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Sugarloafs, carvings, & cabs! Share your best non-faceted gems!

Adam95

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Cabs are so delicious and timeless! I've searched for and perused through PS cab threads many times. Thank you for starting this new one Adam95, my eyes have been blessed.

Luckily I just received a little vintage moonstone ring in the post today, so I hope to share some pictures this weekend once I've given it a clean. I'll also dig out my other antique pieces that have cabs.

Keep the photos coming please! :kiss2:

Fun fact: dumortierite it's almost never cab grade or even remotely transparent, so this cab is even more special!
 

voce

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Paraiba and sapphire.

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Paraiba.

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Emerald and gahnite.

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Chrysoprase.

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Juicy red spinel.

My modest self-set star sapphires/rubies will be posted later.
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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Opal is notoriously difficult to accurately photograph, but your ring still looks absolutely beautiful. I especially love the multicolor accent stones. I'm going to guess sapphires, spinels, or tourmalines?
Thank you

Yes they are saphires :kiss2:
They remind me of Cinderella's coach
it was a gift from @Bron357
Maybe she will show us her earings that match
She's much better at taking photos than me
 

Efleon

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My only cabochon piece.
Temple St Clair blue moonstone necklace.
Super special stones. 81A8D8B4-27D1-4B6A-8379-2B87A5C166F4.jpeg
 

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Adam95

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Paraiba and sapphire.

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Paraiba.

PXL_20210506_163647597.jpg
Emerald and gahnite.

PXL_20210109_155524904.jpg
Chrysoprase.

IMG_20200313_164907.jpg
Juicy red spinel.

My modest self-set star sapphires/rubies will be posted later.

My word that big blue Paraiba in the middle
 

Catmom

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The black opal is blowing my mind and the sky-blue opals against that rich yellow gold... PERFECTION! So gorgeous

Thank you so much!
 

canuk-gal

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Oh my!!
@canuk-gal are those earrings Temple StClair????
Just gorgeous!

No, they were handmade by my favorite local bench. They are wonderful and the pictures do not them justice.

Your TSC necklace is gorgeous!
 

icy_jade

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Some unfaceted gem rings in various lighting since they seem to do well in different lights and it’s hard to take them together so that they uniformly look good...

1st row, L to R: peruvian opal, lavender jadeite, Mexican opal, black opal
2nd: icy jadeite, green jadeite, star sapphire
3rd: moonstone, jadeite, black opal, jadeite

daylight with some sun:
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Indoors shaded natural light:
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Bathroom light:
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femmemannequin

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Some unfaceted gem rings in various lighting since they seem to do well in different lights and it’s hard to take them together so that they uniformly look good...

1st row, L to R: peruvian opal, lavender jadeite, Mexican opal, black opal
2nd: icy jadeite, green jadeite, star sapphire
3rd: moonstone, jadeite, black opal, jadeite

daylight with some sun:
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Indoors shaded natural light:
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Bathroom light:
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i love your collection!
 

Efleon

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Some unfaceted gem rings in various lighting since they seem to do well in different lights and it’s hard to take them together so that they uniformly look good...

1st row, L to R: peruvian opal, lavender jadeite, Mexican opal, black opal
2nd: icy jadeite, green jadeite, star sapphire
3rd: moonstone, jadeite, black opal, jadeite

daylight with some sun:
23568E68-0069-4893-BB28-CD3D7EE38CC8.jpeg

Indoors shaded natural light:
01C5A47C-40B3-434D-AE01-0C4E66D80E88.jpeg

Bathroom light:
A8324B65-064E-44C4-9320-AE06D15C6860.jpeg

Wow @icy_jade what a wonderful collection.
Your amazing Peruvian opal, black opal and moonstone are especially interesting in the different light sources.
Real show-offs for sure.!
So cool!!!
 

lala646

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Nov 4, 2018
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Some unfaceted gem rings in various lighting since they seem to do well in different lights and it’s hard to take them together so that they uniformly look good...

1st row, L to R: peruvian opal, lavender jadeite, Mexican opal, black opal
2nd: icy jadeite, green jadeite, star sapphire
3rd: moonstone, jadeite, black opal, jadeite

daylight with some sun:
23568E68-0069-4893-BB28-CD3D7EE38CC8.jpeg

Indoors shaded natural light:
01C5A47C-40B3-434D-AE01-0C4E66D80E88.jpeg

Bathroom light:
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@icy_jade That navette/marquise jadeite ring will forever be one of my PS favorites. It has such a calming presence.
 
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