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  1. Seaglow
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    by Seaglow » Apr 12, 2018
    Bought this as a study stone but turned out pretty enough to be set. 5.09 carats Malaya Garnet.

    Vendor Photo:
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    My photo:
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  2. Rfisher
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    by Rfisher » Apr 27, 2018
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    Wildfish photos
     
  3. Rfisher
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  4. Rfisher
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    by Rfisher » Apr 27, 2018
    IMG_1857.JPG A little rainbow

    And I can somewhat duplicate his opaque looking pic- but the naked eye never sees it that way- just the pictures
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    In real life it surely doesn't look translucent or opaque- ish at all.
    Just sleepy and a true red, not light pink at all.

    Edited- all my photos (except the one mentioned above) come out slightly more saturated or slightly less saturated and I can't capture the true tone of when it looks the best - than what I see in real life.
     
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  5. Ariadne_Theia
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    by Ariadne_Theia » May 1, 2018
    This is tourmaline from Multicolour. It was classified as Light Orangy Pink. Please forgive my terrible photos.

    Vendor Pic: Image.jpg

    My pic in overcast daylight:
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    My pic in bad florescent lighting:
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    Ultimately, I am fairly happy with how it looks. I have yet to see in direct sunlight (thanks weather) but the daylight photos are indeed a peachy color which is what I saw in the picture (though I don't see as much pink as is in the vendor pic and was in the description). In the indoor pics, it does take more of a brownish orange tone but honestly, it's not a bad color either. It was a relatively inexpensive purchase and I am pretty happy. Hopefully this helps someone else!
     
  6. weegem
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    by weegem » May 30, 2018

    This is so funny!! I was going through this thread from the beginning, I had forgotten I’d loved Mochi’s spess and commented on it soon after her original post. I guess I liked it so much I bought one similar to it and 10 years later finally had it set as my engagement ring! I guess my taste in colored stones hasn’t wavered in 10 years, lol! (sorry for the threadjack!)

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  7. dkata
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    by dkata » May 30, 2018
    I thought, I post here my eBay find from caratsgems, a blue zircon. According to the picture I was expecting more greenish blue, but I’m really happy with it.

    Vendor pic:
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    My pictures:
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  8. chatoyancy
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    by chatoyancy » Jun 3, 2018
    It is lovely. I remember the deal you got on it.
     
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  9. natasha-cupcake
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    by natasha-cupcake » Jun 3, 2018
    Pictures of my 1.26 GIA certified heated padparadscha from Jupiter Gem:
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    My pictures indoor lighting:
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    Outdoors in bright sunlight:

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  10. suzanne2
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    by suzanne2 » Jun 4, 2018
    Gorgeous gorgeous gem! There was a thread recently about the perfect color for a padparadscha and yours fell into my absolute favorite hue. Jupiter's pics are spot on. Congratulations!
     
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  11. voce
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    by voce » Jun 7, 2018
    Absolutely gorgeous! When are you going to set this gem?
     
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  12. natasha-cupcake
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    by natasha-cupcake » Jun 7, 2018
    Pretty soon, I hope. This will be my first colored stone project and I want to get it right, but I also want to enjoy the whole process. Right now, I'm spending LOTS of time daydreaming about the possibilities--Is that wrong???? :lol-2:
     
  13. voce
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    by voce » Jun 7, 2018
    Mmm daydreaming :roll2:. Not at all! This one deserves a lot of thought!
     
  14. suzanne2
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    by suzanne2 » Jun 8, 2018
    I daydream all of the time. In my car, standing at the coffee pot, doing laundry...it's what keeps me sane. I'm daydreaming right now, setting my stones in a necklace...which ones do I use?

    Your stone is absolutely gorgeous. Are you going to start a thread on it?
     
  15. natasha-cupcake
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    by natasha-cupcake » Jun 8, 2018
    Yes, I'll probably start a thread when I'm a little closer to being ready to set it. Home and work are hectic right now, but I'm super excited about this project.
     
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  16. allCAPS_2018
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    by allCAPS_2018 » Jun 11, 2018
    Just picked up this beauty from Gemfix.com (GIA certified, heated, 2.76 ct). First pic is from the vendor, second pic is an iPhone shot outdoors on an overcast/cloudy day:
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  17. Babyblue033
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    by Babyblue033 » Jun 11, 2018
    That color is DELICIOUS! :kiss2:
     
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  18. allCAPS_2018
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    by allCAPS_2018 » Jun 11, 2018
    Thank you! Made an account the other day just to post this lol. I really can't stop staring at it. The pictures on their website are pretty accurate - the stone itself is just slightly darker in person, but honestly I like it even more and the color is so intense and captivating. Highly recommend Andrew and Laura at Gemfix. Can't wait to have it set for my girlfriend's surprise e-ring!
     
