- Mar 8, 2009
i'm not sure, to me it looks like thats the light source making it looking lighter....but i'm no expert!bluegirl123|1304975995|2916657 said:Isnt the center part where the colouring is lighter the window in the picture? You can see it more in the video
LovingDiamonds|1304977013|2916677 said:Yes the lighter part is the window and no, I doubt very much whether that's a tilt window. If you look, it is a very shallow stone. If you're ok with the inclusions then it's a great price for that size BUT Tan tends to price things according to their real worth - so if he's selling it for under $100 and it's over 4ct there's a reason and, without knowing that reason, I would guess it's (a) very visible inclusions and (b) the cut.
Candice|1304974989|2916628 said:what do you think of this spinel?
thanks everyone, i'll see if I can close up the ginormous window with a closed basket, if not i'll send it back! I love the colour...and I still can't see the window but i'm not trained to see windows. I still have much learning to doTL|1304981102|2916738 said:Candice|1304974989|2916628 said:what do you think of this spinel?
Great price for the size. The color is pretty, not exceptional, but pretty, and not too dark in tone, which drives me nuts with spinels. Most people here will be put off by the cutting, but if cutting doesn't matter to you, I think it's a great buy, even with the inclusions. Throw it in a halo, the window won't look as bad.
Candice|1304985105|2916803 said:hey...if I cant see it in the video maybe I wont see the window in real life LOL and if someone points it out to me on the streets i'll know its one of you
I will take some pictures, hopefully i'll be pleasantly suprised. like I said before i cant see the window....so hopefully the cut is fine (for me)TL|1305037154|2917323 said:The impressive thing about this spinel is the size, and the fact it lacks dark tones, that often plague purple spinels. I wonder if a concave cut could help the window. It may be too shallow for concave cutting though. If the window doesn't bother you, than don't worry about it. Most of the time, windows don't bother people. Pricescopers are very particular about windows however, which is totally fine. If you find a good deal, you have to weigh all the factors and hopefully you'll come up on the plus side.
ETA: Please take photos and upload them here when you get it.