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***This is currently ON RESERVE, pending payment.*** I'm listing up one of my lightning ridge opal pendants. I have two of them; there's a thread about the long story of how they came to me on PS. You can get the full story over there, here's the link, plus there are a ton more pics of this one for sale (plus some pics of the one I'm keeping) http://www.pricescope.com/forum/colored-stones/an-opal-s-tale-t187500.html This one is the one that DOES have a chip in it. It happened somehow during setting. There is a small chip in the upper portion directly beneath the bail (next to the baby prong setting on the top, under the bail). At first, I thought that the chip went clear through to the other side of the pendant, but it actually does NOT. It just appears that way; the chip is only on one side of the pendant, which is actually really good IMO; it means it's that much more stable. The chip is there; and it has a crack that was caused at the same time. The crack appears to be a surface crack, not a deep one. I've owned and worn the pendant regularly for months now and I have seen NO change in the crack/chip. It appears to me to be stable. I have cared for it carefully and recommend for a new owner to do the same; however, I believe that with careful care, this pendant will last a long time. The only reason I'm selling it is that I have its' twin; I own another pendant from the same piece of opal. The one I'm keeping is more symmetrical, but this opal has the better color flash. I just honestly don't feel like I "need" two, but if it doesn't sell at this price, I'm happy to keep it. The color flash is blue, green, and a bit of glowy purple as well, but for some reason only the blue seems to photograph very well. The flash is not always "on"; you do need a bit of movement to see the colors at their best, or to wear of hold the pendant at an angle. The opal crystal itself is considered black opal, it is genuine, untreated, not a doublet, etc. This piece was done by using a lazer to channel set 14k rose gold wire around the piece; so there is no backing to it, it's just the gold going around the opal. The total size is approx. 13 mmlong by 10 mm wide (this does NOT include the bail, which gives it a few more mm in length). I'm pricing it knowing full well that the chip/crack is present; however it's still a lovely piece that I feel is worth this amount. The setting alone cost $150 (it's expensive to hire this jeweler out, and he had to use the thickest gold wire available and build baby prongs for this piece). The gem is still quite pretty and unique, and the chip is a bit hard to see unless you look for it (though you can see it in these pics if you look closely). I'm pricing it as a final sale, so please contact me with any questions!! Price includes shipping costs, shipping within U.S. only. I'm an active member on PS (katharath). I mostly sell my collection pieces on ebay, but I'm trying to branch out a bit. Thanks for looking!
Necklaces & Pendants
September 5, 2013
$105
Just reduced from $135 to $105... priced around 60% off what I paid! I'm offering up this lovely pendant. It's a natural, untreated pale green tourmaline, almost a spring like green color. The cut is an elongated pear but with a "flat bottom" which is neat, and it rests nicely when worn. I'm not sure what the tcw on it is but it's approx. 15 mm long not counting the bail (with bail it's 22mm long, close to an inch). It is set in solid 14k channel wire which goes around the gem completely. This work is done with a very expensive lazer! I'm asking about half of what I paid for it. It was sold to me by Yvonne Raley. It really is a pretty one; I just find that I'm not wearing it much at all, unfortunately. PLEASE NOTE: the pics shown were taken by Yvonne! I listed this at night and didn't have any daytime pics available (taken at night with a flash makes the gem look completely wrong). So I used her pics from the original listing, and must give her the credit. I can email my own addtl pics upon request though, just ask! I prefer all sales to be final, so please ask any questions before buying. I'm an active PS member (katharath) but have done almost all of my selling off ebay for the last 10 yrs or so (same name, katharath), Trying to branch out a bit over here though :) Pricing includes shipping costs, shipping within U.S. only. Thank you for viewing!
Necklaces & Pendants
September 5, 2013
$105
Doing one reduction from $550 to $495 - then it will be removed if no takers - thanks for looking! I'm putting out some feelers on this one...I'm not really dying to sell it, to be honest, but I could really use the cash (I'm not looking for trades right now, just cash...looking to fund my next loose gem purchases as always, lol). This color change garnet was bought by me from Gene a few months ago, I think back before this last summer. It was the one that he had up on site for awhile for $735, and I will include the pics he used as well as a couple of my own. It is a cc garnet from the Kenya Taita-Taveta find. 1.47 ct, 6.695 mm. It's definitely a collector's gem - it's a darker gem that, like many color change garnets, looks best with a lot of sunlight or incandescent light. This one is a teal green in daylight, a purple in incandescent, and a bluer green in mixed lighting. I've seen Gene comment that the best cc garnet rough he found was always the darkest, hence I assume why he chose this piece for cutting. Though darker, this gem has a beautiful greenish color in daylight and the purple color change is equally as pretty; I usually see some gorgeous sparkle on this gem too, which came as a bit of a pleasant surprise. About the pics - my pics don't show the daytime color quite as accurately as they should, but it was the best I could get. I think Gene's first pics is more accurate overall. His second pic doesn't show the purple color, it shows a mix of two different lighting conditions. You're not really going to see that color (the one is his second pic) all that often; you'll usually see green/teal or purple in incandescent. This gem is not completely clean, but when viewed from the top you really can't see much, if any inclusions; you can see a couple of them when viewing it upside down, but they shouldn't affect setting, and they appear minor. Actually, Gene didn't even mention anything about them to me when I bought this, so I think they're pretty minor. Especially since they're so hard to see face up! It has never been set. That's part of why I'm offering it now; I just don't think I'll set it. My asking price is pretty firm (I know from what Gene told me during our communication before the sale that $550 is what he paid for the rough alone!!) He had the retail on this gem listed at $1470. It's a very rare gem, cut by Gene - you're unlikely to ever see another quite like this one. Shipping on this one will be within the U.S. only, shipping price included in asking price. Please contact me with any questions, and thanks for looking!
Colored Gemstone
September 22, 2013
$495
This is a pair of red oval Burma spinels, each is approx. 6x5 mm, and the tcw for the pair is 1.25 cts. Untreated, of course. These were purchased/sourced by Yvonne Raley. She was planning to have them recut, but I convinced her to sell them to me at a low price bc the color is gorgeous!!! The problem with the gems is that they both show some windowing (although I think this may close up at least somewhat during setting; and also one gem has a chip along the side. They could probably be prong set as is and look very nice as a pair of oval studs; but a recut would probably make them look amazing!! That was my plan for them, but now it looks like I'm probably picking up another pair of red spinels that are rounds, which I prefer, so I'm looking to move these. I'm asking what I paid, which is actually a pretty good price IMO. The reason to buy these, even with the cutting/imperfections? The COLOR!! It's this beautiful open red that Yvonne said took her a couple of years to find a parcel of. It can be very hard to find red spinel of this color at an affordable price - much less a pair. That's why I went for these even with the issues. Some of the pics show the color very well, but one pic shows the gems "at their worst". This listing is ONLY for the pair of the two ovals. (I do have a cushion cut from the same parcel that I can include for $50 if buyer likes; it is shown in a couple of the pics but is not included in the asking price of this listing). I prefer all sales to be final as I'm trying to sell off some pieces to fund my next gem buy, so please ask questions before buying. I can also send more pics upon request. Shipping on this one will be within the U.S. only, shipping price included in asking price. Please contact me with any questions, and thanks for looking!
Colored Gemstone
September 22, 2013
$135
Will do one reduction on this one to $195 - thanks for looking! Up today is this ring that I had made for me about a year ago by Patrick Irla. This ring has a sterling silver band, an 18k yellow gold flower accent, and two natural diamonds, each approx. just over 3 mm, with the tcw being approx .25 cts. Patrick custom made this ring for me, using a pair of diamonds that I owned (that were previously set in a pair of stud earrings). The ring is a size 7.5. The silver portions of the ring have a beautiful texture, and the band is around 1.8 mm wide. It is marked 18k and 925, and also P. Irla. The diamonds are bezel set in Patrick's custom made setting, and they do have tiny openings underneath the bezels as is typical when setting diamonds. I've decided to list this ring since I just don't wear it. Ever since I really got into CS, I never wear any diamonds anymore, even these little ones. This is a very cute ring! I'm going to include part of a convo that Patrick wrote to me when I asked him to evaluate the diamonds for me; this gives a potential buyer a little more info about the diamonds and the ring. From Patrick: " Hi Kathryn, The ring worked out well, I like it very much and it will work well with your other rings. The taper of the setting for the diamonds allowed for a little bit of space where they meet, just enough room to fit the little ladybug. Also the bee will fit in well just about anywhere. I did take a look at your diamonds, and they are about average. Not great (very fine) and not horrible, just about average. In terms of quality, they are SI 2 to I 1 quality (slightly included to included) this means that some flaws are visible to the naked eye. The cut of the 2 stones is also slightly different, one is just a little bit better than the other, I set the better stone in the 1st bezel, nearest the flower. Also one stone has a small 'natural' on the edge. This is a slight flaw in the stone that comes to the surface, and is more visible. I decided to try to hide this little flaw as much as possible, so it is in the 2nd bezel (the lower one away from the flower) and the flaw is turned inward so the bezel from the 1st stone over shadows it a bit and it is difficult to see unless you know what you are looking for. An educated guess for the value of the diamonds would be about $120 to $135 each, and I would put the entire ring value at about $500 for insurance purposes. Thank you again, Patrick" As you can see from the email, I'm asking approx. the value of the diamonds for the ring. Please ask any questions before purchasing, as I consider sales to be final. I am an active member on PS (katharath is the ID); I've sold on ebay for many years now (around 12 I think, same ID). Shipping is included within asking price, within US only. Thanks for viewing :)
Rings
September 22, 2013
$195
Shipping included in price within US. Offering up this really sweet, handmade ring that jeweler Laura Flavin made for me (her etsy store is Modernbird). The band is sterling, nice and heavier/thicker at 10 gauge. (Meaning that it is slightly larger than 2.5 mm thick and 2.5 mm across; nice and heavy for this size of band!). It has an 18k solid gold heart accent placed at a carefree angle on the top - so cute!! The band was hammered and has a partially oxidized finish. Laura custom made this ring for me at my request - the asking price may seem a bit high for a mostly sterling silver ring, but it's discounted at more than 60% off what I paid for it. Ring is a size 8.5. It is marked 925 and 18k on inside of band. I actually really love this ring...but I'm wearing my silver jewelry so rarely these days that I decided to offer it. I haven't worn this one in ages and it is so adorable - I wore it as a thumb ring sometimes, it's very casual and cute. I had this listed awhile ago and took it down bc I didn't want to part with the ring - but I still haven't worn it much, lol. (These pics were taken by Laura so credit to her for them!) Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection and strongly prefer not to deal with returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Rings
September 28, 2013
$65
Asking $99 shipped in US Listing a wonderful pair of color change garnet earrings...these make for a really great second pair as they are tiny studs, about 3.5 mm. They aren't flimsy though, they are bezel set (in solid 14k green gold) and the bezels are sturdy little things! They are called "button" style bezel settings, the backs are open allowing light in from the back (just realized you may not be able to tell that from my pics.) The gems are only about 2 mm round,(in the settings about 3.5 mm fnished size) but they look great nonetheless...this is actually one of my favorite pairs of earrings that I've ever owned. I'm only selling bc I'm about to have a couple of new pairs made, and I could use the funds to help finance those settings. These were made for me by Yvonne Raley - she sources some of the best cc garnets I come across. I was able to choose these from a parcel and I will include one pic of the parcel so you can see them loose. These gems are of course untreated (typical of garnets). This is important to note: my pics show the gems as purple to dark purple, but in person these gems are a blue to blue green color in daylight. They only show the purplish color in incandescent lighting. For some reason though, my camera refuses to pick up the blue daylight color - I have no idea why, but this always happens to me when I try to photograph cc garnets. The parcel pic of the loose gems is more accurate for the daytime color, but they can also look more of a blue green, it just depends on the amount of daylight. I think as long as the buyer keeps this in mind they will be happy - you won't see this purple color unless you're in incandescent lighting, please remember that :) If you look at the loose garnet parcel pic, the ones I chose are towards the middle, a pair of lighter blue ones, among the smallest sized gems. I can try to be more specific if asked, sorry - but this gives you an idea at least! It's the small pair that is more blue and less green - these look WAY prettier than my pics show, apologies that I couldn't get the nice blue color to show, just that odd dark purple. (The first pic is in incandescent light and pretty accurate as to how they look in that condition; the second darker purple pic is the one that's not accurate IRL). Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection and strongly prefer not to deal with returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Earrings
September 28, 2013
$99
Listing today this precision cut Malaya garnet. .95 ct, 6 mm round checkerboard top. Cut by Sheldon Douglas Sink. I think the value of this is higher than what I'm asking, but I took it in trade for another gem and I'm trying to ask a lower/reasonable amount (precision cut Malayas can be expensive!). Decided to offer it as I don't see myself setting this one anytime soon (in general I'm not a huge fan of reds unless they're spinels). This IS a darker toned gem, but a very pretty color with an interesting cut. It flashes red and just needs some light to look its best in. Pics taken in (muted/dim) natural light as well as incandescent light. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection and strongly prefer not to deal with returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :) Shipping included in price, within US only please. Thanks for looking!
Colored Gemstone
October 9, 2013
$60
Listing this really pretty Mali garnet. I got this for a good price so that's why it's listed for a good price (at least it is IMO :) It is 1.70 cts, "classic stepped emerald cut", 8x5.7mm. Nice size. The color is yellow with a greenish tint. It actually has some pretty dispersion coming off of it in long flashes, which you can see in sunlight - I got it pictured in a couple of the pics that I took. You can see a glint of it towards one end if you look closely. I actually really like this one but I know I won't set it, as yellow is my least favorite color, so I'm hoping to pass it on to a fellow garnet lover. Shipping included in price, within US only. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection and strongly prefer not to deal with returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :) Thanks for looking!
Colored Gemstone
October 9, 2013
$55
On reserve/pending payment!! :) **I always consider best offers!! Feel free to message me** After much deliberation, I've decided to offer some things from my collection that I really adore - I'm hoping to finance a rather large purchase, so I'm listing some things I never planned to sell. This ring is 14k solid rose gold, a size 7.75, and contains 5 Ceylon blue natural sapphires. The center stone is the prettiest and has the best color and sparkle; it is about 4.5mm. The side stones are @ 3mm and then 2mm; the center stone is heated, the rest are all unheated. A couple of the side stones are darker than I personally prefer, but I was able to overlook that and really love this ring. The ONLY reason I'm listing it is to help me fund another sapphire project, or there's really no way I could let it go! The sapphires are all bezeled (this is a five stone bezel ring) with hand applied milgrain. I can email more pics upon request. This is such a great ring!! It was made by Yvonne Raley of etsy store Cecile Raley Designs...I LOVE her and buy a ton of pieces from her... Shipping included in price, within US only. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection and strongly prefer not to deal with returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :) Thanks for looking!
Colored Stone Center
October 14, 2013
$325
***Reserved pending pymt :) Just reduced this from $85 - it's a great price for a custom made bracelet like this! The retail was almost $200 Offering this unique custom made bracelet - made for me by Laura Flavin of etsy store Modernbird. The bracelet is her version of an ID bracelet, incorporating her famous little bird design. I asked her to add three small 14k yellow gold "dots" or balls to the front, just bc I liked the mixed metal look. The rest of the bracelet is in sterling, which has been oxidized in places for contrast and to create a rugged yet sweet look. The Id part has been lightly hammered and textured, and "little bird" has a floral pattern on her. The bracelet has 2 labradorites as accents which wonderful blue flash, as well as one very small pearl. It can be used as a charm bracelet as well, at one point I hung some charms along the side just for fun. I paid almost $200 for this bracelet so I've discounted it more than 50% - it's unusual and cute The "ID bar" is about 2 inches long, closes with lobster claw clasp. I *think* this bracelet is about 8 inches long but I'll need to double check. It hangs a bit long as Laura intended it to clasp wherever you want it to - so as to provide a bit of extra hang/dangle for a casual look. Shipping included in price, within US only. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection and strongly prefer not to deal with returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :) Thanks for looking!
Bracelets
October 15, 2013
$59
Just reduced this to less than what I paid - it's a beautiful little spinel! (If it doesn't sell at this price it will move to eBay...) Offering up one of the spinels in my collection. I'm trying to save up for a larger purchase, and I have 3 spinels in shades of blues - there is no way I'll set hem all, so I decided to offer this one. It's pretty and not too expensive, and it has some beautiful sparkle :) It's smaller at just .47 cts but very well cut, and faces up at 5 mm round in a diamond cut (it was precision cut and sourced by Jeff Davies). Natural and untreated, Ceylon origin. First pic is Jeff's, the others are mine - pics are taken in daylight, with one in incandescent and one in mixed lighting. This spinel is a bit shifty and goes from blue gray to gray blue. Shipping included in price, within US only. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection and strongly prefer not to deal with returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :) Thanks for looking!
Loose Stones
October 16, 2013
$60
ON RESERVE :) I'm trying to fund a larger purchase so I'm offering up some pieces that I hadn't planned on ever offering...the only reason I can let this one go is that I have another Mahenge of similar size (loose) that I can set if I want to. This is such a lovely ring, sold 14k yellow gold with natural untreated Mahenge spinel...I purchased the gem loose and had it set. The ring is a sizeable sz 7.75. The band tapers from the top and is quite thin at the bottom, but comfortable and in great condition. (I purchased the setting new so I'm the only one who has owned this piece). The mahenge was purchased from Yvonne Raley and was one of the best in the parcel that it came from. I'm asking less for this ring than I paid for the gem alone. It's 5.5 mm, .85 cts, Portuguese cut and just beautiful. Excellent cutting, great quality. Lively and sparkly and bright! This is a pink mahenge that you can occasionally see red flashes in. The gem is set a bit high up but it stacks pretty nicely next to other rings, which is why I wanted it set this way. I can send more pics on request. Shipping included in price, within US only. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection and strongly prefer not to deal with returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :) Thanks for looking!
Colored Stone Center
October 16, 2013
$300
Reserved pending pymt! These are sterling hairpins with genuine/natural gemstones! Rare to find! These were handmade by an etsy vendor (who I believe only made the two sets that I bought, at least to my knowledge. I bought them about 1.5 yrs or so ago - I have a couple of extras from her, which is why I'm willing to part with these - I simply don't need them all. They have been cleaned :) Gently worn on my part - I really liked to decorate a bun with one or two. The gems are not high quality, but they are natural and very cute, and actual hair jewels - which is so much fun! The blue is a blue topaz, and the other is a garnet and citrine piece. That one is noticeably larger and priced accordingly. These are not meant to hold your hair in place but rather to perch decoratively in a hairdo. They have worked very well for me :) I will also sell these separately if preferred - listed price is for both, shipped in US. Or: sterling blue topaz pin - $28 shipped sterling garnet/citrine pin - $43 shipped Shipping included in price, within US only. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection and strongly prefer not to deal with returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :) Thanks for looking!
Other
October 20, 2013
$65
Just reduced as of 10/31! ***If you are interested in buying both rings in this set I will do a very nice discount for both!! Just ask :) Also, I will consider reasonable offers.*** Up for sale is this gorgeous ring, 14k solid yellow gold leaf style with 2 mm genuine/natural pink sapphire - handmade in Canada by Setsuko of etsy store Every Bear Jewels. This listing is ONLY for the pink sapphire leaf ring, although it is intended to be worn with the other leaf ring pictured (iolite leaf ring). The last pic shows the set of rings as worn together to give an idea of how they look - but this listing is only for the pink sapphire ring :) However, they can each be worn separately as well so I've decided to try listing them separately. Pink sapphire leaf ring: - the "smaller" leaf ring, solid 14k yellow gold, size 8.25 - bezel set with a gorgeous, natural, sparkly little 2 mm pink sapphire -ring band is approx 2 mm wide by about 1 mm thick, with a beautifully hammered texture - the gold has a soft finish and the jeweler used a slight darkening technique that brings out the details of the leaf (please note - this band is not marked 14k, but I'm quite confident that it is. Many of the etsy sellers I've bought from don't mark their rings. I've purchased several 14k rings from this seller and have been very pleased with the quality and materials, and I guarantee them to be as stated. Setsuko is a trusted jeweler who does GORGEOUS unique work!! If you like the look of these rings you should check out her etsy store - she is also quite lovely to deal with :) Shipping included in price, within US only. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection and strongly prefer not to deal with returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :) Thanks for looking!
Colored Stone Center
October 20, 2013
$105
This is such a pretty blue tourmaline! I bought it loose from Yvonne Raley and had her set it very simply in this sterling bracelet for me. It is set in a half bezel. The bracelet is approx. 8 inches long with a lobster claw clasp - it can be clipped on any link. I had it sized purposely longer than I needed to because I like to clasp my bracelets and have a bit of dangle left over - I like that casual look. But in this case it's also nice because it will fit a variety of wrist sizes. The blue tourmaline itself is natural and untreated. It is an oval Portuguese cut; 1.40 cts. I'm asking less for this bracelet than I paid for the gem itself. If you like the gem you could always buy the piece and have it reset - you're still getting a deal either way, as I'm asking less than the cost of the gem! The gem is evenly colored; very clean; very nicely cut. Shipping included in price, within US only. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection and strongly prefer not to deal with returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :) Thanks for looking!
