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Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

Thank you ilovegemstones, I'm really happy with how things are progressing! =)

by mariedtiger

December 17th, 2014, 10:55 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bezel

Replies: 63

Views: 1708
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

Wise decision to follow your heart and choose the dreamring. And since the designer knows you are after maximum light return, the outcome will be more in line with the look you envisioned. It is such a feminine and elegant design. Happy waiting! Thank you Acinom! I can't wait, but there's Christmas...

by mariedtiger

December 14th, 2014, 11:00 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bezel

Replies: 63

Views: 1708
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

It looks fabulous!! How will the jeweller ensure that the bezel will not darken the stone? We talked back and forth about a lot of different ideas. The bezel in this design is very delicate (compared to the old one) and the cutwork will be designed to allow maximum light to reach the stone. I was t...

by mariedtiger

December 12th, 2014, 5:09 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bezel

Replies: 63

Views: 1708
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

MT, Do you have pictures of the profile showing the cutouts? I would want the pavilion to be as open as possible. Chrono, Thank you for asking. I'm probably buggin the designer to death, but I just sent her a message underlining that the design has to allow enough light and the pavillion has to be ...

by mariedtiger

December 12th, 2014, 4:50 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bezel

Replies: 63

Views: 1708
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

The bezel setting style is close to this, it is a new design based on an antique style that they found somewhere. I'll post pictures once they publish it.

by mariedtiger

December 11th, 2014, 12:10 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bezel

Replies: 63

Views: 1708
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

I had a design meeting today and after talking about different ideas, we agreed on this design in platinum, with milgrain on the bezels of the diamonds and with the sapphire set east-west in rosegold, in an "antiquey" bezel. It's a new tulip design of theirs, the metal is folded against th...

by mariedtiger

December 11th, 2014, 11:12 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bezel

Replies: 63

Views: 1708
Re: My holy grail violet sapphire from Gene

That is an awesome gem. I'm happy for you! Can't wait to see how you set it. :)

by mariedtiger

December 11th, 2014, 7:10 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: My holy grail violet sapphire from Gene

Replies: 60

Views: 1040
Re: Catch all thread - talk or better yet show us

Freke, that is so exciting and yet must be nerve wracking also. Keeping my fingers crossed that you love the end result. :))

Yes, the Tillander saga and tradition is fascinating. So much talent in that family. I'm glad Annette is taking international orders, her work is amazing. =)

by mariedtiger

November 17th, 2014, 3:05 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Catch all thread - talk or better yet show us

Replies: 3968

Views: 99646
Re: A setting for Acinom's green sugarloaf Paraiba???

So many great choices!!! I love the one from Lang Antiques the most, but all the ones where the stone gets to shine and the bling is mostly on the shank in a simple and elegant way are my favorites. We're so lucky, to get to live vicariously through you in this project. I'm excited for you! The rin...

by mariedtiger

November 16th, 2014, 9:46 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: A setting for Acinom's green sugarloaf Paraiba???

Replies: 98

Views: 1016
Re: Catch all thread - talk or better yet show us

packrat|1416063034|3784092 wrote:mariedtiger, I started talking w/Annette a couple weeks ago about a pendant!

I can't wait to see what she comes up w/for your stones!


Packrat, it makes me happy to hear that. She does amazing work. Me too, I'm trying not to be too impatient. :bigsmile:

by mariedtiger

November 16th, 2014, 9:39 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Catch all thread - talk or better yet show us

Replies: 3968

Views: 99646
Re: Catch all thread - talk or better yet show us

First picture of a ring project in white gold that should arrive just in time for Christmas from Annette Tillander. Gems: 0.64ct Fancy Deep Yellowish Orange, Pear, SI1 0.23ct Fancy Vivid Yellow Orange, Radiant, SI2 1.02ct, Asscher Cut, Fancy Light Yellow 1.23ct Asscher cut pink spinel 0.33ct 2 assc...

by mariedtiger

November 16th, 2014, 9:35 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Catch all thread - talk or better yet show us

Replies: 3968

Views: 99646
Re: Catch all thread - talk or better yet show us

First picture of a ring project in white gold that should arrive just in time for Christmas from Annette Tillander. Gems: 0.64ct Fancy Deep Yellowish Orange, Pear, SI1 0.23ct Fancy Vivid Yellow Orange, Radiant, SI2 1.02ct, Asscher Cut, Fancy Light Yellow 1.23ct Asscher cut pink spinel 0.33ct 2 assch...

by mariedtiger

November 15th, 2014, 6:36 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Catch all thread - talk or better yet show us

Replies: 3968

Views: 99646
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

Thank you TL!!! :) I'm thinking of going with platinum and rose gold.

by mariedtiger

November 15th, 2014, 6:08 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bezel

Replies: 63

Views: 1708
Re: A setting for Acinom's green sugarloaf Paraiba???

So many great choices!!! I love the one from Lang Antiques the most, but all the ones where the stone gets to shine and the bling is mostly on the shank in a simple and elegant way are my favorites. We're so lucky, to get to live vicariously through you in this project. I'm excited for you!

by mariedtiger

November 14th, 2014, 10:47 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: A setting for Acinom's green sugarloaf Paraiba???

