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dk168

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I just paid the invoice to secure a blue Zircon rough to be cut into Jeff W's signature Asscher about 8-9mm in size.

I have always wanted a windmill from him, so I am very happy indeed!

DK :dance:
 

voce

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@voce

I meant to ask you, what are the green and lavender side stones in the red spinel flower ring? Garnet and spinel? Or sapphire? I really love how the colors come together.
Thank you! The green is mint garnet; the lavender is unheated sapphire.
 

YC

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1) I have enough purple and lavender things set into white metals.
2) Apart from providing contrast, I don't think white metals do anything to enhance the color of lavender, and might wash them out. A white diamond halo can provide the contrast, and the rose gold would be a third color to complement the spinel workout washing it out.
3) I'd like to wear my lavender spinels with pink and mint green colors, which I have already set into rose gold.

Add to whether they'd look similar...I think not? They're different colors after all, and the two settings have different galleries. One spinel is more elongated, and the other spinel is more square.
You do have quite a few lavender/purples in white gold. Now I understand why you went for RG for the lavender spinel. I like the warmth of RG colour, it kind of blends in with my skin tone and does not have the bright contrasting effect of WG (against the skin).

Your spinels are of different colour and shape. I mentioned about the rings looking similar previously because I was thinking that a lay person probably won't be able to tell the difference if you were to wear the rings separately. Though, having said that, you should set them the way that you like. Afterall, these will be your rings which you will wear and enjoy :) I too am guilty of having a few similar looking CS rings, set in a similar fashion.
 

Cockatiel

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Thank you! The green is mint garnet; the lavender is unheated sapphire.
Thanks! I thought the little lavenders would have to be sapphire. I've been looking for lavender melee for a while and didn't think you could find little ones with such nice saturation in spinel.
 

voce

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I just approved these CADs from Daniel M for casting. Looks like these might get finished sooner than I thought!
 

voce

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What are the stones?
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The green tourmaline on the left is getting set with 1.5mm silver spinel.

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The three stone trellis ring is getting set with the Namibian spess garnet and Mahenge spinels in top right box.
 

Cockatiel

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I've got nothing to show you yet but I'm setting a lot of things this year since the damn pandemic started. I'm a little....unhinged. More than a little actually! I usually hoard and sit on things for years because of laziness/indecision/lack of will/ambivalence/all of the above/whatever. And then decide I don't like the outcome anyways and take it apart. I'll have a lot to show here once I'm done I guess.
 

ItsMainelyYou

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The green tourmaline on the left is getting set with 1.5mm silver spinel.

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The three stone trellis ring is getting set with the Namibian spess garnet and Mahenge spinels in top right box.
Been busy, but I just wanted to pop in and say the first thing that came into my head after seeing your stones and cads was the song...
. I can't wait to see them all!!!
 

Lilith112

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Have already approved the CAD for my padparadscha ring! Still waiting on it; setter says it should be done in a week or two ahhhhhh

CAD for reference (cross-posed from my own padparadscha thread):

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It's inspired by Mc2's Flora ring, but I decided against the flanking diamonds since 1). the design's already eye catching enough and 2). my lack of finger real estate. It'll be done in a matte, brushed 18K rose gold with a tapered band. I can't waaaaaaaait!!!!
 

MidModMin

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It's inspired by Mc2's Flora ring, but I decided against the flanking diamonds since 1). the design's already eye catching enough and 2).
I really like the side detailing and think omitting the diamonds was a great idea. With the matte finish, I think those side petals are going to look extra lovely.
 

voce

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Daniel M finished the third ring CAD. Here is a tanzanite surrounded by 9 Mahenge spinels. CAD colors are not accurate, as everyone knows, but I think it will look pretty nevertheless (it's the cluster at the bottom of last image of post #337).

