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    12.03Ct "the Blue Moon" Lot: 513

    http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2014/magnificent-jewels-and-noble-jewels-ge1505/lot.513.html
  2. ronk15a

    12.03Ct "the Blue Moon" Lot: 513

    Thanks D!
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    12.03Ct "the Blue Moon" Lot: 513

    I'm thinking the cushion "dead center" is the 530.4CT - But who knows, Not me!!! Maybe we should phone the queen. You think she knows? Doubt it.
  4. ronk15a

    12.03Ct "the Blue Moon" Lot: 513

    Which one is the 530, and 317?
  5. ronk15a

    12.03Ct "the Blue Moon" Lot: 513

    Nice one LG! Second largest this century. Only larger is 3106 Cullinan in which 2 of the polished gems are sitting in the crown jewels of the U.K. 530.4 & 317.4CT respectively....
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    12.03Ct "the Blue Moon" Lot: 513

    The blue moon started as a 29.6CT type IIb rough from the Cullinan mine in South Africa, Discovered by Petra, sold to Cora International. for 26M Cut to a 12.03CT GIA Vivid blue IF. Sold By Sotheby's for 48.3M -to a Hong Kong Billionaire, for his 7 year year old daughter.....WOW!!! But the point of this post is to share this: It aweeeeesome!!! Its a few minutes but....I love it! http://corainternational.com/
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    12.03Ct "the Blue Moon" Lot: 513

    Yup...and Mauboussin & Boucheron are not killer names as well. FWIW: Like stated above: I would love to own, look at, purchase, and or trade either one or both...
  8. ronk15a

    12.03Ct "the Blue Moon" Lot: 513

    Not with those estimates. I buy Gold, & Diamonds off the street.
  9. ronk15a

    12.03Ct "the Blue Moon" Lot: 513

    LG: Unless you were the under bidder on lot 513? Most everything these players sell is exciting...I would love to own, look at, purchase, or trade most any lot in this sale. Don't kid yourself.... For example: Lot 1, 2, and 3. http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2014/magnificent-jewels-and-noble-jewels-ge1505/lot.1.html http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2014/magnificent-jewels-and-noble-jewels-ge1505/lot.2.html http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2014/magnificent-jewels-and-noble-jewels-ge1505/lot.3.html
  10. ronk15a

    12.03Ct "the Blue Moon" Lot: 513

    Guys, and Gals: Shes only 7.
  11. ronk15a

    12.03Ct "the Blue Moon" Lot: 513

    All for beautiful girl named: Josephine!
  12. Same two Emerald's after 3 day treatment: 1st Canadian Balsam 2nd - Cedar wood oil. 3 days/ Hand massaging only for a few minutes each day… The CB is very sticky, and even after wiped with a microfiber cloth the fibers stuck to the emerald (ahhhh). Marginal difference in appearance. Cons: Dirty and sticky application. Stone 2: Cedar wood oil application: Much cleaner, not viscous at all, and very easy to apply. Marginal difference in appearance. Just wipe, dry and photograph. Next I will try cleaning the emeralds correctly. Acetone; within a beaker until solvent has evaporated. Clean with non-pressurized water, and wipe dry. Apply treatment using a mini pressure cooker, under low heat, and vacuum. Wipe and photo...stay tuned…
  13. Davide or Neil: I think I need the smallest most inexpensive device possible for this practice. Heat, Vac, and Pressure. What do you think about the small pressure cooker on eBay. Would it work on this small scale...?
  14. or something like: http://www.ebay.com/itm/HeatVac-XL-w-Hose-Kit-Heated-Vacuum-Chamber-Degas-Solvent-Concentrate-Purge-Oil-/262117537233?hash=item3d076c35d1:g:llIAAOSwEetWBCeD or: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Cooks-Essentials-99775-3-Quart-Stainless-Steel-Electric-Pressure-Cooker-/381452540054?hash=item58d057d896:g:tMwAAOSw5ZBWMpVw
  15. Lastly would the below device work in creating a strong enough vacuum, provide enough heat,and pressure to penetrate deep within the stone once the old treatment has been removed using the above stated method, and practice?
  16. Neil: In regards to removing the treatment. ie oil or resin. The acetone can just sit in a beaker with the stones until completely evaporated correct? Would this remove all the oil, and the resin that has penetrated deep within the stone? Your thoughts and input are greatly appreciated.
  17. My next batch I'm going to remove the treatment semi-correctly: With a solvent, at low heat. (alcohol, or acetone) Clean with water, wipe and dry. Treat with: Vacuum, low heat, and apply resin or oil. Then wipe. Take note: on appearance, and overall reaction to LWUW at 365nm
  18. Thanks Guys! I'll keep you posted. BTW: Hey Neil, I'm glad you chimed in I've missed your input as of recent.
  19. Davide, Tex: I'm going to treat these stones using Canada balsam and cedar wood oil over the next couple of days. Even though these stones were once treated. I tried to remove all treatment by taking an organic approach, toothbrush: (ammonia, dishwasher soap, and water) steam, and wipe. I will treat them by hand; via hand massaging the oil, and or resin over the next few days. The first stone will be treated with organic based resin (Canada balsam) the second emerald with cedar wood oil. I will post pic’s after treatment...
  20. I like to say the Amazin' Mets -but Miracle is fine too! It must have been fun playing as a professional. I was never that Athletic.