Replies: 98

Views: 1016
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

Thanks Everyone! Yes, I really feel this will result in a great ring.

:dance:

by mariedtiger

November 14th, 2014, 10:43 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bezel

Replies: 63

Views: 1708
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

Thanks everyone for the support. I went in today, to ask about the ring and was met corteously. Long story short, there were a lot of miscommunications in this project and the person at the counter simply did not have enough knowledge to ask the right questions or inform me about designrelated issue...

by mariedtiger

November 14th, 2014, 10:15 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bezel

Replies: 63

Views: 1708

by mariedtiger

October 30th, 2014, 11:48 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Rainbow on my hand -Mexican Jelly Opal Ring

Replies: 22

Views: 1052
Re: My dream periwinkle sapphire ring!

I love that sapphire, such a beautiful color, my favorite!

by mariedtiger

October 5th, 2014, 7:25 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: My dream periwinkle sapphire ring!

Replies: 29

Views: 844
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

Don't listen to TL, I say go with yellow gold. :Up_to_something: I hope that either Annette or the original jeweller will be able to come up with something that blows your mind with the stone. It deserves something better and so do you. :)) This comment had me grinning ear to ear. :bigsmile: I defi...

by mariedtiger

October 1st, 2014, 3:54 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bezel

Replies: 63

Views: 1708
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

TL, You've given me something to think about here, thanks! I think I'm finding a new direction to go with this and it involves rose gold prongs. I have to mull it over a little more, but I feel on track again. Or a rose gold basket and prongs, white shank??? I'm sure in the end, you'll find somethi...

by mariedtiger

October 1st, 2014, 3:49 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bezel

Replies: 63

Views: 1708
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

.....I think my expectations have been loaded also because I've never invested like this in a gem and I was on the fence for such a long time. So I needed it to be perfect. And gems rarely, if ever, are perfect in all lighting conditions. very true that gems are rarely perfect in all lighting situa...

by mariedtiger

October 1st, 2014, 3:48 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bezel

Replies: 63

Views: 1708
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

Sorry to hear of your disappointment. A bench with a laser can remove just the head without affecting the rest of the ring. I had a similar bad experience going custom. Now I'm boring and only want "custom" setting for things I've seen before. I'm sorry to hear about you bad experience wi...

by mariedtiger

September 28th, 2014, 8:01 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bezel

Replies: 63

Views: 1708
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

TL,

You've given me something to think about here, thanks! I think I'm finding a new direction to go with this and it involves rose gold prongs. I have to mull it over a little more, but I feel on track again.

by mariedtiger

September 28th, 2014, 7:46 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bezel

Replies: 63

Views: 1708
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

MT, Just thinking of you and wondering what your plans are: 1. Are you going to talk to the shop again to see what they can do? 2. Or are you just going to go elsewhere to alter it into a semi-bezel? 3. Or are you leaving it as is (for now or permanently)? Chrono <3 Great questions. 1. No. As I've ...

by mariedtiger

September 26th, 2014, 11:31 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bezel

Replies: 63

Views: 1708
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

I always hope I will NOT love the stone or ring on first sight. I hope I like it, but I don' t want to love it. I find the things I love best, are the things I come to appreciate over time. But then, sometimes, after one has gotten to know the thing better, one knows what needs to change. It's stil...

by mariedtiger

September 26th, 2014, 11:20 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bezel

Replies: 63

Views: 1708
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

So sorry Mariedtiger, but eager to hear what the jeweler says when you go back. I can't wait to see this beauty in a more open setting! I have often kicked myself for choosing my local jeweler for a project over Sally when I have been in a rush and tempted. Stock settings are one thing but custom j...

by mariedtiger

September 26th, 2014, 11:16 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bezel

Replies: 63

Views: 1708
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

"And I'm feeling better now, because despite the downer, now I get to wear the sapphire and it has shown purple in different lighting conditions, more than I thought it ever would, even in this setting. Besides, there's something of marriage symbolism here - once you've seen someone at their w...

by mariedtiger

September 26th, 2014, 11:12 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bezel

Replies: 63

Views: 1708
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

Mariedtiger - so sorry it didn't turn out right! It's such a lovely stone, I don't know how they couldn't notice what had happened. I hope you'll be able to find a good solution. I agree with other people that it is really bizarre that the bezel is so enclosed. That doesn't look like the work a goo...

by mariedtiger

September 26th, 2014, 11:08 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bezel

Replies: 63

Views: 1708
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

So sorry to read your story... I am sure though you will find a good solution. In my screen the stone looks dark but not black at all. It'sa beautiful dark purple. I am glad you saw the beauty again in certain lighting. Yes, the solution is kind of getting here, now that I'm not in impatient hurry ...

by mariedtiger

September 26th, 2014, 11:05 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bezel

Replies: 63

Views: 1708
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

MT, I've never seen such an enclosed bezel. I would have thought that they might have had an opening here, as I'm depicting in the picture, and the one setting that DandT showed above. No wonder your poor stone looks so dark. When they were doing an enclosed bezel, I would have assumed some opening...

by mariedtiger

September 25th, 2014, 1:00 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bezel

Replies: 63

Views: 1708