Rated 5 out of 5 by HonestAbe Bold & Beautiful
I received these gemstones a day before their scheduled delivery date. When I opened the box, I was amazed at the color & the size of these two gems. They are more striking in person, I love the way they sparkle in the sunlight. I would highly recommend them. I am very satisfied with my purchase.
February 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Spoiled1 Perfect
These stones are perfectly matched in size, color, & quality. I also purchased the gemtite stud earring castings to mount them & they popped into place like they were made for these stones. They are gorgeous; however, a little heavy for studs & tilt downward a bit. Wish they had the larger backs to hold the stones up. I still love them & will wear them often. The best part is I made them myself. Thanks JTV for making that possible!
November 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ebg72 Striking and larger than expected.
Even though I knew the diameter and carat weight of the stones as I bought them, they appeared to be larger than I expected once they arrived. The matched pair were well matched, especially in terms of stone depth. They were set in rose gold bezel earring settings and are simply beautiful.
November 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by luvtomakejewels More affordable than black diamonds
A truly dependable stone for cut and color. Will be purchasing more.
July 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Coleenie Nice Enough
These are very pretty to the eye, and were such a deal I would not be willing to send them back. But -
They aren't much of a match when I look at them with my uber-cool lighted JTV loupe. One has more of a bluish cast, and more chipping and roughness along the cut line.
The other is more of a true black, and the cut lines are very crisp and sharp.
They both have a nice lustre. I love their large size too.
I will make them into dangle earrings, and no one will be the wiser.
October 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PuffDragon Really nice Black Spinels
I bought the pair because I wanted an 8 mm to set in a sterling silver setting I bought from JTV and the pair was a better value than a single stone. I had the stone set in a 4-prong silver setting and it is absolutely gorgeous. I am so pleased with how the ring came out. Now I have a "black diamond" engagement ring and no one know how little it cost. It is beautiful. AND...a big plus is that I have an additional stone left for a pendant or whatever. This was a great value and I am very pleased with how the ring came out. JTV does it again.
February 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Debra2004 LOVE BLACK SPINEL
Also purchased some gemtite castings, set them myself and I immediately had a beautiful pair of earrings that catch a lot of light and are the perfect size for earrings. The picture shows these 8mm round stones to be oval.....JTV should change the picture so it shows them as round and not ovals.
March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jescharking always a dependable gemstone
I love these gemstones. Black is a great color and the kids love them for earnings.
December 15, 2012