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A Parti Sapphire--my first custom project

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by Module, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. Module
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    by Module » Jul 16, 2019
    Early this year, I finally got the promotion that I have waited too long, so I decided to get something nice to celebrate. Not knowing much about gemstones, I turned to Costco as I used to but this time nothing caught my eyes. I started to do some random search and google led me to this forum. There are so much helpful information here and I indulged myself in reading interesting post after post, browsing site after site of the trusted vendors and before I know it I have saved several hundreds jewelry pictures.

    Finally I felt I was ready to pull the trigger. I placed an order to buy a spinel and a sapphire from MasterCutGems. Dana was so nice and emailed me that although I was a week late on the sale, he would still offer the sale price and refunded the differences. I was unexpectedly pleased!

    Soon after I contacted David Klass to initiate the project. I actually used @lovedogs blue topaz ring made by HoW as my inspiration picture, and said the general idea was a bezel setting with moderate metal halo. The first CAD arrived in my email inbox 5 days later, looks pretty much the same as the inspiration photo with rope halo. Not totally impressed with it, I sent a few more pictures and said I preferred something more romantic, like scrollwork resembles leaf or sea waves. Not a word of complaining, the second CAD was received a week later. This time he added 4 small accent diamonds on the north-south and east-west directions and with some changes in the halo, it looked closer to what I like but still something was not right. After days of searching, finally I saw an antique coin with a halo I like most. I emailed back and said just use this halo and also incorporate the 4 accent stones. The third time is the charm, 20 days later, a finished video!

    Here are some screenshots of the video:
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    and some hand shots:

    In my bathroom under flashlight
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    in house on a cloudy day:

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  2. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Jul 16, 2019
    ooooooo I LOVE THIS!!!!! DK did an outstanding job, and it's gorgeous!
     
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  3. Lilith112
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 16, 2019
    Ohhh so pretty! I love how it's both modern and a bit Art Nouveau feeling! And the color is gorgeous even during a cloudy day :kiss2:
     
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  4. icy_jade
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    by icy_jade » Jul 16, 2019
    Pretty! I love parti-gems. :appl:
     
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  5. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Jul 16, 2019
    Love your ring! It’s subtle and lovely like antique lace.
     
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  6. YC
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    by YC » Jul 16, 2019
    I like this. Such a pretty halo!
     
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  7. arkieb1
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    by arkieb1 » Jul 16, 2019
    Pretty stone and a really gorgeous setting, congrats!!!
     
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  8. Iwanttosparkle
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    by Iwanttosparkle » Jul 16, 2019
    It’s beautiful . Your ring looks very classic and practical. I love bezels and hope to get a sapphire in a bezel setting someday. Congratulations on your promotion!
     
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  9. T L
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    by T L » Jul 16, 2019
    Beautiful ring! What is the carat weight of the center stone? What does the back of the ring look like? I love to see all angles of DK’s work. Dana was nice to honor the sale price.
     
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  10. tyty333
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    by tyty333 » Jul 16, 2019
    Really pretty! Congratulations on your promotion!
     
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  11. marymm
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    by marymm » Jul 16, 2019
    What a beautiful setting, and the perfect home for the parti-sapphire!

    I too would love to know the carat weight and dimensions of the sapphire, and to see profile views of the ring ... just a lovely combo!
     
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  12. Module
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    by Module » Jul 16, 2019
    Thank you all! I got tremendous help here and can't express enough of it. It is a Madagascar heat only sapphire re-cut by Dana from a 2.0 ct windowed stone and ended with a 7.7*6.3*4.8mm 1.88ct stone. The parti sapphire is interesting, depending on the light and view angle, sometimes I could see more blue and sometimes I could see more yellow. I will take more pictures showing back and sides once I'm home.
     
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  13. Tekate
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    by Tekate » Jul 16, 2019
    I'm pretty sure I saw your ring on IG? maybe not but I can say it's beautiful!!!
     
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  14. Module
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    by Module » Jul 16, 2019
    yes it was posted on DK's IG.
     
  15. leslie1956
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    by leslie1956 » Jul 16, 2019
    You and DK really hit it out of the ballpark with this ring!
     
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  16. natasha-cupcake
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    by natasha-cupcake » Jul 16, 2019
    It's a beautiful ring! I, too, saw this on Instagram and fell in love with it. Congratulations on a job well done!
     
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  17. bludiva
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    by bludiva » Jul 16, 2019
    :kiss2: so pretty!
     
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  18. LisaRN
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    by LisaRN » Jul 16, 2019
    Beautiful! :appl:
     
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  19. Eady
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    by Eady » Jul 16, 2019
    Beautiful! I love the halo :love:

    Edited to add: congratulations on the promotion at well! What a great way to celebrate.
     
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  20. ksage92
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    by ksage92 » Jul 16, 2019
    This is stunning! Love it!
     
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  21. Module
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    by Module » Jul 16, 2019
    A few more views:

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  22. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Jul 16, 2019
    The underside view is almost as amazing as the top! Awesome!!!!
     

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