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Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by Siameseroo, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. Arkteia
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    by Arkteia » Jun 21, 2017
    Office. Wearing my Vietnamese spinel ring.

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  2. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Jun 21, 2017
    Love this ring, Arkteia. Just love the marquis shape and the blue color.
     
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  3. Arkteia
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    by Arkteia » Jun 22, 2017
    Thank you, Bluegemz! Love your "organic" stones and sense of style!.
     
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  4. amyek
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    by amyek » Jun 22, 2017
    I am wearing an orange Spessie from Jeff Davies. I love it. It's a nice size at > 3 cts. IRL, it is pure orange. Loupe clean. It is in a Stuller mount. Rich yg head and a wg shank. :)

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  5. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Jun 22, 2017
    Simply stunning spess! A Spessartite ring like that is one of my dream rings..,sigh. I love the large size of the stone.
     
  6. amyek
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    by amyek » Jun 22, 2017
    Thanks Bluegemz!

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  7. Arkteia
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    by Arkteia » Jun 22, 2017
    Loupe clean is great already, but it is also big and orange...beautiful sunshine!
     
  8. LisaRN
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    by LisaRN » Jun 22, 2017
    Arkteia- gorgeous spinel ring. That color of blue is rare in a spinel and usually blue and pink/red IMHO do not go well together in colored stone rings. But your ring shows that matching the just the right hues in different colored stones can have a spectacular effect. Very beautifully done. :appl:

    Amyek- Stunning spessie ring. That neon glow is truly gorgeous and over 3 carats! :love:
     
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  9. Calliecake
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    by Calliecake » Jun 22, 2017
    Not so sure I should have ventured over to this thread. It's downright dangerous. So many BEAUTIFUL pieces!!!
     
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  10. Burmesedaze
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    by Burmesedaze » Jun 22, 2017
    I don't wear these green jadeite earrings quite enough, but thought they went well with the green top I had on today. The fabric's more green than the turquoise captured by my phone cam.

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  11. samranmal
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    by samranmal » Jun 22, 2017
    Orange day in the office for me as well.

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  12. Arkteia
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    by Arkteia » Jun 22, 2017
    Love, love, love apple green jade!

    I once walked into a store in my town - it is full of different curiosities, and there was an old green jade bracelet. I think he said 80 K. Still not sure if I heard right, I preferred to retreat in haste, but from what I understand, untreated green jade is very expensive. I remember unusual glow that the piece emanated, and fantastic green.
     
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  13. Arkteia
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    by Arkteia » Jun 22, 2017
    LisaRN, the blue spinel is nice. I have a larger freeform piece, don't know what do do with it yet. You are right, I probably should have used better spinels, but I am saving my better smaller round Mahenges for a cross, or a pendant, or something. This stone was shallow, and I did not think much of it, only later when the vendors retired did I realize that actually, bright blue spinel over 1 ct is already something.
     
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  14. LisaRN
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    by LisaRN » Jun 22, 2017
    Oh no no no no no! I did NOT mean you should have used better spinels. Sometimes the written word does not convey the meaning intended. I think you have an eye for matching the right spinels together and that good eye enabled you to make a beautiful ring. I have always admired this ring with it's gorgeous spinels. :)
     
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  15. Arkteia
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    by Arkteia » Jun 22, 2017
    Lisa, I was actually answering my own thoughts. :) I think that the spinels look better IRL, this camera is not good for color red, but definitely not the best ones. (But you girls snatched the best ones, too, you, TL, Chrono, and some others. All TL's Mahenges, for example, are from another universe).

    I just remember the story of purchasing these stones. The really good one, a 3-ct cushion, was long gone. This navette was stated to be cut of the same material. I showed it to a gemologist here, complained of all imperfections and he said that all of it was commonly seen in these stones.

    Then when I bought it, I was treating it accordingly - small, not precision cut, what can one do with it? Then the vendor sent me a message that he went to Vietnam, and all that he saw was tiny, barely half-carat. And now the business simply closed. So I am very happy that I bought and set the stone, I wish I could foresee that they would get out of business as they had other nice things on their site.
     
    


    


  16. chatoyancy
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    by chatoyancy » Jun 22, 2017
    I love your great ball of fire!!
     
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  17. chatoyancy
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    by chatoyancy » Jun 22, 2017
    I live your speed pear!!
     
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  18. chatoyancy
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    by chatoyancy » Jun 22, 2017
    Great colors! What a pretty spinel ring!
     
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    by Burmesedaze » Jun 22, 2017
    Haha that is likely. I've seen some 6 digit pieces here. I do think that some are still reluctant to sell as certain pieces are hard to come by again and will quote an obscenely high price to deter or gauge the market's response.
     
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  20. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Jun 23, 2017
    Lovely orange! This color is just so full and inviting.
     
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  21. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Jun 23, 2017
    Super gorgeous! I LOVE the color and the marquis shapes!
     
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  22. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Jun 23, 2017
    Gorgeous pieces everyone!
    Today I am wearing this stack:

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  23. mariedtiger
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    by mariedtiger » Jun 24, 2017
    I love your necklace. How beautiful!
     
  24. mariedtiger
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    by mariedtiger » Jun 24, 2017
    Your tsavorite ring takes my breath away OTL.
     
  25. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Jun 24, 2017
    You are most kind! Thank you!
     
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  26. Catmom
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    by Catmom » Jun 24, 2017
    Gorgeous spinel Arkteia!

    Today is a blue day for me. Sapphires, my favorite. DSC_2626.JPG DSC_2628.JPG
     
  27. minousbijoux
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    by minousbijoux » Jun 24, 2017
    Ooh, I'm such a sucker for blue sapphires! I never get tired of your pieces, Catmom.
     
  28. Catmom
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    by Catmom » Jun 24, 2017
    Aww thanks!! I am too. There's just something about that blue that gets me every time.
     
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  29. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Jun 24, 2017
    Those are some gorgeous sapphires Catmom. :kiss:
     
  30. LisaRN
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    by LisaRN » Jun 24, 2017
    Catmom- Ack! Gorgeous! Holy smokes gorgeous! :love::love::love:

    Acimon- I love your stacks. Your collection is so incredible and I love every piece.
     
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