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Fabulous CS rings under 1250 dollar!!

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  1. Hivona
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    by Hivona » Dec 28, 2018
    Wow that red garnet looks like a comet! What a neat setting, from a scrap pile no less! Great find and looks awesome on your finger!
     
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    by lilmosun » Dec 28, 2018
    Thanks @ilovegemstones and @Hivona ! When I found that the jeweler near my parents will do custom work, I decided to try them. Their labor prices are about 1/2 that of my local bench, who I've always considered very reasonable. It means that I can affordably set things that I loved but didn't want to spend a lot on. (I just wish they were closer).

    I'm really happy how they designed something that would use my leftover paraibas...and set the quartz so it slopes upwards towards the paraibas...giving the piece a nature feel/look.
     
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    by TheGarnetGirl » Dec 28, 2018
    Holy Moly Guacamole!
    That is my dream spinel ring that I never knew I needed....
    If you ever need a babysitter or a hand to hold her my god send her my way!!!
    Beautiful ring! & the setting is perfect in its simplicity in that it allows the gem to shine, quite literally haha.
     
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    by MissyBeaucoup » Jan 16, 2019
    This is one of my favorite threads! Does anyone have new items to share?
     
    


    


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    by natasha-cupcake » Jan 16, 2019
    I do! I bought this pretty little 1.05 carat 6mm Portuguese cut blue-green-yellow sapphire from a recent Mastercut Gems sale for $240. I decided to set it as inexpensively as possible because I have several projects going, so I found a used classic platinum solitaire setting on Ebay (in great condition) for a little under $300. I found a nice bench jeweler locally who charged me $25 to set the stone and polish the ring. Total cost about $560. I gave it to one of my daughters and she is thrilled. She's wearing it on her right middle finger.
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    by leslie1956 » Jan 16, 2019
    I wanted a neon pink spinel to add to my stacking ring collection, so I asked Yvonne if she had anything suitable. Of course, she did :) This will go into a 14K RG stacker setting and the entire project will only come to $350. It should look fab next to my zircon :)
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    by 2Neezers » Jan 16, 2019
    Your parti sapphire is amazing @natasha-cupcake ! I can't wait to see your new neon pink spinel stacker @leslie1956 .
    I already posted both of these in the Precision Gem thread, but they both came in under $1250.
    A 9 x 7 concave cut blue green Afghan tourmaline from Gene at Precision Gem in a setting by leejewelry came in just over $1,000.
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    and a 8.6mm Pink Garnet from Precision Gem in a setting from Aurosi Jewels came in just under $1,000.
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    by leslie1956 » Jan 16, 2019
    2Neezers, I love the tourmaline and pink garnet rings. Gorgeous stones and nice settings! I would have thought that your pink garnet was a tourmaline because it's such a vivid, saturated shade of pink:)
     
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  10. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Jan 18, 2019
    You see know how to impress on a budget. These babies have some major color payoff and gorgeous settings. :love:
     
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    by Heidi2101 » Jan 19, 2019
    Happy to see this thread for inspiration. I have an oval chrysoberyl I regret buying because I can’t figure out how to set it and this thread gives me hope ☺️
     
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    by MissyBeaucoup » Jan 19, 2019
    Oooh! Such pretty new additions to this thread!!

    I love the settings you chose for those lovely stones from Precision Gems, @2Neezers!
     
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    by 2Neezers » Jan 20, 2019
    We had a sunny day here and I was able to take a group shot of some of my other budget friendly pieces. These stones were all cut by Barry B of AC Stones and each came in under $600 including setting fees. The settings are from leejewelry on eBay except for the last one which came from Ivy and Rose.
    Top row left to right, 7.8mm x 6.8mm Mozambique Aquamarine, 6.6mm Spessartite Garnet, 7mm Peridot. Bottom row left to right, 8mm Green Tourmaline, 8.4mm Electric Blue Topaz, 7.7mm Mahenge Garnet.
    Barry is such a nice person and an amazing faceter. Wearing his stones always gives me warm fuzzies =)2.
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    by Bluegemz » Jan 20, 2019
    Really lovely, and I LOVE that spess ring!
     
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    by lovedogs » Jan 20, 2019
    The spess setting is so pretty!!! I need to look up leejewelry for some of my unset stones that I want reasonably priced settings for!
     
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    by 2Neezers » Jan 20, 2019
    @lovedogs I know you have worked with Kyo in the past so I thought I should mention that I purchased those settings from him when he was at the leejewelry eBay store. He has since moved over to jewelryhoo2 on eBay and can customize stock settings from either store at reasonable prices =)2.
     
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    by lovedogs » Jan 20, 2019
    aha, good to know! I had an awesome experience with him and will 100% buy from them again. Thanks for the info!!!
     
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    by Hivona » Jan 21, 2019
    I tried to find leejewelry in eBay and couldn’t. What is the exact seller name to search for? I’ll try to find jewelryhoo2 also!
     
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    by Hivona » Jan 21, 2019
    That aqua and topaz are gorgeous!
     
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    by 2Neezers » Jan 21, 2019
    Here is a link to leejewelry:
    https://www.ebay.com/str/ChangxingJewelry-LeeJewelry/
    And jewelryhoo2
    https://www.ebay.com/str/jewelryhoo2-design-jewelry-for-you
    I would contact Kyo at jewelryhoo2 and ask for his best price. Some of my settings were purchased 2-3 years ago, so prices might be a little higher now but I have always found Kyo’s quotes to be very reasonable =)2.
     
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    by leslie1956 » Jan 26, 2019
    My sunflower ring from Yvonne is finally done! Total cost came to $850 :) I'll post pictures of it on hand when I get it next week.

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    by elle_71125 » Jan 26, 2019
    Gorgeous!!! :love: I can’t wait to see your hand shot.
    What are the gem details? Are the halo stones tsavorite? :mrgreen2:
     
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    Thanks, Elle! The garnet is 6.46 mm and the melee is 1.25 mm demantoid. Yvonne and I were both very pleased with the outcome :)
     
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    by Bluegemz » Jan 26, 2019
    So pretty, so happy and cheerful! Love the color combo with the design. :)
     
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    by leslie1956 » Jan 26, 2019
    Thank you, Bluegemz :) Yvonne's sunflower design is very popular with good reason! I thought the colors were nice, too. I love my blues and greens, but it's good to have some other colors in the mix. Purple garnets are awesome and still affordable in bigger sizes.
     
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    Your sunflower ring is so beautiful :love:. The combination of stones and metal color is perfect!
     
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    by MissyBeaucoup » Jan 26, 2019
    What a lovely result, @leslie1956 ! Garnets are wonderful and occur in such a variety. I love the color combination! :lickout:
     
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