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by mariedtiger

October 30th, 2014, 11:48 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Rainbow on my hand -Mexican Jelly Opal Ring

Replies: 20

Views: 898
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: 800
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: 45

Views: 1021
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: 45

Views: 1021
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: 45

Views: 1021
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: 45

Views: 1021
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: 45

Views: 1021
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: 45

Views: 1021
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: 45

Views: 1021
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: 45

Views: 1021
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: 45

Views: 1021
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: 45

Views: 1021
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: 45

Views: 1021
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: 45

Views: 1021
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

digdeep|1411670363|3756954 wrote:There is no reason they could not have bridged or carved or filigreed that bezel to allow light into the stone........and for cleaning purposes as well.


That is what I'm thinking as well.

by mariedtiger

September 25th, 2014, 12:43 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

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

Replies: 45

Views: 1021
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, 12:42 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

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

Replies: 45

Views: 1021
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

texaskj - yes, that exact feeling. I get so tongue tied in those situations, I just want to leave, hide, take the poor thing out of there and collect my thoughts in peace.

by mariedtiger

September 25th, 2014, 12:37 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

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

Replies: 45

Views: 1021
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

never ever be "impatient" to have a project completed and never ever plan to accomplish this type of decision-making on a lunch hour. yes, you should have trusted your gut and left. a good reminder to us all....... the pavilion on my spess is about as big as they get. the semi-bezel allow...

by mariedtiger

September 25th, 2014, 12:35 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

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

Replies: 45

Views: 1021
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

aww MT- I'm so sorry the setting disappoint you so much. I love the design, but if it changes the look of a stone, then its completely all wrong. I've been there more times than I want remember. I hope they can remake into something else for you. I'm not understanding how they cannot turn this into...

by mariedtiger

September 25th, 2014, 12:29 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

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

Replies: 45

Views: 1021
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

TL,

Thank you. <3 Here are some more pictures.

by mariedtiger

September 25th, 2014, 12:25 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

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

Replies: 45

Views: 1021
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

Gosh I'm sorry. I agree with the pp I can honestly see the purple in both photos, but I know that doesn't help much. I've gotten a custom design from a local store with no refunds before that turned out just absolutely terrible. I walked into the store and expressed in point by point detail how the...

by mariedtiger

September 25th, 2014, 7:00 am

Forum: Colored Stones

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

Replies: 45

Views: 1021
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

Gosh I'm sorry. I agree with the pp I can honestly see the purple in both photos, but I know that doesn't help much. I've gotten a custom design from a local store with no refunds before that turned out just absolutely terrible. I walked into the store and expressed in point by point detail how the...

by mariedtiger

September 25th, 2014, 6:40 am

Forum: Colored Stones

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

Replies: 45

Views: 1021
Re: From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bez

Thanks Everyone <3 I knew you would understand. Laurie - That is the upside of this, I realized I think I do need a prong setting anyway for this sapphire to shine. =) Somehow I think the disappointment this way, with an enclosed bezel was smaller, than it would have been with the original design wh...

by mariedtiger

September 25th, 2014, 6:06 am

Forum: Colored Stones

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

Replies: 45

Views: 1021
From purple rhapsody to black hole, a literal killer bezel

So, I went to get my wedding ring reset today. Here's the earlier thread: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/colored-stones/purple-rhapsody-sapphire-from-finewater-t205095.html To recap the story, I took my wedding ring with a blue spinel to a jeweler in town, to have a purple sapphire from Finewater g...

by mariedtiger

September 25th, 2014, 4:08 am

Forum: Colored Stones

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

Replies: 45

Views: 1021
Re: FCD CAD assistance request

I'm stunned. Graceful and beautiful. I admire your perseverance and persistence in this project. Great work.

by mariedtiger

September 23rd, 2014, 11:51 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: FCD CAD assistance request

Replies: 583

Views: 8072
Re: My new purple sapphire!

Soooooooo pretty!!!

by mariedtiger

September 8th, 2014, 2:33 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: My new purple sapphire!

Replies: 32

Views: 1072

by mariedtiger

September 1st, 2014, 8:45 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Help find a Padparadscha for an engagement ring.

Replies: 305

Views: 5587
Re: My pink diamond heart ring!!

That is gorgeous! I really like the shape of that heart and how the setting accentuates and repeats the shape. Lovely design.

by mariedtiger

August 31st, 2014, 5:46 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: My pink diamond heart ring!!

Replies: 36

Views: 830
Re: Pics of my 3 favorite stones

Good for you (the break)! And what lovely gems, I could stare at them for hours.

by mariedtiger

August 22nd, 2014, 11:32 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Pics of my 3 favorite stones

Replies: 32

Views: 1088
Re: Purple rhapsody/Sapphire from Finewater

This sapphire really is exquisite! Congratulations I was actually to the jeweler's today, where they said they can't make the same design with the sapphire, because it has such a fat belly and won't fit. So they will make a regular bezel. Do you mean it will be fully enclosed instead of a semi-beze...

by mariedtiger

August 22nd, 2014, 9:11 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Purple rhapsody/Sapphire from Finewater

Replies: 63

Views: 1096