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Post by GRUMPY Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:45 pm

This is a combination of trollbead semi precious stones and two artisans. The increase of TB prices has made me look for possible alternatives.. so far it seems to be quite interesting..Obviously on line purchases are not always so good for gemstones as we all have our likes and dislikes but perhaps with the savings I make I can chop n change and sell the ones that are not as nice in the end.. bit like my swiss trip..but on line.


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Post by Brightonbelle Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:54 pm

Lots of beautiful stones on there. Are you going to tell which are the Trolls and which the artisans?
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Post by GRUMPY Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:03 pm

Sure start from locking silver bead from left to right
tb swiss crystal
artisan saphire
tb swiss crystal

tb dutch tulip
tb gold quartz
tb labradorite

tb german clover
tb amethyst
tb retired vine

artisan rosequartz
artisan amethyst compared to tb slightly rounder
artisan rosequartz
tb retired vine
tb amethyst

tb german clover
artisan labradorite slightly smaller good stone and colour
tb golden quartz

tb swiss crystal
artisan ruby
tb swiss crystal

the facet cuts on tb are better, but the amethyst quality is comparable to the artisan. rosequartz not sure not seen enough of them .

i was delighted with the labradorite it was better than i expected. The Ruby is a lovely redpinky colour.. very nice better than the 3 TB rubies I have seen so far.


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Post by Brightonbelle Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:09 pm

I like the colour of your artisan amethyst and the labradorite is gorgeous.
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Post by Miriel Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:25 pm

Gamestones, old vines and clovers... Wow mmm I love you
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Post by GRUMPY Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:42 pm

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Post by beadiack Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:29 am

That's great! They all work together wonderfully.

I don't see why sticking to one brand is any advantage. If they're supposed to be charm bracelets that tell a story, they might as well tell the story of the individual who owns them and collects meaningful or attractive things of whatever source. That's why I found this site so refreshing instead of the typical Rah-Rah-Trollbeads. ...even though I really love them myself.

I see that lots of people around here collect pairs of beads and charms.

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Post by plumbun Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:54 am

oh that's so exquisite!!
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Post by kitsunegrl Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:56 am

That's really a beauty!
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Post by bubbagump Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:16 am

Classic Beauty!
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Post by Rogotroll Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:40 am

Grumpy, can you tell us where you get your beautiful artisan stones.
Your bracelet is lovely Very Happy
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Post by Artemis Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:46 am

Gorgeous stones and great silvers! Smile
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Post by Merlyn Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:41 am

You have some amazing stones! I love your amethyst beads and your artisan sapphire!!! Very Happy
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Post by Chuck Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:41 pm

Merlyn wrote:You have some amazing stones!
artisan or TB, all your stones are fab!
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Post by Kensington Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:33 pm

Amazing ... first off I love the combo, very beautiful and rich looking ... secondly those artisan gems are stunning and I think the rose quartz beads are better than the troll!!!
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Post by Bugladydi Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:05 pm

So pretty! I think I need to buy some of those Swiss Crystal beads!
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Post by GRUMPY Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:43 pm

Im not sure of the rose quartz i will take them to rainbow i think she had one? we can make comparisons.. The TB are probably better cut but you pay for that.. until I buy more artisans beads which wont be till some months from now as I'm on bead wagon.. need petrol in the bike etc etc..;-)
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