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Lavender spinel halo by David Klass!

Discussion in 'Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)' started by CHRISTY-DANIELLE, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. CHRISTY-DANIELLE
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Sep 11, 2019
    I am excited to share my finished lavender spinel ring! I was going to wait until I had it in hand, but I've had a few requests for a thread, so here it is!

    This has been a work in progress for nearly a year. I knew I wanted a special piece of jewelry to commerate our 25th anniversary this year, something seperate from wedding jewelry.

    My husbands birthstone is amethyst, and I especially love rose de france amethyst. So last fall I started looking for a gemstone in that color, wanting something more durable than amethyst. Thanks to PS, I learned about spinel. With some guidance from the members on the CS forum, I purchased a spinel in just the color I wanted from Jim McCormick (thank you @elle_71125 for the lead!) . I had Dan Stair recut the gem... a nerve racking leap of faith, but his expert cutting produced a beautiful gem.
    2.98ct Sri Lankan spinel, mixed radiant cut.
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    I spent months deciding how I wanted this ring to look and sent my plan to David Klass. With just a few cads and tweaks (and tweaked one last time to get a shank like @D&T > thank you!), she was fully designed. I wanted an art deco feel with bold lines and geometric shapes. I wanted to use singlecut diamonds in the halo for their subdued glamour.
    Cad:
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    I love that this stone reminds me of rose de france and my husband. And I love that spinel is a birthstone for August...our anniversary month, and the month our first son was born.

    On to the bling!
    Screenshot from video:
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    Glam stills:
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    UPS scheduled to deliver to my office tomorrow! Handshots to follow!:appl:
     
    


    


  2. CHRISTY-DANIELLE
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    by Slick1 » Sep 11, 2019
    Wow! That is just gorgeous! The color of your spinel is divine and the setting is perfect! I Loved reading the back story and the sentimentality of the stone choice! Enjoy that beauty in much happiness!
     
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    by Rfisher » Sep 11, 2019
    Absolutely stunning!!
     
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    by D&T » Sep 11, 2019
    So excited to see some handshots:love:!!! Gorgeous everything but of course you knew that :twisted2:
     
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    by Mrs_Strizzle » Sep 11, 2019
    I saw this on his IG and was so excited for you! I followed your thread from when you were just looking for a lavender stone. It is sooo gorgeous. Congrats!
     
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    by OdetteOdile » Sep 11, 2019
    Wow - gorgeous! The lavender color is really lovely and I love that you used single cut diamonds. I love all the meaning behind the ring as well. What a special way to commemorate your 25th wedding anniversary!
     
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    by Sungura » Sep 11, 2019
    I nearly fell over when I saw your finished ring on Instagram this morning. I can’t wait for handshots. Congratulations
     
    


    


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    by MissGotRocks » Sep 11, 2019
    Beautiful ring - beautiful color stone!
     
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    by Tekate » Sep 11, 2019
    In love.. congratulations! and your ring is a testament to your relationship and love. Love it!
     
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    by MakingTheGrade » Sep 11, 2019
    Stunning! Can’t wait for hand shots
     
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    by elizat » Sep 11, 2019
    I saw that posted! It's beautiful!
     
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    by LisaRN » Sep 11, 2019
    Great combination of color, cut and gorgeous setting. Can't wait to see hand pics!
     
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Sep 11, 2019
    Thank you all for your kind responses! I can't wait to get this tomorrow, I've waited soo long! I'll be getting it @ work in the midst of a crazy 10 or 12 hour surgery schedule, so my hands certainly won't be at their finest, but I'll post pics asap anyway!
    #blingnurse:roll2:
     
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    by GliderPoss » Sep 11, 2019
    Gorgeous!!! :love: Can't wait to see handshots.
     
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    by arkieb1 » Sep 11, 2019
    Gorgeous in every way post lots of handpics!!!
     
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    by Queenie60 » Sep 12, 2019
    Gorgeous ring - love the stone color and all of the ring details are spectacular. Congratulations.
     
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    by Lykame » Sep 12, 2019
    Sublime! Lovely story and beautiful ring! Congratulations and can't wait for hand shots!
     
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    by dk168 » Sep 12, 2019
    Gorgeous stone and ring, thanks for sharing!

    DK :love::love::love:
     
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    by JPie » Sep 12, 2019
    That setting showcases your lovely spinel well!
     
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    by gregchang35 » Sep 12, 2019
    WOW>. that facet patterning. the ring is beautiful!!!
    WEll done! congrats and enjoy!
     
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    by goldenfire » Sep 12, 2019
    Oh my gosh this is totally marvelous!!! The stone is lovely and the ring just makes such a breathtaking combo!!!! amazing!
     
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    by Alex T » Sep 12, 2019
    Wow! This is absolutely perfect & I cannot wait to see it on your hand!

    I have a 9x7 amethyst that I bought in Australia many moons ago, when I went on a whim following the sudden death of my father. I had it set in a basic white gold setting & every time I look at it, it reminds me of my dad & the hot sunshine on my face. I have wanted to reset for years, and your new ring is giving me ideas galore!
     
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Sep 12, 2019
    @Alex T I totally relate to this! My late father's birthstone was blue zircon, so I have a blue zircon ring now that makes me think of him when I wear it, he is with me always in spirit :)
     
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    by elle_71125 » Sep 12, 2019
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    Everything about your new ring is perfect! I swear, my jaw dropped when I saw the insta video. This baby is drool worthy! I love the shoulders, I love the tapered corners, and I freaking love that spinel. :love: Congrats on your 25th wedding anniversary and on this gorgeous ring.

    Thank you for posting pics for us impatient b*tches. :lol:
     
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    by missy » Sep 12, 2019
    LOVE this @CHRISTY-DANIELLE. It's lovely and feminine and just gorgeous. Super pretty. And the color is so sweet. Happy 25th and here's to another happy 25 and more.:appl:
     
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    by rainydaze » Sep 12, 2019
    Can not wait to see your pictures of this beauty!! I saw it on IG and nearly fell off my chair. Gorgeous!! Love the sentimentality behind it!
     

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