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 on: Today at 12:54:14 PM 
Started by Jhon P - Last post by bevsmith1960
4” Apache Gold
My new favorite sphere!
OMG! WOW Beautiful job!!

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 on: Today at 09:29:27 AM 
Started by Redrummd - Last post by Redrummd
Hi,
Could you let me know if you have a box available and I'll send submit with paypal
Thanks
Jon

$60. Box of Rock sale - Slabs in a medium flat rate box that are not as nice and more common stone than in my more costly boxes.  These are targeted more at those new to cutting and polishing with plenty of stone to practice with and with well more than $60. in good stone if bought at a show.

Two boxes available - for the first two who ask......
Hi,
Could you let me know if you have a box available and I'll send submit with paypal
Thanks
Jon

$60. Box of Rock sale - Slabs in a medium flat rate box that are not as nice and more common stone than in my more costly boxes.  These are targeted more at those new to cutting and polishing with plenty of stone to practice with and with well more than $60. in good stone if bought at a show.

Two boxes available - for the first two who ask......

I have enough slabs to do another box.  PayPal to redrummd@comcast.net which is also my real email address.

Mike

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 on: Today at 08:03:17 AM 
Started by Redrummd - Last post by lawsonland
Hi,
Could you let me know if you have a box available and I'll send submit with paypal
Thanks
Jon

$60. Box of Rock sale - Slabs in a medium flat rate box that are not as nice and more common stone than in my more costly boxes.  These are targeted more at those new to cutting and polishing with plenty of stone to practice with and with well more than $60. in good stone if bought at a show.

Two boxes available - for the first two who ask......

 4 
 on: Today at 07:24:30 AM 
Started by Redrummd - Last post by edgarscale
you won't be disappointed in the material you receive. 

 5 
 on: Today at 07:22:01 AM 
Started by Debbie K - Last post by edgarscale
good luck, i'm sure the decision you come up with will be the right one.

 6 
 on: Today at 07:13:50 AM 
Started by Sandsave - Last post by edgarscale
i really like THAT ONE.  the blue...so nice

 7 
 on: Today at 07:12:34 AM 
Started by Asianfire - Last post by edgarscale
very impressive

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 on: Today at 07:09:03 AM 
Started by Michael - Last post by edgarscale
nice piece, glad to hear it stands up.  may try slabbing my rock too.

 9 
 on: Today at 07:06:07 AM 
Started by hummingbirdstones - Last post by edgarscale
congrats, beautiful stone :hello2:

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 on: Today at 06:50:33 AM 
Started by Asianfire - Last post by Asianfire
Recently an article came up on one of the forums which gave a listing of things in jewellery that are deemed hot this year. Coloured diamonds have always fascinated me way more than the white ones. But somehow, every time I mentioned coloured diamonds, I seem to fall on deaf ears.

As some of you know, I started in this hobby because I was looking for a present for my wife, but could not find anything to my taste that would have been anywhere close to my meager budget.

First, I found Fire Agate, then I dabbled in a variety of things.
One of the things I tried was buying individual stones and trying to design something to be created by a local jeweler in gold.  One of the major surprises was the availability and cost of coloured diamonds. I settled on one supplier and had first few deliveries tested. All tests returned untreated natural.

Naturally, my first design was a nightmare for the jeweler, as I asked for a total overload of stones to be set.
This piece from the center outwards, Fire Agate, sapphires, champagne and black Diamonds, plus three rough diamonds, and tanzanite on top with ruby (untested, and I belief heat-treated) on the bottom.   
Coloured Diamonds by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr

Learned from my mistakes on the first piece and scaled the number of stones down dramatically for the second attempt in designing and compiling stones.
Coloured Diamonds by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr

By then, I was still buying and matching stones for a project that was/is close to my heart. I somehow never managed to afford or like  a cross design-wise all my life, so I accumulated quite a few (changing my mind about shapes helped that too :) :)  ).
In the end I ended up with this cross classified brown (in my eyes green) and auburn VVS1 to VS Diamonds with star sapphire.
Coloured Diamonds by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr

So I had too many nice stones (still have around 20), and took the opportunity to create something I would never manage to do on my own: Rings
Coloured Diamonds by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr
and
Coloured Diamonds by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr

It has to be mentioned here, that only the heart Fire Agate was done by me. Every other stone above has been individually bought and pieces are created by a local jeweler. All I did is designing.

So now, I use the remains of the stones occasionally.
Coloured Diamonds by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr

So I think, that will explain as to why I like coloured diamonds better than the overpriced white ones.
The other benefit: people while appreciating the beauty, never realize what they are. So one can openly wear them on a daily basis without appearing as a show off.......

Till here for now, feel free to add your own stones or jewelery containing coloured diamonds......

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