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thegemster

The valuation formula is brilliant, einstein in the making! LOL

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unfortunately the bid increments is a bit high...would have loved to name that rock fishtankgravelnite only found in one place ...bob...and i also must say that formula for working out the value is topdrawer....I thinks I should start applying that to all my gems...if I can get permission to use it.

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Final choices for the snap Wednesday sale

 

Most overpriced gem

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/Item.jsp?Trade_TradeId=5021542

Never seen anything like this

Best gem on sale

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/Item.jsp?Trade_TradeId=5028171

Most interesting listing

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/Item.jsp?Trade_TradeId=5029710

 

Biggest mis-classification

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/Item.jsp?Trade_TradeId=5052187

According to photo this cannot be a VVS

Biggest misleading add ...sorry not a bargain!!!as this has turned out to be a single stone auction....don't know why people can't clarify that earlier...its a total misleading add.

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/Item.jsp?Trade_TradeId=5051062

 

Most interesting thing to do with gems http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/Item.jsp?Trade_TradeId=5038969

 

also look at this

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/Item.jsp?Trade_TradeId=5046606

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/Item.jsp?Trade_TradeId=5046322

 

Now what would luke say?

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Lukeness

Ummmpph.

I need to catch my breath before I can respond.

Wow, some great stuff.

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yeah there is and I will soon list some of the worlds rarer gems and minerals all faceted

CLINOHUMITE, ACTINOLITE PEZZOTTAITE etc watch this space

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thegemster

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous. Will he get his price?

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Lukeness

If he keeps it listed for long enough

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My Choices for the Crazy Wednesday sale

Most overvalued gem

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/Item.jsp?Trade_TradeId=5161123

Best gems on sale: I cannot make up my mind between these ones;

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/Item.jsp?Trade_TradeId=5147864

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/Item.jsp?Trade_TradeId=5164705

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/Item.jsp?Trade_TradeId=5153845

They may not be the most valuable but I believe any one of the three is worth having in your collection.

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Cali Craft and Gems

I am disappointed to see that the "regulars" are no longer highlighting the best / worst stones of the week.

 

It was good to be able to refer to auctions that the chaps in the know mentioned, so please restart your input guys!

 

Thanks.

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Lukeness

Hi,

 

Sorry, I've been crazy busy and was off sick last week so haven't got around the any of that.

Will do so this week.

 

Hope Gemshop does too.

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did not know anyone was interested...will start again

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These are my choices for the crazy Wednesday sale

Nicest gem on sale

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/Item.jsp?Trade_TradeId=5484334

I love Morganites..Pity about the shipping

Most unusual gem

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/Item.jsp?Trade_TradeId=5480110

Never seen one before but its really beautiful in full sunlight

Rarest gem on sale

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/Item.jsp?Trade_TradeId=5479728

And for the beryl collectors

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/Item.jsp?Trade_TradeId=5498027

Very nice colour

 

Also look at

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/Item.jsp?Trade_TradeId=5479065

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SSGEMS

Confused

 

Is Pezottaite now recognised as part of the Beryl family?

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Cali Craft and Gems

Hi

 

Try this link: [edited - admin]

Or do a general search on the web - you'll be surprised at what you find...

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:shock: I for one (looks like Calicraft too) am very interested. I haven't been able to get on the forum (or the sales) as often as I would like to have, especially in the last two weeks, and I was sorry to see no comment on tomorrow's crazy sale. Please continue -it's invaluable.

 

At the risk of giving the game away (I'm bidding :wink: ) check this out!!!

It has been my experience that this seller is a true gem (pardon the pun), very reliable. Furthermore, my searches on the web have confirmed his assertions.

 

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/Item.jsp?Trade_TradeId=5574077

 

To DIE for! Not so?

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yes it is..

I apologise for not having any gems rated today...just been very busy getting my documents the way the taxman like them.(Should really get someone else to do it)..will be back on my post next week

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Lukeness

While not actually a variety of Beryl (because of its crystal structure) it belongs to the same grouping so for ease of use and understanding it is commonly grouped as a Beryl.

