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Jeff White rubellite in DKJ setting with .88ctw halo.

mrs-b

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Love this new ring, which arrived today! The rubellite (which was around 3.9ct as I recall, tho I don't remember exactly - my apologies), is 8 x 10mm and cut by the inimitable Jeff White. The diamonds are .88ctw, 2.5mm, some ACAs from WF and the rest sourced to match by DKJ. The basket is made to resemble holly leaves, and the shank is 18kt, the head is platinum, while the claws on the rubellite are, once again, 18kt.

And I've learnt that red is horrifically difficult to capture in photos! This ring glows a strong, deep, blood red. But every photo - one stubbornly after the other- shows pink / purple / crimson. Not much I can do about it except assure you that - in real life - it flashes equally between pink and red, with brief hints of orange and purple.

It was made to fit exactly with my round profile wedding ring, and I absolutely love it! Many thanks to Jeff White and to David Klass Jewelry - and to all the PSers who came and gave opinions and advice re metal selection - you guys are always incredibly helpful and I appreciate it!


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dk168

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Lovely stone and ring, thanks for sharing!

DK :kiss2: :kiss2: :kiss2:
 

Austina

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What a beautiful well balanced looking ring @mrs-b.
 

Acinom

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A gorgeous ring!! Stunning colour and detailing
 

mrs-b

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Well, I cannot *believe* that on my very first photos I had lint under the prongs! Unreal. Thank you, tho, for your kind comments!

@adlgel - thank you! I love the basket, too. I just love holly leaves and they're such an easy design choice.

Thanks @dk168 - I'm in love with this stone! It is sending me a bit batty that I can't capture on camera what my eye sees, but I'm guessing most of the people on the colored stone forum have had this experience!

Hi @bright&shiny. :wavey: I don't have a lot of experience with colored gems - are they all this difficult?? I'm working on a sapphire next and hoping it's a little more forthcoming with its color!
 

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Thanks so much, @rcjtraveler! I went back and forth on the size of the diamonds in the basket I can;t tell you how many times! I wanted something substantial overall, without the halo swamping the center stone. I'm very happy with where I landed. :))

Awww - thank you, @MamaBear! Any jewel isn't worth much if it doesn't look good on, is it? Thank you for that compliment - it means a lot!

@Acinom, if *you* say the color is ok, then it's ok! You're the queen of colored gems in my book; I never fail to swoon over your avatar ring whenever it pops up! Thank you for your kind comments! :wavey:
 

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wow! that under gallery holly leaves are so delicate! I love it, great red color!
 

PinkAndBlueBling

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Oh, I just LOVE that basket! The ring is stunning!
 

123ducklings

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Beautiful ring, and fantastic basket detail — I love how you personalize your pieces.
 

lulu_ma

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Wow! Every detail is perfect!:kiss2:
 

Alex T

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Beautiful & what a presence it has on you! As always, the details are impeccable & it's such an hypnotic looking stone!
 

dk168

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@mrs-b indeed as I have the same issue with my Rubellite from Jeff W too in that it does not photograph well with brown tones and darker when it has no brown IRL!

DK :))
 

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Love this new ring, which arrived today! The rubellite (which was around 3.9ct as I recall, tho I don't remember exactly - my apologies), is 8 x 10mm and cut by the inimitable Jeff White. The diamonds are .88ctw, 2.5mm, some ACAs from WF and the rest sourced to match by DKJ. The basket is made to resemble holly leaves, and the shank is 18kt, the head is platinum, while the claws on the rubellite are, once again, 18kt.

And I've learnt that red is horrifically difficult to capture in photos! This ring glows a strong, deep, blood red. But every photo - one stubbornly after the other- shows pink / purple / crimson. Not much I can do about it except assure you that - in real life - it flashes equally between pink and red, with brief hints of orange and purple.

It was made to fit exactly with my round profile wedding ring, and I absolutely love it! Many thanks to Jeff White and to David Klass Jewelry - and to all the PSers who came and gave opinions and advice re metal selection - you guys are always incredibly helpful and I appreciate it!


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DKPV2021___05__03____Rubi   Ring____RGR-2 copy.jpg

Every gosh-dang thing about this ring is drop-dead gorgeous! :clap:
 

mrs-b

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I'm so glad you like it, @wildcat03! And thank you for the kind words. :))

Thank you, @Diamond Girl 21! It's exactly as I'd pictured, so that's about as close to perfect as it's possible to get, I think! I've definitely had pieces that turned out like..."hmmm...not quite how I saw this looking..." - so it's wonderful when a piece turns out *exactly* as you'd seen it in your mind's eye!

Thank you, @Sprinkles&Stones - I wish I could get even half way close to showing the color of this gem - it's delicious! And with the yellow gold? :lickout: !!
 

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Hi @Alex T! I wish you could see this stone in person - it has a big, puffy head with great lift on it - the profile really is delicious! Gives the ring a lot of contour and 3D effect. I'm so glad you like it! :wavey:

@dk168 - that actually makes me feel a lot better! There is -zero- brown or grey in this - but it just shows up black in some photos, and there is NO lighting where it shows up as black in real life. I'll keep working on it, but photography is a looooong way out of my wheelhouse!

I'm glad you like it, @OboeGal! You know how you sometimes get a piece and you know - this is the best I can do this and I'm never going to change it? I call them forever pieces. This is a forever piece. There's simply nothing to change, nothing to improve. I love it!
 

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It's absolutely gorgeous and gives me great ideas for my oval Gemrite garnet.... :dance:
 

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Wow, this turned out so beautifully @mrs-b! The holly design on the basket is amazing and the color of the rubellite is yummy. It really is perfect!! :love:
 

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Ooooooooh I've been looking so forward to seeing this! I know you were a bit unsure about what size to make the diamonds, but as usual you've absolutely nailed the proportions. And the colour of that rubellite is delicious!! :kiss2:
 

mrs-b

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Hi there, @GliderPoss! Thank you for your kind words - and I'm VERY much looking forward to seeing what you do with your garnet! A beautiful new ring is a magical thing, isn't it? :kiss2:

Thank you, @junebug17 :wavey: I'm very happy with how it turned out. And it looks lovely on the finger. It's substantial without being gaudy. I've reached an age where I don't have a lot of time for 'delicate' - unless we're talking prong work, of course! I want to *see* my jewelry - tho there are limits, of course!

Thank you for saying that, @Dandi! I really was stuck re the size of the halo. I'm *very* happy with how it turned out, tho, so I'm very pleased other people like the proportions of it as well. When it comes to jewelry, proportions are everything. Hugs to you, my friend!
 

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So pretty, @mrs-b! Reds are often troublesome to capture in a photograph, whether gemstone or geranium. The color of your rubellite is luscious!
 

Lisa Loves Shiny

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I love the rich color of the gorgeous rubellite and David did an amazing job on the setting. :appl:
 
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