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LD

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I've got about 16-20 small natural FCDs (mixtures of cut/colours). Each of the FCDs are about 3mm and above. I've got pears, cushions, trilliants, ovals, marquise and rounds in olive, yellow, pinks and purplish pinks.

I thought I had decided on a design but I'm having doubts. The things I do know:-

1. I want white gold.
2. I want earrings that have a drop but not chandelier as I want to be able to wear these during the day or evening.
3. They have to be for pierced ears.
4. I have mostly matched pairs (some differences in saturation and cut/size) but good enough to be matched on the other side of my head! :bigsmile:

Please can you post your multi gem favourite earrings or help me with inspiration! I'm at a loss!
 

pixies

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23rd Street Jewelry has some amazing pieces. They have the earrings divided into different color sections so make sure you check them all out. They have many earrings that incorporate various shapes of diamonds. It could get the gears turning for you ;-)!
http://www.23rdstreetjewelers.com/Earrings.aspx
 

Aoife

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This sounds like a wonderful project, LD. Could you post photos of the stones you are thinking about using?

Pixies, that's a great link, so much to look at!
 

LD

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Here are 8 I can get my hands on to photograph! We're in the process of decorating and I can't get into the room to get the others at the moment but hopefully this helps a little.

I've divided them into two groups of 4 (sort of paired up) but there will be more than this:

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T L

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LD,
Very pretty diamonds. It's amazing you got such a lovely set of matched stones!
 

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Here are a couple inspiration pics I had saved of multi stone items...

tiffncoearrings.jpg

Sapphire necklace from Tiffany.JPG

Perfect earrings.jpg
 

LD

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TL - it's taken me years to get matched pairs! I buy one, forget about it and then hopefully another comes along at some point!!!

Freke - thank you. The bottom picture may work but I'm thinking solid metal and perhaps bezelling the diamonds?

I guess I'm looking for non-traditional designs but am open to anything!!!!

How about something like this?

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Aoife

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I like that design, LD. Are you preferring the angular, modern look to something that's a little more organic and swirly?


How about something like this?

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LD

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Preg - I really like those earrings but don't think they will drop enough and the diamonds are small so it would be difficult to get the same effect. I do love them though!

Aoife - I love that design. I don't like the shepherds hooks but I guess I could substitute them with a piece of metal and then randomly bezel the diamonds around the bottom (a bit like an upside down flower). You've got me thinking!

How about this?

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LovingDiamonds|1312138804|2981154 said:
Preg - I really like those earrings but don't think they will drop enough and the diamonds are small so it would be difficult to get the same effect. I do love them though!

Aoife - I love that design. I don't like the shepherds hooks but I guess I could substitute them with a piece of metal and then randomly bezel the diamonds around the bottom (a bit like an upside down flower). You've got me thinking!

How about this?
Oh, yes, I like that a lot! I think you're on to something.

Could you lay out your stones in that configuration to see how they look?
 

LD

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Aoife|1312139952|2981161 said:
LovingDiamonds|1312138804|2981154 said:
Preg - I really like those earrings but don't think they will drop enough and the diamonds are small so it would be difficult to get the same effect. I do love them though!

Aoife - I love that design. I don't like the shepherds hooks but I guess I could substitute them with a piece of metal and then randomly bezel the diamonds around the bottom (a bit like an upside down flower). You've got me thinking!

How about this?
Oh, yes, I like that a lot! I think you're on to something.

Could you lay out your stones in that configuration to see how they look?

Yes I will. I can't get into the room until mid week when we move furniture back into the rooms that are being decorated but then I'll get to it! Thanks for your suggestion. I like that very much.
 

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I had to post the earrings so PS would have a record of them. It would be a shame if the link became inactive.

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Aoife

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How's the redecorating coming, LD? I can come help you move furniture so you can get to your FCD's.....
 

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I like Aoife's design... wires are fine but they tend to bend and hurt ears unless they are very well-made.
 

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I'm useless with earring designs but wow, LD, your earring sketch is modern and unique.
 

LD

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Aoife|1312296437|2982282 said:
How's the redecorating coming, LD? I can come help you move furniture so you can get to your FCD's.....
Decorating done but furniture is still in the way! However, I've found a photo of some others I can use. I was going to use these in my FCD bracelet that I had made but didn't end up using them all - the ones with the crosses have been used.

In addition to these, there are 2 or 3 olive green pears, 2(?) brownish/orange cushions, 2 olive green ovals and a few others that I've never taken photos of. I'm not going to use them all otherwise I'd have very long ear-lobes but will picks the ones that co-ordinate and match well enough.

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