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Lavender Spinel Reset!

StephanieLynn

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Some of you know the story of how I accidentally came into a lavender spinel. The short story is I bought this ring off LT as a sapphire and when I brought it to a gemologist to have it checked out it turned out not to be a sapphire at all but a natural spinel! This was actually a good thing because I had been looking for the perfect lavender spinel to no avail and yet here it was. I absolutely adore this ring. She looks sexy in all lighting going from a rather intense purple to the loveliest light periwinkle.

Essentially I bought this for the amazing 7mm precision cut spinel because the setting was a little out there for me. I reset it into this eight prong white gold Stuller setting. Here are some pictures:

First the old setting:

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And the final result!

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StephanieLynn

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YESSSSSSS!!!! This is exactly what I would have done too & it's BEAUTIFUL! :kiss2:
You know what's funny is I was going to do a fancier setting but then I picked this one and when I looked in the jewelry box almost all my rings are solitaires! It's just what I like I guess.
 

tyty333

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Beautiful @StephanieLynn ! I love the color and cut on the spinel! The setting shows it off very nicely!
 

Catmom

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Love the reset! The cut and color are amazing!
 

natasha-cupcake

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Good-bye, Sputnik. Hello, Gorgeous!

I love it!! I really like the details on the setting, particularly the taper towards the stone and the profile carving. It looks terrific.

(You know I'll want to try it on, the next time we get together!! :bigsmile:)
 

elle_71125

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I feel like the reset really made it all about that gorgeous cut and color. The setting was the perfect choice and I love the 8 prong look. :kiss2:
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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Sputnic
you've had a transformation
i did love it before but its probably a lot more wearable and versatile now
she is a beauty
what did you do with the old setting ?
 

distracts

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I love the new setting! It looks great. And the stone of course is fantastic. I love how you just stumbled into it - sometimes the things we were looking for have a funny way of coming around to us.
 

StephanieLynn

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Thanks so much @elle_71125, Stuller doesn't have a lot of eight prong settings which is fine because you could get lost in all the choices!

@Daisys and Diamonds, yeah this is much more me, plus if you look at the pictures closely you could see the outline of the cup around the stone which really bugged me. First world problems you know! Bron expressed interest in the Sputnik setting so she will get first right of refusal.

I know isn't that so funny @distracts? I really searched high and low for that perfect color and then there it was!
 

Rfisher

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Beautiful outcome- Lovely setting for a beautiful stone!
In looking at the Sputnik setting, do you think this spinel was original to it? It does look like maybe it was made for a cushion shape?
 

StephanieLynn

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Beautiful outcome- Lovely setting for a beautiful stone!
In looking at the Sputnik setting, do you think this spinel was original to it? It does look like maybe it was made for a cushion shape?
Maybe you can help me figure this out. It definitely looks misshapen to me and if you tilt your head left or right that's how it looks like this basket (is that the right word?) was originally intended. Almost like they rotated it to fit this halo. Very strange. Thank you for your lovely compliments I do love the stone so much more out of this setting.

ETA: I don't think the spinel is original, I just think the setting is mid-century or 60-70's and the spinel is newer, could be wrong though.
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StephanieLynn

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@StephanieLynn girl, you know it's killing me to be apart from my holy grail! I cannot wait either! Sent final tweaks on final cad tonight. This is going to be the hardest wait yet!
How long until you have it on hand? I was going to write "in hand" but on is so much more appropriate. That diamond is freaking amazing.
 

CHRISTY-DANIELLE

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I saw Amy last week and she suggested I might want to see the cast ring before the diamonds are set. She's going to send it to me. So that will be a delay, (but she knows I'm freakin' picky about my bezels). I'm hoping a month? They have to get my oec sidestones custom cut, so that takes time too.
It will be worth it, but ugh, so hard to wait.
I just need to keep distracted with everyone elses bling!
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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Maybe you can help me figure this out. It definitely looks misshapen to me and if you tilt your head left or right that's how it looks like this basket (is that the right word?) was originally intended. Almost like they rotated it to fit this halo. Very strange. Thank you for your lovely compliments I do love the stone so much more out of this setting.

ETA: I don't think the spinel is original, I just think the setting is mid-century or 60-70's and the spinel is newer, could be wrong though.
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can we put something fun back in the empty ring ?
i just love me some sputnic
 

LisaRN

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I think the new setting really suits your lovely spinel. I like how you are wearing it paired with a vintage band.
 

Lykame

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What an outstanding spinel! I love the colour and the faceting. Crazy and somehow ironic that you bought something and it ended up being what you were looking for all along without knowing at the time of buying!

It looks really lovely in the new setting, excellent reformation! Congratulations! :D
 
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