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I bought this on a whim from JA... Nine years ago, oh my goodness. Literally never worn and in pristine condition. I store my pearls in a humidity-controlled safe. The melee is JA's collection quality - it's super sparkly! Mount is 14k WG, rhodium-plated, and the pearl is a 10mm freshwater. $97 (I paid $306). Original box included. Buyer to pay PayPal fees. Shipping within the US is included; please contact me about shipping internationally.
Necklaces & Pendants
August 10, 2018
$97
Bought these a few months ago. Strung them onto a rope with pearls and spinel beads. Never wore the rope. Beads are in new condition. Original Etsy listing: https://www.etsy.com/listing/714377936/65mm-18k-solid-yellow-gold-fancy?ref=shop_home_active_215&sca=1 These retail for $79.99 per pair. I'm asking $60 per pair, with an additional flat $6 for shipping within the US however matter how many beads are purchased. yssieps at gmail dot com
Other
October 16, 2020
$1
I actually listed this a few months ago, and redacted it, and am now re-listing. Length: This bracelet is just under 7.75 inches long including clasp. It would be considered a "standard" length of 7.5 inches if for sale on a website. I'll include an extra (drilled) pearl to add length. Clasp: 14k YG, brushed-finish, brand new. About the pearls: The pearls are unworn - except a handful of times for a few minutes for photos. They graduate in size from 12.5mm to 10.5mm. I actually purchased multiple strands/singletons and pieced this bracelet together using the "best of" from those other strands, and my priority was colour. These strands/singletons were described to me as exceptionally clean, very lustrous, very colourful, and round. I personally feel that - aside from colour - this description is overly generous: A) The pearls are reasonably clean but not "exceptionally" so. If I was a vendor I'd call these AA/AA+ on an A-AAA scale. The pearls read "unblemished" from afar, but up close you can see some fish-bites, streaks, and bumps. My photos accurately show both close-up view and how they read from afar in-person. B) The pearls have decent luster. Neither poor nor exceptional, but again, "better than average". Luster isn't fully even across the strand - some pearls are more lustrous than others. You can see this in my photos. C) On shape, these pearls read round. They are not wholly spherical. D) On colour, the description of "very colorful" doesn't do this strand justice. Colour is where Cees shines, and oh, it shows. This is a lineup of candy. And these pearls *keep* their body colours through a variety of lighting types!! Tahitians - even the best Tahitians - have a habit of turning drab grey in unflattering lighting environments, like sunlight. The overtones - that “soap bubble” of colour that shifts as you turn the pearl - only show up in muted, diffuse lighting environments - what you see in most lights is the Tahitian body colour sans overtone. And most Tahitian multicolours don't have vivid body colours, just shades of neutrals/greys. That’s actually why I chose overtone-free pearls for this bracelet - I wanted it to stay “honest” across various lighting types! I'm including some photos comparing with another multicolour bracelet to show both the vivid body colour differences between pearls, and the "stickiness" of those body colours (the other strand has much stronger overtone). One note on condition: The area around the drill holes shows some markings. This is due to careless drilling. I was not informed of this at time of purchase (I honestly doubt Cees would have thought to check), and I also did not notice at time of purchase - I know now to check all my pearls! Since the nacre is thick the damage hasn’t breached the nacre layer, and my appraiser’s recommendation was to string these on thread with knots between each pearl to prevent them from rubbing against each other, and that if I do that I shouldn’t have any problems for the lifetime of the pearls. Since I do know about it now, I think it's important to disclose it. https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/multicolor-tahitian-bracelet-10-5-12-5mm-from-cees-newly-strung-never-worn.260904/ Pricing: I made multiple independent purchases from Cees, and in all instances I purchased other things as well, so I got slightly discounted pricing just for buying multiple pieces. My own total for these pearls, including multiple-piece discounts, and before international shipping, stringing, and clasp, was $2498 USD. I'm listing at 20% off that cost: $1998 USD, and am open to offers. Dropping asking price to 30% off what I paid originally: $1750. yssieps at gmail dot com
Bands
October 30, 2020
$1,750

Completed Listings

Suite of (6) double-sided rose-cut pear/trillion (white) diamonds, 1.27ctw. Double-sided meaning that instead of the pavilion-less flat bottom that rose-cuts usually feature, these have the same crown faceting on both sides of the girdle. When choosing them I deliberately selected stones with especially high domes - these little guys throw off as much colour as you'll ever get from rose cuts! They're eyeclean up-close (and to the camera macro!) and look "white" to the eye in-person (sold to me as F/G). The white background pics are true to life re. visible body colour. Stones are ~4.5mm x 4mm - each has a slightly different shape so exact proportions will vary slightly. Stones have never been set. Selling because other projects and endeavours seem to always take priority over setting these, and I'm taking it as a sign to stop hoarding. Thanks to the double-sided-ness and high domes the "see through" effect is greatly mitigated. I took the picture on with the cutting board background to try to show this - they still have that watery, liquid look and feel that makes rose-cuts so special, but they won't magnify all the features of the skin under them... :-) $[X] for the suite, I'll pay shipping. PayPal only, USA only.
Diamond
February 9, 2015
$1
Letting these go because I'm saving for other things... These little beauties are ~5x2.75mm each, eye-clean. They've never been set/strung and I've confirmed all drill holes are clean, un-impeded, and un-damaged. I'm including a photo with a "G" briolette (not included in this price) to better show the colour. My original plan was to make earrings (anyone surprised?) with a pair of baby AVCs that match the briolettes in colour. The AVCs ARE INCLUDED included in this sale. AVCs are 0.51ctw by my gem scale 3.64x3.49mm and 3.69x3.55 mm by my calipers 8 briolettes (2.3ctw) + 2 AVCs (0.51ctw) $X for the set, buyer pays shipping US buyers only More pics here: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/preloved-ps-jewels/set-8-light-yellow-diamond-briolettes-2-3ctw-t211071.html
Diamond
March 1, 2015
$1
2.53ctw, 6.79x6.72mm and 6.75x6.70mm by the calipers. http://www.pricescope.com/forum/show-me-the-ring/my-dream-studs-wf-set-my-2-5ctw-oecs-t180408.html No lab paperwork on the stones, but a well-respected PS vendor looked at them loose and called them J/K and K/L by GIA standards, and they're comparable in colour to my larger J RB. They're both eyeclean face-up (the speckles in some of the photos are dust). Settings are by WhiteFlash, platinum, double-notched posts and extra large friction backs. These earrings were my dream studs!! But I've got other priorities at the moment. The stones are absolutely gorgeous IRL, bright and fiery and full of personality, and WF did a wonderful job on the settings - they're custom-made for them and cradle them perfectly :-) Asking $X - I'm not looking to make a profit on these, only recoup what I paid to put them together in 2012. PayPal only, US buyers only, free shipping.
Earrings
March 20, 2015
$1
http://www.pricescope.com/forum/preloved-ps-jewels/a-very-ugly-diamond-t212385.html
Diamond
April 16, 2015
$1
Description from my payment order: 8.5-9.0mm Exotic Metallic Color Freshwater Pearl Stud Earrings, Silver-Pink, 14k YG I see what I would call a pink/lavender body and greenish overtone/"halo" IRL. Pearls measure 8.88mm by my calipers. $X US only, free shipping.
Earrings
April 19, 2015
$1
Red garnets measure 6mm in diameter Total diameter including halo is 7.6mm Garnets are not PS CS-vendor precision-cuts by any means. They're pretty dark IRL, especially indoors, but they lighten up outside and flash a beautiful red. Metal is 14k WG, and the diamonds in the halo are single-cuts! They're nice and clean and sparkly. The single-cut halo is why I got these originally, and I had planned to remove the garnets and re-set with different stones. In practice I only ever reach for diamond or pearl studs, though. $X US only, free shipping.
