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  1. Gemobsessed
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    by Gemobsessed » Nov 4, 2017
    :D Vendor pic: AF4316FE-D2C9-447E-8D9C-19314E1E30EE.jpeg

    My pics: 3BF7069F-F9AB-4B6A-99DF-6A299F116FBD.jpeg 239F1D8A-884A-4FCC-84E0-64BF1AD5EE67.png

    This is a bluish green tourmaline from excess designs and it is gorgeous. Troy is an incredible photographer but the stone far exceeds all the pics he had taken. It’s small but so bright and clear that it looks much bigger!
     
  2. pwsg07
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    by pwsg07 » Nov 4, 2017
    Your stones are all well cut and brilliant. Who is the vendor? Beautiful colour.
     
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  3. Gemobsessed
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    by Gemobsessed » Nov 4, 2017
    His name is Troy Richardson. And he sells through Facebook and Etsy (link below) . He is incredible st experimenting with many different cuts. My stone’s cut is Arya Akhavan’s “void weaver”. He has a mehenge and an aquamarine on his shop I’d love to buy but am out of budget now!

    https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/listing/555168144/1550-carat-brazilian-sky-blue-topaz https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/listing/555168144/1550-carat-brazilian-sky-blue-topaz
     
  4. Gemobsessed
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    by Gemobsessed » Nov 4, 2017
    My first asscher from exotic gems. It’s a mehenge garnet. I think it’s even better than the Vendor pic :)

    Vendor pic : 4E26CA4C-A64C-48D2-B325-5F4BB1911E36.jpeg


    My pic:
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  5. pwsg07
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    by pwsg07 » Nov 5, 2017
    Thank you. Your stone is so pretty.
     
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  6. Gemobsessed
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    by Gemobsessed » Nov 5, 2017
    Thank you so much :)

    He’s great. Hope this helps you find some great stuff. Do give him my reference :)
     
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  7. Stone Hunter
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    by Stone Hunter » Dec 4, 2017
    WOW Gemobsessed fantastic colors!!
     
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  8. Gemobsessed
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    by Gemobsessed » Dec 5, 2017
    :twisted2: BF6BCF52-9F40-45AA-A4FF-5744B23BED1B.jpeg
    Thanks stonehunter! I can’t seem to stop buying these days! Here is one more- purple and red Umbalite
     
  9. Stone Hunter
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    by Stone Hunter » Dec 5, 2017
    BEAUTIFUL!
     
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  10. janelee2016
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    by janelee2016 » Dec 20, 2017
    This is my 1.74ct Mahenge spinel from AJS.

    Vendor pic:
    E1524FC5-33AE-4D86-8744-A649B99D9C76.jpeg
    My Pic:
    869138EC-0046-4143-87AF-B1E668CBD8B2.jpeg

    Vendor picture is more or less accurate, just a little bit too expensive after i compared with other source. Am considering if I should return it or not.
     
  11. pwsg07
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    by pwsg07 » Dec 20, 2017
    How did you take such an accurate photo? What equipment do you use to take the photo?

    It is a gorgeous stone. Maybe the clarity or the cut that makes the spinel expensive.
     
  12. janelee2016
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    by janelee2016 » Dec 20, 2017
    Actually that was my best shot. The stone change color in different lighting. It looks just pink in shade and even a tiny bit towards salmon color indoor (under yellow light or on my hand).

    Btw the photo color is more accurate if u view it from a monitor instead of an iphone (which should look paler).
     
  13. pwsg07
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    by pwsg07 » Dec 20, 2017
    My spinel also looks orangy under sunlight.
     
  14. Nosean
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    by Nosean » Dec 21, 2017
    How much was it - very nice stone!
     
  15. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Dec 22, 2017
    Gary Braun of Finewater's pic:
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    My pic:
     
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  16. janelee2016
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    by janelee2016 » Dec 22, 2017
    Thanks. This stone cost me around 3.6k, which is on the high side I think.
     
  17. minousbijoux
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    by minousbijoux » Dec 23, 2017
    It might be on the high side (though that is definitely debatable these days), but good luck finding another of that size, cutting and color - in other words, I think you were wise to love it and jump on it.
     