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scouty

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Daniel M finished the third ring CAD. Here is a tanzanite surrounded by 9 Mahenge spinels. CAD colors are not accurate, as everyone knows, but I think it will look pretty nevertheless (it's the cluster at the bottom of last image of post #337).

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This is so exciting! The colours work perfectly together!
 

Musia

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Daniel M finished the third ring CAD. Here is a tanzanite surrounded by 9 Mahenge spinels. CAD colors are not accurate, as everyone knows, but I think it will look pretty nevertheless (it's the cluster at the bottom of last image of post #337).

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Gorgeous combination of colors! Beautiful piece!
 

Musia

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Have already approved the CAD for my padparadscha ring! Still waiting on it; setter says it should be done in a week or two ahhhhhh

CAD for reference (cross-posed from my own padparadscha thread):

Padparadscha ring CAD.jpg

It's inspired by Mc2's Flora ring, but I decided against the flanking diamonds since 1). the design's already eye catching enough and 2). my lack of finger real estate. It'll be done in a matte, brushed 18K rose gold with a tapered band. I can't waaaaaaaait!!!!
Amazing beauty!
 

dk168

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Jeff W took a quick photo of my blue Zircon and pink Spinel roughs using his cell/mobile phone, and he said I could share it on PS!

They will be set in a Theo Fennell inspired bombé ring similar to my Richard Homer concave cut square Amethyst with step cut trillion sky blue Topaz sides from Dough Menadue.

It will be ages before I get round to setting them though.

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Here is a pic of my Amethyst with sky blue Topaz ring:

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DK :kiss2:
 

elle_71125

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The green tourmaline on the left is getting set with 1.5mm silver spinel.

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The three stone trellis ring is getting set with the Namibian spess garnet and Mahenge spinels in top right box.
Ooh, is that a dragonfly and a butterfly I see? :love:
 

Lilith112

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I really like the side detailing and think omitting the diamonds was a great idea. With the matte finish, I think those side petals are going to look extra lovely.
Thank you! The designer also sent a CAD with diamonds, and I just thought it looked too bulky, so I went without. Also saved some money along the way XD

Amazing beauty!
Thank you!
 

voce

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Daniel M completed the CAD for my pear shaped aquamarine ring, except we decided instead of having the emerald at the tip, we'll have a spinel at the tip.
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Musia

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Daniel M completed the CAD for my pear shaped aquamarine ring, except we decided instead of having the emerald at the tip, we'll have a spinel at the tip.
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Are you having gray spinel in halo? Gorgeous color combination!
 

leslie1956

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Daniel M finished the third ring CAD. Here is a tanzanite surrounded by 9 Mahenge spinels. CAD colors are not accurate, as everyone knows, but I think it will look pretty nevertheless (it's the cluster at the bottom of last image of post #337).

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I love the color combination, so pretty :)
 

Snowdrop13

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Is everyone seeing major delays with production of their pieces? I have a small earring project in the works and it’s so far been 2 months of waiting. Just wondering what’s the norm. (I’m not being unsympathetic to the challenges vendors have, merely curious).
 

Niffler75

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@Snowdrop13 Big delays yes with getting a setting cast and then finding a jeweller with a workshop open. I am in the UK. Probably also delayed things by 6-8 weeks.
 

Snowdrop13

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@Snowdrop13 Big delays yes with getting a setting cast and then finding a jeweller with a workshop open. I am in the UK. Probably also delayed things by 6-8 weeks.
Glad to know it‘s not just me! Surprisingly I just got a dispatch notification for my earrings, so all is well after all.
 

Cockatiel

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@voce

How do you like the silver spinels? Do you have any pieces set with those? I'm curious to know what you think of them. Do they ever look darker? How's the sparkle?
 

crystalnp

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I have what appears in video to be the most amazing lavender gray sapphire on the way to me from Jeff White, should be here tomorrow!
 

voce

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@Cockatiel no, not yet. The green tourmaline project and the pear Aquamarine project will be my first projects to use silver spinel for melee.
 
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