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Acinom's Adventures - 2016 edition

Acinom

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The photo's I just
received from young
and talented Australian
based designer Alistair
Kelsey.

The stone is set in his
new Radiance design in
18K white gold.

I love the flow of his
rings. He does with metal
what fashion designer do
with fabric.

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Acinom

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And Alistair's glamour
pic.

Thank you Jeff White and
Alistair Kelsey for creating
such beauty!!

The purpe garnet was featured
on the cover of the Journal of
Gemmology earlier this year.

I love how the ring leaves so
much area's of the stone ex-
posed.

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Siameseroo

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This ring is incredible and how special that your stone was featured in the journal of gemmology!

I love that the setting is substantial but flows beautifully.
 

Lovinggems

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A pin excellent start to your 2016 edition, you have a great eye for gems and settings. :appl:
 

Niel

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I knew it had to be yours as soon as I saw it. He seems to really love his creation, too.

It's beautiful

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picante27

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Your ring is beautiful! I love how open the setting is, it really shows off your amazing garnet. :love:
 
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Absolutely gorgeous, Acinom! The setting stands alone, with all its curves, but yet it allows the garnet to stand out and shine. What a combo! Lovely. :D Cannot wait to see it on your hand!
 

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I've been waiting to see how you would set this beauty...and you did not disappoint. Gorgeous! :love:
I love that the ring's style really lets your purple garnet shine. I can't wait to see your hand pics, once you get it.
 

lovedogs

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Gorgeous, Acinom!!! Of course AK did an incredible job, as always!! Great choice to leave so much of the stone exposed--that way it really is the star of the show :) can't wait for hand shots!!!
 

Acinom

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Aww, thank you all for you super kind words arkieb, ricezo, Lovinggems, Niel, picante, Sparkliesluver, elle & lovedogs :wavey:

arkieb: I am super happy with my Jeff White stone. I love his cutting.
ricezo: yes, I envisioned a sturdy yet feminine look for the garnet. Such fun indeed that it was featured by the Journal of Gemmology.
Lovinggems: you are super kind, thank you!
Niel: Alistair creates his pieces with so much dedication. On his FB he says this:
'Radiance - I would like to introduce my new design, Radiance. A flow of light and shadow lines rolling off full bodied shoulders, sweeping up to a cushion cut purple garnet, suspended in four claws of 18ct white gold.'
picante: I love that aspect as well, ie the fact that Alistair created a design that shows as much of the stone as possible.
Sparkliesluver: thank you for liking my curvy ring!
elle: it might take a while before I will have the ring shipped. I might wait until Alistair has created the next ring :lol:. In total he will create 3 more rings for me.
lovedogs: Alistair did such an amazing job in creating a curvy sturdy ring which lets the garnet be the star of the show.

A video of the ring: https://www.facebook.com/410960278929548/videos/1389730447719188/
 

Loves Vintage

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Fabulous-ness! I'm not sure what else to say! Love everything about your new ring and add me to the list of those waiting to see hand shots!!
 

arabella

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Oh my goodness I love it! The metal cradles the stone so delicately, yet it is a substantial ring. I love his work. I can't wait to see it on your finger!
 

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Hellooooooo Acinom! :wavey:
You never disappoint in your posts.. you ALWAYS have the most gorgeous and unusual stones and pieces. I just love to see your new piece of the day/month/year.
FANTASTIC!!!!! :appl: :appl: :appl:
 

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HI:

Outstanding. :appl: :love:

cheers--Sharon
 

pinkjewel

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very sleek and totally different from many of your other designs!
 

dk168

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Another masterpiece, thanks for sharing!

DK :love:
 

sarahb

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Always a treat to open one of your SMTB threads Acinom, thanks for sharing, it is gorgeous! :love: :love:
 

Rothschild55

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Actinomycetes,
Your ring is stunning!!! I have followed your ring designs over the last year and each ring is gorgeous! Which 3 stones are you going to set next???
 

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What a great combo...the sleek simplicity is perfect for the stunning stone.

Does this thread mean your ban is over this year? :lol:
 

_lovesvintage_

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Love!!! Congrats on another beauty. I agree with everyone that said seeing so much of the stone itself while being set is amazing!!!
 

Acinom

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Thank you all! I enjoyed reading your comments Lovinggems, Loves Vintage, arabella, Rubies-R-Me, canul-gal, pinkjewel, dk, sarahb, Rothchild, lilmosun & lovesvintage :wavey:

Rothschild55 said:
Actinomycetes,
Your ring is stunning!!! I have followed your ring designs over the last year and each ring is gorgeous! Which 3 stones are you going to set next???
I love what you did with my name Rothchild :lol:
These are the stones that will be set by Alistair:

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My Australian black opal will also be set by Alistair. I am expecting drawings for the Sunstone Iolite and the opal soon.

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Acinom|1459289970|4012769 said:
My Australian black opal will also be set by Alistair. I am expecting drawings for the Sunstone Iolite and the opal soon.
I love your opal! Where is it from?

This isn't your iolite is it?

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Acinom

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ricezo|1459331685|4013027 said:
Acinom|1459289970|4012769 said:
My Australian black opal will also be set by Alistair. I am expecting drawings for the Sunstone Iolite and the opal soon.
I love your opal! Where is it from?

This isn't your iolite is it?
Thank you Ricezo!! The opal is from blackopaldirect.com.

That iolite ring belongs to lovedogs. She posted some pics in the Alistair Kelsey thread: [URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/the-alistair-kelsey-collection.218921/page-2']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/the-alistair-kelsey-collection.218921/page-2[/URL]
Her and dk's stones from The Gem Trader were the inspiration to buy my stone.

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I'm sorry we have to wait to see handpics :naughty: I can't wait to see all your new rings, this one and the new zircon with the skinny baguettes should be magnificent, can't wait to see what he comes up with for the other two stones....
 

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ricezo|1459331685|4013027 said:
Acinom|1459289970|4012769 said:
My Australian black opal will also be set by Alistair. I am expecting drawings for the Sunstone Iolite and the opal soon.
I love your opal! Where is it from?

This isn't your iolite is it?
This is my iolite ring from AK. He did an incredible job--the ring is so solid-feeling, but light at the same time. Kind of hard to describe, but one of the most comfortable rings I own. I typically prefer more ornate settings, but the way he makes metal "flow" is incredible and makes me adore his designs. I can't wait to work with him again, and until I can I get to live vicariously through Acinom! :)
 
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