Earrings
April 19, 2015
$1
This is a "semi-customized" bracelet from Pearl Paradise. Length is 7" including clasp Pearls are 7.5-8.0mm Freshadamas with pink overtone, 8mm YG ball clasp I specifically requested that the "P" charm be sent separately (pictured); I will include it with the bracelet. The photos were taken late afternoon in front of the window on a cloudy day, no other ambient lighting. $X US only, free shipping.
Bracelets
April 19, 2015
$1
Chain is 14k WG, just over 16.5" long including clasp. Weight is 0.45g Thickness is 0.6mm $X US only, free shipping.
Necklaces & Pendants
April 19, 2015
$1
This is a very sweet necklace :-) The buttercups are intricate and delicate, the little antique diamonds are clean and sparkly, and the sapphires are a bright pretty blue. I bought it pre-loved from another PSer several years ago and I've only worn it a handful of times. $1 US only, free shipping.
Necklaces & Pendants
April 19, 2015
$1
Stone: 5.7mm x 5.2mm x 3.3mm Outer dimensions of bezel: 6.7mm x 6.2mm Bracelet: 6.5 inches long including clasp Bezel and chain by BGD. The piece is in perfect condition, milgrain is like-new - it was rarely worn, as I have another bracelet given to me by a dear friend that I always reach for when I want rose gold on my wrist. The chain and clasp are 14k RG and the bezel is 14k WG (unplated). The stone is eyeclean, and was estimated M/N by my local appraiser and the unplated WG colour matches it very well IRL. This piece is... not for someone looking for precision-cut technicality, that's for sure ::) The stone is a total charmer - she's a creamy, wonky, twinkly little firecracker in-person! The culet really IS that off-center - that culet, and the evenness of the asymmetry of faceting, is why I think there were probably ten minutes between first seeing her for sale and getting a payment confirmation email ::) But... I want to do some repairs on a couple of other pieces andhave decided to try and consolidate instead of spending more on jewellery out-of-pocket. $X, shipped. Shipping to US addresses only. More pics on PS: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/preloved-ps-jewels/fs-omc-single-station-milgrain-bezel-bracelet-in-rg-by-bgd-t217616.html
Bracelets
November 26, 2015
$1
I had a bracelet made by BGD with two bezelled OMCs a few years ago (http://www.pricescope.com/forum/show-me-the-ring/i-caved-rg-cushions-bezels-milgrain-dbtybracelet-t161562.html). I wore it perhaps ten times total in the years I had it, and recently had it split and sold half (the half with chain & clasp); this is the other half. This listing is just for the bezelled stone, no chain/clasp (the length of chain pictured is RG, from the old bracelet, but it isn't long enough to be used as-is for a bracelet), so it's a "project piece". The bezel is unplated 14k WG with milgrain, with BGD's usual impeccable workmanship, and bezel and milgrain are in perfect like-new condition. The bezel has two "ears" for chain attachment. The stone is slightly higher-colour than the other (local appraisal of L/M that I personally agree with) and completely eyeclean; the creamy off-white bezel colour matches the tint in the stone beautifully and it makes it look like a much larger stone from a distance! This stone has more traditional antique cushion faceting than her sister, with lovely kozibe and large mains that throw off big flashes of colour! Stone: 5.1 x 4.9 x 2.8mm, estimated 0.55ct Outer bezel: 6.1 x 5.9mm $X Firm, shipped. I will ship only within the US - I'm not comfortable shipping internationally. As I'm a private seller I do consider sales final, but please contact me with any questions and I'll do my best to help!! Pics and info here: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/post3957404.html#p3957404 NOTE: This listing is *only* for the stone pictured, in the BGD milgrained bezel, not for a ready-to-wear bracelet with clasp.
Loose Stones
December 4, 2015
$1
Rubellite tourmaline 2.40ct 8.6mm Never-set No treatment $1 shipped. Shipping to US/Canada addresses only. This stone is eyeclean; it's a rich, velvety purply-pinky colour with big bright pink flashes in-person :-) PS listing with more pictures: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/preloved-ps-jewels/fs-two-jerry-newman-coloured-gems-t217898.html
Loose Stones
December 8, 2015
$1
6mm x 3mm (the longer shape lends it more real-world presence than more squat, chubby briolettes show), a hair under 0.4ct by my scale. Sold to me as F/G, I'll call it G/H to be safe (it's comparable to my small G RB face-down). Completely eyeclean. Drilled at the top (drill hole is intact, no damage); never set. $1 shipped. I only ship to US addresses, sorry :( **Last pic is my original setting plan... this stone is loose and has not been set***
Loose Stones
December 15, 2015
$1
I'm sad to be letting this mount go :( It originally held a 2.7ct ct center (~9mm), 0.43ct sides (~5mm), 0.24ct sides (~4mm) 18k palladium WG (unplated - it's a naturally very "white" alloy of WG). DBL's uber bench chose to hand-forge the trellis portion for strength and delicacy and cast the shank for fluid graduation in width and depth. Currently size 4.25, reasonably sizable. The workmanship on this piece is... exemplary. The stones were unset by a local jeweller with an eye to future re-set of other stones. The prongs will need some re-shaping/buildup as a result of unsetting the older stones, but they benefit from having been hand-forged - the wires, though delicate, are far stronger and more resilient than a cast trellis! The milgrain on the sidestone baskets has been worn down in two areas and would benefit from re-application. Original PS thread: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/show-me-the-ring/it-s-here-my-5-stone-8-prong-trellis-reset-by-dbl-t170161.html $1, asking price is firm. This is easily 25-30% of what this setting would currently cost to have manufactured in this fashion (hand-forging the trellis portion is the expensive part! :) ) Shipping within the US is included in the asking price, please contact me to discuss shipping to Canada! I don't ship outside the US/Canada, sorry :( PS Preloved thread: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/preloved-ps-jewels/fs-five-stone-trellis-mount-by-dbl-t218188.html
Settings
December 20, 2015
$1
By my gem scale and calipers: 0.19ct (3.58mm) 0.20ct (3.62mm) Originally bought as F/G but I'll say G/H to be safe - they're unquestionably white to the eye. Eyeclean. Non-precision-cut but sparkly!! They're great little project stones :-) $1 for the pair, shipped. Shipping within the US only, sorry :(
Loose Stones
December 20, 2015
$1
These are in essentially brand new condition - worn less than five times. I like smaller pearl earrings and larger pearl earrings; for me this is an in-the-middle size. I store my pearls in a well-humidified environment. I asked for a well-matched pair with pink overtone. These pearls are beautifully matched and the pink is soft but clear IRL. Retail $X, asking 20% off ($X shipped) I only ship to US addresses, sorry :(
Earrings
January 10, 2016
$1
0.72ct rose cut pear originally purchased from Jewels by Erica Grace as K/L, VS2, with SBF!! Completely eyeclean, with a high-beveled back that adds depth for more light return - this stone is one of the most fiery rose cuts I've ever seen!! She faces up huge, as rose cuts are known to do - 7.80 x 4.55 mm loose, 8.8 x 5.5mm outer bezel. This listing is for the pear only, bracelet not included. Currently set in a 14k WG bezel by DanielM. I attached it to a bracelet as a charm - it'd make a lovely dainty pendant, too :) The jump ring at the top was snipped to allow chain removal and would need to be re-soldered (something any jeweller can do in a jiffy). $X shipped. I ship only to US addresses, sorry :( PS SMTB thread: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/show-me-the-ring/a-touch-of-rose-cut-charm-t190252.html PS Listing: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/preloved-ps-jewels/fs-0-72ct-rose-cut-pear-from-jbeg-t219451.html
