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.
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...
Another day, another project. Trying to pick a metal for this shield spinel. I’m leaning rose or white. Thoughts?
(top right wg, bottom right plat)
Looks cool! Can't wait to see it completed.
@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.
Big and bold art deco? I've already decided on the layout and stones.