Bracelets
October 20, 2013
$75
Today I'm offering up this round, Portuguese cut Mali garnet. It weighs in at 1.02 cts. It is a loose gem which has never been set, and was purchased by me from Jim McCormick. It's a great gem, but I've started to sell some of the gems that I don't think I'll be setting, and this is one of those. Natural and untreated. Sparkly and pretty. It's a very beautiful color for a Mali, and unusual from my experience - it looks more like a peridot green color! (It is a Mali garnet though - this color comes up every so often). It's very bright and almost lime-y in color. I'm including Jim's picture which is extremely close up and seems to make the gem look "worse" than it looks IRL; it looks prettier for sure :) Specs: -Mali garnet - green - 1.02 cts, measures 6.6 mmx5.4mm - round cut, Portuguese cut - never set - untreated and natural -clarity is good, some minor eye visible inclusions but they blend in pretty well so nothing obvious Shipping included in price, within US only. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection and strongly prefer not to deal with returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :) Thanks for looking!
Loose Stones
October 20, 2013
$60
Reserved pending pymt Reduced again, lowest price...as of 10/31 ! I've decided to offer this at a one time reduction; this is my bottom dollar on this one, priced for final sale. $285 down to $215 shipped in US...it's a nice price for a nice gem :) I bought this one from Yvonne Raley not too long ago and I'm looking to get back what I paid for it - it's a lovely tsav, but I've bought a ton of loose gems lately, and even if I sell this one I'll still have two other tsavs left, lol! Trying to raise some cash for a setting project now, so I thought I would offer it. It was actually priced at $300 p/ct so this is slightly less than the asking price. Please note: the last two pics show the tsav with one of my mahenges - this listing is ONLY for the tsav - I just thought the tsav looked so pretty next to the mahenge and the pics do a good show of showing the saturation compared to another gem :) I can always email more pics upon request! Specs: -Tsavorite garnet, 1.04 cts -nice very pretty true medium green (I don't see any yellow or any blue modifiers; or if so they're so slight that I am not seeing them - though I am not an expert at secondaries, I do own a couple of tsavs with blue secondaries so I can at least recognize that :) - 1.04 cts, measures apprx 7x5mm (one side is a tiny bit narrower than the other - this is a native cut but not badly so; however I mention anything that I see :) It's not terribly noticeable. -faces up quite nicely for the weight; it does show tilt windows easily (I think usually cushion cuts require a bit more weight in the back, but this cutter tried to get more of the weight in the face; this causes some tilt windows to show rather easily, but not a "true" window - and from my own experimenting, I think even the tilt windows will be minimalized or may even disappear completely with setting), - never set - untreated and natural -clarity is good, nothing at all major to my unaided eye, thought perhaps a little bit sugary as some garnets can be Shipping included in price, within US only. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection and strongly prefer not to deal with returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :) Thanks for looking!
Loose Stones
October 25, 2013
$175
Decided to separate this set for sale individually; I've lowered the prices again a bit as well! Offering up this pair of 14k solid gold earrings, made of natural pink and blue sapphires, set in a Butterfly style. Asking $125 for this pair, shipping included within US, insured. The sapphires in each butterfly have 2 marquise cut pinks, and 2 round cut blues. Earrings are marked 14k. The sapphires in these earrings are natural, NOT lab created; however, they were purchased by me from a mall store some years back, so I have no idea what the level of treatment is on the sapphires. I just know that they're natural, and I believe they were sold to me as Ceylon, *but* I can't guarantee that. I've owned these for at least 8 years or so now and have moved several times since they were purchased, so I honestly have no clue what I've done with the paperwork, but from what I recall each earring is about .75 cts, and the pair is about 1.5 cts total weight. Please be aware that the blue sapphires are definitely on the darker side. The earrings are in very good condition, no issues except for some light scratching here and there showing on the gold. The gems are all secure. I've been the sole owner but these have been worn quite sparingly over the years. It's just a very sweet, pretty set, with genuine gems, set in solid 14k gold. The style is delicate but sturdy, and the earrings are a nice size without being either overwhelming or too small. They measure just over 1/4 of an inch each. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection and strongly prefer not to deal with returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Earrings
October 27, 2013
$125
Decided to separate this set to offer the pieces individually...I've reduced the prices a bit further as well too! Offering up this 14k solid gold bracelet, made of natural pink and blue sapphires set in a Butterfly style. There are teeny tiny diamonds on the bracelet set in between the butterflies (there are four butterflies and five tiny diamonds). Asking $175 for this one, shipping included within US, insured. (I'm asking quite a bit less than I paid for this originally). The sapphires in each butterfly have 2 marquise cut pinks, and 2 round cut blues. Marked 14k. The sapphires in this set are natural, NOT lab created; however, this was purchased by me from a mall store some years back, so I have no idea what the level of treatment is on the sapphires. I just know that they're natural, and I believe they were sold to me as Ceylon, *but* I can't guarantee that. I've owned this set for at least 8 years or so now and have moved several times since they were purchased, so I honestly have no clue what I've done with the paperwork, but from what I recall I'm thinking that the bracelet is approximately 3 carats total. Please be aware that the blue sapphires are definitely on the darker side, pretty common with commercial grade sapphires. The bracelet is in very good condition, no issues except for some light scratching here and there showing on the gold (mostly the clasp). The gems are all secure, the clasp works fine. I've been the sole owner and these pieces have been worn quite sparingly over the years. It's just a very sweet, pretty piece, with genuine gems, set in solid 14k gold. The style is delicate but sturdy, and it is a nice size without being either overwhelming or too small. The bracelet closes with a lobster claw clasp and is 7.25 inches in total length. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection and strongly prefer not to deal with returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Bracelets
October 27, 2013
$175
Shipping included in price, US only Very pretty little set of natural fancy cut spinels; all three are very sparkly and have beautiful color (better than the pics show!). These are small gems and all are different cuts and sizes. Origin is Burmese. Dark red spinel- 4.25 mm Slightly lighter red spinel - 4.4 x 3.6mm Peachy spinel - 4.1 x 3.5mm Total combined carat weight of all 3 gems is .87 ct I bought these from Allyce Kosnar of kosnargemsco; a trusted seller that I've bought quite a few little gems from. Shipping included in price, within US only. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection and strongly prefer not to deal with returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :) Thanks for looking!
Loose Stones
October 30, 2013
$21
Very sparkly and pretty yellow sphalerite - beautiful dispersion! I've seen similar gems sold at a much higher price, but I got this for a good price so my asking price is lower. (I won it at auction from Allyce Kosnar of kosnargemco, a trusted seller). Origin is Spain. Great cutting, 1.07 cts, 6 mm trillion. Shipping included in price, within US only. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection and strongly prefer not to deal with returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :) Thanks for looking!
Loose Stones
October 30, 2013
$40
Reserved pending pymt! Offering up my beautiful tanzanite! This gem is loose and has never been set. Purchased from Yvonne Raley for about $450; asking $350 OBO. This is a really gorgeous tanzy. It has been heated, but the color is wonderful. Yvonne described it as the "most expensive/ideal color on the market". It's that desirable darker blue. Yvonne told me that she almost kept this one for herself - and she handles a lot of tanzy! This is a nice one though. I am selling it only bc I recently bought a sapphire that is close enough in color to this tanzy that I now don't think I will set the tanzy. (And also I'm selling bc, as usual, I need to fundraise, lol). All of these pics are taken in natural sunlight. A couple were taken by Yvonne and the rest by me. (The last pic shows the tanzy in the middle, in between an amethyst and a sapphire, for color comparison). The color on this gem is nice and even throughout but I can see that in some of my pics it may not appear that way - it's just the dichroic effect showing, I think. I will consider reasonable offers on this. It is beautifully cut; it's just a gorgeous gem. Portuguese cut, round, it is 7.25 mm and 1.74 cts. It would look wonderful set in a ring or even a pendant, I think it's big enough for that. Excellent clarity (Yvonne described it as VVS). I wouldn't mind to keep this one but I could use the cash so I thought I'd offer it out :) Insured Shipping included in price, within US only. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection and strongly prefer not to deal with returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
November 17, 2013
$350
Up for sale is this lovely ring, 14k solid yellow gold leaf style with a 3mm genuine/natural iolite - handmade in Canada by Setsuko of etsy store Every Bear Jewels. iolite leaf ring: - leaf style ring, solid 14k yellow gold, size 8.25 - bezel set with a 3 mm round natural iolite - ring band is approx 2 mm wide by about 1 mm thick, with a beautifully hammered texture - the gold has a soft finish and the jeweler used a slight darkening technique that brings out the details of the leaf Very comfortable to wear! I was a bit worried about how it would fit due to the design, but it's a nice and comfortable fit. (please note - this band is not marked 14k, but I'm quite confident/guarantee that it is. I've purchased three 14k gold rings from this seller. Setsuko is a trusted jeweler who does GORGEOUS unique work!! If you like the look of this ring, you should check out her etsy store - she is also quite lovely to deal with :) Shipping included in price, within US only. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection at a large loss and as such, I consider all sales final. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Stone Center
January 18, 2014
$105
Reserved pending pymt :) This is an oval, 3.01 ct color change garnet that I got from Gary Braun at finewater - in December he had a blowout sale and this was one of the garnets available. I don't have any further info on the gem other than the size and clarity, as Gary didn't include that. It was just a first come/first serve type of thing. I am asking what I paid for the garnet, which is really a great deal for this size in a precision cut cc garnet. The color is a bit difficult to describe. It looks to me to be a sort of chestnut color in daylight, although in lower daylight conditions it can shift to almost a bit greenish/brownish - see the fourth pic. It has a strong change to a beautiful raspberry color in incandescent lighting. Gary listed the clarity as SI and there are clearly visible inclusions on one side of the gem, which are more visible in some lighting conditions than others. Exact dimensions per Gary are 9.6 x 7.1 x 5.8 It is not everyone's cup of tea, but for the size and cut, the price is pretty awesome :) However, this is considered a final sale, so please ask all questions before purchase. Shipping included in price, within US only. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :) Thanks for looking!
Colored Gemstone
January 18, 2014
$75
I've decided to offer up this lovely tsavorite... I'm saving up for a project and while I really love this gem, I think I can let it go if someone wants it (I still have a couple of other tsavs even if this one sells, lol). I bought this not too long ago from a well known PS boardie. If I remember correctly, she told me at the time that this is the type of tsavorite rough that is selling for $600-700 per carat (and higher!) now. This tsav is the very desirable darker material. It's a gorgeous dark green with flashes of bright green coming off the gem. It is not precision cut, but it's not at all badly cut. It's approx 5.1 mm cushion. It is .84 cts. It also has that beautiful blue modifier that is so desirable in a tsav - you can really see it in incandescent lighting. This gem has never been set. It is not completely clean but it is mostly eye clean; there's nothing too distracting. I can really only see one eye visible inclusion, but it blends in pretty well. Please note that this IS what I would consider darker tsav material; I can send more pics or try to answer questions about the color if requested. I think it's closest to "medium dark/dark" tsavorite. It's very beautiful, especially if you like the darker material, but it does show some extinction, especially when viewed in lighting that isn't bright enough. Asking $225 shipped in the US. I'm pretty firm on the price as this is less than I paid, and I'd like to get close to what I had in it - and I think it's worth it :). And I've seen similar gems with much higher price tags... I apologize for the pics - I find tsavs VERY hard to photograph accurately! This one is dark, but with bright green sparkle that the pics don't capture very well. The green itself is very nice with that great blue secondary that makes it pop, especially in certain lighting. The fourth pic was taken by the previous owner, not by me, so credit goes to her! This one shows the cutting pretty well though, which is why I included it. The last pic shows the tsav next to some of my other gems, which are not for sale/not included. Shipping included in price, within US only. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
January 21, 2014
$225
On reserve!! Reduced!! Was $55, now $45 For sale - Namibian demantoid garnet, 1.45 ct, cushion cut (precision cut in the US). 7.5 mm x 5.6 mm. The cutter called it "apple green" in his description, and I do think in person it looks a bit greener than it does in most of the pics. He called the clarity Si1-2; there are eye visible inclusions present. This is the main reason why this one is priced so low; they're usually MUCH pricier at almost one and a half carats! The color is pretty nice IMO - I've owned Namibian demantoids that I paid much more for, but didn't have this nice of a green color. Some of them are very olive-y, but this one really is not, to my eye anyway . About treatment - the cutter noted that the rough appeared to have some sort of resin on it. I have no idea what that means, to be honest! I'm not aware of garnets being treated - I mean, I know they typically are NOT treated. For me, this info was a complete non issue, but in the interests of full disclosure I feel that I must pass on any info I have about a gem ;) This gem has never been set, I got it straight from the cutter. Shipping included in price, within US only. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
January 23, 2014
$45
Reserved :) For sale is this bright and pretty pink tourmaline, precision cut. I got this from a boardie and was told that it was cut by Bob Kast, and that it was a calibrated 6 mm round. I apologize as I do not know the exact carat weight; (I wasn't given that info, and my scale is unreliable). I would guess that it is close to the one carat mark but most likely under a carat; this is just my best guess though. I also do not know if it has been treated or not. However it is a lovely gem and pretty well priced I think, for the wonderful cut and the bright pink color. Tourmaline pricing has been going up lately. This one is very pretty! The cut reminds me of John at Gemrite's cutting - it's really nice. I think this gem looks better in person than my pics show. Shipping included in price, within US only. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
January 24, 2014
$55
Reserved :) For sale: - natural Mali garnet -$95 shipped (in US) -6.5 mm round Portuguese cut -1.21 cts -perfectly cut, sourced from Jaimeen at Primagems; retail on it was $365 (I'm pricing it MUCH lower here for a quicker sale, hopefully :) -lemony yellow color; more yellow than the pics show - shifts to a bit of a brighter yellow with a very slight green tinge in some lighting -VERY sparkly, nice dispersion, somewhat reminiscent of a chrysoberyl in color- much nicer in person than in pics -eye clean+, crisp, sparkly, beautiful -untreated - shown in pic four next to a merelani mint for color comparison; Mali is yellower IRL though. Pics taken mostly in natural sunlight but one in indoor/fluorescent -the color is very even, no dark spots, etc - anything odd in the pics is just due to that fact that this gem is hard to photograph! Shipping included in price, within US only. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
January 26, 2014
$95
Just reduced again as I'd really like to move this piece! This will be my lowest asking price here, so now is a great time to pick this up :) This band is 14k solid yellow gold, a size 7.5, approx. 5 mm wide and about 1-1.5 mm at the widest point of the band height. It retails for $560+shipping costs from the jeweler who makes these (upon request). The jeweler is Stephanie at etsy store Metalicious, she does lovely work and I've owned many of her pieces in the past. This stacks really well with many rings, I've worn it stacked next to quite a few of my rings :) This is such a great ring!! However, while it used to be very comfortable, it now fits me a bit too tightly. (I believe it's accurately a size 7.5 - but it can't be sized and since it's no longer fitting me very well, I'd rather sell it than leave it sitting in my jewelry box!) Shipping included in price, within US only. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection at a large loss, and as such do not offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :) Thanks for looking!
Bands
January 26, 2014
$105
Reduced to $35! Offering up this natural morganite which I purchased from Yvonne Raley. It is a pretty gem, but it matches my skin color too closely for me to want to set it, lol. Stats: - natural morganite - 1.20 cts - rectangular cushion cut - I'm not sure of exact size - I never got that info from Yvonne. Just from eyeballing it, I'd say it is minimally 8 mm x 5 mm, but possibly a bit larger than that. - Yvonne said that the seller claimed it was untreated, but that the lab wasn't able to verify that one way or the other. See below for her exact statement. This info is per Yvonne: "This piece is a peachy pink, very clean, nicely cut. I bought this from a gem dealer who is an AGTA member, which requires disclosure of heat treatment in some cases and other treatments in other cases (this depends on the stone and the possible treatments for it). No treatment was disclosed to me but I have to hedge in this case. As of late, some Morganite is irradiated to make it blue (this is called Maxixe beryl and it is not stable), and then heated to turn them pink. The heated pink is a permanent treatment and right now, no lab that I know of tests for it. My lab doesn't and they couldn't refer me to anyone either. Possibly, there's no test to be had, in which case there's no way of determining anything." ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Shipping included in price, within US only. PayPal only please. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
February 20, 2014
$35
Reserved :) Offering up this pair of merelani mint garnet rounds. I am only offering these for sale because I just got a larger, more saturated pair of 5mm rounds; I paid *several* times more for my new pair than what I'm asking for these! I have heard lately from multiple sources that mints are supposedly scarcer and continuing to go up in price; it's also usually difficult to find matched pairs of precision cut mints. These are a precision cut pair and the clarity was described to me as VS. One of them looks to be a teeny bit larger and a teeny bit more saturated than the other; I don't find it bothersome as it is very minimal, but I describe everything that I see. These are *extremely* sparkly! The color on these is paler than the top preferred color; and they do show a yellow tint to my eyes. However with that said, I haven't seen anything anywhere else close to this quality for this asking price. I am including a couple of pics of this pair next to my new more saturated pair for comparison - (my new pair is actually less than .5 mm larger, but I paid almost $500 for that pair! The only pair included in this sale is the smaller one, the others are strictly for reference. The pair for sale is the slightly smaller, lighter pair). I do see a bit of shift with these in natural vs indoor lighting; they can change a bit depending on quality of sunlight, etc. Nothing major at all, just your typical garnet behavior. IMO, they seem at their best in indirect natural sunlight. Stats: - natural merelani mint untreated garnets, origin Tanzania - 4.5 mm round, precision cut pair - VS clarity - .745 tcw Shipping included in price, within US only. PayPal only please. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
February 20, 2014
$99
Offering my cute demantoid garnet studs, made for me by Yvonne Raley. I have a few pairs of similar sized demantoids and need to fundraise...and these haven't been getting any wear since I got my spinel studs a few months back! So, I feel like I can let them go if someone is interested. These are really great for every day wear or even a second piercing if you like a larger stud there. They are like green diamonds when they're polished up and hit the light - they can show lovely dispersion. Stats: - Namibian demantoid garnets, 4 mm each - (finished size 6 mm) -nicely cut and good sparkle -the studs are a button style that bring the finished size up to about 6 mm, so they're a nice size for cute studs - all finishing are 14k; but when I asked Yvonne to make these for me, I wanted the green gold buttons, and she couldn't get matching green gold posts and backs; so the buttons are green gold; the posts are white gold; and the backs are yellow gold! I know, it's a bit odd, but everything is 14k, and you can only see the green gold when you're wearing these :) (These have a very nice discount worked in from what I paid!) Shipping included in price, within US only. PayPal only please. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Earrings
February 25, 2014
$149
Reserved pending pymt :) Up for grabs is this spinel cut by Barry B, in his signature round brilliant cut. The cut is beautiful; it has gorgeous sparkle and dispersion. It is also a bit larger at 5.9 mm than many of the small spinels he cuts. Unfortunately I don't know the exact ct weight. The color on this spinel is the only "weak" point - it is not very saturated. Barry described it as pinkish purple; I see very little pink, to me it's more of a purple color. Nevertheless it's a beautiful gem and at this price point you can't go wrong for an almost 6mm Barry spinel! The sparkle and dispersion really are gorgeous. The only reason I'm offering this one is that it's too close to a few others I already own in color. The pics are in natural daylight as well as two taken in incandescent indoor lighting. Shipping included in price, within US only. PayPal only please. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
February 25, 2014
$95
Sold thanks :) I'm sort of putting out feelers on this one - I truly love the color of this gem, but I have realized that I'm just not a "trillion person". I'm borderline about selling it bc it's overall just a lovely gem. I thought I would give listing it a shot though, just to see if anyone happens to be looking for a gem like this. If it doesn't sell then back into the collection it goes.... Some background info: this gem has not been into the lab, but a sapphire from the same seller and parcel DID go into the lab, and that one was confirmed to be Ceylon origin and mild heat treatment only, no BE. I am very confident in the seller and in the info I received from the seller when I bought this gem. (The previous owner is a trusted PS member. Yvonne Raley was the person who brought the other sapphire into the lab for checking, and she confirmed all of the info that I was told by the seller about this gem). I have no doubts about the authenticity of the gem's background and treatment level. This is a beautiful gem, it really is. I've seen similar gems in size, color, cut and clarity with asking prices that are double my asking price or even higher. I can't see any noticeable inclusions with the naked eye so if there are any, they are well hidden. The blue is lovely; I feel like it's a nice medium blue. Gorgeous flashes of color come off this stone. The cut is not precision, but it's a very well cut stone. I don't see any real flaws with the cut. Faces up nicely at 6 mm. Weighs in at just under a carat at .96, which is nice bc you get the benefit of almost a carat, but without having to pay the extra money for going over the one carat mark. This gem has never been set. I think it would make a sweet pendant, or it would be amazing as a men's ring stone. It could also make a beautiful stacker type ring, which was what I had planned to do with it (and if it doesn't sell, that's probably what I will still do :) The last two pictures show it in between my round lighter blue Ceylon ring and my small pair of Ceylon rounds. I like these pics bc I think they clearly show how nice this gem is; you can see that it has the nicer blue color (nicer than the larger round), and also better cutting than the small rounds pair. The trillion is the only gem included in this sale; the others are for comparison only. All pics taken in natural daylight/indirect sun. Shipping included in price, within US only. PayPal only please. This will ship insured via USPS, and will require a signature at delivery. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
February 25, 2014
$550
Reserved pending pymt :) Offering up my big hessonite garnet. Nice low price for such a big natural gem! I got it at a low price though so I can offer it for a low price :) Precision cut by Dan Stair, untreated garnet. It's a nice big gem at 9 mm in a cushion cut, 4.65 cts. The color is very peachy to my eye but I'm not very experienced with evaluating gems of this color. I don't consider this to be a very shifty garnet overall, but it can appear a bit more yellow to more orange to more peach, just depending on the degree of light. (All pics taken in natural sunlight, with no manipulation). I think the pictures represent the color pretty well though. It is very evenly colored; perhaps more so than pics show - there are no black spots (I see a couple of spots in the pics but that is just the scintillation of light moving in the gem). The gem does have the sugary type of inclusions that you see in garnets, but they're not obvious. The only pic that shows them well is the fourth pic; I took that pic in *extremely* bright sunlight, in order to get them to show. Most gems don't look great in extremely bright sunlight, so the color isn't really great in this pic, but I included it so that the sugar was visible. The rest of the pics, where the sugar isn't as visible, is the normal appearance of the gem in average lighting conditions. (Picture five is upside down). This would make a great pendant or big cocktail ring. It's not my favorite color gem so I know I won't set it; and it can be fun to own natural and affordable gems in larger sizes! Hopefully someone will nab this one and give it some attention as it's just been in my gem box for awhile :) Shipping included in price, within US only (I only ship in the US, sorry!). PayPal only please. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
