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Eeeeek, chills of joy, spinel necklace from HOWJ

mariedtiger

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First, let me thank TL for introducing us all to Tan at Gemburionline and Odysseygem. This set would not be possible without his Mahenge spinels and incredible auctions about a year ago.

Sally has been sitting with these spinels for a long time. Now my sis is getting married, so I felt justified :bigsmile: having this set made. The necklace&earrings has 1+ carat Mahenge spinels, subcarat pinkish red spinels from Gemcal, a few tiny diamonds and a few tiny moonstones (love that stone). Metals are silver and 14k gold.

So this morning, after a postal debacle, I finally got to open the package (my sis is getting married tomorrow). I'm sooooooooo happy. So let's have some pictures now. This is the first.

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mariedtiger

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Here are the matching earrings, completely in sterling silver. I added some close up pics of the necklace and earrings. The second pear in the necklace, hangs down my back. I love the details in this set. Sally creates magic.

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mariedtiger

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Here are a few shots showing how the set goes with my spinel ring from Janish Jewels. I love how the match is close enough so I can have a complete set of hot pink glittery goodness. There's also a close up of one of the smaller spinels, accented by diamonds. There are also two smaller spinels accented by moonstones with blue sheen, but I couldn't get a good shot of them. These spinels aren't quite as saturated as the mahenges, but not brown either.

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mariedtiger

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Here are neck shots and ear shots. Sorry about the white balance in the neck shot, the automatic adjustment made it a bit weird. Taken daylight, inside. The necklace lives with my movements, the smaller spinels turn a bit. I'm noticing I like that, because it's so comfy and the backs of the settings are well finished and beautiful in themselves.

I'm so giddy. This is the first complete set I own. I love how it's possible to make something beautiful out of "good enough" materials and create something that really sings. :)) Sally is my favorite designer because she manages to create stuff that I want to wear, that has that elusive quality of personal magic that I look for both in clothes and jewelry.

Thanks for looking everyone!

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Oh WOW, what a fab project! They look really great, the detailing is especially nice, no wonder you got chills! :love:
 

Deia

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Oh my. You always have such lovely and personalised jewelry. It's a gorgeous set. What a fun project!!!
 

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Absolutely stunning: it all looks so high-end - colourful and classy with such unusual detailing. Sally's work is amazing :appl: I know you will wear this set, separately and together, with so many different types of outfits and different occasions, for years and years! I would love to see more neckshots please. Congratulations! :love:
 

JewelFreak

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Sally creates magic, I swear! Gorgeous, just gorgeous suite -- how up-market do you feel, having a "suite?" :)) The stones are super -- I'm impressed that you bought them & did something so lovely with them -- I would never have been able to figure out how to use them. Congratulations! I'm in love with the whole picture.

And how's that for excellence -- she got them to you JUST in time!

--- Laurie
 

T L

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MT,
That's such a beautiful suite. It is dramatic, yet understated, and very elegant. How lucky you are to have a mahenge suite!!!
 

davi_el_mejor

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W :love: W

Amazing MT!

Love Tan

LOVE Sally

Your sister is very lucky!
 

SB621

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Gorgeous necklace!!!!!!! I love how it sits on your neckline! Sally did a great job!!!!!
 

pinkjewel

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It's gorgeous!! :love: :love: :love:
 

Upgradable

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Wow!!! Those are absolutely fabulous!!! Not only are they going to be gorgeous at the wedding, but they are heirloom worthy! You know I love mahenges, and this is just about the most fabulous use of them I've ever seen! Job well done!
 

stargurl78

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Wow all of your pieces are gorgeous but that necklace... just WOW!! Sally really does beautiful work!
 

Kismet

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Wow! What a gorgeous set.
 

Aoife

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That's exquisite! The spinels just glow, and the workmanship from HOW is spectacular. I love the way the necklace lays against your skin. :appl:
 

rosetta

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This is so pretty, love the colour!
 

Lisa Loves Shiny

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Your set is incredibly beautiful! Just stunning.
 

Treenbean

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:appl: :appl: :appl: just lovely!!! It looks beautiful on your neck and I love the details on the earrings. :appl: :appl:
 

mariedtiger

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Thank you everyone for your sweet comments and sharing my joy. I will return after the wedding (which starts in a few hours) and comment. But here are a few neckshots :sun: Please excuse the crummy lighting conditions.

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Arkteia

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Mariedtiger,
Truly beautiful set.
What a brilliant idea to "utilize" small Mahenges in such a creative way! And what a wonderful work by HOW, and how well it matches your ring! To me, the necklace resembles Medieval pieces of art seen in museums. I bet you look gorgeous and sparkly! Congratulations, wear it in good health, your set is awesome.
 

Gypsy

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TRULY STUNNING!
 

Porridge

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Wow those are beautiful! Sally does great work doesn't she? Enjoy!
 
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