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February 2019 Colored Stone Purchases

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by voce, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Curby311
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    by Curby311 » Feb 15, 2019
    These are so gorgeous! I don't think I've seen aquaprase before. It is stunning. Can't wait to see what you do with these both.
     
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  2. leslie1956
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    by leslie1956 » Feb 15, 2019
    I know it will be set e-w with a few small side stones. I really like Yvonne's Amelie setting, but we have o see how spendy it would be to CAD it up to fit this 8x5 stone. Rose gold for sure, because I love the richness of the pink gold with that intense blue glow:) Probably demantoid for the melee, but not for sure
    I'm excited about starting on this project, too, Elle, thanks for your enthusiasm!
     
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  3. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 15, 2019
    I really love that zircon! :love:
     
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  4. voce
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    by voce » Feb 15, 2019
    Hehe, welcome to the CS club. I never expressed interest to Inken about your sapphires. No need to feel bad! FYI the ruby I'm paying off is this one...

    I've seen so many diamonds on other people, I'm just not thrilled by the prospect of having an engagement ring that looks like everybody else's. Thankfully I was able to find a ruby ring I love within my DF's budget. It was that ruby ring that got me interested in gemstones and jewelry in the first place. Here is that one in the center of my mini traveling jewelry box, on an overcast day.
    The ruby I'm slowly paying off will go into my own ring design, and part of the reason I'm dragging paying it off in full is because I have a bunch of projects with Cecile Raley Designs, setting my paraiba and other stones. I expect to make a thread at the end of this month when CRD has some of my custom projects finished.
     
    


    


  5. voce
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    by voce » Feb 15, 2019
    I saw that some of Yvonne's 1.7mm demantoids had sold, so I panicked and made a grab for the remaining 7. Let me know if you need some in that size, and I'll pass it on to you at cost. Last I saw she still had 2.5mm unheated ones? Those are larger, but are also much more expensive. I think an E-W ring will be gorgeous for that paraiba!

    I really like Yvonne's marquis with petals ring design. An E-W oval would look pretty similar, I think. Sounds like you're going to not delay and set it right away? Since you've got the funds from selling off your camellia ring, hopefully. :D
     
  6. leslie1956
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    by leslie1956 » Feb 15, 2019
    She has some lovely designs for marquis, I agree. Thanks for the offer on the 1.7 demantoids, I’ll email you if I need them. I like Yvonne’s new 2.5 mm purple sapphires, too, wish also had some in smaller sizes, as it would be pretty with Paraiba cab.
     
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  7. voce
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    by voce » Feb 15, 2019
    I would LOVE to see the paraiba turquoise wreathed by those lovely purples! :kiss2:

    Going by what I know you own, I think you'll be inclined to grab demantoid for a third color, but might I persuade you to get the Burmese ruby melee, or a mix of both ruby and demantoid? Neon red would really pop against neon turquoise and neon purple. :twisted2:
     
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  8. strawrose
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    by strawrose » Feb 15, 2019
    You can always ask her to source some in the right size, too.
     
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  9. voce
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    by voce » Feb 15, 2019
    Didn't she say she sourced them from a Thai vendor whom she sees at Tucson once a year? If you're going to ask Yvonne to source smaller sized purple sapphires, now's the time to act, before Tucson is over!
     
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  10. leslie1956
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    by leslie1956 » Feb 15, 2019
    Thanks, @voce and @strawrose :) It's not a huge issue for me to have all of the stones be purple, in fact, I don't even know if the 2.5mm size will even work with that design. Amelie is a rather small ring. The time I used it with my opal, the largest spinel used in the melee was only 2.2mm. I could also go with pink spinel or Paraiba melee, heck a combo of those two would be pretty, too!

    I sure hope we can make this setting work because it's nigh well perfect for me, a simple design with details that add some panache :) I also love Yvonne's fancier designs too, don't get me wrong I adore that purple sunflower ring, for example, but a large part of me loves understated elegance, too.

    Hope that made sense, guys ;-)



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  11. Hivona
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    by Hivona » Feb 16, 2019
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    Oh my gosh guys!!! I’m so excited! I just purchased this commissioned garnet from Jeff White. I’ve been waiting since December! This is the only picture I have for now & its Jeff’s image. Literally just paid the invoice an hour ago! 4.14 ct, 8.36mm.

    Should be my last February purchase.....:roll2::lol-2:
     
  12. Deathspi
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    by Deathspi » Feb 16, 2019
    @Hivona that cut is awesome! It begs to be set in something Art Deco! :love:

    Had an old stone set this month. A 4.4ct Malaia garnet from Multicolour. First pic under halogen lights, second in the shade on a sunny day.


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  13. pwsg07
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    by pwsg07 » Feb 16, 2019
    Perfect for Valentine's
     
  14. leslie1956
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    by leslie1956 » Feb 16, 2019
    That's stunning, Hivona, I love the cut and the color:dance:
     
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    by pwsg07 » Feb 16, 2019
    Living coral colour of the year.
     
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  16. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 16, 2019
    Oh my goodness...this is gorgeous! I love both the color and the cut? What kind of cut is that? It’s stunning! :love::love::love:
     
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  17. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 16, 2019
    Gorgeous!!! It looks awesome. I really love the double halo.
     
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  18. Hivona
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    by Hivona » Feb 16, 2019
    I’m not sure what he calls it. Initially I asked about a step cut & Jeff felt a brilliant cut would be best. So I asked for something not round & he suggested a hexagon!
     
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  19. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 16, 2019
    Well it’s really lovely. I can’t wait to see your in hand photos. :kiss2:
     
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  20. marcy
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    by marcy » Feb 16, 2019
    Absolutely gorgeous stones everyone. I picked up an emerald and diamond band this month. I’m loving it.

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  21. 2Neezers
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    by 2Neezers » Feb 17, 2019
    @Hivona the cut and color of your new garnet is amazing! It’s so beautiful! :love:
     
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  22. 2Neezers
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    by 2Neezers » Feb 17, 2019
    @Deathspi a red heart in a halo is at the top of my wishlist. Yours is absolute perfection! I so do love it! :kiss2:
     
  23. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 18, 2019
    I picked up this 1.67ct pink Mahenge spinel from GranGem on Etsy.
    I have a couple pinkish red or reddish pink Mahenges but this one is straight up pink. :kiss2:
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  24. strawrose
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    by strawrose » Feb 18, 2019
    I received the red spinels from @Desertrose. They are very nice and sparkly. I think I’ll put the reddest one in a ring missing a diamond.

    And omg... melees and multi-colored carpets are the worst. Good thing I have a lot of experience with Finding Waldo and Eye Spy. :knockout:

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  25. strawrose
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    by strawrose » Feb 18, 2019
    So pretty!
     
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  26. suzanne2
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    by suzanne2 » Feb 18, 2019
    February must be spinel month. I bought this lovely on Loupe Troop.
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    I hope this stops my desire for the Burmese pink. I have too many! :eek2:
     
  27. Hivona
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    by Hivona » Feb 18, 2019

    WoooooooooW :kiss2::geek2::kiss2:
     
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  28. strawrose
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    by strawrose » Feb 18, 2019
    Pretty!

    Stops your desire for spinel? Never! :twisted2:
     
  29. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 18, 2019
    I am so, so happy you bought this beauty! It’s freaking gorgeous!!! :love:
     
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  30. leslie1956
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    by leslie1956 » Feb 18, 2019
    I love those pink beauties, @suzanne2 and @elle_71125 ! I’m trying to resist the siren song of @Desertrose’s emerald pairs, they’re so pretty and reasonably priced!
     
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