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voce

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:kiss2: Thank you! Gary had informed me that the color combination is very rare in sapphires and that he was lucky if he saw only one sapphire with this parti-color of blue and purple that can be seen in all lighting on his buying trips to Sri Lanka. I don't know much about what is common or not (obviously haven't seen as many sapphires as Gary), but I love it regardless which is all that matters.

I'm very excited about figuring out how to set this for an engagement ring!
Ooh, are you getting engaged or just got engaged? If so, congratulations. I'd love if you'd start a thread to discuss ideas for setting it!
 

etherealhav0c

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Ooh, are you getting engaged or just got engaged? If so, congratulations. I'd love if you'd start a thread to discuss ideas for setting it!
We are getting engaged! Thank you! I knew that I didn't want a diamond center stone so my partner and I thought it'd make sense to choose the center stone and design the ring together then leave the proposal as a surprise (although who knows what that'll look like in light of this pandemic and being at home all the time).

And that's a great idea! Will do that now...
 

scouty

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We are getting engaged! Thank you! I knew that I didn't want a diamond center stone so my partner and I thought it'd make sense to choose the center stone and design the ring together then leave the proposal as a surprise (although who knows what that'll look like in light of this pandemic and being at home all the time).

And that's a great idea! Will do that now...
How exciting! What a beautiful and unique stone. I also love hydrangeas! Can't wait to follow your setting journey. Congrats! =)2
 

Cina_s

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Pakistan Peridot cut by Jeff White supacpackperi.png
Yes, if possible, are there more photos of this? Peridot is my birthstone, and I never find anything I like in it. This is beautiful!
 

paragon1234

Shiny_Rock
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I bought a 6mm umbalite garnet from Jeff Davies on eBay. It was an auction where I got it quite cheaply. I wanted see how his darker stones look in real life after previous posts about how his stones look in real life Vs his photos. So for your edification I took some photos.

This is his image:
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These are mine:
Indoors in shade
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Back of stone
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Indoors in sunlight
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Indoors sunlight with camera flash on. This is the closest to his photo. He is clearly using very bright lighting.
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Hand shot indoors shade. As you can see, my blue sapphire is almost black, but this is not.
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Indoors flash
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paragon1234

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Following on from the garnet, which I was reasonably happy with because I knew it would be a lot darker than depicted, I decided to buy this mint tourmaline from Jeff Davies. It's still showing as available on his Etsy page but I think he just hasn't updated it.

In overcast daylight it looks like his photo and I have no complaints.

My plan is to set it into JuliaB's French cut classique moissanite ring.

Vendor pic:
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Mine indoors:
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Outside on an overcast day:
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The JuliaB setting I want:
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peppermintpatty

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Thought I’d throw this on here after making a post about it already.

Bought a 4.37 carat particolored Montana sapphire from Jeff Hapeman of Earths Treasury.

his pic:

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stills from the 3 videos he sent me:

“outsidelight”

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Indoor LED light:

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Indoor Incandescent Light:

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My pics:

indoor

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Outdoor(overcast day)

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indoors but only natural light from windows on a sunny day
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all-in-all I’m happy with the color, but very rarely are the conditions he presents what you see in the stone. I also just may be terrible at photography. Maybe there is one, but someone should post a tutorial on how to take pictures of stones!

Hope this helps another buyer! Jeff was very easy to work with and very responsive! Would recommend him to anyone. Definitely seems like his prices are a little inflated, but I was okay with it due to the unique coloring he offers!
I couldn't agree more! My stones are beautiful. Then I take a photo and they are typically dark. They don't sparkle, and for crying out loud what do you do when they are small? How do you take a picture of it out of the box? Then I have finger prints on them. I definitely need a tutorial!!!
 

emeraldhummingbird

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I ended up getting an amethyst from Jeff Davies after all. Here is his vendor pic:

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Dan M set the stone. This is his pic:

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And this is mine:

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The cut is beautiful and surprisingly sparkly! I wasn't really expecting it to be.
The colour is a touch darker than Jeff's photo and the pink is not as obvious with your eyes. It's a light to medium purple.
I am actually very happy with it, but when buying from him again would expect 1-2 shades darker than his photos.
 
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voce

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when buying from him again would expect 1-2 shades darker than his photos.
Glad you are happy with the amethyst, but I think that 1-2 shades darker is an understatement. All the stones I've seen here are 40-50% darker tone than his pictures, if you are looking on a scale where 0% tone is white and 100% tone is black. I'd say his pictures of the amethyst look 30%-40%, and your picture looks 70%-80%, and Daniel M's picture looks like 85% tone. Although the difference could be that I'm looking at PS through a different monitor than I usually do.
 
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