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Gem Silica Juiciness

BlingObsession

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Acquired a lovely 3.06 carat Arizona Gem Silica from Brad at The Gem Trader almost a year ago and it's been sitting in my gembox.

http://www.thegemtrader.com/June15ChrysoPage.htm

Surprisingly, it has slightly different hues depending on the light source. I hadn't expected that with a cabochon. So there you go, I learnt something new about the world of gemstones.

I just loved the colour but it took me a while to come up with a setting a liked as I wanted a slightly Victorian setting without it looking old. A bit weird, right? The stone itself loved yellow gold so that was the metal of choice.

The first wax had much smaller diamonds in it which just made it look like any other modern setting so I told the jeweler "mate, up the size of the stones as big as will fit" so we ended up with stones just about 0.08pts for a tcw of about 1.05

This is what I got and I love it. It's comfortable and has massive finger coverage. It's lovely with jeans and a white shirt, a cocktail dress or my boring black business suit.

Happy I am.

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marymm

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Stunning! Gorgeous cab in a gorgeous setting... and the prong work is delicious!

Any chance you can add a few more photos, including a side shot?
 

arabella

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So gorgeous!! The gem silica is such a nice color and I love that you went with larger diamonds for the halo. Love love love!!


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canuk-gal

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HI:

Oh, well done! :love: :appl: Stunning.

cheers--Sharon
 

Niel

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Crazy about this. It's just stunning.
 

dk168

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A very grand looking ring, thanks for sharing!

DK :))
 

Alex T

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Hands down the most beautiful ring I have seen for a while..... :love: :love: :love:

I have never heard of this stone! Must do some research!
 

minousbijoux

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"It's lovely with jeans and a white shirt, a cocktail dress or my boring black business suit."

Love the ring as well as your quote! It looks elegant and elegant looks good with anything :praise:
 

Rfisher

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Beautiful! I'd love to see a shot that showed its translucence.....
 

mochiko42

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Goodness that is some finger coverage there!! :lol: I love the larger halo and the yellow gold!! Now I know which way to go if I decide my gem silica ring needs amping up~~

It looks perfect on your hands. I'm glad to see other people appreciating fine quality gem silica on this forum. I love its translucency and glow. :love:
 

Acinom

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Juicy indeed!!! It looks stunning. What an amazing stone and setting. Please post more pics.
 

JDDN

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Beautiful stone....a stunning statement piece!!!
 

lovedogs

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That looks so incredible! I also love gem silica, and am excited to see something so classic and gorgeous made with it!
 

Laila619

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Wow, truly lovely and unique! I love this ring!!
 

BlingObsession

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Thank you for your kind words.

As requested, here are some more pics - I tried to capture the translucence, the different personalities of the stone as well as some different angle shots. Mostly the colour, in real life, is more like the ones in my first post but it does like to show off in sunlight.

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