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Somebody's Gotta Buy This Stone!

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by minousbijoux, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. stonewell
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    by stonewell » Feb 5, 2019
    I’m going to search for it now... thanks!
     
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    by elliefire99 » Feb 5, 2019
    I know! I'm not even a pink person, but ever since lovedogs's project I have been coveting....

    Another glower from that vendor...
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    by qubitasaurus » Feb 6, 2019
    I feel there is something to be said for the fact that nice spinels are often highly flourescent in direct sunlight. And thus in direct sunlight or very well lit enviroments, they can look a bit different from how they look the rest of the time. So you may also want to see lots of pictures in different lighting conditions. For example on the back of someones hand at night under flourescent lights.

    I understand that jdei spinels are supposed to be bright in any light (I think Arkieb even has pictures and a small collection of videos on youtube showing this). Not withstanding this point, unless you have a lab report with origin included it would be silly to pay a premium for a stone labeled 'jedi' spinel wihout being able to check how it looked in a lot of different lighting. And even if you had this paper work as I understand it the term was coined by richard wise to describe stones that never went dark and never exhibited any grey cast (while there seems to be a few locations famous for producing this stuff, not everything from these localities will meet that description). Some of these stones may be difficult to return if they dont live up to expectations, or may not even be returnable. So it makes sense to ask as many questions as possible upfront. Otherwise 'jedi', 'cornflower', 'pidgeon blood red' can be broad categories which suffer from some degree of interpretaion issues, and they may not exactly match the attributes you are presupposing they describe.
     
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 6, 2019
    Thank you for such an informative post. Sometimes we get carried away when we see something new. It’s nice to see a post like this that reminds us to take a minute and really think over all the different aspects. :mrgreen2:
     
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 6, 2019
    25% off? I’m off to browse the shop now..:P2 There’s always those ones I’ve had my eye on for a while. :twisted2:
     
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 6, 2019
    I find that the longer I hang around PS the more expensive my tastes become. Now when I browse through gems, my eye immediately finds (and loves) the ideally colored and most expensive gems. Sometimes I long for the days before I knew anything. :lol:

    Ps. That red oval was the first one I noticed too. ;)2
     
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    by LisaRN » Feb 6, 2019
    Right? The longer we stay on PS the more we look for colored stones with the "it" factor.
     
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 6, 2019
    Exactly! I need to go back to the days where I could buy a ring at a commercial jewelry store like Kays and be totally happy. *Sigh* :doh:
     
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    by qubitasaurus » Feb 6, 2019
    Thank you. You own such gorgeous spinels, I have always been a fan both your pink/red spinel rings :dance:. I also had been privately worried the post was going to be incoherent, as I had keep breaking off to rangle my daughter out of the edible chinese new year decorrations. 20190206_203209.jpg 20190206_203933.jpg
     
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    by strawrose » Feb 6, 2019
    Well... why do they have them there if they’re not meant to be eaten? :lol:
     
    


    


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    by qubitasaurus » Feb 7, 2019
    Lol I don't know. They are auspicious. So the resteraunts and office towers are full of them.

    But it was impossible to explain to a 12month old that everything else in the resteraunt was for eating, except for the trees which (while also being edible) were actually there to be admired.

    Chinese new year dinner has somewhere arround 20 courses, and goes on foreever. The tables are surounded by edible trees, and nothing is more interesting to a 12 month old than the thing that she has been told she is not allowed to have.
     
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    by strawrose » Feb 7, 2019
    Aha... those toddlers.

    We always had hot pot. Now, I’m interested in this 20 course dinner for next year (Minus eating decorations). :think:
     
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    by qubitasaurus » Feb 7, 2019
    I think it is just a mixture of cognitive dissonance and too much baijiu -- things seen to start out ok with a 12 course banquet menue and several bottles of baijiu. And then after a few rounds of ganbei (in particular, every pair of individuals at the tabel individually wishing each other good fortune for the new year - repeated several times over), the 12 courses somehow magically turn into 20 because no-ones childhood favourite food was in the original set menue (which is stuffed with foods which I don't think people usually eat like abalone and birdsnest) and everyone is being especially generous.
     
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 7, 2019
    I’m with your daughter on this one. Those babies are begging to be plucked off. Just look at them. :mrgreen2: :lol:
     
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    by 737lizakg » Feb 9, 2019
    Are we allowed to post eBay auctions? There's a killer ring that is being auctioned for charity that I can't afford. :cry2:
     
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    by LisaRN » Feb 9, 2019
    Yes we can. :twisted2:
     
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 9, 2019
    Agree 100%. :mrgreen2: The 3ct one she sold in the last couple weeks was a killer piece at an equally killer price point. :love:

    @lovedogs , clearly you, me, and @LisaRN all have excellent taste in spinels. :mrgreen2:
     
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    by chrono » Feb 9, 2019
    It’s so pretty.
     
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