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Engaged! Brad found my dream stone! 2.42 ct lavender spinel

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  1. petit_bijou
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    by petit_bijou » Feb 7, 2014
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    Hahah! I'm so flattered that you feel tortured by your pics! I couldn't even begin to count the HOURS that I have spent admiring your pieces - especially your colour change spinel!

    Thank you TL! Yes, it is a Luc Yen. It doesn't have the shift to as pure a pink as other Luc Yens I have seen, but I love it just the same.

    Thanks Laurie! I can't get over its brightness either. I definitely couldn't be happier with all the help we received from Brad - despite all the "almost" purchases, he always kept me in mind when he came across what he thought I was looking for.
     
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  2. Elliot86
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    by Elliot86 » Feb 7, 2014
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    That is just... magical! :love: :love: :love:
     
  3. canuk-gal
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    by canuk-gal » Feb 7, 2014
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    HI:

    Once again I am here ogling and longing. :love: Oh, well done!

    cheers--Sharon
     
  4. ilovegemstones
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    by ilovegemstones » Feb 7, 2014
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    Congratulations! It is so stunning from all angles! I am so happy it just came together like that for you! :appl:
     
  5. hlmr
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    by hlmr » Feb 7, 2014
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    I love it!! Congratulations, that is an original and stunning e-ring!!
     
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    by bling addict » Feb 7, 2014
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    Congratulations on your engagement! The stone and ring are beautiful!
     
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    by wordie89 » Feb 7, 2014
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    Best wishes on your engagement! The wait wascworth it. I love the different moods all of them beautiful. It will be hard to keep yours eyes off of it. :loopy: o
     
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    by woofmama » Feb 7, 2014
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    Congratulations! That stone is gorgeous :love:
     
  9. Indylady
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    by Indylady » Feb 8, 2014
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    Its perfect, congratulations!!
     
  10. violet3
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    by violet3 » Feb 8, 2014
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    That is absolutely stunning. What kind of wedding band will you wear with it?
     
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    by susiegrneyes » Feb 8, 2014
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    Congratulations! I LOVE the color. It's so unique.
     
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    by swissmiss » Feb 8, 2014
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    That spinel is so gorgeous! It looks beautiful in the setting you chose. :)
     
  13. Trill
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    by Trill » Feb 8, 2014
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    Best wishes on your engagement!

    Your spinel is stunning! Definitely a dream worthy stone!
     
  14. LoversKites
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    by LoversKites » Feb 8, 2014
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    I love love love that colour :love: I'm glad you've finally found your dream stone!
     
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    by derbygal » Feb 8, 2014
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    What a lovely ring. Big congrats on finding "the one." :love:
     
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    by loriken214 » Feb 8, 2014
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    Gorgeous!!!

    Lori
     
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    by Rosebloom » Feb 8, 2014
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    That stone is INCREDIBLE. It would look so phenomenal in a three stone or delicate halo. Also looks amazing in its solitaire! Fantastic job!
     
  18. SouthernSunset
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    by SouthernSunset » Feb 8, 2014
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    HOLY CRAP.

    That's amazing.
     
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    by mochiko42 » Feb 8, 2014
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    DITTO :razz:
     
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    by chatbandit » Feb 9, 2014
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    stunning! just unbelievable in the low light shots. what will you do for a wedding band?? seeing it next to that nice diamond band on your hand makes me so curious!
     
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    by blingyjules » Feb 9, 2014
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    Oh it's perfect. Congrats on the engagement and your beautiful new stone. :)
     
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    by LisaRN » Feb 9, 2014
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    Gorgeous!
     
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    by petit_bijou » Feb 9, 2014
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    Thank you everyone!!! :D I love it so much more knowing that at least the PS community appreciates how special and rare the stone is. Not that it hasn't generated a lot of interest from my less gem-knowledgeable friends, but I'm so used to reading the boards that all the "what's spinel?" questions came as a surprise at first.

    I'm not sure about a wedding band yet, especially since I am sentimental- so I will want to keep the band even when we eventually re-set the stone. I'll probably go with a plain band to start, so that when I'm camping or working in a situation when I don't want to risk my e-ring or a diamond band, but will likely also add a sparkly band for an anniversary or special occasion. I purchased a channel set band with 12 2-pointers from D&T, and it looks quite nice with my e-ring so it will be a good sparkly alternative or an option to wear with the plain band when I want to go low-profile.

    Rosebloom - those are all thoughts I've had for the re-set too! That's part of why we are going to take our time - I have NO clue what I want! I change my mind from delicate halo, to bezeled side-stones (like Little Sparkle's gorgeous Leon https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/bad-pricescoper-fantastic-avc-lm-creation.161471/), to a MM solitaire to... There will definitely be a thread when we get closer to help me choose!!
     
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    by HotPozzum » Feb 20, 2014
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    Wow - somehow I missed this baby the first time around but it is simply divine!!! :love: :love: :love:

    Absolute holy grail of colour and size. So glad you finally found your dream stone - it's absolutely beautiful. :lickout:

    I love the simple solitaire but look forward to seeing it's "forever home" too...
     
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    by sphenequeen » Feb 20, 2014
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    I love nothing more than a colored stone engagement ring!
    Congrats to you and Brad.
     
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    by pregcurious » Feb 20, 2014
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    :lickout: Drool
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  27. kgizo
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    by kgizo » Feb 21, 2014
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    Really, really lovely stone. Congrats on your engagement!
     
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    by pregcurious » Feb 21, 2014
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    Littlesparkle's LM is one of my favorite classic settings on PS. I don't think you'll ever get bored with it, and if you get slightly heavier prongs, it should be more durable than a halo.

    I also like your stone just as a solitaire, and your idea to use stackers to give it a fresh look.
     
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    by petit_bijou » Feb 24, 2014
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    Thank you so much HotPozzum, sphenequeen, pregcurious and kgizo! I honestly love it more and more as time goes on. I keep uncovering new personalities it has in different lighting environments. Sometimes it has this sleepy kind of quality that just glows with pale lavender and pink that I cannot capture in photos for the life of me.

    I love it as a solitaire too - I think it can really stand up on its own without needing embellishment, but I also sometimes think that a perfectly executed milgrained bezel or halo would really set off how delicate the colour is. Who knows... I'm going to enjoy it as is for awhile, especially after I worn it with a wedding band.
     
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    Hi Petit! I was wondering if you had an update on what kind of band you chose and if you changed the setting? Obsessed with your stone!
     
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