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Bright Pink Things Often Come in Small Packages

EricaR

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A few months ago the wonderful Selkie invited me to join her at the West Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show. I told her that I was looking for a bright pink spinel, cushion, about 1ct, but that I would have been shocked to find one there since I hadn't had too much luck looking online. Imagine my shock when I found this little beauty. It was smaller than I wanted, but the color is amazing. I purchased it from a local-ish gem and mineral dealer, John Garsow.

5.5mm square, .71ct

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EricaR

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It is tiny, but the color sure packs a punch. This is a great representation of what it looks like in person.

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FrekeChild

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Me likey.

Go back to posting pics now. You have my permission.
 

EricaR

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Here it is hanging out with an Arizona Peridot, which I also picked up from the same gem dealer.

Warning: gem shopping with Selkie can be dangerous for the health of your wallet!

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athenaworth

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I love it! Bit you knew that! Where're the pics of it set??
 

EricaR

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Fast forward a month or two. On a lovely Sunday afternoon Selkie and I set off to meet up with Athenaworth at the International Gem and Jewelry Show in Santa Monica. I went in looking for a setting for the peridot, since I was dead set on getting a legacy inspired setting for the spinel. But instead, I found the perfect setting for the spinel.

Much to my embarrassment, I forget who I purchased the setting from. There are baguettes on either side, then four small rounds. The stone didn't darken at all when set, I just found poor lighting today to take the photos.

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cokitty

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Very pretty!
 

EricaR

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I really just love the setting. It is delicate, which sets the stone off perfectly. Anything bigger would have overwhelmed it.

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EricaR

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Last one. I've been wearing it a bunch with my wedding ring. I love the two together.

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EricaR

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Next up to set is the peridot. Right now I'm liking this setting, from a local jeweler. The quality is great and the price is even better.

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FrekeChild

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When are you getting it set again?
 

pregcurious

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NIce rings. The spinel color is beautiful and the peridot looks so classic in that setting.
 

Arkteia

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Your spinel ring is pretty and I love the setting for your peridot. Not to mention the stone which seems to have no yellow in it at all!
 

athenaworth

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Ugh! I cannot wait for you to set that peridot! I seriously think I'm more excited than you (if that's possible)
 

EricaR

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Thanks all!!! The peridot should be set in the next six weeks or so. I love that stone, too. And agree about the color - there is no yellow at all! I had someone try and talk me into setting it in yellow gold so I dropped it into a yg setting and yucky!!! Selkie says it looks like Jolly Rancher Green, which I think is a great description. The picture in the setting is dark due to poor lighting, but that sucker is bright.

The spinel is bright bright bright too. I have a purple spinel (which I posted here maybe two years ago?) which is dark. When I put the two of them side by side the pink seems to absolutely glow. I could not be happier with it.
 

Arkteia

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Would it be appropriate to ask you the name of the jeweler? I wanted something more or less similar for my new spinel ring,
 

Allison D.

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Erica, that is just perfection! Congrats on such a *lovely* piece!
 

EricaR

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crasru|1312095077|2980973 said:
Would it be appropriate to ask you the name of the jeweler? I wanted something more or less similar for my new spinel ring,
I don't mind in the slightest, but right now I don't remember their name!!! They are located in a local jewelry mart (a bunch of vendors in the same storefront). I'll nab the name next time I go by there.
 

EricaR

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Thanks everyone! I've been missing my ring for the past few weeks (I'm on crutches and can't wear any rings! :errrr: ) and can't wait to get back to wearing it.
 

ZestfullyBling

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Beautiful gems!!!! :love:
 
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