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  • Investment Stone Pick of the week

    I'm starting this thread for listings to be posted of the top investment stones listed every week. We can go over the pros and cons and discuss the various selections. This will hopefully create buyer awareness and encourage sellers to list more investment quality gems.

    Please not that any listings are not endorsements of the listings as they are based on the information provided in the listings only

  • #2
    This week's pick

    RARE AAA ALEXANDRITE 0.37 Carat – TopDrawer
    http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/I...radeId=4130566

    Good colour natural Alexandrite is both rare and sought after. Top green to red colour change are the rarest and very expensive.

    LARGE TAHITIAN PEARL, 8.68ct 11x10mm - Talitha
    http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/I...radeId=4134119

    Pearl prices, particularly naturals, are steadily regaining their position is hugely expensive gems. Recent auctions by Christies have fetched record prices. Tahitian Pearls are cultured salt water pearls and have a longer growth period than fresh water pearls.

    PARAIBA BLUE GREEN TOURMALINE 1.41CT - 24GEMS
    http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/I...radeId=4126124
    Paraiba tourmaline has seen massive price growth. While non-brazillian sources have slowed the increase slightly in gems from the source, paraiba type tourmaline from all other locations has seen a surge in popularity and price

    NEON BLUE/GREEN TOURMALINE SET (2.32 TCwt) - Just Jewels
    http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/I...radeId=4069967
    As above

    TSAVORITE SPECTACULAR HOT GREEN - SA GEM IMPORT CO
    http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/I...radeId=4092474
    Tsavorite is rare and most specimens are too dark (tone). Bright stones with good tone are sought after. Garnets are traditionally believed to be red and the green grosular and tsavorite garnets have turned this theory on it's head (along with several other discoveries, INCLUDING ULTR-RARE BLUE). Good tsavorite is very expensive. Limited area keeps supply low and prices up. Great colour

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    • #3
      Re: This week's pick

      Ah, cool I won the tsavorite. :) At only R27 I think it's a deal(steal?) :lol:

      I think this thread is great BTW.... 8)

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      • #4
        At R27 it is a steal!
        Glad you like it!
        :)

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        • #5
          Thanks Lukeness for this thread, just noticed it........ fantastic idea.
          I am presently seriously looking at two of the items you mentioned.
          To help all us novices what about adding a "guide" price, with the link? :D
          My age is but an irrelevant number !
          Items I am selling.

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          • #6
            lol

            Not sure who's toes I might step on!
            :roll:

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            • #7
              lukeness takes a commission of 75% of price paid for all advice given.

              If you wish I can PM you a contract to sign...
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              • #8
                No problem....I am a buyer not a seller, the sellers might object!!!!! Being a Scotsman, I like things for free! :roll:
                My age is but an irrelevant number !
                Items I am selling.

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                • #9
                  The buyer pays the 75% for advice given...
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                  • #10
                    It's only money, you can't take it with you when you go!!!!!!!!!! 8) I am always good for a lunch and some good wine!
                    My age is but an irrelevant number !
                    Items I am selling.

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                    • #11
                      Sounds good!
                      lol
                      I'll just say that any one of those gems is worth thousands. Even on the open market.

                      -Luke

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                      • #12
                        Here's another top-notch stone:

                        BRILLIANT CARMINE PINK/ORANGE BURMESE RUBY!! 1.570CTS!!
                        http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/I...radeId=4155765

                        While clarity is SI that is after-all technically "eye-clean" so still a beaut. This colour is very close to what is known as Padparadsha and many sellers would even sell it as such although this seller has stated that it is not.

                        These colours are highly sought after and collectable. Be diffusion treated stones can come close to the colour but it is fairly rare in nature and commands a high price.

                        Great size for any use. Great looking for jewellery. AND always great to have a conversation starter! This is a stone people wil talk about.

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                        • #13
                          You guys are losing out on some real gargains!
                          lol

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by lukeness
                            You guys are losing out on some real gargains!
                            lol
                            If only I knew exactly what to bid on... ;)

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                            • #15
                              Anything that's still available!
                              lol
                              Any one of those would be a good investment. Their prices are way below what I would estimate their values to be with the specs given in the listings.

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