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  1. Maisie
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    by Maisie » Jul 22, 2018
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    F0BF780E-E318-49A9-A94B-552A82D2C67B.png 17DA34C3-0DF6-49AE-A16E-0B2D90CC33A8.jpeg Here’s my Zircon and Garnet from Jeff and Daniel Davies. The Zircon is true to the vendor photo but the Garnet isn’t. I don’t know which light was used but I don’t see the bright colour in his photo. I still love it though :)
     
  2. ZestfullyBling
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    by ZestfullyBling » Jul 24, 2018
    Opal from opolauctions.com
    3ct Black opal
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    Mine

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  3. suzanne2
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    by suzanne2 » Jul 26, 2018
    I'm not a fan of opals, I think I've said that before. Your opal has changed my mind and my heart. It's lovely and a perfect shape and a perfect size. Please put me in as first dibs if you ever want to part with it. :love:
     
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  4. Mrs_Strizzle
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    by Mrs_Strizzle » Jul 26, 2018
    3.44ct Malaia garnet I just got today. First pic is vendor, others are mine although they are not good. I'm very happy. Ebay find! Screenshot_20180726-183145_eBay.jpg 20180726_165527.jpg 20180726_165631.jpg
     
  5. Mrs_Strizzle
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    by Mrs_Strizzle » Jul 26, 2018
    The other new arrival today. 2.26ct green "copper bearing" tourmaline. First pic is vendor, others are mine. I was expecting the color to not be quite as vivid IRL than the pics because of my other Cuprians. I'm happy. Ebay find again, same vendor. Screenshot_20180726-183922_eBay.jpg 20180726_183857.jpg 20180726_183703.jpg
     
  6. ZestfullyBling
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    by ZestfullyBling » Jul 26, 2018

    LOL!!! @suzanne2 i haven't been able to enjoy it yet. Its being set now. I shipped it off a day after I inspected it. I believe this opal is going to warm my heart for years to come. I am 'middle aged' as my 97 year old grannie says and I finally found an opal that sings to me. ;-):)):D
     
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  7. voce
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    by voce » Jul 30, 2018
    @Rare gem lover

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    On my phone and IRL the gemstones look more brilliant and redder than how they look on my computer. Sorry for the lack of a manicure, but growing up my piano teacher always said you can't play piano with long nails and it feels weird for me to have long nails, even after I stopped playing piano regularly.
     
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  8. GirlwithGems
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    by GirlwithGems » Aug 10, 2018
    Wow! Some beautiful gemstones! Fo those of you that use them in rings or other jewelry- do you have someone in particular that you work with?
     
  9. AnastasiaBeaverhausen
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    by AnastasiaBeaverhausen » Aug 10, 2018
    Huh...just realized that I've pretty much worked with a different vendor for each of my pieces... I guess it's because I'm always hesitant to go full custom with anyone (where I'd be creating the piece from scratch). Instead, if I see something they've made that is close to what I was envisioning, then I'd go with them.
     
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  10. MissSarah
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    by MissSarah » Aug 14, 2018
    A sapphire from Multicolour. Their picture, then my pictures. IRL, it appears a compromise between the two.

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  11. mellowyellowgirl
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  12. ZestfullyBling
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    by ZestfullyBling » Aug 20, 2018
    Jerry at gem art services. To his credit he did tell me the stones photographed darker or mor saturation than the had irl. I just love his cutting:))

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  13. the_mother_thing
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    by the_mother_thing » Aug 20, 2018
    In my quest for a nice crimson red CS, I stumbled upon this pretty Umba Garnet from Litnon, and decided to take a chance on it. It is soooo hard to capture the color I see in person, but it’s really beautiful and very consistently the crimson color vs shifting.

    I love the size & color. It’s 2.36ct, 8mm & noted to be IF/VVS precision cut. I think it’s actually much prettier & more crimson color in person than the vendor pics, but that was noted in the description as well.