Loose Stones
February 3, 2016
$1
Updated Super Bowl Sunday: Under this amount it just makes more sense for me to repurpose the stones, but... this is SUCH a beautiful ring, and at this price it's a bargain - I'd love to see it go intact to a new home!! $1 I ship only within the US, sorry :( Shipping and insurance costs are included. (Buyer pays PayPal fee) ------------------------ I LOVE this ring. My only regret is not going with lower-coloured melee that match the rest of my diamond collection. And I'd like to go a bit bigger, now that I'm confident I can wear an eternity regularly! So I want to have this exact same piece remade - with larger, lower-coloured stones :) This ring is size 4.5 on the mandrel but fits slightly looser, more like 4.75, thanks to the negative space between the adjacent Us. It's got 17 15-pointers (all F/G ACA melee), and the setting is unplated 14k WG. WF did it as a custom job based on the Annette design and the workmanship is flawless - stones are tight and secure, gallery is nicely rounded all over, Us are cleanly defined, holes underneath for cleaning are larger and clean and uniform. I chose to leave a one-stone space for sizing - as such this ring is somewhat sizable (a half size either way without trouble, a good bench could do more). The unplated WG is a beautiful creamy colour that I adore, but is easily rhodium-plated to bright white by any jeweller if desired :) This ring is... a wardrobe staple. The only reason I'm letting it go is because the F/G melee aren't mind-clean for me, now that all my other stones are I/J/K... I hope this beauty goes to a new home quickly, and I hope to have a replacement made as soon as possible! Original PS thread: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/show-me-the-ring/new-loot-from-wf-uprong-w-15pt-acas-in-unplated-14kwg-t189373.html Ring is 3.5mm wide and 3.4mm "high"/"deep" off the finger. PS Listing: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/preloved-ps-jewels/wf-uprong-eternity-in-wg-15pt-f-g-aca-melee-size-4-5-t219484.html
Bands
February 4, 2016
$1
This is from a local shop where we used to live. It's a fun little stacker, looks very pretty IRL on the hand, with untreated pink diamonds :-) Workmanship is decent and the stones are secure. The diamonds are a light pink - visibly more pink IRL than white stones or white metal, but they don't scream PINK. The 14k RG setting helps highlight the colour, and IMO this ring looks best paired with either other rose gold rings or white diamonds. The ring was sized (down) and the sizing cut is faintly visible on the underside of the ring - closeup photo attached (it doesn't stand out IRL, but I think it's important for disclosure :-) ) It's currently size 4.5 and sizable. Dimensions are 1.9mm wide and 1.6mm "deep"/"high" off the finger. The first photo shows the pink band next to I coloured diamonds and the last photo is next to a band with F/Gs. $X shipped.
Bands
February 10, 2016
$1
This mount is the original custom Butterflies that is now WF's stock design. The unplated 18k WG is a beautiful creamy colour that I personally love, but it's easily rhodium-plated by any jeweller if you want a bright white finish :-) My stones were unset by Victor Canera and the mount is in very good condition (prongs will need to be re-tipped to set a new stone, as is the norm when re-using mounts). Size 4.25 and sizable. Originally held an 8.9mm center and 4.9mm sides; stones pictured are not included in this listing. The center basket could comfortably hold a stone between 8.75-9.05mm; optimal sidestone size is between 4.8mm-5.0mm. My original PS thread: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/show-me-the-ring/yssie-s-new-ring-is-here-2-7-three-stone-in-unplated-wg-t144010-270.html For anyone looking for yellow, I had Jeff White cut a yellow zircon a few months ago that I am also listing separately that would fit perfectly :-) http://loupetroop.com/listings/loose-stones/3-dot-69ct-8-dot-9mm-yellow-zircon-cut-by-jeff-white $X shipped - retails new for $X. I only ship to US addresses, I'm sorry :-(
Settings
February 12, 2016
$1
Fantastic condition: the metal shows only fine surface scratching on the sides of the band; the milgrain and engraving are clear, shiny, and un-worn/un-faded. Victor Canera's engraver does the absolute best engraving I have ever seen... And I've seen lots of engraving!! The design is beautiful, and it's flawlessly executed - truly, this piece is loupe-perfect. Details are clear, precise, and consistent around the band. The milgrain border is delicate and evenly applied, and it higlights the engraved area whilst preserving the rounded high-domed profile (IMO milgrained edges usually "square off" the top of the band). The unplated WG is a gorgeous cream that I personally feel nicely suits the vintage-y engraving, but it can be rhodium plated to bright white if desired! The interior of the band is rounded for a "comfort fit" (the ring was handforged from round wire). The "Canera" stamp on the underside of the band is visible but smoothed over in the middle - it's been that way from the beginning and it didn't bother me since the name is still clear. No-one else has worked on this piece. It is 2.1mm wide and 1.7mm deep/"high" off the finger. Currently size 4.5. Could be minimally sized up by shaving the interior of the band or sized down by adding beads or a liner; I don't recommend sizing by cutting as that would break the engraving design which goes all the way around. $X shipped - this is 25% off what I spent.
Bands
February 13, 2016
$1
I bought this a couple of years ago on eBay. I bought it because it was pretty... it was advertised as silver with rose gold and rose cut diamonds, but I didn't for a second believe that. Well, I'm completely confident that the centerstone is a diamond! That's the only part I'm confident in, though. That central diamond + milgrained bezel is 3.75mm. The brooch is 1.5" long and 0.85" wide. I would believe that the upper is silver, there's no base metal odour anywhere on this piece. but I could be wrong. I'm guessing the pink under is either brass or some sort of gold filled plate, or possibly thin copper plate..? The 'chips' look like stone slices - they're clear and set sans foil backs. I suppose it's vaguely possible they're diamonds as sold to me but my assumption would be something else; they're much too small and thin for my home tester to inspire confidence, and at $X it isn't worth paying someone to find out. I mostly use it to secure scarves on handbags and hold wrap skirts tied, so... fine jewellery this brooch is not, but it makes a very pretty accessory :-) $X shipped - 30% off what I paid.
Other
February 13, 2016
$1
Anyone looking for DBTY project parts? This was a necklace. Once. For several years now it's been unused parts of a necklace. And I don't ever wear necklaces, so I don't actually know WHY I've been holding onto parts of a necklace. I'd like to not hold onto said parts any longer :-) Listing for well below what I paid originally... Included: A) Length of 14k YG chain with 8 diamonds set in 14k YG bezels. The chain is 1.5mm, and this length of chain is 9.8" long. The diamonds are 0.05ct each; they're certainly no ACAs but they're twinkly and sparkly - not cloudy/overly-included like many mass-produced pieces. B) Two shorter lengths of the same original 14k YG chain - one is 3.6" long and the other is 3.2" long. C) The original 14k YG lobster clasp. Clasp works perfectly - spring is nice and tight. D) Two non-original 14k YG replacement jump rings. $X shipped. I ship only to US addresses, I'm sorry :-( Edited - the last photo shows the length and spacing better - the white paper is 8.5", and inches are shown on the calipers as well. The spacing of the bezels is even 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6, 6-7, 7-8, and larger 4-5.
