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stepcutnut

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I thought I’d never buy another gem again, but I was at a very small gem show yesterday. Can I just say that Montana sapphire prices have gone through the roof!! I previously looked for small blue spinels but with the plethora of synthetics on the market and the crazy shipping times from overseas right now, I was at a dead end in making a three stone ring. I was therefore at the gem show and found this pretty pair of untreated 4mm pair of Montana sapphires. They were very reasonable in price and they sparkled like blue Diamond, so I’m on the way to making my three stone ring with this pink spinel.

I got them from Bernie’s Grms. They are based in South Carolina. They had some nice stones for fair prices. The pair cost $105 after tax.
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Such a lovely color combo, excited to see the ring finished :)
 
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voce

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@Tartansparkles I'm afraid neon pink spinel and Russian green demantoid garnet are these days not much, if at all, less expensive than white diamond. I quite like the look of blue and purple together, and here's an inspiration from CRD. That's where I would go for purple sapphire melee.
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fantapanda

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If you were to choose the sparkliest, most colourful melee ever,to go with a 10x8 blue zircon, what stones/colour would you choose and where would you recommend buying them from?

I'm going to redo the shank on my zircon ring (make it less wide, with rounded edges) and I'd love for a colourful band to sit next to it. The zircon...
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not sure what you like. i think lilac, silvery grey or pink spinels would go. here are some inspiration pairings I found on IG:
 

Tartansparkles

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Thanks so much all, sorry I haven't replied individually yet, I have been busy googling. (And now I wish I hadn't, soooo many preciousness-es). I think I'll draw out a design first and then decide on the best sizes stones, to try and help narrow down the search.
 

voce

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Another day, another project. Trying to pick a metal for this shield spinel. I’m leaning rose or white. Thoughts?

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(top right wg, bottom right plat)

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Now that is a special spinel indeed!

It stands out on its own and will look good no matter which metal. I prefer WG and YG.
 

Polished1911

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Looks cool! Can't wait to see it completed.

I work in last mile logistics, so yes, it’s a compass :D it will be a sizable pendant, in the realm of slightly bigger than a quarter! It’s possible I’ll have it in a month but I’m keeping my expectations at two months. D5C06811-52E5-4F3D-BE56-ECDA9322C158.jpeg
 
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Pennyc

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Hi lovely PS’ers
Feels like forever since I had reason to be on here (thank goodness by credit card says)

I am finally getting around to having my baby Namya set by Daniel M.

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So excited to see how this one turns out.
 

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voce

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@LemonMoonLex I'm looking forward to seeing your design! Your spinel is quite special. She practically glows and had an almost magnetic pull.

I acquired a pink-red Mahenge spinel recently, but the next stones I'm getting set are other colors like blue, yellow, green.

Things I have in the works:
1) CRD large cocktail ring in medium toned "traffic light" colors.
2) Custom sapphire, ruby, diamond, emerald, and spinel ring to be revealed in its own thread.

Things I can't wait to get started on (only constrained by my financial limitations):
Paraiba rings and a heliodore custom project.
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Big and bold art deco? I've already decided on the layout and stones.

CRD large cocktail ring, complete. I can't wait until I get it in hand!

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