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July 05, 2016, 07:59:57 AM
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I always accept bitcoin if you win an auction on eBay!

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No matter which laboratory you prefer, I can get a report for any stone that you buy from me.  Most often clients choose GRS/Swisslab, GIT, Tokyo Gem Lab, or Lotus.  I think it is important for anyone who buys a gemstone to have accurate documentation so they know what they are buying.  It's just good business sense.


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I have access to amazing zircon here in Bangkok as we are very close to Cambodia.  In the northeast of Cambodia, Ratanakiri Province produces some of the world's finest zircon.  And no, zircon is not related in any way to "cubic zirconia" which is made in the lab.  Zircon is a natural stone that is mined from the earth.  This is an absolutely stunning 12-carat zircon that is Caribbean Sea Blue; this is the color of zircon that Cambodia is so famous for!















This material is available in a very wide range of sizes from stones under one carat to monsters of twenty carats or more.  Please inquire!

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While ruby is much more affordable since the mining in Montepuez, Mozambique came online, it is still not inexpensive.  One of the most desirable and beautiful substitutes is red tourmaline, often called "rubellite".  This is a beautiful 4-carat example of this beautiful Nigerian gemstone.













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The sapphire really looks good. Where is your shop located and website name? Do you deliver internationally?
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The sapphire really looks good. Where is your shop located and website name? Do you deliver internationally?

I agree with your username! Smiley

My wife and I have an office in the gem district in Silom, Bangkok- and yes, we deliver (almost) worldwide via FedEx, UPS, or registered mail.  Right now our e-commerce site is down for repairs but both tiptopgem.com (the older company started in 2003) and paragonuniversaltrade.com forward to the business Facebook page for Paragon Universal Trade.  Paragon is our Thai LLC that we established in 2013.

We can supply blue sapphire in any size.  The most common shapes are oval and pear, but rounds and cushions are also available.  Untreated, heated, and stones treated with heat and beryllium are available in the current market.

Feel free to send me a PM here on the forum, or just click on the link at the bottom of my posts and this will forward to Facebook where you can leave me a message.

Thanks!

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Several months ago I came across an absolutely amazing parcel of three stones.  I had seen sillimanite cat's eyes before, in fact I have sold many of them over the years as they are a desirable, beautiful, and rare collectible gemstone.  But I had never seen such large and beautiful ones.  Most sillimanite is dark-colored and can be reddish-Brown or purplish.  Only on very rare occasions have I seen colorless stones and they were always tiny- less than a few carats.  When I came across this parcel of stones I knew I had to have all three!  The smallest stone was about 14 carats but it has been sold to a collector/dealer in Canada.  The two that I have left weigh 28.48 carats and 38.26 carats.  Keep in mind that the vast majority of the sillimanite cat's eyes on the market are under three carats.  In the event that you see one that is 4+ carats, it is generally a very dark stone.  These are like water- amazingly clear.  It is hard to describe what it is like to hold one in your hand and have the light play over it as the "eye" moves- it is quite surreal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJSj1_IK6-I

Please take the time to look over the sillimanite cat's eyes on eBay if there is any question how rare these stones are!  I have never seen any approaching this size and quality and I would go as far as to say that the 38.26 carat is the finest and largest sillimanite cat's eye in existence.  If you see anything online that contradicts this please forward it to me.  I've been selling colored gemstones for over a decade and have sold hundreds of cat's eyes but have never seen one anything like this.  I looked very hard to find comparables at the Tucson gem show this year- NOTHING.

I priced the 28.48 carat stone at $600 per carat, but I've offered it to wholesalers for $300 per carat.  If a bitcoiner is interested in this stone I will sell it for $249 per carat.

The 38.26 carat stone was being offered at $800 per carat retail, or $400 per carat wholesale.  If someone pays in bitcoin I will take $369 per carat for this one.  This 38.26 carat stone belongs either in a museum, or in the collection of a connoisseur of fine, rare, and exceptionally large gemstones.  It would also make an astounding pendant that would gather attention and questions from anyone who sets eyes upon it.  Most large cat's eye gemstones are very rare, but sillimanite in this size is simply unheard of.  I believe it to be the largest and finest sillimanite cat's eye stone ever unearthed.
 