Bands
March 2, 2016
$1
This is now 25% off new cost - the piece is in like-new condition :) Style: https://www.leonmege.com/jewelry/wedding-bands/101/eternity-wedding-band-pave-diamonds-detail (Note that the list price is for full-cut melee - the watch-quality single cuts he uses command a premium. See pic of invoice :) ) Full eternity 0.3ctw, F VS single-cut melee Size: 5-1/8 Width: 1.6mm Depth (height off finger): 1.4mm Platinum PT950/Ru I purchased this band a couple of months ago and have worn it exactly six times - it is in perfect condition. I have a matching band in a slightly smaller size that I wear nearly daily. This style works beautifully with vintage and deco E-rings - I love that it protects the melee so well whilst somehow staying divinely delicate on the finger! The melee are gorgeous and sparkle like mad, and the workmanship is pristine. I do not have the original box (my dog ate it, literally. Less than ideal.) Happy to answer questions and/or provide more info!! LT's emails aren't always reliable so please reach out here instead: X (I post as Yssie on PS) $X Free insured shipping within the US. I'm leery of international shipping but am willing to consider exceptions - please contact me. Buyer pays paypal fees. I will accept returns on this piece since I know that so much about bands has to "work" just right - the style, the fit, the width/height/profile... please contact me within two days of receipt. PS thread with higher-def pictures (print is clearer): https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/eternity-bands-single-cuts-french-cuts-carre-cuts.234360/
Bands
September 22, 2017
$1
Full eternity Size: 5 Width: 2.25mm Depth (height off finger): 1.65mm Platinum (Second from right in group photo, other bands listed separately) I bought a trio of bands from a reputable antique store here in town early this year - two ruby and one sapphire. I hardly ever wear them :( I'm giving the sapphire band to a friend and would love to send the two ruby bands to new homes where they'll be enjoyed and appreciated as well. The french cut faceting is irresistible and the stones light up in sunlight!!I personally always look for this style of azure, vs. circular holes drilled into the underside of the band, as this type looks much more refined and elegant to me. This is a vintage piece. It has been recently polished and is in very good condition, but there is evidence of wear - some nicking and denting in the metal, worn facet meets, one stone shows some crazing. All stones are secure in the channel and the ring is structurally sound. I have done my best to accurately capture condition in these photos - please reach out if you have questions or concerns! Stones are most likely synthetic - priced accordingly. LT's emails aren't always reliable so please contact me here instead: X $X Free insured shipping within the US. I'm leery of international shipping but am willing to consider exceptions - please contact me. Buyer pays paypal fees. I will accept returns on this piece since I know that so much about bands has to "work" just right - the style, the fit, the width/height/profile... please contact me within two days of receipt. PS thread with higher-def pictures: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/eternity-bands-single-cuts-french-cuts-carre-cuts.234360/
Bands
September 22, 2017
$1
Full eternity Size: 4.75 Width: 1.9mm Depth (height off finger): 1.65mm Platinum (Far left in group photo, other bands listed separately) I bought a trio of bands from a reputable antique store here in town early this year - two ruby and one sapphire. I hardly ever wear them :( I'm giving the sapphire band to a friend and would love to send the two ruby bands to new homes where they'll be enjoyed and appreciated as well! The stones in this band are a bit lighter than the french cut band I also have for sale - it's lovely next to yellow gold :) I personally always look for this style of azure, vs. circular holes drilled into the underside of the band, as this type looks much more refined and elegant to me. This is a vintage piece. It has been recently polished and is in very good condition, but there is evidence of wear - some nicking and denting in the metal, worn facet meets. One stone is chipped - see pictures. The chip is not visible from afar and the opposite side of the band is lovely, so I just wore the chipped stone palm-side and forgot about it! All stones (including the chipped one) are secure in the channel and the ring is structurally sound. I have done my best to accurately capture condition in these photos - please reach out if you have questions or concerns! Stones are most likely synthetic - priced accordingly. LT's emails aren't always reliable so please contact me here instead: X $X Free insured shipping within the US. I'm leery of international shipping but am willing to consider exceptions - please contact me. Buyer pays paypal fees. I will accept returns on this piece since I know that so much about bands has to "work" just right - the style, the fit, the width/height/profile... please contact me within two days of receipt. PS thread with higher-def pictures: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/eternity-bands-single-cuts-french-cuts-carre-cuts.234360/
Bands
September 22, 2017
$1
This band had a short stint with another owner who ultimately wanted a shared-prong style. I decided to hold onto it for a while before relisting to see if I was sure I wanted to sell :-) LT's emails aren't always reliable so please contact me here as well: X $X Free insured shipping within the US. I'm leery of international shipping but am willing to consider exceptions - please contact me. Buyer pays paypal fees. I am a private seller, but I know bands need to "look right" with other rings so am willing to work with buyers on return agreements. PS thread with higher-def pictures: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/vintage-platinum-0-72ct-eternity-w-lower-coloured-single-cuts.241022/ - - - - - Full eternity 0.72ctw, single-cut melee. No appraisal but stones are definitely lower colour (I estimate K/L), and are clean through the loupe (and sparkle!!) Size: 4.75 Width: 2.45mm Depth (height off finger): 1.5mm Purchased as platinum (and tested, no hallmark) I bought this darling a couple of years ago but haven't worn it all that much. This is a vintage piece. It has been recently polished and is in excellent condition, but there is evidence of wear - slight nicking in the metal, the channel had milgrain that has mostly been polished away - it's visible on close inspection in some spots but from normal viewing distance just looks to be plainly polished. The stones are all in excellent condition and are secure in the channel, and the ring is structurally sound. I personally always look for this style of azure, vs. circular holes drilled into the underside of the band, as this type looks much more refined and elegant to me. The stones are lower-colour (I would say K/L) - the lower stone colour is my favourite thing about this band!! It pairs perfectly with J or lower centerstones: I love that I can wear it beside my J solitaire and truly not see any colour difference between center and melee. The melee are pretty forgiving, actually - I wore this band next to a loose M in a white metal ringholder and was surprised to note the same "can't see the colour difference" effect. The stones are clean and throw out a ton of coloured light :-) Second from left in group pic. Other bands not for sale.