March 5, 2014
$110
Reduced to $80!! Offering up one of my pretty violet/lavender spinels, simply bc I have too many!! I bought this one to try to make a pair with another that I had; this one was actually extremely close in color but not quite close enough to match my other in size. So I'm offering it here now. Asking $99 shipped in the US. Precision round cut; just shy of 5.9 mm; described by seller as violet with a slight shift towards more purple in various lighting. Very sparkly and dispersive, light in saturation, lovely spinel. It was tough for me to list this one but I literally have three almost this exact color and size! Just under a carat at .97. Clarity is overall quite good at VS, but it does have an inclusion (not the type to cause problems with setting). You can see the inclusion in some of the pics, but IRL at normal viewing distance it's truly not noticeable to me most of the time - really it's not. This was the main thing that kept me from purchasing it - worry over the inclusion. But it's not as noticeable as in the pics, and often I can't see it at all. The fourth pic shows it next to my other two similarly colored spinels; it is the largest one in the pic on the right. Shipping included in price, within US only (I only ship in the US, sorry!). PayPal only please. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
March 7, 2014
$80
This tsav is still available (as of 5/31/14) as the pending sale fell through! I've decided to offer up this lovely tsavorite... I'm saving up for a project and while I really love this gem, I think I can let it go if someone wants it. I bought this from a well known PS boardie. If I remember correctly, she told me at the time that this is the type of tsavorite rough that *was* selling for $600-700 per carat (and higher!) before the recent price jumps - I'm really not sure his high it is now. Pricing has continued to rise and rise on these, this one is definitely priced at what they were going for a couple of years ago, at least. This tsav is the desirable darker material. It's a gorgeous dark green with flashes of bright green coming off the gem. It is not precision cut, but it's not at all badly cut. It's approx 5.1 mm cushion. It is .84 cts. It also has that beautiful blue modifier that is so desirable in a tsav - you can really see it in incandescent lighting. This gem has never been set. It is not completely clean but it is mostly eye clean; there's nothing too distracting. I can really only see one eye visible inclusion, but it blends in pretty well. Please note that this IS what I would consider darker tsav material; I can send more pics or try to answer questions about the color if requested. I think it's closest to "medium dark/dark" tsavorite. It's very beautiful, especially if you like the darker material, but it does show some extinction, especially when viewed in lighting that isn't bright enough. Please note*** There is a reason that this tsav is priced at $225 instead of $600-900 as many tsavs are that are cut from this type of material. It does show areas of extinction, which I suspect is due to the cut not being precision. I think a $75ish recut from Jerry at gemart could improve the extinction, but I haven't discussed this with him yet. This type of material, when cut to perfection, usually runs at minimum $600 per carat. Asking $225 shipped in the US. I'm pretty firm on the price as this is less than I paid (I paid $250 in the secondhand market - which means it had already been discounted from retail pricing!) and I'd like to get close to what I had in it - and I think it's worth it :). I've seen similar gems with much higher price tags... I apologize for the pics - I find tsavs VERY hard to photograph accurately! This one is dark, but with bright green sparkle that the pics don't capture very well. The green itself is very nice with that great blue secondary that makes it pop, especially in certain lighting. The third pic was taken by the previous owner, not by me, so credit goes to her! This one shows the cutting pretty well though, which is why I included it. The fourth pic shows the tsav next to some of my other gems, which are not for sale/not included. Last pic shows tsav In indoor lighting. Shipping included in price, within US only. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
March 22, 2014
$225
Reserved :) Listing my pair of 4 mm tsav rounds. The tcw of the pair is .56. These would make excellent side stones or studs, as they are a bright yet darker green, well cut, just a very pretty pair. I have been letting go of my tsavs though, as I realize that I just prefer the lighter mint garnets :) These were sourced for me from a trusted seller, Yvonne Raley, who got them from a well known gem seller to the PS community. These tsavs are the darker, but not the "darkest" green material; they are bright and a beautiful green color. Pics all taken in natural daylight; some pics show the tsavs next to a couple of my other pairs, which are not included in this sale :). Those pairs are shown for scale/comparison/fun only. Shipping included in price, within US only. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
March 24, 2014
$99
On reserve After a lot of mulling over, I've decided to offer my tsavorite ring. I have worn it only rarely for sometime now; I think I just prefer the lighter mints to darker tsavs. But what has held me back from listing is that this is such a pretty tsav! I've owned 5 or so now but this is the nicest tsav I've personally seen. It is a dark green, but a bright lively stone. It really is lovely. It is small, @5 mm and I believe the weight is right at .5 carat if I remember correctly. But the color is my ideal for a tsav. It is darker but doesn't suffer from the extinction that you often see with darker tsavs. It is well cut, and was sourced from Yvonne Raley (through Jaimeen at Prima). To my mind it is ideal in cut, color, brightness, liveliness, etc - I just wish it were larger! It shows better IRL than it does in pics, but I can try sending/taking pics more if requested. Even though tsavs keep going up, pricing on this is still a good chunk lower than what I have into the setting and the gem. (I don't want to sell this unset, so this will only be sold as a ring; however you could always reset it and either scrap the gold or reuse the setting for another 5 mm gem. It is priced with a large discount from what I have into it, though). I just saw a tsav for sale from Prima that is extremely similar to this one in every way - only it costs more loose than what I'm asking for this ring! The ring is 14k yellow gold, and I believe it's right about a 7.75, so just smaller than an 8. This type of band is easily size able though, by a good jeweler. This ring stacks nicely next to most bands. It is in great condition, the gem is set very securely, no issues that I can see. Pics don't show quite how pretty this gem is in person - it is a wonderful green. The third pic shows it unset/loose. Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Stone Center
March 29, 2014
$259
***This gem is on reserve pending pymt. I've received quite a few messages about this one so I apologize if I didn't get back to everyone about everything - if this becomes available I will update it here first! Thanks :) I recently (about two months ago) bought this mahenge, as part of a pair - paid close to $500 for the pair, but have decided to offer one of them. At my asking price I'm taking a loss, but I wanted to offer a little break on it since prices are so high. (Jaimeen at Prima recently said that mahenge prices have been going up every few weeks. This gem was purchased by me from Yvonne Raley and sourced from her via Jaimeen). It is a bright and lovely pink, just shy of 5 mm (I was told @4.9 mm. The carat weight for the pair was 1.17, so I'm guessing that the ct weight of this single gem is right about .5 to .55 or in that range). Portuguese cut - well cut, no windowing, evenly colored, eye clean, just an all around nice gem. It will fluoresce (as many mahenges do) in sunlight to show a deeper pink color - you can see it in the last pic. Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
April 9, 2014
$200
Reserved I just "upgraded" to a larger station style bracelet, so I've decided to offer my previous favorite :). Bracelet is in great condition, all gems secure, clasp works fine, etc. This was made by and purchased from Yvonne Raley. The bracelet is 14k solid yellow gold, lightweight and delicate. It is a station style, a flower shape, set with blue green garnets (which do show some color change to purple, even with the tiny size of these). The tiny center stone is an untreated yellow diamond. See below for the info from the original listing. Asking at least half off what I paid. Again please note, this is a very small delicate bracelet - the flower station is in the 5 mm range. Very pretty and unique! Per Yvonne's original listing: "Trying something new! This is a station bracelet, with one center station, in 14K gold. I used a setting normally for diamonds, but it looks much more interesting with the Tanzanian blue-green garnets that I have selected. The center gem is a tiny diamond, though, but a yellow one, to offset the yellow gold of the bracelet. Neither gem is treated. The bracelet is 7.25 inches long and finished with a trigger clasp." Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Bracelets
April 9, 2014
$125
Reducing from $310 to $250! Offering up this ring that I just recently had completed. It is a solitaire style, Burmese spinel set into a 14k setting, approx a size 8 but sizeable. Spinel info: - cut by Dana at Mastercut into a modified OEC brilliant cut - 6.9 mm round, 1.51 cts, listed as VVs2 clarity - Burmese spinel - Dana described it as "pink lavender"; it is light in color and saturation, it is a lovely gem. The cut is simply gorgeous. In good lighting (diffused sunlight is best) it has great dispersion and sparkle. Ring info: - purchased preloved, it used to hold an OEC diamond, but I had this spinel set into it - it is an older vintage setting, and solid 14k - the band is 14k yellow gold; head is 14k white gold and was just freshly rhodium dipped - gem was recently set and ring was polished - setting was sold to me by a trusted PS member as a size 8, which seems accurate to me, but it should be easily size able. I have hardly worn this at all - I recently bought a few rings all at once, just as I had this one completed - and I don't think I'll wear this as much as I should, so I've decided to offer it. I can provide extra pics upon request. Last pic is one of Dana's, showing the loose gem; 4th pic shows it next to a diamond eternity which is not included in this sale. Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Stone Center
May 8, 2014
$250
**RESERVED pending pymt** Please note: apparently there's been an issue with receiving messages through LT; if you message me and don't hear back, it's because I did not get the message! (I check my email several times daily). You can get me through my eBay account, also under "katharath". Please message me there if interested! Here is a link to some of my eBay auctions to make it easier: http://m.ebay.com/sch/katharath/m.html?isRefine=true Offering up this vintage 18k YG chain. It is marked 750 on the clasp in teeny little numbers, which I couldn't get to show up in the pics. There are a few markings on there that I cannot decipher, but directly on the actual clasp is the 750 mark. It belonged to a family member of mine who had a huge gold jewelry collection, and I was left some of her pieces. The chain is the bright yellow that is typical of 18k; lovely and in good condition. Everything appears to be sound - no kinks, the clasp works fine, etc. I don't know the exact weight but it is definitely lighter; however it's not the *very* lightest type of chain (it's heavier than my own everyday gold chain that I wear literally every day, lol). The length appears to be @17.5 inches, I did measure it :) Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Necklaces & Pendants
May 10, 2014
$75
**RESERVED pending pymt** Please note: apparently there's been an issue with receiving messages through LT; if you message me and don't hear back, it's because I did not get the message! (I check my email several times daily). You can get me through my eBay account, also under "katharath". Please message me there if interested! Here is a link to some of my eBay auctions to make it easier: http://m.ebay.com/sch/katharath/m.html?isRefine=true I really can't believe I'm offering this one!! This is being offered for significantly less than I have into it, much less than what I paid for the gem alone. So I'm pretty firm on the pricing. I just had this one made last fall/winter, but I'm finding I'm wearing other rings more now. Please note: I have a thread on this ring that shows a lot more pics, so I'd advise checking that out. Look through to the second page for the pics of the set sapphire: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/colored-stones/choosing-which-stone-for-preloved-setting-help-please-t194884.html I bought this sapphire from Dana at Mastercut and it is lovely. It is 1.31 cts, 6.44 mm round, natural Ceylon heat only (no BE!!) sapphire. It has a mini cert from AGL which it will come with. It is set into a 14k YG fishtail style setting with diamonds - I got the setting preloved from a trusted PSer. The ring is @ a size 8 but I think it's probably size able by a good jeweler; I'm just not sure what, if any, limitations there might be. If you like the gem you could always buy it and sell the setting, you should be able to get $250 or so for the setting alone. The only small "issue" is that one of the fishtail prongs could use a little rebuilding. The gem is set into it and it appears to be fine; I haven't noted any problems with it. But if you decided to reuse the setting for another gem, I'd recommend having that prong retipped. Also there are a couple of marks on the setting/prongs where the jeweler squeezed the sapphire into the setting - I think the gem may have been a bit larger than we should've used for the setting. It was a tight fit, but that's kind of nice bc it looks nice and large in the setting. Anyway these are pretty minor things and for the price I think they can be overlooked; but if you're looking for the perfection of a brand new setting, this may not be the ring for you - please keep that in mind! The sapphire itself appears to be in excellent condition even after setting - I see no issues. It's a lighter blue, "native" cut but quite well done. No window at all, it faces up appropriately for its carat weight, etc. You can see that it's blue from across the room! It can look lighter in certain lighting, or it can deepen to a more beautiful blue. It's funny bc in overcast weather, this gem actually looks its best - really blue and lovely. The pics show most of its range and generally show it at it's best. Last few pics are Dana's and show it loose. Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Stone Center
May 10, 2014
$600
RESERVED/pending pymt I have too many spinels, so I'm offering a few. I was lucky enough to nab this one from Barry B, but I've recently purchased another one that is somewhat similar to this one, and I don't need both. This is a very pretty gem. Barry described it as a "medium purple with flashes of blue in sunlight", which is a good description IMO. It shifts a bit and can look a bit lighter, almost lavender, but it is nicely saturated (without being too dark), lively, and of course the cutting is excellent. It is one of his Tunduru spinels, .95 ct, 5.7 mm round. Loose gem, never set, as new/excellent condition. Any questions, just ask :) Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
June 16, 2014
$135
On RESERVE/pending payment I have too many spinels, so I'm offering a few. I was lucky enough to nab this one from Barry B, but I own 3-4 in this same color range, and I don't need them all. This is another lovely Barry spinel. Barry described it as a "blue with a hint of green", flawless at 10x, 5.5 mm round. It is one of his Tunduru spinels. Loose gem, never set, as new/excellent condition. I apologize as I don't know the exact carat weight on this one, but I would assume it's near to but less than a carat (perhaps .80-.90 range?). Any questions, just ask :) Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
June 16, 2014
$105
Reserved pending pymt! One time reduction, Price reduced from $99 to $79 shipped Offering this gorgeous little pair of demantoid garnets. Natural, untreated, Namibian origin. Never set. I bought them from Jeff Davies not terribly long ago on impulse, but I didn't "need" them and right now I do need to fundraise, so I thought I'd offer them here. They are diamond cut, with beautiful sparkle and dispersion. Excellent cutting, no issues whatsoever that I can see. Specs: -4 mm matched pair demantoid garnets - tcw for pair is .54 ct - Namibian origin - diamond cut - eye clean per Jeff - new/never set First pic is Jeff's - others are mine. I've taken some of them up close so please be aware that the gems are not nearly as large as they appear in the close up pics; see the hand pics for scale. Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
June 19, 2014
$79
On reserve! Price reduced, $200 to $155! I bought this on LT maybe a year or two ago? I can't remember exactly - but it came from a PSer. It's a beautiful merelani mint. The cut is wonderful; cut by John at gemrite, this style is reminiscent of Barry B's work. Great sparkle and it also has a lovely glow to it in diffused sunlight. It shifts just slightly, but the color always looks nice to me; it's mainly that depending on the quality of sunlight, it can appear glowier vs more sparkly and dispersive. It's really a gorgeous gem and a good price - check gemrite for pricing on a similar mint up right now (same cut, but ask price is $500 for a mint just over a ct). This gem is mostly eye clean but there are two things to note - in strong sunlight you can see some sugary type inclusions, and there is one actual inclusion along one edge. It's not that noticeable in most lighting, and I don't think it will cause issues during setting ( providing the setter knows what they're doing) - and please note that this gem HAS been set once before. As I recall, the previous owner had it removed by her jeweler (from a ring) before selling it to me. (I can't see any scratches or damage from the previous setting). I've debated whether or not to let it go, as I really love this one; but I have more than I can set as it is, and could really use the cash. Specs: - natural untreated merelani I bought this on LT maybe a year or two ago? I can't remember exactly - but it came from a PSer. It's a beautiful merelani mint. The cut is wonderful; cut by John at gemrite, this style is reminiscent of Barry B's work. Great sparkle and it also has a lovely glow to it in diffused sunlight. It shifts just slightly, but the color always looks nice to me; it's mainly that depending on the quality of sunlight, it can appear glowier vs more sparkly and dispersive. It's really a gorgeous gem and a good price - check gemrite for pricing on a similar mint up right now (same cut, but ask price is $500 for a mint just over a ct). This gem is mostly eye clean but there are two things to note - in strong sunlight you can see some sugary type inclusions, and there is one actual inclusion along one edge. It's not that noticeable in most lighting, and I don't think it will cause issues during setting ( providing the setter knows what they're doing) - and please note that this gem HAS been set once before. As I recall, the previous owner had it removed by her jeweler (from a ring) before selling it to me. (I can't see any scratches or damage from the previous setting). I've debated whether or not to let it go, as I really love this one; but I have more than I can set as it is, and could really use the cash. Specs: - natural untreated merelani mint garnet, @ 5.5 mm round - .84 cts - precision cut by John b at gemrite - generally eye clean but some sugary inclusions in strong sun; one inclusion along one edge, but it's difficult to get it to show in pics. Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :), @ 5.5 mm round - .84 cts - precision cut by John b at gemrite - generally eye clean but some sugary inclusions in strong sun; one inclusion along one edge, but it's difficult to get it to show in pics. Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
June 19, 2014
$155
Reserved pending pymt :) One time price reduction - was $375, now $299 Offering up one of my very favorite pieces that I've ever owned. This ring was made for me by Yvonne Raley, the gem was sourced by her as well. It is a beautifully Portuguese cut merelani mint garnet. The gem is 6.3 mm round, and I can't recall the exact ct weight, but I know that it was very close to (but under) one carat. It's such a gorgeous mint, it was my favorite gem for quite awhile. It sparkles beautifully. It is set pretty simply - it is bezel set in an airline bezel, in 14k YG. The bezel was placed on top of the band per my request, bc I wanted it to stack more easily with another band. It stacks very well. The band is about 2 mm by 1.25-1.5 mm; it's not a terribly thick band, but it is sturdy and not fragile at all. It is a size 7.5 and size able. The gem and setting are in good condition; the only "flaws" I can see are some light scratching/normal wear on the gold setting. The gem is pretty well protected in the bezel. I'm pretty firm on the price; (I'm only offering this one bc I've bought a larger mint that I have plans to make a ring with, but if it doesn't sell I'll probably make this ring into a pendant of some sort). It's priced well below what I have into it. (Price just reduced, one time only). Picture three shows it next to the band I wore with it; it's not officially for sale but if there was interest in buying both, we could discuss it. It's 14k YG, size 7.75, with tsav accents that go really well with the mint (made custom for me by Winged Lion). The last pic shows the mint loose, before setting. It isn't as accurate for color, but it does show the cut pretty well. Any questions, just ask :) Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Stone Center
June 19, 2014
$299
Offering up this lovely blue spinel. I just bought it a couple of months ago for $260, but I really shouldn't have since I already own a similar but slightly larger one. I was going through a phase where I *needed* lots of blue spinels :). Offering it here at a loss, as I'm now hoping to move it. What I like about this gem is the pretty blue color, in a rarer round cut, over one carat - it's not too dark IMO, and it's not that shifty, maybe a little but I don't see too much. Reminds me of a little round blueberry. Very pretty with nice flashes of blue as well. Pics taken in sunlight. The last pic shows it upside down - I think the symmetry might look a little off in the pic, but I don't see that IRL - it's just the angle/pic/etc. It's not precision cut, but it is a well cut gem (I'm generally picky about that). Specs: - 1.10 carat blue spinel - Portuguese cut - 6.2 mm round - nicely cut, no window (anything that resembles one in pics is either a reflection of light or a tilt window due to the pic angle - there is no true window). - Tanzanian origin (sourced from Jaimeen at Prima - comes in the gem box with a retail price of $330 on it). Any questions, just ask :) Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
June 29, 2014
$179
Reserved pending pymt! This is a gem I truly thought I'd never offer up, but financial things have popped up so I'm giving it a go...and luckily I have another one from the same parcel that I plan to keep :) This gem is an older material mahenge. I purchased it from Yvonne Raley and then had it recut by Jerry at gemart into a custom cushion style. I have a PS thread with lots of info, so if you're interested you should take a look here: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/colored-stones/jerry-mahenge-old-material-recut-pics-and-more-pics-t198569.html Please look through the thread as there are lots of pics and also more info about the gem past the first post. Also please note that the pics in the thread that show the lighter orangish color are NOT accurate for color. The pics showing the pinkish red color are much more accurate. It can appear to be a deep reddish magenta color and then switch to more pinkish, just depending on quality/amount of sun. It's a very saturated, beautiful gem. Jerry's recut causes it to just light up in sunlight, it's really lovely. The gem is a chunky little thing with a thicker girdle, as Jerry wanted to retain as much weight as possible. I know the price is high for a smaller gem; but I'm asking less than I have into it. This material is simply expensive, but for a smaller gem it has quite an impact. I will consider any reasonable offers :) * gem is .84 ct and 4.8 x 4.8 x 3.95 mm * mahenge spinel, custom cushion cut * very good clarity, I can't see any inclusions with the naked eye at least (Pic three in this listing is a side view) Shipping included in price, within US only. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
July 19, 2014
$700
***this gem is on reserve pending pymt*** Final reduction - this is a crazy good price on this tsav, which I honestly am surprised hasn't sold yet! I've had a lot of messages about it, and once it was reserved for a buyer for a few weeks, but it didn't work out. At this point I'm now offering it at a really low price (IMO) just to move it. I bought this here on LT from a well known PS boardie - am offering it here at a loss. This tsav is the desirable darker material. It's a gorgeous dark green with flashes of bright green coming off the gem. It is not precision cut, but it's not at all badly cut. It's approx 5.1 mm cushion. It is .84 cts. It also has that beautiful blue modifier that is so desirable in a tsav - you can really see it in incandescent lighting. This gem has never been set. It is not completely clean but it is mostly eye clean; there's nothing too distracting. I can really only see one inclusion, but it blends in very well. Please note that this IS what I would consider darker tsav material; I think it's closest to "medium dark/dark" tsavorite. It's very beautiful, especially if you like the darker material, but it does show some extinction, especially when viewed in lighting that isn't bright enough. That's why this tsav is priced so low instead of much, much higher. It's beautiful material but it doesn't pop in dark lighting conditions. I think a recut could possibly improve the extinction issues a lot, but that would be something to discuss with a cutter. I apologize for the pics - I find tsavs VERY hard to photograph accurately! This one is dark, but with bright green sparkle. The green itself is very nice with that great blue secondary that makes it pop, especially in certain lighting. The third pic was taken by the previous owner, not by me, so credit goes to her! That one shows the cutting pretty well though, which is why I included it. Last pic shows tsav In incandescent lighting. Shipping included in price, within US only. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
July 25, 2014