  19. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Jun 12, 2018
    What an amazing stone!!! I love it even more in your photo. It’s such a vibrant and intense colour.
    Do you have a setting in mind? And who will set it for you?
     
  20. suzanne2
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    by suzanne2 » Jun 12, 2018
    The page took a minute to load and I'm looking around for your pic, thinking the first two were from the vendor...Excellent stone, luscious color and GREAT photo skills. Wow, did you do your homework or what?? Your soon to be fiance will be stunned!
     
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  21. allCAPS_2018
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    by allCAPS_2018 » Jun 12, 2018
    Thanks! I don't have a setting in mind yet - was so focused on getting the right stone that I haven't thought much about the setting. Open to ideas of what you think would look nice! Looking for something classic and elegant - leaning away from the halo and more toward a solitaire or pave I think.
     
  22. allCAPS_2018
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    by allCAPS_2018 » Jun 12, 2018
    Oh, I did many hours of homework on this. I ordered several sapphires from other vendors to compare and this one was the winner by far. Granted, this was one of the priciest sapphires available from Gemfix ($7k), but I think the price was justifiable given the amazing color and decent size.
     
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  23. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Jun 12, 2018
    It would be great to start a separate thread to find a setting. Quite some PSers are really knowledgeable on settings for a specific budget.
     
  24. LJsapphire
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    by LJsapphire » Jun 12, 2018
    This was an experiment, for the price of a couple of bottles of nail polish :

    Vendor:

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    My photos :

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  25. suzanne2
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    by suzanne2 » Jun 12, 2018
    You did, and it shows. Really, really nice stone.
    I like that your instincts are steering you towards classic elegance on the setting. Take advantage of the collective knowledge here on PS and start a setting thread.
     
  26. Arkteia
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    by Arkteia » Jun 19, 2018


    It would be interesting if a cutter chimes in, but I think it is because of pleochroism of tourmalines. They do look different from different optical axes. Now I don’t know that much about Asher cuts, but I assume that with windmills and all, the angles are pretty high, so what you are usually seeing is another color because the edges are already another optic axis. It is not a random element, it is just pleochroism phenomenon.

    Potentially it can be interesting, a cut revealing optical properties of the stone.
     
  27. MissSarah
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    by MissSarah » Jul 9, 2018
    A very silky color shifting sapphire from Mastercut Gems.
    20180709_162621.jpg

    And a medium/dark pink spinel from Coast to Coast Rarestone.
    20180709_161522.jpg 2018-07-09_04-18-18.jpg

    The sapphire rarely shows its deeper red now that it's set, unless it's candlelight or very warm incandescent. It looses all red and pink under florescent light. I was so close to sending it off to be heated to remove the heavy silk, but changed my mind as I was buying a shipping label. I still consider treating it, but should appreciate it as a natural and unique piece.

    My spinel pictures are slightly warmer than it is in real life. It is extremely sparkly, and closer to the color of the 1980s astronaut Barbie costume :razz:, or a magenta sequin.
     
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  28. MrsKMB
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    by MrsKMB » Jul 9, 2018
    @MissSarah Dana's pictures have the least amount of "fluff" it seems, and I've found them to be true representations. Almost every other vendor uses some crazy lighting I can't replicate, and I have a hard time remembering that when I see a stunning stone online. Your stones are pretty! I love a good spinel. Do you have a side/profile shot of the ring?
     
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  29. MissSarah
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    by MissSarah » Jul 9, 2018
    Thank you! Spinel is a cool stone; the ones I see on here are mind blowing.

    I agree completely about Mastercut Gems. I love Dana's honesty in pictures and descriptions of his stones. I feel that he's very trustworthy, and has such a depth of knowledge regarding the traits and provenance of his items. I think the color of this sapphire ended up even prettier than he described it. It reminds me of grapefruit. Here's the ring from the side.
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  30. MrsKMB
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    by MrsKMB » Jul 9, 2018
    Oooh! It looks so pretty in that setting! Sometimes it's fun to look at a ring from an angle, so I can see all of the beauty. The colors in your ring compliment one another.
     
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