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:shock: I for one (looks like Calicraft too) am very interested. I haven't been able to get on the forum (or the sales) as often as I would like to have, especially in the last two weeks, and I was sorry to see no comment on tomorrow's crazy sale. Please continue -it's invaluable.

 

At the risk of giving the game away (I'm bidding :wink: ) check this out!!!

It has been my experience that this seller is a true gem (pardon the pun), very reliable. Furthermore, my searches on the web have confirmed his assertions.

 

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/Item.jsp?Trade_TradeId=5574077

 

To DIE for! Not so?

 

Sphalerite:

 

Composition: Sulphide

Crystal system: Cubic

HArdness: 3.5-4

Specific gravity: 3.9-4.1

Streak: white to pale brown

Lustre: resinous, adamantine

 

a gemstone often associated with lead mined in south africa at:

 

nababeep west mine crystals up to 3cm

reivilo- south west of vryburg

bushy park, griquatown

maranda mine, limpopo

also at some Witwatersrand gold mines

 

Would love to see the faceted stone...

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My choices for wednesday

I am sad to say but the pickings this week seem to be extremely slim...I have decided not to include any gem with a value attached to them because 99% of the time those gems are totally overvalued.

I also do not include gems from the gemsearch family (personal reasons)

So what is left

Best gems

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/Item.jsp?Trade_TradeId=5692365

This looks like a real beauty

 

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/Item.jsp?Trade_TradeId=5688549

These are exceptional topaz's

 

Keep a eye on my gems in the next few weeks...I have just received a batch of the rarest gems in the world and will start listing them soon

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Choices for today.

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/Item.jsp?Trade_TradeId=5732345

This is a fantastic colour...I own several Madeira Citrines and they stand out from any other gem

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/Item.jsp?Trade_TradeId=5710442

Although not your typical Songea Sapphire colour...They are also known as SUN Sapphires for their 'sun' like colour

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/Item.jsp?Trade_TradeId=5732015

This look like a very nice gem...Good size and clarity...I'll buy this

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Sollyzar - 2.50 CT AAA VIOLET BLUE VVS D-BLOCK MINED TANZANITE!

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/8176171/2_50_CT_AAA_VIOLET_BLUE_VVS_D_BLOCK_MINED_TANZANITE.html

What a beaut!

 

Diamond Corp - DIAMOND G / SI1 [0.36cts] PRINCESS CUT

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/8153165/GORGEOUS_DIAMOND_G_SI1_0_36cts_PRINCESS_CUT_BUY_SAFE.html

BARGAIN!

 

 

Gems Direct - 2.46cts Colombian Emerald

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/8122398/RARE_2_46cts_Untreated_Unheated_Rare_Muzo_Mines_Colombian_Emerald.html

Well it's an Emerald! For those confused by the inclusions: Rule of thumb for Emeralds - if it's flawless, it's fake. Nice colour.

 

motherearth - 10.12mm - 7.65ct - WHITE AKOYA PEARL

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/8177971/EXCELLENT_10_12mm_7_65ct_AA_WHITE_AKOYA_PEARL_100_GENUINE_1_2_DRILLED.html

Just lovely - And pearls are going up...

 

motherearth (lots of great stuff from this seller this week - check out the opals!) - 2.76ct - PURPLE/BLUE SPINEL

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/8159385/2_76ct_EXCELLENT_PURPLE_BLUE_SPINEL_100_NATURAL_CEYLON_RARE_BIG_SIZE.html

Who doesn't want one of these!?

 

motherearth - 1.67ct - NEON PINK UNHEATED SAPPHIRE -CEYLON

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/7980469/1_67ct_AAA_NEON_PINK_UNHEATED_SAPPHIRE_CEYLON_NATURAL_EARTH_MINED_GEMSTONE.html

Awesome!!!

 

REDHAWK - ALEXANDRITE (UNTREATED) - COLOUR CHANGE OVAL CABOCHON - 1.98cts

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/7833903/ALEXANDRITE_UNTREATED_COLOUR_CHANGE_OVAL_CABOCHON_1_98cts.html

Great size for these stones.

 

 

Much more to come tomorrow. Busy at work so will add the rest then.

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