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  1. corundum_conundrum
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    by corundum_conundrum » Feb 8, 2018
    The Chryso seems lovely--its so rare to see larger Chrysoberyl with nice cutting. It looks like it loves the light.
     
  2. Burmesedaze
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    by Burmesedaze » Feb 8, 2018
    It does indeed and I plan to set it into a ring sometime soon. It does have some dust like particle inclusions on one side that, visible to the naked eye when they catch the light. Not a biggie for me.
     
  3. dkata
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    by dkata » Feb 10, 2018
    My first gem from Earthstreasury has arrived. Its 6 mm and 0.93 carat. I really like this stone, although it’s a little bit moody. To my fortune I love all of its moods! :kiss2:

    Here are the vendor pictures:
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    These are my pictures all taken by artificial lightning, unfortunately no sunshine today. Maybe I can update tomorrow.
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  4. Skylight
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    by Skylight » Feb 24, 2018
    Dkata, that is beautiful! Is that a montana sapphire?
    The vendor's photos seem to be more pastel compared to your photos, how do you find it in real life?
     
  5. Skylight
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    by Skylight » Feb 24, 2018
    Brilliant concave spinel 0.51 cts from KosnarGemCo.
    Vendor pics (the handshot is in incandescent light):
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    My pics:
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    It's hard to get the color right in picture. The first vendor pic is pretty accurate, but of course it sparkles more in real life. In incandescent light, the spinel is more saturated in real life.
     
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  6. dkata
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    by dkata » Feb 25, 2018
    @Skylight sorry, I’ve just realized, I haven’t specified, that it’s a Mahenge Garnet.
    You are right, the vendor picture seems more pastel, but a garnet is moody and really hard to capture. I like the moods of this small gem and can’t wait to set it.
     
  7. dkata
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    by dkata » Feb 25, 2018
    7DD586DC-FFAF-483A-9BD8-1E9701E92C78.jpeg B9CEFA28-A337-47E4-9DDB-5D5C545293E2.jpeg @Skylight I have managed to take a better picture in natural daylight. It’s sunny, but freezing cold, we have -5 C.

    And one more, which shows the pastel more:
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  8. Skylight
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    by Skylight » Feb 25, 2018
    @dkata, That is GORGEOUS! Congratulations on your beautiful mahenge garnet. I can't wait to see it set :)
     
  9. chatoyancy
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    by chatoyancy » Mar 8, 2018
    I like the color in your photo better than in his. It’s beautiful!
     
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  10. MrsKMB
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    by MrsKMB » Mar 9, 2018
    I just received my pink spinel and pink tourmaline from Jeff White. Beautiful!

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  11. daneshpastry
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    by daneshpastry » Mar 10, 2018
    The 2nd stone is STUNNING? Is that the spinel?
     
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  12. MrsKMB
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    by MrsKMB » Mar 10, 2018
    The second is the tourmaline. Isn't it crazy?!
     
  13. daneshpastry
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    by daneshpastry » Mar 10, 2018
    Stunning. I need to reconsider my ambivalence toward tourmalines!
     
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  15. Deia
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    by Deia » Mar 14, 2018
    I LOVE that sleepy spinel. Absolutely gorgeous
     
  16. missy
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    by missy » Mar 14, 2018
    Gawd I love this pink color! :kiss2:
    And it is a perfect complement to your gorgeous pink nails.:love:
    Beautiful stone!:appl:
     
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  17. missy
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    by missy » Mar 14, 2018

    Beautiful lilac spinel!:love: I love that it shifts from lavender to plum. Beautiful!
     
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  18. missy
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    by missy » Mar 14, 2018
    Oh my goodness! GORGEOUS.:love::love::love:
     
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  19. missy
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    by missy » Mar 14, 2018
    So beautiful.:kiss2:
    (I want to eat all these amazing gems. They are so beautiful)!
     
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  20. MrsKMB
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    by MrsKMB » Mar 14, 2018
    I buy anything and everything pink! It makes me happy. It's also led to some poor decisions, but so be it.
     
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  21. missy
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    by missy » Mar 19, 2018
    I am like that with blue. But pink is pretty darn pretty too and goes very well with blue!:love:

    My niece (who is 10) loves pink and (almost) everything she owns is pink. I wonder if she will always love pink to that degree or if her tastes will change. When I was her age I was obsessed with purple. I love purple still but not to the degree I did when I was little.

    @MrsKMB Did you always love pink as much as you do now or was there another color you preferred when you were younger?
     
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  22. MrsKMB
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    by MrsKMB » Mar 20, 2018
    I have always loved pink. Right now, I'm wearing pink PJs, on my laptop with a pink case. I just painted my nails pink. I'm looking over at one of the dogs on a pink blanket, and earlier today I used my pink Kitchenaid. You get the picture. =)2 My daughter has always loved pink, but prefers more of a hot pink. The other one has always loved purple.

    But I look better in red. Go figure!
     
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  23. missy
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    by missy » Mar 20, 2018
    Well pink and red are closely related IMO. And I love pink and red together. :kiss2:

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    This is interesting.

    http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/03/07/does-the-color-pink-exist-scientists-arent-sure/

     
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  24. mtsapphirelovingannie
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    by mtsapphirelovingannie » Mar 25, 2018
    I bought an aquaprase from acstones.com. It is 12.73 cts., 22.6 x 14.5mm oval cabochon. Barry described it as "This gem has a medium blue-green color and has more of a bluish component than most. It is free of inclusions and is quite translucent."

    Here is Barry's picture:

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    And mine:
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    In bright sunlight:

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  25. Burmesedaze
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    by Burmesedaze » Mar 25, 2018
    So yummy gemmy looks delish to eat!
     
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  26. missy
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    by missy » Mar 25, 2018
    Oh I love this color. I wanna go swimming in it. :kiss2:
     
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  27. MrsKMB
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    by MrsKMB » Mar 27, 2018
    I purchased a 4.0 ct tourmaline and a 2.2 ct mahenge garnet from Rioux Rocks, and they arrived today.
    His pictures: (The second one was a video I poorly screen shot.)
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    And my photos outside:

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    They are beautiful gems, but I'm probably going to send the garnet back. I don't love it enough for the price. I'm on the fence with the tourmaline, since I prefer more blue than yellow.
     
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  28. mellowyellowgirl
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    by mellowyellowgirl » Mar 27, 2018
    @MrsKMB thanks for the pics! I bought a tourmaline in a similar shade and cut so it's fantastic to be able to see what yours looks in real life vs the vendor photo.

    I'm taking a gamble and having JD set mine, sight unseen!
     
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  29. Gemobsessed
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    by Gemobsessed » Mar 27, 2018
    The Tourmaline has more of a yellow hue?

    He has a lovely blue tourmaline he just posted about too. I’ve been eyeing it forever - it’s a lovely cushion. Do check it out.
     
  30. MrsKMB
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    by MrsKMB » Mar 27, 2018
    I see yellow, or a lighter green, along the edges. I figured since yellow & blue make green, I was safe to say it's yellow, but it's probably some random color from an element in tourmaline.:confused2:

    I did see his blue tourmaline. I think I'm just going to text him and pick his brain about the different gems. He's just the nicest guy, and I want to support him.
     
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