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It's here! My Malaya Garnet w/ Kornerupine and Diamond Ring

lilmosun

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Hi All -

I mostly stay in the CS forum but my daughter's comment that this ring was "Bling Bling" told me to post this here.

My most recent project with Yvonne of Cecile Raly Designs has arrived and I am THRILLED.

I love kornerupines for their rarity and pleochroism - the appearance of different colors depending on the angle viewed. The design accentuates this property -- like a chameleon -- shifting colors in different lights and angles. Sometimes very saturated, sometimes lighter, varying degrees of green/blue/lavender and sometimes blending in with the diamond accents with all the sparkle. The whole thing sparkles like diamond cocktail ring. I had someone ask me if the kornerupines were blue diamonds :lol:

Yvonne and her talented CAD designer Brandy really knocked it out of the park this time. I hope you think so too.
(Also thanks to PSers for their input especially Sungura who helped supply the extra kornerupines needed to finish this design)

More background on the making of this ring can be found here:
[URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/my-latest-project-with-yvonne-with-questions.225872/']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/my-latest-project-with-yvonne-with-questions.225872/[/URL]

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lilmosun

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Re: It's here! My Malaya Garnet w/ Kornerupine and Diamond

Outdoors

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lilmosun

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Re: It's here! My Malaya Garnet w/ Kornerupine and Diamond

Just a few more :angel:

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lilmosun

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Re: It's here! My Malaya Garnet w/ Kornerupine and Diamond

And since I take crappy cell phone pics, here are a few from Yvonne.

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Arcadian

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Re: It's here! My Malaya Garnet w/ Kornerupine and Diamond

Holy finger coverage!! Thats some kind of ring! I love the fact you went with a lesser known stone. they're gorgeous :love:
 

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Oh I could stare into it forever! That is an unbelievably beautiful, one of a kind, mind blowing ring. Kornerupine is so gorgeous and your setting looks like a sparkling sea of it! :love: :love: :love:
 

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Re: It's here! My Malaya Garnet w/ Kornerupine and Diamond

I agree, you could get lost in that ring forever. I love it. It looks really beautiful on your finger. You have just inspired me for a design for my girlfriend, because I think that is the kind of thing she would like.
 

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Re: It's here! My Malaya Garnet w/ Kornerupine and Diamond

Wow! This is just mesmerising!!
 

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Re: It's here! My Malaya Garnet w/ Kornerupine and Diamond

Much love. This is GORGEOUS.
 

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Re: It's here! My Malaya Garnet w/ Kornerupine and Diamond

HI:

Big WOW! :love:

cheers--Sharon
 

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Re: It's here! My Malaya Garnet w/ Kornerupine and Diamond

lilmosun. Wow! I am thrilled with this ring on so many levels: it is an unusual design. I don't think I have seem anything like it before; you used all untreated stones; you took a risk on a "unproven" combination of gemstones; the use of so many kornerupines really demonstrates the magic of pleochroism and I'm so happy you were able to capture that in your photos; and finally it looks great on you!!! Yay, hooray!!!

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Rockinruby

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Re: It's here! My Malaya Garnet w/ Kornerupine and Diamond

Wow! It's super "bling bling" and absolutely gorgeous! The design of your ring really shows your beautiful stones off in such a glorious way! :appl: Love all of the variations in the photos. :love: Great finger coverage too! Congrats on your lovely new ring! :think:
 

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Re: It's here! My Malaya Garnet w/ Kornerupine and Diamond

SO pretty!!!
 

lilmosun

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Re: It's here! My Malaya Garnet w/ Kornerupine and Diamond

Thank you Arcadian, kylier, Razz, Alex T, Burmesedaze, canuk-gal, Sungura, Rockinruby and motownmama for enjoying this with me! Your collective comments reflect why I am so happy with this - finger coverage, mesmerizing pool of color that shifts and different than traditional stones/design.

I need to learn to wear it without constantly looking at my hand, stopping to snap pictures as it changes and holding it up everytime I look at/pass by a mirror. The behavior embarrassing my family and they told me I need to stop or leave it home when out with them :doh:
 

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Re: It's here! My Malaya Garnet w/ Kornerupine and Diamond

Very pretty! I love the shape and all the small detail!
 

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It's just stunning! Really comes to life outdoors!
 

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Re: It's here! My Malaya Garnet w/ Kornerupine and Diamond

Such a pretty and unique ring! The colors are so awesome together!
 

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Your DD is right! That is gorgeous and blingy and so so pretty! It looks fabulous on you. Hope you enjoy wearing it!
 

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I love this. I want a malaya garnet. :appl: :appl: :appl:
 

arkieb1

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Congrats what a unique and beautiful ring!!!!
 

lilmosun

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Re: It's here! My Malaya Garnet w/ Kornerupine and Diamond

Thank you diamondseeker2006, arkieb1, derbygal, LLJsmom, iwantsparkle, telephone89 and tyty333!

Derbygal - I hope you find your malaya garnet. I love them too but it's not a color I wear well. But I had been eyeing the kornerupine melee in Yvonne's store and was trying to come up with something that would go with them.

I wanted a double halo to distance the malaya from my skin but since I had to pay for a CAD anyway, I decided to have some design fun :D Razz-I hope you share what design for your friend!

This project was nerve wracking because there wasn't anything to really help visualize how it would come together - from the original design to working with color combinations of the stones/gold. Took in a lot of input from Yvonne, Brandy and PSers...and in the end, held my breath as I had to make each decision. So glad everyone likes how it all came together as much as I do and appreciate nice words!
 

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Re: It's here! My Malaya Garnet w/ Kornerupine and Diamond

I am obsessed with your new ring. Obsessed I tell you! :love:
 

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Re: It's here! My Malaya Garnet w/ Kornerupine and Diamond

Wow, it's stunning!!! I love how the different coloured stones work so beautifully together.
 

lilmosun

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Re: It's here! My Malaya Garnet w/ Kornerupine and Diamond

Thank you elle and kmarla!

Fun having a reason to post/visit this forum but it's a little dangerous as I am now drooling over all the diamond beauties :think:
 

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Re: It's here! My Malaya Garnet w/ Kornerupine and Diamond

Another amazing colored stone project for you :appl:
What a spectacular result. Beautiful combination of colours and the ring looks beautiful on you.
 

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Re: It's here! My Malaya Garnet w/ Kornerupine and Diamond

I've visited this thread a few times already and I was too engrossed in admiring your ring and forgot to comment. I love the flower pattern and your selection of unusual gemstones in creating this beautiful ring, :appl:
 

lilmosun

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Re: It's here! My Malaya Garnet w/ Kornerupine and Diamond

Thank you Acinom, pinkgem2522 and lovinggems!

While I requested that setting have "tiers" to help bring out the flower-like appearance, I think it helps highlight pleochroism of the kornerupines? :think:

Hope all PSers in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
 

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Re: It's here! My Malaya Garnet w/ Kornerupine and Diamond

lilmosun, I just saw the completed project :love: Love, love, love, it, especially the kornerupines which I have you to thank ( or blame ! :lol: ) for my introduction to them. It is something that I have added to my must have list. Have been searching and found a few of the green/blue/purple and several of the other more yellow/gray/green ones which I don't care for. Thank you so much for sharing this project :D
 
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