Both of these fine stones have independent laboratory reports:



GIT is one of the most respected independent gemological laboratories in Thailand.  Because these are both exceptionally large and rare stones virtually unheard of in this size, I will include (at my expense) an additional report from Tokyo Gem Lab for the buyer.  Very rare stones often have more than one report, and this increases liquidity in the event that you or your heirs desire to resell the gemstone.  Two reports from different independent and well-respected laboratories that both offer the same conclusion in regards to variety and species offers a lot of credibility.

These stones came from a dealer who purchased them in Mogok, Burma and since Mogok Valley is known to produce fine sillimanite this isn't a surprise. Either of these stones would make a superb addition to a gemstone collection, or would make an exceptionally attractive pendant in 18K white gold or 950 platinum.


I need to sell one or both of these stones.  For the next 10 days (until July 20th), I will offer either of them at 20% below the lowest prices that you see above.  If you or anyone in your immediate family is military or law enforcement, you will get an additional 5% off.  That's 25% below the lowest prices listed above including the military or police discount.  If you buy both stones, I will reduce the total price by an additional 5%.  These discounts are good if you pay with Paypal or bitcoin, and I also accept personal checks if you live in the USA (I have a permanent Ohio mailing address).  If you pay via bank wire I will give you an extra 2.25% discount!

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Here are some shots of the sillimanite 28.48ct.  This stone does amazing things to light!!!!!  The two pics on the right column, and the one in the lower left are displaying what gemologists call the "milk and honey effect"- that is a hallmark of a truly exceptional cat's eye!





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Natural, untreated spinel from Tajikistan.










Watch the video here:

https://youtu.be/DIciKJEcO-4

$550 per carat or best offer.  Includes shipping via registered mail and AIGS laboratory report.

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If you are looking for an extraordinarily rare UNTREATED ruby, this is a 1.11 carat Mozambican stone from the Montepuez mining area in northern Mozambique.  It has an independent laboratory report from GRS/Swisslab that is signed by Dr. Adolf Peretti, one of the most widely respected corundum experts on the planet.  Dr. Peretti notes that this stone is "pigeon's blood" red color, which is the most desirable color that ruby can exhibit.  It is an extremely saturated red color and is exceptionally clean and brilliant.  I've been asking 3600USD for this ruby, but if you pay in bitcoin I will accept $3300 plus shipping and insurance.  With UPS Express or FedEx, I can have this stone in your hand in 3-5 days in most any part of Europe, North America, Asia, or Australia for $135.



You can see a video of this stone here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyCJ6DDzlfE

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Just posted some new stones for auction with low starting prices!  Please take a look:

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This is an Ethiopian Welo opal that weighs 0.99 carats and measures 9.88 x 6.20 x 3.34mm deep.  It is untreated- no heat, no oil, no resin- no nonsense!  It was mined from the earth and cut and polished only.  30USD per carat and 12USD shipping via registered mail.






Here is a chance to win this stone CHEAP:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/162137084770?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

You can always pay with bitcoin if you win one of my eBay auctions.  Or, if you must, you can pay using the "great Satan" that is paypal.

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Several months ago I came across an absolutely amazing parcel of three stones.  I had seen sillimanite cat's eyes before, in fact I have sold many of them over the years as they are a desirable, beautiful, and rare collectible gemstone.  But I had never seen such large and beautiful ones.  Most sillimanite is dark-colored and can be reddish-Brown or purplish.  Only on very rare occasions have I seen colorless stones and they were always tiny- less than a few carats.  When I came across this parcel of stones I knew I had to have all three!  The smallest stone was about 14 carats but it has been sold to a collector/dealer in Canada.  The two that I have left weigh 28.48 carats and 38.26 carats.  Keep in mind that the vast majority of the sillimanite cat's eyes on the market are under three carats.  In the event that you see one that is 4+ carats, it is generally a very dark stone.  These are like water- amazingly clear.  It is hard to describe what it is like to hold one in your hand and have the light play over it as the "eye" moves- it is quite surreal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJSj1_IK6-I

Please take the time to look over the sillimanite cat's eyes on eBay if there is any question how rare these stones are!  I have never seen any approaching this size and quality and I would go as far as to say that the 38.26 carat is the finest and largest sillimanite cat's eye in existence.  If you see anything online that contradicts this please forward it to me.  I've been selling colored gemstones for over a decade and have sold hundreds of cat's eyes but have never seen one anything like this.  I looked very hard to find comparables at the Tucson gem show this year- NOTHING.

