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Old 06-27-2020, 09:43 PM
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Default OMG ! 12 Carat JP Morganite !

This was found a few weeks ago in the bottom slope. About 14" down. Sounded faint but solid , yet broken , scratchy zincoln. I dig ALL signals like this and expected the same. Notice the mineralization I typically deal with.It is 18k gold with a few small diamonds on each side. Center stone is approximately 12 carats. Named after JP Morgan. Jeweler wants $85 to get it certified with paperwork , which I may do because people seem to want that on higher tickets. Unofficially it would retail for $3-4k , but we all know what that means ! I got it posted for a fraction of that , wish me luck. Enjoy !Name:  20200606_090714.jpg
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Old 06-27-2020, 09:50 PM
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You must live in So Cal or Florida?
Nice Big gem!

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Old 06-27-2020, 09:55 PM
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That had to make you pee your britches!

$3k-$4k for 12 carats seems low.

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Old 06-27-2020, 10:07 PM
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This does not make sense. Read below. Did you mean 1.2 carat? It says a 2.5 carat diamond could retail for 30,000. For a 2.5 carat I would look to get over 15 if it is certifiable and would exhaust all means to get as close to retail as possible.
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Old 06-27-2020, 10:14 PM
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Read a little more carefully guys. The center main stone is NOT a diamond. Research a bit !

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Old 06-27-2020, 10:22 PM
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Massive AND beautiful!

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Old 06-27-2020, 10:36 PM
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Congrats!

Never heard of Morganite, looks like it ranges from pink to peach in color..

Awesome find!
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Old 06-27-2020, 10:46 PM
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Amazing !! Inspirational !! Congrats on that one for sure!
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Old 06-27-2020, 10:49 PM
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Read a little more carefully guys. The center main stone is NOT a diamond. Research a bit !

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When you first posted I saw moissanite but then said it didn't look right so I read your post again... still nice find

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Old 06-27-2020, 11:52 PM
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It's a beauty KOB- congrats!!!

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Old 06-28-2020, 12:32 AM
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Morganite is beryl, like emerald and aquamarine. Colors can vary from pink to peach. Stones like the one you have can go for up to $300/carat. Someone cried when they lost that ring. It is a beautiful and rare piece.
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Old 06-28-2020, 12:33 AM
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Very nice. Just read up on morganite, interesting.

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JP Morgan - "Offering financial services and precious stones"

Nice one KOB! That should take care of the AQ Impulse bill eh?

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Old 06-28-2020, 12:54 AM
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My last ring was a copper wedding band. I self certified it. Congrats on your slightly nicer find.

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Old 06-28-2020, 02:48 PM
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Beautiful ring....wtg!
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Nice find regardless if the big stone is not a diamond. Ring looks sweet !
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Old 06-28-2020, 05:57 PM
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congrats on a very impressive find- good luck on the sale
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gorgeous ring! congrats!
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Old 06-28-2020, 08:35 PM
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Wow congrats on this one! If I remember right Morganite is a soft stone. Must be a recent drop.
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Old 06-28-2020, 11:51 PM
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That's a whooper KOB! WoW! Good Luck !! If I could get 500.oo... it would be gone..

That is some nasty looking sand for sure!

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