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Thoughts on this peridot from an instagram seller.

q8peridot

Rough_Rock
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Hi everyone

I've been lurking in this forum for quite sometime and found it very helpful and informative.

Going through the recommended vendors list I got an overall idea of the price and quality of peridot where a good quality (color and clarity) for a stone of 4 carats would be 200 USD per carat. I also understand "if its too good to be true". But I found this instagram account Finestonepk which I would appreciate your thoughts on:


My main issue is with how clean the stone is compared to the price (I believe it was about 300USD) . So what do you think?

Didn't ask him about the return policy, as where I live I can buy gemstones from abroad but for some reason I'm not allowed to return them without a having a jewelry license.
 

Polyhex

Brilliant_Rock
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I think it's lovely, I have recently discovered "apple green" peridot from Pakistan and I love it, it's so neon and not at all olive green which I am not a fan of. I bought a lagoon tourmaline from Finestonepk and I was VERY happy with it, they focus on gems from Pakistan and Afghanistan with beautiful precision cuts. I have limited experience with peridot but the price sounds reasonable for a source vendor, it's not at all too good to be true or the lowest possible price. Keep in mind when you are comparing to a western vendor that the latter has likely had the stone pass through many hands with each tacking on their own profit margin.

I bought a pair of peridot from another vendor, Pakgemstone who also has an eBay store with a high feedback rating, and I am happy with them: https://www.instagram.com/pakgemstone/

These are 9x9, 5.3 and 5.5, and $300 together. However, I think the color and clarity are better on the stone you are considering.

My pair:
20201230_214705347_iOS (2).jpg
 

q8peridot

Rough_Rock
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I think it's lovely, I have recently discovered "apple green" peridot from Pakistan and I love it, it's so neon and not at all olive green which I am not a fan of. I bought a lagoon tourmaline from Finestonepk and I was VERY happy with it, they focus on gems from Pakistan and Afghanistan with beautiful precision cuts. I have limited experience with peridot but the price sounds reasonable for a source vendor, it's not at all too good to be true or the lowest possible price. Keep in mind when you are comparing to a western vendor that the latter has likely had the stone pass through many hands with each tacking on their own profit margin.

I bought a pair of peridot from another vendor, Pakgemstone who also has an eBay store with a high feedback rating, and I am happy with them: https://www.instagram.com/pakgemstone/

These are 9x9, 5.3 and 5.5, and $300 together. However, I think the color and clarity are better on the stone you are considering.

My pair:
20201230_214705347_iOS (2).jpg

Thanks for the reply and these peridot look beautiful, I love the color. How would well would you describe the asscher cut on them?
 

Polyhex

Brilliant_Rock
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Thanks for the reply and these peridot look beautiful, I love the color. How would well would you describe the asscher cut on them?

For a hand cut with basic tools, excellent, but they are not precision cuts. They don't have precision symmetry, but they have excellent light return, no windowing, and look like halls of neon green mirrors. I did pick them out as the best cut from around 6 pairs offered.

The cuts on Finestonespk's stones, IMO, are real precision cuts with precision symmetry, meet points, polish, etc. If I am remembering correctly they are mostly recutting poorly cut stones.
 

q8peridot

Rough_Rock
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For a hand cut with basic tools, excellent, but they are not precision cuts. They don't have precision symmetry, but they have excellent light return, no windowing, and look like halls of neon green mirrors. I did pick them out as the best cut from around 6 pairs offered.

The cuts on Finestonespk's stones, IMO, are real precision cuts with precision symmetry, meet points, polish, etc. If I am remembering correctly they are mostly recutting poorly cut stones.

I guess I will give them a try , at least I do want to see the quality of stones they have to offer.
 

Polyhex

Brilliant_Rock
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I guess I will give them a try , at least I do want to see the quality of stones they have to offer.

Good luck and please let us know about your experience! Be aware that finding great source vendors is addictive, as you can buy more gems for the same money. :lol-2: :mrgreen2:
 
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