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by m76steve
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Gemstones
Topic: Moonstone pendent
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Moonstone pendent

this is the latest pendent just completed, top stone, 3.74ct, mid, 5.83ct, bot, 4.97ct, setting 14kt white gold, length, 6.0cm, wide 1.6cm, total weight 39.55cts-steve...
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by m76steve
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Gemstones
Topic: Is There Any Gem More Marvelous Than Moonstone?
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Is There Any Gem More Marvelous Than Moonstone?

this pendent is not as elaborate as the pictured item but the stone is very nice with excellent blue in the light, stone is over 15.00cts-steve...
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by m76steve
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Gemstones
Topic: ALEXANDRITE: June Birthstone
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: ALEXANDRITE: June Birthstone

I havent posted any pics of my alexandrite pendent lately but it is interesting to see other peoples response to the light reaction of the stones in this pendent, im told this material is in the $5,000.00 to $8,000.00 /ct range wholesale when found for sale, these are the latest pics of the pendent ...
by m76steve
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Diamonds
Topic: lab created diamonds ????
Replies: 1
Views: 104

lab created diamonds ????

Have been talking with several jewelers dealing with this new wave stone, are selling like hotcakes, but the down size is the resale value. Most of these stones are coming from the orient, the tech know how in making this stuff is out there and some of the copies are mirror images of the real. As sa...
by m76steve
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Gemstones
Topic: Green zircon pend...
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Green zircon pend...

This is another rare stone, Sri lankan, considered a collector stone because not too much for the market, a little cloudy but clean & good color, a little yellow seems in the green, 22cts mounted in 14kt rose gold, value @ 1/2 that of the blue material, nice & unusual- 8-) IMG_0265+.JPG IMG_...
by m76steve
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Gemstones
Topic: Green zircon...
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Green zircon...

this stuff is rare, doesnt mean expensive & different from the blue zircon from cambodia, which is heated almost 90% of the time. it looks good & the fact that it is not easily found, i will probably just keep it as is. just another addition to the "unusuals"- :lol: -stevie... 8-)
by m76steve
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Gemstones
Topic: Green zircon...
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Green zircon...

a reasonably new find for me, nice color, interesting stone, 5.6cts, cushion cut, 14kt yellow gold, sri lanka origin, vvs class clarity- :shock: 8-)
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by m76steve
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Metals
Topic: Cutting woven gold...
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Cutting woven gold...

Several years i asked John to shorten a gold neckless that was made of gold threads, he said he didnt want to do this because of the fear of the unraveling of the gold when cut-this old dog suggested that he add a little spot of gold soldier to the area to be cut, stableizing the loose ends & so...
by m76steve
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Gemstones
Topic: 9 Special Spectrum Entries: Giving Out My Own Awards
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: 9 Special Spectrum Entries: Giving Out My Own Awards

e are talking @ the onyx earrings, correct? it looks as the stones are attached to the onyx on stems drilled into the stones & glued in place, if done right, very sturdy & true art- :? 8-)
by m76steve
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Gemstones
Topic: 9 Special Spectrum Entries: Giving Out My Own Awards
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: 9 Special Spectrum Entries: Giving Out My Own Awards

i agree, u can see the prongs on the sides of the stone, the stones have a frame on the bottom of the stones & the frame probably has a stem that can be placed in the stone material in a drilled hole-guessing on my part. ive included pics of a lapis stone with a frame that follows the curves on ...

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