That is helpful information! Would you know a more expected price?Pass at that price, imo. Quite clean but looks slightly included from your second photo down. It does have the glow we expect from paraiba, but it's quite small, and at $600 for .27 ct, that's $2222 per carat for something that's not considered top color in paraiba. The green stones are cheaper than blue. It's a nice stone but imo overpriced.
I found that Brazilian Greenish Blue Paraiba look more green in photo's. Did it look bluer to you in person? Also when a small stone is magnified like this the inclusions are much more noticeable than in real life. To me IF it looks a bright, close to eye clean and caribbean ocean bluish turquoise in real life the price is not ridiculously high.I recently made friends with a gemologist at a local jewelry shop. I’ve got weird tastes, and she knows that I love looking at unique and interesting gems and that I’m making a collection of CS pinky rings. She also knew I was interested in seeing a Paraiba in real life (as I’ve only seen them in pictures or pretty weakly colored ones).
Curious what you all think of this...in the photos it comes across fairly green, but IRL was greenish-blue. It’s much smaller than a lot of the stunning work that’s been posted in this thread, but I was quite fond of it.
Brazilian. Quite clean (looked at it through a loupe). 5x3mm, 0.27 ct, $600. I was happy to finally see one in real life because I think I better understand what people mean by glow. Even in shade this looked like it was lighted.
Yes, it was definitely bluer in real life. Although I’d probably be more inclined to call it green-blue rather than blue-green, and fairly eye clean (as far as I could tell).I found that Brazilian Greenish Blue Paraiba look more green in photo's. Did it look bluer to you in person? Also when a small stone is magnified like this the inclusions are much more noticeable than in real life. To me IF it looks a bright, close to eye clean and caribbean ocean bluish turquoise in real life the price is not ridiculously high.
Would you say the same thing had he held a stock that increase in value five-fold after five years?How can you live with yourself?
Well basically I'm just making a joke since the poster alluded to regretting selling some stones. I dont have an MBA so I'm not about to criticize someone's stock portfolio.Would you say the same thing had he held a stock that increase in value five-fold after five years?
My answer would be: easy. How could I possibly know what something is worth five years later? Fortune telling is for those that believe in the occult.
This is a good pointer! Adding that to my internal checklist, including one I saw from a previous thread of, “almost looks like it’s fake.”One rule of thumb when purchasing paraiba is that it should look glowy and neon in all lighting, not just bright sunlight, JMO.
I ended up talking the green one’s price with a few other people. Yvonne Raley actually was a tremendous help and answered a bunch of my questions. Feelings were that the price was not entirely outside the realm of reason (based partially on its clarity, which some people favored). Regardless, when I went to grab it I haggled down the price to a reasonable (to me) amount.I think your small one is too clean, it's actually my least favorite of the bunch since in all three of your pictures, less than half the stone glows, although the others are 100% lit. I've heard it said that Brazilian paraibas are special because there is actually the element gold (Au) in the crystal, and this may help with the glow. Stones that are too clean just lose the glow below a tipping point. I can't help but feel that you've overpaid for the little one, if you did end up paying $600 as the jeweler had asked.
Good question! Here’s my thoughts as I got them.In normal lighting I prefer the clean stone, though it’s not very Paraiba-like.
In bright sunlight I like all three. Nice glow. Which stone do your eyes prefer in reality?