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The moonstone that broke my "no buy"

PickieBee

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2016 was supposed to be a jewelry no-buy for me...but when I saw this blue moonstone ring in an 18k (sun? sunflower?) setting at a local consignment store I had to make it mine. I know very little about moonstone but I *think* it was a good deal...
(apologies for my gross hands)

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Rfisher

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Good score- pretty stone! I like the setting, too.
Can you post a pic of underside of ring? Just curious.
Thanks!
 

lovedogs

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Love it!! I have a soft spot for moonstones so I totally understand needing to break a ban for it!

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smitcompton

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I love moonstone. Yours is very beautiful. Smart that you snagged it.

Annette
 

Acinom

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I love love love moonstones and yours is a beauty. Great setting as well :love:
Enjoy wearing your stunning ring.
 

Arcadian

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This is gorgeous! I can see why it broke the no buy (I would have bought it too!) amazing score and that blue really pops!
 

woweezowee

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I just started getting into moonstones and I can tell you that is an AMAZING stone. AMAZING!!! Totally worthy of breaking any "no-buy" rules :)
 

PickieBee

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woweezowee|1470074442|4061343 said:
I just started getting into moonstones and I can tell you that is an AMAZING stone. AMAZING!!! Totally worthy of breaking any "no-buy" rules :)
Thank you so much! Of course, now that I have this blue moonstone I really want a rainbow one!
 

chrono

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Beautiful ring! Is the back enclosed?
 

chrono

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Thank you! Be careful not to soak the ring or get it too wet when cleaning because I suspect foil backing to intensify the blue adularescence.
 

PickieBee

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Thanks for the info, Chrono.

Does anyone have an opinion about whether or not I should insure this ring? I have some of my nicer stuff insured but not my less expensive colored stone rings. It's around $100 for an appraisal, and I don't know if it's worth doing. Thoughts?
 

Nsmike

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PickieBee|1470256323|4062213 said:
Thanks for the info, Chrono.

Does anyone have an opinion about whether or not I should insure this ring? I have some of my nicer stuff insured but not my less expensive colored stone rings. It's around $100 for an appraisal, and I don't know if it's worth doing. Thoughts?
Talk to your insurance agent, many times there is general jewellery endorsement that does not need an appraisal, it all depends on the company. When I was working in the business I could offer my clients up to $10,000 in unscheduled jewelry with a $2500 per item max.
 
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