Bands
May 24, 2018
$1
Brand new rose cut heart bracelet and pendant charm, stone and setting by CvB. I'd intended to gift this to a friend; unfortunately circumstances have changed rather drastically, and by extension it has some not-so-great associations for me right now... but it's a gorgeous stone in the most beautiful, most perfect setting that could have been made for it - it deserves to be worn and loved!! This stone has a lovely high puffy crown, and Caysie did a marvellous job accentuating the heart shape. The bezel chubbs up the cheeks, slims the tail, and adds the little indent at the top to finish the outline, and the inside-only milgrain is a darling touch :) The charm is fully detachable - it can be hooked directly to the clasp, or the bracelet end can be threaded through the bail so the pendant slides over the three chains. The two outer chains are 1.6mm rolos and the center chain is a 1mm rolo - I love the look of multiple chains that drape over each other :) One of the photos shows the underside of the pendant. Note that the back of the rose cut is inset from the lip of the bezel - this ensures the stone doesn't ever sit directly on skin, which completely eliminates the dreaded Magnification By Convex Rose Cut problem... This whole piece is just so delightfully sweet and feminine *and* well-executed! Loose stone description from Caysie's original listing: > Nice chunky cut with a beautiful make, J-K color with some microscopic carbon near the top right “lobe” which I’ll dream the clarity at an SI2 since it’s not visible at all by the naked eye. The stone is completely eye-clean in-person, and not a whiff of haziness. Loose stone: 0.70 ct, 6.35mm x 6.04mm x 2.01mm (the characteristically huge face-up that rose cuts are awesome for!!) Bezel: 8mm wide, 10mm high incuding "jump loop" at the top of the heart (not including the large oval bail). Three-chain bracelet: 6.5" long including clasp All metal components (bezel & bail, chains, clasp) are 14k nickel-free WG. Price is firm: this is a steal for a literally never-worn piece featuring an uncommon stone. If it doesn't sell I'll put it away and repurpose the stone in a few months :) No returns Buyer pays PayPal fees. I will cover insured shipping within the US. I'm generally leery of shipping internationally, but am willing to work with people case-by-case - please contact me if interested! PS thread with higher-def pics: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/brand-new-rose-cut-heart-pendant-with-bracelet-stone-setting-from-cvb.241156/
Necklaces & Pendants
May 28, 2018
$1
I was originally going to use these as sidestones in a three-stone ring, but I went the solitaire route instead. These stones have not been set. Anyone who knows me knows that I'm somewhat... fanatical... about proportions. I was set on this diameter and I demanded an excellent match in the ways that were important to me - my priorities were to match table size, high crown, shorter lower halves, and no fluor to each other and to my centerstone. I bought and returned several stones over a four-month period to mate this pair: boutique precision-cut melee simply aren't manufactured with high crowns like this, and in general inventory stones of this size don't usually have GIA reports, the few that do are usually 60/60 types, and requiring EX cut/pol/sym and no fluor further narrows the field into finger-twiddling territory! :) The stones are indistinguishable by naked eye in terms of real-world look and performance. Note that LGF on the reports are listed at 75 and 80 - the non-rounded match is, as photos indicate, far better than numbers would suggest. The 36/41 combo one of the two sports is unorthodox on paper - again, I believe this stone is victim to some unflattering rounding, as pictures depict a complementary combination. GIA 1207871115 0.19 J IF, EX/EX/EX (None fluor) 3.66 x 3.69 x 2.28 mm T: 57, C: 36, P: 40.6, LGF: 80 https://www.gia.edu/report-check?reportno=1207871115 GIA 6225205862 0.19 J VVS1, EX/EX/EX (None fluor) 3.70 x 3.72 x 2.32 mm T: 57, C: 36, P: 41, LGF: 75 https://www.gia.edu/report-check?reportno=6225205862 I'm looking to recoup what I paid in 2015. Pricing is firm, and I'm not willing to split them up: this duo is waiting for someone who's specifically looking for a well-cut well-matched pair of lower-coloured melee with uncommon proportions in a hard-to-find size. $X No returns, please ask any questions! Buyer pays PayPal fee, I will cover insured shipping within the US. I'm generally leery of shipping internationally but am willing to consider it case-by-case - please contact me :) Stones will come loose with original GIA dossiers. PS thread with higher-def pics: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/matched-pair-of-lower-coloured-high-crowned-no-fluor-gia-rbs-for-sidestones-0-19-j-if-0-19-j-vvs1.241157/
Loose Stones
May 28, 2018
$1
Listing all of these for far less than I picked them up for. But I wouldn't want to inflict what I paid for various misrepresentations-that-I-didn't-get-around-to-challenging on anyone else. 1. OMC: 0.65ct per my gem scale, L/M. ***SOLD*** This little guy is actually pretty cute, and he throws off a ton of coloured light return. The black crystal inclusion in the middle of the table is visible by naked eye close-up, but the stone is eyeclean from ~10". There's a chip/feather that breaches the crown surface - see photos. 5.36 x 4.83 x 2.90 mm by my calipers $X 2. RB Trio: G/H ***SOLD*** 0.28ct per my gem scale, 4.15 x 2.63 mm by my calipers 0.27ct per my gem scale, 4.12 x 2.56 mm by my calipers 0.27ct per my gem scale, 4.10 x 2.60 mm by my calipers These stones are well-matched and way more sparkly than you might expect. Inclusions are visible on close inspection and obvious under a loupe, but that characteristic brilliant-cut sparkle does a kind of unbelievable job of masking them on casual observation :) $X 3. RB Duo: I/J ***SOLD*** 0.27ct per my gem scale, 4.12 x 2.49 mm by my calipers 0.28ct per my gem scale, 4.19 x 2.26 mm by my calipers These stones are less well-matched than the G/H trio, and are noticeably-included on closer inspection. They sparkle... somehow, in spite of themselves... Yeah, I should definitely work on my sales pitch. REAL DIAMONDS!! $X No returns. Buyer pays PayPal fee, I'll cover insured shipping within the US. I'm leery of shipping internationally, but am willing to consider it case-by-case - please contact me! PS thread with higher-def pics: https://loupetroop.com/listings/loose-stones/must-see-exqisite-grand-best-real-diamonds
Loose Stones
May 28, 2018
$1
7.5-8mm White Freshadama studs from Pearl Paradise (Exact size 7.8mm) 14k YG posts PP appraisal, original box, and original backings included 40% off retail: https://www.pearlparadise.com/products/75-80-mm-white-freshadama-freshwater-pearl-stud-earrings I bought two sets of studs to look at in-person and I chose the more white pair with less-creamy overtone. They have moderate (noticeable but not super strong) pink orient. I store my pearls in a humidity-controlled environment. Pearls are in perfect condition. LT's emails aren't always reliable so please contact me here as well: X Free insured shipping within the US. I'm leery of international shipping but am willing to consider exceptions - please contact me. Buyer pays paypal fees. No returns, please ask any questions! :-)
Earrings
August 10, 2018
$1
EMAIL: X Please see PS thread for better photos: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/bands-n-things.241786/ 2.74ct - Tourmaline by Gene Flanigan Diameter: 8.6mm Total depth: 6.2mm Pavilion depth (girdle to culet): 4.3mm This stone shifts from pink to peach through different lighting environments, and sparkles like crazy - pictures can't begin to do it justice! I purchased it pre-loved from another PSer and it has been set. It is in excellent, undamaged condition. There is an inclusion that is not surface-breaching - see loupe closeups. It is 100% eye-clean from ~5" from face-up and at normal viewing tilt - it's remarkable, I had no idea it was there until I removed the stone from its setting! The inclusion blends into the obstruction pattern completely. $X (I paid $250) Buyer to pay PayPal fees. Shipping within the US is included; please contact me about shipping internationally.
Colored Gemstone
August 10, 2018
$1
Please see PS thread for better photos: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/bands-n-things.241786/ 3.69ct precision cut zircon by Jeff White Diameter 8.86mm Pavilion depth (girdle to culet) 4.60mm This stone is sparkly early morning sunshine :-) And proportions-wise it's perfect for anyone looking for a 9mm diamond replacement. I commissioned it in 2015 as a replacement for a diamond that I'd repurposed. The stone's diameter and depth from culet to girdle to match my diamond's, and I needed it to not have any pavilion bulge. Missions accomplished! I wound up going in a different direction with that project, and used a soft pink stone instead of this vivid yellow. This zircon has never been set and is in pristine condition. It is completely eyeclean. The original colour was a more orangey, moody, mellower yellow. Jeff kindly heated it a little more for me a few weeks ago to lighten it, and whilst the colour is quite similar (the heating removed some of the orange), its mood has completely changed - from unpredictable in different lighting environments to... well, consistenty *cheery* is probably the best way to put it! The colour shifts from a golden yellow indoors or outside on a cloudy day to a slightly more olivey tone in direct sunlight - typical for yellow zircons. The photos show off the extent of the colour change. Also, since this stone is cut to diamond proportions, it's slightly shallower than typical CSs, making the obstruction pattern more pronounced at close range. This stone is vivacious from 6 inches and darkens at closer range - see photos. $X (I paid $675) Buyer to pay PayPal fees Shipping within the US is included; please contact me about shipping internationally.
