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Fabulous CS rings under 1250 dollar!!

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  1. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Jan 27, 2019
    Purple garnets ARE amazing! But yours is extra beautiful with the design totality!

    Sigh, a long time ago, I had a nice large one set withclaw prongs in white gold. I remember still the wonderful color. I ended up giving it away to a friend, ( as I sometimes tend to do. This year I gave away my ruby ring to my sister in law over the holidays on inspiration . I’m really missing it now lol. But hey, it made her super happy, which was worth it. )
     
  2. leslie1956
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    by leslie1956 » Jan 27, 2019
    Thank you so much @2Neezers and @MissyBeaucoup :) I'd been looking forward to getting this project done for a while and it starts my 2019 off on a great note!

    I already have a pair of RG purple garnet hexagon studs from Yvonne, so now I'm set, lol :)
     
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  3. leslie1956
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    by leslie1956 » Jan 27, 2019
    Aw, thanks again, Bluegamz :) I appreciate the compliment considering your amazing collection!
    How kind of you to give your beautiful pieces to friends and family :) That spirit of generosity is one of the things I greatly enjoy seeing here on PS!
     
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  4. Horsegirl76
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    by Horsegirl76 » Feb 15, 2019
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    1.62 purple/pink spinel set in ivy and rose white gold Art Deco setting. Came in right at $500 sorry for the crappy pictures. It’s my first spinel and I just love it!
     
    


    


  5. strawrose
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    by strawrose » Feb 15, 2019
    Congrats! :appl: It’s lovely.
     
  6. Horsegirl76
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    by Horsegirl76 » Feb 15, 2019
    Thank you! I’m still learning a lot thanks to PS but this is my first “out of the ordinary” jewelry purchase and I’m so excited about it!
     
  7. leslie1956
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    by leslie1956 » Feb 15, 2019
    You did very well,Horsegirl76! Beautiful ring and a great price :)
     
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  8. 2Neezers
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    by 2Neezers » Feb 23, 2019
    This 7.7mm Spessartite Garnet from Finewater Gems set in a jewelryhoo2 setting came in just under $750 including setting fee. This stone loves to show off for the camera! It does look as red as the photos show quite often, but will also shift to a cinnamon red in certain lighting.
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    I thought I would try a nature photo, but all I see outside is snow :)).
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  9. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Feb 24, 2019
    oh my goodness, what a lovely setting and stone! Looks incredible, luxe, and WAY more expensive than $750!
     
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  10. strawrose
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    by strawrose » Feb 24, 2019
    :kiss2: Wow!
     
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  11. 2Neezers
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    by 2Neezers » Feb 24, 2019
    Thanks @lovedogs and @strawrose ! I have had that setting in my watchlist for a couple of years waiting for the right stone and I knew when I saw Gary’s spess it was the one=)2.
     
  12. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Feb 24, 2019
    Did you send them Gary's stone, or just give them specs/measurements? I'm trying to figure out how to navigate sending stones (or not sending).
     
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  13. 2Neezers
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    by 2Neezers » Feb 24, 2019
    I have never sent them my stones. International shipping makes me so nervous and I would be worried about my stones the whole time. That’s just me though :lol:.
    I send Kyo the measurements and if it’s a deep stone I’ll include the depth. I have a inexpensive pair of calipers from amazon in case I need to take a measurement. So far the stones have fit the settings as planned. I also was lucky to find a local jeweler that loves CS and knows how to be gentle with the stones and only charges me $50 to set them. The first jeweler I tried before him did terrible prong work, really terrible. Make sure to ask to see an example of your jewelers prong work before they set your stones!
     
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  14. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Feb 24, 2019
    Yup! I'm so nervous about either grtting measurements wrong or a local jeweler being awful. But yours is seriously outstanding! Gives me hope that I don't need to send my stones across the world!
     
