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Acinom

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Woohoo! @‘s newly acquired 2,05 heat only Paraiba, made it to her top 5. What a stunning and saturated collection with a glowing Paraiba that deserves that stunning setting
This beauty belongs to @lucida818 .
Somehow her name disappeared while posting.
 

lovedogs

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Love love love that paraiba ring!!! It's a mind blowing color. Sorry about the almond slivers. Those suckers burn in seconds! :cry2:
 

lucida818

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Thank you @TL & Burmesedaze :tongue:
I should perhaps eat the charred almonds at nite with all lights switched off :lol: Btw it’s a preowned piece & I am wondering why its tip isn’t covered?
I should wear it with the tip facing me for time being in hope to reduce the risk of chipping. Am still thinking should I reset it?
 

lucida818

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Thanks for yr compliments @lovedogs & sympathy too :boohoo:
In the place where I live, Paraiba isn’t very commonly known & seen. Eg.the first time I wore it out to a mall, a total stranger complimented it “you have a really nice topaz ring” I smiled (rather sweetly) & thanked her politely. Didn’t see any point in explaining!
 
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Thanks for yr compliments @lovedogs & sympathy too :boohoo:
In the place where I live, Paraiba isn’t very commonly known & seen. Eg.the first time I wore it out to a mall, a total stranger complimented it “you have a really nice topaz ring” I smiled (rather sweetly) & thanked her politely. Didn’t see any point in explaining!
@lucida818 which country are you based in?

Your paraiba has a huge halo which I think will protect the tip quite well. But will let the experience CS-ers weigh in and also perhaps can check with your regular jeweller/s?
 

T L

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Paraiba’s and cuprians in the Fabulous below 1250$ thread? Only if you are as stone savvy as @T_L. Gorgeous!!!!
Thanks @Acinom for posting this ring. I think I should stress that this stone, although pleasant looking, is NOT what you should be paying a premium for in paraiba. It does not have that neon glow, and looks exactly like an aquamarine. Now, the above gorgeous pear shaped ring owned by @lucida818 IS what you want in a paraiba.
 

T L

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This is a 2.26 ct mozambique at my local jeweler. They have a list price of $34,000. I remember when I sold a pair of Brazilian 4 ctw for $16,000. Wow times have changed.
Is that included? If so, it is way overpriced.
 

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This is a 2.26 ct mozambique at my local jeweler. They have a list price of $34,000. I remember when I sold a pair of Brazilian 4 ctw for $16,000. Wow times have changed.
I bought a 2.78ct oval Mozambique with perfect transparency on eBay for a steal.
 

voce

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Oh yes! This gorgeous pendant belongs to @voce . A selection of her bright collection, including a stunning Paraiba ring:
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Thanks, Acinom, for putting my pendant in the thread. I need to set the record straight that the ring with the blue center is a regular indicolite, not a paraiba.
 

Acinom

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Thanks, Acinom, for putting my pendant in the thread. I need to set the record straight that the ring with the blue center is a regular indicolite, not a paraiba.
That ‘regular’ indicolite sure glows like a Paraiba. Great find.
Your collection is just amazing
 

voce

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That ‘regular’ indicolite sure glows like a Paraiba. Great find.
Your collection is just amazing
Omg, I'm floored, you have the most amazing collection, including a 2ct+ paraiba set by Leon Mege. It's such a compliment coming from you!

I do pride myself sometimes on my finds. The indicolite there was less than $400, and my unheated ruby engagement ring was $3k new, both acquired in 2018. Of course, if you look for those things now at those prices, you'll turn up nothing, because I already bought the steals. :P2
 
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