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T L

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Just received this pretty little ring from JamesAllen today. It's a 1.11 ct ruby from Desertrose_Gems. I know it's not deep red, but I love it!

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It’s beautiful, and I love all the prongs. It’s so secure. Many pears are only set with three prongs, and that scares me!

I love the stone and the butterfly setting. The yellow gold is perfect!
 

T L

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I recently had six stones set, but I wanted to showcase my spinel 8x8 mm cushion that color shifts from violet in sunlight to purple in artificial light so I’ve attached photos in multiple light sources. It also flashes pink.. I also got my 7mm spessartite set. Love the cutting on it. I had these stones for eons, so glad to finally have them set. 798690E5-40F7-44FA-AFF5-B1B3CACBDD1C.png 299892A9-99B3-44FD-9822-CC1338C240F9.jpeg 26159691-9AB5-4297-9533-7785197A6E24.jpeg 4E9FC48F-3321-4E7C-BA44-32690141EDB3.jpeg 23C80E64-D418-48FD-9533-0B66567AD355.jpeg
 

T L

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first post here, just ordered the spessartite for a ring, hopefully will get it in the next 1-2 months for summer time!

Looks like the sun!! You need a halo with sun rays beaming out of it.
 

AnastasiaBeaverhausen

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I recently had six stones set, but I wanted to showcase my spinel 8x8 mm cushion that color shifts from violet in sunlight to purple in artificial light so I’ve attached photos in multiple light sources. It also flashes pink.. I also got my 7mm spessartite set. Love the cutting on it. I had these stones for eons, so glad to finally have them set. 798690E5-40F7-44FA-AFF5-B1B3CACBDD1C.png 299892A9-99B3-44FD-9822-CC1338C240F9.jpeg 26159691-9AB5-4297-9533-7785197A6E24.jpeg 4E9FC48F-3321-4E7C-BA44-32690141EDB3.jpeg 23C80E64-D418-48FD-9533-0B66567AD355.jpeg

Love how you’ve set them. Glad you can start wearing your gemmies and enjoy em while you’re out and about!
 
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peacechick

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first post here, just ordered the spessartite for a ring, hopefully will get it in the next 1-2 months for summer time!

Welcome and love your beautiful cab. My first proper CS was a spess too and it still never fails to make me happy.

I recently had six stones set, but I wanted to showcase my spinel 8x8 mm cushion that color shifts from violet in sunlight to purple in artificial light so I’ve attached photos in multiple light sources. It also flashes pink.. I also got my 7mm spessartite set. Love the cutting on it. I had these stones for eons, so glad to finally have them set

What a great feeling to finally set all these stones at one go! Love the color shift in your spinel and your spess is beautiful!
 

zhazha

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Looks like the sun!! You need a halo with sun rays beaming out of it.

Your setting looks exactly like a little sun, pretty and very cute. Congrats on the recent 6 new beauties to wear!
 
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T L

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Thanks for the kind words. One more! I had this 9x9 purplish red spinel for eons too. It a bit like a rhodolite, but doesn’t black out like many garnets do, so I thought it was worth setting finally. I like the shape and size, and the color is pretty next to “Ms, Sweet Purple.”

Diffused natural light photo. She sparkles like mad in incandescent light and sunlight.

I love all your projects! Keep ‘em coming!
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@T L what a treat it is to see them set! I especially love the photos you took under direct sunlight with the lightsabers!

I'm living vicariously through you all, as I'm still dealing with car stuff and just generally do not have time anymore to contemplate how to do more bling projects.
 

T L

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@T L what a treat it is to see them set! I especially love the photos you took under direct sunlight with the lightsabers!

I'm living vicariously through you all, as I'm still dealing with car stuff and just generally do not have time anymore to contemplate how to do more bling projects.

Awww, thanks! Sorry about your car troubles, but your amazing current collection should more than make up for some gorgeous blingy entertainment!!
 

meely

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@T L love your new rings, gorgeous stones and settings! It must be satisfying to have got so many of your long owner gems finally set!
 

paragon1234

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I am in the process of having a vintage style sapphire diamond halo ring made by Simon Wright in London, who I found through reading about @dk168 's experiences with him. I bought the sapphire from @arkieb1 and it will be set in platinum, UK size G or roughly US 3.5.

I've asked for tapered shoulders but haven't decided if I want some sort of ornate engraving on the shoulders or not. Any suggestions? All the stones will have milgrain on the settings.
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dk168

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It is going to be a gorgeous ring, whatever you have decided.

I believe engraving would go nicely with the millgrain and antique-inspired look.

DK :))
 

Mrs_Strizzle

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@paragon1234. Wow, this is going to be so gorgeous! I love the vintage vibe. Is it a blue sapphire? Can you share a pic of the center stone so I can live vicariously? Lol
 

paragon1234

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@paragon1234. Wow, this is going to be so gorgeous! I love the vintage vibe. Is it a blue sapphire? Can you share a pic of the center stone so I can live vicariously? Lol

Of course! The colour shifts depending on the light, so it can look cornflower blue or a bit more violet. I like the mix of blue and purple. But it never looks black, which is important to me.

In the bottom right picture it's shown with a blue sapphire I bought from @MillieLou, which I think I will set in an unworn old gold watch that I have.
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I already took the mechanism out, but I need to figure out how to reuse the casing because it's oval and the stone is more angular. Another project down the line!
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Mrs_Strizzle

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@paragon1234 So lovely! Blue-violet is going to be my next sapphire I pursue, though will be a while with all my setting projects I have planned. I also love watch to bracelet projects! I have one completed and one left to do.
 

mrs-b

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My new Jeff White tourmaline - 2.83ct, 9.93 x 7.95mm. I asked for up to but not over 10 x 8mm, and as close to that limit as possible. I'd say he nailed it!!


I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this - either insert it into my Christmas ring (I think the current rubellite is a bit small), or halo it with 5 pointers and set it into 18kt yellow with holly leaves down the shank.

Either way, I think it will look wonderful!
 

Mrs_Strizzle

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My new Jeff White tourmaline - 2.83ct, 9.93 x 7.95mm. I asked for up to but not over 10 x 8mm, and as close to that limit as possible. I'd say he nailed it!!


I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this - either insert it into my Christmas ring (I think the current rubellite is a bit small), or halo it with 5 pointers and set it into 18kt yellow with holly leaves down the shank.

Either way, I think it will look wonderful!

Oooohhh, that deep red in 18k yellow gold will be so rich and gorgeous!
 

dk168

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My set of antique-inspired square cushion cut from Jeff W, before and after pics provided by Jeff.

I don't know how they will be set yet, however, it will be a 3-stone ring of some sort for my chubby chunky Size 11-12 US middle left hand finger.

The blue Zircon is 3.84ct measuring 7.41 x 7.41mm, and the pink Spinel pair is 1.03ct total weight measuring 4.13 x 4.13mm each.

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