Bands
May 18, 2019
$1
I bought this from another lovely PSer late last year. From original LT listing: https://loupetroop.com/listings/loose-stones-colored-gemstone/sold-2-dot-02ct-rubellite-tourmaline-from-precision-gem Origin: Nigeria  Dimensions: 7.67mm Weight: 2.02ct According to Gene's rating scale: Colour 10, Clarity 7, Brilliance 5 Quote: "According to Gene, this rubellite is from some very old stock that you're just not seeing around anymore" This stone is a literal gem! Gene's listing photo, which I took from the original LT listing, shows it at its most red. In all lighting environments it is a rich and velvety red raspberry jewel tone. The original owner did not set it, and I also did not set it, so it's in "like new" condition. This really is one of those stones that pictures can't do justice. The inclusions are visible up close, but they aren't black - it's like the crystal decided to grow in different directions in some areas, and the real-world effect is to make the stone *glow* in a way that more transparent material simply can't. None of the inclusions/formations breach the surface. Asking what I paid ($X). Price is firm - I won't be disappointed if she doesn't sell. US domestic shipping included - please contact me about international shipping. Buyer is responsible for PayPal fees. Please reach out with any questions and I'll do my best to help! :-)
Colored Gemstone
May 26, 2019
$1
Original LT listing: https://loupetroop.com/listings/earrings/antique-14k-rose-gold-opal-and-diamond-earrings I bought these preloved last year. They're adorable but I haven't found an occasion to wear them yet. Time to send them to a new home! Baby opals are primarily blue and green. Paste stones are in good condition - they show surface wear, as expected, but no cracks/chips/breakage. Settings look original - unmarked but well made. My guess would be 9k RG, but have not had them tested. They'll come in the box they're photographed in - this is the box that they came to me in originally :-) Asking what I paid - $175 (buyer pays PayPal fees). Shipping within the US included. No returns.
Earrings
July 3, 2019
$175
Reduced to 15% off current pre-tax retail. Pristine condition - worn exactly twice. No alterations. Original box and all purchase paperwork included. https://www.vancleefarpels.com/us/en/collections/jewelry/flora/frivole/vcarp0j200-frivole-bracelet-mini-model.html I'll cover shipping within the US. Contact me about international shipping. Buyer pays PayPal fees. WG bracelet not included.
Bracelets
August 22, 2019
$1
Still availble: W1, W3, W4, R2 Please see PS thread for many more photos https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/bands-n-things.241786/ I've amassed a rather ridiculous quantity of bands over the years, including several near- or outright- duplicates; it's high time to cull the herd. I'll use "width" to describe horizontal thickness and "depth" to describe height off the finger. 1. Note that when ordering from many vendors, bands advertised as Xmm thick and Ymm deep may not match those specifications exactly - precise measurements will depend on shaping and polishing; I am listing precise measurements for width and depth of each band. 2. Note that the best way to ensure heights of bands match is to measure and match outer circumference - this will be more accurate than an approximation based on ring size plus depth. I'm listing precise measurements for outer circumference of each band. All bands are freshly polished. None have been sized. All are structurally sound, and all visible wear is photographed. All sales are final. Buyer pays PayPal fees. Shipping within the US is included; contact me about international shipping. ITEM DESCRIPTIONS: W1: Local shop: diamond scatter band with 0.1ctw evenly-spaced melee Domed profile, plain, polished, "comfort-fit" 14k WG, unplated Width: 2.75mm Depth: 1.3mm Weight: 3.79g Outer circumference: 17.2mm Size 3-3/4 $230 (I paid $350) W3: e-weddingbands: https://www.e-weddingbands.com/store/product106262.html 18k WG, unplated: 75% AU, 16.5% CU, 4.5% ZN, 4% NI Domed profile, plain, polished, "comfort-fit" Width: 2.1mm Depth: 1.8mm Weight: 2.44g Outer circumference: 18.7mm Size 4-3/8 $105 (retail $187) W4: e-weddingbands: Custom 18k WG, unplated: 75% AU, 16.5% CU, 4.5% ZN, 4% NI Domed profile with slightly flattened walls, plain, polished, "comfort-fit" Width: 2.5mm Depth: 2.3mm Weight: 3.85g Outer circumference: 19.9mm Size 4-1/2 $195 (I paid $370) R2: Italilambertini on Etsy: Custom to match Y2 Soft pipe profile, hammered-finish, polished, "comfort-fit" 14k RG Width: 2mm Depth: 1.7mm Weight: 1.98g Outer circumference: 18.5mm Size 4-1/2 $100 (I paid $230)
Bands
September 25, 2019
$1
Asking what I paid for pearls alone, excluding cost of findings (18K YG). Large metallic freshwater pair. Including vendor photos - #5. Listed as 11-12mm, but these are ~11mm wide and ~15mm long. Domestic shipping within USA included. Please email as LT messaging can be delayed: X
Earrings
October 19, 2019
$1
I asked Cees for the most vivid blue strand that he had, and this is the one he selected - I received it yesterday. This strand is blue-blue, not 'kind of blue', not 'silvery blue'. I've included photos with my old Madamas and some baby white freshwaters - these blues err magenta/purple/violet rather than greenish like the Madamas. This hank is the standard 16" without knots; with clasp it will be 18" if knotted between each pearl. Size graduates from 5.6mm to 7.9mm. Pearls have some surface imperfections and are off-round - like most off-round pearls they read round on the neck. Mix of Vietnamese and Japanese pearls. They're really beautiful but they're just too big for what I want, and I'm swimming in pearl projects right now... I can't justify hoarding them :-( This listing is for only the strand described - others photographed for comparison are obviously not included :-) Asking exactly what I paid and price is firm. Shipping within the US is included. PS thread with higher-def pics: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/pearls-fs.252722/ Please email: X
Necklaces & Pendants
November 15, 2019
$1
I bought three 16" strands (total 48") of these easter egg Akoya babies from Cees last year, and I've used 12.5" of that 48" on other projects. I was planning to make a bubble style rope with these and some large pastel multicolour Tahitians (also from Cees). However, in the spirit of "if a plan doesn't materialise within a reasonable amount of time it ain't gonna happen", I'm listing both sets of pearls in the hope that someone else might want to do the same :-) These baby pearls are currently strung smallest to largest. This listing is for only the multicoloured Akoyas. Large Tahitians are listed separately: https://loupetroop.com/listings/necklaces-and-pendants/pastel-multicolour-round-tahitians-14-10mm-9-length-unknotted-cees *** I really want to send these off with the Tahitians, so I'll be prioritizing offers for both over offers for this strand alone. *** I paid [X] for 3 16" strands of multicolour baby Akoyas. I'm asking exactly what I paid for this remaining length: [X]. Additional [X] off purchase of both this strand and the large multicolour Tahitians ([X] for both instead of [X]). Shipping within the US included in asking price. Buyer pays PayPal fees. Please email (X), I've occasionally had issues with LT's notifications :-) Higher resolution photos in PS thread: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/pearls-fs.252722/#post-4708865
Necklaces & Pendants
March 31, 2020
$1
This listing is for a portion of a multicoloured strand of Tahitians that I bought from Cees last year. The strand originally had 37 pearls. I used 16 of the smaller and mid-sized pearls in another project. This remaining 9" (unknotted) length contains 21 pearls, including the largest seven pearls in the original strand. They're just too big for me - they are LARGE pearls that make a statement!! Note that each knot adds ~1mm. Some of the pearls have light blemishing but most are very clean. The light blemishing isn't noticeable at all when worn. The photos accurately represent the way these pearls show in-person. I was planning to make a bubble style rope with these and some baby multicolour Akoyas (also from Cees). However, in the spirit of "if a plan doesn't materialise within a reasonable amount of time it ain't gonna happen", I'm listing both sets of pearls in the hope that someone else might want to do the same :-) This listing is for only the large Tahitians. Multicoloured Akoya babies are listed separately: https://loupetroop.com/listings/necklaces-and-pendants/multicolour-35-dot-5-baby-akoyas-4-3-dot-5mm-cees I paid [X] for the original 37 pearls. Asking [X] off what I paid for this remaining length: [X]. Additional [X] off purchase of both this strand and the baby Akoyas ([X] for both instead of [X]). Shipping within the US included in asking price. Buyer pays PayPal fees. Please email (X), I've occasionally had issues with LT's notifications :-) Happy to answer any questions! Higher resolution photos in PS thread: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/pearls-fs.252722/#post-4708865
