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Arkteia

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OK here's Y2000: the adapter from my old camera is at work, the new camera I have not opened yet, but luckily, I have the Droid which does not take the most accurate photos but I'd say they are still of decent quality.

Gemcal's 5-ct spinel which he called "Victorian" (I always imagined this lady in mourning). I'd call the color "dusty rose". This color is new to me, I never had a stone like this, and I am not even getting into modifiers or saturation because I just like the color. Resembles me of last year's purses for autumn.

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Arkteia

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And I was pretty pleased to see inclusions... More pictures tomorrow. With a different camera. Thanks for viewing.

I'd like to set it in an antique way but in prongs. Also, much as I prefer YG, I think this stone will look better in WG. Opinions, advices and recommendations for jewelers are welcomed. I do not want to super-invest in setting but do not want a cheap one, either.
 

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Thank you, pregcurious! As I have mentioned, I'd like to set it in WG, antiqued style, no diamonds, prongs. OK, maybe some melee...
 

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Beautiful purplish-pink color! I think Daniel M would do a good job of setting it. It brings to mind a ring Athenaworth had made by him a while ago with a pink tourmaline...

http://www.etsy.com/transaction/48457995
 

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Very pretty spinel!! Does it fluor?
 

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Oh, I LOVE it...and I agree, not sure how "Victorian" would describe that!?

I've been looking at gemcal's stuff...do they have a reasonable return policy? I thought it said shipping was free when u buy it, but if u return it, is it going all the way back to Thailand?
 

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Bright Ice - thank you!

Jstarfireb - thank you! I see the similarity in the stones, and Daniel M did a great job with prongs! I am not sure if I want small prongs or something different. Someone here recently showed an aqua ring to die for. I believe it was a thread about an aqua she purchased from gem-cove. I liked that setting. I just do not remember who the poster was... I was thinking about that type of a setting.., But If I am not mistaken, Daniel M. also makes single claw prongs?

TL - thank you! I have to get back to my work, my fluorescent lamp is there. It is a very weak lamp so the only stones that fluoresce under it are the ones that have strong fluorescence.

Kt- I do not know. I doubt that return to Thailand is free, could Gemcal have a partner here?
 

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Ha ha I love Gemcal's descriptions. I just bought two pairs from him "walnut colored spinel". I don't think it's walnut colored, it's more orangy pink. I love your spinel though! It looks huge too. What do you think of this setting? Too fussy?

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Treenbean, I do not know, the ring looks expensive and beautiful. Who is it from?

Does someone remember the aqua post I am talking about? TL, do you remember who she was?

Well, walnuts may have different color in Thailand, after all. It is hotter there... But a Victorian lady is Victorian lady everywhere.
Here is how I think it looks like...

http://www.victoriassecret.com/ss/Satellite?ProductID=1265546673239&c=Page&cid=1309521964487&pagename=vsdWrapper

Close to summer pink on my monitor, I'd say but I am positive I shall find a better matching color...

Now let us see if admin. deletes this post. I think you can find a matching color for any stone in their catalogue.
 

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The ring is Fay Cullen. I like the cartier 1922 setting as well. True about walnut species, I'm used to the English ones.
 

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What a lovely spinel! I agree, I think it would look amazing in white gold. I vaguely remember the post you are referencing, but I couldn't find it. I'll look forward to seeing more photos of this little Victorian lady!
 

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Ah! I found that thread... (All I remembered about the poster was that she had an easy screen name, was very friendly and had great stones).

I love the setting although it requires baguette diamonds (or could it be done without diamonds?).

But the setting is great! I do not know if technically it could be called "antique" but it is very nice.

[URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/9-1ct-natural-unheated-aquamarine-in-18k-wg-setting.161539/']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/9-1ct-natural-unheated-aquamarine-in-18k-wg-setting.161539/[/URL]

Aoife - thank you!
 

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Oooh, I remember that aqua...love both the stone and the art deco-inspired setting.

Daniel M could definitely do single claw prongs. They won't be as refined as some of the claws we see here (e.g. Leon), but I think he does a pretty good job for a really low price.
 

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crasru|1311542213|2975925 said:
Ah! I found that thread... (All I remembered about the poster was that she had an easy screen name, was very friendly and had great stones).

I love the setting although it requires baguette diamonds (or could it be done without diamonds?).

But the setting is great! I do not know if technically it could be called "antique" but it is very nice.

[URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/9-1ct-natural-unheated-aquamarine-in-18k-wg-setting.161539/']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/9-1ct-natural-unheated-aquamarine-in-18k-wg-setting.161539/[/URL]

Aoife - thank you!

Gemcal has some nice gems!!! This color is GORGEOUS! It will look beautiful in this setting and can stand alone as a solitaire! Actually, it would be stunning with or without side stones! Looking forward to see how you set it! W :love: W!!!!
 

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JStar - I am definitely thinking of a similar setting. Thank you.

ZestfullyBling - thank you. Yes, they do have nice stones. I'd say his website accurately enough represents colors.

Here are more photos. I call this stone Victoria's Secret because I think that colors of their lingerie match this stone better than lilac and black of Victorian epoque.

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It is great! What sort of setting will that stone find for its home?
 

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Oh, thank you, Coolkitty! Here is the setting that I admire...

[URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/9-1ct-natural-unheated-aquamarine-in-18k-wg-setting.161539/']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/9-1ct-natural-unheated-aquamarine-in-18k-wg-setting.161539/[/URL]

Delighted to hear that your spinel is natural. I am going to certify mine just because I would usually certify a stone above $ 700.00 especially if I plan to put it in an expensive setting, but it has some inclusions and I feel it is not synthetic...
 

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crasru|1311724353|2977478 said:
Oh, thank you, Coolkitty! Here is the setting that I admire...

[URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/9-1ct-natural-unheated-aquamarine-in-18k-wg-setting.161539/']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/9-1ct-natural-unheated-aquamarine-in-18k-wg-setting.161539/[/URL]

Delighted to hear that your spinel is natural. I am going to certify mine just because I would usually certify a stone above $ 700.00 especially if I plan to put it in an expensive setting, but it has some inclusions and I feel it is not synthetic...
Yea mine had a few baby ones as well. But hey I need a loupe to see them and I am happy with so that is all that matters!

I like your link the step down of step cuts is pretty spiffy!
 

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Gorgeous, I really love it.
 

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Both the color and cut of the stone look really nice! Any progress on settings yet? :naughty:

Do you still have Gemcal's pictures and descriptions of the stone? How accurate do you find them to be?
 

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Love the stone, Arkteia! Your last pictures made me murmur to myself! The cut is so nice, too.

A setting like the aqua ring would look terrific, spare & simple. Just to throw a wrench into it, I really really like the rose gold prongs on Athena's Daniel M. ring -- for me, yg or rg would be great w/your spinel. Luckily for you, you get to make the decision!

--- Laurie
 

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