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oodlesofpoodles

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Hi all,
I am looking for a natural (heat treated ok) stone to go into a semi mount I already own that I plan to list for the upcoming Christmas holidays. I have a nice vintage mount that just sits too high for me. The setting is circa 1960s or so and resembles a sunflower. It is really pretty with high quality diamonds. The dream would be a yellow sapphire but I'm having a hard time finding one. I also think blue sapphire would be a good seller as well as a ruby but thought maybe a moonstone or opal cabochon would also look good and be popular. I don't want to sink too much in since I plan to sell it and I will have to get the shank redone at the same time since it was a expandable kind that had a piece break off. I ideally want to be all in with the rehab at 750 or less. I am going blurry eyed trying to find what I am looking for - please let me know if you run across anything you think might work well. I will upload a picture so you can see what the mount looks like. Previous stone was 8.2x7.8 and was used for another project.
Thanks!
 

dk168

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Pretty setting! :kiss2:

Have you tried Multicolour and use their calibrated size filter and see what comes up?

DK :))
 

dk168

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Also bear in mind that some gemstones can be cut very deep, e.g. Zircons, therefore, it is advisable to check the depth of the setting first before buying a CS to fit into it.

DK :))
 

oodlesofpoodles

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Thanks so much DK - I had not heard of this site before - I will check it out today. The depth of the previous stone was shy of 5mm and the total weight was 1.80 carat.
 

oodlesofpoodles

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I think it would look good with anything in there really - I’m just trying to figure out what would be most popular to the most people so I was leaning towards sapphire (blue or yellow) or ruby and I would prefer natural with heat. I have a 8 OECmm moissanite I am hoarding that I want to keep for myself but it fits so perfectly in the setting that if I don’t find something soon this is probably what will go in there. I dropped a pearl earring in the center just for fun and that looked great too. Here are pics of the moissanite and the pearl dropped in. I have a inquiry in for a ruby right now that fits the budget but it’s just a hair larger than the ideal at 8.5mm. Also found a moonstone Cabochon that would work. Maybe I need to start a poll. EC7BE3D8-7CEC-4DE0-942E-719B16104988.jpeg 99B6980B-9AE0-46B4-A0CF-304614C67B60.jpeg
 

AprilBaby

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Why not just sell the mounting and let whomever wants it choose the stone?
 

oodlesofpoodles

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Why not just sell the mounting and let whomever wants it choose the stone?
I could maybe get a few hundred for the semi mount esp with the shank needing redone, and it might sit around not selling far after the holidays are over. I think it would go for a lot more as a completed ring with a gemstone on ebay with a no reserve auction. Most people prefer to buy completed rings rather than a project, not PS folks of course but the general public. More bling money for me if I can make a little - or I might lose money but I have fun with a project either way. It really is a pretty ring so I don't want to scrap it, I think someone would love it.
 

oodlesofpoodles

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I think I found it! In budget too! My daughter helped me cut and paste the sapphire into the ring. What do you guys think? The danger now of course is that I like it so much I keep it! :evil2:I’m going to not size it to my finger to keep myself from hoarding:D 77CDDEB2-4E5E-4F65-910F-27B3218F3058.png
 

oodlesofpoodles

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I think I found it! In budget too! My daughter helped me cut and paste the sapphire into the ring. What do you guys think? The angle is slightly off but I think this gives a good idea for the color. The danger now of course is that I like it so much I keep it! :evil2:I’m going to not size it to my finger to keep myself from hoarding:D 77CDDEB2-4E5E-4F65-910F-27B3218F3058.png
 

Beautiful-disaster

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I came across a beautiful yellow sapphire today - cut straight from a mine here in Australia. Not sure if it’s the right dimensions but was a fantastic price.
I will see if I can link it here for you.
Ugh. - can’t work it out I think you have to be in the group on FB
But it’s $300 Australian dollars which is super cheap.
This is a great group of people selling straight from the sapphire mines over here.
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oodlesofpoodles

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I came across a beautiful yellow sapphire today - cut straight from a mine here in Australia. Not sure if it’s the right dimensions but was a fantastic price.
I will see if I can link it here for you.
Ugh. - can’t work it out I think you have to be in the group on FB
But it’s $300 Australian dollars which is super cheap.
This is a great group of people selling straight from the sapphire mines over here.
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The listing came thru with the photo and that is a stunning yellow sapphire at a fab price and no heat! I would have needed a 1.8 - 2 carat 8mm to fit my existing setting. Thank you so much for thinking of me. If this was the right size I would be trying to make this happen.
 

oodlesofpoodles

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I think I found one that will work above - its looks strange because the angle was off on my photoshop job but I think the color is nice.
 

AprilBaby

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I really love the pearl. The yellow sapphire is pretty too and it looks like the Sun.
 

oodlesofpoodles

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I really love the pearl. The yellow sapphire is pretty too and it looks like the Sun.
Meee too! But I also love it with the yellow - it was my first thought for a center stone :dance:and I need something yellow in my personal collection - but I have learned from my emerald that if I'm afraid of knocking a ring I just won't wear it so I am better off finding a low set ring for myself. Going to look fabulous. I'm excited - I'll share pictures when she's done
 

MJO

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What about a spessartite garnet? I nice yellowy orange or fanta.
 

oodlesofpoodles

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What about a spessartite garnet? I nice yellowy orange or fanta.
That would look great -
I have seen a few of those and they are well priced and they do look nice but I don’t know how many people know about those. So I don’t know if it would be highly searched for on eBay. I could be wrong but I think after a diamond most people would look for emerald, sapphire, and ruby, and their birthstone for right hand rings. Although I like to look at everything it’s just so vast I don’t want the ring to be overlooked. I would never have thought I would be so indecisive about picking a stone - I normally have no trouble. But I really think everything looks great in this setting.
 

johnbaldwin

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It is difficult but not impossible. I think at the moment there is a global shortage. Good luck with your journey.
 

MJO

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That would look great -
I have seen a few of those and they are well priced and they do look nice but I don’t know how many people know about those. So I don’t know if it would be highly searched for on eBay. I could be wrong but I think after a diamond most people would look for emerald, sapphire, and ruby, and their birthstone for right hand rings. Although I like to look at everything it’s just so vast I don’t want the ring to be overlooked. I would never have thought I would be so indecisive about picking a stone - I normally have no trouble. But I really think everything looks great in this setting.
Mandarin Garnets were very big about 10 years ago after there were 2 large deposits of large clean stones were found. The best colors are absolutely gorgeous. They glow in the dark. I had a 13 carat round that you could see across the room in dim lighting.
 
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