Necklaces & Pendants
March 31, 2020
$1
All pearls were purchased directly from the Perlas del Mar de Cortez farm: https://perlas.com.mx/en/cultivo.php All pearls were full-drilled by the farm (0.8mm drill holes). All are brand new - never strung, never worn. I bought more pearls than I needed for my project, and I've got no plans for the extras. I posted lots of information about Sea of Cortez pearls - the story of the farm and details on the farm's grading scheme - in this PS thread: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/a-dreamscape-from-sea-of-cortez-and-hisano-shepherd.255990/#post-4715224 And higher-res versions of these photos here: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/loose-sea-of-cortez-pearls-full-drilled.258912/ #1: 11.81 x 10.94mm Farm Grade: Gem+, NS I paid $720 USD. Asking 35% off ($468) #2: 11.85 x 10.87mm Farm Grade: B+, NS I paid $280 USD. Asking 25% off ($210) #3: 12.28 x 11.19mm Farm Grade: Gem, NS I paid $608 USD. Asking 35% off ($396) #4: 12.43 x 10.95mm Farm Grade: Gem, NS I paid $608 USD. Asking 35% off ($396) Prices on individual pearls are firm. If you're interested in all four I'm open to offers :-) Shipping within the US included. I'll ship internationally case-by-case - please contact me! LT messaging occasionally takes the day off. Please email me at X
Loose Stones
August 10, 2020
$1
This necklace is from Hisano's Baby Freshwater line. The line is no longer available on the website, but this necklace used to retail for $243 USD. It's brand new - never been worn, original gold "Little H" tag attached. Original box and pouch included. I bought it as a gift but wound up choosing something else for the intended recipient, and I personally never wear necklaces, so... The pearls are tiny, 2.5mm, and they're beautifully matched. And that baby ball clasp is just adorable IRL!! The necklace is knotted at each end (knots between the final three pearls on each side). The necklace is short (16" including clasp) - great for layering! Asking [X] off what I paid: [X] USD. Shipping within the US is included - I'm willing to ship internationally case-by-case, please contact me! Higher resolution photos here: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/little-h-jewelry-baby-freshwater-necklace-white.258947/#post-4796940 LT's messaging occasionally takes the day off; please email at X
Necklaces & Pendants
August 11, 2020
$1
Anyone looking for project pearls? :) These are 8.5-9.0mm - from a Hanadama necklace that I had shortened. All pearls are full-drilled and in brand new condition (I chose the strand in-person on vacation and requested that it be shortened and then mailed out to me). The pearls are from the necklace in this PSL certificate pictured (nacre 0.55mm). The paper copy of the certificate is not included with purchase of these singletons. How I'm pricing these: Necklaces always boast lowest price per pearl. A quick search of my usual pearl boutiques shows price per pearl for Hanadama necklaces at anywhere from [X] to [X] (amongst the vendors that I know of, The Pearl Source happens to have the lowest price at the moment, which is [X]/pearl: https://www.thepearlsource.com/8.5-9.0mm-hanadama-akoya-white-pearl-necklace.html). Because hanks come in predefined lengths, buying just a few of these pearls retail is exorbitantly pricey (most vendors will refuse) - a vendor who splits a strand now has a non-standard length to find some use for. I've got (7) pearls. I'm looking for [X]/pearl, with an additional flat $8 for shipping (regardless of number of pearls purchased). Happy to split 'em, pair 'em, etc., but I'll give priority to anyone who wants all seven. I'm willing to ship internationally case-by-case - please contact me! Higher resolution photos here: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/7-loose-hanadama-akoya-pearls-full-drilled.258949/ LT's messaging occasionally takes the day off; please email me at X :-)
Loose Stones
August 11, 2020
$1
This pearl is almost picture perfect. Very lustrous. Almost 100% clean (see photos for description of two blemishes) - it can be half-drilled or full-drilled such that it faces up completely clean for either a ring/pendant/earring or stringing. The body colour is a little lighter than my photos show. The overtone is super strong - it's actually stronger in-person than my photos show, and shifts between pink and violet depending on lighting. My camera wants to make everything green! Happy to take additional photos/video. Measures 10.07mm by my calipers. It was purchased as 10.1mm. It has never been set. This is actually a relisting of this pearl - I withdrew it from sale last time thinking I'd found a use for it, but other projects took priority (again). Selling for X% off what I paid two years ago ($X): $X. Shipping within the US is included in asking price. Buyer pays PayPal fees. Please email (X), I've occasionally had issues with LT's notifications :-) Higher resolution photos in PS thread: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/loose-undrilled-peacock-tahitian-round-10-07mm-with-strong-overtone.259164/
Colored Gemstone
August 19, 2020
$1
Please email at X Precise size (by my calipers): 9.23mm Pearls are natural white Hanadamas, purchased from Pearl Paradise in 2018. Erin (no longer at Pearl Paradise - but the name is probably familiar to many here!) preselected three pairs for me, and I had two of them shipped out to see in-person. This was the most lustrous pair available, and Erin called the overtone on this pair “the strongest naturally pink overtone I’ve ever seen”. I will include: * Original 14k YG earring backs from Pearl Paradise * I will also include brand new 14k YG jumbo backs * Original Pearl Paradise appraisal * Original Pearl Science Lab certificate * New Pearl Paradise box and suede pouch The two pearls are not a perfect match: They have the same body colour, but one has slightly stronger pink overtone than the other. You can see this in the photos that I’ve posted. Finding another non-pinked pearl with such strong overtone in this precise size for a perfect match was… Well, let’s just say that I’d have been waiting a good long while :-) Despite the lack of perfect overtone match, they are a “matched pair” by any reasonable definition, and of course they look identical on the ears with a face in between. Different vendors have different definitions of “natural white”. By Pearl Paradise’s definition, verified by Hisano, Pearl Paradise’s natural whites have gone through maeshori, but have not been bleached, and have not been pinked (verified by Hisano). Most people wouldn’t consider maeshori a “treatment” in the traditional sense of the word - it’s an umbrella term for a variety of “pre-treatment” preparations that all akoya routinely go through that has no impact on gem value. More info here: http://www.jewellerytechnology.com/education/Treatment_done_on_Pearls.php https://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/winter-2017-akoya-cultured-pearl-farming-eastern-australia Higher resolution photos in this thread on PS: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/9-9-5mm-natural-white-hanadama-studs-from-pearl-paradise.259904/ Pricing: I paid $1030 in 2018. There are currently no Hanadama studs listed on Pearl Paradise, but I checked the price a few weeks ago when I started to think about upsizing and retail on 9-9.5mm Hanadama studs was over $1200. Asking $725, which is 30% off my 2018 out of pocket (and 40% off current retail). Buyer pays PayPal fee. Free shipping within the US; international buyers please contact me!