$155
On RESERVE pending pymt Offering up this loose, never set natural blue zircon. - precision cut round 1.20 ct, 6.4 mm - heated, from Cambodia - shows one inclusion but was sold to me as eye clean - (you can't see the inclusion at normal viewing length and in some lighting it seems to disappear) - very pretty lighter blue color with perhaps a touch of green Great cutting, pretty color, good price...not much else to add :) Shipping included in price, within US only. Paypal only, please. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
July 25, 2014
$55
SOLD :) MUST SELL, asking waaay less than what I paid for this gem ($400!) I hope someone snaps up this bargain price. This would make a great pendant or a nice big solitaire style ring. Offering up this loose, never set spinel. Pinkish purple but shifty, see below for a bit more info. Specs: - Burmese origin, natural and untreated - precision cut by Dana at Mastercut gems - modified OEC round brilliant cut - 2.52 cts, 8.2 mm round - described by Dana as "medium purple pink", VS1 "easily eye clean" - great sparkle, beautifully cut First three pics are Dana's. The gem shifts a bit to having almost a metallic platinum like sheen in some lighting - it's really attractive to my eye. Last two pics show what I mean, gem is pictured next to a smaller pinker spinel that I used to own (which is not for sale). Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
August 4, 2014
$179
Offering up one of my gold cuffs; I really enjoyed this piece, but find I wear my cuffs less and less lately. I bought this a couple of years ago from an etsy jeweler. It's a thin cuff, but not skinny; it is sturdy, with a nice heft to it for the size, and well made. It is solid 10k yellow gold, and a solid piece (not hollow). It is shiny on the top surface with a lightly textured pattern on the sides. The cuff is 2.5 mm across by 2 mm thick in a squared off style. I usually see the very skinny cuffs (1.5 mm in the round style, which uses less gold and is of course much skinnier in that size) selling for at least $300. I paid over $500 for this one and am asking quite a bit less than I paid. It is in good condition, just some minor surface scratches from normal wear, nothing major. My wrist size is probably considered medium, it's right at 6.5 inches, and this fits me well. It is somewhat adjustable since it's an open cuff. (The length of the bracelet is about 5.5 inches with a one inch opening; so it should fit smaller to medium wrist sizes up to about 6.5 inches. Please be sure of your size :) Here is the info from the seller's etsy listing: "This cuff is hand forged from solid recycled 10k gold using a custom texture unique to Samantha McIntosh Metal and measures approximately 2.5mmx2mm. The top surface is smooth while the side surfaces display texture to onlookers. The length around the wrist is approximately 5.5". This cuff is unique, but ultimately perfect for every day wear." First three pics are mine; last two are the seller's, from the listing. Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. This will ship insured via USPS. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Bracelets
August 5, 2014
$299
On reserve pending pymt! I have too many pairs again, and as I already have a pair of Ceylon blues from the same parcel as these (even the same size, lol), I am offering this pair for sale. I paid $250 for them a year or so ago from Yvonne Raley; prices have gone up again and similar pairs are priced at $300 per carat in her store. Pricing them low to move them! Specs: - pair of blue sapphires - Ceylon origin, mild heat ONLY, no further treatment - total carat weight of pair is just over a carat at 1.01 cts - round, step cut, @4.25 mm each - one shows an inclusion and slight window (somewhat common in step cuts like this in my experience). This shouldn't be too visible once set. I have a pair of these that are extremely similar in cut, color, clarity, size, which are bezel set. Any imperfections are not very visible once these are set. This is not a perfect pair, but it's a lovely pair and very well priced! - one gem is slightly bottom heavier than the other; again not something that should be noticeable once set. Pics taken in natural sunlight of varying degrees, up to very strong bright daylight (see pic 4). The pics that show the other pairs are just to show the relative size; the other pairs are not included in this sale. The left reddish pair is 4.5 mm; the right lavender pair is 4 mm. You can see that the middle sapphire pair is in between at about 4.25 mm. Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. This will ship insured via USPS. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
September 6, 2014
$165
**On reserve pending pymt :) I would prefer to sell these two pairs together for $99, but if that isn't possible, I will offer them as follows: $50 shipped (US only) for the blue topaz pair $65 shipped (US only) for the garnet/citrine pair These are sterling hairpins with genuine/natural gemstones! Rare to find! These were handmade by an etsy vendor (who I believe only made the two sets that I bought, at least to my knowledge. I bought them about 2 yrs or so ago. They have been gently cleaned but the silver could use a good polishing in a few spots - otherwise they look to be in good condition. I haven't worn them in ages, they've just been resting in the jewelry box - but they're so cute I thought someone might like them. They would look really gorgeous in a wedding updo or special occasion , or just anytime really :) Gently worn on my part - I really liked to decorate a bun with one or two. The gems are not high quality, but they are natural and very cute, and actual hair jewels - which is so much fun! I have no idea what the level of treatment of the gems is, but I'd assume the garnets are probably untreated while the topaz almost certainly are; and it could go either way with the citrine. The blues are blue topaz, and the others are garnet and citrine. Most pieces measure about 2.25 inches long, but one of the blues is a bit longer, more like 2.5 inches long. These are NOT meant to actually hold your hair in place; but rather to perch decoratively in a hairdo. They have worked very well for me :) Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection and strongly prefer not to deal with returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :) Thanks for looking!
Other
September 19, 2014
$99
Please note: I am not receiving messages sent through LT right now! This happens from time to time when there is a problem with the site - but if you are interested in any of my items, please email me directly at: katharath80@live.com Sorry for the hassle!... Asking $149 OBO, I can negotiate on this set... Included is this listing is a precision cut pair of umbalite garnets (4.5 mm round, by Dana at Mastercut); and a "purple" precision cut garnet cut by Bob Sivinski, 6.5 mm round. These garnets are NOT a perfectly matched trio; of course the umbalite pair is matched, but they are not a color match for the larger garnet. However, I think they look really pretty together, so I thought I would offer them together. Specs: - umbalite garnet pair from Dana; 4.5 mm round precision cut matched pair - "purple" garnet, 6.5 mm round, lovely high crown, precision cut by Bob Sivinski (the cut reminds me a bit of Gene's star 80 cut). I do not know what type of garnet this is, but it is a color shifter! Bordering on almost color change. It shows gorgeous blue sparks shooting throughout in certain sunlight, and it can shift to almost a dark blue color. It's difficult/ impossible to photograph the shifts, and there was no way to get it to show it here. It's a rather unusual garnet and I've never seen another like it. It can really be quite stunning. It's usual color is more of a purplish though. I've included photos in varying lighting situations to show a general idea. Pics include artificial light, and sunlight from diffused up to very strong direct sun. Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. This will ship insured via USPS. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
September 19, 2014
$149
SOLD On reserve pending pymt!! Thank you :) Offering this solid 14k rose gold cuff. It's lovely and a classic piece that you can wear with anything! It is a nice noticeable piece, not a skinny cuff - it's about 5 mm wide by 1.5 mm thick. It should fit up to a medium size wrist; my wrist size is 6.5 inches and this fits me very well. The inner diameter is right at 2.25 inches. This was made by an etsy jeweler, it has a very shiny polished finish, with light hammering on the surface. The second pic is most accurate as far as showing the shine and the hammered finish. It is marked 14k as you can see in one of the pics. I rarely see similarly sized pieces sell for less than $700 (at the lowest!). I've priced it to hopefully move quickly. This isn't "heavy" but it's certainly not a lightweight skinny cuff, it has a wonderful presence to it - solid and with a nice heft. Also somewhat rare to see these in rose gold, usually they are yellow. The condition is great, no issues, maybe some minor scratches that you would get with normal wear but I don't really see anything to note. Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. This will ship insured via USPS. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Bands
September 21, 2014
$450
On Reserve, thanks!! 33" long necklace made of pink mahenge beads, welo opal beads, and sterling silver... I had this necklace made for me by Yvonne Raley, from beads that she sourced (she always has great rarer beads!). It is a wonderful long 33" length, unusual since most of these are made much shorter (16-18 inches). The findings are sterling silver (lobster claw clasp - there are also silver beads strung throughout here and there for accents). With the long length, you can double up for a choker look too. The beads are smooth which I love especially for the mahenges - the bright pink color really shows through, these are nice quality beads (which came from Jaimeen at Prima, I believe). The welo opals were all white when I first got this necklace, but most of them have shifted into a yellowish more honey color since I got them - I have no idea why! I still think the necklace is beautiful and even with the yellower beads the colors look good together, very cheerful and springlike. But, I am asking waaaay less than I have into this necklace bc of that and also bc a few of the welo beads show some cracks. It's not a major deal but it is there. Most are fine, and you could always restring this (I always meant to with 14k gold findings as I thought that would look gorgeous). I'm asking less than I paid for the mahenge beads alone! A necklace of this length using pricier beads is actually more expensive than you might realize. The beads are slightly graduated with the very top beads being pretty tiny, @2.5 mm I'd guess, but most of the them quickly graduate into the 4 mm range, and at the bottom they're more like 4.5 mm or possibly slightly larger. I know that mahenge beads currently sell for $10 per inch for the tiny 2.5 mm size, and most of these are bigger and a juicy color. So even if you buy this just to restring the mahenges ONLY, you're still getting a deal! But it is certainly wearable and lovely as is. Hate to sell, but finances demand I let some things go... Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. This will ship insured via USPS. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Necklaces & Pendants
September 25, 2014
$149
SOLD/thank you!! :) Please note: I am not receiving messages sent through LT right now! This happens from time to time when there is a problem with the site - but if you are interested in any of my items, please email me directly at: katharath80@live.com Sorry for the hassle!... This is one of my favorite pairs of earrings! I've been listing a lot of things lately though, due to financial issues. These were made by Yvonne Raley. The sapphires are Ceylon blues, mild heat ONLY, step cut, approx 4.25 mm round (perhaps a bit larger). They are set in solid 14k rose gold bezels, with the finished size being slightly under 5 mm. The bezels have tiny milgrain detail and are attached to French hooks. The bezels are made so that they hang just below the ear. It is a minimal but very nice look, something just slightly more showy than studs but still classic and great for everyday wear. These are in very good condition, maybe showing tiny signs of normal wear, but nothing to really note that I can see. The sapphires are very lovely in color with a beautiful glow to them particularly in sunlight. The cutting on the gems is step cut, which can sometimes show a little windowing (at least in my experience, I've seen a few similar pairs of sapphires). These do have a bit of that, but it's not that noticeable and has never bothered me; the overall look is very nice. The only other thing I would note is that one of the French hook wires has a very tiny little imperfect spot on the wire, almost a tiny kink in the metal - it's kind of hard to describe, but it doesn't affect how the earrings wear and isn't noticeable when wearing them - it's not even easy to spot. It is exactly how the earrings arrived to me, not any "damage", but I am very picky about describing things so I note any teeny little thing I see! The pics are a mix of mine and Yvonne's - I think hers show the milgrain detail better than mine could. I included an ear shot to give a slightly better perspective. I always consider reasonable offers. Hate to sell, but finances demand I let some things go... Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. This will ship insured via USPS. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Earrings
September 26, 2014
$325
Please note: I am not receiving messages sent through LT right now! This happens from time to time when there is a problem with the site - but if you are interested in any of my items, please email me directly at: katharath80@live.com Sorry for the hassle!... I got this from a relative's estate, she had a TON of jewelry, many of it custom made for her. I've held onto it for awhile, but it's too large for me to wear as a bracelet, and I never wear anklets. I'm fairly sure that it was intended to be an anklet, as my great aunt had tiny wrists and this wouldn't have worked as a bracelet for her either. It is approx 9 inches long from clasp to clasp; then it has a separate section at the end, attached to the clasp, where a star hangs down separately. When you put it on, the star will dangle down very cutely :). The star section does add some extra length of chain, but it dangles down past the clasp- the 9 inches mark is the actual wearable length (hopefully that makes sense!) It is 14k yellow gold (clearly marked); there is a star charm and a dolphin charm, each measuring about a half inch long. I think the condition looks good, especially for being what is possibly a somewhat older estate piece; it looks fine (no dings to the charms, etc) and the clasp works. I always consider reasonable offers. Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. This will ship insured via USPS. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Other
September 27, 2014
$49
SOLD This ring was on reserve for the last couple of weeks, but the transaction did not pan out, so it is now AVAILABLE again, sorry for any confusion! Great price on it, I hope someone snaps it up :) Reduced from $255 to $150! Final reduction, this is a good price for this ring... Please note: I am not reliably receiving messages sent through LT right now! This happens from time to time when there is a problem with the site - but if you are interested in any of my items, please email me directly at: katharath80@live.com Sorry for the hassle!... One of my all time favorite bands...I looked high and low and owned 3-4 "twig" style rings before settling on this one as my favorite. Selling it only bc it is a tad too small for me now (sigh) and can't be sized. These can be really pricey, I've seen them in this general size for up to several times my asking price. This one is what I consider a small to medium width ring; it isn't skinny and it has a nice heft to it. Some parts of the band are thinner than others, the range is probably around 1.5 mm to 3.5 mm. There is really only one thinner section, most of the ring leans toward the thicker side, but it sort of changes here and there which is part of the purposeful design :) The jeweler used some type of darkening technique on the gold to bring out the bark-like texture, it looks great. It was made for me via custom order by a lovely etsy jeweler, I've owned several pieces by this jeweler and she does wonderful work. It's a lovely, solid 14k yellow gold ring. It even stacks pretty well with other rings, you just have to shift it around a little until you get the right fit, but it works. Check out pic 4 where I'm wearing it with a solitaire/bezel ring. (Only the twig band is included). Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. This will ship insured via USPS. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Bands
September 30, 2014
$150
SOLD :) This is a beautiful shifter of a spinel - it's a lavender/blue/periwinkle spinel :) It is 5.8 mm round, and was precision cut by Dan Stair. It is fairly lightweight at .70 cts, but he did a great job getting all the weight to show so well in the face, since it's close to 6 mm! This one really is a shifter. It can look more purple to lavender to bluer, or a periwinkle mix of both. Dan said it is very possibly a cobalt spinel, but it has not been tested. I've held onto this one bc it can look so breathtaking, and it's not overly dark like many of them can be. But I now have a suite of 3 similarly colored Barry B spinels (they took me years to put together!), so I don't "need" this one like I used to ;) This one has great sparkle and you will often see fire in the sunlight; the clarity is very good too. I can see one needle like inclusion but not face up, only when I view it upside down. So it appears eye clean to me. The pics show a good representation of how this gem can look in varying lighting. It shifts just in varying degrees of sunlight. Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. This will ship insured via USPS. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
October 5, 2014
$165
Please email me directly at: katharath80@live.com if interested; the LT system is not working lately and I will not get your message unless you email me directly. Thank you! Offering up this really sweet, handmade ring that jeweler Laura Flavin made for me (her etsy store is Modernbird). The band is sterling, nice and heavier/thicker at 10 gauge. (Meaning that it is slightly larger than 2.5 mm thick and 2.5 mm across; nice and heavy for this size of band!). It has an 18k solid gold heart accent placed at a carefree angle on the top - so cute!! The band was hammered and has a partially oxidized finish. Laura custom made this ring for me at my request - the asking price may seem a bit high for a mostly sterling silver ring, but it's discounted at more than 60% off what I paid for it. Ring is a size 8.5. It is marked 925 and 18k on inside of band. I actually really love this ring...but I'm wearing my silver jewelry so rarely these days that I decided to offer it. I haven't worn this one in ages and it is so adorable - I wore it as a thumb ring sometimes, it's very casual and cute. I had this listed awhile ago and took it down bc I didn't want to part with the ring - but I still haven't worn it much, lol. (These pics were taken by Laura so credit to her for them!) Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection and strongly prefer not to deal with returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Bands
October 5, 2014
$65
Reserved, thanks :) Reduced from $325 to $200!! (Very firm at this price; I've previously turned down a couple of offers at the $200 mark but would like to go ahead and move this gem at this point). Offering up this gorgeous blue spinel cut by Barry. I've held onto this one for awhile and have always planned to set it; but financial issues have come up, so I'm going to offer it now. This one is a darker blue with a bit of green in it to my eye, so that in some light it looks a bit teal-ish. It needs sunlight to look its best, but when it has it, it looks gorgeous. The cut is Barry's typically wonderful one. I haven't seen Barry offer one in this size and color in some time. Also, I don't think the teal-ish color shows as well in these pics as it does IRL. The gem can look a bit darker to lighter depending on quality of light, etc, but I don't think it does any *major* shifting. - natural blue spinel - 6.5 mm Barry round cut - not sure of exact carat weight, I've lost the info, but I'm confident it's over a carat. I own a 6.1 mm lavender spinel (Barry cut) that weights in about 1.1 ct , so I'm sure that at 6.5 mm, this one weighs more. I would *guess* that it's probably minimally around 1.25 ish tcw, but again, that's a guess. Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. This will ship insured via USPS. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
November 5, 2014
$200
SOLD, thank you! Please feel free to contact me directly at my email addy: katharath80@live.com (LT is sometimes unreliable with messaging - if you use their system but don't get a reply from me, it's bc I did not receive the message!) Offering one of my all time favorite gems...I truly hate to part with this one, but need to for personal reasons. Stats: - "old material" strongly colored mahenge spinel (untreated) - .90 cts, cushion cut - @ 6 mm x 5 mm - never previously set - appears eye clean to my eye This is a mahenge from the very first parcel Yvonne Raley offered of the "old material" that she has sourced over the last couple of years. (This was sourced via Yvonne by a very reputable and well known gem vendor). This piece was actually probably the best piece in that parcel (certainly one of them) - Yvonne has had several parcels since, but I was lucky enough to get first choice of the first one. This is a gorgeous gem. It's not large, but it's not tiny either, and the strong color makes it really stand out. The cut is not precision, but not bad at all - there's no window, and this faces up nicely for the size. I thought about having Jerry recut this one, since he successfully recut another one for me from the same parcel (it turned out to be an incredibly stunning gem; this material is amazing); but honestly the cut is just not bad at all, so I decided against a recut in the end. The color is strongly saturated, a beautiful reddish pink that fluoresces redder in sunlight. I've included pics of it next to less saturated, pinker mahenges that I own for comparison. I own a larger one, and a better cut one; but this one is arguably the best colored mahenge I own. (obviously the other gems shown are not included in the sale ;). It is also shown sitting loose in a setting I used to own. I will consider any reasonable offer; this is priced lower than what this would sell for now bc I bought it somewhat before prices skyrocketed (not completely before, but kind of in the middle, lol). This material now definitely sells for a higher price per carat than what I'm asking. Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. This will ship insured via USPS. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
November 18, 2014
$795
SOLD!! TY! Please feel free to email me directly at katharath80@live.com LT's messaging system can be unreliable - if you message me through it but don't hear back, it's bc I did not receive your message! TY :) This is one of the elusive Barry B moonstones - it took me ages of stalking his site to get it! However, I also bought a pair from him, and I don't really need this oval as well - a lot of posts over in the CS section of PS indicate that people really want these gems, and since I don't "need" mine, I thought I'd offer it in case someone would like it :) Asking $189 OBO Barry's description calls it "opaque moonstone with three distinct areas showing blue adularesence, making it interesting and beautiful" :) Stats: - blue moonstone cab, from Barry bridgestock - Sri Lankan origin - 3.58 carats - 10.6 mm x 8.2 mm Somewhat hard to photograph due to the reflections that show in the pics, but it's a lovely gem. The last pic is Barry's, and it's a pretty neat one bc it does show the three separate blue areas- I'm sure that was hard to photograph! Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. This will ship insured via USPS. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
November 28, 2014
$189
This is sold :) Please email me directly at: katharath80@live.com (rather than using LT's contact service, which can be unreliable!) Offering up this gorgeous ring that was made by Yvonne Raley. I've worn it sparingly and just can't justify keeping it bc I so rarely wear WG (this is the only WG piece I own!!). It's so pretty though, and the gems look great set in the cooler gold color - it's just not my preferred gold color to wear, so I'm offering it now. Setting is 14k WG; size is almost an 8 but not quite, at 7 3/4 (and sizeable); the gems are tourmalines and color change garnets, and they look amazing together. The gs are natural and untreated, all are well cut and well matched. Per Yvonne: "This ring was inspired by a 1920s art deco ring that I got on eBay last spring. The original was smaller, white gold with all white diamonds and it had a different shank. My design is just high enough to fit a wedding band underneath it so it can function as an engagement ring, but it is not so high that it bumps up against things or gets stuck. I just elevated the setting very slightly with an under bezel. The gems are blue-green tourmalines (center, and then noon, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock) and color change garnets (corners) from Tanzania. All gems are untreated. I was looking for a very specific effect which you can see in the last photo, when the corner stones change to purple. So in incandescent lighting you get a green and purple ring, in daylight and fluorescent lighting the ring is all teal green-teal blue. This casting is 14 K white gold, cast in recycled metals only. I want to draw your attention to the setting work as well. Before the gems go in, this ring is a totally flat surface with 9 pre-drilled holes. All the bead work, which replicates the pattern of the original art deco ring, is applied by hand with a tiny engraver. The setter has to look under a microscope to get it that exact, and it requires a lot of experience. I think the work is amazing! (This setter has previously done work for Cartier and Tiffany's and I'm happy to have him do some of my work). The ring is a size 7 3/4." Price includes shipping and insurance, and I've discounted a large chunk from what I paid for this ring. Yvonne has made a few in this style, and this was one of the most expensive ones, if not THE most expensive - due to the gorgeous gems and solid gold. Payment via paypal please; I prefer shipping within US only due to insurance/shipping restrictions for int'l buyers. I've bought and sold a LOT over here, with many successful transactions, so buy with confidence :). I'm a PS member with the same name (katharath). Please ask all questions before committing to buy, as I consider all sales final (I'm a private seller, selling from my collection). Thanks for looking!!