I priced the 28.48 carat stone at $600 per carat, but I've offered it to wholesalers for $300 per carat.  If a bitcoiner is interested in this stone I will sell it for $249 per carat.

The 38.26 carat stone was being offered at $800 per carat retail, or $400 per carat wholesale.  If someone pays in bitcoin I will take $369 per carat for this one.  This 38.26 carat stone belongs either in a museum, or in the collection of a connoisseur of fine, rare, and exceptionally large gemstones.  It would also make an astounding pendant that would gather attention and questions from anyone who sets eyes upon it.  Most large cat's eye gemstones are very rare, but sillimanite in this size is simply unheard of.  I believe it to be the largest and finest sillimanite cat's eye stone ever unearthed.
 
Both of these fine stones have independent laboratory reports:



GIT is one of the most respected independent gemological laboratories in Thailand.  Because these are both exceptionally large and rare stones virtually unheard of in this size, I will include (at my expense) an additional report from Tokyo Gem Lab for the buyer.  Very rare stones often have more than one report, and this increases liquidity in the event that you or your heirs desire to resell the gemstone.  Two reports from different independent and well-respected laboratories that both offer the same conclusion in regards to variety and species offers a lot of credibility.

These stones came from a dealer who purchased them in Mogok, Burma and since Mogok Valley is known to produce fine sillimanite this isn't a surprise. Either of these stones would make a superb addition to a gemstone collection, or would make an exceptionally attractive pendant in 18K white gold or 950 platinum.


I need to sell one or both of these stones.  For the next 10 days (until July 20th), I will offer either of them at 20% below the lowest prices that you see above.  If you or anyone in your immediate family is military or law enforcement, you will get an additional 5% off.  That's 25% below the lowest prices listed above including the military or police discount.  If you buy both stones, I will reduce the total price by an additional 5%.  These discounts are good if you pay with Paypal or bitcoin, and I also accept personal checks if you live in the USA (I have a permanent Ohio mailing address).  If you pay via bank wire I will give you an extra 2.25% discount!

Here is a picture of the 38.26 carat monster.  It is simply the largest and finest cat'e eye sillimanite that I've ever seen in over a decade in this business, and it is both the largest and finest by a very wide margin.




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July 15, 2016, 02:25:18 PM
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This is a Swiss blue topaz heart-shaped gemstone that weighs 8.03 carats.  $12.50 per carat plus $12 for registered mail. 

See the video of this beautiful, brilliant blue topaz here (click the gear and set it to 1080p HD):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7xwHp8HGqs

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I just listed two different UNTREATED Yowah/Koroit matrix opals from Queensland, Australia.  That's not crazy.  The insanity of it is the starting bid...ONE RED CENT.  Both have videos so please take a look!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/162140247025?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

http://www.ebay.com/itm/162140110954?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Of course, if you win an auction you can pay with bitcoin.  Friends don't let friends use paypal!

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I have access to amazing zircon here in Bangkok as we are very close to Cambodia.  In the northeast of Cambodia, Ratanakiri Province produces some of the world's finest zircon.  And no, zircon is not related in any way to "cubic zirconia" which is made in the lab.  Zircon is a natural stone that is mined from the earth.  This is an absolutely stunning 12-carat zircon that is Caribbean Sea Blue; this is the color of zircon that Cambodia is so famous for!




This material is available in a very wide range of sizes from stones under one carat to monsters of twenty carats or more.  Please inquire!

thats stunning - what does one do with such a large, deep stone?

