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  1. theredspinel
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    by theredspinel » Mar 13, 2016
    Hi guys. Does anyone have any pics of high karet yellow gold (18k+) jewelery pieces with gemstones?

    I love yellow gold and especially high karet gold and I know PS has a high karet yellow gold thread but it's really old so wondered if there were any new pics.
     
    


    


  2. Desertrose
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    by Desertrose » Mar 13, 2016
    Hi theredspinel...I also love high kt yellow gold! I just received a brushed 21 kt wedding band from Sally at HOW. It's not set with gems, but I did take some shots of the 21kt next to a 14kt polished gold band, with gems.

    First - a red spinel, of course! :lol: Here it is, in a few different levels of natural light:







    My main impression is that the 21kt band has a lot more red/orange to the gold, and the gold is a very strong color compared to lesser karets, so the gems need to be strong enough to compete.

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  3. Desertrose
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    by Desertrose » Mar 13, 2016
    Here are some more pics, same bands, with tsavorite:



    Sorry the lighting is a bit washed out. Here's one outside with just the bands that shows the difference in color better:



    And with my new possibly tourmaline:

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  4. chrono
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    by chrono » Mar 14, 2016
    My new paraiba ring is in 18K rose gold, my chrysoberyl ring is set in 18K yellow gold, my lilac spinel is set in 22K yellow gold, and my AVC + red spinel sidestones ring is set in 18K yellow gold.
     
    


    


  5. theredspinel
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    by theredspinel » Mar 14, 2016
    Thank you for the pics desertrose I love love love the brushed effect! I'm currently working with Sally... I cannot wait for my project to be completed!!!

    Hi Chrono, I'd love to see your lilac spinel ring???
     
  6. Arcadian
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    by Arcadian » Mar 14, 2016
    My red spinel *the one in the middle* was set with 18K. I would consider a reset to 22K at some time in the future.
    The spinel at the bottom, I think it loves white metal more. It really didn't move me as much next to yellow gold.

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  7. Garnetgirl
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    by Garnetgirl » Mar 15, 2016
    My demantoid garnet in 18k green gold.... demantoid__2_.jpg
     
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    by theredspinel » Mar 16, 2016
    Absolutely love the richness of your stones Arcadian...I can totally imagine your reset in 22ct gold :love:

    I love the look of 20ct+ yellow gold (so rich!) but I feel a bit conscious of it against my skin tone.. I'm still deciding if I like it against my skin.

    Garnetgirl..love the demantoid with the high karet gold, goes perfectly together. Even though it's such a small stone it totally packs a punch in that setting. I can see a very slight tint of green... how cool, I'd never seen green gold before this point =)
     
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    by mariedtiger » Mar 16, 2016
    Here's my 1ct+ reddish pink Mahenge spinel in 21kt gold from Sally at Heart of Water Jewels. The band has roses carved on it and inset rubies. This is one of my all time favorite rings. :twirl:

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  10. theredspinel
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    by theredspinel » Mar 16, 2016
    Oh my....speechless.. :love:

    I don't know what I love more, the high gold content or the skill and detail in the gold!
     
    


    


  11. Garnetgirl
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    by Garnetgirl » Mar 16, 2016
    Thank you for your nice comments on my ring, Theredspinel. You're right, the colour of the green gold is quite subtle. I really only notice the green when it is next to yellow gold. Then I can see the contrast.
     
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    by rocks » Mar 16, 2016
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    Reinstein ross 20kt yellow with pink sapphire and 18kt yellow gypsy ring with pink sapphire
     
  13. Matata
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    by Matata » Mar 16, 2016
    Red spinel in 18K

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  14. chrono
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    by chrono » Mar 17, 2016
    I looked everywhere and cannot seem to find any pictures; I'm sure I posted a few here. It'll be a while before I get a chance to take it out of the vault for a photography session. I'm currently enjoying my other newer rings.

    I've got to say, all the high kt gold CS rings posted here look splendid and very rich!
     
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    by theredspinel » Mar 18, 2016
    Couldn't agree more! :love:
     
    


    


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    by katharath » Mar 18, 2016
    Ooh these are beauties... Mariedtiger and garnetgirl, yours are my very favorites. Gorgeous gems and rings!!!
     
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    by Garnetgirl » Mar 18, 2016
    Thank you, Katharath!
     
  18. theredspinel
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    by theredspinel » Mar 20, 2016
    Do you have any real life pictures leela?
     

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