by elizat » May 8, 2019 So, I am not normally a colored stone buyer, but I want to make a pair of earrings, I think. I am thinking drop earrings, with a colored gem, in some shade of blue, purple-blue. I was leaning towards sapphire, spinel or tanzanite. But, colored stones are not my comfort zone. I have purchased two empress cut diamonds, that measure about 6.3/4ish x 4.2ish. I want those to be the bottom of the drop earring. https://www.instagram.com/p/BxKZaDMB4ve/ I have looked around a little and kind of like these pairs, but I don't know if they are good selections, or if one is better than another. I don't want the top to be much bigger than 4.5 mm for scale. https://www.etsy.com/listing/567314...e-blue-sapphire?ref=shop_home_active_29&pro=1 https://gemfix.com/gems/sapphire-montana-12-105 I looked at Mastercut, Dan Stair, Finewater, Roger Dery, and Artistic Colored Stones. Smaller matched pairs don't seem to be a large stock item. Where else can I look for a smaller sized matched pair that are nicely cut? I am thinking of doing a drop earring with an engraved metal frame on both top and bottom- something like the earrings that CVB is doing with the Spring Gulch style, but a double drop not a hoop. Right now, I'm trying to collect the pieces to eventually do it. Thanks!