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GemDeals

Thanks lukeness, I love these ammolite's.

 

Nice black opal like stones.

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Lukeness

I wanted to ask, are they doublets/triplets or impregnated?

Ammolites are very soft and brittle so they're usually treated in one of those methods. Untreated Ammolite gems would be very difficult to keep. lol

 

To anyone who's now wondering, in this case the treatment is a necessity and completely acceptable.

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GemDeals

My supplier states they haven't undergone any treatment. I'm guessing that these are only polished as there are some minor pitmarks on the face.

 

They do however recommend that they be capped by a synthetic spinel or glass cap for protection. :)

 

I think the weather worn stones from near the surface needs to be treated?

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Lukeness

Well their recommendation seems to explain that. It should be made into a doublet before worn or set.

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motherearth

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http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/8048171/JUST_JEWELS_COLLECTORS_INVESTORS_GREEN_SAPPHIRE_4_31_Ct.html

 

nice Sapphire , somebody's going to get a bargain here if it stays at this price, I must admit that i do not like Gemval, but if it is used correctly as it has been here, then it can be used as a guide!.....I think the retail value is fairly close...good luck!

 

Jeff.

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motherearth

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/8941882/JUST_JEWELS_HOT_PINK_SPINEL_1_10_Ct.html

 

without doubt, the best gemstone currently listed on this site!

 

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/8871591/JUST_JEWELS_TITANUIM_BLUE_VIOLET_SPINEL_PEAR_2_20_Ct.html

 

not in th same league as the first one, but still a very nice Spinel, good size also

 

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/8871219/JUST_JEWELS_COLLECTORS_QUALITY_ORANGE_ZIRCON_4_03Ct.html

 

excellent - rare and unusual colour

 

 

 

Jeff.

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Lukeness

Yeah, great stone and still sitting at a real bargain price!!

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2.45ct - DARK GREEN - CHROME DIOPSIDE - motherearth

 

Beautiful stone. A must for any good collection. Great size for jewellery.

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/9616541/LOVELY_2_45ct_DARK_GREEN_CHROME_DIOPSIDE_CHINA_VVS.html

 

 

6.8ct Prehnite - Seabhac

 

Wonderfully sleepy collectors stone for a great price so far.

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/9547970/6_8ct_Incredible_soft_lime_green_Prehnite.html

 

Pear Facet Natural Tsavorite - REDHAWK

 

Great size and colour for this sought after gem which is too often dark in decent sizes.

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/9205618/TSAVORITE_RICH_EMERALD_GREEN_PEAR_FACET_1_645cts.html

 

1.65 CT.Matched Pair Top Blood Red Natural Ruby - Gems Direct

 

Matching pairs are always more of a prize.

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/9452268/No_Reserve_1_65_CT_Matched_Pair_Top_Blood_Red_Natural_Ruby_Nice_Top_class.html

 

MANDARIN GARNET (1.10 Ct) - JUST JEWELS

 

Great everything! Popular stone at a popular price!

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/9463950/JUST_JEWELS_TOP_MANDARIN_GARNET_1_10_Ct.html

 

1.11CARAT VIOLET UNHEATED CEYLON SAPPHIRE - TopDrawer

 

Tanzanite eat your heart out!

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/9579055/1_11CARAT_FINE_TOP_VIOLET_UNHEATED_CEYLON_SAPPHIRE.html

 

5.56 CT. LOT OF NATURAL RUBY FROM MADAGASCAR - AGV Gems

 

This could maker someone a nice profit...

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/9531553/5_56_CT_EXCELLENT_LOT_OF_NATURAL_BLOOD_RED_RUBY_GEMS_FROM_MADAGASCAR.html

 

CERTIFIED!! 11.45ct HUGE!! OVAL CUT BRIGHT RED RUBY - el torro

 

Monster Ruby! Definitely fracture filled but still at a very low price.

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/9603692/CERTIFIED_11_45ct_HUGE_OVAL_CUT_BRIGHT_RED_RUBY.html

 

Tanzanite 2.02ct Princess Pair Violet Blue - eppie5064

 

Pretty, nicely matched pair. Two good sized stones for a set.

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/9579551/Tanzanite_2_02ct_Princess_Pair_Premium_Violet_Blue.html

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: None of the above comments takes into any account the "estimated values" provided on the listings and is based solely on the information supplied therein.

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Lukeness

And a bargain!!!

