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#JOTW AJ''s James Meyer Garnet bezel ring..

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arjunajane

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...Is finally here!!


After only a two month wait and one drive to the *Airport* to pick it up - (don''t ask!), I have my ring!

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Cushion cut Umbalite Garnet from Gene at Precision Gem, 3.1cts, 8.62mm. Colour 5 and clarity 4+ (original thread here).

What can I say about this gem, I love it! I know many people may think it odd setting a reasonably inexpensive stone
like garnet in a nicer setting, but I couldn''t be happier

My Fi''s birthstone is garnet and mine is ruby, so I got a *kinda* ruby-coloured garnet


Hand forged setting in 18k yellow gold with platinum bezel and side-wraps, style #1345
from the wonderful Mr James Meyer. This setting is, imho, perfection - Jim is a true master and a gentleman,
I could not recommend his services higher !

Of course, I must thank my friend Coati, without who I would still be ignorant of JM and would not own
this gorgeous ring - Thanks hon


Ok, pics - I have tons of course



First, one in my completely amateur lightbox

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some flower ones..

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I love the hand done stamp..

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hand pics..

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a lil farther away..

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and yes, if anyone is wondering, I did match my polish to the garnet - and from memory!


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my fave view


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Wow. That is absolutely beautiful! My birthstone is a garnet, so I have a special appreciation for them=) I have also loved all the James Meyer rings I have seen on PS--in fact, someday I hope to redesign my ring and get one of my own! I love the color of your garnet--gorgeous ring!
 

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OH AJ......I''M IN LOVE....WHAT A BEAUTY....CONGRATULATIONS...THIS IS ONE OF MY MOST FAVORITE RINGS EVER!!!


Lori
 

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or maybe the profile..

It's set at the perfect height, I really like how the culet is just *almost* touching the bridge


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well missy, maybe it's because we all fell asleep while you went off for "30-45 minutes" to take the photos!
It's gorgeous!!! Wear it in good health!

ETA, I see you edited out your "silence is deafening" comment...which makes my comment not make much sense at all.
 

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Yup. I''m gonna have to get myself one of these someday in the future.

Gorgeous AJ!!!!
 

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AJ, what''s your ring size?
 

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Date: 4/16/2009 3:00:26 AM
Author: TravelingGal
well missy, maybe it''s because we all fell asleep while you went off for ''30-45 minutes'' to take the photos!
It''s gorgeous!!! Wear it in good health!

ETA, I see you edited out your ''silence is deafening'' comment...which makes my comment not make much sense at all.
ha ha, yeah sorry - I noticed some people had posted at the same time


That hand is a size 4.75 - 5, I got this ring in a 5.
It was intended to be a RHR, on which I''m a 6 - but at the last minute I got worried that because it''s so delicate I may ruin
it on my right hand, so I changed it to the 5. I think once I''ve worn it a lil I will get it resized to the 6..

Thanks TG - have you still made up your mind on JM?
 

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Absolutely spectacular!
 

arjunajane

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Thankyou Kelley, you should go for it, as soon as I saw Coati''s I new I needed one !

Thankyou Lori hon


hey Freke, thankyou !


Anyone up for more pics yet..?

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more flower ones..

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Date: 4/16/2009 3:32:08 AM
Author: arjunajane

Date: 4/16/2009 3:00:26 AM
Author: TravelingGal
well missy, maybe it''s because we all fell asleep while you went off for ''30-45 minutes'' to take the photos!
It''s gorgeous!!! Wear it in good health!

ETA, I see you edited out your ''silence is deafening'' comment...which makes my comment not make much sense at all.
ha ha, yeah sorry - I noticed some people had posted at the same time


That hand is a size 4.75 - 5, I got this ring in a 5.
It was intended to be a RHR, on which I''m a 6 - but at the last minute I got worried that because it''s so delicate I may ruin
it on my right hand, so I changed it to the 5. I think once I''ve worn it a lil I will get it resized to the 6..

Thanks TG - have you still made up your mind on JM?
No, I still haven''t. It''s hard to decide how the ring will look. The pad is very delicate and could be pretty easily overpowered. Not to mention it''s on the shallow side so the profile wouldn''t be as lovely as yours. I''m the same size as you on my left but would get the ring in 5.5 for my right (and I could wear it on my left then as well). My stone is 8.38 N/S and 6.06 E/W. Hard to figure out what that will do for scale, but your ring gives me a good idea. Honestly, I think it looks better with larger stones like yours, even though he does seem to work with a lot of stones a bit smaller (and they still look lovely, but just my preference).

I also want rose gold, but think it could over power as well. And yet I don''t want two tone, which is what JM recommended if I had to have the rose gold.
 

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thankyou VR!

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this is where I tried to get a little creative, lol..

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These next ones show why I love this gem - when it shows red, pink and purple all at once


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Date: 4/16/2009 3:38:29 AM
Author: TravelingGal

Date: 4/16/2009 3:32:08 AM
Author: arjunajane


Date: 4/16/2009 3:00:26 AM
Author: TravelingGal
well missy, maybe it''s because we all fell asleep while you went off for ''30-45 minutes'' to take the photos!
It''s gorgeous!!! Wear it in good health!

ETA, I see you edited out your ''silence is deafening'' comment...which makes my comment not make much sense at all.
ha ha, yeah sorry - I noticed some people had posted at the same time


That hand is a size 4.75 - 5, I got this ring in a 5.
It was intended to be a RHR, on which I''m a 6 - but at the last minute I got worried that because it''s so delicate I may ruin
it on my right hand, so I changed it to the 5. I think once I''ve worn it a lil I will get it resized to the 6..

Thanks TG - have you still made up your mind on JM?
No, I still haven''t. It''s hard to decide how the ring will look. The pad is very delicate and could be pretty easily overpowered. Not to mention it''s on the shallow side so the profile wouldn''t be as lovely as yours. I''m the same size as you on my left but would get the ring in 5.5 for my right (and I could wear it on my left then as well). My stone is 8.38 N/S and 6.06 E/W. Hard to figure out what that will do for scale, but your ring gives me a good idea. Honestly, I think it looks better with larger stones like yours, even though he does seem to work with a lot of stones a bit smaller (and they still look lovely, but just my preference).

I also want rose gold, but think it could over power as well. And yet I don''t want two tone, which is what JM recommended if I had to have the rose gold.
I so wish my hands weren''t such different sizes, the weirdo that I am! I am thinking mine will have to be 5.75 minimum, preferably 6, to
fit my RH comfortably, than it will def. be too big for my left...

but I will get it resized at some point, I don''t like having to choose between this and my ering


anyway, back to yours.. I do see your points..your stone is quite close to mine, I hope it helps a lil...honestly, the setting is soooo delicate IRL,
when I look at it from arms length all I see is the pink cushion with a couple dots of gold next to it
So, in that sense I think the pad and
this delicate setting would be a good match, kwim?

Is there a reason you don''t like two tone? I think RG with plat would be so pretty for you..seriously, you can hardly tell the plat
bits are there in person, but I love the balance it gives..I hope that makes sense??

Let me know if you''d like to see any farther away pics or something ok..
 

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ok, last one for now !
thanks for looking..

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