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 Post subject: Rough Diamond 1.90cts
PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:54 pm 
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Even though it may be (probably is? I don't know the seller) legitmate... the uber-'dissolution lines' without any real sign of trigons really looks like the phenakite/topaz fakes are engraved w/ the lines and fool the thermal inertia testers.


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One would never sell such a crystal for a price that low. If you get it cut, wich is not really a problem in Thailand, you earn MONEY. I´m sure one even wouldn´t have to pay the cutter in advance, if funds are insufficient.

Smells like another example of manmade imitation of unknown kind....

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Tanzania has diamonds too.


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Nikolaus Lackner wrote:
One would never sell such a crystal for a price that low. If you get it cut, wich is not really a problem in Thailand, you earn MONEY. I´m sure one even wouldn´t have to pay the cutter in advance, if funds are insufficient.

Smells like another example of manmade imitation of unknown kind....


There is a reserve price on the stone which is hidden. I know this vendor and can tell you the reserve is probably very high.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:41 am 
I looked through this vendor's selection and history. A few slightly iffy descriptions, but I've seen a lot worse.

Pretty much every one of his large ($1000+) sales has been a tanzanite.

That said, his description of his current Tanzy as "unheated" seems a manipulation of the GIA's statement about the material generally being heated but being unable to identify it on a case-by-case basis.


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