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How would you set a square cushion Mahenge Spinel?

dk168

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Just asking for inspirations as I have never had a square cushion.

Hypothetically, I could be getting a Mahenge Spinel in 1 to 2ct range, either in a square cushion or a trillion. I anticipate the size to be about 7mm. I have seen a pic of the roughs, and it is the kind of raspberry red that I love. Can't share the pic, sorry.

I already have a setting in mind for a trillion, however I am kind of stuck with a square cushion as I have not had one before.

I quite like a 3-stone paired with round or chubby pears in diamonds or another white stones such as Sapphire or Spinel, or pale pink stones in the same hue.

I could halo it with a simple air gap halo, or a more fancy one like Victor C's with traps as part of the halo.

Or just a simple halo with no gap.

The main stone must be bezel-set.

Don't fancy pairing it with another colour like green or aqua except for paler pink in the same hue.

Please help with sharing your inspirations for a 7mm square cushion CS, TIA.

DK :))
 

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How exciting! Do you like thin or chunky bezel? I love Art Deco design with delicate bezel.
 

dk168

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How exciting! Do you like thin or chunky bezel? I love Art Deco design with delicate bezel.
It depends on the setting, and I do like a metal bezel halo with no stones.

DK :))
 

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What if you did a VC style halo with airline and used pale pink stones for the traps and diamonds for the rest?
You can see from my avatar, I’m a bit of a VC fan :)
 

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What if you did a VC style halo with airline and used pale pink stones for the traps and diamonds for the rest?
You can see from my avatar, I’m a bit of a VC fan :)
Ooo, I like that idea.

Or something similar like my green Tourmaline on the right from Gene with the bigger stones in pink.

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Here is a pic of one of the 6mm white Spinel pair from JD that I already have in hand against my diamond stud for a 3-stond setting. Instead of East-West, I may set them N-S instead.

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DK :))
 

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Soooo many possibilities...I can’t wait to see what you do!! :kiss2:
I need the stone to be cut first, and I shan't have it in hand for setting for a while, so please don't hold your breath!

I have so many setting projects with stones I already have in hand, this one will be way down the list!

DK :lol-2:
 

dk168

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Another idea with the white Spinels, something simple that I could wear casually.

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Or similar to my RH Amethyst replacing the diamond bands with plain metal. The centre stone is 9mm, however the Mahenge Spinel should be smaller.

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DK :))
 

dk168

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This is the all metal Bombé ring I have in mind in White Gold:

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DK :))
 

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@elle_71125 I had not thought about setting it at 45 deg angle, thank you for your suggestions! :kiss2:

Jeff W managed to bag a few Mahenge Spinel roughs at Tucson this year. :Up_to_something:

I was asking what else he managed to pick up after he had sourced a neon deep pink Sapphire for me, enquiring for a friend you know what I mean :Up_to_something:, and he showed me a pic that is intended to go on his FB page soon, and there is a group of 4 Mahenge roughs that caught my eyes. :kiss2:

Hopefully, he will post pics of his haul this year on his FB page soon.

BTW, Gary had a gorgeous square cushion 2+ ct Rhodolite listed in his website, very affordable under 200 USD! I thought it was priced incorrectly so I emailed him, and he responded the price is correct!

Very tempted, however I have not had a lot of luck with red Garnets as the ones I have purchased from JD are a tad too brown for my liking even though they looked lovely in photos. :((

DK :))
 

dk168

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This is an inexpensive Amethyst from JD that I have, which I believe it could be classified as a square cushion.

Set in a diamond halo, and the bezel followed the lines of the stone which I thought is really pretty.

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I'd like something different than a normal diamond halo.

DK :))
 

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@elle_71125 I had not thought about setting it at 45 deg angle, thank you for your suggestions! :kiss2:

Jeff W managed to bag a few Mahenge Spinel roughs at Tucson this year. :Up_to_something:

I was asking what else he managed to pick up after he had sourced a neon deep pink Sapphire for me, enquiring for a friend you know what I mean :Up_to_something:, and he showed me a pic that is intended to go on his FB page soon, and there is a group of 4 Mahenge roughs that caught my eyes. :kiss2:

Hopefully, he will post pics of his haul this year on his FB page soon.

BTW, Gary had a gorgeous square cushion 2+ ct Rhodolite listed in his website, very affordable under 200 USD! I thought it was priced incorrectly so I emailed him, and he responded the price is correct!

Very tempted, however I have not had a lot of luck with red Garnets as the ones I have purchased from JD are a tad too brown for my liking even though they looked lovely in photos. :((

DK :))
The 45 degree angle is one of my favorites for a square cushion.

Jeff always picks out the best rough. I can’t wait to see that picture.
 

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@elle_71125 I had not thought about setting it at 45 deg angle, thank you for your suggestions! :kiss2:

Jeff W managed to bag a few Mahenge Spinel roughs at Tucson this year. :Up_to_something:

I was asking what else he managed to pick up after he had sourced a neon deep pink Sapphire for me, enquiring for a friend you know what I mean :Up_to_something:, and he showed me a pic that is intended to go on his FB page soon, and there is a group of 4 Mahenge roughs that caught my eyes. :kiss2:

Hopefully, he will post pics of his haul this year on his FB page soon.

BTW, Gary had a gorgeous square cushion 2+ ct Rhodolite listed in his website, very affordable under 200 USD! I thought it was priced incorrectly so I emailed him, and he responded the price is correct!

Very tempted, however I have not had a lot of luck with red Garnets as the ones I have purchased from JD are a tad too brown for my liking even though they looked lovely in photos. :((

DK :))
Can't wait to see what he has.
 

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A raspberry colored Mahenge Spinel sounds beautiful! It would look great with chubby pear side stones, or even trillion side stones! Would look great in a halo as well. So many fun options!
 

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It won't be a square cushion as it will be an EC, and I shall set it in a 3-stone with White Sapphire step cut traps.

DK :bigsmile:
 

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Can't wait to see it! You must tag me when you post that gemstone or ring!
 

dk168

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Jeff W has posted the pic of some of his Tucson haul he shared with me on his FB page, showing a group of Mahenge Spinels that caught my eyes, and one of them is now mine.

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DK :))
 

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This is my Mahenge Spinel rough, I believe it is the one in the front on the left of that group of roughs:

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DK :))
 

dk168

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I have not posted a pic of a small Baringo Ruby that may end up being a cushion, also from Jeff, my rough is on the left next to a pink EC Sapphire (not mine and is available):

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He is about to start cutting the Ruby, woo hoo!

DK :))
 
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