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Chrome tourmaline deals


#1

G-mornin Orchidians, having some trouble finding an emerald cut,
chrome tourmaline large enough to do the job. I wont get the exact
measurements until later in the day when everyone wakes up but I
promised a good customer I’d try to help him find one. Its in the
neighborhood of 18-20 mm. long. I carved a wax for their ring,but
after their setter finished it up they discovered a crack in the
stone. So, on the off chance that anyone knows where to get a good
deal please let me know.

Kevin in the Reno, Nv area, where the skiers are not skiing. many
thanks.


#2

Kevin,

Try Buena vista gems Gem works, Bob Spomur is the cutter and good
friend he may be able to help you.

J Morley Goldsmith and Laser welding in slowly warmingColorado where
the skiiers ARE skiing and boarders(me) are riding


#3

Kevin (et al);

I can supply you a first class, “American cut”, emerald cut green
tourmaline of just about any size you may need. It may take a bit
more time than just pulling it out of my pocket though.

I am a professional faceter (past 20 years), custom cuts, perfect
angles, perfect meets, and the stones I produce are second to none,
and better than anything you’ll get from Thailand. Perfection takes
time and does not come cheap though.

If you have a rough stone you need cut, I’m your man. If you need
something special but can’t locate the rough, I may be able to find
it for you - I have several sources to choose from.

Kevin, if you’ll tell me the exact size you need, I can source the
rough stone and get back to you.

Everyone, please contact privately with your need:
@Matt_Dunkle

Regards,
Matt Dunkle


#4

Kevin,

In 30 plus years of faceting gemstones I have never seen a chrome
tourmaline of the size you mention. A true chrome contains Chromium,
but the jewelry trade often mis-uses the term to refer to tourmaline
which is a “nice” shade of green. Even worse, many stone dealers use
the term “chrome” tourmaline when they are really talking about a
particularly nice shade of pure green. A true chromium-containing
tourmaline that is not oversaturated due to size in the dimensions
you mentioned would have an astronomical price tag, were it to
exist.

I’m kind of a stickler about gemstone nomenclature, so excuse me if
I have in any way offended, that is not my intention. If you are
simply looking for a good color green, I can probably help by
cutting one to your needs. The best way to get a close match would
be to see the cracked stone you now have, otherwise, know that the
color variations are endless. Good greens are available in that size
for 80-100/c or so when clean and well cut. Top greens, well, bring
more money…

Wayne