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

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by petit_bijou, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. MissyBeaucoup
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  2. Rare gem lover
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    by Rare gem lover » Jan 11, 2019
    This gem is just perfect. :kiss2:. I simply have no words for it.
     
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  3. suzanne2
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    by suzanne2 » Jan 26, 2019
    Bumping this up. Still the nicest lavender I've seen. I come back to this post to admire a work of art. Wow.
     
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    by evergreen » Jan 27, 2019
    Yup. Most incredible blue spinel I've seen on PS. Or, really, spinel of any color -- this exact color is my (unattainable) dream. :kiss2: Hope it is being loved and worn and loved some more!!
     
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    by petit_bijou » Feb 10, 2019
    Oh wow, I haven't been on PS in ages but so nice to see activity on this old post!

    The stone is still in it's original setting, and I wear it only around the house or for special occasions as the head of the setting is a bit tilted and I can't tell if it's my imagination that it's getting worse, or if I'm just freaked out. I've been putting off getting it looked at/fixed since we do still plan to have it reset.

    I am learning towards a EW Margot solitaire for it, since the 8 prongs would protect it nicely and I love the delicate details of her work. The swoopy basket also echoes a channel set diamond half eternity I have been wearing with my plain wedding band where the sides of the band carved to look like baby bezels (I'll find a picture to post).
     
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    by petit_bijou » Feb 10, 2019
    I know it doesn't show the stone, but this is what I've been wearing daily... you can kind of see the detail on the sides of the diamond band and how it would "match" the details on the setting I have in mind.

    I sometimes stack all 3, but find that it loses the delicacy since my current solitaire has such a wide band, so when I wear the spinel I'll choose one of the bands depending on what I'm doing.

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  7. suzanne2
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    by suzanne2 » Feb 10, 2019
    Your new setting idea is gorgeous! Do you have any current pictures of the lavender? I love, love, love the color. :love::love:
     
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  8. evergreen
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    by evergreen » Feb 11, 2019
    Ah, that will be spectacular. :mrgreen2: I hope you can get it reset soon, it's too special not to be worn! (I say this with total hypocrisy since I haven't worn my engagement ring, which is unfixably loose in its setting and needs a full reset, in several years...:whistle:)
     
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    by arkieb1 » Feb 11, 2019
    Gorgeous stone, congrats!!!
     
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    by 2Neezers » Feb 11, 2019
    Your stone is one of my all time favorites! :love: I love it in its current setting and also think it would look amazing in the Margot setting. I don’t think there could be a wrong setting choice for such a beautiful stone.
     
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    by petit_bijou » Feb 13, 2019
    @evergreen I'm so glad I'm not the only one! I admire it every day and sometimes wear it around the house, but I'm always a bit scared.

    Thank you @suzanne2 @arkieb1 and @2Neezers I still feel so lucky to have it! :P2
     
  12. Alex T
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    by Alex T » Feb 15, 2019
    That COLOUR!!!! :love:
     
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    by LJsapphire » Feb 15, 2019
    so pretty! :love: congratulations!
     
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  14. MissyBeaucoup
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    by MissyBeaucoup » Feb 17, 2019
    I love your setting idea! Thanks for sharing.

    Happiness always!
     
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