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  18. Nosean
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    by Nosean » Dec 25, 2017
    That is the price today for a very nice Mahenge...

    Minousbijoux is right! Same opinion!
     
  19. janelee2016
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    by janelee2016 » Dec 28, 2017
    Thanks all for the input. I didnt have enough chance to inspect many Mahenge in person, guess Ill take you guys advise=)2
     
  20. alene
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    by alene » Dec 29, 2017
    Wanted to add mine, a Finewater spinel.
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  21. Stone Hunter
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    by Stone Hunter » Dec 30, 2017
    This looks a bit darker in your photos and shows a bit more blue. How do you like the stone? Can you see the cutting in person?
     
  22. alene
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    by alene » Dec 30, 2017
    It's more blue in fluorescent lighting, greener in daylight. Definitely dark, but not too dark. The cut is fantastic!
     
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  23. jewelsforalltosee
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    by jewelsforalltosee » Jan 18, 2018
    My 2.07ct H&A Finewater rhodolite garnet from Tanzania. It is darker in person than Gary's photos, but brighter than I could capture. The H&A cut is very apparent and very nicely done! What do you all think?
    Garnetinside1.jpg Garnet2.jpg Garnet3.jpeg
     
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  24. pwsg07
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    by pwsg07 » Jan 18, 2018
    Thanks for sharing. Is the colour of the stone IRL close to the colour in Gary's handshot? Can you describe the colour you have observed? Your photo looks quite different from his photo.
     
  25. jewelsforalltosee
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    by jewelsforalltosee » Jan 19, 2018
    @pwsg07 I could not reproduce the brightness of Gary's photos IRL. It has more purple tones in fluorescent light, more pink/raspberry tones in incandescent light. Outside it seems impossible to photograph...it is either dark or brilliantly lit up when the sun hits it just right, which my camera then can't "see". I have thought about emailing Gary to see how he achieved the brightness in the photos. It almost doesn't look like the same stone, but the H&A cut and the dimensions tell me it is.

    Even for the dark color, I do still like it. It feels like it's begging for a halo of diamonds! Haven't decided if I will keep yet. It is beautiful, but darker than I anticipated. Should I expect a certain amount of darkness in rhodolite garnets? It definitely shows the "raspberry" coloration he described.
     
  26. pwsg07
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    by pwsg07 » Jan 19, 2018
    @jewelsforalltosee Most rhodolites I have are medium dark in tone. The vendor's photo always looks better because they either shoot the stone under ideal lighting or they have edit the photo. The stone should look close to the vendor's photo under the sunlight. Under fluorescent light, the red garnet usually look brownish. I usually take a gem photo facing the sunlight indoor with my iPhone 6s. I have photographed my tsavorite. It is a medium/medium dark tone stone. It always looks darker and looks less saturated on my iPhone. If you are not too sure about the stone, I would suggest you to return the stone.
     
  27. dkata
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    by dkata » Jan 23, 2018
    I’ve already got this stone 2 weeks ago, but a few things to do and the flu held me back from posting. I have bought this blue zircon from Jeffrey Davies. It’s 6.66*6.66 mm in asscher cut. I think he really captured the color accurately.
    Vendors pic:
    1F74BEA1-086E-4AE3-B6E0-4D93CD018243.jpeg
    C1D1ED15-64CF-4030-B9D3-8FD3A219B5BE.png

    My pictures:
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    I’m really satisfied, and I’ve alrea placed my order for an umbalite garnet.
     
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  28. Cockatiel
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    by Cockatiel » Jan 23, 2018
    Gorgeous!!!!!
     
  29. dkata
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    by dkata » Feb 1, 2018
    So, I have one more to post. This one is also from JD:

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    And my picture: F8416CB1-B065-45D5-9262-03F0A9350E09.jpeg

    The color is hard to recreate, but it really has a nice color!
     
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  30. Burmesedaze
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    by Burmesedaze » Feb 8, 2018
    @corundum_conundrum here are the photos as requested. Taken against the setting sun in natural daylight :)

    The small round is a Sri Lankan chryso that's slightly more saturated than the Mastercut chryso irl.

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