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[Looking for] A nice sapphire

Hi all,

I have a customer (and friend) looking for a nice sapphire to
celebrate his and his wife’s 25th anniversary. It will be set between
2 5mm rd brilliant diamonds, so I am thinking at least a 6x8mm oval.
They would like a darker rather than lighter blue stone.

I work in a pawn shop; we see a lot of diamonds, but not many nicer,
larger colored stones. My usual source for colored stones is Darling
Imports in Atlanta, but I think I could perhaps get more for my (his)
$$, as well as patronizing my compatriots, here in Orchidland.

Most likely we are looking for something that costs under $1000
(WS). It certainly does not need to be investment quality, but nice
color and cut would be a plus. I recently had to set some large oval
citrines with massive girdles and enormously bulging pavilions and
don’t want to repeat that process!!

Please contact me offline as I am often several days late reading my

Julia Newton
Wilson, North Carolina USA
Or call me at work M-F 9-5EST 252-291-9688

Julia, For excellent sapphires, please contact Orchid’s own Ahmed
Shareek in Sri Lanka Ahmed’s stones are
excellent price wise as well as quality. You will not be sorry. Terrie

There is an Orchid Member from Ceylon that I purchased 2 'Ceylon’
Sapphires from a couple of years ago . . . Hope he is still around
and sees this note. I got 2 ‘Ceylon’, corn flower blue sapphires
from him and they are/were magnificent… Ahmed Shareek in Sri Lanka