Colored Stone Center
January 30, 2015
$399
Please note: since LT has been unreliable about forwarding messages, I now include my direct contact info in my listings. Please feel free to email me directly at: katharath80@live.com This 14k gold band was a favorite of mine, but I bought it to wear with another ring that I've since sold, so I never really wear this one anymore. It has been discounted a LOT from what I paid, although it is in great condition (I paid almost $400 for it). It was custom made for me last year by etsy jeweler Wingedlion, (although they now offer it as a made to order item). It pairs really nicely and stacks well with other rings. Very unique look, but not too much so for everyday wear; that's one of the things I liked best about this ring :) -size 7.75 - solid 14k yellow gold - the ring is similar to a 3/4 eternity band. It has 3 tiny (@1.5 mm round) tsavorites spaced around the ring. This ring is size able since it's not a full eternity pattern, but I don't know what the limitations would be. I would guess it could probably go up or down a couple of sizes, but I can't guarantee anything. - the jeweler uses rhodium to create the blackened effect, which is used to enhance the carved designs in the band. It makes for a very unique and beautiful look. No special care is needed to maintain it, it still looks great (I bought it @1.5 yrs ago). Some minor scratches show on the smooth gold part of the ring but just normal wear stuff, nothing major. - band is about 3.2 mm wide by 1.5 mm thick - Nice sturdy, medium size band. The 4th pic shows it with the ring I wore it with the most - (this ring is not included and has already been sold). I have a thread on PS on this one if you'd like to see more pics: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/colored-stones/tiny-tsavorites-in-gold-band-from-etsian-wingedlion-yay-t187798.html Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. This will ship insured via USPS. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Bands
January 30, 2015
$129
I hope this listing is ok - I've offered many gems and jewelry items here, but never a gift card :) You can contact me through here or directly at my email addy, which is: katharath80@live.com Long story short(ish) - this is a new unused Apple Store gift card. I bought it personally, from Albertson's, thinking that it could be used at the iTunes Store - turns out it cannot be! I tried to exchange it the same day I bought it (just a few weeks ago) and they wouldn't let me :(. So since I can't use it, I'm hoping to get back most of what I spent. Value is $50. It can be used online at Apple or in any Apple store. I can send the card via first class mail for free; or I can email the buyer the card info, if you just want to use it online right away; or I can do both (email it and physically send it) :) Asking $44, so there's a little discount worked in. Paypal only please. I've had many successful sales over here so please buy with complete confidence. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I don't offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Other
February 26, 2015
$44
SOLD , thanks :) Last reduction! Please note: since LT has been unreliable about forwarding messages, I now include my direct contact info in my listings. Please feel free to email me directly at: katharath80@live.com This 14k gold band was a favorite of mine, but I bought it to wear with another ring that I've since sold, so I never really wear this one anymore. It has been discounted a LOT from what I paid, although it is in great condition (I paid almost $400 for it). It was custom made for me last year by etsy jeweler Wingedlion, (although they now offer it as a made to order item). It pairs really nicely and stacks well with other rings. Very unique look, but not too much so for everyday wear; that's one of the things I liked best about this ring :) -size 7.75 - solid 14k yellow gold - the ring is similar to a 3/4 eternity band. It has 3 tiny (@1.5 mm round) tsavorites spaced around the ring. This ring is size able since it's not a full eternity pattern, but I don't know what the limitations would be. I would guess it could probably go up or down a couple of sizes, but I can't guarantee anything. - the jeweler uses rhodium to create the blackened effect, which is used to enhance the carved designs in the band. It makes for a very unique and beautiful look. No special care is needed to maintain it, it still looks great (I bought it @1.5 yrs ago). Some minor scratches show on the smooth gold part of the ring but just normal wear stuff, nothing major. - band is about 3.2 mm wide by 1.5 mm thick - Nice sturdy, medium size band. The 4th pic shows it with the ring I wore it with the most - (this ring is not included and has already been sold). I have a thread on PS on this one if you'd like to see more pics: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/colored-stones/tiny-tsavorites-in-gold-band-from-etsian-wingedlion-yay-t187798.html Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. This will ship insured via USPS. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Bands
February 26, 2015
$99
SOLD :) Please note: you can contact me through LT or directly at my email addy: katharath80@live.com (I like to provide it bc sometimes LT is unreliable - if you don't hear from me, it means I didn't receive your message, so try the email addy please :) This is a gem I've held onto for almost two years but just haven't set it yet. (I'm doing a "spring cleaning" and trying to be ruthless even though it's hard to offer some of these pieces that I love!!) Gary Braun at Finewater cut this amethyst for me on request. This is a natural and untreated ammy. It's absolutely gorgeous, what I would consider top quality in both cut and color. Gary described it as having the desired "Siberian flashes". It is old stock, Namibian. Total weight is 4.70 carats. It has both blue flashes and red flashes, depending on the lighting conditions. It is a darker and very richly colored purple. There is one small area of color zoning which is usually not noticeable, but can be seen when turning it at certain angles - this isn't something that bothered me but I mention anything I see. Never previously set, and handled carefully. Pics show various lighting conditions and first one is Gary's. Last pic shows it with another gem. Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. This will ship insured via USPS. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
February 27, 2015
$250
On hold pending pymt! TY :) Please note: you can contact me through LT or directly at my email addy: katharath80@live.com (I like to provide it bc sometimes LT is unreliable - if you don't hear from me, it means I didn't receive your message, so try the email addy please :) Offering this pair of natural untreated Sri Lankan moonstones, purchased from Barry Bridgestock within the last year. They're beautiful, the nicest moonstones I've ever seen, in fact. However, I'm doing a "spring cleaning" and trying to be totally ruthless even though it's hard to offer some of these pieces that I love!! This is a 7 mm round matched cabochon pair. 2.28 tcw. Very very clean (from the naked eye, anyway, if there's anything I can't see it). See pic 3 for Barry's description. I've seen his prices vary kind of a lot on these - I'm just asking for what I paid. Great blue flash, excellent quality. Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. This will ship insured via USPS. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
March 5, 2015
$80
** these are SOLD, thanks! Please note: you can contact me through LT or directly at my email addy: katharath80@live.com (I like to provide it bc sometimes LT is unreliable - if you don't hear from me, it means I didn't receive your message, so try the email addy please :) I bought these from Dana at Mastercut around last summer, I think. Dana later told me that he received multiple inquiries about them after they sold; the color is very popular and several people wanted them. I hope someone can use them now :). This color can be difficult to find, especially untreated. I recently bought another slightly larger sapphire pair so I don't "need" these as much. These were described by Dana as purple and on the cert it says "violet". Depending on the lighting, I sometimes see a really gorgeous true periwinkle color (diffused sunlight). They definitely are a bit shifty, ranging from a lighter purple to showing a bit more blue at times; but the really are a violet purple color, not a "true" blue. These are completely natural with zero treatment. They are eyeclean and very nicely cut, no issues that I can see. Well matched in every way and quite beautiful. They are 4.05 mm round with a total ct weight of .61. They are a bit pricier due to the lack of treatment plus the rarer color. I will consider offers but am asking $275 shipped insured via USPS. These will ship in the original packaging from Dana and will come with all paperwork I received (i.e., the certificate). These are hard to let go, but I've got too many pairs of loose gems (and can use the cash more than the gems right now!). I'm doing a "spring cleaning" and trying to be totally ruthless even though it's hard to offer some of these pieces that I love!! Shipping included in price, within US only. (Sorry but I only ship within the US!). Pymt via paypal only, please. This will ship insured via USPS. Please ask all questions before deciding to buy; I am selling from my collection, and as such do not typically offer returns. I answer questions quickly, and will do my best to make sure you have all info before buying. I'm an active PS member and ebay seller under the ID katharath; you can check out my feedback if you like, I've sold for many years on ebay and more recently, over here :)
Colored Gemstone
March 5, 2015
$275
I've been on a major spending spree over the last few months...I'll be listing some gems I bought that I just won't set; or gems that I recently upgraded so don't "need", etc etc. I'm starting with this listing just to get things going, and I will be happy to add or email additional pics and info. Please contact me at katharath80@live.com rather than using LT's system - I hardly ever actually receive messages sent through LT! Up for grabs: -Barry B cut rhodolite/Tanga garnet (from Tanga province). 8.4 mm, 2.93 cts, Barry's signature cut. Per Barry it is "medium dark purplish red". Flawless at 10x. Gorgeous gem and lights up if it has a good light source. Never set, as new, recently purchased. Asking $205 shipped in US only - SOLD :) - Gene Flanigan asscher style blue topaz, no gray mask, intense blue. Extremely clean. Heated and irradiated. 5.504 cts, 9.388 mm in size, Gene rated this gem a perfect 10/10. Asking $350, just purchased. Never set. - SOLD :) - mahenge spinel purchased from Prima Gems. Older stock and shows their older style cutting too. This one is 1.44 cts in a checkerboard pear shape. Neon pink! It looks very pink to me, I don't see any modifiers, although sometimes I see red flashes. It is included but not bad; helps give the gem a really nice glow. It would be a gorgeous pendant or ring. I don't have exact mm on this one (I found it in an unsorted old stock bag myself :). However I believe it to be approx 8x6.5 mm at widest point. This one is priced less bc it was from the unsorted material and has some inclusions - but I've owed a lot of mahenges and I think it's a great one for what they currently sell for now...asking $500 shipped in US. If this one doesn't sell, I'll happily keep it! - mahenge spinel, 1.96 carats, oval, 8.5x6.5 mm. Reddish pink or pinkish red, hard to tell sometimes! From Yvonne Raley. I bought this gem and planned never to sell it, but then I recently found the round mahenge that I'd truly wanted, so now I'm offering this one. Just under two cts and a great size. It does have inclusions, but Yvonne said they shouldn't affect setting (as long as set by someone who knows what they're doing with CS!). It has a small window but should close with setting, nothing major. Not a top mahenge but a very nice one for the price. If you're looking for a larger affordable, nice yet not perfect mahenge, this is it. Asking less than I paid, and I should be asking more...I bought this one a year ago at a discount from Yvonne but prices have continued to go up up up ...$1000 shipped Please email me about anything. I'm selling out of my collection and strongly prefer not to do returns, so I will be happy to honestly answer any questions you have to the best of my ability :). I ship within the US only due to shipping/liability issues with int'l mail. PayPal only please. Thanks for looking! More pics available on request. I am katharath on PS and eBay and here; I've had many successful transactions, buy with confidence.
Loose Stones
June 11, 2015
Description I've been on a major spending spree over the last few months...I'll be listing some gems I bought that I just won't set; or gems that I recently upgraded so don't "need", etc etc. Please contact me at katharath80@live.com rather than using LT's system - I hardly ever actually receive messages sent through LT! Up for grabs: -Barry B cut rhodolite/Tanga garnet (from Tanga province). 8.4 mm, 2.93 cts, Barry's signature cut. Per Barry it is "medium dark purplish red". Flawless at 10x. Gorgeous gem and lights up if it has a good light source. Never set, as new, very recently purchased. I can see purple, red, and even orange flashes in diffused sunlight - really nice. Asking $205 shipped in US only. Please email me about anything. I'm selling out of my collection and strongly prefer not to do returns, so I will be happy to honestly answer any questions you have to the best of my ability :). I ship within the US only due to shipping/liability issues with int'l mail. PayPal only please. Thanks for looking! More pics available on request. I am katharath on PS and eBay and here; I've had many successful transactions, buy with confidence.
Colored Gemstone
June 12, 2015
$205
All three are SOLD thanks!! Description I've been on a major spending spree over the last few months...I'll be listing some gems I bought that I just won't set; or gems that I recently upgraded so don't "need", etc etc. Please contact me at katharath80@live.com rather than using LT's system - I hardly ever actually receive messages sent through LT! Up for grabs: - stacking open rings, made for me by Yvonne Raley. All gems were sourced by her too. These are all in the same size range, and will fit about 8.75 to 9. These are slightly adjustable since they're open, and could fit a bit larger or smaller, but I can't guarantee anything other than the 8.75 ish range, as that's what they were sized for. However, I'm certain that the gold bands are sizeable by a jeweler; not as sure about the demantoid/silver band ring since the band is different on it. You can stack these, wear them as ring guards, thumb rings, whatever - they're comfortable and sturdy (I've had them for a few years). These are so fun and colorful, I just don't wear stackers anymore so they aren't getting worn, so I thought I'd see if anyone was interested. I have three for sale: - a mahenge spinel bezel open style ring in 14k yellow gold, with two 4.5 mm rounds at @.80 cts, and the band is @2 mm x1 mm (natural untreated gems), nice open color bright pink mahenges, very clean, this pair alone would sell for @$300 now - asking $325 shipped in US - a bright yellow sapphire ring 14k yellow gold bezel open style ring (natural, TOTALLY untreated, Ceylon, which is why they were expensive even in this small size!) 3.5 mm rounds @.50 cts, VVS, same size band 2mmx1mm, beautiful yellow color - asking $225 shipped US - and a demantoid garnet ring, two 3.75 mm Namibian demantoids, bezel set in 14k yellow gold with a sterling silver, skinny (@1 mm) twisted style ring band (natural untreated gems) These gems show a bit of scratching on the surface from normal wear and tear but it's nothing glaring at all - just wanted to mention it - $115 shipped US OR take all 3 for $610 shipped (discount of $55) Asking less than I have into each ring by a significant amount - I paid between $165-$250 just for the settings of each ring, and the gems were paid separately ranging from $100-$250 per pair. (Pics show them with various other rings which are not included). More pics can be emailed upon request! Please email me about anything. I'm selling out of my collection and strongly prefer not to do returns, so I will be happy to honestly answer any questions you have to the best of my ability :). I ship within the US only due to shipping/liability issues with int'l mail. PayPal only please. Thanks for looking! More pics available on request. I am katharath on PS and eBay and here; I've had many successful transactions, buy with confidence.
Colored Stone Center
June 12, 2015
On hold pending pymt, thank you!! I've been on a major spending spree over the last few months...now I need to fundraise for setting costs, so I'm being ruthless! I'll be listing a lot of nice gems bc I have too many "lookalikes", lol! Please contact me at katharath80@live.com rather than using LT's system - I hardly ever actually receive messages sent through LT! (I will consider offers - but most of these gems were recently purchased at full price, and I'm already discounting them, so please no lowball offers). Up for grabs: UNTREATED lavender (w/blue flashes in daylight) Ceylon sapphire - 6 mm round, very well cut Portuguese (recut in the US) with chunkier facets, somewhat unusual to see on a sapphire - 0.97 cts - never previously set, excellent condition -purchased from Yvonne Raley -recently purchased, large chunk already discounted so this is a great buy IMO... This is a beautiful gem, only offering it bc I have so many similarly colored gems - although this is my only untreated lavender sapphire! (I have one that's very similar but a bit bigger so going to keep the bigger one). In pic 3 it is top right gem. Please email me about anything. I'm selling out of my collection and strongly prefer not to do returns, so I will be happy to honestly answer any questions you have to the best of my ability :). I ship within the US only due to shipping/liability issues with int'l mail. PayPal only please. Thanks for looking! More pics available on request. I am katharath on PS and eBay and here; I've had many successful transactions, buy with confidence.
Colored Gemstone
July 22, 2015
$299
SOLD pending pymt. Thank you!! I've been on a major spending spree over the last few months...now I need to fundraise for setting costs, so I'm being ruthless! I'll be listing a lot of nice gems, mostly bc I have too many "lookalikes". Please contact me at katharath80@live.com rather than using LT's system - I hardly ever actually receive messages sent through LT! (I may consider offers - but this gem is priced to sell, please no lowball offers. It is already discounted despite being a newer purchase for which I paid full price, and keep in mind it is a rare, harder to find material). Up for grabs: Genuine Brazilian Paraiba cab - 5 mm, nicely symmetrical round, looks like a little blue dot candy :) - 0.61 cts - never set - has inclusions which is typical of many cabs, but they do blend well with the color so they don't look annoying to my eye, and from normal viewing distance they're not easy to see. - unheated, per Yvonne Raley (whom I purchased it from - she had some of these that she got at a gem show this year - I think it was Tucson but can't remember for sure. She sold out of these very quickly!) - doesn't really look "neon" to me but does have a nice glow in sunlight. The color remains pretty consistent in various lighting sources. Asking $300 shipped insured in US Please email me about anything. I'm selling out of my collection and strongly prefer not to do returns, so I will be happy to honestly answer any questions you have to the best of my ability :). I ship within the US only due to shipping/liability issues with int'l mail. PayPal only please. Thanks for looking! More pics available on request.
Colored Gemstone
July 24, 2015
$300
These are officially sold, thank you! I've been on a major spending spree over the last few months...now I need to fundraise for setting costs, so I'm being ruthless! I'll be listing a lot of nice gems bc I have too many "lookalikes", lol! Please contact me at katharath80@live.com rather than using LT's system - I hardly ever actually receive messages sent through LT! Up for grabs: A pair of @3 mm hauyne or hauynite (I've seen both names), natural and untreated. Purchased from Yvonne Raley within the last 6 months or thereabouts. Extremely rare, the color is really fantastic. I was shocked at what a bright blue they are. I really like these but can't figure out what to do with them, and as they're so difficult to find (Yvonne sold out immediately), I thought I would offer them here. These would make really neat tiny earrings or side stones, they're a well matched pair. (Please understand that they are very small - which can be hard to tell from the pics, as they are blown up to better show the gems). (I'm using Yvonne's pics bc they're way better than anything I could take). Asking $199 shipped insured in the US I'm including the listing info per Yvonne, for those who would like addt'l info: "The gem is totally off the beaten path, even for me. These gems are called "hauynite" and come from only one location in the world, the Eiffel in Germany. It belongs to the sodalite group. The gems are not treated, they are brighter than sapphire and yes, even brighter than cobalt spinel. The price is comparable to paraiba tourmaline, unfortunately, clean specimens, even in tiny size, are rare. These babies are gem quality, very bright, clean. I saw them in Tucson - a German seller had them. Production is very low, but when I saw these in a little bowl from which I had to fish through to find these, I just HAD to have them. Here are the specs for this pair: Size: 2.9mm Shape: Round, diamond cut Combined Weight: .17cts Origin: Eiffel Germany Treatment: None Per ct. Price: $1400 Price for the pair: $238" Please email me about anything. I'm selling out of my collection and strongly prefer not to do returns, so I will be happy to honestly answer any questions you have to the best of my ability :). I ship within the US only due to shipping/liability issues with int'l mail. PayPal only please. Thanks for looking! More pics available on request. I am katharath on PS and eBay and here; I've had many successful transactions, buy with confidence.
Colored Gemstone
August 9, 2015
$199
SOLD, TY :) Final reduction to $550!! Was asking $699, huge discount from what I just paid a few months ago (which was $1k...) See updated pics below (showing multiple lighting situations) I've been on a major spending spree over the last few months...now I need to fundraise for setting costs, so I'm being ruthless! I'll be listing a lot of nice gems bc I have too many "lookalikes", lol! Please contact me at katharath80@live.com rather than using LT's system - I hardly ever actually receive messages sent through LT! Up for grabs: Heat only pink Ceylon sapphire oval - 6.85x5.98 mm - 1.58 cts - never previously set, excellent condition -purchased from Dana at Mastercut gems, comes with AGL cert -recently purchased, large chunk already discounted so this is a great buy IMO...(you can see Dana's asking price of $1k in a pic - this was after he changed the policy to "no further discounts on Anagee gems" :) Pic one - (very) indirect daylight Pic two - Dana's pic Pic three - in incandescent lighting Pic 4 - shown next to a lavender sapphire Pic 5 - in very "hard" bright/direct sunlight, showing a bit of lavender shift Reduced to $550, was Asking $699 OBO but $550 is the lowest I can go on this one, I just paid nearly twice that for it in May. This one shifts a bit depending on lighting - it actually looks great in indoor lighting!! (Can be rare for sapphires). Usually a nice medium to light pink, sometimes a baby pink, and it can also shift to show a bit of lavender too. No window, very nice symmetrical cut (for not being precision). It has a pleasing shape to my eye. I just have TOO MANY PINKS, lol... Please email me about anything. I'm selling out of my collection and strongly prefer not to do returns, so I will be happy to honestly answer any questions you have to the best of my ability :). I ship within the US only due to shipping/liability issues with int'l mail. PayPal only please. Thanks for looking! More pics available on request. I am katharath on PS and eBay and here; I've had many successful transactions, buy with confidence.
