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Twenty five $200 stones or one $5000 one?

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chrono

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Date: 3/4/2009 10:24:08 PM
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Date: 3/4/2009 7:29:59 PM
Author: Chrono
For $5K, I''d get a killer demantoid.
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I''d love a demantoid. What can $5k buy?
Do you mean how large a demantoid I''ll get for $5K or what else $5K can buy?
 

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This is a great question, and a no-brainer for me to answer. I''d go for the $5000 piece every time. Of course, deciding WHICH $5000 gem to purchase is another story!

Once, when I was trying to decide what/how many gemstones to purchase from a vendor, this very well respected gemologist vendor advised the same thing. Vendor reported, during early years of collecting, having always gone for quantity over quality. After years of experience, vendor cautioned me about following the same path and throwing money at the "smaller stuff." So, I bought the larger, single piece and I''ve been grateful that I did. I wouldn''t have been "satisfied" if I hadn''t. And, ironically, the vendor could have made more money if I''d gone for more gems instead of just one "important" piece. (It''s OK though, I went back for more)! Although I like some of my less costly pieces, some very much, I''ve never had the sense of pride that I get from the bigger gems.
 

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One stone... something that makes my heart flutter whenever I see it.
 

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I dont know.. I''d probably do the little ones.. and make earrings, and pendants with them. Because that would be about 8 earring and pendant sets...
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Date: 3/4/2009 10:39:30 PM
Author: Harriet
Aiyah. How large and how good?
Dunno. Haven''t looked at Dems because I''ve been busy. So many projects going on at once:
1. Cobalt spinel
2. Tsavorite search
3. Pink asscher spinel being set
4. Just settled my spess setting design
5. Already thinking about the blue spinel setting
 
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