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ItsMainelyYou

Brilliant_Rock
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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!

:love: I want to see this luscious drop popped in the Christmas ring! Though the halo with holly sounds just as divine. I just love the Christmas ring.
 

Bunnie

Rough_Rock
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Oct 24, 2020
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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!

That tourmaline is going to look absolutely luscious set in 18kt yg, especially with your lovely holly motif :kiss2:

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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DK :kiss2:

Those colors are so bright and yummy!! Wow!! :eek2:
 

mjea

Shiny_Rock
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May 31, 2010
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Hi @mrs-b :wavey:
Why a crisis of confidence if I may ask? The collection you shared recently (thank you by the way!) looks wonderful!!
 

Bunnie

Rough_Rock
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Thanks, @ItsMainelyYou and @Bunnie! I'm having a bit of a crisis of confidence about my collection at the moment, so your words are very encouraging. :))

If it helps at all, I can completely understand wanting to pare down your collection to the absolute dream iterations of your favorite items! I’m not at that point yet myself, but I’m sure I’ll get there eventually :P2 Personally, I get a little sad when I don’t wear one of my pieces “enough,” lol. It would bring my heart some peace to be able to regularly wear all my jewelry!
 

mrs-b

Ideal_Rock
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Hi @mrs-b :wavey:
Why a crisis of confidence if I may ask? The collection you shared recently (thank you by the way!) looks wonderful!!

Since I'm paring down, I'm putting a lot of pressure on myself to be certain every piece I do at this point is a forever piece. Since I'm rehoming a lot of things, the things I keep have to be better for me that the things I sell, so they have to be - to my mind - outstanding. This is leading to a degree of 'deer in the headlights' response, which means I'm freezing on making progress.

Just trying to get it right.
 

mjea

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Since I'm paring down, I'm putting a lot of pressure on myself to be certain every piece I do at this point is a forever piece. Since I'm rehoming a lot of things, the things I keep have to be better for me that the things I sell, so they have to be - to my mind - outstanding. This is leading to a degree of 'deer in the headlights' response, which means I'm freezing on making progress.

Just trying to get it right.

I wish there were more reaction options to a post than just the 'like' option. :|
All your pieces have been so beautiful, so I don't know that there's any doubt here that you'll create your ultimate personal collection! I think I can definitely understand the 'deer in headlights' kind of overwhelming feeling though. I hope you find some clarity and peace for your plan of attack!
 

MissSarah

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Mar 13, 2014
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I finally took time to finish my sentimental rabbit necklace. I put apatites in his eye holes, and think they might be too big. In the future, I may pop them out and replace them with 1mm somethings.

With him are a jade pepper & chayote gourd.

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Inbloom

Rough_Rock
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Jan 15, 2015
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Ok, not so much "in progress" as just want to share - I will be setting this "tiny" montana sapphire (heated) in a custom ring by Daniel M. I just received the stone today. It's really hard to get nice pictures without good lighting or a tripod, but you get the idea. It scintillates a lot more and is brighter under good lighting.

Planning to set in brushed yellow gold twisted band, tulip basket and double claw prongs.

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JackTrick

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Jul 23, 2019
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Planning a CRD tourbillon ring with a grey spinel and benitoite melee in white metal.

Trying to decide between having the darker or the lighter stones closer to the center!

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Just received the final, and I’m absolutely in love. Perfect for my desired aesthetic (with slight tweaks to beef up the size and make it look sleek). 1C40E337-836A-4597-A137-EAE032C783BB.jpeg
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And glamor shots from CRD.

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CHRISTY-DANIELLE

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I've been busy! Bought two parcels: 50+ 2mm square rubies and 10 2x4mm marquis emeralds. I now have 3 rings going with DanielM.
Immediately started planning a " mothers ring" for my mom. My birthstone is emerald, sister is ruby. I was trying to avoid anything too "Christmasy". Then I lucked upon a pretty square cut purple spinel from Jim McCormick ( moms fave color is purple, and she's an August baby).
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Then I still had spare emerald and rubies, so why not make a ring for my sister too? She's not much for solitaires and likes rings that are interesting. She likes opals and rosecuts. I was excited to find a grey rosecut spinel and happened to find a semi black, grey based opal..both 7x5 ovals. Hmmmm...toi y moi? Rose gold for the opal portion...she loves rose gold!
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And I'm finally making my grey spinel cluster! Once I bought the frenchcut silver spinels from CRD, it all fell into place. The melee round grey spinels I bought from CRD years ago and the grey/blue center spinel is from MVM. Will be silver top with yg shank.
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T L

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Gorgeous projects!!! You all blow me away with your gorgeous gems and custom designs.

I have a small setting project, while I’m on a setting spree. I have to set this 1.15 carat Namibian demantoid in this mount. It’s not the deep Russian green, but I like the minty color and the dispersion. I’ve had it for years, so I need to finally set it.

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Begonia

Ideal_Rock
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Just received the final, and I’m absolutely in love. Perfect for my desired aesthetic (with slight tweaks to beef up the size and make it look sleek). 1C40E337-836A-4597-A137-EAE032C783BB.jpeg
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And glamor shots from CRD.

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Oh I love the tourbillon!! I'd love to find a sapphire in my dream color with this design!! Your ring is beautiful :)
 

2Neezers

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It took a bit to finish, but I could not be any happier. This is absolutely perfect, and working with CvB was a complete pleasure.

(this photo most true to color)
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She absolutely embraced the challenge of “guy who likes some prettiness in his aesthetic.”

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And the professional photo from Caysie.

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It's absolutely beautiful :love: and looks gorgeous on your hand!!
 

RunningwithScissors

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Apr 29, 2019
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It took a bit to finish, but I could not be any happier. This is absolutely perfect, and working with CvB was a complete pleasure.

(this photo most true to color)
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She absolutely embraced the challenge of “guy who likes some prettiness in his aesthetic.”

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418B7E23-6E8A-4C1A-BF36-A62648CC956C.jpeg

And the professional photo from Caysie.

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That's really lovely. I adore that shade of pink! What is the gem?
 
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