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The Prince''s Mint Garnet & Other Gems - My Entire Collection

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yingh

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The picture of the mint garnet with the handsome prince didn't do the stone justice, so I spent the afternoon playing with my camera. Here we go, my entire collection, starting with a group shot of the garnets.

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I now have to kick myself in the, excuse me, blank blank, for not getting that mint garnet when I had the chance. You have such a good eye for gemstones Yingh. Your collection is just spectacular. More pics!!
 

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Rhodolite garnet, 2ct. Bottom right is the vendor picture.

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Rhodolite garnet, weight unknown, recut from a 5+ct stone.

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My latest purchase from BB, Umbalite garnet, 3.73ct. Picture cannot do this stone justice.

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The Prince''s mint garnet, 2.34ct, cut by Gene, it is impossible to get its fire and color on the picture. The garnet group picture was the closest.

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Tsavorite, 1.26ct, with inclusions, but color is pure green.

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Color change garnet, 1.84ct, bottom right is the vendor picture showing the other color. Honestly, I''ve only see that green color once under a strange lighting.

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Spessartite garnet, 7.95ct, it reminds me of the evil eye in LOTR movie.

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Madarin spessartite, 5.7ct, concave cut by Richard Holmes, very bright under sun light.

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A pair of orange spess, about 2.6ct in total. One has a much better cut.

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My other passion is with spinel (basically anything that sparks), here is a group shot.

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A little pink spinel cut by Dan, 0.66ct. On the right is the vendor picture.

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Date: 2/22/2009 8:43:13 PM
Author: yingh
Madarin spessartite, 5.7ct, concave cut by Richard Holmes, very bright under sun light.


GAHHH!!!!
 

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One more pink spinel (from eBay), 1.54ct, top right corner is the vendor picture.

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An organgy pink spinel, weight unknown. Cut with a huge window, I bought it for its ''pad'' like color.

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Rosy red spinel, about 1.9ct, eBay again. Can you tell which is the vendor picture?

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Red spinel, weight unknown. Vendor piture bottom right.

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Violet spinel, 3.12ct, cut too shallow, but still very sparkly.

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Blue spinel, 1.25ct, my camera seems to give more blue than it actually has.

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Blue spinel from Dan, 1.34ct. Actually darker than the picture and less blue.

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Can forget my 5.67ct sapphire from Thailand, seller claim it is unheated. Independent appraiser said what he saw could indicate no heat or very very low heat. Need to send it to AGTA one day.

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Date: 2/22/2009 8:31:29 PM
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I now have to kick myself in the, excuse me, blank blank, for not getting that mint garnet when I had the chance. You have such a good eye for gemstones Yingh. Your collection is just spectacular. More pics!!
I contemplated that mint garnet for a long while, as well! You both obviously have wonderful taste
hehe

seriously, fabulous collection, yingh! Thanks so much more sharing... I''ll keep refreshing for more
 

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My little color changing sapphire, 1.16ct. The one facing down give a hint how the night time purple color looks like. I tried to picture the purple, but as soon as the flash light shins, it turns to be blue. Anyone have tips?

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Green tourmaline, 1.6ct. This beautiful blueish green reminds me of an emerald. One of my favorites.

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Date: 2/22/2009 9:02:18 PM
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Now the tourmalines.
ARRRRRGGGGHHHH!!!! Stop it, I''m melting!!
 
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