be the case that color saturation impedes sparkle? This is not something I would assume. I searched for a Youtube video of this diamond, couldn't find any.

Very fine, highly saturated demantoid garnets sparkle about the same or more than white diamonds.
I’ve seen enough deep pinks to know they just lose their life. I’ve seen them at gem shows, museums, and videos. There’s not as much brilliance as a lighter toned gem. They almost look sleepy. People can feel free to disagree, but that stone is definitely more valuable for the color, which is very rare, than anything else.

Diamonds should sparkle more than garnets. I would say that the fire of a demantoid is similar to a diamond, but not the brilliance, and I’ve seen amazing demantoids. In melee sizes, it’s harder to distinguish brilliance. JMO

One of the most gorgeous ethereal fcd’s I’ve ever seen in person was a fancy orange pink, like a fine padparadcha.
 

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HI:

At one time I stalked red beryl but do so no longer. This would be my HG and Lotto splurge.

cheers--Sharon
 
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