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

  1. suzanne2
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    by suzanne2 » Jun 18, 2018
    Thanks for the compliment on my aqua.
    The grandidierite surprised me with it's flash and deep saturation. They only come small and this one's from the find in Madagascar.
     
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  2. Seaglow
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    by Seaglow » Jun 18, 2018
    I love your grandidierite ring and how it is set! The supply of nice, gemmy ones have been getting smaller lately.

    Traveling is also my passion apart from gemstones. So I do have travel hacks apart from gemstone hacks. ;-)
     
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  3. Seaglow
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    by Seaglow » Jun 18, 2018
    The color change is very distinct. You have a really lovely stone!
     
  4. chatoyancy
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    by chatoyancy » Jun 18, 2018
    Thank you Seaglow! I do love it.
     
    


    


  5. chatoyancy
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    by chatoyancy » Jun 18, 2018
    Your rings are beautiful! I remember reading that you weren’t quite sure about how your grandiderite ring turned out. Have you fallen in love with it’s supreme gorgeousness yet?
     
  6. chatoyancy
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    by chatoyancy » Jun 18, 2018
    It looks like a Jolly Rancher! That is super red. The setting is classic and lovely.
     
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  7. Seaglow
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    by Seaglow » Jun 18, 2018
    I have unset grandidierites and in gem quality....this specie looks amazing. I have a small, transluscent, carved chameleon that I won on eBay that 8mstill don’t know what to do. Lol. Trying to see if I could get a bigger one (more than half a carat) in a shade I like.
     
  8. chatoyancy
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    by chatoyancy » Jun 18, 2018
    What are you going to do with them? The chameleon can be an art object.
     
  9. Seaglow
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    by Seaglow » Jun 18, 2018
    I have a small pair for earrings or accent stones. Because mine are rather small (Suzanne’s is quite big for gem grandidierite), I plan one as part of a bracelet that contains rare, small stones....red beryl, pezzotaite, hauyne, jedi spinel, alex, etc. Still collecting..nothing fancy....small stones of .10-.30 carat.
     
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  10. chatoyancy
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    by chatoyancy » Jun 19, 2018
    That will be awesome!!
     
    


    


  11. kgizo
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    by kgizo » Jun 19, 2018
    I love it! Would you mind sharing who you had set it? I have a loose sphene I haven’t done anything with because so many jewelers don’t work with outside stones and I’m not sure my local jeweler is up to the task.
     
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  12. suzanne2
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    by suzanne2 » Jun 19, 2018
    LOL You are too funny! Supreme Gorgeousness is her new name. Yes I have fallen in love with it. Strange as it is. each time I like it a little more.
     
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  13. suzanne2
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    by suzanne2 » Jun 19, 2018
    My vendor said that the mine in China was closed due to flooding, but the one in Colorado was due to open again soon. They come and they go...
     
  14. Seaglow
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    by Seaglow » Jun 19, 2018
    Not sure about that info from vendor because gem quality grandidierite only comes from one source commercially at the moment which is Madagascar....
     
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    by suzanne2 » Jun 19, 2018
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    A fun ring for a gloomy, rainy day.
     
  17. Arkteia
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    by Arkteia » Jun 19, 2018
    ACD3620D-A217-4D60-BED5-C9F00FCC2C84.jpeg So this is an old blue spinel, 2.5 or so ct, bought from Tan.
     
  18. Gemobsessed
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    I love this so much!
     
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    by peacechick » Jun 20, 2018
    I had never heard of grandidierite before seeing your ring! You learn new things all the time on PS.

    This is such a beautiful example of a halo for a pear, it looks completely unique and original. And amazing red!

    What a great blue, and good size. Where is Tan these days? I read that he is not at NumberOneGems anymore, so did he just stop selling on eBay?
     
  20. Arkteia
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    by Arkteia » Jun 20, 2018
    Thank you!

    As to Tan, I lost track of him, totally. I got some emails from Number One Gems and then some about some other store but I think from the same person who owns Number One. (But then, it was at the time when everything was much cheaper, and today the prices are up and up).
     
  21. suzanne2
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    Isn't PS grand? I learned about grandidierite here and eventually bought one.
     
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  22. Arkteia
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    by Arkteia » Jun 20, 2018
    You know, having looked at yours, I got interested, too. I thought about a brooch, maybe, but hard to find the color and clarity of yours, I presume.
     
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  23. suzanne2
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    by suzanne2 » Jun 20, 2018
    I got mine by emailing Brad at TGT and asking if he had anything. He sent me a couple of stones that weren't on his site yet. Maybe you could try that and see what happens. He's super nice.
     
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    by Burmesedaze » Jun 21, 2018
    Untreated unheated Monghsu ruby earrings and Mogok ruby ring on this overcast day!

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  25. Burmesedaze
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    by Burmesedaze » Jun 22, 2018
    I have on a yellow and blue dress today to go with my golden SSP studs and yellow chryso ring.

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  26. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Jun 22, 2018
    You are looking so elegant today. I love the combination with your outfit especially.
     
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  27. Burmesedaze
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    by Burmesedaze » Jun 22, 2018
    Thank you. With a busy print and somewhat loud colour combination on the dress, I thought simple accessories went along best :)
     
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  28. Catmom
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    by Catmom » Jun 22, 2018
    Oh I absolutely LOVE your earrings!
     
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  29. Catmom
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    by Catmom » Jun 22, 2018
    Wearing the opals tonight......
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  30. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Jun 22, 2018
    I love that filigree opal bracelet, catmom!
     
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