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Cushion with Oal side stones - is it doable?

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yingh

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I recent bought a pair of inexpensive blue zircons in oval shape, and a cushion cut aquamarine that is very faint blue. Then it just came upon on me ''is it doable to mount the three as a 3-stone ring?'' The aqua has the baby blue but very nicely cut. The zircon has good oval cut, light to medium blue with a faint green hue.

The question is:

1. Can the three go together?
2. If yes, how should the ovals be oriented - see pictures.
3. Continue the yes, do you know any 3-stone mounting that might fit these? I don''t want to spend too much on customize it.

The measurements are: Aqua = 2.27ct, 9.2 x 6.6mm, Zircons 2.64ct total, 7x5.2mm each.

Feel free to say it if you think this is a bad idea!


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ma re

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I think not just the tones of color, but also the levels of transparency are too different to make this a single piece of jewellery. Blue zircons are crispy clear, for which they are known in terms of clarity. Your aqua, however, doesen''t have that quality and has eye-visible inclusions. Eventhough they''re small, they can still be seen and they diminish from the stone''s transparency, so I think you should set the aqua by itself (or maybe with some moonstones, or something) and make earrings out of zircons for example. Zircons are also somewhat easy to chip, so work much better in earrings or pendants.
 

chrono

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Colour and shape wise, the two seem to be "fighting" each other.
The ovals are a soft round shape while the cushion is quite angular.
Colour wise, the zircons are a sparkley deep blue while the aqua is very light toned with a subdued sparkle (due to the difference in reflective index).
Also, with such an unsual combination and size, there will not be a standard 3 stone setting for it. You''ll have to go custom.
 

yingh

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ma re and chrono, thanks much for your advice. I will go separately on them - aqua a ring, and zircons on the ears. Until I have the money, that is...
 

T L

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I don''t mind the color combo of the light blue aqua with the dark blue zircons, even if the RI''s are different. People surround colored gems night and day with diamonds, and the higher RI of the diamonds do nothing but enhance the centers they surround. I think the shapes collide more than anything else. I rather see your cushion aqua with trilliant blue zircons.
 

ma re

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Date: 2/21/2009 1:46:54 PM
Author: Chrono
Colour wise, the zircons are a sparkley deep blue while the aqua is very light toned with a subdued sparkle (due to the difference in reflective index).
And the style of cutting. And the tone of color. It all makes a difference.

TL, I agree that people surround colored stones with diamonds all the time, but rarely they do so with dark blue diamonds
 

T L

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I sometimes see aquas surrounded by dark blue sapphires, and I think the combination is attractive. However, wouldn''t it be nice to be able to surround a gem with natural blue diamonds!! I don''t know about you Mr. Ma Rae, but I would love to see that!!


Yingh,
Thanks again for showing the picture of the aqua with the blue zircons. Are you still contemplating putting any side stones with the aqua?
 
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