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"Sweet Home" Rhodochrosite

Discussion in 'Colored Stones' started by shinyrocks, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. shinyrocks
    Rough_Rock

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    by shinyrocks » Oct 12, 2017
    Does anyone know of a good source for rhodochrosite from the famed "Sweet Home" mine? I am looking for a nice faceted (well-cut) example to add to my collection and haven't had much luck. :(2

    Thanks!
     
  2. elle_71125
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  3. SparkliesLuver
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  4. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Oct 12, 2017
    @SparkliesLuver I was just looking through his site last night because @StephanieLynn posted that he was having a sale. Of course, my eyes dropped to this guy immediately because that color is gorgeous...then I read the price tag.:confused2:

    I'm just left wondering when my tastes became so expensive. :cry:

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  5. SparkliesLuver
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    by SparkliesLuver » Oct 12, 2017
    hahahahahahaha I feel your pain, Elle. ;-)
     
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  6. shinyrocks
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    by shinyrocks » Oct 12, 2017
    Ooooo. Thanks guys! I saw the ones on the Gem Trader's site but was hoping for something larger. The color is to die for though! That 1+ ct. oval in particular. Whoa! Brett has some monster pieces. Very nice, but the ones I might like are WAY out of budget. I checked with Jeff White (my personal fave precision cutter), and he does have some African material but nothing from Sweet Home. Thanks for the great suggestions so far! I might reach out to the Gem Trader to see if they expect any larger pieces in the near future, since the color and cutting of those is quite nice.
     
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  7. chatoyancy
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    by chatoyancy » Oct 12, 2017
    There is one on djrararegems.com. They are on the recommended vendor list. It’s 2 carats.
     
  8. chatoyancy
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    by chatoyancy » Oct 14, 2017 at 10:35 AM
    Did you find one? How is your quest going?
     
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    by shinyrocks » Oct 14, 2017 at 12:31 PM
    Thanks for checking! Still on the hunt. Thanks for the reference to DJRaregems. I love the color of that 2 ct. but am not crazy about the cut. I think I'm leaning toward a cushion or oval. The one right above that 2 ct. piece is a great size, and I lovely the pillowy shape, but it is pretty badly windowed.

    I'll keep you guys posted if I find anything. You've been super helpful so far!
     
  10. chatoyancy
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    by chatoyancy » Oct 14, 2017 at 12:51 PM
    Definitely keep us posted! I’d love to see what you find. We don’t see many transparent rhodochrosites on here. If you find something that’s “almost right” on a website, you should definitely contact the vendor to see if they have what you want, but haven't put it on their website.
     
  11. T L
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    by T L » Oct 16, 2017 at 9:20 AM
    If you're buying to keep in a gem box, that's fine. If setting in jewelry, be careful as it's a softer stone.
     

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