Colored Gemstone
September 16, 2015
$550
SOLD, TY :) Gene mint garnet Can't believe I'm listing this one...but I currently own three big mints in the 2 ct range and that's just hoarding IMO, lol - thought I would see if someone wants this gorgeous gem. I don't really want to sell this one, but I will if someone wants it :) Please contact me at katharath80@live.com rather than using LT's system - I rarely ever receive messages sent through LT anymore! Up for grabs: Untreated/natural merelani mint garnet, cut by Gene at precision gem. - 7.5 mm round, gorgeous Gene cut, sparkle bomb!! - 2.39 cts - I can see one inclusion with the naked eye, but it usually disappears in the sparkle of the gem, I can't see it much of the time. Also, I can't typically see it at "normal" viewing distance. Should have no affect on setting whatsoever, it is not surface reaching, it appears to be close to the middle of the gem. Although I don't find it bothersome, it is there, so I'm mentioning it. Other than that, this is a very clean gem. - absolutely gorgeous cut, slightly chunkier facets that throw off amazing dispersion in the right light (diffused sunlight). This gem DOES show a little yellow. It is not the "ideal" blue tinted mint, although it can show a slight bluer side as well - it's beautiful, but not "ideal"/perfect. The cut causes it to show what look like blue flashes, and in diffused sunlight there are often all kinds of color flashes due to the dispersion (just can't really photograph them). The pics are pretty accurate for what you will see as far as body color and cut, but this gem has a ton of life that I just couldn't photograph. It doesn't appear overly shifty to me, looks pretty similar in indoor lighting though perhaps shows more of a yellow tint. -purchased from a well respected PSer - only selling bc although this is easily the best cut of my mint gems, the color isn't *exactly* what I was looking for. However if you like the pics, you will like this gem IRL. - hard to find beautiful 2+ (getting close to 2.5 cts) precision Gene cut green garnet; the supply keeps tightening up on these in general, especially over the 2 ct mark. Gene does list a few tsavs but mint greens seem to come up much more rarely from him. Asking $1049 Pic 4 it is the middle gem (and you can see the inclusion if you zoom in); pic 5 it is left gem. Please email me about anything. I'm selling out of my collection and strongly prefer not to do returns, so I will be happy to honestly answer any questions you have to the best of my ability :). (I ship within the US only due to shipping/liability issues with int'l mail. I'm not opposed to int'l shipping, but since I cannot insure the gem through USPS, I also cannot be responsible if it were to be lost in transit). PayPal only please. Thanks for looking! More pics available on request.
Colored Gemstone
September 19, 2015
$1,049
Sold Price reduced!! Now $99 shipped, current retail on these is $180+ shipping Flower jackets Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) $99 shipped in US only, please Today I'm offering my pair of solid 14k rose gold flower petal jackets, intended for wearing with studs. Made by Yvonne Raley, the retail is $180+ shipping. These are lovely and in my experience can fit studs in the 3 mm to 5 mm range. I'm just selling bc I've realized I either prefer studs alone or dangly earrings - I think I've only worn these maybe twice, total!! They are definitely in the same condition they arrived to me in, as new. Even though they're rose gold, I think they look just fine with yellow gold studs as well, but of course that is a personal preference :) They have a slightly organic look/finish - here is info from Yvonne's listing, please read for more complete info. (I'm also using Yvonne's listing pics bc they're much better than mine! My jackets are the deeper ones, shown on the bottom in the pics with both styles). Please note re:pics - ONLY the jackets are included, none of the studs shown, as they are only for comparison purposes. The pics that show the metal studs have one rose gold stud and one yellow gold stud, so that you can see how YG looks in there as well. Per Yvonne: "These jackets were suggested to me by one of my regular customers, D. who likes to wear larger earrings. They are an adaptation of my petal designs, just under 11mm across. The jackets are made for 4mm studs so that the studs stick out just a little to be more prominent, but not so much to be "on top" of the jacket. They have a satin finish. While this is hard to notice, the jackets come in a flatter style or a deeper style (with the yellow center). The deeper style is a bit more organic looking. The difference is slight, but I want to make you aware." (Please note my listing here on LT is for the deeper/more organic style pair, with satin finish). I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please. I'm katharath on PS, and I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection as my preferences change. Please ask all questions before buying - as I'm not a trade person, and I almost always discount my pre loved items rather a lot, the understanding is that sales will be final. I am happy to provide any further info that I can, upon request.
Earrings
May 17, 2016
$99
Sold, thanks :) Last reduction; I'll leave it up at this price for awhile, and if it doesn't sell, take it down again. Pear spinel Now $299. Final reduction, was $475; this is the lowest that I've ever seen this material priced at per carat (among comparable gems). Taking a large loss on it and I purchased it here on LT, where it was already hugely discounted from retail pricing. Firm at this price. I've had at least a dozen inquiries about the gem in the past, but never quite got it sold - hoping it will work out for someone now :) Vietnamese pear spinel Please contact me at katharath80@live.com rather than using LT's system - I hardly ever actually receive messages sent through LT! Up for grabs: Untreated, rare Vietnamese violet/lavender bluish spinel pear originally, from Brad at TGT - desirable and sought after rare spinel, delicate bluish violet color with little to no gray. I can REALLY see the lack of gray when I compare it to my Tanzanian and Ceylon spinels. This is why these are so special! - 8.4x4.6 mm, faces up nicely closer to 1 carat size - 0.85 cts - never set - originally sold by Brad at TGT, but I purchased it from LT (a PSer). Asking less than what I paid, and it was already discounted for the secondhand market. I rarely but occasionally see similar gems - they are always around $1000 for similar sizes/material. I recently got and set the Vietnamese spinel of my dreams so I just don't truly "need" this one now (finally found a well cut round after years of searching!) - it does have a slight window which is common in this type of cut - however, it should at least mostly close upon setting. When I look at it on the hand I can see much less of the window. This material is so difficult to find and usually so expensive, that to my mind a slight window is a trade off that one may be willing to make. It is the only pear in the pics; other gems are shown for comparison purposes only. It is placed next to a cushion cut Tanzanian spinel in order to show how the delicate color pops, plus the lack of gray. Last pic shows it's bluer side. Pics are taken in both natural and indoor lighting (pic 4 is indoor). I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please. I'm katharath on PS, and I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection as my preferences change. Please ask all questions before buying - as I'm not a trade person, and I almost always discount my pre loved items rather a lot, the understanding is that sales will be final. I am happy to provide any further info that I can, upon request.
Colored Gemstone
May 17, 2016
$299
Sold TY :) Reduced! Now $199. Less than I paid almost 2 years ago, and prices have only gone up on these. Cobalt pair Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) Offering today this tiny pair of genuine Vietnamese cobalt blue spinels. They are just 2.4 mm each, but a beautiful blue color. They really are lovely which is why I've held onto them for awhile, despite no solid setting plans. I intended to use them for side stones or small studs, but just never got around to it. (If you wanted to make studs with a bit more presence, Yvonne's bezel style hexagon settings would be a great choice). Apologies on the price, but these are just expensive, even given the size - it's just what it is with this material. Last pic shows them in a gem case with some of my other tiny gems. . Asking $199 shipped within the US. Size: .11cts ?Measurements: 2.4mm ?Shape: Round ?Origin: Vietnam ?Color: Blue ?Treatment: None Per Yvonne: "I have been looking up and down for cobalt blue spinel (named after its neon color, not necessarily the cobalt content) and i just lucked out at the gem and mineral show in Massachusetts. These guys are tiny, .11 cts total weight and very expensive. The color is incredible though and they are super duper rare. The origin is Vietnam. They are brighter than sapphire, and I don't think I can get them again. These might make sidestones for a ring or mini earrings. One gem has an inclusion under the table but you can only see it with a loupe." I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please. I'm katharath on PS, and I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection as my preferences change. Please ask all questions before buying - as I'm not a trade person, and I almost always discount my pre loved items rather a lot, the understanding is that sales will be final. I am happy to provide any further info that I can, upon request.
Colored Gemstone
May 17, 2016
$199
Sold Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) Offering today one of the Mozambique purple garnets that got so much attention last year - this is one of the "neon" purple garnets from that find. I got it from Yvonne Raley. It's 6 mm, beautifully cut, I see no issues with clarity (it is eye clean anyway), and it's never been set. It's really quite a lovely gem. It can look a bit dark if it doesn't get enough light, but it always has a ton of sparkle and in most lighting situations it looks amazing - especially diffused sunlight. I don't have the carat weight, I apologize - I bought this one directly from Yvonne (off etsy), and I can't find the convo from her with that info. I believe it was in the .85 - .95 ct range, but what I am sure of is the 6 mm size, and that it was from the first batch she got of the newly found purple garnets. Pics show it in sunlight, and in some pics it may be shown in a gem holder next to other gems; ONLY the purple garnet is for sale :) Asking $105 shipped in US. There's a bit of a discount worked in, a similar one now in this size and weight would be closer to $150+ shipping, going off of current retail. I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please. I'm katharath on PS, and I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection as my preferences change. Please ask all questions before buying - as I'm not a trade person, and I almost always discount my pre loved items rather a lot, the understanding is that sales will be final. I am happy to provide any further info that I can, upon request.
Colored Gemstone
May 17, 2016
$105
Sold Price reduction!! I'm doing one big reduction on these with hopes to sell quickly (trying to raise funds for a gem show this week!!) was $325, now $225 Mint garnet pair Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) Offering today this pair of merelani mint garnets, precision cut. I got these from a trusted PSer off LT, and I know that she told me who cut them, but I just can't recall, sorry :(. I remember she said that they were 5 mm each, and that the total weight was one carat. She referred to them as trade ideal in color, but I slightly disagree. I do see a hint of blue in sunlight, but I can also see a hint of yellow at other times. They aren't as deeply saturated as the best mints, but they're also not washed out (I've owned many mints, and the poorer ones look very washed out to me). This pair has a nice glow (particularly in diffused sunlight), a beautiful cut, great sparkle, and are at minimum eye clean (I can't see any issues, but FYI, I don't own a loupe). Asking $225 (was $325). I've purchased several comparable pairs of mints, and retail is usually in the $500 range for a pair like these. I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please. I'm katharath on PS, and I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection as my preferences change. Please ask all questions before buying - as I'm not a trade person, and I almost always discount my pre loved items rather a lot, the understanding is that sales will be final. I am happy to provide any further info that I can, upon request.
Colored Gemstone
May 29, 2016
$225
This is SOLD, thank you! Emerald band Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) So this is one of those pieces I never thought I would sell...I feel like I spent my whole life looking for emeralds like these! (May baby). But the truth is that while they're absolutely beautiful, I just don't wear this often enough to justify keeping it. I bought it spring of last year and have only worn it a handful of times. When I saw it (Yvonne Raley's site) I immediately snatched it up bc I could tell it was special, and it is. There was a lot of interest in this ring when it was offered. Yvonne later told me that if I ever sold it, I should ask between 1500-$2000 for it - she said that she got a ridiculously unexpected good deal on the emeralds from a dealer/friend of hers, and that they were extra nice quality; but that she couldn't justify asking more than $1k (what I paid) bc she got such a deal on the parcel, and if you're familiar with Yvonne, she is extremely fair and hates overcharging. So - I'm not going to ask such a high price, but I'm not going to discount it much either, bc I'm very sure it's worth what I'm asking. These emeralds have that desirable blue hue. The smaller ones look remarkably clean to me, while I can see inclusions in the larger center stone; but this is to be expected in emeralds. Asking $950 shipped in US only, will ship insured priority mail, or for slightly more (@$15) I could do overnight USPS if you like. Specs: -size 9, sizeable (only use a very trusted jeweler though as emeralds are soft). The band in definitely on the thin side, I'd say about 1.5 mm at an estimate. -14k rose gold -5 stone Colombian untreated emeralds (except light oil), tcw right about 1 ct, stone sizes @2.5mm, 3.5 mm, 5 mm -pics are a mix of mine and Yvonne's; this ring essentially always looks gorgeous to me. My pics show it next to other rings which are not included, and those were taken on a very overcast gray day; yet you can still see the amazing color even in no sun! See Yvonne's description below - "This five stone ring has an antique flavor, the prongs are off set to produce an even feel of a complete row of gems without interference of bezels. The gems are 5mm, 3.5mm and 2.5mm for a more prominent look. For this ring, I used top of the line emeralds, Colombian, lightly oiled, no other treatment. I came upon this parcel with one of my regular dealers - someone I buy mainly emeralds from and who still has connections to Colombia (most of the goods are gobbled up by large companies these days). These pieces have an incredible quality and glow, I was really surprised that the parcel wasn't totally out of my range in terms of price. Still, as you can see, this ring is not cheap." I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please. I'm katharath on PS, and I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection as my preferences change. Please ask all questions before buying - as I'm not a trade person, and I almost always discount my pre loved items (sometimes by rather a lot), the understanding is that sales will be final. I am happy to provide any further info that I can, upon request.
Bands
June 30, 2016
$950
These are SOLD, thanks :) Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) Listing this cute pair of 14k yellow gold hoops made by Stephanie at etsy store Metalicious. Retail is @$150, her items are all designed and made by her, so the pricing is more "boutique" like (on the higher side). These are smaller "Huggie hoops", you can see the scale in the hand pics. The inside diameter is right at 1/2 (or .5) inch. Please read her listing info about this pair, which gives info as to how these are intended to be worn, and mentions the slightly thicker ear posts (which may not be comfortable to everyone! 17 gauge is a bit thicker than usual posts, so please make sure your ears will be comfortable with that. You basically insert the earrings and then shift them around with the opening facing down; that way they stay in your ear without falling out. They look different and super cute! See pic 1 for how they should look on the ear). Asking $50 shipped in the US. Per Stephanie: "These sweet henna inspired hoop earrings are tiny enough to wear all day long, they slide through the ear and are comfortable enough for everyday. I handmade the original, then had these cast into 100% recycled solid 14k gold. I give them a soft polish so they have a nice glow. All one piece with no nut, the wires are 17 gauge and they stay put once you slide them in as shown" (in the 1st photo) I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please. I'm katharath on PS, and I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection as my preferences change. Please ask all questions before buying - as I'm not a trade person, and I almost always discount my pre loved items rather a lot, the understanding is that sales will be final. I am happy to provide any further info that I can, upon request.
Earrings
June 30, 2016
$50
ON RESERVE Take the lot for a project and save - or buy by the pair! Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) PLEASE NOTE: Entire suite is currently RESERVED, thanks!! I will update this listing as things change. Offering these Burmese pink/red spinels, natural and untreated. The rounds are @3.5 mm and @ .18 cts each, or .36 cts per pair; the oval pair is 4x3 mm each, and .35 tcw. These are glowy and IMO even better in person, and if you like the pics you'll be pleased. They are clean, sparkly, bright and colorful. They definitely fluoresce in sunlight and show more "glow". I paid close to $600 total for all of the stones and will do a large discount on them, despite prices having only gone up since I bought them over 1.5 yrs ago. Buy them by the pair OR by the lot for even bigger savings. Sorry they're so pricey for smaller stones, but the material is just expensive :(. I had a larger pair of this material that I sold awhile back here on LT, and the buyer was very pleased. Originally purchased from Yvonne Raley. I bought these intending to make some sort of pendant or bracelet or ring, and wanted to use them all in one piece - I just don't see myself getting around to it despite how beautiful these are, I have too many projects. Despite having some slight color variation I think they all go well together and could easily go into one design. 3 pairs available plus one extra round - I can make one reddish pair of 3.5 mm rounds, and one pair of 3.5 mm rounds which is more pinkish; and lastly one oval pair which is more pinkish than red overall (very similar to the pinker round pair). Asking $110 per pair OR buy the entire lot with the extra 5th round thrown in for basically free (though I paid almost $90 for it!) for $310. I believe Yvonne's hexagon settings fit all of these, even the ovals. You could make something really pretty... :) Pics show them in varying sunlight. I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please. Friends/family PayPal appreciated if buyer is fine with it, but not mandatory :) I'm katharath on PS, and I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection as my preferences change. Please ask all questions before buying - as I'm not a trade person, and I almost always discount my pre loved items rather a lot, the understanding is that sales will be final. I am happy to provide any further info that I can, upon request.
Colored Gemstone
November 6, 2016
$310
Loose OEC H/I Si2 @5 mmRound Pair .95 cts Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) Hi all, I bought this pair over a year ago and really wanted to make something special - but honestly I could use some extra Christmas money right now, so thought I'd see if anyone was interested. Purchased from Yvonne Raley. They come with a cert from GAL, which is the lab she uses, and were checked out by her usual guy. Cert notes that they are H/I, Si2, .95 tcw, measuring: 4.97-5.01x2.89 and 4.92-4.94x2.77 They are not a perfectly matched facet pattern - they are both OECs dating back to the 20s (per Yvonne), with nice culets (one is pretty tiny, the other slightly larger but the difference between the pair is not distracting IMO). One looks pretty flowery to me; the other not so much, but they look nice together; nice enough to use as side stones in both mine and Yvonne's opinion. Of course they would make beautiful earrings as well! (Pics show the next to some of my stones - only diamonds are for sale/included). They look pretty white to me and are pleasingly round and show beautiful, somewhat chunky dispersion/sparkles. I can see some inclusions without a loupe (I don't own one; diamonds are a rarity for me as I usually buy CS) so if you're very concerned about inclusions these may not be for you; but they are a very nice pair IMO. I'm sorry I'm not able to be more descriptive, but diamonds are not my area of expertise! I will answer questions to the best of my ability, though. I paid @$1650 for these, and I see similar/comparable pairs selling on the sites we all know of for at least $1200-$1400. (The cert states the estimated retail value as $2100). So I'm going to ask $1050 OBO. They will ship insured USPS priority mail or I can overnight them for a slight additional cost. Pymt via Friends/family PP greatly appreciated but not required :) More pics available on request - or I could possibly email a short vid if needed - just ask! I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please. I'm katharath on PS, and I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection as my preferences change. Please ask all questions before buying - as I'm not a trade person, and I almost always discount my pre loved items rather a lot, the understanding is that sales will be final. I am happy to provide any further info that I can, upon request.
Diamond
December 6, 2016
$1,050
Sold!! Discounted from $650. Paid @$1250; asking $500 firm. Violet Ceylon oval sapphire, 1.73 cts, heat only/AGL brief from Dana/MC Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) I'm planning on listing a handful of pieces, both jewelry and unset/loose gems. I've been holding onto some gorgeous gems for awhile, but I've realized that I just may not ever set some of them (or I have other gems that are very similar in color!) This one is a beauty. Described as Violet color by the seller (Dana), and it often shows blue sparkles shooting around in there. Sometimes it appears to have a very slight pinkish hue. It was purchased by me from Dana at Mastercut in the spring of last year. I paid @$1250 for it, which is rather expensive, but it's beautiful. It is heat only and comes with an AGL brief. The cut is good for being non-precision (it was not actually cut by Dana). No window; just a heavier bottom, typical of non precision cut sapphires. Never set. Will come with its brief/paperwork from Dana. I'm discounting it by quite a lot from what I paid, so hoping not to go any lower on it, and am now asking $500 firm. (I've seen similar gems from reputable PS approved vendors listed in the 2k range. Prices on sapphires just keep going up). -dimensions are 7.10 x 5.68 x 5.19 mm -From Sri Lanka -heat only, AGL brief included -oval mixed cut; non-precision, but well cut and very sparkly with no window -eye clean BUT it does have what look to me to be one or maybe two small "natural" type inclusions; nothing that should cause issues with setting and nothing you can see when viewing from above, you would need to examine the stone closely from upside down or the side to see them. I don't recall Dana even mentioning them to be honest. -violet color which can lighten a bit and darken a bit depending on lighting, but I never see it actually black out -pics taken in varying sunlight from dim to "hard", more pics/info available on request I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please. I'm katharath on PS, and I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection as my preferences change. Please ask all questions before buying - as I'm not a trade person, and I almost always discount my pre loved items rather a lot, the understanding is that sales will be final. I am happy to provide any further info that I can, upon request.
Colored Gemstone
December 10, 2016
$500
Description Final reduction - REDUCED from $200, asking $109 Rose de France ammy Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) Offering today this beautiful rose de France amethyst cut by Dana at Mastercut. It is a big gorgeous perfectly cut gem! I've had it in my collection for awhile now and have realized that as much as I love it, I think it's just too big of a gem for me - I can't find anything wrong with it, it's a beauty. Large, very clean (per Dana) perfectly cut, gorgeous lavenderish ammy with pinkish and bluish tones/sparkle (to my eye, and depending on lighting). From Bolivia, untreated, 13.2 cts, 15.4 mm round. Never set, and I purchased it directly from Dana. NOW Asking $109 shipped in US, insurance included. PayPal only; pymt via friends/family is much appreciated if the buyer is comfortable with it :) Free Bonus: pair of slightly darker ammys also from Dana that I will include for free, they are a somewhat close color match and would make nice earrings. 6.48 total ct weight; each gem approx 8x9, also untreated Bolivian material. They do show some inclusions and are not perfectly matched in size; that's why they're a freebie, but I think they would make great earrings :) Pics 1-3 are Dana's; 4-5 are mine and show the freebie pair also. I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please. I'm katharath on PS, and I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection as my preferences change. Please ask all questions before buying - as I'm not a trade person, the understanding is that sales will be final. I am happy to provide any further info that I can, upon request.
