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What to give my wife for Valentine's Day?

Sunstone
5 (33.3%)
Red jasper
1 (6.7%)
Both - cause she probably deserves them for puting up with me
9 (60%)
Neither, sell them on ebay and give her nothing as usual!
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 15

Voting closed: February 13, 2012, 04:23:36 PM

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Fullerton

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Valentine's Day Dilemma
« on: February 11, 2012, 04:23:36 PM »
Finished these two cabs in recent days.  One is a sunstone from China and the other is red jasper from Tamworth.  I found the jasper at a mate's place during my recent holidays.  The jasper finish is actually super glossy but it didn't come out in the image with sunlight on it.  It does have a hairline crack and minor pitting, though these are indiscernable in the hand.

Anyway, my dilemma is which to give my wife for Valentine's Day   ??? It's too hard to decide as the sunstone is rare and spectacular while the jasper has personal significance and is spectacular ...

So you decide, please help me by voting and maybe, just maybe it'll go Ok on the day ...


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mehoose

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Re: Valentine's Day Dilemma
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012, 04:34:40 PM »
Sunstone, hands down.
Rare, only 'one of' of your wife
She did say smaller
It's gorgeous.
Got it? Good.
ps. you wear the Jasper  :P
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Re: Valentine's Day Dilemma
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2012, 04:47:05 PM »
I voted for both but I really like the sunstone - that is a nice piece that would wear very well and being rare makes it even more special.

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Re: Valentine's Day Dilemma
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2012, 06:27:47 PM »
both now, because if she ever finds out you considered giving her both and didn't you will only get a few broken bones if your lucky.
good luck.

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Re: Valentine's Day Dilemma
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2012, 08:04:13 PM »
very nice free fourms you shood give her both of them and let her decide which one she would like  :D ;D
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Re: Valentine's Day Dilemma
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2012, 08:30:05 PM »
No votes for the ebay option ... whatever happened to 'treat them mean to keep them keen'? 

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Re: Valentine's Day Dilemma
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2012, 08:50:23 PM »
Ho, might have to take back that 'Get out of Doghouse' free card.  Grrrr.
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Re: Valentine's Day Dilemma
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2012, 11:30:08 PM »
Already got her flowers yesterday ... said they were an early Valentine's but it was really cause they were on special (half price) .... mwahahahaha

Lucky she isn't an ALF member.

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Re: Valentine's Day Dilemma
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2012, 11:36:56 PM »
Ahahaha PMSL
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Re: Valentine's Day Dilemma
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2012, 11:42:57 PM »
Just checked on the flowers ... they are wilting, probably why they were on special  :P Don't think they'll keep me in credit until Valentines.    :'(
Prices are gonna go up, she can't double-dip and expect another bunch  >:(

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Re: Valentine's Day Dilemma
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2012, 12:43:31 AM »
Well now you'll need to press a good one, make a quartz cab, then assemble in a pendant for next years..recycling dude  ;)
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Re: Valentine's Day Dilemma
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2012, 09:29:28 AM »
There is no selection for "give her diamonds instead" !!!!
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Re: Valentine's Day Dilemma
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2012, 10:27:00 AM »
LOL.
That Jasper looks like a Jasper/hematite mix that I have from Penguin, damn hard for me to photograph but you snagged it.
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Re: Valentine's Day Dilemma
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2012, 12:01:02 PM »
But Klingon, diamonds are so boring  ... unless they are coloured and then they're too expensive.  I've got plenty of clear topaz if she merely wanted a sparkly rock. 

Not sure I did that well Mehoose.  The irons shows well but it's at the expense of the good polish on the stone and accentuates the pitting.  Here's a retake. 

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Re: Valentine's Day Dilemma
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2012, 01:36:29 PM »
Nah, personally prefer the first pic, reckon that's probably close to real life. If you could only use one pic I'd go with one that didn't show shine to really show truest colour and patterns. If you had room to show more, then you could use one that showed level of polish at the sacrifice of 'seeing it all'. Of course ideally it's to get both in the one but seeing as I'm so crap in that department I won't give advice on 'how to'. Also, if I was looking with the view to buying, I'd rather see a pit and know it was there..if you follow.
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