Earrings
September 18, 2020
$725
Please email at X :-) I’ve gone ‘round the mulberry bush so many times on these pearls! I never wore them as a normal strand and knew I never would. I actually listed them on LT a few months ago, but decided to hold onto them… And strung them into a rope with red spinel beads, and felt very proud of myself for coming up with a “good use” for them, and then never wore the rope - and never will. These pearls are in like new condition (they’ve been worn exactly four times for photos). I’m going to turn just over half these pearls into a long “by the yard” with chain, inspired by another PSer’s new pearls-on-chain piece. Looking to rehome (19) pearls, which is enough to make a standard 7.5” bracelet. I’m willing to sell them piecemeal but will give priority to anyone looking to purchase the full bracelet length. Please note that as I’m keeping the majority of these pearls, I will not be including the original Ten-nyo certificate with purchase of any or all of these (19) pearls. Lots more info on Ten-nyo in my older PS thread - this post also has additional photos: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/pearls-fs.252722/post-4708913 https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/pearls-fs.252722/post-4709427 And higher-resolution versions of the photos in this listing in this PS thread - please please check this thread! I've also added a photo of available clasps here :-) https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/8-5-9mm-ten-nyo-loose-drilled-pearls-19-pearls-for-7-5-bracelet-length.259906/ Explanation of Ten-nyo from the Pearl Science Lab in Japan: http://www.sinjuken.co.jp/image/en.pdf These pearls are *exceptionally* well-matched, with superbly smooth skins and clean surfaces. This is honestly as “loupe clean” as pearls are ever going to get!! I expect that these pearls have gone through the processing that all akoya are normally subject to - meashori, bleaching, and pinking. They are of course un-dyed. More info here: http://www.jewellerytechnology.com/education/Treatment_done_on_Pearls.php https://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/winter-2017-akoya-cultured-pearl-farming-eastern-australia Pricing: The Ten-nyo grade is designed to identify the cream of the Hanadama crop of goods - Ten-nyo reflects a certain guarantee of quality (a strand that merits the Ten-nyo certificate is guaranteed to represent the top of the Hanadama scale). Retail, the Ten-nyo certificate commands a premium over Hanadama, but it’s very rare, which makes comparisons challenging - so I’m using regular ol’ Hanadama as a price guide. Pearl Paradise currently has an 8.5-9mm Hanadama bracelet at $X retail. This decomposes into just over $X per pearl, amortizing the cost of the clasp across the full bracelet. https://www.pearlparadise.com/produ...ya-pearl-bracelet?_pos=7&_sid=18fcd47ae&_ss=r I am looking for X% off this cost per pearl, or X per pearl. If buying all (19) pearls, I’ll ask X, which is X% off Pearl Paradise’s current Hanadama retail. If buying all (19) pearls, I have a few extra clasps and will happily throw one in at no additional cost. I’ve got the following: 8mm high-polish 14k WG ball clasp, 9mm high-polish 14k YG ball clasp, 8mm brush-finish 14k YG ball clasp, 9mm 14k RG diamond scatter ball clasp. PS thread above has a photo of these clasps. Buyer pays PayPal fee. Shipping within the US included; international buyers please contact me!
Colored Gemstone
September 18, 2020
$1
Another stone I've listed before, withdrawn, and am now re-listing... I have too many loose stones. I purchased this preloved from another PSer in 2015. She had set the stone. I had Erika Winters set it in my RDG mount after I removed and repurposed the diamond, but the colour wasn't quite right... She's been loose in my gem box for four years. I'm attaching a screenshot of the original listing, sent to me by the original purchaser. To my eyes, despite Gene's description, in most lighting environments the stone shows orangy pink - with pink being the primary colour. The stone is in excellent condition: No nicks, no chips, no visible scratches, culet intact. Under the loupe fine scratching and slight facet wear is visible - neither of these is visible on close inspection without loupe. The stone has an internal feather/fissure - see photos (taken through a loupe). The stone is 100% eye-clean from as close as you can focus - I had no idea the inclusion was present until I louped the stone from the pavilion, and I wouldn't be surprised if the original owner also had no idea! It is not surface-breaking and has no impact on durability. My purchase price was $X. Asking $X and price is firm - I'm happy to keep it if it doesn't sell ::) Shipping within the US included - international buyers please contact me! Video - taken indoors at night (the flickering is because I had the ceiling fan on). https://vimeo.com/464023580 PS thread for higher-res photos: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/2-74ct-peachy-pink-tourmaline-gene-flanigan.260318/ Please email: X
Loose Stones
October 1, 2020
$1
I bought a number of spare earring backs... More than I need, and thanks to COVID travel restrictions I’m a few days past my return period. All are brand new, never used. 14k YG (one pair available) This is the pair I purchased. Current retail is $X each ($X per pair): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GDSHGZP?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share Asking $X - X% off current retail. Shipping included within the US. SOLD 18k YG (two pairs available) These are the pairs I purchased. Current retail is $X per pair: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SN5S4LS?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share Asking $X - X% off current retail. Shipping included within the US. SOLD Please email: X
Settings
October 4, 2020
$1
Hisano removed these from my Cortez pearl earrings. They've never been used. No backs unfortunately - they were the cheapy tiny thin sort, no idea what I did with them. Probably just tossed them. Priced accordingly. 14k WG, rhodium plated. Exact dimensions in photo. $79, buyer pays PayPal fee. Free shipping within the US.
Other
October 8, 2020
$79
I purchased these preloved in 2018. The original buyer didn't set them, and I also have never set them. I'm trying to be good about staying committed to letting go of stones without imminent projects... Even the stones that will hurt to say goodbye to... Needless to say - if there's no interest, well, I'll cry crocodile tears if I wind up having to keep these :) They were originally bought from Leibish - details and measurements are in the screenshot below. These little loves are small but mighty, and a perfect colour match!! They're very brightly coloured - colour is a pure, sunny yellow, no green. The colour is evenly distributed and evenly saturated over the face-up of the stone. And the faceting is just beautiful - they twinkle and sparkle like yellow glitter, no problems with over-obstruction, no window face-up at all in either stone! $1300 USD, price is firm. Buyer pays PayPal fee. I'll take care of shipping within the US - I'm willing to ship internationally case by case, please contact me. Higher resolution photos and additional photos in this PS thread: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/pair-of-fancy-vivid-yellow-diamond-hearts-0-66ctw-vs1-vs2.260608/
Loose Stones
October 12, 2020
$1,300
Confirmed calcium carbonate. Don't let any acids sit on these - even something as mild as lemon juice or apple cider vinegar will eat away at them! Growth bands visible on close inspection. Undyed. Age unknown (my old jeweller's eyeball guess was 40s-60s, but I've not had it professionally appraised). As is common with natural beads drilled decades ago, the ends are slightly flattened, not all beads are perfectly round, and some have some porosity and other surface features. The surface polish is somewhat worn, and some of the beads show some crazing - I'm guessing this strand was stored somewhere dry for a long time. Beads are stable (I wear a bracelet of these a couple times a week with no problems). The colour is reasonably "splotchy" (which I personally prefer, but actually reduces value - even coloration is considered ideal). Many vendors would probably happily label these “angel skin”, but to my eyes these beads are more peachy than true angel skin coloured coral, which I feel should be a very pale pink with barely a hint of orange. I've cannibalized the biggest 6" of this strand, leaving the smaller 12" unusused. I paid $620 for this 18" strand in 2014. Asking $175 for this 12" unused strand. PS thread: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/vintage-salmon-coral-12-strand-graduating-7-5mm-to-5-5mm.260484/
Necklaces & Pendants
October 16, 2020
$175