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#JOTW A cotton candy pink Mahenge spinel ring from David Klass

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    by elle_71125 » Aug 9, 2019
    I don’t know how many of you already know this about me but I kinda have a things for pink spinels. I just love them. :kiss2:
    I started with a Mahenge spinel from CvB, which I am crazy about, but it tends to be more cherry colored (hence her name, Cherry Bomb). I still wanted a straight pink spinel without the red.
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    So I bought this gorgeous pink cushion from @arkieb1 . Fantastic color but I still wanted that pink, pink, pink.
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    And then this (still to be set) pink Mahenge from GranGem. This baby has incredible fluorescence so it looks amazing under the sun. Alas, it still has a little more red than I wanted.
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    Finally, I saw this gorgeous hot pink Mahenge spinel from GranGem on Etsy.
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    I was crazy about its straight up pink color but it was an emerald cut so I added it to my “favorites list” and moved on. I just don’t know what to do with emerald cut gems (way outside my wheel house :confused2:). Besides, I already have plenty of pink spinels, right? Right? Anyway, I kept going back and looking at it (because that color) but I couldn’t pull the trigger...until one day, when a gorgeous new ring popped up on here. @D&T shared her brand new creation and I practically swooned. It was stunning! For those of you who don’t remember...here you go. She has since sold it (the PS turnover rate is legendary :mrgreen2:).

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    I loved the way the emerald cut had been softened with a rounder halo. This was the sign I’d been waiting for so I snapped up the emerald cut Mahenge, reached out to D&T for some helpful advice, and sent the spinel off to the wonderful David Klass Jewelry. After the standard waiting period, they were finished. Sadly, it wasn’t love at first sight. The halo had little “stems” holding it onto the center stone. I was disappointed, honestly. :(sad The stems didn’t show up during the CAD phase, unfortunately, and I wasn’t able to foresee that issue (because I still suck at reading CADs). I shared my feelings with the team at David Klass jewelry and they went above and beyond to make sure I was happy. The ring went back into production. This was all a great reminder of why I work with DKJ almost exclusively. They are freaking awesome!!! :love: :love: :love:

    So I guess it’s time to share my new ring, huh? Ok, here goes...

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    I used a combination of rose gold and platinum. So the halo and shank are platinum, while the center stone bezel and shoulders are rose gold.

    Details on center stone:
    Precision emerald cut pink Mahenge spinel
    1.67ct
    8.6x5.3x3.95
    Small feather off to the side

    More pics coming up. :mrgreen2:
     
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    by Lykame » Aug 9, 2019
    Fabulous! Great ring just in general and the last one... great! I cannot wait for more photos. Would be interesting to see the original version that you had remade, too, if you're willing and able. :geek2: I always love a happy ending!
     
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    by LightBright » Aug 9, 2019
    Perfection. I’d love to hear how this ring feels to wear. It is exquisitely designed. Impeccable color combination with rose and platinum complimenting the amazing color of the spinel and each other! Wear it with joy and health!
     
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    by Slick1 » Aug 9, 2019
    That’s delicious! Beautiful job choosing the setting. It’s perfect.
     
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    by meely » Aug 9, 2019
    Oooh this is lovely Elle! Gorgeous color, love the cut and the design and the combo of plat. & rose gold! Looking forward to finger shots and perhaps a group shot of the pink family :twisted2:
     
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    by icy_jade » Aug 9, 2019
    I love all of them! :kiss2:

    Second a group shot.
     
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    by Austina » Aug 9, 2019
    Sheer gorgeousness :love:
     
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    by bling_dream19 » Aug 9, 2019
    I'm obsessed and would love a pink spinel! Congratulations - it's an absolutely beautiful ring and I just love the true pink color :love::kiss2::geek2:
     
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    by hypermom » Aug 9, 2019
    I’m really loving platinum and rose gold together. Your ring is perfection! You and DK did great.
     
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    by D&T » Aug 9, 2019
    I freaking love your version it’s the most perfect setting ever for your newest addition! Your other spinels are all amazing as well but this takes the cake!!!:kiss2::love::love::love::love: I may borrow this idea for something of color down the road :twisted2: congrats! You have the most glorious colored collection and I love all your rings!!!!!! :love::love::love:
    I’m so glad DK remade it it’s perfect now! Well done love the Rose gold and platinum combo!
     
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    by Hivona » Aug 9, 2019
    WOW! that gem was in my favorites on Etsy for a quite a long time but I have never made a purchase from GranGem & don't spend that much time on Etsy. I kind of forgot about it. You turned it into a truly stunning ring! I'm calling Dibs! haha! Emerald cut is my favorite shape and I love what you did with it here!
     
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    by Rfisher » Aug 9, 2019
    What a pretty stone! The setting is beautiful for it- D&T’s was gorgeous, but I love the tweaks you did.
    I, also, would like to see the original CAD and version if you are ok with that?. It’s a learning process to see, and I find it interesting.
    DKJ is just so easy to work with - love them!

    Is that his 18k rose?
     
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    by Starfacet » Aug 9, 2019
    Gah that is GORGEOUS!!!
     
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    by Bonfire » Aug 9, 2019
    I love the color of the stone and the setting is sublime! Truly beautiful!
     
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    by arkieb1 » Aug 9, 2019
    Gorgeous, we need handpics!!!!
     
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    by motownmama » Aug 9, 2019
    What a color!!! What a setting!!!
    Pls do a family shot!
     
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    by Catmom » Aug 9, 2019
    Beautiful!
     
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    by whitewave » Aug 9, 2019
    I love it! It’s gorgeous. I have that original ring saved too lol

    Enjoy!!! The stone is a beautiful color. :love::love:
     
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    by Acinom » Aug 9, 2019
    That’s gorgeous!! What a fabulous ring. Amazing detailing. Love the side view as well. And what a stone!!!

    We need handpics and a family pic
     
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    by elle_71125 » Aug 9, 2019
    A couple more pics at work. Thank you Mrs. Hanging plant for the backdrop. :mrgreen2:

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    by Diamond Girl 21 » Aug 9, 2019
    I absolutely love your rings! I adore all shades of pink. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    by elizat » Aug 9, 2019
    I normally don't really gravitate to pink, but that's a beautiful ring! The setting is very special!
     
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    by canuk-gal » Aug 9, 2019
    HI:

    Lovely!:love:

    cheers--Sharon
     
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    by yennyfire » Aug 9, 2019
    That is gorgeous!! I love how you get both the elegant emerald cut stone softened by the halo...simply perfect.....and that color!! :love:
     
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    Absolutely stunning!
     
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    All kinds of deliciousness! Wow!
    Talk about a striking ring!
     
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    Second this, family pictures!
     
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