Colored Gemstone
December 10, 2016
$109
This is on reserve, thanks! Bamboo 18k ring band PLEASE NOTE: I previously had two bands for sale, but one band is SOLD; there is still one band available, pricing is now $99 (shipped in US only), reduced from $175 (original cost was $450). Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) Offering today this Bamboo style stacking ring, size 8.75, in buttery 18k yellow gold. I had two available but sold one. These were made for me several years ago by etsy jeweler NatashaKahn Designs, they retailed for @$450 each. The height is approx. 2.5mm and the width @2mm; they are solid, sturdy stacking rings with a nice weight to them, not thin or flimsy at all IMO. You can wear it alone, or stack with almost any type of ring. I've even worn these as thumb rings, they are versatile and very cute. Due to the style, I would not recommend sizing this; although I suppose if you had a skilled jeweler you could ask if it could be done. It is in very good shape with some minor scratches here and there from normal wear, but nothing really worth mentioning. I just want to be clear that it's not a brand new ring - but the overall condition looks great to me. I'm showing them with several different rings to give an idea of how they look, but this listing is for ONE bamboo ring only, at $155 shipped; Shipping within US only. All pics taken by me except the first one, which came from the etsy seller/listing. I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please. I'm katharath on PS, and I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection as my preferences change. Please ask all questions before buying - as I'm not a trade person, and I almost always discount my pre loved items by rather a lot, the understanding is that sales will be final. I am happy to provide any further info that I can, upon request.
Bands
December 10, 2016
$99
On reserve! Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) Listing a lot of things I'd never planned to list, so stay tuned! This is a beautiful little pair of apple green, genuine Russian demantoids. They are only 2.5 mm each but they are so bright! Extremely well cut and clean, and I've never seen a pair of this quality cheaper than my asking price :) I'm including Yvonne's pics bc they're so much better than mine! Per Yvonne: "Old stock, old price (nothing like it on the market now except for astronomical prices - Dudley found these in an old trunk, it was marked 2001). Strong granny smith apple green. Very clean and vibrant, well cut. Here are the specs: Size: 2.49 x 1.58mm 2.40 x 1.50mm Shape: Round Combined Weight: .12 carats Origin: Russia Treatment: None Clarity: VVS" I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please. I'm katharath on PS, and I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection as my preferences change. Please ask all questions before buying - as I'm not a trade person, and I almost always discount my pre loved items rather a lot, the understanding is that sales will be final. I am happy to provide any further info that I can, upon request.
Colored Gemstone
December 12, 2016
$75
SOLD (Apologies - I accidentally deleted my first listing while attempting to edit! Here it is again :) Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) Listing a lot of things I'd never planned to list, so stay tuned! This pair of mahenge spinel studs is roughly 5 mm (slightly under - I think about 4.75 mm each) but as I recall the weight is right at one carat for the pair. They are set in 14k yellow gold double prong earrings. These are from the very first "old material" parcel that Yvonne Raley ever offered; they positively light up in sunlight. The UV rays cause fluorescence and make them look amazing. They are a pinkish red but lean more towards red, I think. They look nice in indoor lighting as well. This pair is among the nicest mahenges I've ever owned; they were expensive even a few years ago, hence my asking price (sorry, lol). This material, especially in rounds, is scarce. They are Portuguese cut, eye clean or better (no inclusions I can see, anyway). Well cut; no windows! These pics are taken in varying degrees of natural sun. Asking $900 OBO, shipped in US. Personal/friends & family PayPal appreciated but not a necessity :) I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please. I'm katharath on PS, and I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection as my preferences change. Please ask all questions before buying - as I'm not a trade person, and I almost always discount my pre loved items rather a lot, the understanding is that sales will be final. I am happy to provide any further info that I can, upon request.
Earrings
December 12, 2016
$900
Sold! Rare Vietnamese pink spinel pear pair, .91 cts Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) Offering these never set, rare Vietnamese pink spinel pears/pair. My pics were mostly taken on a cloudy day - these are very sparkly IRL!! -.91 tcw - 4mm x 5.75 mm each - Vietnamese spinel, untreated -I think of them as a "sweet baby pink" but Yvonne described them as "rosy pink" - I don't see any gray in them, they are sparkly and even show dispersion in sunlight. They would make amazing earrings. They look very nice in indoor lighting as well. These are the rarer Vietnamese spinels that are famous for their lack of gray and delicate color. There hasn't been any sunlight to take pics in for the last couple of days where I am (overcast) so most of the pics I just took don't show much of the sparkle, and the color deepens up a bit in sunlight too, but here's a good idea. The cut isn't precision but not at all bad; maybe a touch of tilt window but no true windowing. I've seen a good amount of Vietnamese material and it's often not well cut, very skinny pears with obvious windows, but these are very eye pleasing little pear shapes. Paid $465, I'll ask $300 OBO. Yvonne had a few pairs of these from a gem show early this year (I got to choose these from the vendor) and they all went pretty quickly. Rare material. I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please. I'm katharath on PS, and I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection as my preferences change. Please ask all questions before buying - as I'm not a trade person, and I almost always discount my pre loved items rather a lot, the understanding is that sales will be final. I am happy to provide any further info that I can, upon request.
Colored Gemstone
December 14, 2016
$300
Sold :) Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) I have 2 solid yellow gold chains available - thin but not super skinniest; they are nice. 1) 10k YG (stamped), 18.5 inches long, @1 mm box style chain, good condition ($40 shipped US) 2) 14k YG (stamped), 18 inches long, @1 mm box style chain, good condition ($40 shipped US) OR take them both for $75 (they look exactly the same in gold color, to me - they honestly look exactly the same except that one is slightly longer and of course different gold carats). More pics possible upon request! I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please. I'm katharath on PS, and I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection as my preferences change. Please ask all questions before buying - as I'm not a trade person, and I almost always discount my pre loved items rather a lot, the understanding is that sales will be final. I am happy to provide any further info that I can, upon request.
Necklaces & Pendants
December 14, 2016
$40
SOLD REDUCED! Hoping to sell this one before Christmas...Was $550 - now asking $449 :) Vintage 18k YG .65 ct diamond eternity band, sz 8.25-8.5 Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) Offering up this gorgeous full eternity diamond band. I bought it from a PSer some time ago, but it was purchased from Dover Jewelry and comes with the original appraisal they offered (appraisal is from 2012, when the value was listed as $2000). It was sold to me as a size 8.25 and the seller mentioned that she thought it was a bit closer to an 8.5; I personally think it fits more like an 8.5; I think either size would probably be comfortable in this band. Total carat weight is .65; diamonds are listed as H/I, VS clarity; there are 16 baguette cut and 16 round diamonds. Setting is solid 18k yellow gold; it measures approx 2.5 mm x 2.5 mm. The diamonds are white, clean, and look great. The setting itself is overall generally in great condition, but a couple of areas show some wear (or perhaps just weren't as finely made initially?). Not a big deal, I just mention everything - and this ring is at least 25 yrs old, but really looks quite beautiful. This stacks beautifully with any ring I've ever paired it with. Was Asking $550 - now $449!. Look around at comparable bands - I think this is a great price! This is a harder to find size in eternity bands, too. PayPal friends/family is appreciated but not required :) (The pics are a mix of mine plus the pics from the PS seller; for the life of me I can't recall who the pics belonged to, so I hope no one is offended at my using them! If so please contact me and I'll remove them. Last pic shows it with one of my rings, I've received many compliments on this one). I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please. I'm katharath on PS, and I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection as my preferences change. Please ask all questions before buying - as I'm not a trade person, and I almost always discount my pre loved items rather a lot, the understanding is that sales will be final. I am happy to provide any further info that I can, upon request.
Bands
December 16, 2016
$449
Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) This one is kind of oddity for me, but I have this diamond bracelet that I'm going to offer. It's from my great aunt's collection (she passed several years ago and I was given some of her pieces - she had a huge collection! This is just not my personal style though, so I never wear it. She was a total doll, it has good karma :) The issue is that I'm not great at evaluating diamonds, but I'll do my best. I was offered $500 for this bracelet at my local pawn shop several months ago (I was mainly just interested in confirming that they're natural diamonds - they are). I didn't take the offer at the time, but I'm going to offer it here for the same amount, in case anyone is interested. And if no takers, I can always sell it locally. So: it is marked 14k in at least two pieces; it is fairly heavy. It actually registers on my postal scale (my jewelry scale is broken) at .5 oz, so based on that I believe it is approx 14 grams (at minimum) in weight. The diamonds "appear" to be single cuts to me; I'm not 100% certain, but I *think* that's what I'm seeing. I know it's an older bracelet, vintage at least. The setting is yellow gold; the diamonds appear to be slightly off white to me, but I can't honestly say how much of that is the diamond color, or how much it's affected by the yellow gold setting - and the fact that this bracelet needs a cleaning!! At a guess I would say probably J range, Si1-Si2. Pretty typical for this style of bracelet. I count 49 diamonds, and they look at be @2 mm rounds, they are 2 prong set. By my calculations I believe it's in the 1.5 tcw range. It appears to be about 7.5 inches long, but it has a safety catch so I can't pull it flat to measure. All parts/clasp are in good working condition. I'm sorry I can't be more specific; I'm just evaluating it the best I can. I will answer any questions about it as best as I can! Asking $500 OBO (keeping in mind I should be able to get that for it here). This will ship USPS insured priority mail. I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please. I'm katharath on PS, and I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection as my preferences change. Please ask all questions before buying - as I'm not a trade person, and I almost always discount my pre loved items rather a lot, the understanding is that sales will be final. I am happy to provide any further info that I can, upon request.
Bracelets
December 16, 2016
$500
SOLD 1.76 cts; 7.3 mm round Portuguese merelani mint precision cut by Andrew/Gemfix $1000 OBO :) Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) Offering today this gorgeous merelani mint: - merelani mint, untreated - 1.76 cts - 7.3 mm round, the depth is 5 mm, Portuguese cut by Andrew at Gemfix (the cut looks flawless to me) - Origin is Tanzania - Clarity is VVS (it looks quite clean) Pic 2 shows next to diamonds; pics 4,5 show side and bottom views. More pics and a short vid available on request. Some addtl info - it is on the lighter side in saturation. It looks its best in diffused sun, but just generally picks up very well in any sunlight. The cut is perfect. The sparkle is gorgeous. It tends to pick up any colors around it and can reflect them. I am including pics of it looking its best color wise and also when it looks not the best. Without sufficient sunlight, I think it can sometimes appear washed out. With even a little natural light, it can look quite amazing; tends to show the blue tint in good sunlight. I've owned quite a lot of mints. The one "negative" for this one is the lighter saturation, but the fact that it doesn't show yellow, and is a larger round precision cut (these can be virtually impossible to find above 6 mm in size) balance that out, in my mind. If you're ok with all of that, this may be the right stone for you :). From previous experience with a very similar but smaller mint, I can say that I think this one would look fantastic in a bezel (but any setting should be great for it). I am including pics of the bottom and a side shot; it's a very symmetrical stone, with a thin girdle. I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please. I'm katharath on PS, and I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection as my preferences change. Please ask all questions before buying - as I'm not a trade person, and I almost always discount my pre loved items rather a lot, the understanding is that sales will be final. I am happy to provide any further info that I can, upon request.
Colored Gemstone
December 20, 2016
$1,000
Merelani mint garnet/mahenge spinel 14kRG bezel 3 stone ring, sz9 Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) Offering up this merelani mint and mahenge spinel 14k rose gold ring size 9, sizeable. The stones are very well cut, Portuguese cut (no true windows, you may see a tilt window but that's it; these are nice). All are untreated stones. However, it has an issue with one of the bezels not being very well done (in this pic it's the far right bezel); this was unfortunately not anything I was ever compensated for, but I will be marking it down regardless to less than the cost of the stones. It doesn't compromise the integrity of the setting; it's a superficial issue, visible from top, no issues with the bottom of the bezel (and only affects one, not all three). Due to this, I'm asking $450 OBO, which is less than I paid for the mints alone, and includes nothing for the mahenge or the setting. It's completely wearable as is - or scrap it, use the stones, and sell the gold! The mints alone were $500. The mahenge is a very pretty pink, but due to the relatively smaller size (5.3 mm) would probably sell for around $200ish - hard to say exactly, that's what I paid 2/3 yrs ago and prices have only gone up, but that gives you an idea. Due to the bezel issue I'm marking this one way down; you could scrap the setting and resell the stones/gold and quite possibly even make money - but I don't have the time for that, so here we are :). All sourced from Yvonne Raley. The mints are very nicely saturated, and the mahenge is very pink - this one always reminds me of a watermelon! Mints are 5 mm each, 1.15 tcw, mahenge is 5.3 mm and roughly .80 cts, I believe. All three match in the cut, round Portuguese. The bezels are low profile with open backs and small openings on the sides, allowing for light and easy cleaning. I can take more pics on request - any questions, just ask. I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please. I'm katharath on PS, and I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection as my preferences change. Please ask all questions before buying - as I'm not a trade person, and I almost always discount my pre loved items rather a lot, the understanding is that sales will be final. I am happy to provide any further info that I can, upon request.
Colored Stone Center
December 21, 2016
$450
SOLD, thanks!! Reduced from $550 Precision cut gray (w/slight blue/violet) spinel, 1.57 ct cushion,by Peter T Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) This is one of my last remaining gems! It is a sparkle bomb, with perfect cutting and beautiful sparkle showing great dispersion. Here are the specs: -1.57 ct gray spinel w/blue and violet tones (depending on lighting; it is shifty and can appear almost metallic in some lighting vs showing more blue at other times; and in some indoor lighting I see a slight lavender shift). -natural, untreated, precision cut by Peter Torraca -custom rectangular cushion measuring 6.22 x 7.52 x 4.53 mm (@ 6.25 x 7.5); really a perfect cut to my eye -very very clean (I can't see any inclusions at all) -beautiful dispersion -loose and never set, purchased directly by me from Peter -it looks very much like Tanzanian material to me, but Peter believed it was from Sri Lanka -I paid right at $900 for this gem ($928 shipped). Asking $475 OBO; it's worth it!! -to my eye this is more of a medium gray, not super dark gray - USPS priority insured shipping included in price; PayPal friends and family pymt is preferred, but not required :) It is very hard to accurately get pics of the sparkle/dispersion, but a couple of my pics show some of it (pics 2 and 4). You could set this one E/W or N/S, either would look amazing, and I've shown pics from both views. I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please. I'm katharath on PS, and I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection as my preferences change. Please ask all questions before buying - as I'm not a trade person, and I almost always discount my pre loved items rather a lot, the understanding is that sales will be final. I am happy to provide any further info that I can, upon request.
Loose Stones
April 24, 2017
$475
This item is SOLD, thank you! Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) Well, this is a gem I had not planned to offer, but circumstances have made me need to consider it. So, just in time for the holidays, I'm offering my 7 mm round cut, 1.58 ct mahenge spinel, set in a JuliaB 18k YG size 9 "tulip" ring. If you're familiar with mahenge spinels, you probably recognize how difficult it is to find a perfectly cut, beautifully colored ROUND in almost any size now, but when I bought this one a few years back, they were already getting difficult to find in rounds above 4-5 mm in size. I had to look hard to find this one, and I paid a premium price for it. In fact at the time I probably overpaid, but it was so hard to find a nice 7 mm round that I felt like I had to grab it! I have a PS thread about this one with tons of pics and info throughout, click here to see it: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/latest-acquisitions.213078/ Specs: - natural, untreated 1.58 ct reddish pink (with a hint of orange, which gives the color a nice bit of extra oomph!) mahenge spinel - 7 mm round, Portuguese cut - Excellent crystal, excellent cut (not precision, but very finely cut; and absolutely no window, though there are the typical tilt windows present in a correctly done Portuguese cut) - Color ranges from very pink to very red (when fluorescing in UV sunlight it can look quite red) to showing more orange, and everywhere in between; I find it beautiful all of the time, but some indoor lighting does cause more of an orange tone. It definitely looks best in indirect sunlight, but I think it's always quite beautiful. - Originally sourced from Jaimeen at Prima (the King of mahenges, lol) - Purchased from and set by etsy jeweler JuliaB in her tulip setting, see setting here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/155466323/custom-design-tulip-ring - Setting is 18k yellow gold with 4 tulip "prongs" and 4 tiny diamonds, one in each "petal" (I did ask for upgraded diamonds but they're so tiny, I honestly can't tell anything about them, they look white to me though). - Ring is size 9 and should be easily sizeable by a good jeweler (but I would recommend using someone trusted to size it). - Ring is in very good condition and was only lightly worn, I'm sure a light polish would make it look brand new. It will come in a nice box (the box I received it in). The gem itself looks perfect to me (from what I can tell by close examination, although I don't have a loupe). - Asking $3050 shipped in US Pics show it loose and set (you can see many more loose pics of it in the thread I linked to above), but buyer will receive it set as shown. It is extremely sparkly, so it can be a bit difficult to photograph. Other rings shown for stacking purposes only, not included. At this time I'm not going to entertain removing the stone from the setting. Options if the buyer wants a different setting would be to sell the setting or resize/reuse it; this setting in 18k yellow gold is currently $895. I paid $3,000 for this stone at the beginning of 2015; at the JCK show this past June, I was able to see Jaimeen's stock. I only saw one round that was even a close match to my stone; it was a round but definitely smaller (maybe 5.5-6 mm), not as strongly saturated, and was still priced in the thousands. I discussed this with Yvonne Raley at the show and was told that $3000 would definitely be a reasonable asking price for my stone, in her opinion :) So, with that in mind, I'm going to initially ask $3050 shipped OBO for this ring. Usually I would offer a bigger discount, but prices have only gone up on these as they become increasingly rare, particularly rounds larger than 5 mm. I'm definitely not going to profit here, I'm just trying to get as much back as possible from what I have into this one. Feel free to make an offer; all reasonable offers will be considered. I typically do not offer returns, but I recognize that this is a significant purchase! That being so, I will offer a 48 hour review period (and it would need to be returned fully insured, via overnight USPS mail at the buyer's expense. This is also how I will ship it). A note on pymt - pymt via PayPal "friends and family" is always very much appreciated, but not a necessity :). However, if the buyer uses it, I will offer free shipping, making the ask price $3000 even (shipping is roughly a $60+ value - the insurance is very expensive, plus I will be using USPS priority express which is a 1-2 day service depending on area). I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please. I'm katharath on PS, and I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection. Still have questions? Just ask! I have a ton of additional pics of this one, and will be happy to answer any questions that I can.
Loose Stones
November 16, 2017
$3,050
Sold, thanks :) 3 mm Vietnamese lavender spinel pair Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) Today I’m offering up this sparkly pair of 3 mm Vietnamese lavender spinels (.25 carat total weight) completely untreated and natural. Asking $49 shipped via first class USPS mail. Purchased from Yvonne Raley several years back during the height of my spinel craze; a beautifully matched, perfectly cut Portuguese round pair that have never been set. These would be perfect as side stones, or use them in earrings or even for tiny studs. (Most of the pics are Yvonne’s, which are just way better than mine! The Burmese spinel shown in pic 4 are not included but are available for sale separately). Some original info from Yvonne’s listing: “This listing is a bit off the beaten path. These 3mm lavender spinel are from the Trumchun mines in Vietnam and have a lot of overtones of pink. I've never seen this stuff before (getting it in Tucson obviously). It has excellent cutting, no window, Portuguese faceting. A very nice buy for that size. Clean, no treatment. This is my last pair.” I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please; personal/family/friends PayPal is always appreciated (but never required :) I'm katharath on PS, and although I haven’t been active over there in a little while, I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection. Still have questions? Just ask!
Colored Gemstone
June 26, 2018
$49
Sold, thanks!! :) Vivid precision cut tiny 2 mm Burmese spinel pair Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) Today I’m offering up this super saturated, vivid pair of tiny 2 mm Burmese pinkish red spinels. Completely natural and untreated, precision cut and sold to me several years back by Jeff Davies. Asking $29 shipped for the pair. (Please note that the additional gems and jewelry shown in the pics are not included in this sale, just the 2 mm pair. I’ve included the ring pic just to show what the other stones from this lot were used in, so you can get an idea of how they could look set in YG. See pics 3&4 specifically. The other spinel pair shown in pic two is available in a separate siting). I honestly don’t think my pics do these justice, they’re just difficult bc they’re so small, I’m sure. I purchased a small lot of these from Jeff for projects a few years ago, but hung onto this pair - they are tiny, but this color is really about as good as it gets for these IMO, particularly in this size. (I’ve owned quite a few spinels, Burmese, Vietnamese, mahenge, luc yen, and have seen similar lots at the JCK show a couple of years in a row - and Yvonne has had some great ones over the years too - these are up there with the best I’ve seen. Quite vibrant, and they were pricey enough that I hope someone can use them! :). They truly glow in sunlight and even look amazing in indoor lighting. I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please; personal/family/friends PayPal is always appreciated (but never required :) I'm katharath on PS, and although I haven’t been active over there in a little while, I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection. Still have questions? Just ask!