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  15. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 24, 2019
    She is gorgeous! :kiss2: I love that fireball color and the setting is perfect. How you managed to do all this for $750 is beyond me but #goals girl! :love:
     
    


    


  16. 2Neezers
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    by 2Neezers » Feb 24, 2019
    Thanks so much @elle_71125 ! It was a stock setting that was adjusted to fit my stone, so that helped keep the cost low. I also try to wait until I am ready to order a few settings and order them all at the same time. I am pretty sure Kyo gives a little bit of a discount if you do it that way, since all of the pieces ship together and it saves on the cost of shipping :)).
     
  17. voce
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    by voce » Feb 24, 2019
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    I've never seen a red spessartite look as lovely a red as this! Excellent eye, and I hope you will enjoy your beautiful ring for many years to come. (Can I have first dibs if you ever decide to sell it?)

    P.S. I agree with @elle_71125 that it looks much more expensive than $750! It astounds me that you were able to keep the cost this low! :kiss2:
     
  18. 2Neezers
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    by 2Neezers » Feb 24, 2019
    Thanks @voce ! You can definitely have first dibs if I ever sell it =)2. The stone can shift to a cinnamon color at times, but is a really beautiful red most often. I purchased the stone as quickly as I could when Gary at Finewater listed it!
     
  19. clumberlove
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    by clumberlove » Feb 24, 2019
    What a delicious fireball! I can't believe you got the whole thing for under $750 it's so lovely.
     
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  20. Atwater
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    by Atwater » Feb 24, 2019
    My chrysoberyl ring under $800; ring setting by Ebay Leejewelry. IMG_0887.jpg IMG_0928.jpg IMG_0889.jpg
     
  21. 2Neezers
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    by 2Neezers » Feb 25, 2019
    @Atwater I love the color of your chrysoberyl :love: and it looks perfect in its setting!
     
  22. Hivona
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    by Hivona » Feb 25, 2019
    This ring is so pretty! That stone is neon like! How do you feel the quality & craftsmanship of the setting is?
     
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  23. LisaRN
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    by LisaRN » Feb 26, 2019
    Gorgeous! Love the hint of blue in the first and last pic.
     
  24. Atwater
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    by Atwater » Feb 26, 2019
    2Neezers, Hivona, LisaRN: thank you!
    Hivona: Here are what I like and do not like about the ring.

    The good part:
    They set the chrysoberyl really well; I louped the ring carefully after I received it; the prongs secure the stone well; the triangular-shape prong at the tip seems to be done really nice, it hugs the stone and defines the lines well. The tiny diamonds are set neatly. So the face of the ring looks pretty.

    The ring is very comfortable to wear; the bottom of the ring "head" contours up a little at the front and the rear, which makes the ring "head" sits on my finger perfectly. The ring has a good width as well.

    The bad part:
    The ring shank is not completely solid. As you can see in the picture, the upper part is hollow. Although it feels strong, I do prefer to have a completely solid ring shank. I think the bottom part is solid, but I cannot be sure.
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  25. eapj
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    by eapj » Mar 1, 2019
    Barry Bridgestock pink tourmaline purchased from a PSer last year is finally set into in Ivy and Rose setting. All in (including setting fee) under $500. It’s so unlike anything else I have in both color and style but I love it! It’s evening and these pics do the stone no justice but I couldn’t wait to post. Can’t wait to see it outside.
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  26. clumberlove
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    by clumberlove » Apr 6, 2019
    Unheated tanzanite from mastercut gems. Setting from Ivy and Rose.
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  27. bludiva
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    by bludiva » Apr 6, 2019
    that came out so pretty! enjoy!
     
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  28. voce
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    by voce » May 8, 2019
    Ok, this is sort of cheating, as my cost was $1264, slightly over, but others encouraged me to post my red spinel ring. Set in a vintage halo design by Ivy & Rose.
     
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  29. icy_jade
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    by icy_jade » May 25, 2019
    Preloved 1.3 ct spess ring with 0.61ct diamond setting in platinum. Has a “neon” glow that I really love.

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    Office lighting


    In the car


    Shopping
     
  30. MissyBeaucoup
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    by MissyBeaucoup » May 25, 2019
    This is one of my absolute favorite threads! I love that amazing glow on your spessartite, @icy_jade !

    My jeweler said diamonds are just a commodity; colored gems are each unique, with so much personality. I love to see the changes in different light.
     

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