Decisions

Bluepup18

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Hi, I am trying to decide on my Christmas present from hubby . I am going to look at the paper flower collection tomorrow. I am interested in the mini firefly in either the rubellite or spessartine but don’t know which one to chose .
 

BigAkoya

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Hi! For me, no question at all... spessartine. It’s a gorgeous stone, the prized ones are Fanta Orange (nicknamed after the color of the soda drink). Good luck to you.
 
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Bluepup18

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Hi, I was considering the rubellite because my engagement ring is pink sapphire and they looked close in color but I am also interested in the spessartine
 

BigAkoya

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Hi! If your engagement ring is a pink sapphire (congratulations by the way!), then for me, I would definitely get a spessartine. I would not want the ring to compete with the pink sapphire. The spessartine (e.g. Mandarin Garnet) is a beautiful stone. It also has a very high refractive index, so that stone will just sparkle and glow. The rubellite to me, has too much blue in it, so it looks like a dull raspberry. It is neither a bright pink sapphire nor a fire red ruby. Plus, don't fireflies glow orange yellow?! I think the spessartine would be super cute for a firefly.

I am sure either will look great. Congrats to you again!
 

Bluepup18

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So husband went to Tiffany’s Sunday they didn’t have the rubellite or spessartine in the store so he ordered the rubellite because he didn’t remember the spessartine at all . It arrived Tuesday to our home and I opened it and was underwhelmed by the size of the mini for the price. I just wasn’t impressed. I said I wanted to exchange for something . Our nearest store is 2 hours away. So we ended up driving there Christmas Eve morning and standing in line to exchange it for something else . I decided against the mini firefly in either of the above but came home with something. I will post in the Christmas post.