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minousbijoux

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Okay, so we talked about it and here it is!

This thread is devoted to not just any old pretty stones, but stones we've seen that represent some minimum combination of representative and sought after: color; size, excellent price point, quality cutting and rarity. In essence, a stone that doesn't come around very often, that for whatever reason, you yourself are not interested in purchasing, but wanted to share with the PS/CS family in case somebody here would want to jump on it. There may be other qualities/criterion that folks want to add to the list - by all means, go for it!

So that this thread can be perpetuated, we ask that if possible, you upload images of the stone rather than links which expire. It would also be helpful to include the specs and asking price, if you remember ;))

As promised, the first stone is from Michael Litnon a huge 11.43 carat, pure orange (doesn't have any discernible red), Namibian Spessartite, available for $1,140. Dimensions are 14.8 x 10.9 x 8.8 mm, so some reshaping work could be done to make pavilion facets even more lively if needed.

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minousbijoux

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Next up:

Hard to tell from the photos, but this looks like a fairly saturated, bright "chrome green" 1.05 ct tsavorite, dimensions of 6.58 x 4.62 x 4.29mm for the bargain price of $125. This could be someone's first tsavorite - at a great price!

Being sold by one of our own, on the Bistro with a discussion on our own Preloved PS Jewels section of the PS Cafe.

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This one is a great example of size, cutting, and uncommon and outstanding color (IMO); the price is not the best part on this one, but weighing all the other factors, I would think there should be interest in this stone.

From Jeffdvs101 on ebay, a 4.15 ct. precision cut VVS neon chrysoberyl from Madagascar, dimensions of 9.05 x 8.50 x 6.88mm. Offered at 1,850 - not the best bargain, but IMO stunning!

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That color, that size...
from Spectral Gems
8.77ct Merelani Mint Garnet trillion (Awarded 2nd Place AGTA 2012)
$1550 per carat = $13,593 - untreated

I couldn't afford it, i hope someone can

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I wish my first tsavorite was a bargain like that, minous...mine was about 6 times the price! I agree that's one heck of a deal.
 

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This is fun! Another green trillion from Roger. Congo tourmaline, untreated. 2.23 ct, 8.15 x 8.15 x 5.85. Haven't asked the cost; I know I can't afford it but I hope somebody can. LOVE the cut.

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This is on master cut gems site and I just love the color even though it's included. Unheated 8.9 ct aquamarine from Brazil. $1100



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minousbijoux

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Wow, JF, beautiful stone!

C'mon, folks! we need more postings - where are all the beautiful stones and excellent buys?!!
 

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Can anyone say purple?

Amethyst, origin unknown. Emerald cut, 14.33 carats 18.3x11.4x9.3, offered for $210 by Beau-wy on ebay

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Wow, Minou, I could look at that amethyst all day.

Another of my favorite color in zircons.



3.06 ct., $400 from Peter Torraca.

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minousbijoux|1340946359|3225737 said:
This one is a great example of size, cutting, and uncommon and outstanding color (IMO); the price is not the best part on this one, but weighing all the other factors, I would think there should be interest in this stone.

From Jeffdvs101 on ebay, a 4.15 ct. precision cut VVS neon chrysoberyl from Madagascar, dimensions of 9.05 x 8.50 x 6.88mm. Offered at 1,850 - not the best bargain, but IMO stunning!
This one looks lovely :lickout:
 

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minousbijoux|1340946359|3225737 said:
This one is a great example of size, cutting, and uncommon and outstanding color (IMO); the price is not the best part on this one, but weighing all the other factors, I would think there should be interest in this stone.

From Jeffdvs101 on ebay, a 4.15 ct. precision cut VVS neon chrysoberyl from Madagascar, dimensions of 9.05 x 8.50 x 6.88mm. Offered at 1,850 - not the best bargain, but IMO stunning!
Lovely!! :love:
 

minousbijoux

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Yes! Yes! Yes! I've been visiting that one on a regular basis, HKK. You might want to add the stats for others. For its size and color, its a great price.
 

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What is the price? I can't find it on the listing.
 

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Weight: 5.33 carat

Size: 9.20x8.14x6.82mm

Unheated.

For that sapphire we all love. I have a friend who is getting a big promotion at work and I wants a piece of jewelry to celebrate and I showed it to her.
 

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:shock:


I guess that's not bad for an unheated stone of that size, but my first reaction was "my Lord!"
 

wordie89

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Love this stone and keep looking at it on Dana's site. :shock: He says he'll get more!!!
 

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I've been stalking this Merelani Mint Garnet for weeks (Clear Cut Gems). Since it hasn't gone anywhere, I'm guessing it's overpriced for its size? I'm still learning though.

Just in case anyone falls in love: 1.52ct, $1550

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Jereni|1341349887|3228087 said:
I've been stalking this Merelani Mint Garnet for weeks (Clear Cut Gems). Since it hasn't gone anywhere, I'm guessing it's overpriced for its size? I'm still learning though.

Just in case anyone falls in love: 1.52ct, $1550
Lovely!! I would love to add a Merelani Mint Garnet to my collection...
 

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Upgradable|1341224545|3227194 said:
:shock:


I guess that's not bad for an unheated stone of that size, but my first reaction was "my Lord!"
Funny thing is that's actually a killer deal for a sapphire like that! 1 year ago I would have paid that in a heartbeat!
~Justin
 

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I love that Merelani mint-but does seem high priced ...
 

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Jereni|1341349887|3228087 said:
I've been stalking this Merelani Mint Garnet for weeks (Clear Cut Gems). Since it hasn't gone anywhere, I'm guessing it's overpriced for its size? I'm still learning though.

Just in case anyone falls in love: 1.52ct, $1550
That is very expensive!
 

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JewelFreak|1341141366|3226854 said:
Wow, Minou, I could look at that amethyst all day.

Another of my favorite color in zircons.



3.06 ct., $400 from Peter Torraca.

thank you for posting this - its almost exactly what I've been searching for (since I gifted the Dave Dawson Zircon I bought last year to a friend of mine - which I dont regret cos she is enjoying it so much but man-o-mano I miss that fabulous stone ;( )

I've already contacted Peter about this one :appl: although its smaller than the Dave Dawson one and more expensive but if its even 50% as nice I'll be happy (dammit I miss dave's stone ;( ;( ;( )
 

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Yahoo, Mac! Post pics if you buy it, please -- and plans for it. :appl:

--- Laurie
 
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