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July 20, 2016, 07:46:08 AM
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Thank you klondike_bar!  This stone would be perfect for a collector of fine gemstones, but it is also quite possible to put it in a pendant.  As long as the bezel is deep enough to accommodate the stone and the base of the bezel is nice and wide all is well logistically.  Here is an example:



And a different one with a side view.  I would have made the base (that touches the neck of the wearer) a bit wider- if you flare that part out, it will be less likely to "flip" while being worn, but you get the idea:



Click those for larger images.

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I've just listed several more stones on eBay so please take a look!  I always take bitcoin for payment if you win an auction!

http://www.ebay.com/sch/paragonuniversaltrade/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

This is video of a gorgeous heliodor (yellow beryl) from Namibia that I just listed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYulTHtFeZo

Here is an awesome opal from Welo, Ethiopia with stunning play-of-color:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jCLu199sBE

There are more stones- just click the link to my eBay listings above and you will see them!  Also if you ever need a stone that is not listed don't hesitate to ask.  My wife and I are in Thailand, the colored gemstone capital of the world so we are able to source colored gemstones for far less cost than Western consumer markets.  Our office is just across the street from the Jewelry Trade Center in Silom, home to the largest gemstone bourse on the planet.  If you want a stone that is not in my inventory, I can go across the street and find exactly what you need.  We most often get requests for stones like ruby, sapphire, and emerald but we can also source rare and exotic collectible gemstones too.  Garnet, tourmaline, topaz, quartz, opal, tanzanite, and so many others are available in the market.  Let me find what you want!  You can send me a message on this forum, or you can go to tiptopgem.com or paragonuniversaltrade.com- both of these sites re-direct to Paragon Universal Trade's Facebook page where you can send me a message.  We have had a toll-free number for our American clients for over a decade- 800-607-1425.

IF YOU WANT TO EMAIL ME PLEASE SEND A MESSAGE VIA FACEBOOK OR ON THIS FORUM FIRST- I DON'T WANT TO BE SLAMMED WITH SPAM SO I DON'T POST MY EMAIL PUBLICLY.

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This is a stunning 18K white gold ladies ring with a Zambian emerald center stone and diamond accents.  This ring is "no compromise" from start to finish.  For example, instead of American white gold that is alloyed with nickel, we use European-style white gold that is alloyed with palladium- a noble metal.  People who are allergic to white gold are allergic to the nickel, and because palladium and gold are both hypoallergenic you won't have such problems with this ring.  

The emerald is a natural, mined stone and 3/4 carat, and treated only with colorless oil.  This is not a dyed stone, nor has it been treated with resin.  It is a gorgeous vivid green as fine emerald should be!  The accent diamonds are bright white as you can see in the video; they are not the dingy yellow stones that mass-market jewelers use!  Bright white, clean diamonds cost a little bit more but the stunning visual effect is worth the cost.  My wife and I selected each stone that went into this majestic ring by hand.  We choose only the most beautiful and brilliant stones!

This ring is a USA size 7 but can be resized to fit your special gal for a reasonable cost.  Please take a look at the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh4-VJE3L08

$749 plus shipping and insurance.

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Several auctions are below $50, some are even below $10 at this point:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/paragonuniversaltrade/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

I combine shipping so if you win more than one gemstone, you only pay a single shipping fee.  Of course I always accept bitcoin for any auction that you win!

I can supply any gemstone that you need from untreated ruby from Mozambique and sapphire from Ceylon to Zambian emerald treated only with colorless oil.  If you have a penchant for the truly exotic and rare, whether you want Burmese or Tajik clinohumite or Brazilian alexandrite, or any other collectible gemstone just get in touch with me.  I would be happy to answer your questions via e-mail if you send a private message on this forum, or just go to tiptopgem.com or paragonuniversaltrade.com which forwards to my business Facebook page. 



Unlike 99.999% of the gemstone retailers on eBay, I am actually a gemologist.  I am qualified to answer your questions and I would be more than happy to do so- just get in touch.  Whether you have a question about jewelry applications for a certain stone, or about gemstone treatments, or about the current market conditions in the world's largest gemstone trading center here in Thailand, I am happy to hear from you and share what I know!


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