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Thoughts on this grey spinel?

dk168

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I like it, nice grey, no evidence of zoning or a window to me, and the cutting looks nice, full of sparkles.

DK :))
 

Niffler75

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@two_little_birds It seems like a lovely colour and cut! Bear in mind spinels
are shifty and you may see more of the violet colour in other lighting conditions. What are your plans for it?
 

elizat

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I have bought from him three times. I have had no issues with the stones. I actually really like them.

Although please keep in mind he does not ship according to appropriate regulations. He sends alternate methods and he basically does that I think to keep the costs lower. Last time I got a stone, it was in a box filled with cheap tourist souvenirs and he had stuffed the stone in this weird little woven pouch. He sent me something like 35 woven raffia pouches and postcards and keychains.

I really don't know what would have happened on an insurance claim.
 

Horsegirl76

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I agree with @Niffler75. I Have a very similar colored one (maybe a bit lighter) and I get the post beautiful shifts of lavender/violet/grey in different lighting. I personally LOVE a shifty stone. It was a characteristic that really attracted me to spinels. This one looks beautifully cut. What size is it?
 

two_little_birds

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Wahhhhh... they sold it! I didn't even know another buyer was interested. :cry:

They're going to try and find me something similar though.
 

OreoRosies86

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I like the dispersion.
 

Burmesedaze

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I've bought from him from Facebook before. 2 purplish pink spinels. Shipping was as described earlier in rattan woven pouches filled with Styrofoam peanuts, postcards etc to keep costs low In guess and deter theft while in transit.

However, the spinels were shown on video to be neon purplish pink. When they arrived they were definite purples. But not why and the price I paid for them. Though cutting is good. Since I can't trust his videos, I never bothered purchasing from him again. I also did not enquire about a return as I was transiting between countries for my work and didn't have the time to.

Color inaccuracy may be less of a problem with grey.
 

LilAlex

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The hand shot looks dark. What metal were you planning to mount it in? (I mean, before it sold)
 

indigoblue

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I like this one even better. You might consider putting a hold on any stones you post here. Lurkers sometimes buy them out from under you.
 

LD

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What a shame that spinel was really gorgeous. Just as a matter of interest what's his pricing like?
 

voce

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@two_little_birds Defo watch out for lurkers. A few PS'ers have have had deals snatched out from under them straight after posting on here. ::)
Are you talking about me? My red spinel purchase did not have a very good ending. So there's risk too for lurkers who snatch.
 
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