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[Looking 4] Pink spinel


#1

Whats up all,

I recently had a cusomer come in and ask me to do a cusom piece for
his future wife. He brought a picture of what he wanted, and we
talke about how the whole process would go. I told him the only
concern i had was finding the center stone, which is a pink spinel.
trillion in shape, and 12x12x12. I briefly looked around, with
minimal success, and decided to see if anyone knew where i could
find such a monsterous stone, and how much it would cost. if anyone
knows such info plese let me know. much appreciated

Andrew


#2

Schorr Marketing in Santa Barbara will have or locate what you want.
I have dealt with him for over 20 years. Great quality, good prices.
If you need a phone # e-mail me off-line, I am not at work, do not
have the # here.

Richard Hart


#3

Gemcal, http://www.gemcal.com specializes in spinel, so they would
be a good place to talk to. I have bought from them, and have also
returned stones I didn’t care for, and have been quite satisfied
with them.

Noel


#4

Try Artistic colored gems- I bought I beautiful pink spinel there
once, albeit a lot smaller than what you’re looking for. Bu t they
seem to have a lot of unusual stones… Good luck

Katja


#5

Hi Andrew,

That 12 mm trill in pink spinel will weigh approximately 7-7.5 c,
properly cut. In the finer pinks, expect to pay $4500- 6000 for the
stone, wholesale. Then you have to find it. If the color is really
nice, and the cutting is really superior, well, lots more. The rough
spinel required to cut a stone such as this is generally not
available unless one is in the right place at the right time, with
lots of cash. I certainly have none available, but could suggest a
possible source if you wish to contact me privately.

If that doesn’t sink your customer, you might suggest pink
tourmaline, perhaps. Pink sapphire in that size will be even harder
to find, and quite a bit more $$$.

Best regards,
Wayne Emery


#6

Andrew,

Although home shopping networks and some dealers refer to the
triangular cut stones as trillions, they are properly called
trilliants. Also, when measuring a trilliant with equal sides, the
stone is measured from one point to the center of the opposite
girdle. The stone you are looking for then would be described
properly as an 11.5mm pink spinel trilliant. Searching for both
"trillions" and “trilliants” on ebay, I came up with a couple that
might come close to what you are looking for.

Jerry in Kodiak


#7

Hi Andrew,

I’ve bought wonderful spinels from Clay Zava
(http://www.zavagems.com); he’s a world class gemcutter.You could
contact him to see if he has rough spinel that could be cut to your
specifications.

Linda in cold and snowy MA


#8

Jerry,

Trilliant is reserved for the cutting style that has traditional
pavilion mains running from the girdle to the culet, i.e., the
"brilliant" style of cutting. Step-cut, Barion, and other types of
cutting on a tirangular shaped stone is properly referred to as the
trillion style.

Wayne


#9

this is exactly the type of stone that David Clay Zava cuts. I can’t
find his address but you should be able to google him. He also does
the tucson show so he will be in their web page. Gjx I think.

Dennis


#10

Hey all,

as you may have seen, im looking for a 11-13mm pink spinel. because
of the response i have had, the cusomer has resorted to a slight
smaller stone. he is now looking for around a 7mm trilliant shapes
pink. thank you all for the response. i love hearing everyones input
for the stone. let me know more info as it comes available. and
again thank everyone for the sourses that i have received so far.

andrew
sandy’s jewelry


#11

Wayne,

Trilliant is reserved for the cutting style that has traditional
pavilion mains running from the girdle to the culet, i.e., the
"brilliant" style of cutting. Step-cut, Barion, and other types of
cutting on a tirangular shaped stone is properly referred to as
the trillion style.

I had a vague notion that was the case, but could not find
verification in any of my references. Even Google. If you go there
typing in “trilliant” gets you stones while “trillion” gets you
multiples of billions.

Jerry in Kodiak