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fredflintstone

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Just for the record: if someone in Sri Lanka tells you they can't take a return because it's "illegal", that simply isn't and has never at any point been true.

Sri Lanka imports an inordinate amount of rough from Africa every year or at least it used to prior to Covid and getting parcels sent back and forth is very much allowed.

The issue however might be that it costs; most of the fees payable for export are also applicable for import on single stones. It costs, but that doesn't mean that it cannot be done.

The illegal things related to gem export are:
- export of locally mined rough in any form (including crystals or preformed stones)
- sending gems without going through government-regulated, official export channels (it's illegal to go to a post office or FedEx, hide a stone in something and send it yourself), or using non-approved shipping companies (DHL, UPS).

Just for public info.

Yes, Sri Lanka customs allow cut gemstones to be returned or sent in for other matters. I've done it many times.

Watch out for India though. That country does not allow gemstones imported for any reason. Some Indian dealers hide behind this.
 

Mrs_Strizzle

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@emegumi please report back if you hear. Like I said, there is no way for me to buy anything anytime soon but I love just about everything on his IG.
 

blingbae

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Someone please buy this so I don’t...


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Arcadian

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Get ready for the light show.


that material was meant for that cut. :love: thank you for posting!!!
 

NKOTB

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Another tsavorite. I’m saving for something big, so I’ll resist.

“1.36ct tsavorite garnet. Eye clean, glassy crystal. Stunning vivid green. 6.45mm round. Untreated. Kenya.
1200
Shipping is actual cost.”

From Jason Brim B3E39A11-38C0-4121-ADF8-7B8E1336E6DC.jpeg
 

Spring Day

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This pretty thing is $1,250:


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I was the one that bought this stone. The color is freaking amazing! I thought the pictures on her IG were good but they’re not as good as in real life! Alas, I knew the smaller size was gonna be a determining factor. I wish it was 2mm bigger because I don’t think I’ve ever gasped when I opened a CS package before. So here’s some pics of mine to show how gorgeous it is cuz another PSer needs to buy this stone! It’s beautiful!!

Video is under flourescent lighting!

My phone seems to err on the blue side. There’s no blue. It’s GREEN with green and yellow flashes.
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strawrose

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I was the one that bought this stone. The color is freaking amazing! I thought the pictures on her IG were good but they’re not as good as in real life! Alas, I knew the smaller size was gonna be a determining factor. I wish it was 2mm bigger because I don’t think I’ve ever gasped when I opened a CS package before. So here’s some pics of mine to show how gorgeous it is cuz another PSer needs to buy this stone! It’s beautiful!!

Video is under flourescent lighting!

My phone seems to err on the blue side. There’s no blue. It’s GREEN with green and yellow flashes.
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Omg I love it! How was the transaction like? Are they easy to work with?
 

Spring Day

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Omg I love it! How was the transaction like? Are they easy to work with?

Great! Joyce is super nice! Her and her husband both work full times jobs but she got back to me quickly and shipped out as soon as she had a chance between all their meetings. Theres a no questions asked 7 day return policy so no pressure at all.

Are you considering getting it? I really want to keep it. It’s so freaking beautiful but I know I’ll never set it and even if I did, probably won’t wear it. I need more substance for my fingers.
 

T L

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I was the one that bought this stone. The color is freaking amazing! I thought the pictures on her IG were good but they’re not as good as in real life! Alas, I knew the smaller size was gonna be a determining factor. I wish it was 2mm bigger because I don’t think I’ve ever gasped when I opened a CS package before. So here’s some pics of mine to show how gorgeous it is cuz another PSer needs to buy this stone! It’s beautiful!!

Video is under flourescent lighting!

My phone seems to err on the blue side. There’s no blue. It’s GREEN with green and yellow flashes.
400A8114-80D0-430B-AA44-341923F7D671.jpeg 5F2926DC-2E4A-4D61-A761-AC5BC706666B.jpeg F1092ED1-6855-436D-9333-5895D2E9C9E3.jpeg 4737A3B5-2136-4D23-9112-CD2ED4E82CC1.jpeg

Well now you have to start your own thread on this insanely gorgeous gem!!
 

Spring Day

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Well now you have to start your own thread on this insanely gorgeous gem!!

Oh I’m sorry! My post wasn’t very clear, she’s going back to Joyce. It breaks my heart because the color and cut is to die for. The tsav even lights up in my closet where my bombshell diamonds do not. But the size isn’t big enough. Thought I would try something under 8mm which is my usual stone size but it’s too small.
 

AnastasiaBeaverhausen

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I was the one that bought this stone. The color is freaking amazing! I thought the pictures on her IG were good but they’re not as good as in real life! Alas, I knew the smaller size was gonna be a determining factor. I wish it was 2mm bigger because I don’t think I’ve ever gasped when I opened a CS package before. So here’s some pics of mine to show how gorgeous it is cuz another PSer needs to buy this stone! It’s beautiful!!

Video is under flourescent lighting!

My phone seems to err on the blue side. There’s no blue. It’s GREEN with green and yellow flashes.
400A8114-80D0-430B-AA44-341923F7D671.jpeg 5F2926DC-2E4A-4D61-A761-AC5BC706666B.jpeg F1092ED1-6855-436D-9333-5895D2E9C9E3.jpeg 4737A3B5-2136-4D23-9112-CD2ED4E82CC1.jpeg

Holy moly that's a breathtaking tsav. Sorry the size doesn't work for you :(
 

Cerulean

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Sleepy stone fans, unite! And buy this stone!!! Omg it’s JUICY

**edit - I asked for price, because I am a glutton for punishment...it is 6k SGD (~4.5k USD)

I mean, it is HUGE and super saturated. I'd buy if I had, oh, approximately 4.5k laying around.... :lol:

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2Neezers

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Gilded Lane has a finished piece for sale with a 9.4mm Malaya Garnet cut by Barry B. A beautiful piece for fans of Barry B’s cutting :love: . I wish rose gold looked good on me!
 

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minousbijoux

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I waaaaaaant it but have spent too much lately. Great price and color! Somebody’s gotta get this! In fact she’s posted some really pretty stones today.


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Wow, that is a great price if it really looks like that in hand. Even though I do not need it, it totally brings out the Gollum in me, cuz I waaaaaaaaaant it!
 

AnastasiaBeaverhausen

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I waaaaaaant it but have spent too much lately. Great price and color! Somebody’s gotta get this! In fact she’s posted some really pretty stones today.


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I'm so sad I spent all my monies on a diamond and now I have no funds for a CS!
 
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