    First, Litnon’s pics:
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    And my pic (I couldn’t capture the color in a pic face-up, but it does face-up crimson red):
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  14. the_mother_thing
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    by the_mother_thing » Aug 21, 2018
    A couple more in outdoor morning light of the above Umba garnet from Litnon, but this time taken with my iPad Pro, which seems to not black-out the stone as much as my cell phone camera did when trying to capture it face-up. It is definitely still more ‘red’ than the pic shows, as the camera seems to make it look more orange-ish red I think, but in person, she is a perfect, bright, crimson red color.
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  15. ZestfullyBling
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    by ZestfullyBling » Aug 23, 2018
    Linton aquamarine 3.63 ct pear
    And My amethyst will become 1 pendant
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  16. ZestfullyBling
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  17. Maisie
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    by Maisie » Sep 2, 2018
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    EBB7418E-9952-4548-AA3F-ED51F2D7DCE8.jpeg 0AA78AF5-FC18-44AE-A57F-321BF60CD739.jpeg Daniel Davies 1.95ct purple/pink tourmaline. I couldn’t get the bright colour from his video. Mostly I saw just a dark purple stone in real life. I took photos in sunlight, fluorescent light and dull cloudy daylight (typical British weather lol).
     
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  18. NexivRed
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    by NexivRed » Sep 17, 2018
    @Maisie I think that bottom left photo of yours is not far off that vivid colour if I’m honest!
     
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  19. Maisie
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    by Maisie » Sep 17, 2018
    I was hoping it would be that colour most of the time.
     
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  20. MakingTheGrade
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    by MakingTheGrade » Oct 3, 2018
    Vendor: adamant international.



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  21. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Oct 10, 2018
    I bought this gorgeous lavender colored spinel from Jim McCormick on FB. It’s a huge 3.93ct in a step cut. I love, love, love the color but, as it turns out, I’m not big into step cuts (who knew :shock:). It also has something that looks like a small window to me (not totally sure). Anyway, I’m sending it back but I wanted to put it out there because the color really is gorgeous and I would love to see someone in PS land rocking this baby in a ring! :mrgreen2:

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  22. CHRISTY-DANIELLE
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Oct 11, 2018
    @elle_71125 I have another lavender EC spinel on the way, but saw your video. Wow! Do you see blue in this stone? Any pink? I would love your impressions since you've seen it in real life. I reached out to Jim, but would like your opinion! Thank you so much for sharing this! :roll2:
     
  23. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Oct 11, 2018
    I’m certainly not a pro when it comes to describing color but I would say that outside, it has a blue / lavender color. The blue definitely comes through out there. Inside, it takes on a distinctly lavender color. Not pink...just more of the purple hue, if that makes sense. I really like the color both inside and out. I tried to capture the inside color (my last pic) but it looks closer to the top vendor pic irl. I saw the one you ordered from TGP and would definitely say this one is more pastel in comparison. :D
    Hope that helps. :wavey:
     
  24. MakingTheGrade
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  25. strawrose
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    by strawrose » Oct 25, 2018
    Wow... I’m glad I didn’t go for that garnet. Thanks for the comparison pics.
     
  26. strawrose
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    by strawrose » Nov 7, 2018
    493B9934-5C70-42F9-970C-A6CA343C8F67.jpeg Here is a rubellite tourmaline from mastercutgems.
     
  27. CHRISTY-DANIELLE
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Nov 21, 2018
    New pair of medium grape/lavender spinels From yvonne raley. On hand is vendor photo. They are just as pictured, but better! So full of fire! Can't wait to wear these as earrings.
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  28. MakingTheGrade
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  29. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Jan 6, 2019
    I am not a fan of opals at all usually, but you and @MakingTheGrade are changing my mind!!! Who are the vendors for these lovely pieces? I was browsing opal auctions website but not nervous not inowun how accurate the venfor pics would be
     
  30. CHRISTY-DANIELLE
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Feb 5, 2019
    Glowy purple amethyst cab from Seda Gems caught my eye on Instagram. Arrived today and is perfect! 20190205_165217.jpg
     
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