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zhazha

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I love fresh open colored gems in the spectrum of those citrus colors!

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Left chrysoberyl, top right spinel (camera not shows the tiny orange hue in the spinels, bit to much on the pink side here), down right sapphires. All natural and untreated.

The chrysoberyl are lovely, would you recommend a vendor to buy these? I haven’t found any neon color recently.
 

MissSarah

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I decided to make a silly/fun necklace with ones I couldn't sell and ones from rings I never wore & a thick chain I picked up off eBay. I consider it in-progress still because the stupid basket settings keep flipping. Maybe I need smaller jump rings? I'm thinking about chopping the chain and putting the double ended dangles in the chain, and then just leaving the smaller stones hanging? I do want to keep it kind of goofy, bright, and playful to wear with casual outfits.

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voce

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Thinking of ways to set these together...
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If you put the round near the rounded part of the pear, I'm sure your jeweler will be able to create a toi-et-moi that resembles a heart.
 

PinkAndBlueBling

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I was also considering a decorative cat clasp component since I wear pearls all the time these days

OMG- that would be fabulous! What a great and cute idea!
 

Mekp

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I've been loving cabs lately. I've bought a few relatively inexpensive cabochon pairs off Etsy and plan to set them in Stuller settings for earrings.
 

paragon1234

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I posted here about having a vintage inspired ring made with a sapphire. I've approved the final CAD from Simon and it has gone into production. This is the final CAD:

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And this is me wearing the plastic model with the stone in it. I quite like the black with the blue :)but the ring will be made in platinum.

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CHRISTY-DANIELLE

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I posted here about having a vintage inspired ring made with a sapphire. I've approved the final CAD from Simon and it has gone into production. This is the final CAD:

Screenshot_20210422-214532.jpg

And this is me wearing the plastic model with the stone in it. I quite like the black with the blue :)but the ring will be made in platinum.

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This is going to be so stunning! I can't wait to see it!
 

CHRISTY-DANIELLE

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Being close to Mother's day (and therefore my "justification"), I'm having a "mothers ring" band made with tsavorite square cuts and silver spinel baguettes. (My sons are Jan/Aug. )
I can't decide between the more deco feel of kiting the squares or just doing a straight alternating band. Molds of each will be here Monday :)
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Dandi

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I posted here about having a vintage inspired ring made with a sapphire. I've approved the final CAD from Simon and it has gone into production. This is the final CAD:

Screenshot_20210422-214532.jpg

And this is me wearing the plastic model with the stone in it. I quite like the black with the blue :)but the ring will be made in platinum.

IMG_20210403_210333__02.jpg

Oh my, this is going to be beautiful! May I please ask about the dimensions of your sapphire and halo stones? I'm planning something similar for a cushion sapphire I have, and am waffling between halo/cluster stone sizes. Yours is perfect!!
 

paragon1234

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Oh my, this is going to be beautiful! May I please ask about the dimensions of your sapphire and halo stones? I'm planning something similar for a cushion sapphire I have, and am waffling between halo/cluster stone sizes. Yours is perfect!!

No problem. Bear in mind the ring is US size 3.5 so you may have to scale for your ring size - the halo stones are 2.3mm and the sapphire is 7.5 X 6.8 X 6.1

I initially wanted 2.5mm stones but he said they wouldn't fit into the halo nicely.
 

Dandi

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No problem. Bear in mind the ring is US size 3.5 so you may have to scale for your ring size - the halo stones are 2.3mm and the sapphire is 7.5 X 6.8 X 6.1

I initially wanted 2.5mm stones but he said they wouldn't fit into the halo nicely.

Thank you so much, I'll definitely ask the jeweller's advice re. halo diamonds, thanks so much for taking the time to reply!
 

Inbloom

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Oh no I'm at it again :-o! You know the forest green Montana sapphire I was talking about earlier? I may have bought it. As yet another rhr - and I need your feedback. I received 2 CAD renderings and would like to know what you all think.

Bridge or no bridge?

Here's the stone: 6.4x5.2x3.8mm

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And here are the options - #1 without bridge

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Option #2 with bridge:

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The face-up look (I'm asking for the shank to taper/narrow into the halo):

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Thanks for the help!
 

MamaBee

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Ooooo. Smart!
I was also considering a decorative cat clasp component since I wear pearls all the time these days
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I can’t believe you sketched that! You’re good!
 

MamaBee

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Oh no I'm at it again :-o! You know the forest green Montana sapphire I was talking about earlier? I may have bought it. As yet another rhr - and I need your feedback. I received 2 CAD renderings and would like to know what you all think.

Bridge or no bridge?

Here's the stone: 6.4x5.2x3.8mm

Screen Shot 2021-04-28 at 3.46.57 PM.png

And here are the options - #1 without bridge

Ring for Grace.jpg

Option #2 with bridge:

Screen Shot 2021-04-28 at 3.50.30 PM.png

The face-up look (I'm asking for the shank to taper/narrow into the halo):

Screen Shot 2021-04-28 at 3.51.33 PM.png

Thanks for the help!

It’s very pretty! I vote for the bridge. If your ring ever gets tight on you the culet will dig into your finger..
 

MamaBee

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I have a bee in my bonnet that I NEED an emerald cut sky blue or gray blue sapphire. I miss my unmentionable emerald cut ring. :wink2: If anyone knows where I can look I would appreciate it. If you also see any please let me know..XO
 

Inbloom

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It’s very pretty! I vote for the bridge. If your ring ever gets tight on you the culet will dig into your finger..

Thanks for the feedback! I chose the bridge version because of the potential for the culet to hit my finger, and the designer's recommendation. She said the bridge will provide a lot more stability. I did like the uniqueness of the "invisible gallery" design but practicality won out this time :)
 

remetau

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My most recent purchase:
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Vendor pics:

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One on the left
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From this rough
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Reaching out to CVB to see if she can set it in her Meredith setting as a pendant.

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Unfortunately this project has been canceled. The in-process pendant and stone were lost in shipment back to CVB.

Caysie and Frederick were very helpful and accommodating,, and Frederick was able to get a new rough cut by Ryan in an amazing amount of time. Again unfortunately, the new cut gem silica was smaller and didn't have the higher dome that I loved with the original. I'm sure the new stone will find a happy home. I really like this setting for a pendant and may pursue it again if I find a stone for it. For now though, I have enough funding tied up in other projects that I need to finish up.
 

Rfisher

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Unfortunately this project has been canceled. The in-process pendant and stone were lost in shipment back to CVB.

Caysie and Frederick were very helpful and accommodating,, and Frederick was able to get a new rough cut by Ryan in an amazing amount of time. Again unfortunately, the new cut gem silica was smaller and didn't have the higher dome that I loved with the original. I'm sure the new stone will find a happy home. I really like this setting for a pendant and may pursue it again if I find a stone for it. For now though, I have enough funding tied up in other projects that I need to finish up.

Where’s the ‘I’m gut-wrenched for you’ button to smash?!?!?
Is it confirmed lost or “we don’t know where it is” lost?

this sucks. I’m sorry. :(
 
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