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Post by retiredk9racer on Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:37 pm

My apologies to those who have seen this posted on TBGF, but for those who haven't...

The LD closest to me has decided to no longer carry TB, so their stock has been discounted since before Christmas.  Each time I am in the area, I stop in and always manage to find something to take home with me.  This past weekend was no different as these gemstones (Ruby Rock, Sapphire, Agate Dendritic and Amazonite) managed to jump out of the case and into my hand:

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When I got home, I decided to put together an all gemstones bracelet:

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As I was taking pictures, the flash of the lab caught my eye and reminded me of why I love labs:

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And a close up of the Ruby Rock, Sapphire and an Aventurine:

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I have to admit that I love the Ruby Rock, it has a lot of color and the grey that is in it blends very nicely with the deep mulberry-ish color.  I also have to admit that I would never have invested in a TB sapphire if it hadn't been discounted (and from the price before the latest increase!).  This one has a lovely shade of blue but almost half of it is a complementary shade of grey.  The next time I am in the area, I intend to take a good look at the faceted green jasper if they have one - I think it would work better on this bracelet than the two Amazonites, but I had to work with what I had Wink


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Post by Mabel on Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:50 pm

Your lab is stunning - but the other stones definatly don´t have to hide behind!! Your all stones bracelet is gorgeours - your choice of silver superb!
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Post by Bluesybeads on Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:45 pm

Great stones and lovely photos as well Very Happy

I like the dark green stone - aventurine Cool
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Post by retiredk9racer on Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:53 pm

@Bluesybeads wrote:Great stones and lovely photos as well Very Happy

I like the dark green stone - aventurine Cool


LOL!!  All fixed Embarassed Hug
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Post by Trollperle on Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:01 pm

I totally know that feeling when gemstones jump at me - lovely pulsating feeling Smile Your stones are truly beautiful! I love you
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Post by Fuzzyfeet on Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:04 pm

I love gemstones  Drool
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Post by strike on Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:43 pm

Looks like you had a very fun play day! Smile
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Post by kyhalfpt on Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:35 am

Gorgeous gemstones!  Wonderful new additions!
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Post by trollcat on Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:17 am

These are all gorgeous, but especially that ruby rock and the sapphire. I would have a hard time showing restraint, and would be finding excuses to be in the area every other day. They look great with the barrel silvers too!
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Post by niceday on Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:07 am

HO WOW  Drool I love your gemstones they are all gorgeous, you are so
lucky to find a shop thats selling them for less. I am trying to get all the gemstones but i do think the price you have to pay for them is high. Well done in find such beauties.
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Post by Fairy3 on Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:30 am

I like it!! I don't have as many stones but I do love combining the ones I have
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Post by Fleur on Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:01 am

Well done Very Happy
Congrats on your new stones, they're gorgeous. Especially like the ruby rock.
It's a sad thing, when a shop drops the brand, but on the other side, nothing beats reduced prices.
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Post by Silmaril on Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:28 am

Gorgeous lab!
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Post by TrollEcat on Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:02 am

What a beautiful gemstone bracelet! Especially your lab is a stunner!
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Post by stacecase on Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:26 pm

You can never go wrong with gemstones and you are quite fortunate to find these beauties, AND at a discount! Your bracelet is amazing.
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