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Kismet

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I was browsing sparklequest on etsy and I couldn't stop at just one. Their shipping was super quick across the country, I ordered them on Friday and I got them Monday.

First up are a pair of pink opal briolettes. These are drilled all the way through so I could add stones fore or aft or both! The rounds pink tanga garnets, about 6mm.

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Kismet

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Next are a pair of Cherry Creek jasper. I just loved the design and contrasting colors on these guys. The first photo makes them look like they're different sizes but they're a matched pair.

And then I got a pair of Oregon sunstone briolettes. These are only partially drilled. They're a pale peach color with some nice schiller.

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Kismet

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And one last sunstone pic.

And the last piece I purchased was pyrite in quartz. It's more translucent than it looks at first glance. It's also surprisingly light.

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natsplat

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Oh they are gorgeous! I love those cherry creek jaspers in particular: so cool - almost like oil paintings, but in gem form! I have been eyeing up sparklequest myself :oops: and I bought a medium-large cab sunstone a couple of days ago - one with pink schiller. It looks like I will be very happy with it, if the quality is anything like your stunners :love:
 

JewelFreak

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Those are absolutely great & so unusual. The jasper's a knockout! Love the color of the sunstones too. And the combination of opals & garnets -- yow!
 

T L

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Awesome cabs, I am particularly in love with the jasper.
 

chrono

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The jaspers are just perfect - well match and the colour contrast is beautiful!
 

SB621

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Oh those cabs are gorgeous!! How do you plan on setting them? I hope you do earrings with the opals!

off to lurk on etsy and find that store!
 

Kismet

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natsplat|1311073038|2972075 said:
Oh they are gorgeous! I love those cherry creek jaspers in particular: so cool - almost like oil paintings, but in gem form! I have been eyeing up sparklequest myself :oops: and I bought a medium-large cab sunstone a couple of days ago - one with pink schiller. It looks like I will be very happy with it, if the quality is anything like your stunners :love:
Thanks! I do love the pattern on them. Make sure to post pics of your sunstone when you get it!
JewelFreak said:
Those are absolutely great & so unusual. The jasper's a knockout! Love the color of the sunstones too. And the combination of opals & garnets -- yow!
Thanks! I lucked out with those garnets being just the right shade of pink/red. My other garnets are too orange/red to look good with the pink.

TL said:
Awesome cabs, I am particularly in love with the jasper.
They look even nicer in person and you can't beat the price either.

Chrono said:
The jaspers are just perfect - well match and the colour contrast is beautiful!
Thanks! The contrast was definitely what drew me in when looking.

Sarahbear621 said:
Oh those cabs are gorgeous!! How do you plan on setting them? I hope you do earrings with the opals!

off to lurk on etsy and find that store!
They're all going to be earrings (except for the quartz). I think I will set the opals with the garnets on top and maybe just a gold bead on the bottom. The sunstones will just be capped and I'll use them as earring charms. I'll probably bezel set the jasper and have them hang from lever backs.
 

movie zombie

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love cabs and yours are really great.
 

Indylady

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Lovely cabs! I really love the opal brios, very elegant.
 

LD

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The jaspers are STUNNING! Lucky you!
 

platinumrock

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They are all beautiful, but I especially love the jasper as well. The colors and patterns are just stunning. They really stand out! I can totally see them as earrings.
 

Kismet

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Thank you movie zombie, IndyLady, LovingDiamonds, crasru & platinumrock!

I don't know why, but I'm kind of surprised that the jaspers are the big favorite.
 

pregcurious

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I especially love the opals and the jaspers. Would you consider setting the opals with morganites?
 

Kismet

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pregcurious|1311286957|2974103 said:
I especially love the opals and the jaspers. Would you consider setting the opals with morganites?
Hrm, I probably would not set the opals with morganites for 2 reasons: 1) I don't currently own any and I have a bunch of other stones that need setting and 2) I think morganites would be too pale and they would just fade into the opals. I prefer the pop of color with the garnets.
 

brandy_z28

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Kismet|1311072180|2972070 said:
Next are a pair of Cherry Creek jasper. I just loved the design and contrasting colors on these guys. The first photo makes them look like they're different sizes but they're a matched pair.

And then I got a pair of Oregon sunstone briolettes. These are only partially drilled. They're a pale peach color with some nice schiller.
Oh wow! The Cherry Creek Jasper is fascinating! :love: The sunstones are very pretty as well. :appl:
 
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