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1.12 CT NATURAL COLOUR CHANGE DIASPORE - Sollyzar

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/11237382/EXOTIC_AND_RARE_1_12_CT_NATURAL_COLOUR_CHANGE_DIASPORE.html

 

What a beauty! A highly collectable and sought after gemstone that would usually fetch huge prices. Excellent for collectors and investors.

 

18 KT SOLID WHITE GOLD RING WITH 1.55 CT SPINEL + 0.24 TCW DIAMONDS - Sollyzar

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/10974206/18_KT_SOLID_WHITE_GOLD_RING_WITH_1_55_CT_SPINEL_0_24_TCW_DIAMONDS.html

 

Such a great looking piece going at a fraction of it's value!

 

22.58ct Genuine Top Blood Red RUBY - penny2007

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/11150350/MINDBLOWING_22_58ct_Genuine_Top_Blood_Red_RUBY.html

 

Talk about bring on the bling! This stone is a real show stopper!

 

JUST JEWELS - VVS PARAIBA GREEN TOURMALINE (0.74 Ct)

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/10985555/JUST_JEWELS_VVS_PARAIBA_GREEN_TOURMALINE_0_74_Ct.html

 

Sought after stone in one of its best, most collectable colours with excellent investment value.

 

LAB CERTIFIED 0.94 CT NEON RUBY RED MOGOK SPINEL - Sollyzar

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/11079085/LAB_CERTIFIED_0_94_CT_NEON_RUBY_RED_MOGOK_SPINAL.html

 

Just shy of a carat so you can get it at a steal and still have a great looking stone. This stone is going to be a bargain for somebody!

 

~Certified~ 1.34 ct. Natural Eye Clean Vivid Voilet Blue Tanzanite NR!! - watermelon101

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/11236209/_Certified_1_34_ct_Natural_Eye_Clean_Vivid_Voilet_Blue_Tanzanite_NR.html

 

Do I need to say anything here? Love the cut and the price is scary low right now!

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Lukeness

.65CT - NATURAL FACETED AMBER - Sollyzar

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/12788273/VERY_RARE_65CT_NATURAL_FACETED_AMBER_YOU_WILL_RECEIVE_THE_ACTUAL_STONE_IN_THE_PHOTOS.html[/color]

Great cut and unusual presentation of this organic gem.

.60 CT GROSSULAR MALI GARNET - Sollyzar

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/13017652/STUNNING_60_CT_GROSSULAR_MALI_GARNET_BUY_SAFE_100_POSITIVE_FEEDBACK.html

Great, extremely collectable variety of the garnet group.

 

1.460CTS PAPAYA PINK TANZANIAN SAPPHIRE! - diamond_gems

 

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/12754136/AAA_ELECTRIC_PAPAYA_PINK_TANZANIAN_SAPPHIRE_1_460CTS_VVS1.html

 

Gorgeous, extremely collectable colour of this gem.

 

 

2.45ct RED HOT RUBY!!! - CERTIFIED - Collect a gem

 

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/Item.jsp?Trade_TradeId=13077588

 

Really good size, none of the usual CELG surface marks and perfect, optimal ruby colour, with a certificate.

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Lukeness

Opps, double post!

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Sollyzar

Luke, we are trying to provide some really nice stones at realistic prices, thanks

 

cheers Solly.

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motherearth

Luke, some nice stones on here mate! awesome Sphene(Titanite) , and the Maw Sit Sit is a very big example of quite a rare stone from Burma, what a beauty the Tsavorite is from Sollyzar.....and finally a real unheated Ruby!! ..... small but you can tell from the inclusions it is the real deal!! .... a refreshing change from the usual Tonduru nonsense seen on this site!!

 

cheers Jeff.

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Lukeness

That Ruby really is a beaut, Jeff! Yes it's small, but not THAT small. Still a respectable size for a ring!

I also love that Yawah opal. Coolest thing I've ever seen on BoB. Looks like an electrified brain. lol

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Lukeness

Hi Morne,

 

For investment gemstones, try and look at stone at least larger than one carat. This is just below that, so a good choice for getting set for yourself, but that one carat threshold makes all the difference when it comes to investment.

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lilythepink

Thanks Luke! I know absolutely nothing about gems and am thinking of buying a couple of special ones, so this education is good. I appreciate that you are good enough to provide some insight. :)

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Lukeness

Remember that with any coloured gemstones, the colour, is king. Always go for the best looking, most vivid and saturated and you won't go wrong. Look for well cut stones that are symmetrical and have consistent colouring throughout. Avoid windowed stones (where there is an area in the middle you can see through to the back). The best cuts will give you good return of light, a good sparkles and and even distribution of colour.

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