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Ideal_Rock
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I love when people get a genuine surprise that something is really valuable - remember the lady with the old ornate bead that turned out to be a tiny Faberge egg :appl:
 

Rad_Fan

Brilliant_Rock
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Sep 1, 2018
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Is it only me or you all don't believe about the paste/cz story? Seriously? I would think that jewelers would give her low ball offers to buy it.
 
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DauphineMucha

Shiny_Rock
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Oct 13, 2010
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Yeah...me too. I normally really enjoyed listening to John but thought his reaction on this one was a bit too much.

But at least we got to see it! It reminds me of a Luc Yen spinel...
 

Nick_G

Shiny_Rock
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Sep 7, 2018
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As soon as I saw that I thought 'Ceylon sapphire". I thought it would actually be worth a bit more than the estimate, but maybe it's because it's a fairly light blue.

It's a stunner!
 

dk168

Ideal_Rock
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Jul 7, 2013
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A gorgeous piece, thanks for sharing!

DK :kiss2:
 

Snowdrop13

Brilliant_Rock
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Aug 27, 2011
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It is beautiful, I wonder if she sold it afterwards? The expert in the piece always makes pronouncements about origins of stones, size, colour and cut and sometimes I think he gets it wrong or doesn’t have enough info to tell. Certification is never mentioned!
 

stracci2000

Ideal_Rock
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Fab!
I think every one of us could tell right away that this is sapphire and old cut diamonds.
Or at least spinel.
And we never saw the back, so the clasp is probably beautifully made.
 

arkieb1

Ideal_Rock
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I was thinking the same thing, that mid coloured blue that size and that old would probably go for more than that at a fine jewels auction at one of the high end auction houses....
 
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