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« on: October 21, 2013, 08:10:14 pm »

I am wanting to replace the Emerald in my wife's wedding ring. I need a natural stone in a square facet. The original stone is 5.2 x 6.4 mm. I know how rare Emeralds are becoming and know if I wait much longer we'll be s.o.l.. And lab created is out of the question for us.
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2013, 12:52:50 pm »

The price is trending up Very slowly....from searching on-line.
If you are looking for one...this place may have info.
http://www.all-color-gem-stones.com/gem-rough-stone.html
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2013, 04:43:38 pm »

Why is lab grown out of the question? They are often cheaper than natural and the only downside is that they have no flaws, just perfect stones with no inclusion at all.
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2013, 04:53:50 pm »

Why is lab grown out of the question? They are often cheaper than natural and the only downside is that they have no flaws, just perfect stones with no inclusion at all.

It's not romantic.
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2013, 05:26:07 pm »

I need a natural stone in a square facet. The original stone is 5.2 x 6.4 mm.

Troy, it may be difficult to find a replacement stone that exact size.  If it's a prong setting it may be possible to fit one that's close but not exact because prongs can usually be adapted slightly.  By "square facet" I assume you mean an emerald cut with step facets.

I have a couple of really nice synthetics close to that size and I can also search for a natural stone -- I have good connections with several emerald wholesalers.  But natural emeralds vary tremendously in price depending on quality and the nature of any fillers and enhancements, which are common.  Before I spend time at it I need to know the budget you have in mind.  PM me if you have questions.

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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2013, 11:28:28 pm »

Thanks for the replies. Natural is important because of the flaws. It reminds one that though something has flaws it is still beautiful. The size won't be the same for sure.  probably aim for 5 x 6.5 mm and close will do. Its a prong setting and shouldn't be a problem. I expect to pay a pretty penny for it. The first one was a lot and they where easier to get back then.
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2013, 08:21:59 am »

I don't know how to get hold of this member but he facets and seems knowledgeable but hasn't posted for a while.

Eu_citzen is his profile name
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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2013, 09:33:17 am »

I do facet quite a bit, I could probably quite easily cut an emerald to suite the setting.

The difficulty is finding good rough. I don't have any at hand right now.

If you are serious, PM me and I'll give you my email so we can talk.
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2013, 12:09:46 am »

Thanks for the replies, but I had to put that project on hold when my wife lost her job.
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