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Thread: I just had to share......cont'd

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    Smile I just had to share......cont'd

    I was finally able to figure out how to post a picture of the ring......

    I received some GOOD NEWS the other day that I just wanted to share wil all of you. I recently bid on a ring (and won it) at an on line acution site. They said it was a color-changing sapphire mounted in 14K gold. The mounting of the stone was the ugliest mounting I ever saw, but the stone was very pretty. I was anxious to recieve the ring in the mail to see if was as ugly in person as it was online. IT WAS EVEN UGLIER, however, the stone was absolutely goergous. I was hoping I didn't throw my few hundred dollars away. I've never done anything like this before, but there was something about this ring that I just had a feeling.

    I took it to my jeweler wanting to get an appraisal. He could not do an appraisal. He had never seen a color changing saphire. It has an RI 1.66-1.67, which says it is a color changing sapphire. He couldn't tell if the stone was natural or synthetic. If the stone is natural and a color changing sapphire, it could be valued around $75,000. If it is a natural alexandrite, it could be valued in the six digits. He got a little excited while he was looking at it though his microscope. He told me I would have to take it to a licensed gemologist. I took it to another jeweler who is not a gemologist either, but he also go quite excited while looking at it. He asked what I paid, and when I told him, his eyes got extremely large, his mouth flew open and he mutter "aaahhhh". Naturally that got me a little more excited.

    Unfortunatley, I will have to wait until Christmas is over before I can get in to see a licensed gemologist. They are all to busy with Christmas. This waiting is driving me a little crazy. As you can imagine, I took it straight to the bank to put in my safety deposit box, until I can find out more information. I may have fly it to NY or Carlsbad, CA to a GIA lab.
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    That is so cool -- I am very happy for you! I hope you keep us posted on how this all plays out...
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    The suspense continues!
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    Gorgeous stone - can't wait to hear the rest of the story.
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    Beautiful!! I hope this turns out super positive for you!
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    Wow! I love the stone. Let us know what you find out.

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    Please keep us posted.

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    That is exciting! Can't wait to hear how it turns out and hope it is worth megamoney!!!
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    And now for the rest of the story. LOL Wishing you good luck.
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    wow !! sounds like either way (75K or six figure) you win .. WOoohooo
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    Very nifty! The good thing with the setting, even though ugly, is that it looks like there's a lot of gold there. Let us know how this ends! :-)
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    What a great treasure hunt you're on! So much fun!

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    I'm always "odd man out" but I think the mounting is lovely. It looks like one not to be worn when you are doing anything! Impractical, but that's part of it's charm! I too wait for the next chapter!

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    So my question is - if it is worth $75,000 or six figures, are you going to keep it, or are you going to "cash it in"? If you do keep it, when would you wear it? This is so exciting!

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    Given a choice, I would come to Carlsbad. MUUUCH better weather than NY! LOL I am biased.

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    Beautiful! Wish you the best either way! Keep us posted.
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    I hope it's worth tons of money! It's a gorgeous stone, but you are right--that's the ugliest setting evah!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nina Baker View Post
    I'm always "odd man out" but I think the mounting is lovely. It looks like one not to be worn when you are doing anything! Impractical, but that's part of it's charm! I too wait for the next chapter!
    Me too! I love it!

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    Love the stone, love the setting! Hope this all turns out well for you - let us know!!

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    I love rings, and that is soooooo beautiful.....congratulations.

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    Beautiful stone! Hope it turns out to be worth what you are hoping for.

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    well Christmas in NY gets my vote. Carlsbad is nice but I have always wanted to see NY at the holidays. the ring is very interesting. pretty stone! wishing you a great appraisal!
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    Congrats!!!! Let us know how you make out!

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    Sounds like you did good. Hope it appraises at the $75K. Good luck!

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    Beautiful it looks like an alexandrite.

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