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[Looking for] A nice sapphire


#1

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
list.

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


#2

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


#3

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
shareek@crescentgems.com

Jim