Colored Gemstone
June 26, 2018
$29
SOLD!! Hoping to sell to help with medical bills, so going to knock this down to $575 from $650 (originally from $750, insured priority shipping included!) Authentic Tiffany 18k yg bracelet, 5 heart Elsa Perretti style Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) Today I’m offering up my authentic Tiffany 5 heart Elsa Peretti 18k yellow gold bracelet. Here is a link to the piece at Tiffany, which currently retails for $1500+ tax. I’m now asking $575, this includes priority mail insured shipping within the US. It is 7 inches long and solid 18kyg. Pic 1 is a Tiffany stock pic but the others are mine. https://m.tiffany.com/jewelry/bracelets/elsa-peretti-open-heart-bracelet-10665213?fromGrid=1&gridpos=31/2955&fromcid=-1&search=1&trackpdp=search&trackgridpos=16 I purchased this myself at the Tiffany’s in The Forum Shop in Las Vegas a couple of years ago (I paid $1450+ tax at the time) and have been the sole owner. It is guaranteed authentic, I still have the receipt (which I can include a copy of if the buyer requests, with my info blacked out). I also have the original gift bag, the “fancy” bracelet box, plus the outer blue Tiffany box it came in, in fact I even have the ribbon :) - all of these will be included (I know it seems silly, but I see the Tiffany bracelet boxes sell for as much as $75 on eBay all the time! Buyer can choose to keep it, or sell it if you like :) This would be a luxurious gift (for yourself or a loved one) complete with all the packaging, just as shown in the pics - at under half the price of a new one. The condition is great, no issues. It could use a little polish I suppose, but it’s a great looking piece - perfect for every day wear, and it has a nice weight and presence to it, not too delicate or dainty. Only selling because the family could use the cash, it’s a lovely and classic piece. I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please; personal/family/friends PayPal is always appreciated (but never required :) I'm katharath on PS, and although I haven’t been active over there in a little while, I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection. Still have questions? Just ask!
Bracelets
July 14, 2018
$575
SOLD Doorbuster price! 9 mm round natural mahenge spinel cab, 4.73 cts Prima/Jaimeen Ok guys, this is a ridiculous price but I would love to sell it - now asking $199 + $6 shipping (first class insured USPS) Reduced again, this is a complete steal imo! Originally asking $599. This new ask price is *significantly* less than I paid for it, at what was already trade show pricing over a year ago at JCK 2017. In other words, it’s a really really good price!! I’m only offering it at this price bc I could use the cash. 9 mm ROUND natural Mahenge spinel cabochon from Prima Gems Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) (Apologies in advance as I find cabs very difficult to photograph, but did my best. Some pics show it with other cabs/stones - the smaller purple faceted stone shown is also a spinel, my intention was to show the color contrast between a purplish spinel vs the pinkish red of this mahenge. The pics with cabs show it next to a 10 mm cab cut by Barry B). Today I’m offering up this 4.73 carat Mahenge spinel round cabochon - it looks to me to be right about 9 mm round (I'm eyeballing it because they never give me the info on mm size of cabs when I’ve bought from Prima, sorry!). Untreated and natural. Nice pink/red juicy color. Purchased at JCK from Jaimeen at the show in 2017. 4.73 cts!! (Nice size that would be incredibly expensive if not impossible to find in a round faceted mahenge). When I chose this one (and this was over a year ago already) I looked through all of his mahenge cab trays, and this was the largest, cleanest, best colored round that I saw. There were many larger ovals, and some cleaner stones, but imo this was the nicest round available of all the trays I saw. This stone *is* included, but not heavily included, I'd say midway between clean and heavily included. There is a lot of transparency in this one but it is not a "clean" stone. (I did have Yvonne Raley look at it and she said it should be just fine for setting, so I wouldn't expect the inclusions to create an issue there). As far as saturation goes I’d consider this medium level. It doesn’t ever look gray to me, but it also isn’t as vivid as the most saturated I’ve owned, so I think medium is accurate. I’ve seen that Yvonne set some similar (but smaller) round mahenge cabs and they have come out looking just beautiful; I think this one would as well. In a setting I think it will have a more uniform look and that the inclusions will be less distracting to the eye. This is a great way to own a sizeable, genuine, and *round* mahenge at an affordable price! Was Asking $495 OBO/now reduced to $395/NOW $299+shipping/now $199!!, shipped in US, first class insured mail, VERY MUCH priced to sell as I got it at trade pricing, not retail, and have discounted it hugely from what I paid over a year ago. I realize it’s not a perfect stone and may seem pricey for a cab, but it’s basically like paraiba now - so pricey and hard to find that it kind of just is what is - expensive stuff. I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please; personal/family/friends PayPal is always appreciated (but never required :) I'm katharath on PS, and although I haven’t been active over there in a little while, I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection. Still have questions? Just ask!
Colored Gemstone
August 1, 2018
$199
SOLD, thank you!! Natural pink sapphire & diamond 14k RG single earring/potential pendant (easy and cheap project!) Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) Today I’m offering up something a bit different. This is a single earring in 14k (stamped) rose gold which was part of a pair (the mate was lost). The Center stone is a guaranteed NATURAL pink sapphire, roughly 5.5-6 mm round. It is @.5 ct, as the original carat weight for the pair was @1.0 tcw. I do not know if it is treated (I would think it is likely though). I also don’t know the stone’s country of origin, but I very much suspect Ceylon, as it just has that look about it. It is a very pretty baby pink color. The sapphire is surrounded by tiny genuine diamonds that go around the outer edge as well. (You can see this in two of the pics very well). The diamonds are melee size, so pretty tiny - not sure of carat weight but there are roughly ~40 total tiny diamonds. They wrap all the way around the earring up to its French hook. The entire earring looks to me to be roughly 9 mm across (not including the French hook). I’m eyeballing everything but am generally pretty accurate at mm by now ;). This is a sweet and sparkly piece. The story here is that this pair of earrings belonged to my mom, and the earrings were purchased at a B&M jewelry store roughly ~10 years ago, for @$1500 for the pair. This “singleton” remains in excellent condition. My mom lost the other one years ago so this has just been sitting in a jewelry box, and she was hoping I could get *something* out of it, since they were fairly expensive. This would be SO easy to turn into a pendant, I think all you would need to do is remove the French hook and add a simple jump ring. BAM! You’d have a lovely natural sapphire and diamond pendant. You could, of course, also just wear it as is, if you have an extra piercing or just want to ;). I’m sure it could also be used as a setting if you wanted to replace the sapphire, the diamonds make it nice and blingy. Not really sure what to ask for this, so I’m going to go with $109 OBO, feel free to get in touch with reasonable offers! I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please; personal/family/friends PayPal is always appreciated (but never required :) I'm katharath on PS, and although I haven’t been really active over there in a while, I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection. Still have questions? Just ask!
Earrings
August 31, 2018
$109
Sold, ty!! Natural 5.8 mm, .91 cts round Vietnamese pink spinel sparkler, .91 cts, JCK find :) Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) Today I’m offering up this natural Vietnamese pink spinel, untreated. Never set, purchased by me from the JCK (Vegas) show in June 2017. It came from Dudley Blauwet’s booth (a really great vendor that is well known for his spinels and sapphires, I connected to him through Yvonne Raley a few years back and have owned many pieces from him). I thought this was a great price for an almost 1 ct round of this origin - especially bc it seems as though just having the Vietnamese origin increases the price on these. It is .91 cts, 5.8 mm round in what looks like a Portuguese/step mixed cut to me (although I think it was sold to me as Portuguese if I recall). Nice clean gem, should fit easily into almost any 6 mm standard setting. The proportions are very nice, while the cut isn’t quite perfect I think (nothing I can really put my finger on, maybe the mix cut just throws me a bit?) - it has a ton of sparkle and life. It has great dispersion, which isn’t always visible, but often in diffused sunlight it’s quite noticeable. I can see blues, oranges, even yellow etc...I noticed it right away at the JCK show bc it was a sparkle bomb under the lights! It is a bit shifty, as so many spinels are -mainly it’s a nice medium pink, but can look like a more baby pink, ranging to a purplish pink, just depending on lighting. I need to double check what it looks like under indoor lighting, but as I recall it was pretty attractive there too (which can be when they really gray out). I’ve tried to include the various looks it has, it really shifts even in varying degrees of diffused sunlight. A couple of the pics do show some of the dispersion, see pics 2 and 4 specifically, and the pic where it’s next to a cab shows how it can look more purplish (pic 5). I also have a few videos that I can email or probably even send via text, if anyone is interested. Asking $125 OBO shipped, via USPS first class insured mail. Open to reasonable offers! I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please; personal/family/friends PayPal is always appreciated (but never required :) I'm katharath on PS, and although I haven’t been really active over there in a while, I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection. Still have questions? Just ask!
Colored Gemstone
September 2, 2018
$125
SOLD, thanks!! PRICE CUT!! - was asking $159 but looking for a quick sale - asking price is now $115, which is basically the actual current gold value + price of insured first class USPS shipping, so you really can’t lose on this one...asking a nice chunk less than I paid :). 18k YG Vintage/*almost*Antique (c. 1921) Wedding Band, inscribed, sz 9.5 Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) This is a sweet little piece of history. I purchased it on Etsy awhile back from a seller that specializes in this type of jewelry. It can be hard to find this slightly larger size in these types of band, and most of the ones I see are in white metals (WG or plat). This one is a rich buttery 18k yg, with what I believe is called the blossom style pattern. It is a size 9.5 and I would not recommend sizing, as it might disrupt the pattern or the inner engraving, which appears to read: From MDB to AFW Sept 10 21 You can see that it originally was mil-grained as well, but it was clearly lovingly worn bc the milgrain is difficult to spot (one side is almost entirely worn away). That is the charm of this ring, and it has a beautiful engraving/inscription as well, which is still easily readable. Very good vibes! The ring weights 3.7 grams which is actually rather a lot for these types of rings, many are flimsier; this one is thinner but feels very nice and solid. It also stacks well with anything and is very comfortable on the hand. I’ve included some pics of it stacked next to other rings, but this listing is only for the wedding band. The seller listed it as being 3 mm wide but IMO it’s probably more like 2.75, it seems a tiny bit thinner than 3 mm. At any rate, it’s not a “thick” 3 mm. Just mentioning it, as I mention everything I can think of ;). Also please note that the “better pics” are the ones taken by the seller, so credit to her. The Etsy seller included a certificate on the piece that I’ll send along as well; you can view it in the pics here and see all the extra details in it. Was asking $159. Now $115 shipped!! Shipping via USPS first class mail included. This price is just barely above the actual current gold weight value, according to when I checked it as of today (9/2), I’m asking for a bit more to cover the insured USPS shipping. I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please; personal/family/friends PayPal is always appreciated (but never required :) I'm katharath on PS, and although I haven’t been really active over there in a while, I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection. Still have questions? Just ask!
Bands
September 2, 2018
$115
SOLD Offering something different today, hope it’s ok!! I have two tickets for sale to the NFL Cowboys/Eagles game at AT&T Stadium in Dallas on Dec 9, 2018. The seats are section 441, row 14, seats 25 and 26, upper concourse. These were given to me by my parents, who are season ticket holders for some years now (they know we are selling them, no worries!). According to my mom, who has attended many many games there, the seats are “very good middle view seats, roughly between the 35-40 yard line, just somewhat higher up”. Asking $350 obo, as I’ve seen multiple comparable tickets sold at this exact price recently (that were not quite as good as these seats, but close). If buyer is ok with sending personal PayPal, I can also knock off a bit more...feel free to inquire. This will be a fun game as they are great rivals... I will just need the buyer’s email address, and then the tickets will be sent electronically (within 24 hrs after pymt, most likely just a few hours). I can also send the physical tickets as well if buyer requests (some people may like the souvenir!). Questions? Just ask! I will do my best to answer. Please contact me at: katharath80@live.com in lieu of using LT's messaging system (or try both! If you only try LT and don't get a reply from me, it's bc I didn't receive the message :) I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please; personal/family/friends PayPal is always appreciated (but never required :) I'm katharath on PS, and although I haven’t been active over there in a little while, I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection. Thanks for looking!!
Other
September 28, 2018
$350
SOLD, thank you!! [[[Final Reduction - now asking $999 for pendant only]]] Unheated Natural Blue Ceylon sapphire bezel set, 1.74 ct pendant w/AGL mini brief, Metalicious 14k yg setting I had listed the earrings and matching pendant previously together, but I’m breaking them into two separate listings so I can add more pics. Also Reduced pricing!! I’m now asking $525 for the earrings and $1495 for the pendant, or take both for $1895 (as a reminder, I have over $4k into this set; I had an incorrect number in here earlier, apologies - there was a fourth sapphire in this suite that I sold and forget to dis-include in the total. Sorry for any confusion!). This listing is for the pendant. The larger round is from Dana at Mastercut, it is a slightly off round at 6.74x6.62x4.90 mm and 1.74 cts. Another untreated unheated Ceylon sapphire, in the 1.75 ct range in a round, and it comes with the AGL mini brief that I received from Dana. This came from the “Anagee collection” that Dana used to carry, which included a lot of fine Ceylon sapphires. It was set into a bezel style 14k yg pendant to match the studs. This gem alone was @$2550 and this was several yrs ago; with another $350 in the setting - both sapphire prices and Metalicious settings have increased (GREATLY as far as the setting cost!). Now asking $1495, a big discount from what I have in, and I think you’d be hard pressed to find a round completely untreated along with an AGL brief in this size/price range. This really is a gorgeous blue sapphire, the blue is a rich color; a slightly darker shade than the studs and a deeper blue. However, that said, this is not a perfect stone, it does have a couple of flaws. My asking price reflects that, IMO (although I definitely paid a premium price for this one; sellers don’t usually discount much if any for these types of cutting flaws on natural untreated Ceylon sapphires, at least in my experience, lol). First off - as is common with many sapphires coming out of this region, the cut is a bit uneven. I’m certain they were trying to maximize weight, which can lead to a bit of wonkiness at times, lol. It’s not a terrible cut, no true windowing (though at a certain angle does show a bit of tilt window), generally symmetrical looking, etc. But the main issue is that when you’re viewing the sapphire, it looks better from some angles than others - but it is set to maximize its best face, so it’s facing nicely in the setting, if that makes sense. The cut does cause it to black out slightly more than I would like; if you’re familiar with sapphires you probably know this is a typical issue. The other thing is that there is either a small chip or a natural type inclusion (I’ve never been sure of which? It was like that when I received it, not something that “happened” during setting, and honestly I just didn’t think to ask! I knew I was keeping the stone almost immediately). Anyway whatever it is, it’s on the top/face of one of the gem’s facets. You don’t actually notice it all the time, but you will be able to see it, so if this is going to bother you, this may not be the right stone. I have pics of it looking it’s “worst” so you can see for yourself - see pic 5, which highlights it far more than you’d likely notice IRL :). (The flaw looks to me to be smaller than a mm, and has not changed in any way since I got it). If you’d like a beautiful blue very sparkly sapphire, AGL certified untreated, well priced in a lovely setting and can overlook a slightly less than perfect stone - this is it, lol. You could probably turn this into a ring too with a decent jeweler, or even scrap the setting and reset it, it would be an amazing ring stone at almost 7 mm!! The bezel is nice and solid feeling, you’ll like the weight of it. The finished size looks to be @9 mm. I will include the 17in chain that it came on as well, pictured in one of the photos, but the clasp is a tiny bit wonky so you may want to take a look at it or switch to a more secure chain. (It’s wearable, it just doesn’t close as securely as I personally would prefer). The pics show some regular shots and one of the best “glamour” shots (pic1), which is really how the gem looks at its best, but I can email many other pics, please just ask. Pic 5 is the “flaw shot”. I also have videos upon request. I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please; personal/family/friends PayPal is always appreciated (but never required :) I'm katharath on PS, and although I haven’t been really active over there in a while, I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection. Still have questions? Just ask!
Necklaces & Pendants
October 16, 2018
$999
SOLD, thank you!! [[[Final Reduction - now asking $399 for earrings only]]] Unheated Natural Blue Ceylon sapphires bezel set, 1.15 tcw earrings; Metalicious 14k yg settings I had listed the earrings and matching pendant previously together, but I’m breaking them into two separate listings so I can add more pics. Also Reduced pricing!! Now asking $525 for the earrings and $1495 for the pendant, or take both for $1895 (as a reminder, I have over $4k into this set). This listing is for the earrings. Offering up a couple of my personal favorites. I’d like to sell this as a set, but will certainly sell separately (the discount does improve with the set, though!). This is a little set I put together; the earring pair isn’t perfectly matched in color to the larger round, but I personally liked it that way (I prefer earrings to be a slightly shade lighter of blue, so that they never black out or look too dark, even from across the room). The sapphires were purchased by me from Yvonne Raley and Dana at Mastercut (for those of you who may recall, this was when he carried the “Anagee” fine sapphires on a regular basis, it is one of them). They were then set by Stephanie at Metalicious. All of the gems are completely untreated/unheated Natural Ceylon sapphires, and I do have an AGL mini brief for the larger round. Please read further for every tiny detail I can think of... The round sapphire pair came from Yvonne Raley. I believe at the time that she had the parcel checked in the lab to make sure of the treatment level, but I didn’t ask for a cert bc I just didn’t need it - I’m certain they are as promised. Here are the stats: Size: 4.7mm Shape: Round, Portuguese Cut Combined Weight: 1.15 cts combined Origin: Sri Lanka (Ceylon) Treatment: None Clarity: Eye Clean, nearly loupe clean The cut on these is virtually perfect to my eye, a very fine “commercial” cut. They always look blue to me and deepen up a bit in sunlight. They’re shy of cornflower blue but close, IMO. The settings bring what is essentially a 5 mm round up to approx 7 mm finished size; they are very nice and solid 14k yellow gold, backs included. The gold feels very solid and a good weight, not at all flimsy. Honestly these are just perfect studs, you can wear them every single day. I have over $1000 into them, these are gorgeous, well made, classics- and recreating just the earrings in this exact setting plus gem quality would likely cost at minimum $1300 these days, I would think ranging up to $1500 (the settings alone cost 2x what I paid a few yrs ago!) I ship within the US only (due to insurance issues with int'l shipping). PayPal only please; personal/family/friends PayPal is always appreciated (but never required :) I'm katharath on PS, and although I haven’t been really active over there in a while, I've had many successful transactions here, selling from my personal collection. Still have questions? Just ask!
Earrings
October 16, 2018
$399
Status: sold 2.12 ct merelani mint garnet oval, big spready 9.4 mm x 6.5 mm, never set, retail $4200+!, Yvonne Raley/Prima Gems, DOORBUSTER price :) Please email me at: katharath80@live.com Or contact thru LT - (but if you try thru LT and don’t hear back, it means I didn’t receive your message!) Hello all, This is a beautiful, natural, untreated merelani mint garnet from Tanzania (in a rare over 2 ct size) that I purchased from Yvonne Raley for $2200 roughly 5 yrs or so ago (if memory serves- I’m sure about the price, just not exactly sure what year I bought it). It was in a small parcel of just two from Prima Gems; Yvonne kept the other and made her pear mint garnet ring, while I nabbed this one and have had it stashed away all this time. Mint garnets over two carats have not gone down in price; I’m just pricing this one particularly low (imo) in hopes of moving it before Christmas :). The “retail price” from Jaimeen was listed at over $4200 when I bought it years ago for $2200; when I saw Yvonne last about 1.5 yrs ago, she said Jaimeen would likely actually ask $4000 for it now, meaning the “retail” would likely be more like $6000+? (and this was earlyish 2017). I’ve owned many, many mints over the years, and this is the last one I still own. The color is very rich for a mint, with no gray whatsoever to my eye. You can see in one of my pics how it compares to the two other best mints I’ve previously owned (only the oval is for sale). It is definitely a bright green that, imo, has a glow to rival a paraiba, and is by far the most saturated mint I’ve owned. There is only one issue with this one; it has a bit of a wonky cut. It shows a window in one part of the gem, with another smaller window in the other half (the smaller one is harder to see, but is there). I’ve considered recutting this gem and gone back and forth over and over on this issue - but as it’s so close to the 2 ct mark, I was always afraid of losing a lot of the value with the weight decrease a recut would bring (likely knocking it to under 2 cts). And on the plus side, this is one of those gems that looks FAR better with a bit of backing, it hides the windowing pretty well imo, and I was always certain that, once set, it wouldn’t bother me too much. I’ve tried the foil backing trick on this one just to see, and it really does minimize the windowing a great deal. So please take this into consideration when thinking about this one. The right setting should make it look amazing - and it is almost 10 mm along one dimension, meaning you’re getting a big one! Note on pics - pic 2 shows the stronger hue as compared to other top mints I’ve owned; pic 3 is a “bad” one to show the windows pretty well (at least the main one, the smaller is harder to see); pic 4 shows it with some OEC diamonds I used to own. So, with everything in mind - I’m asking $649 shipped insured priority USPS mail (shipping only in US due to insurance issues, apologies). This is definitely a steal and it’s priced to go quickly, so it is a great buy if someone is looking for an excellently colored, larger mint that is hugely discounted due to non perfect cutting ;) Also - by pricing it so low, if the buyer did decide to invest in a recut, you wouldn’t lose any value! At this price even if it slipped to less than two cts it would still be well worth it. Just something to consider.... At this steep of a discount it is considered non returnable (and I’m selling for Christmas funds!) so please ask any questions before buying. I have many pics, showing the good and “bad” (lol), I can send more as requested. Also, I am happy to take some short vids if requested. Pymt via PayPal only, personal PayPal requested but never required - I’ve had many, many successful sales from my collection over the years here, my PS ID is katharath. Thanks for viewing!! And happy holidays :)
Colored Gemstone
December 6, 2018
$649